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are you happy with your current job? or maybe considering something else in the near future ?

i got a call this morning.. background investigation and polygraph will be next..

so i might be doing 4-10 and 3-8..

at home all day for a job and will be on the road all day for the other -- it would be perfect!

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I like my current job, mostly. There are some downsides of the position and the company; however, that happens in any position/company you're working in/for.

I can't say I've ever had any issues finding another job or a job for supplemental income; so I guess I'm lucky in that sense. The most I've ever worked were two full-time jobs (40-60 hours) and a part-time job (25-35 hours, depending on the week). Seeing as one of the full-time positions was stocking groceries and being part of a union, I was making $27.50 per hour overnight - it was pretty chill. There was a moment where I realized I was working myself to death and ended up killing off all but that one position (as it yielded more than the other full-time and the part-time put together). I guess you just have to know when to fold, as long as you have an ongoing position somewhere.

I've been throwing out my resume since the beginning of the new year, hoping to find something new and interesting. I get bored staying at the same place for too long and the company I work for is kind of in-between stages as a startup (despite being operational for the past decade now). I feel obligated to stay with them for a while longer but will probably jump onto the "next big thing" if there's something local that strikes my fancy.
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I like my current job, mostly. There are some downsides of the position and the company; however, that happens in any position/company you're working in/for.

I can't say I've ever had any issues finding another job or a job for supplemental income; so I guess I'm lucky in that sense. The most I've ever worked were two full-time jobs (40-60 hours) and a part-time job (25-35 hours, depending on the week). Seeing as one of the full-time positions was stocking groceries and being part of a union, I was making $27.50 per hour overnight - it was pretty chill. There was a moment where I realized I was working myself to death and ended up killing off all but that one position (as it yielded more than the other full-time and the part-time put together). I guess you just have to know when to fold, as long as you have an ongoing position somewhere.

I've been throwing out my resume since the beginning of the new year, hoping to find something new and interesting. I get bored staying at the same place for too long and the company I work for is kind of in-between stages as a startup (despite being operational for the past decade now). I feel obligated to stay with them for a while longer but will probably jump onto the "next big thing" if there's something local that strikes my fancy.


it's intersting how we have a lot of things in common..

except for the company i'm working for is an international company.. we provide service worldwide..

as a contrator it's a good pay for the amount of work.. so i'm not quitting this job.. just want to do less of it

the 2nd job (if hired) will make it more interesting... since i'll be working for a private international company + government at the same time..
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it's intersting how we have a lot of things in common..
except for the company i'm working for is an international company.. we provide service worldwide..
as a contrator it's a good pay for the amount of work.. so i'm not quitting this job.. just want to do less of it
the 2nd job (if hired) will make it more interesting... since i'll be working for a private international company + government at the same time..


The company I work for does have international customers; though, it's more so that the company is in that interesting state where we're not sure where we're going next and how to bring in new customers. Also, it doesn't help that our former CEO jumped ship and has attempted to blow up the company from the outside. It's a good company, several offices (US, China, Japan, and India), and doesn't seem to be doing terribly - just, y'know, sometimes startups tend to reach too high and fall pretty fast.

It'll be easy for me to find a job that pays within 10-15k of what I'm making now (my lifestyle isn't that glamorous that I can't afford to lose this amount). There are a fair number of game development companies in this area as well as tech companies that would welcome me at an experienced/executive level based on my resume. I've had a handful of phone interviews where I learned that I just didn't think I'd mesh with the overall perspective of the company (you can only find out so much by skimming their site, forums, or business profiles).
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i'm pretty much doing the same thing i'm doing now for a few years now... except as a contractor i'm working for multiple companies at once

the 1st company that i worked for was pretty nice when the first started out

a raise every 6 months -- as long you are within the 10% then you will get the top % of raise compare to others.. i got 4.7% raise after 5 months of work.. full benefits (health, vision,dental,401k,life, etc.).. it was good for about 1 year.. as the company getting larger than larger..

if you are using 5% of profits for raises for employees.. if you have 500 vs 2000+ .so from 4.7% to 0.75%

i thought it was the rock bottom raise so i asked them why such a low raise since i was in the top 5%.. i was told that is the highest % for that 6months.. other people didn't get a penny!

slight increase in wage+ huge increase in workload-- while the company will not stop hiring people

HR has their own quota to meet so they can't stop hiring people!


working for a large company has its downsides.. if i was giving a choice.. i would rather work for a small company.. but then again the point of a business is to make profit and expand.. so it's not really future proof either..
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I'm currently out of work and dying.

However, the NEET life is glorious. If only I had 10 million to sit on for the rest of my life without needing to leave my room.

I don't think I'll ever find anything that I genuinely enjoy. Tolerate, yes, but not enjoy. I guess that's not so bad, though.
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I'm not satisfied with it, but it's temporary. But essentially, I get paid to sit around and watch Netflix/YouTube, and even do productive things for myself like homework or my art. Not to mention I'm helping people who are hard-of-hearing have normal conversations. Plus, I'm not really interested in doing anything else at the moment. So, in short: yes and no.
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Meh.
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Nope. It is only a part time job which I get little money to enjoy with. After I pay my bills.
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Totally love my job, couldn't wish for anything better. SHame it's only a 3 year contract.
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Yes I do. Only half a year too go and off to PA school I go.
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yes 80% happy
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I'm ok with the pay, and the hours are sometimes good. I can use a company car doing company business if one is available.

I'm on call 24/7. I have to frequently drive in dangerous areas and situations. I frequently work overnight. I only get paid for 28 hours a week, thanks Obamacare, while they say they want to know when I hit 28 and have to go over, they really don't want to know at all because nobody else has the hours to be backup. Sometimes I carry 5 phones at a time. The industry I'm in is dying, and the company has been trying to kill it for nearly 10 years I guess. If I don't use up all my vacation hours I lose them, and you can't go on vacation under several circumstances making use of that time often difficult. Can't call in sick, well you can I guess but it will hurt you and the person they make work for you if they even get someone to. Zero teamwork, office is split in two cities, the crappy city and the easy city. People from the easy city don't have enough work to fill the 28 hours but often say they are out of hours by Wednesday, people from the crappy city go wildly over hours and can be over hours after Wednesday night and still have to work.

Betting we go out of business in 1.5 years, and our office has been the only profitable one in the state/country since I started 3 years ago. Sad.
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