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Jobs News Reddit - 5 hours 5 min ago

Has anyone used this insurance before? You pay a monthly premium based on your job that it you lose your job or become unabled to work for 30+ days it pays out. What was your experience?

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My [26 M] manager [25 F] is the girl I like..

Jobs News Reddit - 5 hours 26 min ago

So a few months back I ended up falling for a girl who goes to a social group every week and we get on well together. I found out that she has a boyfriend of 7 years so I backed off somewhat. I knew that if I were to be constantly around her like I initially did I'd probably end up obsessing over her even though I knew my chances were zilch.

Anyway, I was accepted for an office admin position, and purely by chance, the girl I like is my manager. Both of us were pretty surprised.

Now I don't want to leave since the job itself is good, but her being in my presence 8 hours a day for 5 days a week, not to mention she's naturally flirty... It doesn't exactly help with my feelings for her. What's the best thing to do?

I'm reposting it here from /r/Relationships because the only advice was pretty much "just leave lol"

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Fishy job

Jobs News Reddit - 5 hours 49 min ago

Hi everybody! Just wanted to share my thoughts and ask a few questions.

So, I am an unemployed Graphic Designer and today I am on my way to an interview. But the Company sounds extremely fishy and shady to me. Yesterday, a man from this company called and said that I have applied for a job (which I had, but months and months ago). We discussed small details and salary etc, but he never specified which company he represented. I asked, but "he did not hear" the question. He asked me for my portfolio, which I linked him and then he asked me for a showcase. I was to do a small marketing plan for a company. Turned out that it was a real job and that he presented my work to his client.

Today we agreed to meet and discuss further and he has already planned a meeting for me and a client next week, even though no contracts have been made. At the moment I am waiting for the train to go to the interview and I have to admit, I am feeling weird. Am I being paranoid if I feel weird about this and should I be wary? My gut says that this is not what it seems..

TL;DR: I am going to a job interview for a shady man from a shady company that I know nothing about.

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Resignation going to cost me £7500 in training fees

Jobs News Reddit - 6 hours 45 min ago

Original post:

Update: I have a new role and after signing my contract for them, I handed in my notice to my current company. They then contacted me to mention that the training fees are due and whilst I'm willing to pay them, the terms are unreasonable.

  1. They attempted to ask for £7500 from me upfront and said they could not release me as an employee until said fee was paid.
  2. When asking them about repayment plans, they told me they don't have any in place.

A few days later, they asked how much I could pay and I said around £100 per month for now. The plan was to have a lower monthly payment and then pay in lump sums whilst making the small payments. They ended up refusing the offer and said they'd reduce the payment to £5000 but in return, they would want me to pay over a 6 month period which equates to £833 per month (which I can't afford).

Any ideas on how I can negotiate? I don't earn too much more than my previous role but if I go by their negotiations, I doubt i'd have any circumstances to even get to work.

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Night shift

Jobs News Reddit - 7 hours 2 min ago

The night shift have grassed me up to the big bosses because I made one minor mistake. I am absolutely fuming as I have covered so many mistakes up for them even sackable mistakes. I thought we was a team and looked out for each other. They have always had something against me, I don’t think they realise what I do for them I feel betrayed. I can’t approach them about it because they are not the cleverest of guys and one of them is mentally unstable.

I don’t no how to approach this as I am seriously angry they did that to me. Obviously from now on any mistake they do little or large is getting mentioned to the bosses by me. But I want revenge, apparently they are looking for a night shift manager should I say nothing and try and go for that so I will be in charge of them and make there life a living misery? I am the best at my job so I could see myself maybe getting it if I keep asking.

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What Certification Does a Physical Education Teacher Need?

Jobs News Reddit - 7 hours 8 min ago

Physical Education is a field that is highly rewarding, as you will be teaching children how to live a healthy lifestyle through games and exercise. The minimum prerequisite for Physical Education teachers is a bachelor’s degree with clearance and certification from the state in which you will be teaching, but if you obtain a master’s degree or additional certification, you can expect more job opportunities and a higher salary.

What Can I Expect to Earn as a PE Teacher or Coach?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Physical Education teachers at the high school level make an average annual salary of $58,000, while Elementary and Middle School Physical Education Teachers make slightly less, around $55,500 per year. Those averages vary in every state, though with additional qualifications from a Master’s program, you will advance your teaching ability and be able to obtain a higher salary. If you might be interested in obtaining a masters degree in physical education, check out our list of The 20 Best Online Master’s in Physical Education Degree Programs.

Do You Want to Transition into Coaching?

In addition to teaching, some physical education teachers decide to coach sports teams, which has the potential for higher salaries, though generally coaches get paid less than teachers, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that coaches and scouts get paid an average salary of $31,460. Earning a masters degree in Coaching Education will increase your qualifications and job prospects as a coach. For some of the best options for Masters degrees in Coaching Education, check out our list of the The 15 Best Online Masters in Coaching Education.

What are the Required Qualifications and Certifications for Physical Education Teachers?

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree All states require K-12 teachers to obtain a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. In special cases, they may be allowed to start teaching with an Associate’s Degree if they are working towards their Bachelor’s degree. Check out the specific certifications and prerequisites for for your state here.

Complete a Student Teaching Experience Most states require teachers to gain hands on classroom experience as a student teacher, which typically lasts no longer than 10 weeks.

Acquire Certification Each state has different certification procedures for becoming a teacher, though most require completing an approved teacher education program, and passing tests such as the Praxis series of exams. Applicants will also be required to pass a background check which includes having your fingerprint taken.

Increase Credentials with Higher Education Most public schools require their teachers to complete professional development courses that keep teachers up to date with teaching policies and practices. Though you can obtain a job as a physical education teacher with a bachelor’s degree, many schools will encourage their teachers to earn a master’s degree, and some will even pay for it.

What are the Degrees and Certifications That Will Advance My Career in Physical Education, Coaching, and the Sports Industry?

A Master’s Degree in Health Education. In addition to teaching physical education classes, many PE teachers are required to teach health classes. A master’s degree in Health Education will allow you give your students in-depth knowledge about how to eat a balanced diet. If you might be interested in a master’s degree in Health Education, check out our list of The 10 Best Online Master’s in Health Education Degree Programs.

A Master’s Degree in Nutrition. If you are teaching health classes as a physical education teacher, it would be useful to give your students in-depth knowledge of how to eat and maintain a healthy diet. For some of the best master’s degrees in Nutrition, check out our list of The Top 10 Online Nutrition Master’s Degree Programs.

A Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology. If you’re looking to expand your career options into coaching work, or really any work that involves assisting, training, coaching or caring for athletes, you might consider a Master’s in Sports Psychology. We’ve ranked nine of the top programs in this discipline here.

A Master’s Degree in Sports Management. Perhaps you have ambitions in sports that go outside of education and coaching. Or you’d like to combine your passion for teaching and coaching with a business or sports management degree to expand your career options. We have diligently ranked Sports Management Master’s programs and Sports Management MBA programs that provide flexibility, affordability, networking opportunities, and of course, a world class education.

So what else do you need to know if your journey towards Physical Education certification and career development?

Tips and Resources for a Physical Education or Coaching Career

Use positive reinforcement. This goes for working with students and athletes, but also throughout your career. The stereotype of the curmudgeonly, aggressive and abusive Physical Education teacher or coach doesn’t need to continue through you. Positive reinforcement will engage your students/athletes, and do wonders for your potential earnings, promotions or career moves.

Keep yourself in shape. Not only will your students respect and follow your instruction more, but you’ll be able to lead by example and keep up with them

Prepare engaging activities. Find ways to challenge your students/athletes and surprise them with new drills and activities that make training or fitness fun.

Here are a couple resources to help you through your PE career:

PE Central. Here you’ll find lesson plans, best practices, professional development information and other useful resources on Physical Education Another great resource for lesson plans broken down by a number of criteria including age, in or out of the classroom, and questions for students and teachers.

Now that you know what certifications you need to become a PE teacher, there’s nothing stopping you from building, expanding and transitioning your career in the field of sports and physical education.

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Should I quit my job to focus on my last year of college?

Jobs News Reddit - 7 hours 42 min ago

Hey all, looking for advice. I am a 32 year old in my final semester as a junior in college. I have been heavily considering leaving my retail job. I have been at this job for over 3 years while in college and as a STEM student, my job is relevant (fixing computers) to my degree, but I feel like as I am getting into my final semesters, that its becoming more of a hindrance than anything.

I would love the free time to focus on school, and I live with my fiance who covers most of the bills. I have done the math and am able to take out additional school loans if needed. While not ideal as I'd of course have to pay them back, it would at most be for 2 semesters.

Aside from just generally disliking the retail environment, having more free time would not only allow me to focus on classes and studying more, but I can also work on coding projects to teach myself cool stuff and even put projects on my resume.

I have over a decade of work history, including a great and relevant internship opportunity, so I feel like being called out on lack experience is a non-issue. Just mostly looking for others thoughts before I do something potentially scary like becoming willingly unemployed.

Appreciate any advice!

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Why do some young and recent college graduates not have linkedin?

Jobs News Reddit - 8 hours 12 min ago

Some of these individuals are from top schools and have graduated within the past 5 years. why don't they have linkedins? isn't that a huge disadvantage today to not have one, esp since some sites have the option for you to transfer linkedin info as application?

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20yo. looking to get started with life

Jobs News Reddit - 8 hours 35 min ago

Hi all,

I’m currently 20 years old working retail (loss prevention) making $12/hr. There’s not really any room for advancement in my company. Currently looking for a new job, but not sure what to look for.

Long story short, I’ve been stressed recently. I’m unhappy at my job and it feels like I’m going no where. I was told about a possible promotion here a year ago, but they’ve filled the position (twice) since. However, they still make it seem like I will eventually get the promotion if I “keep working hard”.

I’m not going to school right now so I just feel like I’m in a rush to make more money and move on with my life. I’m sure some who read this can relate in that sense.

It sounds weird, but I’ve always wanted a 9-5 office job where I can focus on my own work and that’s it. My goal is to be making at least $30k by next year. I’m not too familiar with office positions, so I’m not really sure what jobs I should be applying for. Administrative assistant? Customer service rep? I just feel lost.

Sorry if I sound like I’m picky or whining, but I figured if I’m going to get any good advice it’ll be through here. Any advice is appreciated, thanks.

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I started an internship, but unexpectedly got invited to a final stage interview at a corporate giant

Jobs News Reddit - 8 hours 49 min ago

I just started an internship at a small startup. Decently paid and great team, but not much opportunity for advancement or learning.

Today I got an email invitation to a final round interview for an internship with a major investment bank. The interview timeslot is non-negotiable and falls on the 5th day of my current internship. Leaving half way through my fifth day on the job isn't a good look, and will probably arouse suspicion. I would like to take the chance, nonetheless.

If I fuck this situation up I could lose my current internship and also get rejected from the second company.

Any suggestions?

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Looking for advice

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:57

I need an outlet for advice......I have agoraphobia and ergophobia and I've been living with my family unable to work or pay for anything I was hopping someone would have some advice of what I could do with my anxiety/mental disorder......I would love to have an income an possibly get an apartment but I have panic attacks with most things...I've tried working retail...I worked at Kohls for a month n half doing shoes and register but it allowed my mind to roam and cause my panic attacks idk what to do at this point

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Quit current job before new contract is signed

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:49

A little context beforehand: I currently work at a company where I have three months notice to quit. So, if submitting notice now, my last day of work would be December 31st, 2018.

I applied to a position in another company and got the job. However, the paperwork took a bit longer than expected to be finished so my start date was already postponed for four weeks, to 1st of January 2019.

I have seen a copy of the contract signed by HR. The signature of my future boss is still missing.

Now I found out that they won't be able to send the signed contract before October 1st, giving me the following options:

  • Submitting notice at my current job in good faith that the contract will not somehow be cancelled in the meantime (unlikely, but the risk remains) and sign the contract after submitting notice

  • Move the start date to February (which I would dislike, but it mitigates any risk) and sign the contract before submitting notice

Currently, I tend to quitting my current job without having signed the other contract, also as a sign of trust for my new employer.

I'm curious as to what you think is the best option here.

On a sidenote: A friend of mine (jokingly) suggested to ask for a one-time "risk payment" from my new employer in exchange for submitting notice early. This would probably be seen as extortion, but is there an elegant way to try to take advantage of the situation?

tl;dr: To start a new job in January, I need to quit my current job until next Friday. Will not receive the paperwork in time to quit only after signing the contract.

PS: Had no coffee yet so I hope my thoughts/sentences are more or less clear...

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I think I made a big mistake in applying and be interviewed for this job

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:40

So this week I Applied and was interviewed for a job at a daycare and I really don’t think I can do the job. I’ve been trying to get a job for months and have had interviews but with no luck but the only reason I applied for this job was because I thought my mom would be mad if I ignored it because I’ve been looking for so long but idea if working with kids is freeking me out and I’m already someone bad anxiety and even during the interview I was panicking so I was wondering if they called and offered me the job if I can decline it or something. I want a job but don’t think I can handle this one.

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Career Decision: Nursing vs. Doctoring Advice

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:29

I've wanted to work in the medical field for as long as I can remember but I've never really been sure in what part of it. I've narrowed it down to either working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or as a surgeon (hopefully Cardiothoracic as I find that field stimulating). I'm currently 19 and nearly done with my Associates. I've made efforts to keep both options available (I volunteered at a hospital for 6 months which isn't necesary for a nursing program but is for a medical one), I've completed all the nursing prerequisites (which aren't needed for a medical program but also won't hurt), and I've chosen a science degree which would help in both cases. I'm at the splitting point where I kind of need to lock in my choice and I'm having trouble deciding. I could become a nurse, work for a year, and then become a CRNA but I don't know if I'll feel fulfilled in that career. Conversely, I could work towards a B.Sc in Bio, get all my education and training, and maybe become the surgeon I hope to be. I guess I could just use some help laying out the pros and cons of both choices and what you would do if you were in my position. I have enough financial support that I can get through nursing school, but I'm pretty sure I'd need loans if I was going to do the medical route, which is a factor I'm considering.

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Considering moving for a job, how should I negotiate?

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:06

Currently interviewing for a job that fits my resume almost to a t. I had round 2 over the phone today (yesterday was recruiter and today was hiring manager) and they are already asking me when I can fly in (on their dime of course). It’s across the country almost where I moved from 8 months ago. All signs point to them not even interviewing anyone else right now. I hadn’t even taken their battery of assessments yet when they started planning travel.

A friend who works there, who referred me for the job, started there about 8 months ago. They paid for a full pack and move (she and her family did not reach the $ cap, so I’m sure my dog and I won’t either, though I am moving further than she did) plus $6k pretax for other moving expenses. I told them my salary expectation. My friend told me what she makes (same level, different department) so I aimed for that.

I still don’t know if I’ll take the job if I get it but it’s appealing. If they offer me x amount of dollars how long should I wait before countering? If they offer more than I originally asked for, should I still counter and ask for a little more? And what about vacation days? If they don’t say upfront “this is the max we allow for this position for year 1” or something, should I ask for more vacation days too? Should I ask for a bigger relo package? The $6k after taxes are taken out will barely cover my getting out of my lease early. I don’t have a whole lot in savings right now (I will if my mechanic ever finishes my other car so I can sell it).

I’ve never applied to a job where I felt like I was such a good fit and where I felt like they really wanted me. It’s like liking someone and them liking you back! I don’t know what to do. Any tips or experiences would be helpful! I’m so stressed just thinking about it.

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What are some high paying, high volume sales jobs?

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:03

I have experience selling telecom and electricity. I like the high commissions per customer but it’s self generated leads so I cap around 3K a month. If I can find work somewhere, where I can talk to warm leads and get paid medium- high commission that’d be somewhere Id like be definitely applying to. Any ideas?

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Being an introvert in a corporate environment

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:54

Simply put: I don't know how to interact with people in a corporate environment. I'm good with computers, good at what I do, and I like to think I get along with most coworkers but it's a strain for me to interact with anyone.

I'm soft-spoken but cynical and sarcastic, it's mostly a sadistic dark humour that people don't get and it's hardly appreciated in the office, it will probably get me written up one of these days.

I've read how to win friends and influence people and tried things here and there but it mostly stresses me out. I'd be fine spending every day at work not talking to anyone.

Does anyone have tips or suggestions on how an introvert can function in a corporate world?

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How accurate is the Glassdoor Salary?

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:48

I have applied for a financial Aid administrator position to a vocational trade school. I have gone to two interviews with the District Financial aid Dept. for that campus. He has introduced me to the dept. team wanted me to meet them. I am also unsure if I landed the job or not since he has told me that they will get back to me sometime next week if they are moving forward with me.

While asking for feed backs, I have asked about the pay range, he states that I will not be getting the highest pay( don’t have any experience due to recently graduation college with a B.A in May 2018). He was truthful and understand. I just want to know if I can negotiate the pay and see if they can compensate my education as atleast a good pay?

Glassdoor states that the position pay range is between 52k-58k a year. I am not sure if those are accurate? This school have campuses around the Bay area(San Francisco,Ca area) and Sacramento,Ca area.

If HR does offer me a job(I might not even land it but if they did) would I be able to negotiate my pay around what Glassdoor salary is stating?

Should I emphasize my education?

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Job application typing question

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:29

Hey all, the job application I'm currently working on has a spot marked 'typing: --/--'. I assume they're looking for wpm or something along those lines, although I can't think of how that would be a fraction, or go in two slots. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Should I look for a new job?

Jobs News Reddit - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:18

I started a dental assisting job 6 months ago and so far it's been a great job. However, as an asian male, I've felt socially outcast since the majority of my coworkers are mexican women. That hasn't really been a huge concern though. However, I made a complaint to my boss a few months back over one of my coworkers sneaking extra breaks and avoiding jobs which end up being relegated to me. She got in a lot of trouble but wasn't fired. She recently started cutting corners and sneaking extra breaks again so I talked to my boss about it yesterday. However, my boss called in the floor supervisor because she is supposed to be dealing with people who slack off. She's one of the nicest people I've met but apparently she said I had lied about something and she was upset with me.

I'm not overly attached to that job and I really hate the fact that the coworker I complained about, despite having many many complaints filed against her, has basically been branded as unfireable since she does possess a lot of skill. I also don't want to get sucked into any drama and I'm feeling like I'm about to become a social pariah for upsetting my supervisor and becoming known as the guy who tried to get the coworker fired. Should I quit?

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