it’s your Friday good news

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I took a job in 2019 that didn’t value my worth and experience (even though it was directly related to the job they hired me for). The job really hurt my savings as I had to dip into it to make ends meet every month.

2021 32

my employee got vaccinated ahead of high-risk people, my boss says you can’t negotiate salary, and more

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He becomes unreasonably angry, threatens my job, tells me if I’m not happy to just leave, and “you should be grateful that I gave you a promotion at all.” This is a really good piece from the New York Times that might shift your thinking.

2021 40
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it’s your Friday good news

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I was working in a job for almost a decade that gave me valuable experience in the working world, and more than decent pay and benefits, but was otherwise awful for my mental health. I started job hunting despite the pandemic, and announced my departure a week after my boss announced his.

2021 37

start-up founder with no work experience, my boss says I killed the business, and more

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I’m leaving for a few reasons, largely personal, also involving a new job (that I’m very excited about, is a step in the right direction for my long-term career goals, etc). Or would that come across as not taking the job seriously?

2021 37

do I need to tell my employer I’ve been vaccinated, interviews that don’t include higher-ups, and more

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I was told I could try out a new job — but now they’re filling my old job. It’s my first professional job since graduating and my first job in this industry. But here is my problem: I really hate my new role.

2021 32

my old boss is now my peer, asking for a pay increase for working from home, and more

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In 2020, my workplace had a restructure and layoffs due to the pandemic. I know it takes time to adjust to a new role (especially what was essentially a demotion), but how can I reinforce that we are now peers without creating an uncomfortable team dynamic?

2021 33

is this resume writer shady, telling my boss I’m sober, and more

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I am currently looking for a job and have been posting my resume on job recommendations I find on LinkedIn. I started a new job in April, while I was going through a very non-traditional breakup and living at my childhood home due to Covid.

2021 35

is it weird to vape on a Zoom call, should you go to grad school to avoid a bad job market, and more

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Should college seniors go to grad school to avoid the bad job market? I’m sure you’ve received variants of this question already, but I am desperate for some advice on how to go about job searching in an economy that seems on the brink of collapse.

2020 45

it’s your Friday good news

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Although I love my current job/supervisors/coworkers, I’ve hit the salary cap at my current organization. Despite my reservations about changing organizations during this pandemic, I applied for and got a new job! That 2 years would have been up at the beginning of 2021.

2020 34

it’s your Friday good news

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This was near the start of the pandemic, and while I considered myself fortunate to still be employed while so many were not, I found that the new company wasn’t a great fit due to the culture and an unexciting (to me) product, so I started looking around for other opportunities. The fact I was able to land a new job during a pandemic and negotiate a higher offer was great in itself, but here’s best part: I was pregnant throughout this.

2020 24

I accidentally sent my boss a message complaining about her, boss wants to know my long-term plan, and more

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This is just about not leaving your boss with an inaccurate impression or having her worry about how you’re feeling about her/your job/her expectations. My immediate plan was to leave in spring 2021 and start massage therapy school. (My In May, the company had major layoffs.

2020 35