Greetings to those of the online community.
My thoughts pertain to Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." I neither understood nor appreciated the text while I was in high school; however, I have discovered similarities between Willy Lowman and myself. Today, I am writing to bring up an important detail that I find is often overlooked. Occupational depression is a common case in a variety of workers; in those who are mistreated by management; in those who are under paid for extra work demanded by superiors; and in those who have been striving for a career choice that is left unfulfilled. Regardless of the reason, there should be more awareness to occupational depression. I'm writing this because I tend to fall into this category- I have a Bachelor's degree in English and Sociology but still work in a retail environment that does not pay adequately. Please do not think this post is over emotional and written for self help needs. I am addressing an issue that some people may experience but do not know how to mend their pain. After all, working with superiors who lack compassion and awareness can add to the frustration of going to your job. We live in a society dictated by a mechanical system of working day after day. However, one's workplace should be a happy place- an environment we look forward to clocking in and interacting with those around us. Though, the perfect job seems to not exist- we must continue to remain positive. Despite the feelings of self inadequacy and despair- those who suffer from occupational depression need to look into further options. No matter how many times you are rejected from a new position, you must continue to look elsewhere. No one deserves to suffer and begin hating themselves for feeling trapped in a workplace where supervisors only think of their employees as resources. We are all humans who need to see each other more as sisters and brothers- who need to reach out to those who appear to have an internal struggle. By even a simple act of kindness and gesture of support, we can show these individuals that they are not alone. When the going gets tough, we have to push ourselves even greater. We cannot allow ourselves to be placed in a situation or environment that makes us desire an end. Last year, I wanted to die- however, this year I want to fly. I want to become a writer- an artist- but no matter the difficulty in achieving that goal: I won't stop. I encourage you to think about those who you work with- do they seem to behave differently than what you're used to seeing? Or maybe you find yourself thinking that it is better to give up? Whatever the situation is, we cannot allow occupational depression to continue to exist. We must spread awareness when we can and give a light to those in need of support. Overall, we must inspire the working communities to end their corporate cold mentality and rebuild themselves with a greater sense of compassion. I know this is difficult and may not be done with regards to the greed in the world. However, there is no reason to stop fighting against this sort of corruption.
All I ask, is that we work together as sister and brother- defending each other against the harsh negativities that find their way in the workplace.
With all of that said: Thank you for listening.
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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.
You can read it here:
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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.