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Company being super awkward about offer, acting like I've accepted it, but I don't think I will - how to deal with this?

Jobs News Reddit - 2 hours 19 min ago

I applied for a position at a company starting in 2022, and whilst I should be interviewing for that some time in December, they asked if I wanted to interview in the meantime for a 2 day/week, 6-month-contract position. The job didn't sound very interesting at all, but I interviewed and came across enthusiastic (as you should) even though I wasn't sure I'd want the job.

I got the offer letter through and I'd be taking a £1500/year paycut to work an extra day a week. The job is technically within the field I want to be in, but not remotely related to what I want to do in that field. I am undecided if I will accept the offer but will need to decide by the end of today.

The problem is that they're acting like I've accepted the offer - everyone's saying "welcome onboard!!" and I've even been sent details of my induction/onboarding - for a job I haven't accepted. It's making me really uncomfortable and putting a lot of pressure on my decision making. If I wasn't interviewing for the position I actually want in December, I wouldn't care but I don't want to burn any bridges if I decide not to take the job. The notice period for the first 3 months is 1 week, so if I join and it's bad I could just leave, but that seems like another way to burn a bridge when I am interested in the full-time role in 2022.

Anyone experienced something weird like this before? How did you approach it, particularly if you ended up deciding not to take the offer?

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Quitting / changing part time job for university?

Jobs News Reddit - 2 hours 40 min ago

Is it a good reason to quit part time job so I could focus on my university grades? I wasn’t doing so well last semester since I focused on starting new part time jobs and hoping I’ll do better next semester. How can I tell my manager I want to work less time (limit days) and if I can’t I might have to quit and change jobs?

Would it affect my future jobs due to this reason? How early should I tell them about this?

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About to really let my managers down- help

Jobs News Reddit - 2 hours 42 min ago

Hi, so before I get into anything, here's a bit of context:

.I'm 17

.I'm English; I live and work in the UK

.I'm on a 0-hour contract

.I work at a pub/restaurant/hotel

.I've been employed since October 9th

Okay, story time:

Basically, the situation is that my very very nice managers have told me that they need me to work 5-10 on Christmas Eve and 11:30-4 on Christmas Day. Now, I'd be more than happy to do this- except my dad, who takes me to work (I don't drive and I work more or less in the middle of nowhere, so there're no bus routes) is refusing to do so. I completely understand; he's really busy throughout the year and he only gets five days off, so he doesn't want to be driving me to work on Christmas Day. He's said that I can work before 6 on X-Mas Eve, but no later. My only option other than asking not to work is to get an Uber, which would be ridiculously expensive over Christmas, and leaves me having ruined what should be a nice couple of days for my family.

Yesterday, when I was told those hours, I did say that I’d have to check (knowing full well that my parents would say “no”) but the manager I was speaking to said that being on a 0-hour contract doesn’t mean I get to choose when I work, it just means I’m not guaranteed work. I've checked, and she's pretty much right.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to call in tomorrow when one of them is there and be really apologetic about it (and spin the lie my dad suggested about us going away to visit family. I don’t really want to fib to them, but it’s my best option). My mum said to me last night “what’s the worst thing that can happen?” and I said “well, they could fire me”- and they could, but I don’t really anticipate it coming to that. It’s more that I don’t want to be seen as the staff fuck-up, and frankly, I really like my managers so I don’t want to let them down. And I always apologise profusely for everything, so is it really going to mean anything to them if I just apologise some more?

TL;DR: Help, my managers are adamant that I should be at work late on X-Mas Eve and in the afternoon on X-Mas Day, but I can’t be (when I put it like that, it doesn’t sound too dire).

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Hiring Senior Engineers for a early stage startuip

Jobs News Reddit - 2 hours 45 min ago

We are at a very very early stage of the startup and looking for first few core members to build the Org.

Language - Preferably Python but language not a big headache.

Experience of previous startups is helpful.

Consulting if not willing to join outright is fine too. Capability and hours to contribute are the only 2 critical requirements.

We are based out of Bangalore.

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Declined giving interview because HR was not sure about shift.

Jobs News Reddit - 3 hours 24 min ago

I was tired of giving 3 rounds of interviews and then at the salary negotiation getting to know that I am not taking even 5% hike if I join.... So today I asked HR beforehand about salary and shift (I was working rotational and wanted day shift). As soon as she said "I am not sure but sometimes you have to do night...sometime" I said fuck it and declined the interview offer.

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Co worker ignores me and gives me the icy cold shoulder. No idea why, only known him a couple months.

Jobs News Reddit - 3 hours 44 min ago

So at my place of work there is a co worker and we both do the same job here but he just ignores me completely. Zero eye contact, seems to really go out of his way to do the opposite of working together. Even saying good morning to him in the morning is a futile exercise, he ignores me.

When he is required to talk to me, it is extremely monosyllabic and curt, one word answers only. This one time we were both required to go somewhere to be shown something, instead of us both going together, he just walked straight past me and charged off. He knew we were both required there, anyone else would have stopped and said 'right let's go then'. He really does have absolutely zero interest in working together, and the worst thing is he ignores me! I asked him once if things are OK between us, he just frowned and pretended I didn't say anything.

I have had unpleasant co workers before but this is a pretty unique case for me. No he does not have some kind of aspergers or something because he is pretty Norma and friendly with everyone else. It's having a negative effect on me because he is actually extremely competent at his job, he only needs to be shown how to do something once and he will replicate that task without fault. He really goes out of his way to do things himself, zero communication and constantly sidelines me. It feels like he is determined to make me look as useless as possible as he is more experienced in the job and does not want to share the workload so I can both learn the job and take the workload off him. He is such a goddamn bastard and I don't know what to do. Its a completely passive type of asshole.

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Leaving a new job because it’s not the right fit

Jobs News Reddit - 5 hours 10 min ago

I recently left my job after a year due to a toxic culture and change in management structure. The boss was a bit of a bully and never made me feel valued even though I know I was well over performing. It was stressful and the pay was poor, it looked like there was no clear career progression either. But I genuinely liked the work. After I quit my boss made my final 4 weeks difficult to say the least and two others walked too. It was the right decision.

But now I’m a week into my new job and it’s pretty clear I made a mistake. I’m super bored, I’m barely using any of the skills I’ve painstakingly built up and I’m a lot less stressed but worried that if I stay here I’ll lose all the skills I built up and I’ll be in a worse off position. The one good thing is it’s given me clarity about what I don’t want to do, but that really sucks for me and them.

I feel like the interview made the role sound way more enticing and they talked about how all my skills would help the business so much. I was excited to put them into practice. But now they’re saying I can’t access the systems the rest of the team does because I’m not as experienced even though I’m very good at all of that. I’m in a senior role but being treated like an intern.

Anyway I have other interviews lined up this week and at least one of them might be my dream job. I’ll feel really guilty for leaving so quickly and my parents keep telling me how I can’t do that and it’s a terrible career move. But my partner is really supportive.

Does anyone have advice/anecdotes about similar situations? I’m in digital marketing if that helps. But in my gut I think I have to leave if another opportunity arises. Does anyone have advice on quitting at this stage?

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Age gap at work

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 22:25

I feel like I’m not respected by my coworkers because of my age and my lack of experience, I’ve been getting treated like the “new guy” for 6 months now and this is a completely different work environment from what I’m used to, I’m 18 and the next youngest employee is 34 so I’m really struggling to relate to my coworkers and it’s starting to affect my working relationships with a few of them. If anyone has tips on how to navigate a large age gap in the workplace I’d love to hear it because I’m really tired of being called “kid” and “buddy” in the office.

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Jobs Relating to Outer Space

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 21:12

I’ve been wanting to change my job to something I actually enjoy, and I realized that I’m very interested in space and always have been. I feel like a lot of the jobs relating to space is in the engineering field which I’m not in. Are there any other jobs that you recommend that involve space, but not engineering? I’m in the business consulting field at the moment and am even willing to go back to school if I have to, I’m just confused on what to study. This has been on my mind for a while, so recommendations would be much appreciated because I’m so lost!

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Ever received a rejection email for a job you are currently in?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 20:52

I am currently hired and doing the job and I got a rejection email saying they have moved foreword. What tactic is that or am I overthinking?

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Applying for jobs with a masters but not a bachelors degree

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 20:44

I have a bit of a unique situation where I have two masters (an MA and an MPA both from world leading institutions) but no bachelors degree.

My first degree came from a program where you'd study at the undergraduate level for two years and then at the graduate level for two years (it wasn't a US school). If you made it through all four years, you got your MA. Only those who left after the third year would get a bachelors. The school didn't bother to award a bachelors to those who made it through the entire four year program.

I keep running into a problem where my resume is getting rejected by computers because, I suspect, my lack of a bachelors. What should I do to get around this? I'd rather not have to lie on my resume or make it seem less impressive than it was.

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Exhausted From Job Hunting

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 19:10

I've been looking for a career for over a year now with no luck. I really don't want to work a dead end job. But I feel as if I do well in interviews and then just get ghosted. Any tips? Just really want to move out of my parent's basement and live on my own again. (I am a veteran if that makes any difference).


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Picked up an extra part-time job and they're already scheduling me outside of my availability.

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 19:09


I picked up a part-time job at a coffee shop in a grocery store nearby. During my interview, I gave the hiring manager my availability for the holiday season. Clearly typed out on a physical piece of paper. It's nothing crazy, a few afternoons I can't work and 2 full days when I'm absolutely NOT available. However, I did offer to work the mornings (until 1pm) on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Also most weekends I can work at least one day. He said great, you're hired.


Except apparently this guy doesn't actually run the coffee shop and never communicated any of this to the guy who does run the coffee shop. He didn't even pass on the piece of paper.

I find out today that they already scheduled me for one of the afternoons that I need off and that the two days I can't work at all fall within a "requests off will not be honored" time period around Christmas. So it's very likely (according to my new coworker) that I will indeed be expected to work on those two days AND that I could also be expected to work until 5pm on Christmas Eve, which would require me to miss an important family gathering that requires travel.

What. The. Heck. Why?

I mean, I get why. They're short staffed and they need people, desperately. But are they really expecting me to just cancel all of these plans, some of which will result in financial loss, just... because they said so?

Smh. What do I do?

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How do you deal with not being so nervous?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 18:15

So after MONTHS of searching, doing job interviews, I finally got offered a position. I start to 11/29/2021. And since I got offered the job I've been super NERVOUS. Because I just wanna do a great job, and succeed. Maybe it's because I don't know what to expect, and I overthink ALOT. But I've been thinking about it heavy for the past 2 weeks and even the day before I start. This is only my second job I've had (M)24. Anyways how do you all calm yourself to not be so nervous? I'm trying to stay positive, reassure myself I got this, and keep good vibes because having a positive mental state can help. Thank you so much in advance!

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I Left My Job Due to Harassment, Now my Boss Desperately Wants Me Back (Should I Go Back?)

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 18:07

I've been at the job in question longer than the two new employees (almost a year). The store employees consist of myself, two other guys, and the store owner. Store Owner is absent from shop during the day since he operates other business.

After working with these new employees, it became apparent that the new manager was very insecure about me and was trying to get me fired. Since I know more about how the machines in the shop run than himself. The other guy doesn't want to help out with orders and gets angry with I ask him to help out. He's very hostile towards me, yells at me, and calls me a "delusional woman." Since the manager guy was talking smack about me to my ower every second he could, and hostile guy yelling at me every second he got, I decided to leave.

So, I handed my keys in; owner got very mad at me saying that I did nothing, and admitted that the two other guys were talking smack about me behind my back. Fast forward four days later, he sent a text begging me to come back since I was vital to the operation of this business.

IDK what to do. All advice would be helpful.

TLDR: Left a hostile work environment. Now they want me back since I was a vital and skilled employee.

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Does anyone get scared of being laid off or fired? If so, how do you cope with the thought?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:20

At the start of the pandemic, I got laid off and that affected me a ton because I worked so hard. next thing i knew I was on unemployment for more than a year. I have since found a job with alright pay and benefits, but the ‘what if’ of being laid off lingers in the back of my mind consistently. Not to mention tailoring your resume and looking for a new job takes a while. How do you cope with these thoughts?

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People always say that you shouldn't become too friendly with your coworkers, so as to avoid mixing your personal and professional lives. But how else are people who move to new cities for work supposed to make friends and build a new social life?

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:11

I'm graduating from college soon, and I have a job offer that would have me relocating to a completely new city where I don't know anybody. Naturally the prospect of moving to a new city can be exciting, but I also want to make new friends and have people to hang out with after work and on the weekends. This company is hiring me along with an entire class of fresh-out-of-college graduates like me, and I'm obviously excited to meet them.

But everywhere I look online, people say to keep your personal life separate from your professional life. If I took this advice after I moved to the new city, and kept everyone I meet from work at a professional distance, I wouldn't exactly have a personal life to keep private.

Obviously I'm not gonna hit the bars and get shitfaced with my supervisors, but surely it's okay to hang out with and become friends with your coworkers who are your age, right?

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Success and Disappointment Megathread for the Week

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:00

This is the weekly success and disappointment Megathread for the week. Please post all of your successes and disappointments for this week, including job offers and other victories, as well as any venting of frustration, in this thread, and this thread only. Thanks!

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Ethical Dilemma - Forced Unpaid Overtime

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 14:51

I work as a Program Manager Contractor for a large company. All contractors work hourly. My job is to approve the Financials for over 100 projects. It used to be that every February, June, and October, there would be major project deliveries requiring teams to work long hours. Overtime was common. Occasionally, if one of the regular employees in Product Management, refused to pay for the overtime we would retroactively adjust their hours in the early days of the next month before "Actuals" hit, locking everything in.

There were rare exceptions where we would let someone take some time off the next month, but still pay them in order to compensate them for the time they worked.

As the company has rolled out Agile, deliveries have sped up unsustainably, with Contractors working more and more overtime to keep pace.

There was an announcement that there would no longer be adjustments to reported time and cracking down on the paid time off workaround. There is no schedule, scope, or headcount relief. I have pointed out that hitting our Delivery dates will not be possible without the usual final "push" and the feedback I got was no overtime and disciplinary action for people working on projects that slip.

As a Contractor, I feel like this company is outsourcing the squeezing of the people whose time and project Financials I approve to me. And I don't see a way to avoid breaking the law with respect to unpaid overtime.


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I don’t see any jobs that look decent on Indeed.

Jobs News Reddit - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 14:03

These customer service jobs and other jobs don’t click with me. I don’t know what to apply for that I’ll get. I have a stupid AA in Business and it’s not even going to help me find a job. I don’t even like anything business related. Female in her mid 40s.

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