I wrote about a month ago that I left a job that had gotten bad and I accepted another job that was even worse. I knew when I interviewed that the manager and I weren't going to click. Yes, through Zoom I could tell her attitude sucked. Well, they kept coming after me and I said ok, maybe she was having a bad day. NOPE, always listen to your first gut instinct. ALWAYS!
Anyway, it's been a terrible 60 days there. I started looking the first week and I finally got another job offer!
The thing is, I'm taking a $6000 yearly pay cut and the benefits aren't the best. It's a remote position working for a smaller company of about 6-7 people which will be nice and the job won't be as high stress as the hours are less.
I'll be the new Office Manager/Bookkeeper. I've been in AP and AR for a few years and have done a little of HR and Office Management in the past. So I'm excited because I'll get to wear more hats as I'll be managing the office, doing HR work, payroll, benefits, etc. So I'll gain experience there.
I'm concerned though that I have about 80% of the job description down but I'm worried about some of the HR and more detailed accounting functions that I don't know. I'm not an actual Accountant but I do know that I can learn! I have experience in everything else as I've been an Office Manager before and have done a bit of HR. It's just been a while.
How many of you here have taken a pay cut to get out of a toxic situation, taken less pay and not had all of the skills that a job is requiring?
Any advice on how to gain some of that? Or did you find it a challenge? Any tips?
Thanks so much!
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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.