i have had the opportunity to change jobs as i usually take temp assignments that end and i can find a spot in a different industry or setting.
I was talking with a friend recently and we spoke of changing jobs she never has spending many years working at the same company sure at different levels but basically the same place.
I did that early on and I was so glad to leave and found far more fascinating work.
I am just curious as to what is the decision to leave for many people. I cannot seem to find a reason to Stay anywhere had plenty of offers but i think if i am not semi happy about the work or proud of the company etc i have a hard time trying to stay.
I asked my friend what would you do if you drove to your work and saw the whole thing in flames what would be the first thing that crosses your mind...
1. unemployment or working at alternate site until rebuilt?
2. finding something else?
3. cartwheels that it has finally ended .....
she laughed and said #1 and that is when I realized I am at a #3 at my current place.
I feel bad in a way that i took it upon myself to learn far more then they expected because their version of the job was not enough work and super boring..... but now i see i just cant see myself here much longer.
I was wondering what moments other had that just said time to go.....
i have had the opportunity to change jobs as i usually take temp assignments that end and i can find a spot in a different industry or setting.
well it took a month but i finally received my refund from item i ordered but they never delivered.
Still never found any help with IRS to tell me why we never received any stimulus check. I guess i will deal with it in spring when I do taxes. I really wonder if many of these checks (prepaid card) went missing.
I keep fighting my urge to give notice. I met the 1 year contract date and have been offered new positions that sound more interesting work situations but the money is about $5 an hour lower. I had to go in 3 times this week and the new hoops they want us to do are IMO ridiculous. I need to reserve MY own desk in an app as a way they track how many people are coming on site. we have been asked by security if we feel ok and if we had any contact with someone with any symptoms and have temp taken which is not fool proof since many with it never had a fever now they want us to fill out a 15 question survey every day we show up on computer then show guard we did it.
It is so over the top for the fact this area has very few cases and not a problem. Seems super late to implement this i could have seen it in may but now seems like only keeping score in the last quarter.
Again a meeting pushing us but trying to make it seem like it was our idea to load these various apps on our own personal phone......
NO thanks I do not use my phone or my printer etc for their business.
I am amazed at how many people seem willing to do that. The team knows if they said we had to they would need to reimburse us for use of our personal phone so they just nudge some to do it on their own.
I have beefed up my cash position and recently made some investment changes that have worked out very well. I just cannot stay motivated to just sock away savings or contributions. I think it is actually easier and more inspiring to watch debt fall then just adding to accounts.
i need to just bite the bullet and leave or find a reason to stay by creating better goals since i keep reaching the ones I set
so i have been putting off some items simply because i have no desire to get stuff done lately
an item i ordered 6 weeks ago that has 2-3 day shipping still a problem when i called them before a week after product was due it was a nightmare with customer service person just insisted NOTHING could be done UNLESS i give them my email.
so a month later no refund and no product ..... i called again In their time frame for customer service listed and just got a voicemail i asked for call back but nothing so far,
next call to IRS since the where is my payment site keeps telling me ... no match for both mine and husbands info .... the phone # given gets you to a call center that can take NO personal information they basically just read the answers from the FAQ page on the website....
i explained i needed to talk to a person to find out why they say no match even though our taxes for last few years were processed no problems.
they transferred me.... went through many press 1 press 2 etc prompts only to be hung up on.
i have a few more calls to make but this has been a very frustrating morning.
All in all I find going out places often more aggravating then staying home. Then mask fanatics and self appointed experts tend to get on my nerves.
Between the saving on transportation in work from home etc i am way ahead in money savings but what does it matter if there are very few things to do or places that are comfortable to go.
I look around in my area and see MORE people that simply are not wearing masks correctly so if over half (Especially the Men) I saw in store have their nose out an often having the mask barely hanging on i could see glimpse of lip so it was to me about the same as no mask ..... WHY are we continuing this?
Then I looked again and I see it........Logos and every other company trying to cash in on the MASK thing.
I find it amusing so many people have always paid for items like tee shirts etc to be a walking billboard and now they found more billboard space on their FACE.
With more companies each day making tons of these it seems CLEAR that many mask producers believe this is NOT a TEMPORARY market, but expect this to be forced on us for much longer or forever.
I have watched a neighbor buying into this masks all the time issue and the paramedics that are helping her with the gash she got passing out from trying to do all her yard work in a mask in high heat. ( alone in her yard plenty of distance).
ordering products online...
do you read various reviews and if too glowing do you question them?
do you feel like it is bait and switch when they lure you in to try a product but want you to sign up for a subscription?
I thought about trying a product as they had a special try it price.... once on website they made you jump through hoops to opt out of a monthly subscription .... why would i want to sign up for a continual delivery for an item i do not even know if i will like or if it does what the ads say?
I finally figured out a way to opt out and ordered the trial pack...they claimed 2 day shipping it has been a week....... I called and "because I did not include my email they did not process" ... there was no * saying email required.
When I pointed that out lady said "oh it was something else.... said it takes awhile to ship for some locations" even though their business office is a 20 minute drive from my house.
It was unbelievable that she would not give up on trying to get my email address. I told her to cancel the order so I will watch for my refund.
I was toying with opening a second junk email account i had one for a long time then quit using it could not remember the sign in but was told it was closed for non use by yahoo. I think it is a shame we cannot escape JUNK mail even in email.
i went through my trash file in email and counted close to 100 junk items i have UNSUBSCRIBED up to 3 times on most of this junk but it seems in 6 months they send more....
Does everyone use a second account for the BS marketing or does this not bother other people cluttering up your inbox?
I was talking with a few friends and I read a great deal and always like to read comments in places that have them it shows me just how MANY people seem to think everyone is in the EXACT same circumstance.
I think People can agree on far more items then they think but too many seem to lack critical thinking about the whole pandemic thing.
Most here would say we are glad we have any kind of EF and we feel a bit more secure. Many whom still have their job may only have different protocols really do not walk in the shoes of those who have lost it all.
Those who think these programs are helping do not see the cliff ahead.... rent/ mortgage deferral is going to really snap back on many whom instead of using common sense think they NEVER have to pay back....
Those without kids may not truly see the school problem. It has been shown that ONLINE is not working for all ......studies in big cities show there are Thousands that never even logged on.
The kids who are doing well have either the desire to progress or a person maintaining the lesson plan..... the GAP in learning is widening greatly and that often translates into wide gap in finances later.
I find it sick that so many talk of schools simply as either daycare or food source for children. Teachers if older and perhaps with other conditions only are thinking of their well being NOT the learning of children.
This whole thing has depressed me that SO many simply do not take care of their own personal responsibility and instead want politicians or programs to FIX them.
The few people I know who lost their job of course are riding the "extra" unemployment but they should be thinking long term ...... the jobs listed in my area have quite a few listings not just low end items either..... for those waiting it out...... as many jobs may not come back that number of jobs GONE increases each day that areas restrict this or that.... if they wait until "extra" disappears then they will have tons
of competition for the jobs available....there is an opportunity to change things up but people seem to
ignore changes until forced into change and often with few choice at that point.
Things make no sense anymore unhealthy people have greater risk but they shut down the places designed to get people into shape .... hairdressers in MOST states their occupational license requires health concerns and how to keep customers/ themselves safe but shut those and let the kid i saw at a large store picking his nose be an ESSENTIAL worker handling food.
So many have jumped in to EXCUSE false reporting of cases :example florida labs with 100% positive results or manipulating information left out of reports..example a governor who claimed a city had their hospitalizations triple.... fact is hospital had 22 cases according to health district (5 hospitals in area)so the case before was 7? numbers kill the fear factor perhaps this guy can claim he did not LIE but anyone with common sense can see the narrative.
REALITY check many things needing to be addressed simply aren't and those who view things just by mass media and do not ask why information is NOT adding up are doomed.
When I look around today I am amazed at the disconnect I see all around. where did reason go?
So many people just not thinking things through I am shaking my head... I have read articles regarding my states plan for pandemic we have had a small amount in comparison to many places but the reactions clearly do not reflect that... I saw a list ranking states by caseload how many case per 100,000 people why would states in the bottom 15 decide to try to follow states in the top 15.
Again not just addressing pocket areas of cases but instead a one size fits all mandates that have no enforcement and often loopholes you could drive a truck through.
People Need to MAKE personal health and risk decisions by themselves.
A local nursery has said NO to masks the owner said his employees have never touched their face before this as they do a lot to adjust or move masks etc... If they had anything they are spreading everywhere with their hands.
He said is customers do not want to come to his generally open air place with a few greenhouses "then Shop elsewhere",
It is insane that some have acted like he personally kicked them in the shin..... like no one in their whole life said no to them.
Friends who think they are "helping a business" by getting takeout but honestly if restaurants were not set up before this is not always working out well as added cost of take out containers and simply put some food items travel better then others....
Restaurants make money off the...
extras like beverages and desserts but these very seldom are those ordered for takeout.....if restaurants are open...just like before it is the STAFF more then the person at a table 6ft away you need to worry about that SAME staff is handling your takeout.
Finally after telling work if they have nothing for me to do I will leave ... as I cant sit for days just collecting a check ( I have had other offers).
They signed me up for more meetings where I either take minutes or just listen.....in case I can add anything...... so a person has had an ongoing "concern" about limited access rooms being propped open when vendors are working in those rooms ... his concern is that thermostat is located in there and person could change the settings..... SERIOUSLY ....
meanwhile a lab has found 48 liters of a highly flammable and possibly explosive material MISSING... but yes the thermostat item is getting more attention......
This is not an age thing as i see the complete disconnect from common sense in every age range in many different education levels ... I know there is no escape but I really need some sanity lately.
In getting mail yesterday i had a letter from a collection agency. I opened and found a debt from a medical visit i had to a local ER in January.
I had to wait until today as the billing group was in another time zone. I was confused as I had NEVER
received a bill and my insurance did not either.
I called today and waited 40 minutes to talk to a representative.
I laid out the scene no EOB as insurance never was billed/ no bill ever reaching me... and immediate turn over to collection. I told her i thought this was a poor business practice if this was their standard operational procedure.
My complaint is in trying to justify the representative resorted to illogical claims.
1.rep claim: "There was no insurance listed"... well this would be a subcontractor to the hospital so the hospital is the source of information.... other groups like hospital and radiology had correct information so this group was the ONLY one that did not have it or perhaps ask for it.
2. Rep claim "a bill was sent to patient and returned to them by post office" the address she had was deliverable so I doubted that and asked why no information was checked and her last illogical claim was they cannot call out to verify any information.
If a bill was returned i have never heard of company that did not verify address.
Perhaps regular reps cannot call out but find it odd since medical billing can have many small errors like transposed numbers etc .... that Someone should be researching the claims instead of fast track to a collection group.
I am debating sending a letter to medical group to inform them that this was very poor practice and as billing group represents them they should review where the ball was dropped.
I wonder if it will fall on deaf ears...I would like to think this may save someone else the time and aggravation.
The rep claims she is pulling from collection will bill insurance and correct address ( there was no issue) to mail bill after insurance is cleared.
I find it especially disturbing as medical debt is a huge problem in this country and some people do not fight to clear up a cascade of errors.
So I have been winding down my payments to various items because I was looking forward to my Mid-July end date from this job.
As I was going through updates/ notices regarding employees .... what do I come across a notice that MY contract was extending into next year.... NO one asked me NO one even contacted me.
Hours later I get an email from temp place saying the place I am at wants me to stay through August .....and then depending on their budget hire me permanently. I assume the extension into next year is based on if the permanent spot is not funded.... again NO ONE even asked me how I feel about it. I find it off putting that if place wants me to convert to a permanent employee perhaps they should have said something.
I am not happy about this one bit and I want to stay the course with exiting in July.
I spoke with DH and keep getting the same answer to just ride along until I find something else .... the truth is my income is extra not needed to maintain our basic COL just was adding to investments and retirement. He convinced me to move here saying i did not need to work anymore but I kept doing it to fill my days as well as boost our retirement.
I know all the lines about it is called work otherwise they would not pay you for it etc. If someone told me that in person I would slap them. I still think people should be semi content not just grit your teeth and take it. I did that to fulfill my contract even when I knew I disliked job going way back.
I also TOLD temp place how I felt in March so I feel this is especially rude to NOT ask me anything prior to me finding out how I did.
My temp assignments if they are long term at least are set to expire after 9 months. I always seem to get a 8th month itch of going back and forth in trying to see IF I want to stay.
My question for all those out there what helps you make up your mind?
When you get a new job how long is it before you decide ... this is not for me or i will stay until something better comes along etc.
What are other criteria you consider... company/ schedule/ commute ?
I believe too many are in their words "stuck in some job" because they simply quit looking for something better or they would be happier at... because of pattern or convenience.
I know one can basically leave any job with simple notice so why even think long term... but I simply do NOT see myself there in long term.
Most times i can force myself to meet the contract obligation but when i look around in the office i cannot see myself year after year here. The money is very good but i have zero give a crap about what i am doing or even doing a good job.