I tend to monitor my company’s glassdoor page. Mostly because it shows the evolving personality of the company and how happy my coworkers really are. From my point of view, I can spot right away the people who were fired and left a negative review. I can also spot the people who are management’s favorites and would never say a bad thing about the company. Some people do see things honestly, but for the most part, I feel like the reviews are split between people who left on bad terms and people who were asked by management to leave a good review.
April 13, 2015 by Lady Unemployed
November 25, 2014 by Shawn Elmore
I’ve recently found myself on ‘that’ side of the table. You know the one. The side where you sit alone and face a panel of inquisitors who hold crisp, white sheets of paper with questions that require you to summarize your career in two minute intervals.
It’s been over 10 years since I’ve had to go through the interview process and I can confidently say the interview questions I’ve been asked are nearly the same ones I answered 10 years ago.
– ‘Tell me/us about a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation and how did you handle it?’
March 21, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Lately at work there has been quite a lot of hiring done!
Usually when it comes to hiring more people, it’s directly related to there being a lot of work to do.
Let me tell you this that I could easily leave my job at four o’clock instead of six if I could leave based on when my work was done.
So why are they hiring new people?
In all honesty? I have no idea. The management didn’t even speak to the entry level people to find out if they need help and after speaking with a few of my coworkers, no one knows why this was done.
March 10, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Lately at work I seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rock represents my desire to move up but the hard place represents the fact that I don’t want to move up in my department. The bottom line is – I’m not moving up at work and it’s (partially) my own fault.
This has resulted in a laborious feeling of continue to try and do a good job yet feeling stuck at the same time. I’ve already expressed to my boss(es) that I don’t want to advance in the career track my role represents, but I don’t want to stay in my current position. I’ve been in this role about a year and a half now and I am not learning anything new nor am I taking on new responsibility. I’m restless and unhappy with what I do.
February 24, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
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January 18, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
I’ve been at my current job for about a year and a half now and I’ve realized there is something to be gained in an entry-level job like this.And I think every college graduate can learn something from their right-out-of-college type of role. When we graduate, we all expect to enter a company or organization at the top of our game, just as we feel we left college. We do start at the bottom and it sucks.
But what can you gain from this type of entry level job?
1) Learning how to speak up.
December 7, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
On Tuesday, I spoke with the lady I assist at work and she accused me of being a doormat. This is right after I had apologized to a company for emailing them too much (after she had just told me they had complained to her about me emailing them too much). There’s a lot of things I am, but being a doormat, is not one of them.
This was the final straw. This was on top of crying at least twice a week and my whole Thanksgiving being ruined because she had reamed me out over a mistake I made. She has no understanding or patience and the expectation for perfection has made me want to tear my hair out.
November 1, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
I am in the state of decision making. You know, that thing you have to do as a grown up that can change the course of things for you. The little decisions that can become big decisions. The big decisions that can turn into even bigger decisions.
Okay, I’m rambling.
I am considering a job that allows me to work from home. In fact, everyone who works for this particular company, works from home. It is a permanent, full time job with benefits. The pay is about the same (a little more, in fact) than what I’m making now, too.
October 27, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
My company holds weekly meetings to go over account reviews and other updates. It’s usually boring and I daydream throughout the entire hour.
And yet, this past week I noticed something missing in the meeting room.
Bagels were a regular part of the meetings and something that probably sweetened the pot a little bit for many of my coworkers. I never indulged too much so their absence didn’t affect me so bad.
I asked and someone said, “Oh they’re cutting them out. Trying to cut back on costs.”
July 1, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Because I wonder how many job seekers want to apply for a job, but tragically –
YOU DON’T HAVE THE SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED.
You know that sentence is like farting in an elevator. It can just ruin a hopeful feeling you have about a job.
The thing is how exactly do you gain software skills? Sure, I know, go take a class. But the truth is, in my particular area I’m living there isn’t a lot of opportunities to take classes. There is a community college nearby, but here are the two options I have found: