Im extremely overwhelmed & am at my wit's end with how my life is going with my career which is absolutely nonexistent.
June 14,2023 at 1:59AM UTC
Everytime I start working at a job, I'm lied to about the type of job I will be doing, am told I will have certain benefits and will be able to telework, & am always thrown into alot of chaos & confusion. I graduated from college 7 years ago & have worked in nothing but toxic work environments but I am have very hard working employee who shows up to work everyday, is courteous, professional, and is always looking to help people but yet I always find myself in these situations.. I'm miserable in my career and have thought about giving up and moving back home but i know I would be taking 10 steps backwards if I do. I was laid off in Feb. due to being in a temporary job & budget cuts & am in yet another temporary job. I've been applying for countless jobs, have been working with staffing agencies, & yet all I ever get contacted for are temporary jobs. In my current role which is temporary/contractual, I was lied to about being able to telework and when i started working in the position, i went several days without consistent work & a full day's worth of work to do. Three months have passed and i continue to receive work that is sproadic and unpredictable. My coworker who used to be the receptionist at the front desk recently applied and interviewed for a position in my section and got the job. I received a call from my recruiter at the agency i work for & she said they were going to extend my contact becaubecause they need help with the phones. ITS startling to become an everyday thing where im being asked to cover lunches at the front desk. What happened to the duties i got hired to do when i started working in this position? WOULD i be wrong if I contacted my recruiter to let her know how frustrated i am about my duties and responsibilities changing and not seeing this place as being someplace i would like to be working at in the long run?
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