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It's sad some people are desperate to take these low paying positions with graduate degrees.

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 23:55

I applied for a job last week which stated all they wanted was a bachelor's degree and prefered was a graduate degree in a social service related field and experience. I had both experience and a BA and applied. Before I went to the interview I stated this would be a bit far for me to travel and was wondering if they were absolutely sure me not having a graduate degree wasnt a big deal. I sent two emails to confirm this. I got this gut feeling like the lady didn't care and didn't read my emails fully. I went to the interview a day early anyways by accident and apoligized for my mistake and the interviewer said she had made the same mistake before. I went to the interview again the next day and ALL the questions were geared towards some one with graduate level MFT experience. I was like wow. Not to mention one of the interviewers phone went off in the interview, but he ignored it. Kind of seemed unprofessional. I got some red flags from the interview like when I asked what are some of the traits of star employees she said "they do what I want and in return I do what the employees need" I was like geesh. The same day I got an email stating they wanted some one with a graduate degree and thank you for my time. The job for some one with a graduate degree is horrible in CA...18/hr to 22/hr. Seems like good pay for some one with a BA and a couple years experience. I emailed her back saying I thought she confirmed if some one without a BA degree applied and had more experience that they would have a chance and the interview questions weren't fair for some one without a BA degree. She then went on this long rant saying whining about not getting the interview was not acceptable and I had poor organizational skills for showing up early to the interview. I was shocked on how rude she was in the interview. The next week I see them posting for preferred a Bachelor's degree and pay 15/hr and part time. This is horrible! I went to glassdoor and apparently this non-profit doesn't have the best reviews to start with. My current position is part time, but at least I'm treated like a human being.

Sorry for this wall of text. Thankfully I found a good job opportunity and the interview went well and my references are being called.

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I feel like I'm being set up for failure

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 23:46

A little bit of context: I started working for the state as a landscaper/cleaner for low income housing developments in October, and I come from about 3 years of working in parks and recreation for various cities in the area. Note the name of the position: landscaper, and then cleaner, implying that landscaping is the main duty of this position. Even the job description corroborates this, with about three quarters of the page listing off various landscaping tasks like mowing, trimming etc.

However, since I've started I have done none of those things. I haven't even held a line trimmer. It's been made clear that the main priority of my position is going into these crack dens sometimes referred to as "section 8" and cleaning them out. Refer back to my job history, I have zero experience in this kind of stuff, yet they throw me right into it. Then, surprise surprise, I get a very stern lecture from my Russian coworker who barely speaks any english, basically saying that if I don't do a better job at cleaning up these putrid apartments that he would write a bad review in my monthly report and get me fired.

This follows a string of condescending remarks by both him and the maintenance mechanics. I haven't even been here a month and I already feel like I'm in a hostile work environment. My supervisor also takes this condescending tone when I bring it up with her, and she claims that "I should know what our expectations are because (the Russian) is training you"

The Russian is in fact not training me at all. He doesn't tell me what he expects because he can't. He treats me like an idiot and gets mad at me for the most basic shit, despite not even attempting to train me.

I can't talk to him about it because he literally won't understand a single word I say, and I can't talk to my supervisor about it because he's a senior employee and has a lot of leeway. He's not bluffing when he says he could get me fired.

I don't know who to turn to. I've already written an email to HR but I probably won't hear back until tomorrow. There's an employee assistance program but that's for therapy and whatnot. I'm also in a union but I'd rather not deal with them until its absolutely necessary.

If anyone has any other advice I'd appreciate it, otherwise this was just a rant. Anyways thanks for coming to my Ted talk.

Edit: I don't know what flair to use for this kind of post, sorry

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How to Go About Following Up?

Career Feed Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 23:38

I interviewed for a job on Thursday of last week. They told me they'd be in touch by Tuesday. I'm thinking if I don't hear from them Tuesday I oughta follow up with an inquiry. Would this be too aggressive? I already sent a thank you letter the day of the interview.

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Should I ask for my old job back?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 23:26

Like the title says, I'm thinking about asking for my old job back. I'm a senior in highschool, I know that they want me there, and if I talked to them, I know I'll get the job, but I have 2 problems; I have since then had 2 jobs in the past year, and I'll be going down a dollar if I decide to ask them for my old job back. However, I don't like how my current job is going. They're not supplying me with the hours that I want; My old job would give me whatever hours I wanted. And I enjoyed my old team better than my new team. I don't really mind going down a dollar, the thing that I'm stressing about is when I want to apply to future jobs. They're going to check my job history and realize that I don't stick around jobs for that often. If I request for my old job back, I will be comfortable staying for a while (1 - 2 more years). One other thing; Like I mentioned, I've since had 2 jobs since I quit the first one, however, I've only had the my current job for about 1 month.

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My boss treated me like his waitress in front of all my coworkers and right after gave me power over others... what's up with this dude? How would you have reacted?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 23:13

It was a very subtle power move. He organized a meeting to vent and reprimand a few of my coworkers who are bad at their job.

We had all got into the meeting room when I realized I forgot my phone outside, so I stood up and headed towards the door. We were 11 total and there was just two bottles of water on the table, so my boss sees me standing up and says "hey Pete, would you bring in some more water please?".

That's all he said. I understood he meant "for the group", but it still bothered me because a) nobody had touched those two bottles, b) nobody ever drinks on those meetings except for him, and c) I'm his damn waitress... I pretended it didn't bother me, replied "yeah, sure" on my way out, went out, grab my phone, two more bottles and got back in.

When I put them on the table I joked "this is all we have, so ration them!". At that point, one of my female coworker (the one my boss tried to have an affair with and who's essentially the "queen of the office") says "hey Pete, what about some sandwiches, would you bring some in please?"

She said it clearly joking, so I looked at her with smile, winked at her and sat back down without saying a word.

The meeting went on as expected: the 4 coworkers were reprimanded in front of everyone and were told to "get their shit together or get a new job".

However, after being treated like my boss' waitress, I got the golden treatment during the meeting: I was told in front of everyone to "do whatever I wanted with my tasks and offload them onto others if necessary", that "I had the power to pick and choose which tasks I wanted to do", and that "shitty employee A, B and C are at your disposal". He didn't say "shitty", but pointed at them. Total freedom.

Humiliated one moment, "rock-star employee" the next. Do you think he did it to show my coworkers who's the boss, or did it just rub me the wrong way?

EDIT: just a note, the same woman has been telling my boss in private to have a meeting like this to set all employees straight. She repeatedly told him which employees are good (herself and couple of others, both absent from this meeting) while everyone else needed to "have the talk".

And my boss did it...

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Can’t even work for fucking free

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:50

I’ve got a BSBA in marketing and economics. I’m a veteran. I had a 3.7 GPA in major, all while serving. I’ve got extensive volunteer experience, professional work experience in my field, and all I fucking want is a god damn permanent volunteer/internship at this point.

But no. I’m 0 for 7. Turned down every time.

I’m literally free. What the fuck is wrong with this country? Am I destined a lifetime of retail?


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Best application for jobs?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:49

What’s the best app for jobs?

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I Think I Got the Job? (Update!)

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:32

About 2 days ago I made a post on this sub reddit asking about what to do to prepare for an interview. I went on that interview today at subway! I talked to the very kind old lady there for what was about 5-10 minutes. Everything seemed to be going perfect and she even went over the hours I’d be working. She didn’t ask any Crazy or hard questions I’d have to think too long about to answer so that was nice of her. She told me to come in Saturday this weekend (I’d only be working weekends because of school and sports). The part that I’m hung up on is that she didn’t really flat out say “you got the job!” Or that she’d be calling me in a few days to see if she hired me. She just told me to come at 11 on Saturday to fill out some papers and for me to wear black pants and non slip shoes since she’ll give me the shirt and hat. My question is: do you think she hired me? Like am I an employee at this subway now or am I jumping the gun a little? Thanks to anyone that replies!

Edit: I also forgot to thank everyone for putting such nice and helpful comments on my last post. I really think that helped me a lot today so thanks guys!

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3rd working front desk and I feel incompetent

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:10

I am training at the front desk at an eye clinic. This is only my second job (I’m 19), the first being a bakery cashier. My current job has me answering phones, making appointments, checking in patients, pulling insurance, etc., sometimes all at once. I’m doing my best to keep up with my duties but I’m finding the level of multitasking to be overwhelming and I work slower than I can afford to. I’m feeling a bit dumb because of it, is it my inexperience or just me?

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What’s the best way to answer “Tell me about yourself”

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:27

I have an interview at US Bank corporate office. One of the most simplest and difficult question for me is “Tell me about yourself” I’ve heard to literally say who you are what you like to do. Others say talk about your experience.

How would you answer this?

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Needing experience to get experience

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:23

I've been out of school for about 3 years now, and am looking to make some moves within my career. Every time I look for a job that is within reach for me, the requirements say I need years of experience. Anyone have any tips on how to get experience when employers don't want to be the one to give it to you?

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Contract ended unexpectedly, what to say to other temp agencies?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:07

Hi Reddit,

I'm in a bit of a pickle and I need your help.

I was in a contract with a certain temp agencies, in this time other agencies/recruiters rang me to ask when will I be free to take on a contract with them and I gave them the date which is in December.

Problem is, I just got told my current contract ends today. They pulled the plug. Wouldn't be a problem if I didn't already give a certain date to my other recruiters.

So now I want to email those other recruiters to tell them I'm free now. How should I word this? Tell them I got the dates wrong? Or do you have a better idea?

Thanks for the help.

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Should I leave my job?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:02

Have been in my current role for 9 months and I just don't feel like I am fitting into the environment well. The work that I do is cool and it is the type of position I wanted however I feel very lonely as I am basically in an office alone for most of the day. There isn't really much in-person interaction that goes on in my role as most of it is via chat and email. This the first job I've ever held where I don't really interact with people much on a daily basis and it makes my mind go crazy. Previous jobs that I've held have forced me to communicate with people a lot and it makes the job feel real because you sense people's feelings and feel their good vibes after having a good interaction with them. This job makes me feel like I am talking to a computer all day and I do not like it. It makes me feel like I am not making a real impact and doesn't make me feel alive.

On the other hand my previous role to this one was a 3 month contract and before that I was in a role for 8 months after graduating college. During my time as a college student I worked 4 years as a part-time financial aid assistant. I now want to go back to doing financial aid full time because it's that last position that I've genuinely enjoyed.

I worry that my recent history will make it seem like I am a job hopper.

What should I do?

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5 sick days, haven't taken any in 2018 - should I burn a couple?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:55

I work in a client-focused role in software so I'm constantly getting emails, updates, etc from clients and internal teams. When I'm out, there's not really anyone to help back me up, so typically the next day is rough and it's serious catch-up. My job is extremely stressful some days and I could definitely use a mental health day or two.

I learned today I have 5 sick days that are use it or lose it. Firstly, I never really get sick. Second, I get anxiety when I see emails piling up in my inbox.

My plan is to burn one or two on a Wednesday/Thursday combo when I have few meetings.

Thoughts? I feel like since they're use it or lose it, I shouldn't be that guilty over them.

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How to manage over someone with more expierence? Please help?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:02

Recently my company hired someone to work under me and help in the sector of the store I oversee. After meeting this person, I was very happy to find that they seem to possess a lot of skills that are definetely needed for the job, but it appears they have a lot more expierence in our fields than I do. They also seem very opinionated, and were quick to compare how things are done to how they "would be done if they were in charge"

I am afraid of this person not respecting my position, or trying to undermine me or how I manage things to my employers/peers. What is the best way to avoid a power struggle with this person, and how to navigate this situation in general?

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Advice on confronting a manager

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:29

I'm in a bit of an awkward situation. I overheard our Engineering Manager telling our Senior Engineering Manager that he didn't think I was good enough for a position I just had an interview for last Friday. I'm not sure if he know I heard but it was surely something he didn't want me to hear as he got very quiet when he noticed me across the room.

I'm not entirely sure what I want to do.

On one hand, I want to know if there are any legitimate reasons why he would say this. I'm currently in a machining/engineering position that I'm not as good at as the other guys here. Those other guys have anywhere from 5 to 30 years experience while I'm working off of 1.5 so I'd think that would be expected. I'm not producing bad products, they're are just a few hiccups here and there that I must take care of and move on to another project.

My attendance is another thing that came up in the interview. I have a history of being late 1 or 2 minutes about once or twice a month. I'm averaging 53 hours a week this year and have a full time class load after work, so my supervisor has told me not to worry too much about it. On top of this, I'm dealing with some medical issues that are finally being fixed as of recently. I've been dealing with these issues since the end of last year.

My biggest issue here is the fact that I've never clicked with this boss well. I don't like his attitude very much but have always shown respect because that's what I have to do. He was my boss when I was an engineering assistant. I was given projects by the other engineers who didn't help me because they were incompetent. They couldn't answer my questions and I was forced to learn wiring, machining, plc programming, and design work on my own. This boss has never given me so much as an inkling of credit in this regard.

I suppose my reason for writing this is for advice on whether or not I should shoot him an email asking what's up. Would it just create more issues that will negatively affect me?

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Does anyone know any good entry level psychology jobs in the Bay Area?

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:48

I have a B.A. in Psychology and a Certificate in Industrial/Organizational psychology.

I graduted in 2013 and have not found anything relevant to my career that doesnt require a masters or phd.

The only entry level psychology jobs are ABA Behaviorist jobs that require you to drive to clients housed to work and i have no interest in that?

Anyone have any ideas or different ways to look at jobs for this field outside of the usual Monster, Linkedin, Indeed

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Lying is the only option for Employment.

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:27

Because of how bad America work structure has fallen the only way to get a job is to lie. For entry level jobs you now need a full life time of experience it seems. To get callbacks you don't need well written cover letters and resumes anymore you need to type generic letters full of keywords to get past the automated rejection. Then you need to lie on assessments that take as long as a college mid term test because apparently everyone snorts coke and is likely for work place violence.

So what the average company has taught new generations is to lie. So I will lie about my work history, my accomplishments, everything. And maybe I'll make enough money before they catch on. I mean we elect liars for presidents so America has taught me that to be successful you need to lie your ass off and worry about consequences later.

So to every young person out there just lie on your resumes but make it believable. Don't worry about getting caught companies want you to lie. America wants you to lie. No company wants to train you they want you to have 5 years experience out of school somehow so just put it on your resume. Say you were top of class they won't check. Throw your morals out the window and lie for the job you want. Hard work means nothing in this country. It's all about who you know and how well you lie. You're welcome.

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Finding a job without having to stop therapy

Jobs News Reddit - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:04

I'm looking for a job at the mo, I have a therapy appointment every Tuesday at 12 o'clock, I need to go and my therapist has no other available slots, but I have no idea how to go about applying for jobs to fit around that?

I don't particularly want to share with a new employer that I'm in therapy, it's kinda personal, and I don't want everyone working there to know that about me, it's not a great introduction, but I wouldn't know what else to say?

Do I apply for full time jobs and when I get an interview let them know I can't work Tuesdays? Or look for part time jobs and hope that they don't need me on a Tuesday? Ideally I'd work Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but I have a feeling I'm not going to find that, feeling really stuck here. Need the money of a full time job really!

Any advice on what to do? Thanks in advance!

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