I got a call from a recruiter about a "sexy" company. I'm not really looking, at nearly 60 and wanting to let me all grey hair actually be grey, I'm hoping to spend six to seven years where I am.
Anyone I too the call and three interviews later the job is being reconsidered.
I'd rather hear they are going another way. Of course they want someone younger and thinner and maybe these aren't the reasons they are reconsidering. I need to just let it go.
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Why are we, as women, harder on other women than men?
Throughout my career, I EXPECTED men to give me a hard time and push me around - I was a woman in a historically "man's" field and I battled my fair share of sexism throughout my career. I was passed over for roles and watched them given to men far less experienced, skilled and personable. I was called emotional, bitchy and even told I lacked "gravitas" because I was caring, friendly and engaging with my team. One person even told me I "smiled too much to be taken seriously." I expected that kind of treatment from men and I succeeded without their support. But tell me, why are we, as women, so hard on other women, sometimes even harder than men? We pick apart the superficial - looks, clothes, makeup but also the professional - attitudes, skills, experience - in a callous and extreme way. Even in his safe space, sometimes, we are rough on a person even just asking for advice. In your opinion, and this is why I'm asking, why do YOU think we do this? Societal indoctrination? Overcompensation? Or something else? (P.S. - I'm asking for engagement, I'm not in a bad place and need advice - anymore! LOL. I'm about 15 years past it. I just truly would love to hear your thoughts.)
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If you have a DAW complaint in work and i am off with stress for 6 months.
Can i retire and still have my grievance heard.
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I've become completely uninterested in my job
Bit of a long one so bear with me. I've worked for this organisation for 14 years and the whole time this place has been infamous for workplace bullying; in 2014 it was ranked top in the sector for it. Despite many staff feeding back about it over the years, absolutely nothing has changed aside from a marked increase in what's called Wellbeing Washing; lots of posters and corporate slogans about respect and kindness. However senior management still continue to employ and promote people with demonstrable track records in constructive dismissal, bullying and abuse. It's reached a point now where you have two camps; one camp who come here, are appalled by people's conduct and immediately leave, and the other (my camp) who have just become kind of numb to it all (thanks, Sertraline).
The problem is I work in a part of the country where roles paying what I'm on are incredibly thin on the ground and it'll be at least a couple of years before I could conceivably work elsewhere for less money (I have family caring responsibilities so relocation is off the table at the moment).
We recently restructured and I've been put into a role that pays more than I've ever made before and it's a new role which is (or should be) quite exciting as it means I can kind of make of it what I want. However after 14 years of endless abuse, politics and toxicity I just don't mentally have the drive to care. I have no loyalty to this place any more, I take no pride in the work I do because this is a place that rewards politicians and not hard work.
I need to work out a way I can muster up the energy and motivation for a couple of years to do this job and then I can leave and never, ever come back. How do you regain your mojo after 14 years of endless abuse and being made to feel meaningless? It might be a new job but I still report up to the same scumbags who've made this place hell for so many good people.
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I was recently fired from my job.
I received a request to interview via Zoom with a company I had applied to in March. The interview was quick (20 minutes) and although it went smoothly I wasn’t sure what my chances were. They have since requested an in-person 2nd interview and I’m not sure what to say about no longer being employed. Advice?
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A growth opportunity weird negotiation
im working for a startup in the US from Spain, Since I live here in Spain I have to register as an autonomours worker to pay for my own taxes which are a lot.
here in Spain companies pay a 25-30% on top of gross salary that goes to taxes and allow benefits like medical coverage, maternity leave etc.
Since my company doesn’t have a presence here i registered as an autonomous and I paid ALL my taxes but I work like a full time employee, there are companies that can help handling international contracts and I presented this option to the company
I work for they told me they could only paid the handling fee ($600) but I would have to cover from my gross salary the taxes supposes to be paid by the employer plus the normal employee deductions, I proposed all
of the above in my current position. When they said they could pay the handling fee but move me to a new position with more responsabilities, managing people which I have been doing already.
They never provided me with a calculation of my net payment in both situation (local contract vs Autonomous worker) I had to calculate everything on my own and I realized it wasn’t worth to have the local contract so I ask them to give me the fee as an increased in my new position and I will keep managing my taxes.
[To offer some context I wanted a normal employee contract cause as an Autonomous worker I have to pay accountats fill taxes every 3 months is for sure and added stress]
in the end they say no and just offered to give a $200 increase and they said that its because my salary is almost equal to my boss’s he is from Argentina and negotiated an extremely low salary for a directors position and of course he is a man.
I feel really bad and even though I want the title of my new position for my resume I don’t want them to announce it company wide cause it was a really bad deal for me, and I don’t want to fake excitement or anythint cause that mostly benefit from them.
what do you think?
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