Hi ladies (and gents) I've been posting about my current situation where I am overloaded at work after letting people go during the Pandemic...but, they kept all of accounting so we could collect payments and just gave us more duties. My supervisor does not know how to actually supervise. The cattiness is abundant and HR told me they wouldn't let my Supervisor know my complaints then tell me 2days later they fwd my email to her. Wow! This company is shady AF. They had stopped Contributing to our 401k since April 2020 promising that it would come back December 2020 and it never did. I just found out that my HSA card has been suspended because they haven't actually been paying the company but it's coming out of my paycheck pre-tax...the list goes on and on.
I was hesitant to do this because so many people have been displaced since the Pandemic and are seeking new opportunities but I decided that I needed to start seeking employment in April 2021 and interviewed with several companies my three main goals for my future career:
1. non-profit industry or govt.
2. 100% remote position
3. $60K minimum salary with benefits.
I am happy to say, I was offered several job opportunities that fell short of my 3 main goals. I still strongly considered a few and 1 was an offer from a past colleague/friend. But it was not ever going to be remote. 1+hr drive (1way) in traffic..no thank you. But they did offer a little over my asking.
The position I wanted, that I felt was mine from day 1 I finally got an offer yesterday. It ticks ALL of my goal boxes, plus a sign on bonus and almost $20K more than my asking. I could not be more excited or pleased.
I'm not bashing all HR professionals either, some of my friends are in HR, it's a difficult career choice.
Please, please never sell yourself short. I believe in manifesting what you want in life. Journal about it, think about it. Even saying to yourself "I deserve this, this is my job. I work for this company. No matter how silly it may seem. What we put out into the universe we will receive back in some way or another. Thank you all for the support and criticism. Both were needed.
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Five years ago today, I filed for unemployment compensation.
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Question for employers, hiring managers, recruiters, and those in charge of conducting job interviews: would you ever consider implementing any of the following practices when preparing to schedule an interview?
• Providing the questions you intend to ask the applicant in advance so that they have time to prepare
• Allowing the applicant to choose which interview format they prefer (phone call, video call, video call platform with camera off, etc.)
If not, why not? Trying to gather information for a research project.
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