• Employment application: Was this restaurant manager rude or just being honest?

    Okay I'm not going to say the name of the restaurant but I've been going there for a while now and I really enjoy their food, but I'm also looking for a job, so I decided to apply for a job there. I filled out my application online, and two days later I called wishing to speak with a manager to follow... show more
    Okay I'm not going to say the name of the restaurant but I've been going there for a while now and I really enjoy their food, but I'm also looking for a job, so I decided to apply for a job there. I filled out my application online, and two days later I called wishing to speak with a manager to follow up on my application. It was on a Thursday at 11:45 am. When the manager got on the phone he told me that I called during the lunch rush and it was a one of of the worst times for me to be calling him about my application. He sounded very stressed out too... at first I asked him how he was doing, but he never asked me how I was, and he said that he would look at my application and call me back if he needed me for an interview. He didn't say goodbye either when he hung up. It has me questioning, should I even work for said restaurant if this guy is the manager?
    27 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why didn’t I get hired at fine dining restaurant although I have years of restaurant serving experience?

    Best answer: I think your main mistake is putting all your eggs in one basket. I’d have tried for other similar estableshments. Why they didn’t want you - I can’t possibly say. It may be your interview style, your hygiene or maybe that they were jealous of you. Or maybe they thought they needed someone but hired tbe bosses... show more
    Best answer: I think your main mistake is putting all your eggs in one basket. I’d have tried for other similar estableshments.
    Why they didn’t want you - I can’t possibly say. It may be your interview style, your hygiene or maybe that they were jealous of you. Or maybe they thought they needed someone but hired tbe bosses nephew instead.
    Move on. Apply other places.
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • Boss bullying me?

    Best answer: Either buck up or report it -- but know that there could be consequences if you do (even companies who have strong whistle-blower and no-retaliation policies struggle with retaliation). Do you have any witnesses? If not, it's a he-said she-said situation. I would start by documenting everything. Dates, details,... show more
    Best answer: Either buck up or report it -- but know that there could be consequences if you do (even companies who have strong whistle-blower and no-retaliation policies struggle with retaliation).
    Do you have any witnesses? If not, it's a he-said she-said situation.
    I would start by documenting everything. Dates, details, witnesses, etc.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you still write a cover letter for a job that you are not fully qualified?

    Most of the jobs require 1-3 or a few years of experience. Usually I will just ignore it if I have similar work experience and most of the required technical skills, and I will spend some time to write a cover letter. However, if the jobs say something like, at least or minimum 3 - 5 years, do you think it is wise... show more
    Most of the jobs require 1-3 or a few years of experience. Usually I will just ignore it if I have similar work experience and most of the required technical skills, and I will spend some time to write a cover letter. However, if the jobs say something like, at least or minimum 3 - 5 years, do you think it is wise to spend the valuable time to include a cover letter? I know it is no harm to include one, but the time can be spent on applying for more qualify jobs. By the way, I am entry level with 1 year of experience in data analytics.
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are you good at your job?

    Best answer: Yeaaa
    Best answer: Yeaaa
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • If I have a B.S. in Computer Science and accept a job at USPS as a delivery driver, does that not make any sense?

    Best answer: It is best to accept the lower paying job to pay your bills until you secure the higher paying one.
    Best answer: It is best to accept the lower paying job to pay your bills until you secure the higher paying one.
    12 answers · 23 hours ago
  • I've done many no shows for job interviews due to anxiety and low confidence. what is wrong with me?

    i actually got hired 3 jobs the past 5 months, and i left all of them during the middle of work due to emotional discomfort around coworkers and people as well as self negative thoughts
    i actually got hired 3 jobs the past 5 months, and i left all of them during the middle of work due to emotional discomfort around coworkers and people as well as self negative thoughts
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people never mention truck driver as an alternative to college?

    People always say learn a trade, but what about Truck driving? Not all trucking jobs are away from home weeks at a time, many are local home everyday and some can pay in the 50k-60k range from what I have researched. Also, driving is fun as opposed to sitting in an office all day dealing with people. What do you... show more
    People always say learn a trade, but what about Truck driving? Not all trucking jobs are away from home weeks at a time, many are local home everyday and some can pay in the 50k-60k range from what I have researched. Also, driving is fun as opposed to sitting in an office all day dealing with people. What do you think?
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • What would happen if you called someone else’s employer and complained about them?

    Best answer: Unless it was something job related, the employer would not care and would hopefully just hang up on you. --- edit based on your update --- "Danger in real life".....if there is a *real* concern about this putting someone else in danger at work, then it is something that could be discussed nicely with... show more
    Best answer: Unless it was something job related, the employer would not care and would hopefully just hang up on you.

    --- edit based on your update ---

    "Danger in real life".....if there is a *real* concern about this putting someone else in danger at work, then it is something that could be discussed nicely with the employer. That is different than calling and 'complaining' about them. Based on the little information you've given, aside from the 'danger' part (depending on what that really is), then this has nothing to do with you and you should be minding your own business. The employer can judge this person how they feel fit without you.
    9 answers · 22 hours ago
  • What should I do?

    Best answer: Most successful people feel that way from a very early age so it is not surprising that you are aware of this. Don't make the mistake of thinking that Bill Gates or Steve Jobs are your models. These are outliers. In Gates' case it was his father that set him up. He just had to not put his foot on the... show more
    Best answer: Most successful people feel that way from a very early age so it is not surprising that you are aware of this.

    Don't make the mistake of thinking that Bill Gates or Steve Jobs are your models. These are outliers. In Gates' case it was his father that set him up. He just had to not put his foot on the brake at the wrong time. Steve Jobs knew what he wanted to do and started his career at the age of 12. Most people, whether successful or not, do not know at the age of 12 where they are going.

    Think of life as being like a pyramid. You need to have the broadest possible base which is the education you are getting now. As time goes on you will narrow down your options but the broad base should prevent you from being closed out of anything that might be an opportunity.

    An excellent university will fine tune your brain and develop the teamwork and leadership. Actually you should have already started to work those areas. Oxbridge will love that that if you can swing an interview there. It could get you a place at a university that will open any door you want to walk through.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Fired From Kohl's. Thoughts?

    I got fired from being assistant store manager at Kohl's. I could do all the main aspects of the job. It still wasn't good enough. I called HR and asked if I could ever work there again and they said no...not even as a cashier or supervisor. Thoughts? I feel like my life is a failure now;(
    I got fired from being assistant store manager at Kohl's. I could do all the main aspects of the job. It still wasn't good enough. I called HR and asked if I could ever work there again and they said no...not even as a cashier or supervisor. Thoughts? I feel like my life is a failure now;(
    21 answers · 5 days ago
  • Where are the jobs?

    I have a buddy that's been unemployed for 10 years, hasn't been able to find steady work! Bouncing from job to job, only thing he knows is hotel WORK AN that's all he knows what to do! He never got a high school diploma he's got a felony on his record he can't move out of california / all in... show more
    I have a buddy that's been unemployed for 10 years, hasn't been able to find steady work! Bouncing from job to job, only thing he knows is hotel WORK AN that's all he knows what to do! He never got a high school diploma he's got a felony on his record he can't move out of california / all in all he really needs to go back to work before it gets to late!
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • I keep trying to correct my bad habits but it seems like it’s impossible and makes me wanna just give up on life, advice?

    So I want to do better in life and my first goal is to not be late to anything unless something serious happens. I just started this new job and have already been late a few times...so I already feel like I’m not going to be here long so I come to work and cry everyday because I feel like I can’t do something... show more
    So I want to do better in life and my first goal is to not be late to anything unless something serious happens. I just started this new job and have already been late a few times...so I already feel like I’m not going to be here long so I come to work and cry everyday because I feel like I can’t do something that’s so simple to do right! I’ve left at different times to see what would be the best time to leave. I left about 40 minutes today and it’s only 25 minutes away and still didn’t make it on time because the traffic is so bad where I live...I’ve took the toll road but it adds up and I’m not rich to be paying that all the time. I need this job because i wanna get my own place too which is my next goal but if I can’t even keep a job it’ll never happen. It makes me just not wanna be here anymore. I don’t have the strength to kill myself but I wish I did sometimes because I can’t seem to do anything right.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • My manager wants me to hack personal emails?

    i am IT manager working for a hotel chain 5+ years now my manager who is a regional manager wants me to hack personal emails for personal reasons if i say no i loose my job if i do it i dont feel good about it . i dont know what should i do i am feeling so much depressed and its causing me problems concentrating on... show more
    i am IT manager working for a hotel chain 5+ years now my manager who is a regional manager wants me to hack personal emails for personal reasons if i say no i loose my job if i do it i dont feel good about it . i dont know what should i do i am feeling so much depressed and its causing me problems concentrating on work .. should i just resign ?? 5 year worked there cant just leave in a day ?
    16 answers · 5 days ago
  • I want to become an airline pilot or maybe a flight engineer but my father wants me to become a doctor. What should I do?

    I know he's doing a lot for me by helping me in each and every step of my studies. Even other people have started to notice that he's doing a lot for his son. So I can't just say NO and break his heart or something... I just feel like becoming a flight engineer or pilot (I want to be in the aviation... show more
    I know he's doing a lot for me by helping me in each and every step of my studies. Even other people have started to notice that he's doing a lot for his son. So I can't just say NO and break his heart or something... I just feel like becoming a flight engineer or pilot (I want to be in the aviation sector) but on the other hand, there's my father, who wants me to become a doctor. Whenever I see planes flying above me, I check the Flightradar24 app on my phone. I'm like completely crazy for airplanes. But he wants me to handle syringes instead of that throttle...
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Struggling to get a job and very depressed, need ideas and reassurance :-(?

    Hi, I'm 30 years old and have only had one proper full time job which lasted for 10 years. I think this is holding me back alot in not finding a new job. I've applied to loads of jobs only to be offered ONE interview and most employers don't have any decency to even reply and it's really starting... show more
    Hi, I'm 30 years old and have only had one proper full time job which lasted for 10 years. I think this is holding me back alot in not finding a new job. I've applied to loads of jobs only to be offered ONE interview and most employers don't have any decency to even reply and it's really starting to eat away at me. Also is it a good idea to let employers know I'm willing to work for minimum wage? It's still much better than benefits..
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do people who work seasonal jobs such as landscaping get by?

    Say you work in landscaping, and only work when it's not raining. That could be as a little as once every 2 weeks. You cant go on unemployment as your still employed, and you cant get another job if you want to keep that one.
    Say you work in landscaping, and only work when it's not raining. That could be as a little as once every 2 weeks. You cant go on unemployment as your still employed, and you cant get another job if you want to keep that one.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Job interview?

    I have a job interview and have a planned vacation six months from now. Do I tell them I have the planned vacation during the interview or when I get the job?
    I have a job interview and have a planned vacation six months from now. Do I tell them I have the planned vacation during the interview or when I get the job?
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Did I Ruin Her Life?

    I fired a young college grad from a position after 6 months. The problem was that she cried a lot and she made a lot of mistakes. A few days after I fired her (today), she texted me, "Lost my 9 days of paid vacation. Lost my health insurance. And HR told me that I can't ever work for this company again,... show more
    I fired a young college grad from a position after 6 months. The problem was that she cried a lot and she made a lot of mistakes. A few days after I fired her (today), she texted me, "Lost my 9 days of paid vacation. Lost my health insurance. And HR told me that I can't ever work for this company again, not even as a cashier. Did I really deserve this?" How should I respond?
    23 answers · 5 days ago