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so, after a couple weeks at the new gig, i can honestly say that i ain't a fan.
i spend all evening running around trying to keep my head above water....don't even really have time to take a break.
and despite what i was told in the interview, i have been working the weekends (i was told every 3rd or 4th at the interview).
focus is now trying to get on a daytime schedule....2nd shift is starting to drag on me, and now if i am working weekends, time with family will pretty much go down the drain. until that happens, i guess i will just bank the OT and pay down some bills......
How is it compared to the old hole?
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
at the old hole, i got to listen to my music, had a lot of downtime (which sucked in it's own way), and had weekends off....but put up with a lot of drama.
new hole, i am on the go all the time, no real time for breaks, and it looks like i am gonna be working about one day a weekend. on the flip side, I think i am losing some pounds, because i don't have time to break, so I don't really eat once i leave for work, where as at the old hole, if i had downtime, it was easy to get something to munch on along with some soda in the cafeteria with the swipe of a badge.
It's really a lie that everyone is happy at work. It sucks growing up. Good luck though.
A little saying I came up with a long time ago: That's why they call it work. if it were great it'd be a hobby that you got paid for.
Buck up Rob, I bet once you get your feet under you and get into a routine things might smooth out.
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Id hire ya Rob. You deserve better brah.
It is what it is....
I originally had three things i was looking for with a new job and that i would take 2 out of 3 on
1) same or more money
2) first shift schedule
3) mininal mandatory OT
1) i took a cut, but have potential to make more
2) 2nd shift schedule, looks like typically 6 days a week
3) we have had mandatory work since i started (despite what i was tild in interview)
Hopefully it geta better, but i shoulda stayed at the job i knew that sucked, considering that the only time i see the missus (weekends) is now held hostage
I work for a big corporation and what I was told in my interview is about 50% true. Probably less than that. This place is kind of a nightmare to work for. There is so much drama and BS my co-workers and I have to deal with.
huh? who has ever said that everyone is happy at work?
i love my job...but i'm leaving it next week. my new job should be pretty sweet too tho so it's all good.
so, last week i logged in 65 hours of work.
my parents asked me how i was liking the new job, but got pissed when I told them what i thought of it --- and especially when i get irritated about what i was told in the interview and how it really is.
they think i am making a big deal out of nothing, despite being lied to in the interview.
don't know why they ask if they are gonna get irritated at my answer.......not much i can do about it now until i find a new gig...but considering how long it took me to get this gig (i can now see why the process went fairly quickly---would imagine it is hard to get people to stay when you tell people one thing, and do another when they get in the door).
Sorry rob. I hope it gets better for you.
I guess there is an advantage to being an old cuss. Us old fokers don't work real hard. In fact, it's almost embarrassing how little time I spend at the office and even less time I spend actually working.
i am just pissed that i was lied to during the interview, and that i based a good part of my decision to take the position on this lie. of course, there is no recourse to take against them and I just have to deal until something else comes along.....I already have an email typed out to send out to HR, once they get an official weekend schedule posted.
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