I left my stable job in December of last year because my employer simply did not respect the fact that I consistently logged more man hours, completed more projects, and personally HAD to follow up with every client when everyone else on the payroll just goofed and made substantially more money. I was even more qualified. So I spent the holidays with my family to replace the pain of being taken advantage of.
I change career paths temporarily in order to better align with my educational goals. I post my resume online (with the exception of certain private information) and within 12 hours I had 8 potential new employers, all with amazing opportunities for my growth.
Then I had a "friend", an older, established business-man type who needs my talents. We set up the terms and groundwork.
I've worked for him about three weeks now. The pay would be slight for the first week until we got the website going because we have 2000 clients just waiting. That should have been my warning. The fact that any business oriented entrepreneur would keep 2000 PEOPLE waiting.
I HAVE DONE ALL THAT I CAN
You don't employ someone, especially a friend, to help you out, and then TOTALLY waste their fucking time.
I've given this S.O.B. 3 weeks bc I had faith he would apply himself for 3 consistent hours and then we both profit for many moons.
Compared to being payed hourly, I have made less than minimum wage. That's how much work I've put into this. 10/12 hour days every day. I'm not being supplied the tools we NEED. Now I'm fucking behind in my personal, debts and missed once in a lifetime opportunities. I'm just fucking lost. Why bother trying when my skills, professionalism, and obsessive hunger for success is only taken for granted by irresponsible grown toddlers who simply expect the world to pay them to suck their cock.
I work damn hard to get out of poverty only to be shit on by damn near every employer I've found in the past year. Fuck it! Bankruptcy -> Welfare -> Profit!
No, I don't. If you had to make 6 hours of apology calls because your boss won't take the time from his breakfast whiskey/coke to ask his webmaster for fucking login info, you'd probably be just the same you shit stain 3 piece. =]
My problem is that I've made more money as a restaurant host when I was 16 years old than I am now as an experienced specialist for no other reason than that I cannot find an employer with a desire for success. Seems like you "boss" types just want everyone else to make you money for free. Well thank you, priveleged underachievers. My life's ambition has effectively been cup checked. Competition eliminated. See you on the street corner, scum sucking demons. At least I'd get paid to bend over THERE.
Think of me as a butler. I am a certified accountant, I've managed customer service (food), I worked as a free-lance organizational consultant, I am a licensed funeral director, I've worked as an independent sales rep, a brand ambassador, a personal stylist, a receptionist, and even an exotic performer as a fledgling adult. Long story short: I specialize in prioritizing, advertising, representation, organization, communication, and customer relations.
On a completely unrelated note, I've held summer jobs in construction as a teenager and can build a house with my hands. I have become the man my father raised me to be. One who WORKS for success and stability. This is honestly one of the only times in my life where I just felt the need to BITCH
Just use that dope for references and maybe an introduction to another employer.
Don't be honest. Don't fucking do that.
Part with this dope amicably.
If you have employment gaps, ask him to claim to have had you as an unpaid intern for these periods, and also persuade him to describe you as having a more senior role.
Pretend you are moving on for personal reasons - maybe you want to live in a different city.
Are you my twin? So very close our path did travel.
I'm looking at the same plan as I watch my currency value drop and my cost of living raise. I'm keep head above water, but I wonder how many have already drowned.
Outlook not good, but alive. Keep going senpai, or don't, whatever.
Those tests aren't a hundred percent accurate, ya know.
I think you need to just try something different with a little ingenuity, like this guy making a living here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUU1iupWKgI
Thank you for allowing me to release my frustrations here. I feel as though I have read exactly what I needed to read. Feel free to continue the thread and let off some weight of working in oppressive environments. =]
What's more likely?
That OP is a poor soul who keeps putting his faith in people and getting screwed over hard over and over again OR that OP has major flaws such as: bad judge of character, bad employee or did something wrong in other ways?
Remember, people generally only include the part where they were wronged only, not what they had done wrong. If we were to somehow speak to his employers it may paint a very different picture for which would we need to hear OP's response to accurately conclude whether he's at fault or not.
Having gone through 5 jobs in the last 3 years where projects were criminally mismanaged, I'd have no problem taking OP's side immediately. IT as an industry is a joke, filled with thin-skinned incompetent whose only skills are wasting the company's money and lying through their teeth.
>I am a certified accountant
That's your problem desu. I dropped out of accounting 1 year before getting my degree. I couldn't stand how fake everybody is. I couldn't see myself working with my classmates, let alone do fucking accounting for 8 hours a day.
Everyone you will ever work with is fake in some way.
The family man who loves golf on the weekends is really snorting coke of tranny hookers at night. The quiet IT guy who is nice yet distant is actually a huge pothead who plays video games and jerks off to cartoon porn in his free time. Your CEO, faked his way through his last 4 jobs and is just making shit up as he goes along while portraying the imagine of Tony Stark
No one is real at work, and in all reality, you shouldnt be making friends at work anyway. That is how you form cliques, and that is how half a department is let go on the same day
>used to be steady worker (in the army)
>didn't like my job but did everything they told me to do
>other employees did less work,less weekends because they were friends with the boss
>went apeshit on me because i was late by minutes
>caught on drug charges
>sentenced to 3 months in army jail
>got the option to quit at this point
>they send literal officers begging me to stay
>i tell them everything is ok and im staying
i learned an important lesson
>The quiet IT guy who is nice yet distant is actually a huge pothead who plays video games and jerks off to cartoon porn in his free time.
>mfw this is me
My first boss (metro pcs) was fucking retarded. His family owns many businesses in the sacramento region. Metro pcs was like a starter business for him since his family usually brings in the big bucks through car dealerships. Anyway, our ASR comes and tells us of a new program that will boost the stores popularity. (This location was in a higher income area so most people can afford better providers than metro). Basically we were going to upgrade our computers in order to become a tmobile/metro hybrid store. Our ASR explicitly told us to upgrade the internet because it would not be able to handle the workload with our current shitty internet. You know what this fuckboys solution was? Change the wifi code so we couldnt use the internet in store. I shit you not. Our ASR comes back fucking livid and tells us at the least we could upgrade our computers. Instead muhammad decides to fucking buy some even shittier computers (but hey theyre a year newer) and tries to use the same power cables for the tower. Of course it didnt work. Last i've heard from an old dm is that they're in deep shit with the government since they were charging taxes off of the promotional prices and not the original price.
I wouldn't even know which retarded boss to start with. I don't know what it is but somehow people who can barely operate a PC, let alone program one, are always put in charge of programmers. They never understand how the system works, potential threats, potential improvements, etc. So they either drown programmers in busy work (meetings, reports, meetings, coping with bugs instead of fixing them, meetings, reports, etc) or leave them totally idle until they decide to be "concerned" about somebody's lack of productivity.
Makes all of those "we can't find enough qualified programmers!" whines we hear ring a bit hollow...
honestly, employment sucks.
i believe a certain type of person, one with a genuine desire to succeed and outperform his competition, will ALWAYS underperform in an employment situation, due to factors out of his control.
self-employment is the way to go.
I'm almost in Canada.
Tuition is like $15k/yr with living expenses. Why the hell would you drop out after spending $45k pre-scholarships/grants?
Especially for such a dumb reason as "everyone is fake"?
Is it not staring you in the face? You have all the experience to be successful on your own. Start your own business, do things your way.