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Beanplating a job offer

A potential employer has extended a formal offer to me. Taking the job would solve some problems, but would create so many others because of the time commitment involved. Is it ethical to turn down an offer at this stage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2014 - 26 answers

Should I quit my job?

Overworked and about to be more so. Should I quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2014 - 22 answers

How [Not] To Job Search

I've heard it all: "You're Too Professional," "Not Enough Experience," and of course, "Just not the culture fit we're looking for." After three months of non-successful job searching, I've decided to turn to the hivemind for help. [more inside]
posted by nikayla_luv on Nov 12, 2013 - 20 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

I didn't used to be bad at this.

Follow up to this question I asked a while back. Yes, another email verbiage question. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on May 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Should I stay or should I go now?

Should I stay in the job I've always wanted (at the expense of a dream) or go on the trip that I've always wanted (at the expense of stability)? [more inside]
posted by liquorice on May 2, 2013 - 26 answers

Giving Notice, Being Asked to Leave Early, and Unemployment.

I'm in MA. I'm about to give my two-weeks, but I'm guessing they're going to tell me to just leave. Could I apply for unemployment to fill the gap between the job I'm leaving and my new job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 22 answers

Oh Hai, Gives Me Teh Job Plz, Kthxbai.

Calling all Mefites who are good at composing emails! I am struggling with verbiage in an email I am sending to someone regarding a potential employment opportunity. Please help this nervous going-on-3 months-unemployed job seeker not screw this up. Tasty plate of beans inside. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Dec 27, 2012 - 16 answers

How to go about getting fired?

Recently got fired, how do I go about with the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Good job, fork grabber. Try not to cry on your pasta.

My clinical depression is getting worse and I think I need to quit my job, but really need the income. I'm in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 - 16 answers

He's actually very nice.

We have a close friend who needs a job solely for the benefits. The catch: he has been out of the work force for five years and isn't particularly social or skilled. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

What happened when you quit your job with nothing new lined up?

Did you quit your job with nothing new lined up? How did it work out for you? And what do you wish you'd done differently, in retrospect? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 1, 2012 - 37 answers

Keeping Calm and Carryin' On in a bout of Long Unemployment ?

How do I stay confident and not feel overwhelmed in my unemployment, 2.5 years after graduating ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

My mom was fired today. What should she do next?

My mom was fired today. What should she do next? Also, niece and school special snowflake details inside! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Oct 25, 2011 - 16 answers

They say man plans and God laughs, but no one's laughing here...

Through circumstances beyond anyone's control, my work situation has suddenly become a lot more precarious, and I'm freaking out. How to handle the uncertainty? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Jul 18, 2011 - 7 answers

No job and scared.

Today I was fired from my job of 10 years. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 29 answers

I hate asking anyone for help.

Should I ask my Godfather for help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Another reason moving sucks.

My work is moving me to a different city (Los Angeles). Can my fiancé collect unemployment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Need help with job search techniques

I was laid off from my job almost 2 years ago, and while it was depressing, I was unhappy and was starting to explore a new industry, anyway. In the past 2 years, I have spent a year and a half going back to school full time for a more specific degree that supplements my BA. I also took on a few internships along the way. I graduated in January and have been looking for a full time position without any sort of success. Clearly I am going about this in the wrong way; what should I be doing differently? More details below. [more inside]
posted by saturn25 on Sep 17, 2010 - 16 answers

Having problems finding work for the first time in years. Please advise what I'm doing wrong or not doing.

Experienced Web / Software Developer having problems finding work for the first time in years. [more inside]
posted by audio on Jun 23, 2010 - 13 answers

We've all made bad choices, right?

Help me support my wife when I don't really support her decision. [more inside]
posted by Valuev on May 17, 2010 - 38 answers

DC to DUX, can't be that hard, right?

I moved across the country for a dream job at my alma mater, my job's funding was cut and I am now unemployed. I have no benefits and am losing my place at the end of the month. I don't have a lot of money but I have decided to make a go of Eugene, Oregon. I have applied to some temp places, but what else should I be doing as a professional fundraiser and broadcast journalist to find work and get my life together? I am over the despair but I need major help. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Dec 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Was I let-go legally?

I was 'let go' from my job last week, but I'm not sure it was entirely legal. YANML, but please lend me your ear... (warning, long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 33 answers

I hated my job, but now that I got let go, I feel even worse.

How to deal with unemployment + feeling like crap? Just got let go last week from crap job I hated, but now feeling more miserable than ever. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 22, 2009 - 11 answers

I can't do this job anymore!

I don't like my job and I'm tired of trying to like it. I just want to quit but I'm afraid of what will happen if/when I do. [more inside]
posted by PFL on Oct 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Experience/job Catch-22

How does a recent college grad gain job experience when everyone requires it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2009 - 22 answers

Can someone attend school full-time and still get unemployment in Illinois?

Is it legal to draw unemployment benefits in Illinois while attending college as a full-time student? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jul 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Pink Hair & Green Money

If potential employees find my Flickr page and find out I have pink hair, will it hurt my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 22, 2009 - 43 answers

Does my website revenue count against unemployment?

UnemploymentFilter: How do alternate income streams factor into unemployment and how many months do I have left? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

How can a shy guy improve his cold calling in order to get a job?

I am out of work and have decided try something new in my job search. I have started cold-calling potential employers in my industry. Now, the thing is . . I'm pretty shy, not a salesman type at all. Calling up strangers in order to promote myself is not something that comes naturally to me. How can I make cold-calling work for me? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Not-quite-unemployment insurance?

Just got cut down to 12 hours a week at my job (originally 40, then 24). Am I eligible for unemployment in Pennsylvania due to lost hours? And how would I apply for it, then?
posted by DoctorFedora on May 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Being laid off, while being offered a new job at the same place. Severance available?

Been wanting to quit my job. A unique situation has popped up which might allow me to do so which might give me severance/unemployment. Am I correct? [more inside]
posted by BecauseIHadFiveDollars on May 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Temp or retail

What do I do to tide myself over until my next real job? Shitty retail work or temp work? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jan 19, 2008 - 28 answers

I hate my job, version 34A

How can I decide whether to quit my job? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Oct 3, 2007 - 19 answers

Do you get unemployment if you resign and they ask you to leave?

If you give two weeks notice and your employer asks you to leave immediately, are you eligible for unemployment in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jul 24, 2007 - 16 answers

How to prepare for job loss?

What to do in preparation for a job loss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2006 - 19 answers

Resigning for fun and pleasure

Let's say I'm going to resign my position. What's the worst that could happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2006 - 24 answers

How do I quit and still get paid?

What are the chances of me collecting unemployment based on unfair labor practices? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2005 - 7 answers

too worried to think of a clever title

I was fired from a college job a couple years ago. I am currently unemployed and I have to use the job as an example of work experience. [more inside]
posted by my sock puppet account on Apr 5, 2005 - 17 answers

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