Called out of work today

  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    Gonna enjoy a 3 day weekend, and then go in tomorrow and hand in my "2 week notice"

    I talked to my boss this morning ta like 745 and said I wasn't feeling well and I could tell she sounded annoyed. well, if shes annoyed now, I wonder what shes gonna be like tomorrow?

    Anyway, have a good day all
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    Oct 24, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    maybe you're boss is having her time of the month. She's cool down soon enough. Good luck and have fun icon_biggrin.gif
  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    posting on RJ in the middle of the day..... on a monday.

    priceless
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    Im off today too. I was in NYC for business and flew home late last night. Today I am getting back to west coast time.
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidAnd this is a good thing why?
    How lucky you must be independently wealthy.


    Can feel the bitterness there.
  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidAnd this is a good thing why?
    How lucky you must be independently wealthy.


    bitter, party of one.....


    actually, I was offered a job some place else last thursday. So tomorrow I am resigning at my current position. I took the day off, because I can. I have accrued time off and being that I'm resigning tomorrow, I'm gonna use some of it.

    thats whats up
  • LJay

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    Oct 24, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Import, why are you quitting? Isn't this a new job for you?
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidIm off today too. I was in NYC for business and flew home late last night. Today I am getting back to west coast time.


    I too, shall soon be on west coast time icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    LJay saidImport, why are you quitting? Isn't this a new job for you?


    well, this job I'm at now is about 4 months old.
    I'm starting a new job (again) Nov 7th icon_surprised.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    Import said
    LJay saidImport, why are you quitting? Isn't this a new job for you?


    well, this job I'm at now is about 4 months old.
    I'm starting a new job (again) Nov 7th icon_surprised.gif


    in cali?
  • LJay

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    Oct 24, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    I'm not criticizing, but what field are you in that allows you to move easily. Seems like that would be hard in this market.
  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    Import said
    LJay saidImport, why are you quitting? Isn't this a new job for you?


    well, this job I'm at now is about 4 months old.
    I'm starting a new job (again) Nov 7th icon_surprised.gif


    in cali?



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  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    LJay saidI'm not criticizing, but what field are you in that allows you to move easily. Seems like that would be hard in this market.


    I'll admit something here.
    I have had 5 jobs in the year 2011 alone.

    I'm what they call a "job hopper" Never have I been unemployed (thank god and knock on wood)

    I'm not trying to sound like a douche, but i've become a master for the job interview. I can interview really well. I have never interviewed anywhere and not gotten the job.,


    I work in higher education (university level) and have moved up in my field rather quickly. I've re-located several times. I am constantly applying for new jobs, with more pay. I've been successful thus far. This new job i'll be starting in Nov is exactly where I wanna be and have been gunning for this position for a while now.

    I will stay at this new job for years to come (god willing?)
    (btw, im not religious, but u know what i mean)
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    Import said
    Dallasfan824 said
    Import said
    LJay saidImport, why are you quitting? Isn't this a new job for you?


    well, this job I'm at now is about 4 months old.
    I'm starting a new job (again) Nov 7th icon_surprised.gif


    in cali?



    yezzzzzir icon_cool.gif


    well if its LA, let us know. Maybe we can get some folks together to welcome you to the city of angeles.
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    if i may inquire, who do you use for your references??
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    Milkshake saidif i may inquire, who do you use for your references??

    former supervisors.

    I have never burned a bridge. Don't ever do that, no matter how much u hate the job. Leave on good terms, request to use them as a reference if and when the time comes.

    I've actually stayed in touch with many of my supervisors on a superficial level throughout the years, just so I can use them as a reference when the time comes.

    That way, it's not like 4 years has gone by and I hadn't had any contact with them and one day be like "can I use u as a reference?"

    Also, when they do give me a refernce, I follow up with my reference with a gift card to a restaurant for like 50 bucks....that way, next time, I can use them again. They love it. All my references are usually directors or someone high up on the office food chain.

    I use supervisors only, thats what employers wanna see...is supervisors. Anyone can get any tom, dick, or harry to be a reference, but to get supervisors means u were good to work with and proven ur ability to be productive, naahhh mean?
  • matt13226

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    Oct 24, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    well at least you guys have a job my job so far has been fill out 20+ applications, get only 2 interviews on top of that i have chores to do like my parents laundry and plan dinner and run errands for them. And im broke so i cant even buy anything icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    ok that's makes sense, because I was wondering how good your employers of 2011 would be as references since you have had so many in such a short amount of time.

    I just happened to fall out of contact with my old supervisors, which was probably a bad move, so I am working on staying in touch with more recent ones from now on

    i never burn a bridge though
  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    matt13226 saidwell at least you guys have a job my job so far has been fill out 20+ applications, get only 2 interviews on top of that i have chores to do like my parents laundry and plan dinner and run errands for them. And im broke so i cant even buy anything icon_cry.gif


    thats the way it goes.

    I filled out hundreds of applications.... maybe even like thousands if i include all the years ive been working (like 5 or 6 years)

    u cant expect everyone to be calling u for an interview. Especially if u have no experience in anything. Sometimes u just gotta use jobs for the experience. I often was applying and interviewing for jobs while at one job, only to turn around and quit 3 months later cuz i better opportunity came up.

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    Oct 24, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    Import said
    matt13226 saidwell at least you guys have a job my job so far has been fill out 20+ applications, get only 2 interviews on top of that i have chores to do like my parents laundry and plan dinner and run errands for them. And im broke so i cant even buy anything icon_cry.gif


    thats the way it goes.

    I filled out hundreds of applications.... maybe even like thousands if i include all the years ive been working (like 5 or 6 years)

    u cant expect everyone to be calling u for an interview. Especially if u have no experience in anything. Sometimes u just gotta use jobs for the experience. I often was applying and interviewing for jobs while at one job, only to turn around and quit 3 months later cuz i better opportunity came up.



    well i do have the job experience for the jobs i have applied for and stuff like that its just that where i live there are barely any jobs and if there are they go to the elderly, or the veterans, or people with a degreeicon_sad.gif so im kinda stuck unless i go back to college in my opinion
  • Import

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    Oct 24, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    dude, go back to college.

    have u considered re-locating?

    I know it sounds cliche and all, but having my degree has allowed me to bounce all over the place. Whether it's in an office, retail, food services, etc.

    Having a degree doesn't prove ur smart, it just says "i'm trainable" and places of employment like work monkeys that they can train and mold.

    also, learn to kiss ass, that goes a long way sometimes.
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    Oct 24, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    matt13226 said
    Import said
    matt13226 saidwell at least you guys have a job my job so far has been fill out 20+ applications, get only 2 interviews on top of that i have chores to do like my parents laundry and plan dinner and run errands for them. And im broke so i cant even buy anything icon_cry.gif


    thats the way it goes.

    I filled out hundreds of applications.... maybe even like thousands if i include all the years ive been working (like 5 or 6 years)

    u cant expect everyone to be calling u for an interview. Especially if u have no experience in anything. Sometimes u just gotta use jobs for the experience. I often was applying and interviewing for jobs while at one job, only to turn around and quit 3 months later cuz i better opportunity came up.



    well i do have the job experience for the jobs i have applied for and stuff like that its just that where i live there are barely any jobs and if there are they go to the elderly, or the veterans, or people with a degreeicon_sad.gif so im kinda stuck unless i go back to college in my opinion


    go back to college.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 24, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    Have a great day today and sounds like you have it all well in hand.

    I was going to ask about your two week's notice? Some employers really need that time. I've never had an assistant just quit on me without some time to prepare, but I run an investment firm and it would cause us some difficulties to just exit. Some of my assistants have given me 2 months notice....

    Hope all goes well with your new job!
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    "Learn to kiss ass".....no thanks.
  • matt13226

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    Oct 24, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    matt13226 said
    Import said
    matt13226 saidwell at least you guys have a job my job so far has been fill out 20+ applications, get only 2 interviews on top of that i have chores to do like my parents laundry and plan dinner and run errands for them. And im broke so i cant even buy anything icon_cry.gif


    thats the way it goes.

    I filled out hundreds of applications.... maybe even like thousands if i include all the years ive been working (like 5 or 6 years)

    u cant expect everyone to be calling u for an interview. Especially if u have no experience in anything. Sometimes u just gotta use jobs for the experience. I often was applying and interviewing for jobs while at one job, only to turn around and quit 3 months later cuz i better opportunity came up.



    well i do have the job experience for the jobs i have applied for and stuff like that its just that where i live there are barely any jobs and if there are they go to the elderly, or the veterans, or people with a degreeicon_sad.gif so im kinda stuck unless i go back to college in my opinion


    go back to college.


    i want to go back to college i just need a job first to save up money to afford an apartment to move to my college town i want to move to madison wisconsin for school and apartments there are between 450-1000 dollars and thats not including utilities or cable/internet