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August 19th, 2019 at 06:52 am

Well the job I had a LONG interview with was offered to me I accepted and now it has been almost 3 weeks and the start date is next Monday ( maybe). I can see why this job was open they pay well but if people need a job most can NOT wait week after week until they get IT set up etc. The funny ting was during the interview they acted like HOW soon can you start like they wanted the next day. I can truly see their sense of urgency is NOT the same as most. Since I am not desperate I could wait but I suspect that is why this was not filled already a person who need rent money and does not have the cushion of a spouse or EF could NOT wait.

I have been talking to a few friends and think I may need to reassess my job search in the future. a close friend took a job a couple years ago while they were finishing school. They had finished and I was confused as to WHY they had not moved on. well they showed me that although their per hour rate seems low the pay is all tied to incentive/ bonus thing and they are doing QUITE well once that is factored in. I was speaking to another person whom said her family member also took a job that paid that way and was ridiculously easy for a good worker to meet the criteria for bonuses.

BOTH places paid an attendance bonus and one even paid if you were ON TIME.
How sad that is needed to get your people to show up. I thought it must have been expensive for company but my friend said many simply do not show up or on time. I know the hourly rate is not impressive but when he added in bonuses reaching incentive goals etc he was clearing $2600 NET for two weeks. This would be more then the job I accepted.

I realize that if they got a decent crew those bonuses might be revised or cut but it seems like real easy money considering the job.

hey I noticed Lucky Robin had not posted in awhile since she was very good about every couple days maybe she is on vacation or something.

hurry up and wait

July 30th, 2019 at 11:46 am

So many things are quicker and easier ONLINE but job searches are NOT.
the minute you apply you have to be careful as the job advertised can be a bait and switch and every fly by night agencies start flooding your job email acct if you are smart and set one up separate from your real one. Then often they get more info and I get random texts and calls from people all over the country like I want to move 8 states away for a average job.

I applied for a job I have waited for a year to be an opening and the (government)job post does not close for 6 weeks so by they time I forget about it and take something else they may call.
I realize in this day and age it seems normal to take one and then quit if something else came up. I just feel bad leaving in a very short time. I know it is hard for these businesses to find and hire people.

In other aggravations I keep getting random and may I add very poorly executed calls from bill collectors trying to find a deceased family member. I have zero time for this and just added an extra step in phone screening and deleting and blocking these #.

I am trying to stay positive and ask each day that the path that presents itself is the right one for my next growth in life. I have an 2 hour interview later in week with a company an agency set up I am not sure this is a good fit or even if it is an item I WANT to do but have not brought myself to cancel this.

need to get motivated

July 18th, 2019 at 11:40 am

So I had a few meetings with people about jobs but I just am having trouble getting motivated to really sit down and search.
I realize I need clear motivation to be successful and not end up with another nightmare like last place. I keep spending at a minimum anyway so I am not rushed and want to be at least content with a new job.

I have been approached lately by people random inside stores asking to get money for gas or a purchase?
It is making me leery of going to any store in area alone. I have heard that a big city near mine with a big homeless population is trying to (under the radar of media) shoo them away so maybe they came north to my city.
I guess it will curtail any extra spending as I simply feel defensive to go into the grocery store now.
I do not want to be that person I know some people simply are having a problem but to be aggressively panhandled in a store aisle is TOO far.