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Retail manager monkey wants out but needs money.

I am a high-level store manager for a retail chain which, in general, does good for the world. Up until now, that's been enough to satisfy my need to do something meaningful with my life while also making decent money. It's just not cutting it anymore. Help me figure out something that will. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Leave fulltime job to take part-time job--of course, less money

Would you leave a full-time job that is stifling, depressing and not a good fit for you to take the part-time job of your dreams? Full-time job pays $55K and part-time job pays $40K. Am I crazy to even think about doing this?
posted by sandra194 on Oct 24, 2014 - 33 answers

Do I go for it?

Currently employed in retail working my way through college. [more inside]
posted by Urban_Painter on Oct 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Best practices for raising rates?

I am a freelancer. Please help me understand how to raise my rates. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Discouraged with my job prospects-- how to stop feeling worthless?

I graduated recently with a BA in English, and was set on academia so naturally I pursued a masters. Around the time of submitting my thesis I started work in an entry-level admin type role, which I have been at for the past year. My thesis was recently passed, and I'll graduate this autumn. [more inside]
posted by sociology on Sep 5, 2014 - 16 answers

Is this investing in my future or is this a stupid decision?

I've been offered to be hired where I have been a contractor. However, there is a health insurance issue that would cost me a lot of money for several months. But I would have a great retirement plan. I have nothing in savings and $100k I just consolidated in student loans, so this issue is just complicating things. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Dec 15, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I ask for a raise in this tricky situation?

How do I negotiate a raise given an increased cost of living, lower-than-median pay, but also a list of great accomplishments and accolades? Do I present it all, just parts of the situation, or something else? I know that traditionally you just make a case for your value to the company and leave it at that, but I feel more is at play here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2013 - 5 answers

A good job for my wife to supplement my income

A good job for my wife to supplement my income? Actually she is not my wife yet but soon when we move in together she will want to take some sort of job. Mainly this is for the money, but also we will be living somewhere different so for her it will be a way of meeting new people and hopefully making some new friends. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Aug 13, 2013 - 20 answers

Salary discrimination. Looking for advice to help a coworker negotiate.

The new hire is making more than someone who has been there for years and is still doing most of the work. What should I tell my coworker so that she can negotiate a fair salary? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Aug 3, 2013 - 26 answers

How does one go about getting welfare?

I'm clueless as to how one goes about getting welfare. What can I expect? Is it easy to get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Tell me why do you want to leave your job after only a month?

On paper it looks like I want to leave my job one month after I started. Due to the relationship between the last two companies I have worked for I've essentially worked for the same company for ten years. How best to explain that on a resume and in an interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Time to get a new job.

I'm trying to find a new job so I can start actually saving some money and move into my own place. I'm a college grad with a linguistics degree living in northern NJ. For the past three years, I've been living with family, paying a small amount of rent each month, living a paycheck-to-paycheck existence and working a job I don't particularly enjoy. I'm done with this, but I don't know where to begin. I know there are a lot of posts such as this one on here, but I'd like to try to find answers particular to my situation. [more inside]
posted by zchyrs on Jul 3, 2013 - 18 answers

How to Purposefully Have a Bad Job Interview

I got myself into a situation where I have to go for a job interview for a customer service position at an insurance firm tomorrow. I do not want this job. For reasons I will explain inside, I cannot just say "I do not want this job." Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2013 - 58 answers

What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff?

What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jan 6, 2013 - 21 answers

My employer stole my money?

How to pursue check theft with my employer [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Dec 13, 2012 - 28 answers

What should I do with my career

I have a pretty successful career but still feel like a fraud. I would like to change that, NOW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Generating ideas for work in Japan outside of teaching, or Eikaiwa jobs.

I'm currently looking for work in Japan. I'm scouring the internet, Dave's ESL cafe, ALT (assistant language teacher) listings and am not really looking for help in that respect. If you have any suggestions however, I am happy to hear more. The only exception would be if anyone knows of any Eikaiwa (Private school) jobs or any forums that post job listings.. It is my question that since the work is not always steady and there is the possibility I would go there just to tutor, there is waaay too much flux in my ability to pay for rent. I need help figuring outside work. Outside of selling Japanese items around the world, I'm trying to figure out ways to make money with a general skill set. I'm vocal enough and confident in my speaking ability so I figure I can lead tour groups on my free time and post the listings on craigslist. I'm also looking into working as a waiter or dishwasher, but I was hoping for some help generating ideas. Thanks! PS - I alreadly have information on career cross and gaijin pot. If anyone knows any temp agencies are teacher employment agencies, that would be appreciated as well.
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Nov 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help a high school graduate find where to look for a decent paying job.

You are a high school graduate with no other experience and credentials. You need a higher-paying job to be able to support yourself. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Nov 21, 2012 - 26 answers

Which job, where?

Help me figure out which of these jobs to take. Avalanche within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2012 - 21 answers

Interview for the Potentially Disinterested

Interview questions for when you're not sure you're interested. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Nov 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Entrepreneural Advice - What business to start?

Advice Wanted: I'm a MBA graduate with 10 years of business experience and $50,000 in cash and am looking to start my own business. What would you do in my situation? Advice? [more inside]
posted by Paalen on Oct 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Can I quit my job?

Should I quit my job? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 18 answers

You mean *I* get a say in salary talk? Wha?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter and in the last month have been through several interviews, the last taking place today. Now, the recruiter's called to ask if I am ready to take the next step and has asked about my salary expectations. What? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Asking Questions about Money and Working Hours During A Job Interview

I have a job interview coming up on Wednesday next week. I want to ask some questions regarding working hours and money. Should I, and if so, how should I frame the questions? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Sep 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Is my salary holding me hostage?

I have a job. It's a pretty good job and I've been around here for a while. Some recent changes (some at work, some in life) and some things that haven't panned out like I envisioned have me looking around. But in my brief survey of the landscape, I think I may be stuck here because the salary ranges in my area for the skills I have are around 30% lower than the ~$85k I make in my current situation, which would simply not work for my budget. What fields or opportunities might I be overlooking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a time machine

A little more than a month ago, I started a full-time telecommuting job that I thought was my dream job. When I took it, I was working part-time (and had been since my son was born two years ago). This is my first full-time job since becoming a mom. I now think I made a big mistake. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me get over burnout

How do I push through feeling burnt-out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2012 - 13 answers

How to handle not getting paid?

The people I work with are great but I've now missed multiple paychecks. Has anyone been in this situation before? What is your advice on how to best deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 - 33 answers

How does one 24 yr old fresh out of college make money while traveling? Starting in New York. Teaching English?

I am terrified to travel. Trying to overcome some of the most basic of challenges is intimidating such as where do I eat, where do I sleep, how do I make money all come to mind. I figure I keep a bag of rice with some peanut butter and oats on me for food. I'm thinking a tent for a place to sleep and panhandling if I wind up screwing this up too bad. I would day labor no problem if it comes down to it, wondering if anyone has any experience with this? I keep trying to find travel companions, but everyone keeps falling through. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Mar 19, 2012 - 28 answers

Tell me about this BABYSITTING thing.

I have some questions about babysitting. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Mar 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Fighting for salary re-negotiations

I've been learning new skills at my company that are far outside of my current job description. I've long ago realized that there's going to be a need for someone to take on these responsibilities beyond the one person we have now. And the time seems to be approaching! Please help me work through this and nail the salary re-negotiations. [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Nov 30, 2011 - 13 answers

How to move across the country with no job lined up?

Is $10,000 enough for me to move out of Florida (where I am currently) and make it in Los Angeles without a job lined up? [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Nov 28, 2011 - 47 answers

Soon to be Big 3 if they hire me.

What's it like for a mid-career (35 years old) IT person to suddenly start working at a big 4 consulting firm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Advice for starting a student dog-walking business?

Advice for starting a student dog-walking business? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Sep 6, 2011 - 3 answers

How to move across the country with no job lined up?

Will a few thousand dollars be enough for me to move out of the Midwest (where I am currently) and make it in Oregon without a job lined up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Taking what I'm given 'cause I'm working on commission

What is it really like to work (primarily) on commission? I have never worked on commission before and I am worried it will be stressful and full of conflicts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Overwhelmed by a job offer

I previously was working at a job for a long time. That job ended (due to company shutdown) last week I was offered a similar job today. Would it be crazy to turn it down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Man plans, God laughs, Man needs job.

Networking is best, but what is second best? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 16, 2011 - 24 answers

HR wants my salary info

Tell them my salary or politely decline? On Friday, I learned about a job opportunity though an ex-colleague who would be my new boss. This person told me they're eager to fill the position and asked what salary I'm looking for. I ducked the salary question and, at their urging, applied online yesterday. Today I get a one-sentence email from an HR rep asking my current salary. I know salary negotiation has been covered on AskMeFi before, but I haven't seen this particular variation. No interview has happened. Doesn't salary talk usually happen later on? I have no idea how much this position pays, benefits, etc.; it could be better or worse than my current gig. The prospective position is grant-funded with a City agency. (Side question: are grant-funded positions risky?)
posted by timnyc on Jun 13, 2011 - 32 answers

Making a buck on the road

What is a good way to make money while completely homeless? [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on May 21, 2011 - 29 answers

Rate this thing that is a CV

Again with the screen-punching. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Mar 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Can't stand spending my springtime here...

Do I have to tell my future employer that I quit my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Fear of getting a job?

I seem to have this block, for lack of a better word, around the subject of making money. I'm really afraid of doing work that sacrifices my integrity or that doesn't suit my talents. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2011 - 29 answers

Rate this thing that is a cover letter

I have written a cover letter. I would like to know whether it makes recruiters jump for joy or punch the screen. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Mar 11, 2011 - 40 answers

Looking for a new city!

Similar to firei's post, I've lived in the same town for almost all of my 23 years on this planet. I want to move to a brand-new, exciting city. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Mar 3, 2011 - 19 answers

How do I get out of my career(less) rut?

How do I get out of my career(less) rut? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Find me a new home!

[Yet Another Where Should I Move Question] I'm afraid that if I don't up and move from the town that I grew up in and have lived in for 23 years now, I never will. Snowflake details inside, but I am wondering: is it feasible, and where I should go? [more inside]
posted by firei on Nov 25, 2010 - 51 answers

What's a semi-easy way to earn money online?

What's a semi-easy way to earn money online? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 19, 2010 - 12 answers

I am a man who drives the local bus

How do I apply for a job that I already have, knowing that I will most likely not get it job? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 14 answers

What's a job that I can work for a month?

What kind of job can I do for a month in between traveling? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

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