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I fucking hate it.

Most jobs I'm overqualified for or do not have the training for (ie. lawyer, doctor, skilled trades).

Are you going to pay me enough and are you going to hire me. If the answer is yes to both, I'll work for you. Don't dick me around. (and after you hire me, doubly so)



Really?!


Unless it's specific training, which actually requires a degree, yes, I can either already do it or I can figure it out quickly.

You can break down jobs into basically manual labor, warm body work, or secretarial/administrative, Sometimes people ask for technical stuff, but rarely is it something you can't teach yourself or find an answer.

I already do secretarial.administrative and manual labor stuff. the technical.. ehhh... enough to get by.

And remember also, 90% of job openings are base level employee stuff. And they're open because someone either left or someone moved up.

Outside of basic work, I've taken it upon myself to develop craft hobbies, and DIY projects.

Really, most work ISN'T that hard. Most of the time showing up and being willing to, ya know, actually do something, is the most important thing. It's the soft skills and understanding management structure that is key.

People get intimidated when you put down that you can balance two or three jobs, or that you've served on boards for organizations, or that you've gone from stockperson to manager in next to no time.

and when you ask for $15 an hour (which is really a baseline) they all the sudden get all cheap and tell you they can only afford minimum wage. (basically they can only afford a warm body, but want someone who can do virtually everything) And it's not like $15 an hour is a lot. A bank teller or person at walmart can be making that much within a year of hiring. Fuck. I know "customer service" people who make that manning phones all day.

It's a shit market. I just hate corporate businesses.

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Part of my attitude is that I do a lot of work for various people. these arguments happen all the time. The last time I was approached I was told that they couldn't pay me more than min wage (and they approached me), and I told them my rate, and tehy decided to take me on for some social media help. I worked a bit of it for them, but haven't heard back. part of it is because, I'm sure, they have a shit computer, and part of it is because they need time to realize that they need my help again. One of my jobs is warm body work, and they complain about paying me when the owner doesn't do anything to give me direction as to his plans and is really inexperienced at running a business or working retail. But I can't exactly say "yo. dude. get up from the computer screen and youtube videos and do some work". The other isn't bad, but they can't afford me more than one day a week and they think they are paying me a lot, but that's kind of died down at the moment as we've been getting more business, and have found out that others locally are charging $300 a month for what I can do in an hour or two. (and book keeping. god. I taught myself the basics of that, and with a quick tweak from an accountant was set to go. Hiring someone to review your statements and numbers is pricey by the hour).

Before that, I got the overqualified routine, and a bitch and moan about expected wages from two restaurants. I worked one for a week, and the head chef liked me and knew I knew my shit enough that I almost brought tears to his eyes when I told him I couldn't do it anymore at the expected wages. (through the owner).

This shit wears on me at times.. And I tend to just get very frank and short. Back when it came to applying to colleges for the second go around after dropping out (bored as hell, when I visited other schools I was mistaken for a graduate), I pretty much sent one or two resumes out saying I was basically there for a slip of paper to tell employers that I was qualified for the most menial jobs, including bean counting.
Posted 4/10/15
Yep. I get so nervous and get uncomfortable.
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I guess I'll be the odd duck and say I don't mind job interviews. In a way they're almost a game, researching the company beforehand, getting yourself all spruced up, then donning charm like a cloak and heading into the lion's den. In truth what I hated is the financial uncertainty that comes with being unemployed.

I graduated from college at the height of the unemployment crisis. Nobody was hiring, and those that were either wanted someone with no education they could pay pennies to scrub toilets or someone with over a decade's experience in the field. Meanwhile, college debt deferral has stopped, and loan payments start chewing through my savings while the total debt is looming overhead like the sword of Damocles.

Certainly rejection notices suck (when they even bother to notify you), and I've heard some good ones. One of my favorites consisted of, "You're well qualified, have a good attitude, and seem to have your act together. We're hiring someone else." When you did something wrong then at least you can try to fix it for next time, but when you do everything right and still don't get hired? Ouch.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Hearing the person interview me ask "Why do you want to work/why would you like to work at this store?" makes me bitter.


because i need a freakin' job that's why

i hate that quesiton >.>

and yes i hate interviews. ugh. i'm such an awkward person tbh
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OF COURSE ! I really hate job interviews . Actually, I had one recently and gosh ! I felt so nervous and felt like I'm in a pan full of cooking oil and ready to get sauted . Lololol
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I hate pretty much everything about seeking a new job. Been in my current job a long time. I'm not even sure what to expect in job interviews these days.
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OF COURSE ! I really hate job interviews . Actually, I had one recently and gosh ! I felt so nervous and felt like I'm in a pan full of cooking oil and ready to get sauted . Lololol


I had one yesterday(same day I posted this) and it felt easy only because I've been on so many. Even though I didn't feel that uncomfortable, I keep getting the same thing. During the interview I get praised for my drawing and design ability(applying for architecture related jobs),but that hardly ever translates into receiving an offer. Some times when you are done, you don't think theres a chance that an offer won't be given to you.The good thing is,I have a job now. Its so much easier to interview when you know you'll be going to work regardless .
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I tend to mess up a lot on these kinds of things, but being prepared with answers and questions about the company make me less nervous. It's the wait period afterward that's the worst for me.
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I really hate the building-up anxiety when it comes to preparing for an interview because I don't know if I prepped myself long enough, if I was asking myself the right questions, if my dress attire looks nice, if I'm having a good hair day, trying not to say uhm a lot.. And then once I'm like comfortable, I do my best to awh them, which usually works... then afterwards, I realize that I talked alot and ask if I did an okay job at answering their questions, haha.
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Posted 4/11/15
If it makes things easier the interviewer feels the same about the interview as much as you do.
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kamahl01 wrote:

I hate getting reacclimatized to a new environment. I hate the interview process: talk of salary, dressing up, telling someone why they should hire you, hearing I'll let you know next week and hearing back in a month


I hate this more than anything else in my life.
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Posted 4/11/15 , edited 4/11/15

kamahl01 wrote:


queen_heenim wrote:


OF COURSE ! I really hate job interviews . Actually, I had one recently and gosh ! I felt so nervous and felt like I'm in a pan full of cooking oil and ready to get sauted . Lololol


I had one yesterday(same day I posted this) and it felt easy only because I've been on so many. Even though I didn't feel that uncomfortable, I keep getting the same thing. During the interview I get praised for my drawing and design ability(applying for architecture related jobs),but that hardly ever translates into receiving an offer. Some times when you are done, you don't think theres a chance that an offer won't be given to you.The good thing is,I have a job now. Its so much easier to interview when you know you'll be going to work regardless .


well, that's good for you (i wish i can feel the same way too) . I dunno, it's my 3rd time already but it felt like the first time .. lololol
and oh! architecture , i supposed your drawings are interesting . :)

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Sogno- wrote:

i'm such an awkward person tbh


Aren't we all?
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God, yes. Especially open-ended questions. I always feel like I'm rambling . Three weeks ago I had a series of FOUR interviews for the same hospital. Granted, yes, they are one of the top hospitals in our nation, but still! They each asked me the same questions! I'm like, "You guys didn't plan this out very well, did you?" Waste of time. I got the job though. Start next week.
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Everybody is kind of anxious during a job interview. Even the interviewer has some degree of anxiety meeting a new person, although probably not as much as the interviewee. It might seem obvious at first but during the course of an interview your nerves can get to ya, but always remember:

1: FIRM handshake - EVERYtime, if you will be interviewing with multiple people don't let your nerves get to you and forget this point.
2: Eye contact - practice this in the mirror (sounds stupid, but do it), be aware of how you look when you are looking at somebody, make sure it doesn't look like you are glaring or anything.
3: Ask relevant questions (duh), do your research to what your responsibilities will be and what will be expected of you. Ask pertinent questions - yes there are stupid questions and don't ask those.
4: Smile alot and be friendly (or at least give it your best shot). Any job interview is a beauty pageant folks, if you weren't good enough on paper you wouldn't of been invited.
5. Dress to impress. Suit for guys (make sure they fit properly or you will look silly), w/e for girls (dress? I dunno lol)

Ive been on both sides of the fence as interviewee and interviewer so I know it is an anxiety provoking ordeal. Try to remember the above points and you won't disappoint.
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