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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Lean on Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:13 pm

Been out of a job for four months now. But hey, at least I have finished a 72nd scale X-Wing model kit!

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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:59 pm

Almost missed the flight to Miami Thursday but I made it. I only have a week's worth of Cleveland gear packed for clothing.

This might be interesting.

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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby mp3 on Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:48 pm

My mission to get back into management seems to be working after taking a paycut to climb back up the mountain two months ago I've already being put forward for reach truck driving so more money coming once that happens and yesterday I interviewed for future management positions after one of the mangers on our shift handed in his notice so there will be a reshuffle of staff and maybe something in the future pipeline sooner than I thought.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Lean on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:12 pm

Left my office job in 2016 to work for a long-time client (who I have worked for since 2013). Last March. the client just dropped out and said that there's nothing more for me to work on and didn't reply to me since then.

Now I'm back to my previous job hunt slump phase in 2010, but I'm still getting side projects to keep me afloat. The most recent one, I applied as a multimedia e-learning developer, the interviews turned out great but they chose an in-house applicant over me.

Life sucks sometimes, eh?
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:34 am

I had a job fall through last year when they were hit by a funding/hiring freeze the week they were conducting the interviews. According to the recruitment agency, they were ready to hire me on the spot, which was nice to hear but also somewhat frustrating, knowing how close I was.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Lean on Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:19 pm

Yeah instances like that just make me laugh because you know you're pretty close but not just enough to make it.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:23 pm

Absolutely. It feels a bit hollow, but at least you know that you're a desirable candidate and that your interview skills are reasonably sharp. Some consolation, I suppose.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Lean on Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:04 pm

But hey I guess I'm getting good at cutting promos because of these interviews! :lol:
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:06 pm

To the client that sold you dreams and bamboozled you, go to his house, skin him alive, then wear his skin to show him how disappointed you are with his treatment of you.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Lean on Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:40 am

I'm gonna have to find him in Idaho first and challenge him in a "My Job on a Pole" match!
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:21 am

Idaho? Looks like a NLSC member that got his patch request rejected by you long ago so he did an elaborate revenge plot to sabotage your career without you even knowing it all.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Lean on Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:43 am

Dammit he put up a company just to get back at me? WHOEVER REQUESTED FOR A JERSEY FROM 10 YEARS AGO THAT I IGNORED?! PLEASE FORGIVE MEEEEE!
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby mp3 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:16 pm

mp3 wrote:My mission to get back into management seems to be working after taking a paycut to climb back up the mountain two months ago I've already being put forward for reach truck driving so more money coming once that happens and yesterday I interviewed for future management positions after one of the mangers on our shift handed in his notice so there will be a reshuffle of staff and maybe something in the future pipeline sooner than I thought.


Well just a couple short months later Iam throwing in the towel and returning to my old roofing job, I took a pay cut to go to this new job and it took its toll on us and now my mum said she couldn't look after my daughter for one day a week so that's another £160pm on top of the £340 we were already paying so I just don't have the time to grind it out and work my way up the ladder.

I don't think I failed because the plan was working but I did start to discover that a corporate life wouldn't of being for me as you have to step over people to get a head which isn't who I am and also the it easy to choose going back to my old day job simply because when I worked the 2-10 shift every other week I didn't see my daughter other than for about 2 hours in the morning. I know there will be a lot of banter from my old work mates but Iam actually looking forward to going back
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:37 pm

At the end of the day, you've got to do what's best for you and your family. Trying something and deciding that it's not the best option once you've had a chance to evaluate it is better than never trying anything new at all, or falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy and sticking with something that isn't a good fit just because you don't want to look like you've quit or "failed".
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby mp3 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:39 pm

Yeah I do think I shouldn't of bothered leaving and it's caused its share of problems but I think I had to try nevertheless
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:57 pm

Better than regretting not exploring an opportunity, and again, it's not like you sunk years into a venture that wasn't going to pan out. Hope going back to the old gig works out. (Y)
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby mp3 on Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:55 am

Well my career has moved in a completely different direction last month after being unhappy in my return back to my old job I moved out of manufacturing all together to begin life as an office supplies delivery driver.

I'd never driven a van that size, I'd never worked with office supplies so don't know what half the stock is and I'd never worked with the public either so it's all a learning process for me.

Things I like so far are being able to work on my own Iam out all day, I have free use of my phone and now that my confidence is growing I've being playing a few podcasts as I drive, things I don't like are having to many jobs on that I don't get them all done which sometimes you can't help but you feel like crap about and also messing up a delivery which has happened too lol
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:46 am

Sounds like a drastic change, hope it works out for you!
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby mp3 on Tue May 29, 2018 9:21 pm

3 months... 3 months is how long I lasted as a van driver, to say this passed month has being hard is an understatement. I didn't know it at the time I took the job that I would be in a pressure cooker working for a growing company as there sole delivery driver pulled between 4 sales reps who wanted there customers looking after more I mind started to show cracks and mental health issues that I had back in 2012 being treated for PTS after losing 3 family members and my mother having a cancer scare all in the space of 5 months.

I started to have panic attacks again leaving me absent from work twice and even tho I explained my problem and even in todays world with the stigma I was fired, I've never been fired from any job before so that was something new so now what does the future hold for me?

Its being a testing few months at home and have a family member off the rails meaning we have looked after her 4 year old daughter for a couple of separate weeks apart which is helpful but that's what you do for family.

So far Iam just spending time with my daughter and getting my head right before I look for work but I do feel at a lost to say the least.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Tue May 29, 2018 10:11 pm

Sorry to hear it man, sounds like a rough time. Hope something else comes along soon, but in the meantime, look after yourself and do what you need to do to get into a healthier frame of mind.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby mp3 on Wed May 30, 2018 3:23 am

Cheers mate, I think when I return to work il hold out for something that suits my working background and skill set, afterall I have over 20 years experience and when I was working in that industry I always wondered if the grass was greener as they say but I think I crave that stability and knowledge of understanding of the job Iam doing.

Ive being taking in a few playoff games which in all honesty I haven't watched an nba game since late Feb and the ps4 hasn't being used for gaming in that long either. I think mental Iam going to strip it down and get back to basics refocusing on the things that used to keen me sane, I love family life and basketball will always be my 2nd love next to my daughter but I think it's also important to stay true to roots and the things that make you who you are.
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby [Q] on Wed May 30, 2018 3:39 am

I have worked for a couple of "growing companies" before and while some give you a good opportunity to grow or get into some things you wouldnt be able to in a bigger company, most of the time they are concerned about costs and payroll. They try to squeeze every last bit out of each employee and often times ask them to do more than they were initially hired to do so they don't have to hire another employee. It's bullshit. At my company right now, no one gets raises unless they demand them or threaten to leave

For that reason, I have been hesitant at looking at job opportunities at unknown companies or start ups and have been really only pursuing ones at well known and established companies
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby Andrew on Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 am

Agreed, working for smaller companies in general can be tough. They'll often sell it as being "like a family", but end up using you or mismanaging the business in some way as a result. That's not to say it isn't a good opportunity as it can be rewarding and a great atmosphere, but other times there's more stability and a defined role in being a worker bee for a larger organisation (or working in a trade where business is steady).
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby formx on Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:41 am

its not all about that we could live better
our girls fighting more than boys now thats matter
we used to fight when we were young back in the ghetto
we should be smart and try to live like a white person
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Re: Dear LiveJournal,

Postby koberulz on Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:12 am

Hired a bloke on Airtasker to write a decent back-end for a website I have that lists my DVD/Blu-ray collection. Which he did, completely undocumented. After saying he was going to document it, I heard nothing for two months despite repeated messages, and had to cancel the task.

Now I have a website I can't use, so I created another job to actually document it, which was accepted by a guy who doesn't know the code and wants the documentation from the previous developer so he can figure out how it works.

FFS.

And somehow in changing all my passwords after canceling the first task, it's broken the entire thing and it's completely inaccessible, unless the first dev sabotaged it on his way out.
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