I have worked for a independent franchise store associated with a major logistics company for over 1 1/2 years. It is family owned ... father, mother and 45+ year old son whom all live under the same roof. I feel continually marginalized by the family, particularly the mother and son whom exhibit on a daily basis gratuitous favoritism and outside communications habitually towards younger individuals, with an emphasis on a much younger male. It has become "in your face with no apologies" obvious at best. I am an older woman whom is not in a position to easily start over somewhere else, particularly in my small community. I am seeking other employment but the opportunities are narrow to slim. I am not taking the much less than professional management style personally as I do not go down the low road nor play games at my age, but it is a grind to go to work in this type of environment every day knowing how hard I work for the company with little recognition nor appreciation. I could take the don't care and don't work harder than necessary attitude but that is not my nature. Bottom line, it is exhausting and I know the realization that my personal and professional life skills and experience seems to be of no value any more. How nice it would be to find employment where individuals of my age are appreciated for their long time skills sets rather than their ability to text and play with their phones all day.
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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.
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Presentation used by colleague without consent
My workplace is a small architectural firm with lesser than 30 staff.
Last year August, we had organised an internal sharing session on lessons learned from our projects. It was a very personal sharing for me as I shared about my first project (project A) since joining the firm and I had shared about lessons that were personal and impactful to me. My manager even commented on my presentation slides and rehearsed with me prior the session.
Today we organised another sharing session and we had been requested to share about reviews on our projects.
My colleague who worked with me on project A was assigned to present about her review on it. We had worked closely in other projects as well but it had not been a good experience over the past 3 years due to unfair workload distribution. After reflecting my thoughts to my manager, they will be reassigned to other projects next month onwards.
When we were assigned the presentation yesterday they asked for my presentation slides prepared for the last presentation in August (our presentation materials are always accessible in office server for reference) and I had provided to them. Somehow knowing thier intention, I had provided my slides to see what they would do. Obviously they failed to prove me wrong and used my slides for presentation today without changing anything. They did not even bother to change the date nor asked if they could use it.
Should I be flagging this to my manager? Although i had presented last year, I don't think my manager remembers as they need to oversee many things.
Appreciate your kind advice.