Is it normal to think about wanting to quit your job every single day? I work in an area of IT that I’m very dissatisfied with because the environment is extremely bro-like and I’m obviously not a bro, and although I’m an American citizen, I have an accent too. They cannot relate to me the way they relate to each other, hence they treat me different. They also bond over Happy Hour, and I don’t drink alcohol, so I don’t go anymore. I did go a couple of times, but got drunk easily, and I had to drive home. I don’t want to drink and drive.
Work-wise, I’m not doing what I’d like to do, which is Cybersecurity. I started the job 3 months ago. The job description doesn’t fit my main tasks, but when I interviewed they kinda of vaguely described what I’ll be doing. The only thing that keeps me in this job is sucking it up for 6 months at least for the experience, and the paycheck. I feel like if a dispute arises, they’ll automatically believe the guys because they’re more bonded. Another dissatisfaction I have is that the job can be performed remotely easily, but the manager is very resistant to let the newer employees work from home, while he works from home 1-2 times per week. I would be more productive from home because the isolated environment would allow me to focus more, while the current open space work setting is very loud and distracting.
A little background about me, I have a Bachelor’ degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, a CompTIA Network+ certification, CompTIA Security+ , Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and MOS Excel certifications.
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Please HR people, what EXACT information is given to the employer when a credit check is done?
How specific or complete is the information? Is it just the credit score or more details like the amount of outstanding debt and past due amounts? Thank you!
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Has anyone left their full time toxic job for a contract role ?
I work with a very condescending, micromanaging manager and honestly it makes me sick to my stomach every time she puts a 1:1 on my calendar. I currently have a part time contract role that is way better environment wise, but no benefits. They offered me more hours and I am considering it.
Additional info: Contract role is well paying and is a level up from my current role. So pays more, better environment.
what would you do in my shoes ?
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It's tough to overestimate how effective these two tools — visualization and mindfulness meditation — are when trying to figure out what in the world your dream job really is.
I know this because I've engaged this holistic and empowering method personally and with hundreds of students and clients.
One of the many reasons it's so instrumental in gaining clarity is because we tend to romanticize what we think our dream job is. That can pull us off-course really fast, and we often feel like we've gone too far down that road toward it to turn back, so we're disappointed yet again finding ourselves in a job that's not a great fit.
In today's post on my blog "Reimagine," we look at what visualization and mindfulness meditation are in the context of a dream-job pursuit and how separately and together they can transform your experience.
If you would love to change jobs but have no clue what you’d rather do instead, or you find yourself trying to find a new opportunity but not gaining traction, this approach may be exactly what you need.
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My manager does not listen.
she will jump in and take the conversation in the wrong direction and provide wrong information.
I tried telling her the client had issues with something, she cut me off and said the contract is under review that’s why the issues. It sounded wrong so I clarified but she further explained the contract being in review. I know my information was clear therefore I believed her. During a meeting with my client I passed along the info and they had no idea there was contract issues and after they emailed my boss and I.
my boss responded that she was not aware of any contact issues. Now the client is confused why I told them there were issues and even questioning my abilities.
She has done stuff like this before, today in a different client meeting she made me look incompetent.
how do I address this with my boss or do I just ignore her when she does it? my worry is sounding childish and being a complainer but I also don’t care to look bad to clients.
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Approaching month 7 of being laid off.
I recently got my job rejection letter after 3 rounds of a (seemingly) successful interview process; which took a total of 2 months, BTW. I am of course left feeling DEFEATED, however. I am wondering if there should have been something within the months-long process I could have done or inquired about etc.? Like a clue to have let me know hey, they aren't as serious about hiring you as it appears. Just in an effort to be better prepared for next time, that was a huge waste of time I actually missed out on the Job Fair
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Lots of people sell their coaching services on this platform.
I think this episode is worth listening to before engaging a Coach.