Quit soul-sucking job ASAP?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by scientific, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    You sound like me 2 years ago. I quit, only because an old friend offered me a position immediately. But that position was also completely opposite of what I would like to do. I am only now getting out of this and into a job that somewhat goes my direction.

    There is no moral to my post. Just saying shit sucks.
     


  2. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    If, as you say, you had nothing to do last week at work, I don't see what the problem is.
     


  3. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    And the reason for this is...?
    Are you serious?
     


  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Are you serious?

    Yes.
     


  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Because you're more marketable. Studies have shown that the people finding new work during this current recession have been the people who were already employed. It shows that you are of value and that the company didn't just dump you at the first sign of trouble.

    The 'studies' must based on a very slim caveat of people looking for work in the same industry and in a similar type of position. Switch industries and / or postions and the concept seems to go out the window... especially in this economy. Do have urls the studies?
     


  6. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I'm actually surprised I haven't been laid off from current job because project flow has dried up so much that I literally had nothing to do last week.

    You should have spent the time working on your resume and searching for new work.
     


  7. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    i think your situation is pretty common, and work will always suck unless you're working for yourself.

    even then, it sucks.
     


  8. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

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    The 'studies' must based on a very slim caveat of people looking for work in the same industry and in a similar type of position. Switch industries and / or postions and the concept seems to go out the window... especially in this economy. Do have urls the studies?

    can't tell if you're trolling or just inexperienced, but this same topic was in the news in the past week.


    even then, it sucks.

    perhaps so, but at least you could be doing something with your time that at least seems fulfilling. who am i trying to fool though, work sucks. i need to hatch a get-rich-quick scheme.
     


  9. Milpool

    Milpool Senior member

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    Because you're more marketable. Studies have shown that the people finding new work during this current recession have been the people who were already employed. It shows that you are of value and that the company didn't just dump you at the first sign of trouble.

    I disagree entirely with the bolded. Many people of value were laid off and have had trouble finding work because stupid people believe such nonsensical things like the bolded.

    The shit I hear coming out of HR makes me want to smack them. Finding good candidates is nearly impossible right now because of all of HRs little rules excluding everyone.
     


  10. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    I disagree entirely with the bolded. Many people of value were laid off and have had trouble finding work because stupid people believe such nonsensical things like the bolded.

    The shit I hear coming out of HR makes me want to smack them. Finding good candidates is nearly impossible right now because of all of HRs little rules excluding everyone.


    Everyone is valuable, but not everyone is essential. Don't kill the messanger.
     


  11. Rummage

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    It is also my perception that work is easier to find when you are already employed.

    Here's what I did.

    I'm still employed at the soul sucker, but I partnered up with some people to open up a buy/sell/trade ("recycled fashion") store on the side as a fun and rewarding project.
     


  12. Rummage

    Rummage Active Member

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    even then, it sucks.

    Moral of the story?

    Win the lottery.
     


  13. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    pretty much....

    the grass is brown on both sides.
     


  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I disagree entirely with the bolded. Many people of value were laid off and have had trouble finding work because stupid people believe such nonsensical things like the bolded.

    The shit I hear coming out of HR makes me want to smack them. Finding good candidates is nearly impossible right now because of all of HRs little rules excluding everyone.


    This.

    Everyone is valuable, but not everyone is essential. Don't kill the messanger.

    No. Not everyone is valuable and even 'essential' positions have been eliminated and the work redistributed among other workers.
     


  15. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    This.



    No. Not everyone is valuable and even 'essential' positions have been eliminated and the work redistributed among other workers.


    Then the position wasn't "essential".
     


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