• What does an employer mean when they say 'the timing isn't quite right' as a reason for not hiring you?

    An employer wrote back to me about a job application, saying they weren't going to take my application further. They said it didn't mean I don't have the skills or wouldn't be a good fit, the timing just isn't right. Is that a thing or are they just trying to soften the blow?
    An employer wrote back to me about a job application, saying they weren't going to take my application further. They said it didn't mean I don't have the skills or wouldn't be a good fit, the timing just isn't right. Is that a thing or are they just trying to soften the blow?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Employee of a golf course trying to make sure I don't get hired?

    Two months ago me and a really good friend got into a "fight" (He's mad at me for reasons I don't know and that he refuses to tell me.) and now I'm trying to get a job at a golf course he works at. I walked in for an interview and apparently he saw me and right after I walked out of that... show more
    Two months ago me and a really good friend got into a "fight" (He's mad at me for reasons I don't know and that he refuses to tell me.) and now I'm trying to get a job at a golf course he works at. I walked in for an interview and apparently he saw me and right after I walked out of that interview he started telling the GM to not hire me and that I would be terrible for the team all in the name of revenge. I was wondering if this will at all affect the selection process and lead to me not being able to get a job. Let it be known that another employee there has known me and worked with me before and talked to the GM after this whole thing went down and told him that I'm a great selection and to not trust the other employee. However, he just started working there and I doubt he has any good say in any of this. Any advice on future steps that can be taken to ensure I get the job here? I really need it.
    8 answers · 20 hours ago
  • What are the best online 'jobs' for 16+ teenagers?I want to make quite a lot of money online but all of the sites are paying so little money?

    Hey everybody so I want to make about £1000 before the June. But the problem is that I'll have to make it online. I know that some of you'll think 'oh why won't you find yourself a job somewhere?' Well the problem is that I was working for a month but they my mum found out and she was quite... show more
    Hey everybody so I want to make about £1000 before the June. But the problem is that I'll have to make it online. I know that some of you'll think 'oh why won't you find yourself a job somewhere?' Well the problem is that I was working for a month but they my mum found out and she was quite pissed off. She really doesn't want me to work and make my own money because of some of things that happened in the past. I also don't want to lie to her anymore because she's my mum and she had a tough life. Please let me know if you know where I can find something good online, I'm also 16 years old now I can't really do some stuff with easy money. Have a good day guys.
    7 answers · 7 hours ago
  • How often is too often to call after a job interview?

    If a job says that they've chosen to go in a different direction after a job interview but if there was a change in availability to let them know, what does that mean? It's been a few days since I last talked to the person who interviewed me.
    If a job says that they've chosen to go in a different direction after a job interview but if there was a change in availability to let them know, what does that mean? It's been a few days since I last talked to the person who interviewed me.
    6 answers · 10 hours ago
  • What do I tell my boss on Monday?

    Best answer: Yes and no. Presently your boss is under the impression that you are recommending her for a position thus her poor performance may reflect poorly back upon you. You don't need to pass on the gossip, but do need to clarify with your boss that you aren't recommending her.
    Best answer: Yes and no. Presently your boss is under the impression that you are recommending her for a position thus her poor performance may reflect poorly back upon you. You don't need to pass on the gossip, but do need to clarify with your boss that you aren't recommending her.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Haven't heard from internship in a month - should I be concerned?

    About a month ago, I was offered a summer internship (via email, so technically a written offer), and accepted. We decided on a starting date and weekly schedule, and my coordinator said that he would be in touch in the coming weeks with more information about my supervisor, etc. However, a month has passed, and I... show more
    About a month ago, I was offered a summer internship (via email, so technically a written offer), and accepted. We decided on a starting date and weekly schedule, and my coordinator said that he would be in touch in the coming weeks with more information about my supervisor, etc. However, a month has passed, and I have not heard anything. I sent a brief follow-up email a few days ago to touch base as my start date is approaching, and still have not heard back. Should I be worried that I haven't heard from them since, or should I just assume that I'm still set to start on the date we decided on? What should my next steps be - call the office this week, or just show up on the first day as planned?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is long hair on a guy too unprofessional?

    Im a guy with relatively long hair right now. My hair doesnt go below my eyes or my ears but it does get a bit shabby at times. My hair kinda looks like what Justin Biebers hair used to be. Right now im about to finish High School and im wondering, will the length of my hair affect the chances of me getting a job?
    Im a guy with relatively long hair right now. My hair doesnt go below my eyes or my ears but it does get a bit shabby at times. My hair kinda looks like what Justin Biebers hair used to be. Right now im about to finish High School and im wondering, will the length of my hair affect the chances of me getting a job?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it bad that I'm 21 and never had a job?

    I never had a job because my parents pay for everything, including my entire college tuition, food, housing, and the clothes that I wear. I am graduating college in a year and I have no work or internship experience. I also don't work or intern during the summer because of family vacations. Can I still get hired?
    I never had a job because my parents pay for everything, including my entire college tuition, food, housing, and the clothes that I wear. I am graduating college in a year and I have no work or internship experience. I also don't work or intern during the summer because of family vacations. Can I still get hired?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • I work two separate jobs for the same company will I still get overtime?

    I’m working as a server at retirement home right now and will start training as a caregiver soon at the same retirement home. I’ll be working as both a caregiver and a server. It’s two separate jobs but it’s for the same company. Let’s say I work 25 hours as a caregiver and 25 as a server that same week, making it... show more
    I’m working as a server at retirement home right now and will start training as a caregiver soon at the same retirement home. I’ll be working as both a caregiver and a server. It’s two separate jobs but it’s for the same company. Let’s say I work 25 hours as a caregiver and 25 as a server that same week, making it 50 hours that week. Would I still get paid overtime for that extra 10 hours? (They also gave me 2 separate badges for clocking out)
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • If someone has basic job skills like cleaning, but was told her job would be no more, that took 2 years for her to get.?

    Instead apprentice mechanic will be employed and wash the cars after. It never had enough work for a cleaner. Should she still try for jobs. The longest she had one is 2 years. And she had 8 different easy jobs
    Instead apprentice mechanic will be employed and wash the cars after. It never had enough work for a cleaner. Should she still try for jobs. The longest she had one is 2 years. And she had 8 different easy jobs
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • I’m seen as old and boring at work, should I worry?

    Best answer: You are how you are. You're not at work to entertain work colleagues but to do a job. As long as you're pleasant, that's all that's required.
    Best answer: You are how you are. You're not at work to entertain work colleagues but to do a job. As long as you're pleasant, that's all that's required.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Had phone interview now they want a second interview.?

    I had a phone telephone interview on monday and now they want me to have a second interview. They asked all the usual questions on the the phone so not sure what to expect for the second interview thanks
    I had a phone telephone interview on monday and now they want me to have a second interview. They asked all the usual questions on the the phone so not sure what to expect for the second interview thanks
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • I really love animals but I’m not old enough to work. Any ideas on how I can get more involved with them?

    Best answer: Check with your local shelter and see how young you can start volunteering. Some will let teens under 18 that are at least 14 volunteer as long as a parent, adult sibling volunteer alongside them. If that's not possible or you're younger than that then do things to help shelter animals. Wash people's... show more
    Best answer: Check with your local shelter and see how young you can start volunteering. Some will let teens under 18 that are at least 14 volunteer as long as a parent, adult sibling volunteer alongside them.

    If that's not possible or you're younger than that then do things to help shelter animals. Wash people's dogs, sell lemonade,wash cars and donate the money to the shelter. Find out what shelters need then make a flyer and give to neighbours that you're gathering items for the shelter and will come back in x days to get them. Then go around with a wagon gathering things up and have your parents drive you to the shelter.
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do they say suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem?

    Best answer: Well, your problems may not be that temporary but they are a heck of alot more temporary than suicide. So, did you ever hear the story about the 2 brothers that bought a movie theatre. Opening night first brother goes into the theatre looks around and then comes out crying saying the theatre is only half full,... show more
    Best answer: Well, your problems may not be that temporary but they are a heck of alot more temporary than suicide. So, did you ever hear the story about the 2 brothers that bought a movie theatre. Opening night first brother goes into the theatre looks around and then comes out crying saying the theatre is only half full, we're ruined. Second brother goes in, looks around and comes out of the theatre cheering saying the theatre is half full - we're rich.

    My point, of course, is that you've gone through alot of sh*t in the past few years and I get that you are frustrated things are not working out, or working out that quickly; yet your situation seems pretty good all things considered. You have a loving family, apparently a pretty good boyfriend and you have managed to find work for maybe half the time since you graduated and this was just 4 years ago. You are still young and I'm sure you will find a great job, or some other path, eventually if you keep looking.

    On the other hand, go to a big city and its pretty hard not to find lots of people in far worse situations than you seem to be, and ask any even moderately successful person about the problems and failures they have had to deal with along the way and if you could get them to open up they would probably be able to keep talking all day.

    So, sorry the job didn't work out and sorry about the other problems, but its ok. The sun will come up tomorrow, none of this is that big a deal, push through this and there will be plenty of happy days ahead (and some more unhappy ones too, but thats the way it is).

    One more story since I'm babbling away here (skip this if you want - its more of the same). Many years ago I was watching a motorcycle race on a dirt track. There was a huge battle between the guy in 2nd place and the guy in 3rd place (someone else was easily leading the race but the 4th place and on were further back). The 2nd and 3rd place guys go up a medium sized jump, collide a little bit in mid-air (completely by accident) and on landing they both drop to the ground. One of them jumps up, gets back on the motorcycle and is off. The other one also jumps up, gets on the motorcyle but stops. All he had to do was hit the gas, race for another 5 minutes (race was nearly over) and was virtually guaranteed 3rd place, possibly 2nd and would've won like $40,000 dollars or so - and this was many years ago when this was way bigger money than it is today. Instead he stopped, kinda started the motorcycle, stopped again, then threw the motorcycle to the dirt (off the track, other racers were in no danger) and walked off the track to his trailer clearly distraught. Several cameramen followed him and the reporters were asking him what happened. He was crying and talking about how unhappy his marriage was and how he just couldn't take it all anymore and you just had to feel bad for the guy as he was clearly going through a really rough time. Then the race ended, he got nothing, and the announcers kept talking about how sad this all was; but I couldn't help but keep thinking - yeah its sad, yeah I'm sorry he has things so rough but what a complete lack of forethought. If he'd just gotten back on the motorcycle and raced another 5 minutes he would've won alot of money and wouldn't that have helped him with all these problems; rather than going home and crying about. I mean while the behavior is understandable, maybe its this view of life that helped create all these problems. So I guess I'm saying don't go throw the entire race just because you missed one (or one more) jump. What your talking about is one heck of alot worse than what he did.

    Good luck and god bless.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • If I work in a Professional setting, should I let my boss know that I am job hunting?

    Best answer: You should not.

    However, better would be to tell them you've got your four year degree now and are eager to be more useful to them. Do they have any new positions coming up that you could talk with them about?
    Best answer: You should not.

    However, better would be to tell them you've got your four year degree now and are eager to be more useful to them. Do they have any new positions coming up that you could talk with them about?
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Am I being fired or just getting let off w/ a warning?

    Ok, so I just started a new job, got hired through a temp agency. Today would've been my 3rd day but had to call off because there were city workers installing new water pipes, so no way I could've gotten out of my driveway since the road was obviously gutted. So I called the company an hr before because... show more
    Ok, so I just started a new job, got hired through a temp agency. Today would've been my 3rd day but had to call off because there were city workers installing new water pipes, so no way I could've gotten out of my driveway since the road was obviously gutted. So I called the company an hr before because they have one-hr notice and left a message that I couldn't make it in. Then about 10 mins later, I got a call from the temp agency and she was actually being kinda rude that I didn't contact them. This is my first time ever getting hired through an agency and I wasn't aware I was supposed to call the agency and not the company. I apologized for not knowing and explained the reason to them why I couldn't go in. But then she said to stop in the agency tomorrow. I asked if I was still going to work afterwards and she gave like a quick, "yeah." But I'm still kinda scared that they'll fire me as soon as I go there tomorrow. I mean, does she really mean I can still go to work tomorrow after I see her or is she truly saying "no" but saying "yeah" cuz she thinks if she said no, I wouldn't go see her tomorrow as a way of saying, "well I'm fired so whats the point of coming in?" I truly hope it's not that and I still actually have my job. I know it was an honest mistake and I always try my best to never repeat the same mistake twice. I'm just really scared and hopefully I'll just be let off w/ warning and 2nd chance to never repeat the mistake again.
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • How can conservatives say no liberals have jobs when unemployment is 3.9 percent?

    Best answer: conservatives LIE
    Best answer: conservatives LIE
    27 answers · 1 week ago