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Not really enjoying my job

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by yjeezle, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    I hate to say it, but after 2 months at my job, I'm fairly miserable here. (I know some of you have been working at your jobs for years and hating it... possibly some advice?)

    I don't think the amount of work that I do is commensurate to my pay (ie. less than 35k) for working 60+ hours per week.

    To me, it's not about the hours or the pay to be honest. It's just about the culture here. I work for a foreign company that is 99% that are Asian. Now I am said Asian, so I get treated like one, but I'm much more comfortable with English. To make it worse, everything here is also done in that language. It's a company in America, but it's like a mini-Asian country here.

    Everything here is all so very formal... is it like this in other companies (this is my first job) in America or is it different at other companies?
     
  2. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    You guys have heard that there are a whole bunch of people who don't have jobs, right?
     
  3. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    sure, while I'm grateful that I do have a job, and I can't immagine how hard it is for people who don't have jobs right now to provide for their families.

    however, I'm saying that it's very difficult to work in a company where it's difficult to blend in with the culture. my question is how do you deal with culture clashes?
     
  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Work is a place to develop skills and contribute. College is over.
    As far as pay, you need to get experience.
    You're getting paid to learn. Beats college where it's the other way around.
     
  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    You guys have heard that there are a whole bunch of people who don't have jobs, right?

    agree 10 0%. if this is ur first job, learn how to navigate the corp mazes and get experience......and stop bitching. if you hate it that much, hit up hotjobs.com.
     
  6. JohnnyLaw

    JohnnyLaw Senior member

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    Start looking for a new job?
     
  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    deal with it pussy boy.
     
  8. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    It's called "paying dues". This way you learn what you don't want in a future employer.
     
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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  10. nmerc001

    nmerc001 Senior member

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    Just be happy you have a job.
     
  11. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]

    Fuck off, Jon.



    Jon.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]

    Which generation are you blaming for fucking things up for your generation?
     
  13. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    I hate to say it, but after 2 months at my job, I'm fairly miserable here. (I know some of you have been working at your jobs for years and hating it... possibly some advice?) I don't think the amount of work that I do is commensurate to my pay (ie. less than 35k) for working 60+ hours per week. To me, it's not about the hours or the pay to be honest. It's just about the culture here. I work for a foreign company that is 99% that are Asian. Now I am said Asian, so I get treated like one, but I'm much more comfortable with English. To make it worse, everything here is also done in that language. It's a company in America, but it's like a mini-Asian country here. Everything here is all so very formal... is it like this in other companies (this is my first job) in America or is it different at other companies?
    What country exactly are most people at the company from? It seems that in East Asian countries junior employees generally get paid less and have worse working conditions than in a typical American company. So that might be part of it.
     
  14. RedLantern

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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]

    Suck it up and deal with it is always good advice, regardless of the source.
     
  15. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    haha alright thanks for the replies... once I do the time I'll have some leg room the bitch I suppose haha
     
  16. Valor

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    Work for a company that has high marketshare and doesn't do anything but collect money. I get paid to post on SF all day.
     
  17. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I worked for a company I couldn't stand, doing work that annoyed me, with fun and equally miserable co-workers for a little over 2 years. The people were the only thing that made it bearable.

    OP, start looking for a new job. In the mean time, focus on doing the best possible work you can and start networking.
     
  18. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    While having a job is quite nice at this time (and fortunate) 35k for 60+ hours a week is not good pay.

    There are good jobs out there, they may be in some place you don't want to go. I know for a fact there are lots of jobs available in the midwest (Iowa, Nebraska, SD even Texas) that pay well, but they are not in the big flashy city so interest is lower.
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeah, that's why they call it a job. And yes, I know that there are other "jobs" that provide a great amount of enjoyment, but that's a whole different story.
     
  20. robbz9206

    robbz9206 Senior member

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    I find it so ironic that the generation that fucked everything up for my generation is telling us to suck it up. How about you fix your fucking mistakes?!?!? [​IMG]

    QFT I love you
     

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