I have a bachelor's degree and have been a child care director, newpaper reporter and child services social worker, as well as managed several stores.
August 29,2021 at 12:02AM UTC
I had a breakdown in 2015 and am no longer able to function in leadership capacities or in high stress situations. I started working as a leather cutter at a plant that makes military boots and now I am sewing. I fell in love with industrial work right away. I have OCD, so the repitition and production goals are so much fun for me. I go to work, listen to my music and audio books and sew all day. When I go home, work does not follow me. The money is a lot less, like 25,000$ less, but the peace of mind is so worth it. I have downsized and make more than enough to meet all my needs and most of my wants. It took a while, but I feel more happy, content and fulfilled more than I ever had. I identified myself by my work for so long, it took some time to overcome feeling like a failure.
I just want to encourage women on here to go easy on yourself. Thing change and fall apart. Don't let those things define you. Your success depends on so much more than your title or paycheck. You're killing it, no matter what you are doing.
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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.