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Someone needs to be home during the day in the next few months so people can come in and do renovations. Meaning I'll have to take the afternoon shift. After that, I can take the day shift IF they let me. I want the day shift though, not the afternoon. If I have to do 3 pm to 11 pm for 8 months I'll go fucking ballistic. I have to leave 30 minutes earlier than I'd like because the bus near me is often later getting to where all the buses meet for transfers. So I'll be at work, half an hour early than I need to be.
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I’ve chosen to do medical assisting, I know the money isn’t great but it’s something I like. Will report back in a couple months how it turns out when I finish MA school
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I have a second round, in person interview at a university tomorrow. I'm meeting 5 different people one on one. I do want this job because it's the pay I'm looking for, and it's a prestigious university with good benefits (according to my friend who's husband just finished his phd from there). Only real downside is that the commute is an hour away from me, and I have to take 2 trains. I've been spoiled the last 5 years, all of my jobs have been in relatively the same area and it's usually a 20-30 minute single train ride. I won't be terribly miffed if I don't get this job because of the commute alone kek.
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Does anybody else feel pressured by their peers to take a different job? Right now I work in clothing alterations, and with my education I could also get a job with a fashion company as a junior designer. I work for the alterations place because it's 5 mins away from my home and I don't have my driver's license yet, flexible hours, kind and supportive staff, I'm good at it, etc.
When I talk to people about it they're always like "you should be working for x fashion company, not doing that!" "just because you can't drive doesn't mean you can't commute" but everyone I know who commutes by train to the nearest fashion companies says it sucks and they hate it. I feel like part of the reason why so many young people aren't working now is because they get shit if they take a "scrub" job. It's like damn gimme a fucking minute I'm not going to do this forever. Even if I was, would it be so bad? Clothing alteration is specialized work…And yes I am in the sewing thread here lol
the oca and aws sound useful, I'll look into getting those
I just found out that I can give the contractors a spare key! why wasn't I told this before I asked for the 3-11, well because people around me want to tell me nothing.
I can call up work and plead for the day shift after they worked around to get me 3-11. Or accept the 3-11.
I hate life. I'm lucky for a job after years of neetdom though. >>1332313
You aren't a dumb bitch. Sorry, that's happening at work.>>1332323
a girl in my masters program quit halfway through and when they checked on her, she proudly announced she had found a job at a cozy vegan cafe with great coworkers while she worked on her project of becoming a tattoo artist.
they flipped on her and said they students shouldn't settle for minimum wage when they have an education and skills.
take things at your own pace nona!!! this mindset is stupid
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How does one manage two jobs at once? like the physical and mental aspects of it?
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I flunked out in late 2020 in a Bsc in Physics, and I've been lying to my family about my true progress. I'm better at redoing and remembering old knowledge but I have trouble trying to self-learn from a textbook. A part of me wants to go out and buy a fake degree and get a better job so I can afford to live away from family and retry later. I want to force myself and speedrun through as many books and textbooks. I'm working through the physics GRE right now. I was doing third year stuff, thermal physics and mathematical methods(ODEs) before flunking out.
yes, give em a warning>>1342214
Sometimes if you follow up with a thank you email, they usually remember your politeness and thoughtfulness to write them an email. Good luck nonnie
!! I've done this before
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I got my work permit!! I had an interview today, at a place that isn't really my first choice, and i have two more coming up! One is at a very fancy mall and I'm so happy I'm going to have money and a schedule again. Daydreaming about buying a planner. Feel like a nerd but also very happy I can work in my new country!!
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I just started working in healthcare and I don't think it's for me. I'm considering switching career paths, particularly to cybersecurity. Is it worth it to get a computer science degree or is the field too infested with techbros? Should I get a second bachelors, or go straight for a masters?
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My current job gave me a choice between a morning and evening shift and after nearly 4 months, they are telling me I have to switch to the evening shift in order to keep working for the company. The pay is the best I've had. I'm not sure what to do and I'm frustrated
Kek working in healthcare is so stressful nonny
. I feel your pain.
making a similar shift nonnie
, ex-nursing student. got a job working with a company that makes emrs with zero prior tech experience. maybe try getting certifications geared toward what you're looking at instead of throwing more money at school? best of luck on your journey, you can do it!
I feel anxious about working and letting down everyone if I don’t get a job quick enough. Obviously I won’t have to work for about a year but it’s looming.>>1345627
Fuck I’m so jealous! I moved to the states and just submitted my paperwork today. I’m working on my degree while I wait but I really want to help my husband with bills.
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thank you so much for the reply. I've thought similarly! Firefighting would put me closer actually, but I struggled to meet the pass requirements for the pac test when I was training myself for it. other women have passed it, it's very possible. Being so short puts me at a disadvantage for the time limit and eventually I quit on it. I know that's on me, I could have tried harder for longer but at my age I decided to go another route.
without getting too specific bc I'm overly paranoid about how small/specific the program is, think more hazmat management/emergency response type field.
I also went hard for safety technician/EHS type jobs for awhile but again, I kept running into the "not what we're looking for" issue and after so many god damn times of it after interview prepping and review, brushing up on stuff I had learned years ago, dressing up nicely and driving out to entire different cities… then sobbing in the hotel after the interview. just failing, over and over. I don't think I'm cut out for it.
I guess I just want some simple job doing data entry or admin work or very basic computer software/hardware repair, just anything remotely stable that pays enough to rent a shitty studio apt in this hellconomy.
Is it literally the firefighting aspect they want on your resume or is it paramedicine? There's plenty of states where EMS isn't tied to the fire station, although there may still be a fitness test it wouldn't be as hard. That would be a couple more years of school to be a medic. Would be a massive waste of time if doesn't help you get a better job later.
You are probably familiar with your state's government jobs site looking for roles in that type of field but if not - look it up for some of those simple sit-down jobs you described. A lot of them have a low barrier to entry or if they want a bachelor's it can often be in anything at all. There's room to grow with promotions. You may be able to wfh.
Maybe not the right thread for it, but I'm pretty bearish on white collar cerebral jobs. I think the next waves of technological advancements will make a lot of this more work more superfluous and easy. Not to say that blue collar will be any better kek, but white collar will just become increasingly shit.
In fact, I think this has already been the case for the last fifteen or so years and government regulations have covered it up. I think you could have your average barista working as a pharmacist and there would be little difference. The computer prints out a warning if the doctor's prescription causes a clash with another medication, pharmacists don't need to know how drugs interact with one another anymore. It's insurance and liability reasons propping it up, keeping them pointlessly doing years of medical training to package pills.
I think there will be core cities like London, New York, San Fran, Hong Kong, Singapore that suck up all the genius talent to achieve the next marginal gains, and everywhere else in the world will get the software trickling down from that to allow once high paying careers to be flooded with mediocre talent, driving down the wages.
>>1348271>I think you could have your average barista working as a pharmacist and there would be little difference.
Fuck no, that's the worst example you could have used. I don't disagree with you except for shit like this. A competent pharmacist would be able to tell you what treatment interfers with what meds and in cases I know like mine when I was a kid/teen and in the case of one of my relatives, once you have a very rare disorder they can help you by giving you information about that. I don't think I can trust your average barista to tell me all the side effects of medications used when you suffer from ankylosing spondylitis and the specific way they can fuck up a fetus when you take said meds as a pregnant patient. And I don't expect your average barista to tell me the difference between the previous and highly dangerous and toxic
treatment for childhood onset pituitary dwarfism and the current treatment that's now safe.
I'm so angry and frustrated about my work anons, just gotta rant
I've been working here for 5 years, it was dream come true when I got hired, and it turned out to be even better than I could ever anticipate. There was genuine passion, creativity, love for the industry; the office itself was amazing, perks better than anywhere else, good pay, supportive environment, all that. And then, 3 years in, management slowly began to change. First just moving some people around, then outright "parting ways", few mass firings too. New management was appointed; we were moved to MUCH worse office, less and less things were provided, management started focusing on rewarding and promoting these that would be most cutthroat and willing to exploit others, continuosly push blame on employees as a whole that they're not coming up with enough new ideas for company's future direction while being unable to ever provide any, even basic outline of their own plan. On top of that, COVID and months of remote work, which now turned to hybrid, made people completely apathetic, I haven't seen my teammates faces in months because they're not even turning their cameras on during weekly meetings. Everyone is exhausted, the only topic people ever can think of even during creative brainstorms is what's gonna bring most financial gain, becuase anything else will be heavily scrutinized by the top management. There's no wiggle room for new ideas, for creativity, and really with the company atmosphere slowly and steadily going to shit last 2 years, no one even cares to do that wiggle.
I'm upset, it feels like something amazing was stolen from me, that every day enthusiasm I came to work with. I saw myself at this job for many more years to come, I truly cared for company's projects and it's success, and always tried my best. Now I can't give a damn anymore, and just apathetically watch everything become worse and worse. Good jobs are insanely hard to come by and I hate top management for destroying everyone's morale and passion. Really hope they'll go bankrupt at this point
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>work in health care because it's easy to get into, plus school
>chosen career field is seen as weird or gross
>get comments about how it's a moid field
>school released statistics about demographic of students
>program is female dominated with 30% more women finishing and finding work post college than the moids
>"but it's weird for a woman!!!"
I just want to do what I want to do
OAYWRT, I didn't get any result today but I also got no perspective either from my manager when it comes to future interviews. It's kinda depressing because you're either in demand with tech or just completely ignored for months unless you're working in something you're not experimented with. The latter actually drained my motivation to do side projects and to get better at supersonic speeds.
My mom in particular wants to pressure me out in finding something else despite being a cuckoo believing in occult, always complaining that it doesn't go faster and I have to move. But the thing is, I'm exhausted. It's so tiresome to look after yourself everyday and getting a hook in careers FAST FAST AND FASTER.
NTA. I largely agree with your descriptions of how pharmacists can be useful, but pharmacists are so swamped that they spend all their time doing tasks that stop the ship from sinking. These tasks are largely doable by experienced techs (with the assistance of computerized drug interaction checks).
Having a pharmacist know a patient's conditions, meds, other health info, can be a great asset to that patient's health and safety. But retail pharmacists are extremely overworked and have no time for anything that isn't survival. They don't have time for proper counseling, they don't have time for thorough drug reviews, they don't even have time to take a piss.
Mild tinfoil, but I think large pharmacy chains are well aware of this and are seeking to push pharmacists further in this direction so that they can justify replacing them with lower and lower paid workers. I know Walgreens has a system where remote pharmacists can assist in Drug Utilization Reviews, even though they have 0 context on who the patient is or their conditions besides their poorly maintained pharmacy profile. If requirements for in-person pharmacists are lifted, I have no doubts that the industry will move towards having one remote pharmacist "oversee" 2-4 stores at once.
I've seen a lot of pharmacists start to push back against mandatory free counseling for patients. I think this is a step in the wrong direction, because this is one of the few ways where they can make a difference and help instead of being a (very replaceable) cog in the machine. But I sympathize because they have entirely too much on their plates.
TL;DR Pharmacists in concept aren't useless, but corporate pharmacies have forced them into a role where their expertise means very little, and as a consequence, the public has understandably begun to think of pharmacists as useless.
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. I’m just so crushed. This job was exactly what I wanted and I don’t even know what I did wrong, I can only assume buyers remorse since they were paying me a good salary. I’m terrified my next job will pay less, or I don’t get one at all. I just signed a years lease on my apartment so I can’t even go be a NEET.
Sending nothing but love, nonnie
. Go for a job that matches your desired salary. I believe in you. You can and will do this.
the economy is in the shitter now and you are probably working on a country where they have "last one in -> first one out" rules around downsizing.
I am sorry, this sucks. But you will find another job, and it will be even better fit for you. It's usually how it goes.
>>1347850>for a software engineering position in a famous company
Here is your problem. Why? You do know these companies only hire THE BEST people, right?
Just go work for startups/scaleups/rando companies for a few years, until you are knowledgable and confident enough to approach famous companies.
Just throwing out ideas but, do you speak any langages other than english? If so:>translations
if not>transcribing>personal assistant
If you are willing to take some online courses>SEO specialist>Copywriting>online marketing
Just throwing out ideas.
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I'm being bullied by a coworker. Somehow the entire workplace knows about our feud despite me trying to avoid conflict etc. The coworker is autistic without a doubt and I'm worried she's going to fuck with my work/ job. We have never gotten on and have been working for the same company for about 3 years. I have tried standing up for myself, I have tried acquiescing to her, tried being direct about burying the hatchet but nothing works. Management are aware of the conflict and do their best to roster us apart but over the past week other coworkers have been stirring the pot and mentioning her name to me way more. It's made me ultra paranoid that something is brewing.
One day I will leave this job, but right now I don't want to as it would let her "win" and be really inconvenient for me. It also pays much better than any other companies in the industry around here. The rest of the staff I think I get on with just fine and I've never been in any kind of trouble. But I just can't stop thinking about this bitch. It bleeds into my home life. I try and get my mind off work- go biking, go swimming, play with my dog, talk to my partner but I feel consumed by work and fear that this bully autist is scheming something.
Any advice nonnies? Have you been the target of a workplace bully and managed to stick it out for a while? 2 years and I hopefully will have saved enough money to gtfo and change career altogether.
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, it's not worth the stress. Apply to other jobs now and prepare for an exit. You're already sick with stress about it all the time and its not good for you. When you find one, send out a nice long email politely explaining the hostility that impeded your productivity and how disappointed you were that you had to leave since you had a lot to offer (mention some good things you did and how you wanted to move up in the company even if you didn't). Cc anyone who would matter but her.
You may feel scared to lose this job but this may also be a turning point into a better one maybe even in a completely different type of role. The lack of job candidates allows for that kind of career pivoting now. I did it myself.
Ignore the notion of "winning or losing" with her. You shouldn't have to put up with it, Let her be toxic
over there with someone else and management may finally later see she's the problem. Other than that the only way to "win" is to play her own game back which sounds utterly draining. I'd prefer a fresh start.
firm agreement with this, especially in thinking you'd be "winning" or "losing". I get the feeling but people like her will always feel like they're winning even when they're clearly losing,
its some bizzare piece of shit coping mechanism ime. thinking of it that way for years is just sunk cost fallacy. you deserve to be treated as an adult by other adults by default, not stressing out during your me time. fuck that ho, enjoy your time off work!
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Thank you my nonas, I appreciate your words and liked the part about letting go of "winning" or losing. I guess my hesitation is also the devil you know, i.e. the possibility of a new awful colleague somewhere else but the detriment to my mental health is worth the risk at this point.
do you have an HR resource you can share this with? it's workplace harassment.
make sure your company has an anti-retaliation policy as well so you cannot get into any trouble for reporting it. regardless, you should start making moves to leave. you should not work for a place that actively fosters harassment against you (which is what it is, given that multiple people are aware and doing nothing to stop it.)
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I have 2 interviews for jobs this week and I'm so nervous. They're both online and one is a group interview and the other is a one on one. I really don't want to mess it up. The jobs are real career jobs and I really want to finally take that step of adulthood. I've been unemployed since october 2021. I hope I can get through this step cause even after the online interviews there's another face to face one where they will hire you on the spot or send you back home.
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Can anybody offer me some insight on interior design as a career choice? Or reassure me I’m not utterly fucking myself by choosing it as a major.
The school I want to go to has an awesome program but I can’t justify going into debt for a degree that won’t guarantee me a livable salary. My parents laughed in my face when I told them thats what I want to do. They want me to learn a trade instead but I have no interest in that. I feel lost, I can’t think of anything else I would enjoy or be good at.
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Nonnies I just quit a job that had been slowly driving me insane for two years, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest. but now I have no idea what to do? I have a college degree in a soft science, lots of experience in: service industry, event/weddings, customer service, and bookkeeping.
I should have waited until I had another offer to quit but I had multiple meltdowns this month and couldn't handle being told 5x different things by different people, the utter chaos, and being blamed for shit other people were doing. I want a hybrid job where I can be around other humans most of the time but WFH when I don't want to deal with their bullshit. I just don't know where to start it's so overwhelming.
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this is me following up that I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! I ACCEPTED AN OFFER TODAY!!!!!! AT THE VERY FANCY MALL!!!!!! I will probably start next week! oh my god!!!! I will finally have money!!!!!
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>>1354620>I will finally have money!!!!!
Nothing personnel, kid
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Stable hours factory job or Fast Food joint closer to home?
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Has anyone ever felt like they’re being slowly demoted even though their job title isn’t changing? I work a shit hospitality job where I usually get to finish around 9pm and work away from gross food smells and grunt work, but lately my work friend is getting my usual shifts and I’m getting the worst shifts they have to offer with all the hard work and bad smells and finishing extremely late. I’m happy that she’s getting better shifts but it’s so insulting to basically be replaced when I didn’t do anything wrong. I wanna quit because every time I come into work I end up crying, it feels so demeaning.
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You should bring it up to them. Say you've noticed that they've changed the shifts you typically work and that you want it to be switched back since it was done without your consultation. I worked a shitty fast food job a few years ago and they slowly bumped my hours up (part time to near full time) and I only didn't say anything because the extra money was nice kek. If you don't say anything they will keep doing it, they probably give you all the hard shit because you do it without complaint.
thanks, I will look at this because I actually did underwriting for car insurance pre-pandemic. but it was a glorified call centre and I quit lol>>1356126
this anon > >>1356138
is right sorry, it's nothing to do with computer programming, I just read documents and attach them to the records of patients. "coding" means i attach codes to say they have ABC diagnosis, or XYZ medical procedure, or whatever.
For the VA position they wanted 3 to 5 years of customer service experience. I've been in retail for 10 years from cashier up to my current manager position.
Go on USAjobs.gov an search for contact representative or legal administrative specialist if you want an easy foot in the door as the start at th GS5/7 pay range.
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I had to substitute teach for four days this week, that’s literally one day out of five for my actual job. I really like my coworkers and the location but this really sucks.
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I had an interview on Wednesday and I have no idea how I did. There's one more step in the hiring process (another interview at headquarters), and I really hope I passed the first interview. I hear there's tons of people who heard back already who interviewed the same day. I'm worried this is a bad sign since I haven't received the email just yet. It's the weekend now so I won't know til next week for sure but damn I want this job so bad.
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i think she means that the dog shares his name with the schizotranny