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shake it off

Worked at one company for 10+ years, now starting at a new company. How to adjust to a new corporate culture when I'm sure some calcification (entitlement?) has set in? [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on May 16, 2016 - 9 answers

Just started a new job, and want to quit already

I quit my last job and moved cross-country 6 months ago, in search of better opportunities in my field. It's taken me 5 months to get a job offer. I accepted the only one I received out of desperation, because I'm almost out of my savings, even though it was a $30k/year pay cut from my last job, and it's not what I want to be doing at all. I started 2 weeks ago and hate it, already fantasizing about quitting. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by metaveedub on May 7, 2016 - 9 answers

What job can I train for in six months?

What job can I train for in about six to nine months with a reasonable chance of getting hired withing a year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2016 - 9 answers

Hiring a direct report when I may be leaving soon?

I may be offered a new job soon. I am also in the final stages of hiring a long-awaited second-in-command at my current job. I did not know I would be able to hire someone when I started the interview process for my potential new job. I have no cause to stick it to my current employer by hiring a new person then scramming shortly thereafter. How do I navigate this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2016 - 12 answers

Work - should I stay or should I go?

Another MeFite here needing help deciding what career path to take. After working at the same place for almost 20 years, I'm in the process of interviewing with a new company. The new company is the polar opposite of where I am now, and I'm having a tough time making a decision. They haven't offered me the job yet but things are looking good – I want to be ready if they do. [more inside]
posted by lyssabee on Mar 19, 2016 - 14 answers

A New Career After Teaching?

Hi! I am in my 13th year of elementary school teaching, and have grown very tired of it. I work at a wonderful private school (which means that, in addition to it being wonderful, it is also quite demanding in terms of work load and parent expectations), but I still feel like I don't want to do this any more. But...what *should* I do instead? [more inside]
posted by bookworm4125 on Jan 19, 2016 - 13 answers

Did I miss my window on notifying my new job of a planned holiday?

In late December, I managed to land myself an interview and a new job at an awesome small company (50-60 employees) in the space of 4 days. I start the new position on 1 February, but I've failed to mention that I have a two-week trip overseas already planned for mid-March, around Easter. Have I missed my window on telling my new employer about my holiday? Should I tell them now or wait until my first day? [more inside]
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast on Jan 12, 2016 - 10 answers

How do I create my own job?

I have a neat opportunity to potentially create my own job at a company in a segment of my industry. How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Nov 13, 2015 - 3 answers

How to handle this meeting?

I have received a verbal offer of employment over the phone. I did not verbally accept it, but I have a meeting on Monday where I suspect that they expect me to view the offer on paper for the first time and then immediately sign it. I still have questions about the position. How do I best handle this? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Nov 7, 2015 - 5 answers

health insurance timing question

I currently have insurance through Obamacare. I will be starting a new job next week, on Wednesday November 4. I will be able to enroll in healthcare at my new company from day 1. But, I have a couple of doctors appointments between now and my first day at work, and so now I have a timing conundrum. Help? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Oct 28, 2015 - 13 answers

Should I quit a job I like due to no room for growth?

Help me navigate what for me is a complex situation in a very small company and to get some perspective. I feel like I was treated unfairly, and would like to get some perspective. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by Roe99 on Oct 10, 2015 - 14 answers

What does a healthy team member-supervisor relationship look like?

After several years working for a boss who's also a friend, I've made a move to a new career and and a much more impersonal manager. I'm struggling with what to expect from my new boss and in building a professional relationship with him. What level of engagement/communication from your boss is reasonable to expect and how do you get more engagement if it's not meeting what you need? [more inside]
posted by thatquietgirl on Oct 9, 2015 - 6 answers

Should I disclose to my boss that I have migraines?

I recently got a temp assignment at a company where I've been applying to work. I like what I do, I like my team, and I respect my supervisor. My first week went very well, but a bad migraine -- and my doctor readjusting my medication for same -- has hampered my work performance. Help? [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 answers

New job, planned vacations and possibly needing to sacrifice

Between losing my last job and transitioning to a new one with less pay and possibly less flexibility, I had planned a longer vacation and a weekend out of town. I'm now realizing taking this much time off when I'm new to my position may not be a good idea. How do I decide what to do while still maintaining some sanity? [more inside]
posted by intheigloo on Jul 8, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me be a decent supervisor, please.

What specific tips do you have for someone who just got their first supervisory position? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on May 7, 2015 - 22 answers

You've gotta know the rules if you want to play the game

For the first time in a long time, I have a full-time, long(ish)-term contract position in a "typical" office (one with more than like, 10 employees). I am very excited about it, but need pointers on how to play the game. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Mar 28, 2015 - 17 answers

New job nerves; how to better adjust?

I recently began a new job. It’s been a tough adjustment for me, and I’m unsure of what to do. Many layering details and snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Mar 16, 2015 - 11 answers

Interviewing for Jobs with Vacation Coming Up

How (and when) should I handle an upcoming one-week vacation when I'm interviewing for a new job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2015 - 12 answers

I'm your new manager. What do you want me to do & ask in my first month?

After being out of work for the past six months (reorganization), I start my new job at a new company in a few days. It's in the non-profit sector, where I've been all my career, but for the last several years, my positions haven't involved direct staff supervision. Now I'll have a small team of 4. What do I do to get off on the right foot? [more inside]
posted by nubs on Feb 25, 2015 - 10 answers

Wet behind the ears with a new job offer. How to get what I want?

At long last, after a year jobhunting, I’ve seemingly finally landed a job! It’s not 100% set in stone yet, and I’m a bit uncertain of how to proceed. Help me navigate this whole process. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Feb 24, 2015 - 14 answers

How do I respond to getting written up at a new job?

I got written up at work for coming in late regularly. I have been coming in about 15 minutes late on many days. Should I provide my managers and HR with an explanation of why being on time is difficult for me and with a clear plan to address the issue? Or should I just simply say that I will address the issue? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Georgia Is All Out Of Smokes on Feb 4, 2015 - 56 answers

How do you leave work at work?

I started a new job a month ago and I've found myself getting worried about if I'm doing a good job or not, if my boss likes me, if my coworkers like me, etc. when I'm not working. How can I just let these thoughts go and quit worrying so much? [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Jan 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Coping with the new job panic

I am two months into a new job in a large corporate in a completely different industry to my professional background and am having the 'new job struggle'. Having accepted that it could take at least six months to start feeling settled in (e.g. see answers to similar question suggesting this as a timeframe), how do I actually cope it with it on a day to day basis? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Jan 8, 2015 - 6 answers

shit just got real, and I am shit scared.

Last night I felt hopeful. Tonight I am scared. I started a new job on Monday and I am so scared that I am going to screw it up, and I can't afford to screw it up, and I am scared. At the same time I am scared of what it will mean for my life if I just go balls-to-the-wall and kick ass at this job. I am paralyzed with fear. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jan 1, 2015 - 25 answers

The job(s) that got away

So, after an 8-month long job search since graduating, I've finally found a job in my field (hooray!), but I still feel a bit sad when I think about all of the jobs I didn't get. How can I stop thinking about these missed opportunities and focus on what lies ahead? [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Dec 20, 2014 - 14 answers

have I made a horrible mistake

I just moved to a new apartment in a different town and I hate it. Have I made a mistake? How do I cope and feel better about this? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Dec 17, 2014 - 26 answers

Nervous about leaving a bad job

I have a job that went from great to not-so-great over the last several months. I think I might be leaving soon and am feeling a little stressed about my departure. [more inside]
posted by intheigloo on Dec 14, 2014 - 3 answers

New "dream" job is anything but. Now I'm pregnant. What do I do?

My new job is not the dream job I thought it would be. It's been 2 months and I'm miserable with the workload and how I'm being treated. Am I being unrealistic? Do I tough it out or look for a new job and claim bad fit? Complications: suddenly pregnant. [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Nov 26, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me Internet-kenobe! You're my only hope!

I was told that I am the finalist for a position in a school district, but that the last step would be to contact my current employer for a reference. I told them no, not until I see something in writing. But how do I handle once I do see something in writing? Help me navigate these tricky waters! [more inside]
posted by firei on Nov 6, 2014 - 9 answers

Just hired, soon fired?

Will taking time off just after starting a job lead to termination? Does it look really bad, or set me on the wrong foot with a new employer? Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by stillmoving on Oct 26, 2014 - 16 answers

Help me make this job decision with my BRAIN.

I've just been offered an awesome job! But I feel terrified at the prospect of quitting my current job. How do make myself feel okay about leaving a job that often isn't very good for me? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Oct 10, 2014 - 15 answers

How do I walk this tight rope between employer, client, and recruiter?

A third party recruiter has contacted me about a position. After speaking with them, the position sounds very exciting and is an exact fit for my experience and interests. However, based on our most recent conversation, it is clear the position is with a client of my current employer (a management consulting firm). How do I move forward from here? [more inside]
posted by CharlieSue on Sep 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Are These Red Flags, or Am I Just Nervous?

I recently accepted a job offer with a mid-sized family-owned company. I received some not-so-great information within my first week. Do I brush it off, or use what I know to make an informed decision on how to move forward? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Aug 24, 2014 - 11 answers

ACL Surgery + New Job/Insurance -- who do I talk to?

So I tore my ACL and would like to have it reconstructed. I have been offered a job that starts late September that would offer superior health insurance. I would ideally like to be on that insurance when I get the surgery, how do I make that happen? [more inside]
posted by sibboleth on Aug 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Can I make it in the Boston IT job market?

For my own personal reasons, I would like to move to Boston. The one obvious catch: I need to make money in order to do so. I'm in software support. It's a small company, so only one support tier before issues go to engineering. Lots of .NET and SQL Server work. I've been at it a few years. I have no idea how my skillset would measure up in a big city full of some of the brainiest people on the planet. Can I survive and thrive in Boston? [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye on Aug 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Is it me??

I need your job advice [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Jul 28, 2014 - 16 answers

Still don't know what I want to be when I grow up ... at 39

Trying to figure out how to begin a career change at 39, when I don’t even know what I want to do next. Feeling really adrift and stuck right now – how do I start making a move? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Jul 24, 2014 - 20 answers

Help in Acclimating to New Job

I haven't had a job in an office in over ten years. I've gone to school, I've done freelancing, but it's been over ten years since I had to get to an office and work for several hours and then come home. I start next week and was wondering what advice you might have in terms of acclimating to a new job after working on my own (or being in school) for so long. [more inside]
posted by sockermas on Jul 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Terrified over dream job

I am moving into a job I always wanted to have. Please remind me this is the right thing to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2014 - 11 answers

New job - giving notice and baby timing. Advice?

Very suddenly, I got an offer for a new job. I want to take it. My current company is extremely busy and I don't think two weeks notice is enough, but the new company wants me to start right away. Also, I was planning on getting pregnant soon, but didn't know I would be taking on a new job. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Give up financial stability to move where you'd prefer to be?

My heart says one thing, but my head says another, and I am paralyzed in making any kind of decision. I need help, thoughts, opinions, anything. [more inside]
posted by umwhat on Apr 30, 2014 - 44 answers

Career crisis

Five years into my field aaaannd I don't think it's for me... help? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 21, 2014 - 5 answers

$14,000 in debt - how to pay it off?

I'm 22. I have in total about $14,000 loan in a student line of credit. About $9000 was used when I was abroad on exchange for 6 months(my parents paid my fees, my flight, etc) I currently commute to school and spend, from the line, about $1000-$1400 a month on everything - food, commute, coffee, beer, going out, gifts. I don't pay rent at home, or anything else like groceries (though I mostly eat out when I'm at school...I still gorge on home food) [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Apr 12, 2014 - 26 answers

Looking to move home | Chicago to SF

I'm looking to move back to the bay area after about 7 years away. What's the best way to go about this and find a job? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 5, 2014 - 6 answers

I'm not sure my new job is a good fit...

I have been in a new job for about four weeks. I have moved from another industry into government. I was expecting it to be quite different to my old role, but I'm not sure that I like it. Do I start applying for new jobs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2014 - 7 answers

How to leave one job for another without burning bridges?

I've been at my current job for about 1 1/2 years. I like my job for the most part (not a dream job, but as far as corporate jobs go, pretty good). Recently, a co-work left. I got a call last week and she was wondering if I'd want to go work with her at a different company. It's a small company she's with now, which means I'd be a little higher in hierarchy and she said they're looking to expand. [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeah on Jan 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Thinking of moving to S. Oregon (Meford/Ashland) ... Advice?

There is a possibility I may be getting a job that would require a relocation to southern Oregon (Medford/Ashland area) With a few exceptions, I've grown up and lived almost my entire life in the Chicago area. Can you help recommend a community or neighborhood? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Passion over permanence

I accepted a job for an organisation I've long dreamed of working for, but it involves a considerable sacrifice - how to make the best of the situation? [more inside]
posted by socksister on Nov 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Leaving-job-filter - how to hand in my notice and work it like a pro

New job almost sorted out, planning on handing my notice in this month. What can I do next to make this period as stress free as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Starting working for the NHS, except they're completely unresponsive...

I'm meant to start working on the graduate entry scheme for the NHS around now. I've quit my old job, moved to a new city where I don't know anyone, and started renting a flat. I was given the 2nd of September as a provisional start date, and have just been told today it will be at least two weeks, probably a month before I begin. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Ned G on Sep 3, 2013 - 3 answers

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