I just need a place to vent.
I was let go a few months back, after having gotten Covid myself and having a really rough time recovering from it. Like a lot of other people I am struggling to find work and make ends meet.
Covid really wrecked me - I strained the muscles in my back and abs so bad I couldn't sit up after dry coughing for 3 months, I lost my sense of taste and smell for nearly the whole time I was coughing, and I was so weak that I couldn't even walk up to my apartment without stopping to sit down even after I was deemed 'better' by doctors.
I actually did have 6 months worth of an emergency fund saved up, but that's all gone now, and I have $1000 left to my name. I foolishly thought I'd get a job sooner, but I didn't after months of trying and either being rejected, having the job be put on hold as the company started to suffer from the effects of Covid, or had companies offer me such low-ball offers that it wouldn't make ends meet regardless.
Unemployment is backed up for months, and my employer decided to try to fight my right to unemployment, which means the process is now going to take even longer, even though the state themselves said they find it hard to believe that the company is trying to contest anything given it's Covid, and I have clear evidence in emails from the company that I am eligible for unemployment.
I have no other options, I can't take out out a personal loan because I don't have any family, I have too many student loans still withstanding, and with Covid banks are being more strict about who they give out loans too.
I'm flat out on my wits end. I was orphaned really young, I had a job since I was 11 so I could eat and get to school. But I never felt afraid of not being able to survive because I knew I could always find work either as a server or otherwise. This is truly the first time in my life that I am actually terrified of being homeless. In college I slept in my car, but I didn't care as I had done it on camping trips before. Now it's December, my last family member that I did have that would have helped me, my grandmother, died last year, and I literally have no one who can help me. My best friend died from a freak heart attack a few years ago, and I dumped my boyfriend of 7 years this past September after he did 2 years of deployment, and basically told me he had thoughts of hurting himself, and taking me with him...
My landlord, even though I've paying on time every time since I moved in nearly 3 years ago, is not an understanding person. She either wants rent all at once, or get out. I can't make a deal with her to pay half now and then half later on, which is just adding to the stress... I am having to choose between food and my rent at this point, and unless I get unemployment soon, I am going to be out on the street.
I feel absolutely hopeless.
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How much negotiation is reasonable?
At the beginning of the process, very rich company said their budget was 80-90k. I said that was below my desired salary but would be willing to learn more about the total compensation, etc. I was laid off a few months ago and making 115k - I was hoping to at least come close but this market is insane. It's the same job responsibilities but this new job's title is "lower" in the industry hierarchy.
Anyway - I was offered the job - yay! They offered 90k and I found out their benefits are not great. No 401k match, no bonus, couple weeks PTO.
I'm happy they offered me the top end of their budget. I need a job so I'll take it but... what can I work with here? I clearly can't come in saying I want 115k.
All insight appreciated. Thank you.
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I'm preparing for a presentation and I need more feedback to this one question. Please! And, Thank you in advance!
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HR is my manager.
I work for a small company and my reporting manager is HR. My manager is extremely unprofessional, dismissive and combative. Should I talk to the CEO or just start looking for a new job?
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I am turning a new leaf in life. For some backstory I've been at a job I hate for about a year now- it's my first 'big girl' job out of college- I broke up with the man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with at the beginning of the year, and struggle with anxiety which was only exasperated by the previous mentioned. I've never been so low.
So at the beginning of February, I took a step back. From everything. From the grief of the break up, from the job search I started in March of last year, from worrying so much about my job and how terrible it makes me feel. Literally from everything. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I can breathe and refocus.
I'm jumping back into the job search next month because I know the misery from my current job will soon take over again, but as of right now, this is the most optimistic I have felt in months.
Now that I've gotten all of that venting out of the way, I'd love to hear how you all stay positive in tough times in the professional space? And how do you make sure it doesn't affect your work, interviews, etc? I consistently see others seeking advice on obtaining jobs and the current job market, but I'd like advice on maintaining a positive attitude when times get tough personally and professionally. Because I didn't fair well the first time around.
Hopefully, this all makes sense. All advice, words of encouragement, and everything in between are welcome.
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I resigned from a position back in September to assist family due to a death. I am back searching for my next employment opportunity. I have been offered a position at extremely lower rate and I am not sure it will be challenging enough for me. There is opportunity for advancement, no travel and offers a good work life balance.
The other position is pending approval from the board as it is a publicly held company. I feel the work is more in my wheelhouse and would offer my challenge to my brain. The problem is, I do not know when this position will or if it will come available. I have emailed a colleague at the company to see if she has any insight on next steps.
Both positions are in the revenue cycle arena.
What advice does anyone have to advice on whether to take the first job or what to see if the second job comes to attrition?
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I created my profile on this site and my job alerts.
However, I'm unable to "turn on" my job alerts. Any suggestions?