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Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Hang in there. THE job is out there, you just have to find each other.
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So its the end of the week and I'm still in limbo. The work itself isn't bad, but the deadlines are the monster under the bed. I try to work faster but quality is compromised. I work more carefully and quantity is compromised. I'm new to this and they have unrealistic expectations. The boss critiqued my writing, which is fine. But I feel like she expected me to write like her or everyone else right off the bat. I was given no examples. (I know I'm not making a good case about my righting with this post- I'm tired and its late)

I guess I also had unrealistic expectations. I thought I could handle the hours, the deadline and the workload. Even though this wasn't in the job posting, I should have waited before I told them "yes o can handle it no problem!" My pride wrote a check my a$$ can't cash.

I also was expecting a non profit environment to be much more pleasant and relaxed. I thought I wouldn't just be a face in the crowd. But here, everyone is so isolated. Hours go by without anyone talking. Everyone is glued to their screens. Considering the brutal deadlines, that's to be expected. Every moment is accounted for. People don't even take breaks. They eat at their desks while they work. I expected this in corporate, but not in non profit.
I can't even think straight. I'm at the train station listening to annoyingness all around me. I almost snapped on a lady as I was getting odf the bus because she was in my way. I want to give this annoying boy singing Christmas carols two chops to the throat. Im highly irritated.

They didn't offer me a position but they asked me to trial for another week. I don't want to really do that. I wanna know if they want to hire me or not right the fluck now. But even if I was offerred a job, I don't know if I would take it. But I also need a job and income.

Oh, and they didnt pay me today. I felt weird wanting to ask and I probably wouldn't have gotten a clear answer anyway, so I saved myself the trouble.

I want to go to grad school to escape the black hole that is thw workforce. I can't afford to do stuff though. I want to be a dr but the expense of post baccs are deterring me. I simply cannot. I got too many loans already. And the time med school will take... I was actually enrolled but had to withdraw because none of the scholarships i applied for came thru. I've been considering pursuing something more creative yet still academic, like film or visual anthropology. But idk. I just want to do something I enjoy and make good money. But idk what that is.

I've been looking up random old high school classmates of mine and some are doing amazing things. One is a rapper signed to a popular label, others have companies. I'm still struggling trying to find a way and doing nothing.

I've loathed enough for the day.

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I also was expecting a non profit environment to be much more pleasant and relaxed. I thought I wouldn't just be a face in the crowd. But here, everyone is so isolated. Hours go by without anyone talking. Everyone is glued to their screens. Considering the brutal deadlines, that's to be expected. Every moment is accounted for. People don't even take breaks. They eat at their desks while they work. I expected this in corporate, but not in non profit.
Originally Posted by CocoT
I work at a non-profit, and it's busy non-stop with constant deadlines. It's definitely gotten more intense the longer I've been here and the higher-ups are definitely buckling down on everyone, making sure that each month our organization is keeping to our budget and making our financial targets (we're a hybrid--we get public contributions & city/gov't funding but we also generate earned revenue through our services, products, venue rentals, etc). Many folks here also eat at theirs desks since it is so busy. However, people here are rather very friendly--not much coldness or isolation.

I can't even think straight. I'm at the train station listening to annoyingness all around me. I almost snapped on a lady as I was getting odf the bus because she was in my way. I want to give this annoying boy singing Christmas carols two chops to the throat. Im highly irritated.
That is certainly me on some days. I work in Boston, but live out of state and take the train each day. On some days, I'm just so tired and have no patience for foolishness or slow moving people. It's the worst on the busride home--loud people, hyper children, etc, etc. So I can definitely relate on wanting to snap at people.
CocoT - nonprofits are usually more laid back than corporations but they are fast-paced depending on your position within them. The most demanding job I ever had was being an event planner with a nonprofit. I was mentally drained. However everyone was super friendly although we all were on deadline everyday.

If you can pass on this job then do so. You won't like it. Also because you weren't paid when you were told you would be means that the org may not pay on time. Ask for your money. You earned it. Your boss sounds shady.
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I'm really in a pickle because I really need the money, but at the current rate they are paying me and the amount of time and work I am putting in for the work I'm doing, it is harder for me to want to take this job. I'm making minimum wage. Since they haven't offered me the position, they have me on puppet strings. They didn't even talk salary with me.

I was talking to one of the other newer employees who's in the same boat as me and she feels the same way.

I'm likely going to give it another week and after that, I need them to make me a formal offer. We need to talk salary and benefits, and I'm gonna weigh the pros and cons. I'd like it done on Friday before I work the whole day. Because that's what they did to me yesterday and I didn't like that. I missed two trains and several buses because they were in meetings or weren't there all day. Also, I will not be working till 7 or 8. Especially at the rate they are paying me.

Later today I'm gonna send out my resume some more. I haven't done so in a little while.

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CocoT - I can't remember if I asked you this already, but are you involved in a professional org? That would help get you into the circles of the right people. Volunteer if you can, even if you're working a crappy job.
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CocoT - I can't remember if I asked you this already, but are you involved in a professional org? That would help get you into the circles of the right people. Volunteer if you can, even if you're working a crappy job.
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
I was a member of the American anthropological association but I haven't renewed my membership. Is that what you mean? If so that's not a bad idea.

I think I'm gonna pass on this job. Life is too short. Too many red flags and things I don't like about this place right off the bat. I have things I want to do and this job would get in the way. I'm still thinking about it but that's how I feel right now.

It's a shame because I really like the mission of the organization and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me.

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Yes that was what I meant. Those groups open a lot of doors if you're actively involved, especially when you're starting out.

Do you need to have a master's degree in order to find work in anthropology?
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Yes that was what I meant. Those groups open a lot of doors if you're actively involved, especially when you're starting out.

Do you need to have a master's degree in order to find work in anthropology?
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
The most common trajectories for people in the field are to work in museums or teach. To do either of those things require master's or doctorate degrees. Anthropoligists can do anything though. From working in healthcare, government, politics, policy, business, public relations, environment, or creative fields. Do I want to work "in" anthropology? Not necessarily. I will always have an anthropological perspective in anything I do though.

I have probably made things harder for myself, getting a degree in something so interdisciplinary and not widely understood or appreciated. But I don't regret it.



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I think I'm gonna pass on this job. Life is too short. Too many red flags and things I don't like about this place right off the bat. I have things I want to do and this job would get in the way. I'm still thinking about it but that's how I feel right now.

It's a shame because I really like the mission of the organization and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me.

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Originally Posted by CocoT
I had something really similar happen to me once. It was also a trial, for a job at a nonprofit. I thought it would be perfect, because it was 3 days a week, so I could do my freelance work as well, but not have to worry about income as much. And the cause was something I have always felt passionately about.

But the boss, she was nuts. So many issues with her. I remember she had a bumper sticker taped to her office door that said, "Mean people are people too." That pretty much summed it up.

I did not take the job. But not before she announced in a multi-department meeting that I WAS taking the job. This was before I had accepted it, or given any kind of indication I was going to accept it.

I wound up having to leave California because of not taking that job. It was sort of the last straw. But that's how strongly I felt I would be miserable working there.
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So its the end of the week and I'm still in limbo. The work itself isn't bad, but the deadlines are the monster under the bed. I try to work faster but quality is compromised. I work more carefully and quantity is compromised. I'm new to this and they have unrealistic expectations. The boss critiqued my writing, which is fine. But I feel like she expected me to write like her or everyone else right off the bat. I was given no examples. (I know I'm not making a good case about my righting with this post- I'm tired and its late)

I guess I also had unrealistic expectations. I thought I could handle the hours, the deadline and the workload. Even though this wasn't in the job posting, I should have waited before I told them "yes o can handle it no problem!" My pride wrote a check my a$$ can't cash.

I also was expecting a non profit environment to be much more pleasant and relaxed. I thought I wouldn't just be a face in the crowd. But here, everyone is so isolated. Hours go by without anyone talking. Everyone is glued to their screens. Considering the brutal deadlines, that's to be expected. Every moment is accounted for. People don't even take breaks. They eat at their desks while they work. I expected this in corporate, but not in non profit.
I can't even think straight. I'm at the train station listening to annoyingness all around me. I almost snapped on a lady as I was getting odf the bus because she was in my way. I want to give this annoying boy singing Christmas carols two chops to the throat. Im highly irritated.

They didn't offer me a position but they asked me to trial for another week. I don't want to really do that. I wanna know if they want to hire me or not right the fluck now. But even if I was offerred a job, I don't know if I would take it. But I also need a job and income.

Oh, and they didnt pay me today. I felt weird wanting to ask and I probably wouldn't have gotten a clear answer anyway, so I saved myself the trouble.

I want to go to grad school to escape the black hole that is thw workforce. I can't afford to do stuff though. I want to be a dr but the expense of post baccs are deterring me. I simply cannot. I got too many loans already. And the time med school will take... I was actually enrolled but had to withdraw because none of the scholarships i applied for came thru. I've been considering pursuing something more creative yet still academic, like film or visual anthropology. But idk. I just want to do something I enjoy and make good money. But idk what that is.

I've been looking up random old high school classmates of mine and some are doing amazing things. One is a rapper signed to a popular label, others have companies. I'm still struggling trying to find a way and doing nothing.

I've loathed enough for the day.

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Originally Posted by CocoT
It's SO EASY to make your life sound fabulous online. Don't let it get to you.
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I applied to another gazillion jobs today. Still waiting to hear back from a few.

If somebody isn't on my resume, the odds are super small anybody will find-out I worked there and check them out as a reference right? I'm being neurotic, but that last office I worked at last year, that I was there for a mere 2 months...I don't quite trust them. I thought they were shady from day 1, especially after talking to the guys that had the job before me. I didn't put it on my resume, and if you google my name and their company, nothing comes-up, so it's okay that I left it off and nobody needs to know, right?

Just covering all my bases.

I really would just love a nice, quiet receptionist job right about now.

I'm having my moments. My hours keep getting cut, and I'm so broke. I just want something steady so I can get outta here.
Good luck CIBC! I hope this is a good week for you.

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My dad just got the news he will be getting laid off soon. i'm about 95% sure i will give up the dream of going to vet school and work on a masters that my current job will pay for. the program i'm looking at is only a year, but with me working will probably be 2 years. i need to get a better paying job asap and i only see that happening if i take an exam in sept and get work on a master's. sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
My dad just got the news he will be getting laid off soon. i'm about 95% sure i will give up the dream of going to vet school and work on a masters that my current job will pay for. the program i'm looking at is only a year, but with me working will probably be 2 years. i need to get a better paying job asap and i only see that happening if i take an exam in sept and get work on a master's. sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
Originally Posted by thelio
I'm so sorry to hear that about your dad.

And can you still work in the veterinary field without doing the vet degree?

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CIBC - there is no need to list a job you only worked for at two months, unless it was an internship. Also, you only need to list jobs relevant to the position. I'd also put non relevant jobs you worked at a long time to fill in any gaps. The same with volunteer work.
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My dad just got the news he will be getting laid off soon. i'm about 95% sure i will give up the dream of going to vet school and work on a masters that my current job will pay for. the program i'm looking at is only a year, but with me working will probably be 2 years. i need to get a better paying job asap and i only see that happening if i take an exam in sept and get work on a master's. sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
Originally Posted by thelio
I'm so sorry to hear that about your dad.

And can you still work in the veterinary field without doing the vet degree?

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Originally Posted by CocoT
thanks. if he doenst find something else i dont know what we are going to do. unemployement may not cover everything.

i wont be doing what i truly wanted to do, but i think that if as long as i'm working with animals in some capacity and still in the science field i would be happy. i volunteer with the humane society when i can and its awesome. i think if i just had more time to do that i could get along ok.
My daughter has an interview with a Ver Bradley store this week. We need for her to get this job. The CNA thing is taking too long.

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My daughter has an interview with a Ver Bradley store this week. We need for her to get this job. The CNA thing is taking too long.
Originally Posted by juanab
my cousin is a CNA. she did a 6 week program. she got a job through an agency. the money isnt great but once she gets more experience she should be able to get paid more and more hours. good luck to your daughter.
My daughter has an interview with a Ver Bradley store this week. We need for her to get this job. The CNA thing is taking too long.
Originally Posted by juanab
my cousin is a CNA. she did a 6 week program. she got a job through an agency. the money isnt great but once she gets more experience she should be able to get paid more and more hours. good luck to your daughter.
Originally Posted by thelio
Thelio, my daughter has received the training, she is now waiting on the background check which has to go through the FBI before she can sit for the exam. Six weeks and counting. They are backlogged no doubt to the obsessive amount of background check request for guns.

For her self esteem, she needs a job, For her mental health, she needs a job, and quite frankly the money is needed too.

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