Posted by: anonymous
2023-06-17 18:16:44
ID: 68680
I don't know what to do. I absolutely LOVE my job. Love what I do, and love the folks that I work with. It's 100% remote, and I'm not micromanaged at all. Very laid-back environment and very secure. But I'm woefully underpaid. The chances of me seeing any kind of meaningful increase are slim, just by the nature of our business. We're OK financially, but my oldest starts college in the fall, so more money would definitely be helpful. I know I probably should find a better paying job, but I don't think I would ever find one that I would like as much. I'm so torn.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-04-06 02:26:17
ID: 68646
So...I got the job!!! I start next week! After nearly 2 years being unemployed along 3 moves; I am so happy to have things getting more stable now with work and my current rental. I fell deep into an abyss with depression when I was out of work and hating where I was living. So grateful and happy for the support in my life that pushed me when I needed it and helped me get through this rough spot!
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-03-09 09:13:51
ID: 68636
Please, please let me get this job. I thought the interview mostly went well, but I felt rusty being unemployed and depressed for the last 2 years. I wish I prepared more. At least now I have more confidence and experience about the whole process. I need to stay positive because maybe I did well enough.
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Posted by: anonymous
2022-07-06 19:40:12
ID: 68433
I thought millennials were supposed to be the ones who are more tech-savvy than us GenXs. I'm on several social media pages mentoring those who wish to join my industry. The amount of instruction and hand-holding is insane. "How do I apply???" Um...go to the website of the company you're interested in and click on Careers. "It says my app was withdrawn, but I didn't!" No...the withdraw button is there IF you want to withdraw. Your status says In Progress. "My status says In Progress, what does that mean?!" That you progress??? "Do I really have to put my 10-year work history?" asks for a 10-year work history, so YES. "I got an interview! Which hotel should I stay at???" How about you Google the interview location and look at nearby hotels? Don't get me started on the, "What should I wear? Black or blue suit or skirt or dress? Should I wear a blazer/scarf? Nude or black hose? What color shoes/nail polish/lipstick? Hair up or down? Should I bring a resume?" JFC
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Posted by: anonymous
2022-05-10 17:52:02
ID: 68344
I'm debating whether I should apply for the lower paying job in a field completely new to me, but it has my interest in sustainability and creating green products. At this point any job is better than no job. I've been unemployed for almost a year dealing major transitions, but think I need to get back to work soon so the gap in my resume isn't too long.
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Posted by: anonymous
2022-02-23 19:20:58
ID: 68172
Thank God I work from home, because I am literally in tears trying to figure out this stupid program. I am pretty damn competent technologically. I am a God damn guru in just about every, single Microsoft Application. Seriously expert level. But for the life of me, I just can not understand SharePoint. I have taken every class under the sun for the past year, spending thousands of dollars on them. And that's in addition to all the free online courses I've taken. And I just don't get it. I am so frustrated and feel so stupid that I finally just broke down sobbing. I need to know how to create and edit pages for my job now, and all of the classes might have well been in Chinese. Seriously, that's how lost I am. I have a meeting this afternoon to discuss the best way to set up a bunch of stuff in SharePoint, and I'm supposed to be the expert. And I don't have the slightest clue.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-12-21 01:00:49
ID: 67987
I wasn't panicking about the new variant but now I see cases rising in NYC, classes going remote, and I just can't imagine doing that again. I hated distance learning. So. Much. Just the thought of being asked to "pivot" again is awful, but I'm also cancelling our dinner reservations for NYE, safe do folks feel? Honestly? How safe do you feel about your kids being at school? No wrong answers, obviously
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-12-16 17:07:13
ID: 67973
My boss is awesome. I work for the VA, so a gazillion people in our organization. Some jackass manager just hounded me via email about a document that we are totally on top of and have done everything we need to do with. Just very condescending to me with things like, "It's not that hard, just read the document." (I don't have authority to speak to the contents with him because, ya know, federal gov't, secret information kind of thing). Forwarded it to my boss asking for guidance. My normally mild mannered boss, who outranks the shit out of Jackass Manager (don't think he realized that he was my boss AND that we also happen to be work besties) just laid TF into him AND copied every single person Jackass Manager reports to. That's going to ruin his day. I love my boss. Did I mention he's awesome?
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-12-01 14:18:02
ID: 67942
Before anyone starts berating teachers, just think about the fact that at any moment, at their job which is full of bureaucracy, red tape, tied hands (metaphorically), a hundred bosses (every parent thinks they are the boss, along with administration AND school boards).... just think about all that, the fact that the pay is mediocre at best, and the cherry on top is that at any moment, one of your students could just show up with an assault weapon and mow down anyone that gets in their path. Like what happened in Michigan yesterday, for like the 650th time this year alone. It's a shit job that nobody wants to do anymore. Can you blame them? I can't.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-10-17 20:21:51
ID: 67817
In response to a confession. I'm running low on empathy for people who complain about working from home during the pandemic. Yes, I made the decision to become a nurse. I did not, however, sign up to become sacrificial to a corporation who "rewards" me with pizza parties and an ugly Vera Bradley blanket after being abused by the anti vaccine/mask crowd for over a year. Do you have any idea how many people I've watched DIE in the last year and a half? Essential workers (healthcare, retail, ANYONE who's been working with the public) have been put through hell that "work from home" people can't even imagine. Sucks about your desk, though. Glad you and your kids got to stay home and not be exposed to a deadly virus.
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