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    Can I quit a job without notice?

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    Unless you have a contract you can in theory leave today.  BUT...when future employers check references it could come back to haunt you.  It's better to tell the employer that you have been offered a job better suited to you and you'd like to leave at once but will stay for two weeks if necessary.   Most will let you go figuring a quick change is better than an uncomfortable, and unproductive two weeks.

    5 Answers17 hours ago
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    quitting first job?

    I got my first job at burger king that's far from my home. I pay about $24 everyday for a lyft to work. I was just offered a job at a retail store that's a 10-15 minute walk from home. I've had five shifts so far at BK and I don't know how to quit since i've never worked before. Should I tell my manager that I've got another job that's closer to home? Can I text her about quitting or should I do it in person? She's never around during my shifts so I never see her. Can I just tell an assistant manager?

    7 Answers3 days ago
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    My manager forced me to work 7 hours without a break. Should I quit?

    I feel like this extremely unreasonable. 7 hours without a break? 

    16 Answers1 week ago
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    Your supervisor refuses to let you change your seat because you want to sit away from someone who has Covid, what should you do?

    The call center is packed with angry customer calls, lots of call representatives already quit due to COVID, less pay, more stress, etc

    You have 2 years of experience, think about quitting and have a little money saved to go on for some months but have no connections, no skills like excel or a bachelor degree.

    What is the best thing to do in this situation?

    6 Answers4 days ago
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    Are there ways my ex-boss can professionally retaliate against me for sleeping with his wife?

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    The only thing I'd worry about is down the road.  If the job you left is in an industry you want to stick with, use caution with this.  The guy might have been a total d-bag to you, but that doesn't mean much.  Lots of guys are like this at work but still respected in the industry.  As for your current job, your boss sounds cool, but do you see yourself there long term?  If so, then I say go for it.

    Oh, there's one other possible exception.  Do they have kids?  I don't blame you for not caring about blowing up their marriage, but when you play a part in blowing up a family, that's very different.   IOW, I'd laugh at your story if no kids.  I would not laugh if there are.

    4 Answers2 days ago
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    Question about being hired for Barnes and Noble?

    I submitted an application to work at Barnes and Noble, they only take online applications. The way their site works is to have this timeline showing the progress of your application. But so far it's been 2 weeks and it's still on the first stage. Should I call where I applied to and ask how my application, or is this just something they don't control by the store itself or something and I just have to wait?

    Any tips or advice for this? I'm waiting to see if they call me in for an interview at least

    4 Answers2 days ago
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    did I pull a no call no show???

    today would of been my second day on the job. I wasn't on the schedule but they called and asked me 2 come in and I said yes. I got tired and took and nap and didn't go to work, does that count???

    4 Answers3 days ago
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    When do you suggest I retire (work)?

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    Without knowing your current age, what kind of work you do, where you want to live, if you want to travel, if you're married, and how well off you are, it's impossible to say. But overall I'd say to retire when you feel it's a good time to, and if you want to spend more time doing lots of other things besides work.  Retirement age creeps up quickly, and there's only so much time left after that.

    5 Answers4 days ago
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    Does it sound like I'm being treated badly by my company or does it sound like its just not the best job?

    Here are the facts:

    -I've been at the company for almost 2 years and haven't received a raise or promotion

    -The company pays me less than the average salary for my degree. However, they seem to pay the market rate for the job title.

    -I  would say I do more work than everyone else on the team in general. I'm on a team of 5. For example, there's clients that call our team and anyone on our team can answer them. I answer probably about 4/5 of the calls that come in.

    -About half of my team members are friends with each other. They always go to lunch together and leave me. There's another teammate on my team who they don't do things with though.

    -When I ask my manager for help on anything he gives very brief responses almost all the time. I somewhat feel like he trains me poorly on purpose.

    The job is an entry level position if that means anything. The company doesn't have that great of a reputation. About half of my team has left over the past two years. Also, if you search for them on job sites they all have about 3 out of 5 stars.

    11 Answers1 week ago
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    Should I be honest with my boss?

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    You say it's on you for being wrong about the gig, but that's a bit harsh on yourself.  You may have picked the wrong place, but that can happen to anyone.  What matters now is how you handle it.  

    The worst thing you could do is confide in your boss.  Sometimes this makes sense, like if you're a long term employee having trouble with another manager, etc.  But you're brand new to the job and you may need these people for a reference.  As a long time manager, we don't want problems yet from someone there only 2-3 months.  My best suggestion is just keep doing what you're doing, keep an eye out for anything that pops up elsewhere, and maybe even contact your people from your old company.  With a recent 13 year stint on your resume, it's not going to make you look flaky if you stick with a job for 6 months and then leave. 

    4 Answers3 days ago
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    Is this generally true about workers?

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    No. Self employment can run a huge range, from people who work as consultants or independent contractors and only work when they want or need to, to entrepreneurs who run their own businesses. I don’t know any successful entrepreneurs who are laid back, generally they are some of the most driven people, constantly hustling and driving for the next goal.

    4 Answers4 days ago
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    Should I discuss with my coworker or go to human resources?

    I walked into a conversation between two of my coworkers.  One of them said how lousy was my work literally showing a work I did, the other one said "not bad at all." The whole thing lasted at most ten seconds.  I walked out immediately because I did not know what to do exactly.  I try not to cause any problems with anybody but should I complain to human resources since my work has been discussed, rated, and gossiped about.  Neither coworkers are my superiors, supervisors etc. Any thoughts?

    4 Answers4 days ago
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    Are personal days required by law for full time employees?

    At my current job, and also at my previous job, we were never given personal days. We just get 3 weeks paid vacation. So if you want a day off, you need to use a vacation day. How can some companies not give personal days? Aren’t they required by law for full time employees?

    13 Answers1 week ago
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    My brother has been unemployed for six years.  Why can't he find a job?

    He got laid off six years ago from a temp job that lasted 18 months.  He doesn't want to apply for a survival job, like Home Depot or Walmart because they pay low and too many people apply, so he applies for these $100K a year jobs, because the competition is less. 

    He has been called for interviews, but doesn't get hired.  He stopped looking for work last year saying that nobody is hiring because of COVID, but as soon as Disneyland opens again, he will get a job as a project coordinator expanding their park in Anaheim.

    Is he delusional?  What is wring with him?

    4 Answers4 days ago
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    What can I do about a guy at work who's making me feel uncomfortable?

    I want to start off by saying that I work in a wonderful work place with wonderful co-workers except for one of them. There's a guy who for absolutely no reason at all is rude to me. He treats me like a burden. Let's say it's very busy and a manager asks him to help me with something, he acts like I'm a burden to him and I feel very disrespected. I work hard and do my best but he looks down on me and I don't understand why. He's bullied me in the past and I turned him in and he has gotten better but not much. Everyone seems to really like me except for him. You can tell he doesn't want to be at work and hates his job. I love working and I'm proud of my work ethic and I'm not going to let him get me down but it's difficult sometimes because I'm human and it bothers me. What can I do about this? Any educated guesses why he's like this? 

    6 Answers7 days ago
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    How to answer the question how much salary do you expect in an interview? ?

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    I would say something along the lines of expecting a salary commensurate with my expertise and the responsibilities of the role. I try not to put out a specific number first, but if they want to push for it, I take my current pay and add an appropriate percentage to it. Never less than 20% more, and could be up to 50% more depending on the role and responsibilities. For example, if I’m currently an individual contributor (but have 10+ years experience in people management) and the new role involves managing a dozen people, 20% more than I currently make may not be enough to take on those challenges. 

    8 Answers1 week ago
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    Would it be a good idea to drop out out of college and start pimping and selling meth ?

    College sucks and I'm tired of not having money

    5 Answers6 days ago
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