Ladies - I need help!
So, my company moved our office building to a new city, turning my 25 min. commute into a 1 hr. 15 min. commute. In between the announcement about the move and the actual move (which was ~6-7 months) there was absolutely NO communication about the transition, which was really frustrating for me. I have an old car, and am just starting out in my career so I'm not making very much money. I feel like I'm getting a pay decrease at this point, thinking about the extra gas money and miles on my car (not to mention that I will probably have to get a newer car to make this drive in the winter).
During the start of the pandemic, I worked from home for about three months. When were were told we had to come back into the office, I used that as an opportunity to ask my manager if I could continue to work from home a few days a week to offset the time and cost of my drive after the move. He was all for it! He said we had worked very well from home and I was really excited. But when he discussed it with some of the higher ups, they said no.
There have also been a large amount of layoffs recently and no one in the company feels like they have job security - I've heard that from more than a few people, including my manager.
Things are starting to feel a bit toxic, and I'm feeling so lost right now. Am I making too big of a deal about this? I have been looking for other jobs but moved from Customer Service to an Analyst position (with some college but no degree) about 1.5 years ago and just don't seem to have the experience that people are looking for yet.
I need some honest opinions. Do I stick it out and hope for the best? Or should I keep trying to find something new?
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I hope everyone is having a good day and a great manager.
True story from World War II: A man who was a junior lieutenant got posted as a glorified clerk at The Army War College Fort Leavenworth Kansas. When he arrived he was the lowesrt ranking person in the whole placr and you know the military is about rank
The general in charge of the whole institution called an all hands meeting to introduce eveyone to "Lieutenant Forsdale". He told them to treat every word Lieutenant Forsdale might say as if he himself had said it.
How about that for a boss?
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Thank you's on emails ??
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I started a new job in October.
I was unemployed for 7bmonths due to a layoff and was at that job for 6 years. While it had its ups and downs, I loved that job and likely lost my identity in it. This job, while the perks benefits and office is beautiful, is not for me at all. They offer learning credits that you can use how you see fit and I'm planning to use mine to pay for my Digital Marketing professional certificate from Coursera so I can leave this role by next June.
I feel like I've lost the desire to stay loyal to these employers. I stayed loyal for 6 years for nothing only to be thrown out like garbage.
Anyone else ever feel like I'm not being loyal anymore, I'm doing what's best for myself and my family? That's how I feel these days.
Also, I'd love to hear from any digital marketing professionals regarding the kinds of programs/etc I should begin learning.
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A man needs a dream to run after and when you don't have one it is high time you do so.
A lot of things has happened and different generations are gone without achieving anything . All they have got is work and bills to pay. It really suck!
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I left a job 7 months ago after being there almost 9 years. The last 2 I did my best to tolerate an extremely toxic environment after a new supervisor was put in place. Verbal abuse, age discrimination, retaliation, bullying, just barely scratches the surface of the environment. It was taking a toll on my health, both mentally and physically. Long story short, I was able to settle with the company through an attorney (to avoid legal proceedings). I’m having a horrible time in interviews when they ask why I left. My explanation has been that “after a corporate restructuring, they began enabling behaviors that were not consistent with my values so I made the unfortunate decision to look for new challenges”. Im getting reactions that tell me they don’t believe me, almost incredulous looks and snarky comments from hiring managers. Obviously I’m trying not to bad mouth my previous employer but not sure how else to broach that subject — especially when they ask what I’ve been doing since then (looking for a job, LOL!?) I leave the interview feeling defeated, although my skills and resume are definitely getting me through to 2nd and 3rd interviews. Anyone gave any other suggestions or insights into this? Leaving without something else lined up was definitely not ideal, but I had to put my health first. I tried for too long to make it work over there.