• Quitting a part-time job that I've been at for a week?

    Started working at Starbucks last week. Hate the job. My manager is scheduling me for many more hours than I said I would like to be scheduled for, as well as scheduling me outside of my listed availability hours. She also isn't super cool with changing around the schedule or reducing my hours. I don't... show more
    Started working at Starbucks last week. Hate the job. My manager is scheduling me for many more hours than I said I would like to be scheduled for, as well as scheduling me outside of my listed availability hours. She also isn't super cool with changing around the schedule or reducing my hours. I don't need this job, so not having it won't be a problem. I would just feel like an *** if I quit this soon. How would you go about this?
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 hours ago
  • Is there a number that I can put in place of my social security number when it is required in a job application?

    I m filling out a job application online and entering your SSN is required but I don t feel comfortable doing so.
    I m filling out a job application online and entering your SSN is required but I don t feel comfortable doing so.
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 21 hours ago
  • Should I accept a 5:30-10pm 6 month temp job?

    If I may start a full time job that would occasionally make me 10 or 20 minutes late? What if I may sometimes be a little bit late? The temp job is as a test grader.
    If I may start a full time job that would occasionally make me 10 or 20 minutes late? What if I may sometimes be a little bit late? The temp job is as a test grader.
    16 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • I have my 1-year evaluation in 6 days, do you have any tips or advice?

    I'm currently making $10 an hour and I've done very well over the past year, I'm in school to further my education & get a vet tech license, & I'd really like to get a .50 to .75 cent raise at least. What's the best way to ask for that, or should I not? How do I word it? Thanks!
    I'm currently making $10 an hour and I've done very well over the past year, I'm in school to further my education & get a vet tech license, & I'd really like to get a .50 to .75 cent raise at least. What's the best way to ask for that, or should I not? How do I word it? Thanks!
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Warehouse employer wouldn’t even interview me due to what I was wearing?

    Why would my choice of attire matter so much for this type of position? I applied for a job in my area where I would be assembling gym equipment in some warehouse. Even though I’m only 19, i have had several years of experience putting together fitness equipment as my father owns his own business and does pretty... show more
    Why would my choice of attire matter so much for this type of position? I applied for a job in my area where I would be assembling gym equipment in some warehouse. Even though I’m only 19, i have had several years of experience putting together fitness equipment as my father owns his own business and does pretty much the same thing. Even the lady that set up the interview over the phone told me that my resume was good and that I qualify very well for the job. She even mentioned that she rarely ever finds people with such qualifications and she was very eager to set up the interview as soon as possible. They wouldn’t even need to train me if they hired me. I tried to dress casual as I believed I would look ridiculous if I dressed up like I was going to church for a warehouse job. But as soon as I walked in the manager criticized me for wearing a plain white t-shirt, and sneakers; something that I would typically wear for this job. He then told me he wasn’t interested anymore and refused to even jnterview me. Why would he rather hire some phaggot that doesn’t even know what he’s doing just because he shows up to a blue collar job in a suit and tie over someone like me who has years of experience and would do a good job? Do you believe what he did was right or was he just being overbearing? This was in fact my first interview so I might just be ignorant.
    61 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 6 days ago
  • Would you take this job?

    I got a job offer to help this guy run his hot dog cart. Basically I’m alone but I get paid 40 percent of the profit I make on it. Is this a good deal?
    I got a job offer to help this guy run his hot dog cart. Basically I’m alone but I get paid 40 percent of the profit I make on it. Is this a good deal?
    20 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • What's wrong with being a manager of an ice-cream store?

    Best answer: My $0.02 Its not the ice cream or the flowers that are the issue, its the fact that its retail. Retail industry is a poor career choice. You generally work long hours for low pay. Most retail establishments have very thin profit margins so they are very sensitive to their labor cost and as a result its difficult... show more
    Best answer: My $0.02

    Its not the ice cream or the flowers that are the issue, its the fact that its retail.

    Retail industry is a poor career choice. You generally work long hours for low pay. Most retail establishments have very thin profit margins so they are very sensitive to their labor cost and as a result its difficult to ever reach a point where you make more than entry level wages.

    Some people fall into the trap of thinking they can make it if they get into management - but managers are often placed on salary, and then since all hours over 40 are unpaid, they're expected to work long hours and they end up working 50-60 hours per week at wages that end up being less than $15/ hour altogether.

    Sometimes you can do okay if you become the manager of a larger store or become a regional manager at a chain store where you oversee multiple stores within an area. But that will REQUIRE a college degree in a relevant field such as business management. No amount of experience would ever get you promoted to that position.
    17 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • What does an employer mean when they say 'the timing isn't quite right' as a reason for not hiring you?

    An employer wrote back to me about a job application, saying they weren't going to take my application further. They said it didn't mean I don't have the skills or wouldn't be a good fit, the timing just isn't right. Is that a thing or are they just trying to soften the blow?
    An employer wrote back to me about a job application, saying they weren't going to take my application further. They said it didn't mean I don't have the skills or wouldn't be a good fit, the timing just isn't right. Is that a thing or are they just trying to soften the blow?
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • Does Trumps lawyers, lawyers need lawyers?

    Best answer: Does Trumps lawyers, lawyers need lawyers?
    I think so!

    ~Peanuts2345
    Best answer: Does Trumps lawyers, lawyers need lawyers?
    I think so!

    ~Peanuts2345
    5 answers · Law & Legal · 4 days ago
  • Why do people in this section look down on college students who don't have part-time jobs?

    Are they saying that if a 19 year old picks up a job at McDonald's, the basic employment history is more valuable than the degree itself?
    Are they saying that if a 19 year old picks up a job at McDonald's, the basic employment history is more valuable than the degree itself?
    10 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • Haven't heard from internship in a month - should I be concerned?

    About a month ago, I was offered a summer internship (via email, so technically a written offer), and accepted. We decided on a starting date and weekly schedule, and my coordinator said that he would be in touch in the coming weeks with more information about my supervisor, etc. However, a month has passed, and I... show more
    About a month ago, I was offered a summer internship (via email, so technically a written offer), and accepted. We decided on a starting date and weekly schedule, and my coordinator said that he would be in touch in the coming weeks with more information about my supervisor, etc. However, a month has passed, and I have not heard anything. I sent a brief follow-up email a few days ago to touch base as my start date is approaching, and still have not heard back. Should I be worried that I haven't heard from them since, or should I just assume that I'm still set to start on the date we decided on? What should my next steps be - call the office this week, or just show up on the first day as planned?
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • Is long hair on a guy too unprofessional?

    Im a guy with relatively long hair right now. My hair doesnt go below my eyes or my ears but it does get a bit shabby at times. My hair kinda looks like what Justin Biebers hair used to be. Right now im about to finish High School and im wondering, will the length of my hair affect the chances of me getting a job?
    Im a guy with relatively long hair right now. My hair doesnt go below my eyes or my ears but it does get a bit shabby at times. My hair kinda looks like what Justin Biebers hair used to be. Right now im about to finish High School and im wondering, will the length of my hair affect the chances of me getting a job?
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Is it bad that I'm 21 and never had a job?

    I never had a job because my parents pay for everything, including my entire college tuition, food, housing, and the clothes that I wear. I am graduating college in a year and I have no work or internship experience. I also don't work or intern during the summer because of family vacations. Can I still get hired?
    I never had a job because my parents pay for everything, including my entire college tuition, food, housing, and the clothes that I wear. I am graduating college in a year and I have no work or internship experience. I also don't work or intern during the summer because of family vacations. Can I still get hired?
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Can a man in his 50s get a good job in Health Care like a RN or a Medical Technologist?

    Best answer: sure. i know a man who got an RN degree and went to work at 51 and another who got a BA in Nursing at 58 (he decided to retire soon after). 55 is the new 40...go for it
    Best answer: sure. i know a man who got an RN degree and went to work at 51 and another who got a BA in Nursing at 58 (he decided to retire soon after). 55 is the new 40...go for it
    3 answers · Health Care · 4 days ago
  • I work two separate jobs for the same company will I still get overtime?

    I’m working as a server at retirement home right now and will start training as a caregiver soon at the same retirement home. I’ll be working as both a caregiver and a server. It’s two separate jobs but it’s for the same company. Let’s say I work 25 hours as a caregiver and 25 as a server that same week, making it... show more
    I’m working as a server at retirement home right now and will start training as a caregiver soon at the same retirement home. I’ll be working as both a caregiver and a server. It’s two separate jobs but it’s for the same company. Let’s say I work 25 hours as a caregiver and 25 as a server that same week, making it 50 hours that week. Would I still get paid overtime for that extra 10 hours? (They also gave me 2 separate badges for clocking out)
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • If someone has basic job skills like cleaning, but was told her job would be no more, that took 2 years for her to get.?

    Instead apprentice mechanic will be employed and wash the cars after. It never had enough work for a cleaner. Should she still try for jobs. The longest she had one is 2 years. And she had 8 different easy jobs
    Instead apprentice mechanic will be employed and wash the cars after. It never had enough work for a cleaner. Should she still try for jobs. The longest she had one is 2 years. And she had 8 different easy jobs
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 12 hours ago
  • Had phone interview now they want a second interview.?

    I had a phone telephone interview on monday and now they want me to have a second interview. They asked all the usual questions on the the phone so not sure what to expect for the second interview thanks
    I had a phone telephone interview on monday and now they want me to have a second interview. They asked all the usual questions on the the phone so not sure what to expect for the second interview thanks
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 6 days ago
  • I really love animals but I’m not old enough to work. Any ideas on how I can get more involved with them?

    Best answer: Check with your local shelter and see how young you can start volunteering. Some will let teens under 18 that are at least 14 volunteer as long as a parent, adult sibling volunteer alongside them. If that's not possible or you're younger than that then do things to help shelter animals. Wash people's... show more
    Best answer: Check with your local shelter and see how young you can start volunteering. Some will let teens under 18 that are at least 14 volunteer as long as a parent, adult sibling volunteer alongside them.

    If that's not possible or you're younger than that then do things to help shelter animals. Wash people's dogs, sell lemonade,wash cars and donate the money to the shelter. Find out what shelters need then make a flyer and give to neighbours that you're gathering items for the shelter and will come back in x days to get them. Then go around with a wagon gathering things up and have your parents drive you to the shelter.
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • Why do they say suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem?

    Best answer: Well, your problems may not be that temporary but they are a heck of alot more temporary than suicide. So, did you ever hear the story about the 2 brothers that bought a movie theatre. Opening night first brother goes into the theatre looks around and then comes out crying saying the theatre is only half full,... show more
    Best answer: Well, your problems may not be that temporary but they are a heck of alot more temporary than suicide. So, did you ever hear the story about the 2 brothers that bought a movie theatre. Opening night first brother goes into the theatre looks around and then comes out crying saying the theatre is only half full, we're ruined. Second brother goes in, looks around and comes out of the theatre cheering saying the theatre is half full - we're rich.

    My point, of course, is that you've gone through alot of sh*t in the past few years and I get that you are frustrated things are not working out, or working out that quickly; yet your situation seems pretty good all things considered. You have a loving family, apparently a pretty good boyfriend and you have managed to find work for maybe half the time since you graduated and this was just 4 years ago. You are still young and I'm sure you will find a great job, or some other path, eventually if you keep looking.

    On the other hand, go to a big city and its pretty hard not to find lots of people in far worse situations than you seem to be, and ask any even moderately successful person about the problems and failures they have had to deal with along the way and if you could get them to open up they would probably be able to keep talking all day.

    So, sorry the job didn't work out and sorry about the other problems, but its ok. The sun will come up tomorrow, none of this is that big a deal, push through this and there will be plenty of happy days ahead (and some more unhappy ones too, but thats the way it is).

    One more story since I'm babbling away here (skip this if you want - its more of the same). Many years ago I was watching a motorcycle race on a dirt track. There was a huge battle between the guy in 2nd place and the guy in 3rd place (someone else was easily leading the race but the 4th place and on were further back). The 2nd and 3rd place guys go up a medium sized jump, collide a little bit in mid-air (completely by accident) and on landing they both drop to the ground. One of them jumps up, gets back on the motorcycle and is off. The other one also jumps up, gets on the motorcyle but stops. All he had to do was hit the gas, race for another 5 minutes (race was nearly over) and was virtually guaranteed 3rd place, possibly 2nd and would've won like $40,000 dollars or so - and this was many years ago when this was way bigger money than it is today. Instead he stopped, kinda started the motorcycle, stopped again, then threw the motorcycle to the dirt (off the track, other racers were in no danger) and walked off the track to his trailer clearly distraught. Several cameramen followed him and the reporters were asking him what happened. He was crying and talking about how unhappy his marriage was and how he just couldn't take it all anymore and you just had to feel bad for the guy as he was clearly going through a really rough time. Then the race ended, he got nothing, and the announcers kept talking about how sad this all was; but I couldn't help but keep thinking - yeah its sad, yeah I'm sorry he has things so rough but what a complete lack of forethought. If he'd just gotten back on the motorcycle and raced another 5 minutes he would've won alot of money and wouldn't that have helped him with all these problems; rather than going home and crying about. I mean while the behavior is understandable, maybe its this view of life that helped create all these problems. So I guess I'm saying don't go throw the entire race just because you missed one (or one more) jump. What your talking about is one heck of alot worse than what he did.

    Good luck and god bless.
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago