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Salaried Employee, question about working after hours.

Im in IT, paid a salary for 40 Hours a week. On a on-call rotation. Anyways my questions is this. I am occasionally asked to do a server room clean up. These are usually done around 7PM and last until any where from 3AM to 7AM in the morning. This is also asked of us if after we have worked a 8 hour day. Sorry beating around the bush, but I want to give details. I have chronic insomnia and take something every night to help me sleep. Have done so for many years. Can I get a doctors note that says I cant work these night shifts cause it messes my schedule up just to bad? If I do get a doctors note for this, can my employer fire me? If fired do I have recourse or unemployment? Thanks in advance. FYI..In Texas.
posted by flipmiester99 on Mar 31, 2014 - 8 answers

IT Technical Recruiter DFW

Looking for a new job in the DFW area. Anyone know of headhunters or good technical recruiters in Dallas?
posted by flipmiester99 on May 30, 2013 - 4 answers

I want to be a roughneck!!

Roughneck/oil rig filter: Im trying to pursue a career change and working on an oil rig & doing the roughneck type work is something I'm interested in. Ive been a IT Support/Network administrator/Network engineer for the past 12 years and its time for a change and time to get out of the office environment. How do i get into this line of work? I see a lot of websites promising to "Help you" get into the industry but when i look closer they look like a bunch of crap. Anyways if anyone knows please let me know. BTW...Looking for something in Tx...Ideally working xxxx number of days on xxxx number of days off because i have a family. Really any foot in the door would be ideal i just don't know how to get there,
posted by flipmiester99 on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Help I need a career change!!!!!

Help! I need a new career!!! I cant take working in a office/cubicle/inside anymore!!! I want to work outside, even in the extremely hot and cold or have a career doing something active instead of sitting behind a desk. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Jun 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Working in Afghanistan

WorkingInMiddleEastFilter: So ive been offered a job in Afghanistan at one of the FOB's (Forward Operating Base) there but i know little to nothing about working over there. The money is great however and my family could use the $ to help pay off some bills. The contract is 4month on 2 weeks off. They stress that it is very dangerous work, and just to clarify i will be doing IT work. I have a wife and two small children, 6 and 2 so i have to weigh in what it would be like to leave them for this time also. Can anyone offer any insight to what it may be like? Is it really that dangerous? Anyone with first hand experience?
posted by flipmiester99 on Nov 3, 2008 - 19 answers

Changing careers?

CareerchangingFilter: Im currently a network engineer and have been for the past 6 years and im completely burnt out. Im thinking of enrolling at a school to become a Respiratory Therapists. Can anyone provide any insight? Thoughts & opinions please.
posted by flipmiester99 on Aug 8, 2007 - 1 answer

How do i change careers/positions within my company?

Jobfilter: Im currently a network admin at my company. I have been with them a little over 1 1/2 years. Heres my dilema. I love the company i work for, they treat everyone great, there relatively small and everyone is sorta treated like family but the problem is i am completely burnt out at my position. I have been in the IT World for a little over 8 years and im soo sick of it and want to desperatley change careers but stay with the company. What is the best way to go about telling my boss this? I want him to know im not looking for another job or quitting but just want to change to a diffrent career/position within the company.
posted by flipmiester99 on Apr 24, 2007 - 10 answers

How do i qaulify to work in the F & I department of a motorcycle dealership?

CareerChangeFilter: Im currently a network engineer/administrator and have been for the past 7 years. I want to change careers. Specifically i want to work in the F & I department of a motorcycle dealership. Im in Texas. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Jun 16, 2006 - 3 answers

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