Men, do you wear shorts to the office? (opinion)
This may be unpopular and I'm prepared for the sea of downvotes but I'm getting sick and tired of the fashion trend that men have to wear pants to the office. Like, yeah it's professional but I'm sick of going to work uncomfortable all day while I watch women walk around in dresses and skirts.
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Am I being a fool leaving a job in Pharmaceutical Industry?
I am currently in a reputed Pharma company for 4 months doing a job as a role of analyst in QC department. The job is very boring for me and I can't help myself find ways to complain about the job I am in. All they are worried about is how to increase production of a particular medicine and perform QC tests like a robot, doing the same thing repeatedly and without any errors. If there are any errors, especially human errors, chances are, I am out. Since I was a fresher, I had many doubts about how this thing works, why is it like that ? How this drug interact with our molecular patterns and so on, but people can't answer it properly. I am always up with questions about whatever I am doing, but they can just answer about why one batch is good and another batch of a drug is bad.
Common questions in the industry: What can we do to increase production rates? Why there's is OOS and OOT, need investigation. Samples are going out of window (time period) , etc.
In QC, I mainly deal with dissolution testing, HPLC, UV. I have so many doubts about how they work and what happens when a drug is dissolved in this medium and that medium, but they can't seem to answer.
I don't know if I am in a right place to continue to do the job. I feel so hopeless and tired of doing laborious work.
When I ask them about growth in future, all they tell me is, we have highest growth ever. What they seek "growth" is different from my definition.
When I say growth, all I mean is personal growth of learning to the deepest level about how things generally works in whatever field I am in. For me , I don't even bother about position. I want to dwell in, to the job I am in and time shouldn't be a constraint for me.
And when they say about growth, all they mean is moving from Analyst to a Manager and living a life earning a lot more.
I doubt myself if I am in a right field and if I should leave the job. I feel so anxious to go to the industry after waking up in the morning everyday. I feel tired thinking about it.
The only fear I have about leaving the job is, if I am making a poor decision, since getting a job is not that easy and I need to be financially stable to survive and I am literally broke.
When I share this with my close friend, he always says, "There are many who is looking to get into a position you are in right now, to get the job you are thinking to leave. Think twice" and there is this common thing around people about 85 percent of the population not liking their job. This fears me too about if I am in an illusion.
Please help me.
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Hate Your Job? This is What You Should Do.
There are few things worse that hating your job.
And it may feel tempting to want to stop the pain as soon as possible, quit, and move onto something else.
But prior to making a decision like leaving your current job, the first thing you'll want to do is make sure that you properly diagnose why you feel the way you do about your job.
And I think sometimes people put themselves at risk of unintentionally moving from one painful situation to another because they don't truly understand the source of disconnect between their best fit work and their current job.
From my perspective, I think there are five major reasons that folks generally hate their jobs.
And if you're in a position where you hate you're job, you'll want to assess which one(s) most apply to your situation, and then pivot accordingly from that place of understanding.
Here are what I think are the five reasons::
1. You hate your boss
Studies have shown that the top reason people voluntarily leave their jobs is due to not liking their immediate supervisor.
So this one is common.
But it's fortunately the easiest one to change.
The big thing here is that you'll want to make sure that you're not diagnosing a dislike for your boss with a dislike for your work context.
As an example, you may hate that your boss puts a lot of pressure on you. But if you work in sales...guess what, you'll likely face that working from anyone. Sales is just a high pressure type of career.
So just swapping out your boss likely won't address the real reason you hate your job...it's more likely that you just don't like sales and a more dramatic career change is needed.
2. You hate your work environment
There are a lot of different things that make up a work environment.
-Remote vs. in-person work
-The overall company culture
-Lots of human interaction vs. lots of deep work
-Working inside or outside
As I mentioned there are a lot of possible variables here, so this one can be tough to diagnose.
The easiest way to assess this one in my opinion is to journal at the end of each day and give every day a basic rating. I like -2 for a really bad day, -1 for a kind of bad day, +1 for a kind of good day, and +2 for a really good day. With each score, write about what happened that day and why you'll give it a score.
From there, you'll get a sense of what types of things you're doing on your best days, and can either work with your boss to craft a work environment that you like, or find a new job.
3. You don't feel like you're good at it
It's brutal if you feel like you're just simply not good on your job.
You feel bad about yourself and it can drain the soul.
So if you feel like this might apply to you, then you can take some assessment to discover your best and favorite skills. If it's helpful, I wrote a full article about how to discover what you're good at here.
Ultimately, if you learn that your job does use your best skills, but you still feel like you're failing, you may need to request some training or a different job structure to enable you to be successful.
If what you're doing is just totally out of line with what you're good at, a different path may be in store.
4. You don't feel any purpose or meaning from your job
This one is becoming more and more common and, frankly, it can be a tough one to solve.
A couple of thoughts on how to approach this one.
First, ensure your work aligns with your values. At the most fundamental level, you'll want to make sure that you don't feel like the work you're doing is actively immoral or problematic.
From there, you can try to figure out what meaningful look like to you, assess if you're able to mix that with a job. If you can, great! If not, you'll want to make sure that your job works within the context of the overall meaningful life that you're working to live (i.e., family, charity work, etc.)
5. You don't feel like you get paid enough
Not much more context to add to this one.
My recommendations are simple. First, assess if there is a path to getting to the salary that will enable the lifestyle that you want by continuing on the path that you're doing now. Often, it's a matter of patience.
If there isn't, then you'll want to find an alternate path that better provides the financial resources to live the type of life that you'd like to.
Anyway, I truly hope this was helpful to some people!
This was a summary post. I wrote a more in-depth article here on this topic if you have any interest in diving deeper.
Also, definitely let me know if the comments if you think I missed anything!
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PLEASE HELP! I gave my notice; 2 weeks are over; and the recruiter ghosted me.
Please bear with me. So I worked in Research Department of an XYZ hospital in NJ. A recruiter reached out to me for a similar job in another hospital let’s call it ABC hospital in NJ. The pay was almost similar but benefits were better. I interviewed with the recruiter who then forwarded my resume to ABC. ABC never interviewed me but said yes. It was a contract job.
Recruiter then gave me a one-paper contract to sign which mentioned about the job, hours, pay, etc. I signed it and sent back. He said ABC will send official contract 3 days before the start (i.e. on the Friday). I gave the two week notice. My two weeks ended. And no response on Friday. Also note that within these two weeks, the recruiter had be complete background check and drug test. He said as it is a contract job even though I will be working at ABC, my pay and everything will be handled by the recruiter company hence they were incharge of background and drug test.
Now coming Monday, I panicked heavily. He called me up on Monday evening, and said that ABC had some system glitch which has halted all of their hiring and they don’t know how long it’ll take. Meanwhile my previous XYZ hospital had already hired a new person whom I had trained in the last 2-3 days. So I cannot go back. I’m fucked!
I bawl to the recruiter and he says there’s another hospital let’s call PQR which has a similar job opening and he’ll try to initiate hiring soon. I say okay in desperation. However there’ll be an official interview. I had the interview on Thursday, and haven’t heard anything yet but maybe coz I’m nervous and anxious. Mind you the interview went pretty smooth according to me and I didn’t tell them about the whole blunder. The interviewer said that the recruiter forwarded my application and if she is fine after discussing my interview with her people and team, I might have to go for 2-3 more interviews and then the onboarding and hiring will take 2-3 more weeks (along with background and maybe drug test). I didn’t show my desperation to the interviewer.
Now I called the recruiter to update him of all this but no response. I leave emails but no response. I am highly anxious. My concerns are what if I don’t get selected? How will I move forward? I ended my job at XYZ hospital and now I’m on an applying spree but I feel I didn’t deserve it. I am in a clinical research field.
Please help of how to move forward considering the worst case scenario. Can I sue the recruiter because even if selected I will be losing the pay of almost a month. Any kind of advise will be appreciated!
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How would you approach this?
Setting up an in-person interview. As their company has at least 4 buildings in close proximity, I asked where the interview will be held. I didn’t realize that HR sent a second e-mail naming the time and place until after I asked them about the location.
Should I email them to let them know I’m good now or just show up during my scheduled interview?
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(Teenager) Should I apply online or in person for a first job? Something like McDonald’s or a grocery store
I’ve heard online is more popular, but I can’t get over the idea that going in person shows initiative (especially for a first job), am I just wrong?
Also, I can’t imagine these fast food places could care less about a 15 year old (when looking through online applications) when they can choose someone with more experience
I’m probably going to go in person tomorrow because what’s the worse that can happen, but I just thought that the more opinions the better
I’ve also seen limited results from online applications
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Do customer service jobs really suck that bad?
I'm looking for a remote job something to get some work experience. There's always customer service rep jobs hiring but ive heard bad things about it so I just wanted some insight.
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Potential employer has told me he's moving me to the second set of interviews, what do I do now?
I applied for wgat amounts to a dream job for me, and got an interview a few days ago, the employer said they were impressed and had a couple more interviews to do but also told me that he was moving me into the second round of interviews. I have never done a multi-interview situation before, and I checked the listing for the job and found it was pulled, meaning that they clearly have someone in mind.
So what should I expect? They shot me an email after the interview telling me to expect contact on monday, and to shoot them any questions I have between now and then. The only thing I've asked so far is about covid considerations, as all my other questions are things that are irrelevant if I'm not chosen, such as inventorying and ordering procedures.
How can I prove I'm a good fit for the position if the first interview wasn't enough for that?
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Is it better to allow your boss to think the worst of you after you make a mistake or attempt to explain
The president of my project team saw a mistake I made and began yelling at me, glaring and telling me I have no judgement, ability to discern work place rules, accusing me of severe insubordination and too many other negative feedback. She "allowed" me to explain but only insofar as to apologize. The lies she told about me to me were somewhat serious. But overall, its not likely she will tell my new manager any of this. She threatened to speak to the CEO and determine what my place would be within the organization. I'm not certain how serious she was, its possible she is on my side and wants to ensure these small mistakes never happen again. So if she let's it go and never mentions it again, is it even worth explaining? I'm not sure how to describe this situation better, only that there was a miscommunication with another manager who interpreted my email as taking his job. The email was not about him or his job, it was sent to another manager who forwarded it without explaining the context. The email was a month old, the president of my project and that manager didn't look at the date of the email before making assumptions. Had they noticed, they would have known that the manager that just joined us wasn't even on our team then.
But that's not the point, it looks like I went above my manager and this new managers head. Instead of arguing, I apologized and promised it would never happen again. The president glared at me and stopped talking. She didn't tell me to leave the office and just looked away without telling me the meeting was concluded. So I apologize again before getting up so it didn't appear as if I was running away. But before I left she yelled loudly, YOU ARE NOT THE OFFICE MANAGER. So then I realized the meeting was about more than one issue. The reason why other staff and other managers come to me for advice is because I care. I have never stepped over the line. I have always told them I cannot make decisions. But when I help others with non decision making input, they assume I'm angling to take their authority. This negativity is toxic but I do not want to do anything to contribute to why they feel I am always trying to take their job. I do not want to work there. I am only a project contractor. There is no chance I could get a full time permanent job there because there are no jobs to apply for.
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Interviewed for data analyst role completely different of what the role has turned out to be
I got headhunted by a recruiter for a data analyst position, didn’t disclose the company until I spoke with him on the phone. Found out it was a big company that used to recruit at my alma mater, and he asked my bottom line and I told him 60k, he said they were looking to pay 65-70k, so I let him set up the interview.
Aced the technical interview, had an excel dataset and Sql tech questions to work on. Aced the second round as well where they talked more about the team I’d be joining and my soft skills.
After the interview, my recruiter called and asked how it went, then dropped it on me that it was a 6 month contract with heavy consideration to extend, no benefits first 3 months and I would get paid hourly and have my benefits through the staffing company. The pay ended up being more than previously discussed, so after some internal conflict I decided to accept (only given a day to think it over, had to ask for another half day).
Started my first week on July 19, find out the manager who interviewed me initially is pregnant and going on maternity leave. Then I’m told that I’m being put on a brand new, unnamed team focusing on product and production support.
Met w new manager and he explained what the job was gonna entail and asked if it lined up with what I expected and I told him I was hoping to work with data analytics based on everything to this point.
He’s said there will be opportunities for analytics but I haven’t seen it at all yet.
Found out the other dude who got hired and started this past week was also in the same exact boat as me, and now we’re both trying to figure out wtf to do because we got hired for completely different roles from what we wanted. The pay is very good which makes staying palatable but career wise it’s not something either of us want to do.
When I told the recruiter he said he had no clue they were planning on making a new team and putting us on it, and seemed frustrated that the company pulled that without telling him. So he’s been saying for us to update him as it goes, idk how much he can do but I’m hoping he’s sincere in that he wants us to be working roles we actually like.
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Want to work but cant...
I have been working 4-5 days a week all in the morning at my first job. Ive been working a few weeks now but school is starting.
I have to work nights during school, which is something I really dont want to do.
I love working mornings, but I can only work mornings on weekends during school.
Ive already accepted the fact that Ill have to work nights but is there anything I can do to work less nights, more mornings, anything like that?
I might ask my boss if I could work mornings everytime theres no school, like on holidays.
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Terrible owner with anger management who texts potential hires at 9PM
I think the title says it all, but I get a text from a sketchy position I applied to on LinkedIn. Sure enough, that evening I get a text around 9 from the owner saying who he was, what the position was, and what the company was. I smelled scam. He asked if I got the position would I be able to start immediately? Yes, I replied incredulously. The next morning I wake up to a text asking for my driver's license to start the background procedure. I texted...TEXTED, MIND YOU, that I couldn't without first calling and discussing the position. I'm full-on believing that this is a scam now. So I look up the name of the company and owner, whom I'm supposedly texting. I see indeed reviews that HR monitors employees constantly, that the owner (I'm texting) has anger managment issues, that the employees have terrible work hours, that they get one short break and a half hour lunch. No work-life balance. So he texts me to go ahead and call. So it's 6 on a Saturday. He texted me Friday night, disregarding my personal hours. I realize I'm talking not with a scam bot or a foreign scammer, but a complete sociopath. And I call. Nothing. I tell him I didn't get anything, so he said he'd call instead. This is SATURDAY MORNING. Im still waiting with eager anticipation. I hope I get the chance to tell him how in character he's been so far with what I've read in his reviews, and that he's a total ass.
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How to get used to full-time work after long periods of unemployment
I'm three years out of college and I've been working a bunch of seasonal part-time jobs ever since, so during the fall–spring I'm working around 20 hours a week and during the summers I'm basically not working at all (not for lack of applying to other jobs, that's a whole other post), and I'm hoping that one of the interviews I've had over the past two weeks will get back to me with an offer soon for a full-time job
The thing is, and I'm sure I'm not alone on this, but how do you get used to working full-time hours after doing pretty much nothing for years? I've never had a full-time job in my life (again, not for a lack of trying) and after doing basically nothing for such a long time, I feel this sense of dread coming on where I feel like I won't be able to get anything accomplished anymore (cooking, shopping, socializing/dating, cleaning, etc).
Maybe I'm overthinking things, but as much as I want to "start my life already" and get a full-time job, I can't seem to shake this feeling from my mind as time goes by
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Interview at Utility management company
I applied to a utility management company and invited for an interview. I wonder what would be the best answer if they asked, “Why are you interested to work at utility management company?” Cos honestly i have no background or knowledge inside that industry, i applied for their Financial Anakyst position and i just like creating financial models and forecasts but i really need to get the job. So what do you think i should answer to convince them that im really interested in what they are doing?
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Getting discouraged with the job search, how can I refine my searches and improve my odds?
I graduated a year ago with a degree in Biology. When it comes to lab science, nobody cares about a bachelor’s, plus you need all these years of experience for an “entry level” job. I worked for a wholesale tropical fish importer for a while, but that was depressing. I’m now working as a diver which is very cool, but very physically demanding and my injured body can’t take it long term. I’m sticking with it for now, but I’m only making about 800 weekly which is not cutting it for Southern California. It’s a fair weather job, rain means dirty, undiveable water and no pay. An ear infection means 2 weeks of no diving and no pay. It’s just not steady/reliable enough.
My problem is, I have no “dream job” to strive for. I like nature, ecology, restoration, etc. but those options are limited near me. I’m currently pushing for wastewater treatment, but the government hiring process is SLOW and the one time I had a fighting chance, one of their mechanics quit, so they scrapped my position and hired a mechanic instead.
I’m a smart, capable individual and look fairly good on paper, but it’s brutal trying to find a career job out here. I can get a position easy enough in retail or whatever lower level job, but it’s killing me not being able to find a position that can actually sustain me in the area. I’m 25 and still stuck living at home.
What kind of options are there for recruiting? I feel like it’d be great to “interview” with an agency and convey my strengths and interests to someone who can then assist in finding a good position. But I don’t know how to go about finding that. I know temp agencies are a thing, but from what I’ve seen, they don’t usually get you into a higher/worthwhile position.
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Need urgent advice on how to leave my job ASAP
LONG POST INCOMING
Hi everyone, I am a 21 year old college student that will be graduating next spring. Anyway, Pre-COVID, I got a seasonal job at my local wastewater plant and have been working there since I was 18 (excluding 2020 due to lock downs). I really like the people and the overall atmosphere, but ever since I started working there again at the beginning of the summer, I have not been healthy at all. For those who are unfamiliar with working at a wastewater treatment plant, you're basically are around human waste and anything related to it, the entire work day. There's a running joke about new employees getting "wastewater sickness", which is when they get really sick the first few weeks they're there because their body isn't used to the environment. This happened to me when I first started, and happened to me after I had to take a year off due to COVID. The first time I got it when I was 18, it only lasted about a week, which is considered normal I guess. This time around, I got "wastewater sickness" and have never quite made a full recovery.
I've dealt with allergies all my life, and the plant has a ton of allergens that trigger mine (pollen, ragweed, etc.). I was always able to control them with little to no effort and they never caused previous issues in the past. Upon coming back, I was able to fully manage my allergies for about a week or two until I got really sick. This happened after my crew and I cleaned out one of our aeration tanks (a 20ft tank where we stood knee deep in waste spraying hoses for 10+ hrs a day for 3 days; no time and a half btw :/ ), and I thought it was just the wastewater sickness since waste particles were flying through the air and we were breathing them in. It's now been almost three months and I still feel physically like crap almost everyday. The only times when I felt actually healthy was when I went on vacation for two weeks and was away from the plant. As soon as I come back, sick right away again, literally on the first day. It's gotten to the point where I dread going to work just because I know I'll be miserable the entire time. It got so bad that I went to an immediate care facility to get it checked out and was told that it was only allergies... but I know how I react to allergies and this was way more intense.
I took last week off and now it's the weekend and for the first time in awhile, I feel legitimately healthy, aside from very minor allergies of course. Anyhow, my boss texted me Friday that we are going to be cleaning the other tanks starting early Monday morning and I plan on not showing up. I've already called out sick a lot and I feel like it's pissing everyone off, so at this point I think it'd be easier to just leave. I can't do another day of this. I've already been constantly ill for 2+ months, and if leaving means burning bridges, so be it. I care about my health more than a job/reference. My question to you all is: is there a professional way to leave this job via phone call/email/text, or should I just walk in on Monday and tell my boss that I quit? I honestly have no idea what to do and with Monday approaching, I don't have a lot of time. I appreciate any advice/input that anyone has. Thanks!
TL;DR: Job been making me sick for 2+ months, want to quit before having to pull three 10 hour days of torture.
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Employers almost never care about thier employees out of the goodness of thier heart.
They only care if its non profit or some other special circumstance. Anything else they are only pretending to care about you because that means you make them more money.
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What is it like going from phone customer service to digital customer service
I currently work as a phone customer service rep and I have a job interview on Monday that may significantly more the digital customer service replying to emails, SMS, social media etc. If anyone else has made this transition could you tell me what it was like for you I know this will be varied from company to company but I'm just interested in what to expect.
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Will I get drug tested?
So I recently started a new job. No drug test to get employed. However, a client I was assigned to is a contractor for the government.
No mention of drug tests on the job offer or contract.
What are the chances I get caught smoking pot? (Legal in my state)
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My Supervisor went off on me and became unhinged. What should I do?
It's my job to audit paperwork and ensure contracts are signed. I told her I found a contract that is unsigned and she instructed me to take it to be signed by either her supervisor or the deputy director. I took it to the deputy director to sign as her supervisor looked busy. He told me he couldn't sign and apparently gave it to her supervisor instead to sign. It later ended up back on my desk and I noticed where it's supposed to be signed looks like a circle, not a signature. I pointed this out to my supervisor and she lost it, became unhinged and started yelling at me. She said it's because in her words, I implied that the contract is not signed. All I said it looks like a circle, nothing else.
She later apologized to me twice, but only because she said she thought I implied the contact was not signed. Even so, I don't think it's a reason to become irate if I even did. I don't feel comfortable working with her because it's not the first time she's lost it over nothing. Should I tell her supervisor still? I don't want her to get in trouble or snowfall anything major(Especially as I'm newish & a temp), I just want to be treated like a person with respect and she talks and treats me like a child.
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