• Under Obama cons complained about the labor participation rate (LPR). Under Trump the LPR is the lowest in over 40 years. Do cons still care?

    Best answer: No, it was just hypocrisy and propaganda.
    Best answer: No, it was just hypocrisy and propaganda.
    15 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Old employer keeps asking me to come back?

    Okay, I'm not really sure what to do anymore. I quit my job last 2016 because I absolutely couldn't stand my boss. I used to have frequent panic attacks and just cry my eyes out in the bathroom. That's how much I hated it. Well, a few weeks ago, the guy who replaced me quit. They've been asking me... show more
    Okay, I'm not really sure what to do anymore. I quit my job last 2016 because I absolutely couldn't stand my boss. I used to have frequent panic attacks and just cry my eyes out in the bathroom. That's how much I hated it. Well, a few weeks ago, the guy who replaced me quit. They've been asking me to come back ever since. The HR and my boss have contacted me a few times and I keep telling them I couldn't at the moment (I couldn't really think of an excuse). My boss just contacted me again and she said that she would like to set up a meeting with me and the president to see if I would maybe reconsider coming back. I just don't get it. I've told them no repeatedly and I just don't know what to do. It's not like I've been outstanding at my job or anything, so I'm very confused why they want me back to begin with. I don't know what to reply to her because I really don't want to burn any bridges. I think it's time I give them a proper excuse so they would stop bothering me. Problem is, I don't know what to say. I was thinking of telling them I already have another job or I'm thinking of going back to school but I'm actually currently job hunting right now, and I'm afraid a prospective employer might contact them for references. What should I do? Please help me.
    13 answers · 23 hours ago
  • How do I tell a job recruiter that I will be declining a job offer because the interviewer made a homophobic remark?

    I had three job interviews last week. Company A rejected me, Company B gave me a job offer, and Company C wants to give me another interview. I already want to accept the offer from Company B without even going through with the other pending interview at Company C. The reason is because the man who interviewed... show more
    I had three job interviews last week. Company A rejected me, Company B gave me a job offer, and Company C wants to give me another interview. I already want to accept the offer from Company B without even going through with the other pending interview at Company C. The reason is because the man who interviewed me at Company C made a terrible remark towards the end of the interview. He explained to me how the environment really embraces political incorrectness (which I am okay with, to an extent...) but then he went on to ask me if I have a boyfriend (I am a male). I was completely caught off guard by this question, so I told him no I do not. After he saw that I was surprised by his question, he went on to laugh and say something along the lines of "what?! this is the reality of our society today. me personally, I hate it and don't agree with it though" The ironic part is that I am in fact gay, but I have a masculine appearance so most people don't know at first glance. The interview for me felt great up until that very moment. The recruiter however told me after the interview that he really liked me, and wants to set up a 3rd interview with their CEO. On one hand I want to bring this up to the recruiter, and maybe even to Company C's HR dept. On the other hand I just want to ignore anything from them about moving forward with another interview, accept Company B's offer, and move on with my life. What would you do in this situation?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • I accidentally sent my resume to the wrong company. What do I do?

    I was on zip recruiter and I accidentally sent my resume and cover letter to the wrong company because of the 1 tap apply button that I pressed by accident. My resume and cover letter have absolutely nothing to do with the company I sent it to. My resume is for a legal assistant job and the company I accidentally... show more
    I was on zip recruiter and I accidentally sent my resume and cover letter to the wrong company because of the 1 tap apply button that I pressed by accident. My resume and cover letter have absolutely nothing to do with the company I sent it to. My resume is for a legal assistant job and the company I accidentally sent it to is a cable company looking to fill a position for technical support. There is no way for me to email the cable company. I am so embarrassed. What can I do?
    7 answers · 5 hours ago
  • 18 and never had a job?

    Best answer: Hi! :) Don't worry about what your friends are doing. If you spend your life comparing yourself to other people, you will ALWAYS feel left out or like you're not doing enough. I'm 24 now, and got my first job through my church/nonprofit collecting donations at the mall. I also worked as a camp counselor... show more
    Best answer: Hi! :) Don't worry about what your friends are doing. If you spend your life comparing yourself to other people, you will ALWAYS feel left out or like you're not doing enough. I'm 24 now, and got my first job through my church/nonprofit collecting donations at the mall. I also worked as a camp counselor and in an office.

    Every job I had from 16-22 was basically through a friend or family member. I graduated college, and since then I've interned, worked freelance, and worked in retail. I'm going back to school soon because, ya know what? Needing a job never ends, and until you're settled in your career, you'll always be looking for something new. If you're in a position where you don't need money, enjoy that. Nothing wrong with putting off working for a bit ;)

    I assure you, you are NOT as socially awkward as you think you are. If you want to build your confidence or communications skills, I'd suggest taking an acting or speech class. It could help you soo much. Or even consider taking a creative writing class where you can read your work aloud to others. Stuff like that can really help.

    Unfortunately, most jobs you can get with a high school diploma or less require you to deal with customers. It really depends on what you prefer. I prefer being a cashier to being a waitress because I just don't like restaurants lol. But neither of those jobs is great, and retail is kind of terrible. But if you just want to get some money in your pocket, it can be okay, and you can always get a seasonal job.

    Working as a busser at a restaurant can be a bit hectic, but if you don't mind cleaning tables, it shouldn't require you to talk to customers too much.

    I definitely recommend an acting or speech class to help with those interviews. Just remember, people will hire you because they like you and want to work with you! Yes, you need to be somewhat qualified, but being kind and smiling can go a long way. You just have to believe in yourself :) You have a lot to offer!

    You're young, so I definitely recommend thinking about what you want to "be when you grow up." (spoiler alert, this is rarely set in stone, everyone goes through career changes). You describe yourself as having social anxiety (I do as well). But I know this means different things to different people.

    If you like math and science, you may want to consider studying accounting or web design. Those are good jobs that would allow you to work without dealing with people too much (at least not as much as a waitress lol). Engineering may also be something to consider.

    If you're more into humanities or want to help people, you may want to consider paralegal studies or social work. (Social work requires you to deal with people, but if you're just more on the introverted side, you may still feel suited to therapy or career counseling).

    If you're interested in beauty, consider becoming a hair stylist, which could allow you to build your social skills by making fun conversations. If you like cooking, you might like working in a kitchen! You may be able to start small as a line cook or fry cook, or even as a banquet server.

    There's a lot of options out there, and getting the right education can really help to open up your options, especially if you want a job that doesn't involve customer service. Seriously consider working on your confidence, and don't worry about comparing yourself to your peers. You're doing fine and you have a lot of options. Good luck :D
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • What does it mean when the boss says "I would prefer that you didn't"?

    What do you really do when the boss uses the words "I prefer"? He will say something like "I'm not going to say that you can't take your vacation this week, but I would prefer that you wait until next week". So far this has not been a real problem, but I've been working on... show more
    What do you really do when the boss uses the words "I prefer"? He will say something like "I'm not going to say that you can't take your vacation this week, but I would prefer that you wait until next week". So far this has not been a real problem, but I've been working on starting my own part-time sideline business and the boss from my full time job said "I would prefer that you didn't". The only real restriction on the books that my place has is I can't take a part-time job with a competitor while I'm working this job. Since the sidleline is a DJ/KJ business, it has nothing to do with my full-time job, but my boss is worried about the business interfering with my full-time job. He said I might "think" I have Saturday off and agree to DJ an event but if somebody quits or calls out, I might be required to work at the last minute and I would be expected to cancel my event and come to work, "I'm DJing a dance Saturday" is NOT an excuse. At this point, I need to make some extra money, my full-time job doesn't pay enough. I barely make it paycheck to paycheck like most everyone there. Sometimes the bank account is down to $0 before the next paycheck. There is no savings, no retirement. I had to borrow money from my parents for car repairs just so I could get to work. I really need the money from this but my boss said he would prefer that I don't do it.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Isn't it risky to go on maternity leave and have a temporary replacement fill in your spot?

    What happens if the employer likes the replacement's work better and permanently hires him/her and gets rid of you? Now you would be out of a job.
    What happens if the employer likes the replacement's work better and permanently hires him/her and gets rid of you? Now you would be out of a job.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Have you ever worked for Transamerica? How was it? Why?

    I applied for a Customer Care Representative. What is the inside scoop that they don't tell you in the description?
    I applied for a Customer Care Representative. What is the inside scoop that they don't tell you in the description?
    7 answers · 20 hours ago
  • What do you think?

    I am feeling a bit confused and would like a third party opinion. I just graduated with degrees in Journalism and Communication. Over my course I have taken around five internships, all of which I haven't really liked. I feel so ungrateful because the people have been so nice, but I've just found the work... show more
    I am feeling a bit confused and would like a third party opinion. I just graduated with degrees in Journalism and Communication. Over my course I have taken around five internships, all of which I haven't really liked. I feel so ungrateful because the people have been so nice, but I've just found the work to be so boring or I just could not care less. And this isn't boring grunt work either, I actually get to interview people and write stories. I'm working at an online publication part time at the moment and I feel so ungrateful because I know its a good opportunity, I feel like I'm being one of those lazy millennials but sitting in a desk each day from 9-5 feels like I'm missing out on the world. I tell my family that and they just say that once you get out into a full time job that it will change and you will to get used to it and like it. I also feel terrible because I get told I'm good at writing but I don't really like doing it, I see it as more of a chore. I never really write for fun and my family say that it would be a waste for me not to pursue it. No one pressured me into a Journalism/Communication degree, I just always thought that was what I wanted to do. I always thought I wanted to be a magazine editor but now I just don't really care anymore.
    7 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Weeks notice or 5 days?

    Hi I was wondering if I give a weeks notice on Monday do I have to leave the following Monday? I work 5 days a week Monday-Friday.
    Hi I was wondering if I give a weeks notice on Monday do I have to leave the following Monday? I work 5 days a week Monday-Friday.
    7 answers · 24 hours ago
  • If you were working at a small company and was offered and job at a much larger company with about the same pay, would you take it?

    In my case, I was offered a job at a larger company with about the same pay. I have been at my current job for about 3 years with a 2 year gap in between because they fired me then rehired me. I'm being told I made the wrong decision because the pay is the same and I'm close with everyone there but I'm... show more
    In my case, I was offered a job at a larger company with about the same pay. I have been at my current job for about 3 years with a 2 year gap in between because they fired me then rehired me. I'm being told I made the wrong decision because the pay is the same and I'm close with everyone there but I'm thinking bigger picture by working at a larger company with more growth opportunities.Also, I need a change to get out of my comfort zone and I think this is the perfect chance to do so.
    20 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I inform my supervisor of how disrespectful she was being?

    As the group leader for a department in an office setting, I got this email today from a plant manager, "I know new people are learning in your team. On the 660632 there is a checklist and the points are I4 & O4. Those are already used in the harness and there is not a checklist put in the template. It has... show more
    As the group leader for a department in an office setting, I got this email today from a plant manager, "I know new people are learning in your team. On the 660632 there is a checklist and the points are I4 & O4. Those are already used in the harness and there is not a checklist put in the template. It has Debra’s initials under *Drawn* column and Keith’s initials under *Checked* column. Will you please check to see if they would put it in the template so they can understand this and perhaps use this as a learning opportunity? Thanks! Liza” I replied while sending a copy to Debra, “I will have them fix their mistake. Thanks!” Debra later sent me that she fixed it & that she used the bottommost numbers as always. I replied to her while sending a copy to Liza and Keith, “Debra, you have to watch out. The template did not have O5 & I5 when you did this originally.” Debra replied to me, “How was I supposed to know? I was never taught how to do them!” I replied to Debra while sending a CC: to our supervisor, "Logic. If you already are using test points for something, you cannot use them for the checklist. You know this by now…” She responded to me, “No, I didn’t know or notice. BTW, I do notice that you send a copy to multiple recipients whenever you criticize someone. Everyone makes mistakes. Please refer to the HR manager’s email guidelines. You need to get over it.” Should I show our supervisor tomorrow since he took a vacation day today? Although he and I are the ones who do
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I smoke weed after I passed my drug test and got my job.?

    I work in a hospital , and I just wanna have a day or two a week to smoke , I rather smoke the weed then drink the alcohol.
    I work in a hospital , and I just wanna have a day or two a week to smoke , I rather smoke the weed then drink the alcohol.
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • I am having new job problems. I just recently joined a new company as a Management Trainee. This is my first job 6 months after college.?

    Best answer: You've only been there a few weeks. Don't expect to be "trotted out" until you have completely mastered the jobs and tasks you have been given - that can take a year or longer. This isn't Little League where you get a trophy (i.e., phone calls to clients) just because you show up at work,... show more
    Best answer: You've only been there a few weeks. Don't expect to be "trotted out" until you have completely mastered the jobs and tasks you have been given - that can take a year or longer. This isn't Little League where you get a trophy (i.e., phone calls to clients) just because you show up at work, and don't expect to be interacting with top tier management at clients or other companies until you have been there a few years. And this time frame could be even longer if you move to a larger company (since there will be more people between you and the top).

    You are learning that the real world is a lot of tedium and working your way up and that you earn additional responsibility by doing very good work over and over and over.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I call an employer again?

    I applied for a job online for a company I want to work for. The next day I got an email saying I was a great candidate and to call for next step. I did and left a message. I got a call back later that day but was driving so I couldn't talk. They said to call back. I did and left a message saying to call back... show more
    I applied for a job online for a company I want to work for. The next day I got an email saying I was a great candidate and to call for next step. I did and left a message. I got a call back later that day but was driving so I couldn't talk. They said to call back. I did and left a message saying to call back regarding the job application. Couple days went by and I never heard anything so I called back and left another message with my number and message. If they don't call back, what should next step be? Should I call the actual company and tell them my scenario or email the lady? I really want to work at this company or at the very least get an interview because they said they wanted to talk to me.
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Is it okay to take off one mental sick day after three months at a company?

    Hi there so I I just recently finished postgraduate school and just started working again the stove hood really intense training and I have never done a job like this before Had to learn a lot I felt completely mentally drained today and I just needed to lay down I couldn’t find the energy to just get up and type... show more
    Hi there so I I just recently finished postgraduate school and just started working again the stove hood really intense training and I have never done a job like this before Had to learn a lot I felt completely mentally drained today and I just needed to lay down I couldn’t find the energy to just get up and type today so I took off one sick day do you think they’re going to fire me because I don’t want to lose this job I did cal in and told him I was feeling sick
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should my boyfriend quit his new job?

    He got a job at WIS international doing inventory. They gave him a shift today starting at 2pm and was told it was going to take 8 hours. During his interview he was told shifts are 4 hours long. He figured he would make it go his night job on time but now he is going to be late. He called his night job to call out... show more
    He got a job at WIS international doing inventory. They gave him a shift today starting at 2pm and was told it was going to take 8 hours. During his interview he was told shifts are 4 hours long. He figured he would make it go his night job on time but now he is going to be late. He called his night job to call out for today only but they want him to come in no matter what time he gets back home to clean up (this night job is a supermarket that is open 24/7) Basically he got lied to about the hours of the shift and is gping to be late for his night job. Should he quit if it is going to interfere like this? He was thinking of quitting, i told him to see what his parents say about this.
    5 answers · 10 hours ago