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fallfromgrace85 11/20/12 05:42 AM

When can I get out?!? (Jobs, and why you hate them)
 
Today, I celebrate my 90 days with a physical therapy company. The upside to that is now I get paid for holidays (just in time for the big ones!) .... The downside? This place is terrible. My therapists are wonderful and so is the office staff. But the people higher up the ladder are conniving snakes, among other things. While I could go on, I'll cut to the chase:

What is the "polite" amount of time to stay with a company before moving on?

I have a marketing degree ad this has always been meant to be temporary. But now 3 of my therapists are leaving within a 2-month time frame, and we all share the same view of the higher-ups. I've begun applying for marketing/graphics jobs, but is it too soon? Would future employers view 3-4 months with a company distasteful?

Aside from that, blow off some steam and tell me why you hate your job.

ParkwayTom 11/20/12 08:07 AM

I just started at a trade college a week ago. My job is to call high school seniors that requested information and try to schedule a meeting for a recruiter to go out and try to convince them to go to the school. I love the people at my job, I love the hours, and I love how easy it is. The downside? I call for four recruiters, whose territories are Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Georgia. The kids I call might be some of the slowest, stupidest, redneck motherfuckers on the planet. I swear to god, if you can imagine the shittiest country song in the world, I hear a ringback tone of it 30 times a day. Not to mention, trying to converse with these kids is like talking to a brick wall... Though at least you can punch the fuck out of a brick wall if you get frustrated enough.

herestoyoufla 11/20/12 08:07 AM

I don't think there's a "polite" amount of time to wait. I'd just take the paid holidays and leave right afterwards, haha.

suicidesaints 11/20/12 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by herestoyoufla (Post 115599872)
I don't think there's a "polite" amount of time to wait. I'd just take the paid holidays and leave right afterwards, haha.


I kind of agree with this... I would be sure to give them AT LEAST 2 weeks notice, maybe up to a month... That's being MORE than polite

You shouldn't have to stay at a job just to be polite. If the bosses are shit, then they don't deserve to have good employees, and they won't get them.

herestoyoufla 11/20/12 08:25 AM

Yeah, as long as you give them the 2 weeks notice, that should be fine. I don't see why anyone would be pissed. Hell, most of them probably hate dislike their job too. You're just young enough to be able to move on.

troubledbyinsects 11/20/12 08:59 AM

I think what she's asking though is if keeping a job for such a short period of time and then quitting will reflect poorly on future job applications for other jobs.

herestoyoufla 11/20/12 09:14 AM

Nah, i don't think so. Especially not if it's not the only job she's ever had.

claw38 11/20/12 09:18 AM

The only jobs I've ever had are in grocery stores..I've been lucky enough to work with awesome people at the stores, but thank God it's time to start looking for a full time job/internship. Bagging groceries/cashiering for five years is more than enough to make a man feel worthless haha

Also, as long as you give the two weeks notice, you'll be fine. It won't reflect poorly on future job hunts unless you worked a ton of jobs for a small amount of time.

jasonisasleep 11/20/12 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by fallfromgrace85 (Post 115596882)
Today, I celebrate my 90 days with a physical therapy company. The upside to that is now I get paid for holidays (just in time for the big ones!) .... The downside? This place is terrible. My therapists are wonderful and so is the office staff. But the people higher up the ladder are conniving snakes, among other things. While I could go on, I'll cut to the chase:

What is the "polite" amount of time to stay with a company before moving on?

I have a marketing degree ad this has always been meant to be temporary. But now 3 of my therapists are leaving within a 2-month time frame, and we all share the same view of the higher-ups. I've begun applying for marketing/graphics jobs, but is it too soon? Would future employers view 3-4 months with a company distasteful?

Aside from that, blow off some steam and tell me why you hate your job.


Future employers would most likely see 3-4 months at a company as a negative thing, however if you interview just be sure to stress that your dream career/degree is in the marketing/design field and that is why you are applying for new positions. If I were you, I would begin applying for new jobs around the 6 month mark, that way any interview you get you really won't have to explain yourself as 6 months (and companies I've worked for agree) is a standard time to "give" to a position before exploring other options.

XenoAbe 11/20/12 10:47 AM

I love my job at Cartoon Network. I get to watch cartoons and play games all day while also doing fun design work. 100% serious.

Symphonicaxiom 11/20/12 10:48 AM

I don't know about when, but don't get hit by cars, make mashed potatoes, or get hit by cars whenever you decide to...

bung 11/20/12 11:07 AM

Yeah, future employers aren't going to like that you only worked somewhere 3 - 4 months and then quit. That doesn't mean other places won't hire you, but it's not something that will work in your favor.

Also, if you plan on getting a reference(s) from any boss/supervisors where you currently work, it's possible that they may not like that you're quitting when 3 other people are also doing so within a 2 month period. I'd give them at least a month notice if you want a reference, but, if not, then fuck 'em.

Portugal4142 11/20/12 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by XenoAbe (Post 115604582)
I love my job at Cartoon Network. I get to watch cartoons and play games all day while also doing fun design work. 100% serious.


I've never hated anyone more than I hate you at this very moment.

punkcrap 11/20/12 11:51 AM

I work in an ad agency. I get to work with graphic design while listening to music and posting useless comments like this one here on ap.net, so that's cool. But at the same time I'm frustrated with the shitty paycheck I get every month. I'm kind of sick of being broke and not being able to make big plans for my future due to this. I seriously want out.

Also it's been 1 year since I started working here, my 1st job out of college, and I feel like I won't be doing any serious career development. Sometimes it feels like a dead-end, even though it's in the area I graduated.

XenoAbe 11/20/12 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Portugal4142 (Post 115607122)
I've never hated anyone more than I hate you at this very moment.


I'm just saying that eventually it's worth it. I did 6.5 years at a really tough college and a lot of it while working at the same time. It eventually pays off if you work hard at something.