• Should I quit my unpaid internship?

    I am 19 years old, a sophomore in college studying accounting. I applied for this unpaid internship at this small fashion boutique. It was kind of like a startup and looked interesting. During the interview, they told me that I would be more on the business side of things, and I would make them excel sheets and do... show more
    I am 19 years old, a sophomore in college studying accounting. I applied for this unpaid internship at this small fashion boutique. It was kind of like a startup and looked interesting. During the interview, they told me that I would be more on the business side of things, and I would make them excel sheets and do data analytics. However, on my first day, they made me edit word documents, iron clothes, fold them and untangle 30 feet of string lights FOR 7 HOURS. The owner of the clothing label seems super pretentious and stuck up, he was sort of looking down on all of the interns. The whole environment seemed a bit uncomfortable because I was there doing dirty work for them while all the other interns were on their laptops during other things that are beneficial to them. They kept mentioning that I would be in data analytics in the future but I don t believe them. I figured since it was an unpaid internship, it should benefit me and I should be doing things that will help me learn. However, I was doing retail work for no wages. Should I go a couple more times and then quit or should I just do it now?
    27 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • Lazy coworker?

    I have never told on a coworker before. I'm normally very chill and have always minded my own business. So I work in a movie theater and we were doing floor duties, such as checking tickets, cleaning the auditorium, and sweeping around. This person we work with hardly does anything and takes forever. Let's... show more
    I have never told on a coworker before. I'm normally very chill and have always minded my own business. So I work in a movie theater and we were doing floor duties, such as checking tickets, cleaning the auditorium, and sweeping around. This person we work with hardly does anything and takes forever. Let's give him a random name so his name is Joe. So we were cleaning one of the auditorium and saw a spilled drink. I asked Joe to get the mop while me and this other coworker clean up. It's been ten minutes and he barely came back with the mop. Also when we are cleaning, Joe is just standing still swinging the broom trying to look like he is working. I've caught him sitting on the chairs texting every now and then and had to remind him we have to finish fast because we are behind schedule. We also had to take the trash and Joe said he would do it. One of the managers came back and asked why it's still there so I ended up having to run back and forth throwing some out because he didn't do any. Yesterday I wasn't scheduled to work. I watched Coco with a friend. Came back to see her after it was over and had a little chat with my coworker while she was cleaning up. Our managers are fine with us talking as long as we are doing our work. I asked where Joe was and she told me he left already without staying to clean up as everyone should be. I normally do not like snitching but I am wondering if this is the case where I should tell the managers.
    10 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 hours ago
  • Is it possible to bypass my current employer when applying for another job?

    Best answer: First of all, good job for being willing to do custodial work even though it's not in your desired field. It's refreshing to see someone with a good work ethic, who wants to work whether it's exactly the position they desire. It seems like most employees today have a huge entitlement mentality and... show more
    Best answer: First of all, good job for being willing to do custodial work even though it's not in your desired field. It's refreshing to see someone with a good work ethic, who wants to work whether it's exactly the position they desire. It seems like most employees today have a huge entitlement mentality and believe they deserve the exact position they want with big bucks attached. Now it's not a matter of getting a job, it's a matter of working your way up the ladder in life.

    If what you're saying is true, they're being abusive. If you went in thinking it was an IT position for $18 an hour, then once they got you in they paid you $10 an hour for custodial work, that's bait and switch. It is a problem to communicate on your resume and in interviews however. You for sure don't want to badmouth your current company to any prospective employers. What to do?

    I always recommend figuring out a way to tell the truth rather than trying to concoct some stupid false story to forward your agenda.

    Consider this approach. They're not going to contact any references until they've reviewed your resume and interviewed you. List the company as you would any other, along with reference contact information. Don't mention any conflict in your resume. In the interview itself, how about this?

    "I need to move on from my current position because I had a mistaken impression of what the job duties would be. I love IT, I'm good at it, but right now I'm unable to work in the field I'm qualified for."

    There, it's true, and you're taking 100% accountability yourself, not badmouthing the company. Just a suggestion.
    6 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Can I file for unemployment for being off for a week (thanksgiving break)?

    I live in the state of Alabama & currently working through temp & I get paid weekly but this week I’m off Monday - Friday for thanksgiving... including weekend where I’m normally off ... could I file for unemployment for this week I’ve been working through temp for 90+ days now. & I’m going to be broke... show more
    I live in the state of Alabama & currently working through temp & I get paid weekly but this week I’m off Monday - Friday for thanksgiving... including weekend where I’m normally off ... could I file for unemployment for this week I’ve been working through temp for 90+ days now. & I’m going to be broke next week.... don’t know how I’m going to get through it unless I could get unemployment...
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 21 hours ago
  • Should I stay at my new job or quit?

    Best answer: Are you currently in college? or do you already have a degree? Knowing this information can help me better answer your question with the best advice I can give. I am currently working in a similar position as you are, I work 40 hours (full time), BUT because it is full time, It is taking away my time from... show more
    Best answer: Are you currently in college? or do you already have a degree? Knowing this information can help me better answer your question with the best advice I can give.

    I am currently working in a similar position as you are, I work 40 hours (full time), BUT because it is full time, It is taking away my time from attending college so I can attain my degree, so I plain on quitting next month. I got great experience out of it though.

    & yes, I totally understand.. still, 37 hours is CLOSE to full time hours, BUT for instance in my situation - I do not see myself working for this construction company for the rest of my life.. (A friend got me this position - and they pay me awesome, but it is also super stressful and I just am plainly NOT interested in staying here forever.) Also - I, too, work in a male dominated OLDER company, no females, let alone people in their mid 20's at my job so it DOES get lonely! lol

    People work full time in their careers, (40 or more so hours).. that is something you will have to deal with in terms of your career.

    but because you DISLIKE your current position (as it sounds like..) and you do not want to work there for the rest of your life (again... assuming..) then look for something else, and/ OR finish your degree so you can get an entry level job in a field that interests you more and of course, pays you more.

    You just started this job, and it's okay to feel the way you feel at first, most people feel this way, it wasn't what they expect, give yourself sometime to get used to it... if you REALLY hate it after a month or two, THEN find another job.

    Good luck.



    P.S If you dislike something or it does not fulfill you in any way - then make changes to better your life.
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • How to deal with jealous co-workers?

    I guess you could say I'm attractive. I wear makeup and am fashionable and i noticed the other day that a few of my new co-workers are a little jealous of me..it's like they smile in my face but behind my back they are evil and make jokes about my small boobs and get a little mad at "me for being... show more
    I guess you could say I'm attractive. I wear makeup and am fashionable and i noticed the other day that a few of my new co-workers are a little jealous of me..it's like they smile in my face but behind my back they are evil and make jokes about my small boobs and get a little mad at "me for being me".. there is also this guy at our job who really likes me..he's always flirting with me and trying to get with me but 1 on the co-workers hate me for it and constantly gives me dirty looks just because he confides into her about me..please help?
    10 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 9 hours ago
  • What type of career/jobs do gay guys like??

    i'm just curious i just want to know what they usually like and what the most popular career is for them...
    i'm just curious i just want to know what they usually like and what the most popular career is for them...
    9 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 hours ago
  • Should I be worried about a mass shooting at my work?

    There this guy that is a military vet. He's pretty young "21 or 22". He is disrespectful to people who work with him and including the customers. He owns about 20 guns or so. And carries around a cult 1911 gun. He claims he uses Hallow bullets to create a bigger hole when the bullets impact. He is... show more
    There this guy that is a military vet. He's pretty young "21 or 22". He is disrespectful to people who work with him and including the customers. He owns about 20 guns or so. And carries around a cult 1911 gun. He claims he uses Hallow bullets to create a bigger hole when the bullets impact. He is always talking about killing someone, and how he has his guns to prepare. And he always brags about how he killed 3 people in Afghanistan. He is soon to be fired. Everybody thinks he's crazy including his family.
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Help on how to keep calm in an interview?

    I really need this job!
    I really need this job!
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • How long after a job interview can you follow up?

    Best answer: I would recommend waiting at least a week before reaching back out. They told you that they will be interviewing other people, but you don't know how quickly those interviews were scheduled to happen. You also don't know how many people are involved in the hiring process or what their timing to get together... show more
    Best answer: I would recommend waiting at least a week before reaching back out. They told you that they will be interviewing other people, but you don't know how quickly those interviews were scheduled to happen. You also don't know how many people are involved in the hiring process or what their timing to get together and discuss a decision are. Plus, while as a candidate you are sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear about a decision, the hiring manager has other duties as well, and getting back to a candidate is not going to be the top priority for them most of the time.

    I would also suggest that you follow up initially by sending an email, if you have an email address for your interviewer. This gives them the option to respond at a time that is convenient for them, rather than putting them on the spot with a phone call.
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • How do I deal with my manager?

    I have a department manager who always sends me text messages complaining about something I do, about the smallest stuff and I always respond to her with an explanation or a sorry. Every time I text her with a simple question or let her know I can help close the days she works a 9-8 shift, she never responds to me.... show more
    I have a department manager who always sends me text messages complaining about something I do, about the smallest stuff and I always respond to her with an explanation or a sorry. Every time I text her with a simple question or let her know I can help close the days she works a 9-8 shift, she never responds to me. My other managers tell me I do a great job closing the dept so I am doing a good job. I am tired of the way she treats me, she also cut my hours drastically even though she knows I need the hours. One time I needed a shift change because something came up and I texted her to let her know ASAP and she made me feel like I was nothing but a pest to her. She sent a message saying "Stop talking to me!!" it makes me very sad when she talks to me this way. I already went to my store manager but it seems to have done nothing.
    10 answers · Food Service · 1 day ago
  • Is it possible to have a career in finance with a felony record?

    I am graduating with a B.S. in Finance soon. However, I am expecting to go to prison sometime next year after I graduate. Without going into detail, the offense is non-violent in nature and does not include fraud or embezzlement. I am also sitting in for the CFA level 1 exam next month. With that said, is it... show more
    I am graduating with a B.S. in Finance soon. However, I am expecting to go to prison sometime next year after I graduate. Without going into detail, the offense is non-violent in nature and does not include fraud or embezzlement. I am also sitting in for the CFA level 1 exam next month. With that said, is it possible to make a career in finance with a felony record? I wish this never had to happen but I'm going to have to deal with this issue once I get out of prison in several years. The issue is that I have no real internship experience during undergrad and on top of that I will be losing several years of my life. Any advice would be helpful.
    8 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 21 hours ago
  • Tills down at work?

    Hi, tills most of the time seem to be down by a maximum of £10. Today before we opened the manager said how it was down the previous day and that we should be extra careful and make sure we are doing everything right. At the end of the day one of the tills was £11 down, another £7 down and the other £3 down. Our... show more
    Hi, tills most of the time seem to be down by a maximum of £10. Today before we opened the manager said how it was down the previous day and that we should be extra careful and make sure we are doing everything right. At the end of the day one of the tills was £11 down, another £7 down and the other £3 down. Our system is that one person is always on a till and when it gets busy someone gets on another and if needed someone gets in the third till. I asked which tills were down by the figures above, but he couldn't remember off the top of his head. I know I did and my other 2 colleagues said that they double checked that they gave away the right amount of change. We are certain that we all did everything right. But do not know why they were down
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • Working as an LPN while receiving my BSN?

    I feel as if getting my BSN is taking forever. I am currently 21 and my GPA is not high enough to get into nursing school AGAIN! I have a 3.6 GPA and I am ready to start my life and start working. I checked to see how long it world take to get my RN and they have a year waiting list. I'm thinking about just... show more
    I feel as if getting my BSN is taking forever. I am currently 21 and my GPA is not high enough to get into nursing school AGAIN! I have a 3.6 GPA and I am ready to start my life and start working. I checked to see how long it world take to get my RN and they have a year waiting list. I'm thinking about just working as an LPN while getting through school. Is that a dumb idea?
    5 answers · Health Care · 3 days ago