• How does one survive on $2,000/month in Los Angeles, CA?

    I already looked at 500 different careers. There aren't any that pay well enough to live on except in computers, healthcare or perhaps a vocational trade. A friend suggested I can move into someone's garage for $500/month. Would that be possible? Advice Please
    I already looked at 500 different careers. There aren't any that pay well enough to live on except in computers, healthcare or perhaps a vocational trade. A friend suggested I can move into someone's garage for $500/month. Would that be possible? Advice Please
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 9 hours ago
  • Am I being taken advantage of at work?

    I started this job roughly 7 months ago. During the interview process I was told that if I took the job I would be promoted when the next spot opens up. I agreed to take the position under those terms. In my job description, I was given two jobs that I would need to do. I exceeded their expectations. A few months... show more
    I started this job roughly 7 months ago. During the interview process I was told that if I took the job I would be promoted when the next spot opens up. I agreed to take the position under those terms. In my job description, I was given two jobs that I would need to do. I exceeded their expectations. A few months pass and my General Manager has mentioned that he has plans for me. He tells me he wants to put me in one of two potential positions on multiple occassions. One position is the one I asked for in the intervew, and I told him that's what I wanted. He once again agreed to have me fill the spot when it is open. I'm ecstatic and optomistic about this and continue to put in hard work and extra hours to prove my dedication to this company. Last month he hired another person who recieved the position that I wanted. He moved my desk and gave it to a seasoned employee. He said he needs me where I am at now. I explained that if this was his plan, I would have not taken the job in the first place. I feel as if I have become irreppacable in my position to this company. Not only have I exceeded the expectations that were originally given to me I took on an additional 10 different roles within the company. I took a significant amount of weight off of management's shoulders in order to prove my worth as an employee. Now I'm at a crossroads.. Should I ask for a raise? Should I throw in the towel? Give me your best advice.. Thank you, Anonymous frustrated employee.
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 17 hours ago
  • Is there a number that I can put in place of my social security number when it is required in a job application?

    I m filling out a job application online and entering your SSN is required but I don t feel comfortable doing so.
    I m filling out a job application online and entering your SSN is required but I don t feel comfortable doing so.
    17 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Quitting a part-time job that I've been at for a week?

    Started working at Starbucks last week. Hate the job. My manager is scheduling me for many more hours than I said I would like to be scheduled for, as well as scheduling me outside of my listed availability hours. She also isn't super cool with changing around the schedule or reducing my hours. I don't... show more
    Started working at Starbucks last week. Hate the job. My manager is scheduling me for many more hours than I said I would like to be scheduled for, as well as scheduling me outside of my listed availability hours. She also isn't super cool with changing around the schedule or reducing my hours. I don't need this job, so not having it won't be a problem. I would just feel like an *** if I quit this soon. How would you go about this?
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • How can i rebuild my self esteem after a bad experience?

    I recently had my first interview and it went very bad. The interviewer was being rude and disrespectful. I was being ridicule and i feel worthless and stupid after the interview. I began doubting myself and being very very scared to attend other interview or even being in a professional environment. I don t like... show more
    I recently had my first interview and it went very bad. The interviewer was being rude and disrespectful. I was being ridicule and i feel worthless and stupid after the interview. I began doubting myself and being very very scared to attend other interview or even being in a professional environment. I don t like being like this. Can anyone please help?
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • I got caught looking at beastiality at work, is it likely that I will be fired?

    I forgot to power down my screen and one of my co workers saw my screen and told my boss. He suspended me pending investigation, and search of the computer. I don’t do this often, usually it’s on my phone but it was dead at the moment. How can I prevent myself from getting fired, this really isn’t a big deal yet... show more
    I forgot to power down my screen and one of my co workers saw my screen and told my boss. He suspended me pending investigation, and search of the computer. I don’t do this often, usually it’s on my phone but it was dead at the moment. How can I prevent myself from getting fired, this really isn’t a big deal yet they’re making one out of it. Any advice?
    15 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Why did my boss let me go earlier than expected?

    I was working as a temp and I was originally told that I’d be let go this Friday due to tax season being over. During our huddle I had it made up in my mind that I’d keep my headphones on when my boss spoke. She asked me to join the huddle and I unenthusiasticly said sure. She laughed. They had food day today... show more
    I was working as a temp and I was originally told that I’d be let go this Friday due to tax season being over. During our huddle I had it made up in my mind that I’d keep my headphones on when my boss spoke. She asked me to join the huddle and I unenthusiasticly said sure. She laughed. They had food day today and I brought my own food and didn’t eat what they had. I then told her that she might be getting a call from a place I applied to and interviewed with and made sure it was ok I used her as a reference. She said thanks for heads up and that’s fine. I was notified later in the day that she didn’t want me to come back tomorrow but I would still get paid until Friday. Why would she do this? I’m thinking she thought it was a waste of time for both of us.
    10 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 20 hours ago
  • Should I accept a 5:30-10pm 6 month temp job?

    If I may start a full time job that would occasionally make me 10 or 20 minutes late? What if I may sometimes be a little bit late? The temp job is as a test grader.
    If I may start a full time job that would occasionally make me 10 or 20 minutes late? What if I may sometimes be a little bit late? The temp job is as a test grader.
    16 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 days ago
  • Can you transfer internally to HR?

    Is it possible for an employee to transfer from one department of a business into the HR department? I am asking because I am a college student that will be graduating in a year. I am interested in pursuing a career in HR but I heard that because I already work for the company in another department, there would be... show more
    Is it possible for an employee to transfer from one department of a business into the HR department? I am asking because I am a college student that will be graduating in a year. I am interested in pursuing a career in HR but I heard that because I already work for the company in another department, there would be ethical concerns if I sought out a position in the HR department because of the connections and relationships I've established with other staff. This sounds logical, but can anyone confirm this type of scenario? Thanks!
    8 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 hours ago
  • Aren't parents supposed to talk about career-options with family?

    Best answer: Well, maybe they didn't have good ideas for you, and yes, he is correct to tell you to see a career counselor. They can be very helpful. You are old enough to educate yourself about budgets and life-choices. Suze Orman has some good thoughts regarding finances, so maybe read up a bit with her or watch her tv... show more
    Best answer: Well, maybe they didn't have good ideas for you, and yes, he is correct to tell you to see a career counselor. They can be very helpful. You are old enough to educate yourself about budgets and life-choices. Suze Orman has some good thoughts regarding finances, so maybe read up a bit with her or watch her tv show. You will find that parents do not and never did know everything. Getting out of California is probably not a bad idea to start. It is too expensive. Do some research to find where you might want to live and work. Hint: the southeast is pretty much the least expensive. Go where you have a fighting chance and won't have to struggle so much.
    9 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 17 hours ago
  • New Mom part-time jobs?

    My baby just turned 1. Im ready to leave this house/kitchen lol. I need ideas for where to hand out resumes, I will not hand in to any fastfood restaurants or cashier jobs. I have school under my belt just not for what I want.. so I am basically starting fresh and need enough income to support baby :) ....ideas... show more
    My baby just turned 1. Im ready to leave this house/kitchen lol. I need ideas for where to hand out resumes, I will not hand in to any fastfood restaurants or cashier jobs. I have school under my belt just not for what I want.. so I am basically starting fresh and need enough income to support baby :) ....ideas anddddd gooo! Im bubbly, energetic, athletic, I am very good/smart with hands on but I am not a bookworm. Im your farm girl hey
    8 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 6 hours ago
  • I have my 1-year evaluation in 6 days, do you have any tips or advice?

    I'm currently making $10 an hour and I've done very well over the past year, I'm in school to further my education & get a vet tech license, & I'd really like to get a .50 to .75 cent raise at least. What's the best way to ask for that, or should I not? How do I word it? Thanks!
    I'm currently making $10 an hour and I've done very well over the past year, I'm in school to further my education & get a vet tech license, & I'd really like to get a .50 to .75 cent raise at least. What's the best way to ask for that, or should I not? How do I word it? Thanks!
    6 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • Would you take this job?

    I got a job offer to help this guy run his hot dog cart. Basically I’m alone but I get paid 40 percent of the profit I make on it. Is this a good deal?
    I got a job offer to help this guy run his hot dog cart. Basically I’m alone but I get paid 40 percent of the profit I make on it. Is this a good deal?
    21 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 days ago
  • Why do people in this section look down on college students who don't have part-time jobs?

    Are they saying that if a 19 year old picks up a job at McDonald's, the basic employment history is more valuable than the degree itself?
    Are they saying that if a 19 year old picks up a job at McDonald's, the basic employment history is more valuable than the degree itself?
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Warehouse employer wouldn’t even interview me due to what I was wearing?

    Why would my choice of attire matter so much for this type of position? I applied for a job in my area where I would be assembling gym equipment in some warehouse. Even though I’m only 19, i have had several years of experience putting together fitness equipment as my father owns his own business and does pretty... show more
    Why would my choice of attire matter so much for this type of position? I applied for a job in my area where I would be assembling gym equipment in some warehouse. Even though I’m only 19, i have had several years of experience putting together fitness equipment as my father owns his own business and does pretty much the same thing. Even the lady that set up the interview over the phone told me that my resume was good and that I qualify very well for the job. She even mentioned that she rarely ever finds people with such qualifications and she was very eager to set up the interview as soon as possible. They wouldn’t even need to train me if they hired me. I tried to dress casual as I believed I would look ridiculous if I dressed up like I was going to church for a warehouse job. But as soon as I walked in the manager criticized me for wearing a plain white t-shirt, and sneakers; something that I would typically wear for this job. He then told me he wasn’t interested anymore and refused to even jnterview me. Why would he rather hire some phaggot that doesn’t even know what he’s doing just because he shows up to a blue collar job in a suit and tie over someone like me who has years of experience and would do a good job? Do you believe what he did was right or was he just being overbearing? This was in fact my first interview so I might just be ignorant.
    61 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 7 days ago
  • What's wrong with being a manager of an ice-cream store?

    Best answer: My $0.02 Its not the ice cream or the flowers that are the issue, its the fact that its retail. Retail industry is a poor career choice. You generally work long hours for low pay. Most retail establishments have very thin profit margins so they are very sensitive to their labor cost and as a result its difficult... show more
    Best answer: My $0.02

    Its not the ice cream or the flowers that are the issue, its the fact that its retail.

    Retail industry is a poor career choice. You generally work long hours for low pay. Most retail establishments have very thin profit margins so they are very sensitive to their labor cost and as a result its difficult to ever reach a point where you make more than entry level wages.

    Some people fall into the trap of thinking they can make it if they get into management - but managers are often placed on salary, and then since all hours over 40 are unpaid, they're expected to work long hours and they end up working 50-60 hours per week at wages that end up being less than $15/ hour altogether.

    Sometimes you can do okay if you become the manager of a larger store or become a regional manager at a chain store where you oversee multiple stores within an area. But that will REQUIRE a college degree in a relevant field such as business management. No amount of experience would ever get you promoted to that position.
    17 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 days ago
  • I'm a rookie Cashier. Need some advise?

    Best answer: I think you should always ask for ID if some one id buying those things, doesn't matter how old they are or how old they seam to be. If any one is under age then don't let them buy it, it's your store policy. If they get upset then call a manager. Don't let them or the job intimidate you. Just be... show more
    Best answer: I think you should always ask for ID if some one id buying those things, doesn't matter how old they are or how old they seam to be. If any one is under age then don't let them buy it, it's your store policy. If they get upset then call a manager.
    Don't let them or the job intimidate you. Just be polite, have a good attitude, greet your customers and smile.
    Being a cashier is easier then it looks. Over time you will get into a routine and it won't seam like a big deal any more.
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 16 hours ago