I finally got a job offer. Decent pay...but finding a place to live has been a challenge AND my vehicle is driving really rough now and I would need the vehicle to do the job which is in another state. I've put almost 2000 in my vehicle in regards to repairs and it's still doing the same thing. I would have a long commute where I would be housed temporarily and my concern is if my vehicle will make it. I haven't officially started the job yet and I am now considering rescinding my acceptance of the position. It would be the most money that I have ever made on a job and I can't believe that I am considering having to turn it down. I need the money but I am also trying to mindful of other things like the commute and the current state of my car. I am a person of faith but I am also aware of the possibility that if something major happens to my car that I would not be able to work as I need to. I have to make my decision this weekend. I just dont want to feel like I am stuck where I am at and get depressed. There are no jobs here because it's a rural town. Everyone has to commute out to other cities to shop and work. I recently started some gig work driving to make ends meet, but I really need a good fulltime job with good pay. I don't want to be fearful of a vehicle tearing up. I even considered sleeping in my car at one point to be closer to the job until I found something but even if the car tore up Rideshares would be too expensive and I don't think it would be good practice or acceptable go do home visits through a rideshare. Anyway I'm sure my grey roots are happy they got some energy this week from all of my worrying. I can't even say this is a faith over fear matter. I'm just trying to be real. I'm so torn.
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New here and taking the leap!
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Please share your success networking stories - if you found a job through networking how did you do it?
How many people did you call? Did you find contacts on LinkedIn and approach?
I am having hard time with it. I was given notice and emailed/ texted people just to connect and talked. Very few even responded. I know it is a numbers game, but it is so lonely and discouraging - like begging for a job...
But they say it is still more effective than applying on the web.
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I saw how my colleagues were freaking out and then I heard about this concept. So I did what I thought was quietly quitting - I just did the minimum required of me. Then we got our monthly numbers and I was ahead of plan!
Give it a shot!
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Once someone signs an offer letter, is it generally okay to give notice to your present employer?
(Basically, it's a contract, yes?)
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Is it discrimination to let the oldest employee work all nights and weekends when a younger inexperienced person is taken into a position?
We did have fair scheduling until this person came into the group, she says she can not get a baby sitter. So another employee and myself have all the nights, except one. He gets a couple of days during the week, I sometimes get one on the weekend?
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Searching the internet
I was looking through job postings that are in my field just to see what's out there and I'm finding an increasing number of employers requiring a master's degree and at least 5 years of experience with salaries in the 40k range...you have got to be kidding me.
This isn't so much about me but I find that offensive. A master's degree to be paid less than the national average in the US...got it. I'm also shocked because when I started in this field about 2 years ago in an entry-level position with a bachelor's degree that was the salary range with the requirements being a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience with the specific job required but other general skills related to it. I feel I got extremely lucky but I'm also wondering if you can move up salary-wise in this field with experience alone.
The way the goalposts are constantly being moved is outrageous.