I am a DV survivor with 2 small children, one with special needs. Its been a struggle to start over since i left with nothing. I am currently working 2 jobs remotely (Mostly because neither pays well) but still just making enough to get by. Im also a medicsl codibg and billing student. Im really trying but i feel at my age, i should be much further along. Ive applied for 100s of jobs (they typically want much more experience), utilize a local service to revamp my resume, ect. I know that probably going into tech would provide better options for me but im already exhausted and tired of starting over. Most of my experience is working with healthcare insurance claims or processing medical records, which i enjoy but many of these remote positions are only offering between $15 and $18/hr. I even went to school for phlebotomy while in the shelter, got certified and the jobs were offering even less without substantial experience! Im doing everything i can but its still not enough. Im not sure what else to do. Its been a very depressing journey to leave abuse and ferl like no matter how hard i try, i cant seem to get ahead.
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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.