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@The Noodles having less than stellar things to say about your job online is a terrible idea unless you've found another job or you are branching out on your own. Keep the work frustrations offline and just suck it up.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

1. Start going to happy hours and team outings.
2. Get a good annual review.
3. PROFIT!

I don't see the problem here. puzzled.gif

Uh...family???

How the F does anyone factor in happy hour and team outings into reviews???

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Uh...family???
How the F does anyone factor in happy hour and team outings into reviews???



Stop in for one drink (doesn't have to be alcohol), exchange pleasantries and small talk, then leave quietly. In and out in half an hour.
post #21004 of 37497
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

It is so frustrating and irritating right now that I am actually asking HR if they have an independent resources to help in situations like this. 

Contract? I don't understand. I am just a full time empolyee. 

I think he means could you become a contract worker somewhere else - like get a consultant role somewhere.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Uh...family???
How the F does anyone factor in happy hour and team outings into reviews???

Unless you are in a Korean company.

Then it's a huge part.
post #21006 of 37497

Wow, I love my job.:inlove:

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Uh...family???

How the F does anyone factor in happy hour and team outings into reviews???


Noodles, I was too late to read your rant but think I understand the gist.  Here is what I think you are missing.  You are a leader in your company.  You have your own team and are being evaluated on the job you are doing in building camaraderie and chemistry for your team.  Clearly, the higher ups at your company believe your non-presence at happy hours and social events sends the wrong message and impacts the culture they are trying to create in your office.  They are sending you a message on what the expectations are and you can choose to either get on board with this or find a new position where happy hours and social events are not important. 

 

As for quitting, I would not quit without anything else lined up.  Doing so will cause employers to assume you were terminated and to speculate on the reasons why.  You can try and defuse this during interviews by explaining why you quit, but, in doing so, you will necessarily be disparaging your prior employer, which will be a huge red flag against hiring you. 

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Glad to see this thread is still exactly the same shitshow.

 

 

Cue LedZep's 'this song remains the same'.

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Noodles, this is probably a sign that you need to start looking actively for other opportunities if you haven't done so already and to take this process as seriously as you'd take a second job (obviously not to the extent of letting your performance where you are suffer). Start meeting with people in your network and getting a sense of what is out there if you haven't done so already. Only you can decide it if is truly so bad that you need to leave without having secured anything else. Hopefully it's not quite that bad.

Most importantly, talk to your wife. Decisions like quitting, taking a new job and investing the time necessary to do a proper job search with the appropriate networking all affect her. And remember, quitting can be awesome and liberating for a short period of time, and then the bills and reality shows up.
 
How is he going to be able to network if he can't even do it within his own company?
post #21009 of 37497

Noodles, if you don't mind me asking, how old are you?

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I would like to note that I tried to get a donkey show discussion going. I tried.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I would like to note that I tried to get a donkey show discussion going. I tried.

That's not something one hears every day.

I have never been to TJ,  but I have been to Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Patpong (which I will always remember as Ping Pong, if you catch my drift).

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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

Noodles, if you don't mind me asking, how old are you?

Same age as me.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


Same age as me.


Nevertheless there seems to be a noticeable difference in maturity levels.

post #21014 of 37497

Seriously.

More than anything else it sounds like he needs a therapist and a mentor.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post


Nevertheless there seems to be a noticeable difference in maturity levels.

13 years of marriage, 2 kids, and 10 years in the military.....could be a factor.

Get it together, Noodles! Work sucks...we've all been there or are there currently.
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