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Old 02-14-2020, 07:12 AM   #341
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I have three challenging clients right now - that's 3/5 are most challenging. UGH. This makes my work life very stressful on a daily basis. And I have little to no help from above with the challenges I face because those above me don't know any better than I do. I am so sick of my job. I want it to end NOW.
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:50 PM   #342
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I left my job because I was bored but I didn't find a better job before I ran out of money so I had to accept what I could get.... and now I have a job that's even more boring than my previous one, and it pays less.

I'm so frustrated I couldn't get anything else and I really don't understand! I live in a foreign country and all the jobs I applied to required a native speaker of my language so that greatly reduces the competion. I keep hearing the right people are hard to find and I experienced that as well when my old company was looking for someone to replace me - only two people applied and I'm 99% sure one of them lied about being a native speaker. And I actually have the right degree and the experience.... Yet I didn't even get a single interview in my field.
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Work is going ridiculously slow. I will have one full week off in a few days. Going to take a small trip next week just to do something. But my hours were cut from 4-3 days to 1-2 days as soon as I had them fill out that paperwork for social security. Everyone else’s hours were cut from 5 days to 3 days. I guess they figured I was ok with just 2 days since I’m also on SS.
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Old 02-17-2020, 02:50 PM   #344
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I am sorry to hear that Break for the Light. I am an expat and your situation seems similar to where I live. About 3 years ago when I was unemployed, I had a real hard time finding something. Many people I'd come across thought that with my education and languages skills I should be in demand but I rarely got called for interviews. I ended taking what I could get and it didn’t end well.

I am not sure where you live, but I think that the problem here is who you know is so important. Many jobs are given to someone who knows someone. Connections through college, even what private high school you went to mean a lot. Same with family connections. I am from a country where nearly all of us went to public high school and once you have a degree, no one cares where you went. Not having any such connections definitely makes things tougher. I wonder if that might be part of the problem where you live.

I was let go last November and decided to look into getting freelance work from clients in my home country because the economy where I live is terrible at the moment. And, of course, I had such a hard time finding work last time even when the economy was better. I have been started doing regular freelance work for one company in my home country, and so far, so good. It’s part-time but the currency exchange favors me right now, so the money is not bad. I would still have time to take on something else if it came up. Maybe that is an option you could explore.
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Thanks rechu! Sorry to hear you were in the same situation though

I don't know if it's really about who you know here.... Maybe it's because I have the experience and would like be paid a normal salary. Salary expectations is such a tricky question, aim too high and you won't even get invited for an interview, but you don't want to sell yourself short either. And I do have a min. I'd like to earn, which I think is pretty reasonable. Less than what I made in my last job.
I've seen jobs get posted again after I've been turned down.

I tried to get some freelance work before starting my current job, but with freelance it's definitely about who you know. I didn't manage to get a single job. Now I work full time and non-flexible hours there's no chance of freelancing.
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I guess I have a week off because they are doing a deep clean of the store. Honestly I’d rather have a week off then to be cleaning vents and painting.
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I'm just bored at work today. Not that that is something new.
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BreakForTheLight - I did freelance work on top of a full-time job for about a year. It was draining. I had to work on weekends and often until 10 PM on weeknights. It was worth it in my case because we were saving to buy a house and that money put us over the top for the down payment. However, I can understand not wanting to juggle freelance work if your job already keeps you busy.
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so amazed at the people who feel the company won't run without them. wonder where that comes from...just a piddly little cog in a huge company and they feel their presence is what makes the entire operation keep moving smoothly...but only if they get their extra mandated breaks and no one looks crossly at them etc. I do wonder how many would survive in a large operation such as the government where no one has time for petty bs games they like to play. from supervisors on down...just amazing.

and before anyone chews me out for commenting on THEIR posts believe me I am not. company disfunction can occur in many workplaces.
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so amazed at the people who feel the company won't run without them. wonder where that comes from...just a piddly little cog in a huge company and they feel their presence is what makes the entire operation keep moving smoothly...but only if they get their extra mandated breaks and no one looks crossly at them etc. I do wonder how many would survive in a large operation such as the government where no one has time for petty bs games they like to play. from supervisors on down...just amazing.

and before anyone chews me out for commenting on THEIR posts believe me I am not. company disfunction can occur in many workplaces.
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