Finally got a job!!

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    May 24, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    Yea after about a million years, and many sleepless nights, I got work. Here's the problem though, I can't stop thinking that I might get let go again. Everybody I know is really happy for me, but what if the owner just decides one day to just let me go for no apparent reason. I can't go through the hell I just went through again.

    So, I'm really happy I got a job in this dogshit economy, but now I'm paranoid as hell that I might lose it. Friends ask me why I'm not more excited, I guess I've become pretty gun shy about the whole situation. I'm at the mercy of the owner, and it kind of sucks. (Yes I know that's reality, still sucks though)

    Any helpful mental advice out there guys? icon_neutral.gif
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    May 24, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Congrats and don't worry so much about things (that's what I always hear from my 'best' friend) anywho just be glad that out of all the people that were interviewed you were picked for it. Unless you were only interviewed than that means fate had it that way.

    Everything happens for a reason just believe that.
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    May 24, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    At any time, any of us could be fired from our jobs. That's the risk we take by being an employee to someone else. The only way to relieve that is to work for yourself. It's far less of a risk to have multiple clients / multiple streams of income than to base your entire future on a single employer.
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    May 24, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    You now have a job. Congrats. Next, go in and do your best and always put your best foot forward. Remember, your loyalty should be YOU,not your company. After, 3 months, assess how you are doing with this job and update your resume'. Be honest with yourself at that time, if you are not happy, start looking while you are still employed. But for now, just enjoy that you can sleep now without any worries. As others have said, any person on any given day at any given job can lose the job that day. Be vigilant, not paranoid! Again, congratulations!
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    May 24, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Kick ass!
  • calibro

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    May 24, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    you're also more likely to be killed while driving to work, which means you should never drive your car again. there's risks to everything stud, but don't let the small ones stop you.
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    May 24, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    what do you do?
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    May 24, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Yay! I'm happy for you. Congrats.
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    May 24, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    You may just be...it happened to me

    Brand spanking new job....Feds shut the company down on day, CEO's was a money laundering tax evader. At least it's a funny story for you next job interview 3 icon_neutral.gif
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    May 24, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    Congrats! Who in this city is hiring??
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    May 24, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    Thanks guys! Some great advice here. I'll just have some faith, and do the best I can! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Congrats.. I know the feeling
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    May 24, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Congrats buddy! What's the job?
    Don't worry at all! Worrying won't change the future so just take it one day at a time icon_smile.gif Enjoy it.
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    May 24, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidKiss ass!
    fix'd
    ;D

    j/k, i know what you mean though, i was unemployed for a year & now i have a job. just do your best and prove to your boss and co-workers that you are a an asset to them, and try to learn your job quickly
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    May 24, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    Congratulations!

    Work hard and don't worry about getting let go. Hopefully things are starting to get better in the economy as a whole.
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    May 24, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    Congrats man! It must be relieving to have solid income coming in. Just take it day-by-day and you'll be fine. Could you be fired? Possibly, but my guess is probably not anytime soon. If they hired you permanently in this economy, chances are they can afford to keep you and your position.

    Relax and feel good!
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    May 24, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    All great advise, a couple of more - and Congratulations!

    (1) Keep your skills up to date, attend a conference, workshop, class, etc. to keen your skills on top of your industry. Learn what is ‘new’ in terms of software, practice, etc. Things are always evolving and changing. Employers are always looking for that keen experience and up to date skills. Even if it means sacrificing a one week vacation with a class do it, nothing says you can go to a conference, class, etc. during the day and then party at night on the dance floor.

    (2) Come to the realization that in our lifetime, not our grandparents or parents generation there is no such thing a job security. Things can change in an instant; you are expandable to anyone doing the cutting. It not personal they say, it the bottom-line for them. I do not agree with this philosophy but unfortunately this is the way things are..... just as we have this disposable mind set of our economy, they tend to see people in the same manner.

    (3) If you can start networking at conferences with other colleagues with your same skills, exchange business cards, ideas, etc. You never know who will be helping you hire you in your next job. If you company or organization does not provide a business card, create one for yourself. In essence, market yourself.

    (4) Always, have a safety cushion of savings when you start a new job. In most instances you have depleted unemployment benefits, savings, etc. However, start doing it again, put away a margin you are comfortable – 5%, 10%, etc that you will not touch.


    Just throwing some ideas and best of luck.