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Should I quit my job?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, May 12, 2019.

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  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    So you mean you shouldn't overreact and quit because someone who isn't your boss said something shitty to you? What a concept.
  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Plus, quit saying you’re not any good at what you are doing.

    You are getting PAID to practice!

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  3. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Also heard good things about Costco. Pay is decent. Closed on the holidays. The one I’ve gone to the past 15 years, most of the employees have been there the entire time.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

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  5. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Costco probably isn't bad. But it is part-time only, for virtually everyone, usually for years, before there is any chance of going to full-time. Everyone hires in as part-time -- virtually no exceptions.
  6. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't you be good at certain things before somebody hires you to do them?
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Jesus Christ.
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  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

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  10. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I actually agree with JC -- who would've thought that would've ever happened?! -- and think you should quit, if you can, and if there's this much angst and anxiety involved with the job.

    I believe you're being a little quick-triggered and not giving yourself enough time -- that you'd improve and get more comfortable with practice and experience -- but you don't really sound like you want to learn or do what you're doing at all, anyway, so maybe you should look elsewhere.

    I've done it before on here, but I'd suggest city and county jobs -- check out their careers web sites -- as there are lots of administrative, office-y type positions in many different areas that might be of interest: Elections Office, County Recorder's Office, Human Relations, Social Services, Sheriff's Department/911 Emergency Response (this is actually good for sports writers; it feels somewhat akin to taking info calls on games for roundups, etc. on a busy night, but is much more important), Operations and Facilities, etc.

    It is important to do very well (like 95th percentile, at least) on the initial written tests for all these jobs if you're to ever get to the interview stage, but I've found that it's do-able, particularly, again, the more you take them. And the hiring process is fair and inclusive, particularly through the early stages, just because the process is so standardized and inclusive. These also are usually good, stable jobs with decent if not great, pay, and good benefits. There also are a lot of temporary and long-term temp (like, months at a time) possibilities to be had. They can be good experience and open other doors for you.

    If you apply for many positions, you'd have to have time, and the schedule, for all the test-taking. But if you're not working yet, that wouldn't be a problem anyway. Give it a try.
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Job hunting is like dating, you’ve got to project that you have options, employed v unemployed sends different messages. Not saying is all one way but it means something.

    I just interviewed someone and he was ad a college grad for 18 months but not employed. Come on get a job any job.
  12. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    So the idea is that you don't want them to think you need the job, but that you want the job?
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