• Is it Embarrassing For Your Kid to Be Working in Retail After College?

    My daughter studied marketing/fashion in college. I wanted her to become a lawyer, doctor, PR person, actress, SOMETHING.... Instead she ended up as an assistant department store manager. Is that bad? It's retail. Should I be embarrassed? Other moms are like...my sons in law school, medical school, and... show more
    My daughter studied marketing/fashion in college. I wanted her to become a lawyer, doctor, PR person, actress, SOMETHING.... Instead she ended up as an assistant department store manager. Is that bad? It's retail. Should I be embarrassed? Other moms are like...my sons in law school, medical school, and i'm like, my daughter works at K O H L S.....
    26 answers · 3 days ago
  • Asking an employer to reschedule pre-employment exam?

    I am schedule to have an pre-employment physical and drug test tomorrow, but I'm coming down with a cold and I afraid that it might get worse tomorrow since I can't take any medication as I'm afraid that this may lead to any false positive on my result. I really want this job so I don't really want... show more
    I am schedule to have an pre-employment physical and drug test tomorrow, but I'm coming down with a cold and I afraid that it might get worse tomorrow since I can't take any medication as I'm afraid that this may lead to any false positive on my result. I really want this job so I don't really want to leave a bad impression with the employer. If my symptom get worse and I have to reschedule it, would that reflect negatively on me? I don't want my employer thinking that I am faking for any reason.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why people graduate university working minimum wage job?

    Ok so my cousin is depressed that the job market is hard to find he graduate with a bachelor degree and he can't fond a good job ,his working minimum wage but why?
    Ok so my cousin is depressed that the job market is hard to find he graduate with a bachelor degree and he can't fond a good job ,his working minimum wage but why?
    20 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is this considered bullying? What’s the next step?

    I work in a very small tense office, with 5 other women. One of the other women has been micromanaging, bossing me around, telling me what to do, I find her quite patronising. One day, I got really upset- my manager didn’t really do much, sent me on my way to the doctors, I got put on antidepressants and referred... show more
    I work in a very small tense office, with 5 other women. One of the other women has been micromanaging, bossing me around, telling me what to do, I find her quite patronising. One day, I got really upset- my manager didn’t really do much, sent me on my way to the doctors, I got put on antidepressants and referred to occupational health and that was the end of it. Anyway, I get on well with another girl in the office and we are quite chatty about our feelings towards her. Whenever she walks out of the room, we talk about how tense we are feeling as her mood always changes or how snappy she is being.... a lot of the time it’s how the atmosphere is shocking. Yesterday, the girl over heard us? I said ‘have I done something wrong?’ And my colleague said ‘no, not at all... maybe she’s hormonal don’t take it personally’ and I said ‘well I feel like I have bexause yesterday when my doctors were calling me she was telling me to pick up the phone and I said I couldnt’ my colleague then said ‘well it’s ok for her to wait for a dog kennel... don’t worry about it’ She ran to management and HR quoting everything we have said, so we were pulled in for a meeting. I don’t think this is quite fair, I have raised my feelings before and got put on medication and management didn’t raise it further. But as soon as she runs, we get pulled in formally. I’d like opinions!
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why is there no grace period?

    Best answer: Of course it's legal. They are paying you to be on the job and if you want the job you get there when they tell you to. Grow up.
    Best answer: Of course it's legal. They are paying you to be on the job and if you want the job you get there when they tell you to. Grow up.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you think it's wrong to say this?

    During a conversation we were talking about Africans and a coworker said "I don't like dealing with Africans because they're poor and I don't like how they speak." This isn't the first time either. My other co-worker wants to make a complaint and wants to involve me. What should I do?
    During a conversation we were talking about Africans and a coworker said "I don't like dealing with Africans because they're poor and I don't like how they speak." This isn't the first time either. My other co-worker wants to make a complaint and wants to involve me. What should I do?
    18 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do so many job applications want your social security number? Is there any way to bypass this when filling out an online application?

    I’ve never had a job before and my parents are greatly demanding that I get one. But my dad explicitly told me that he does not want me giving them my SSN on the applications. I’ve been looking for jobs on indeed.com, but the listings don’t indicate out front whether or not an application requires your SSN, so I’ve... show more
    I’ve never had a job before and my parents are greatly demanding that I get one. But my dad explicitly told me that he does not want me giving them my SSN on the applications. I’ve been looking for jobs on indeed.com, but the listings don’t indicate out front whether or not an application requires your SSN, so I’ve filled out quite a few, only to end up having to hit cancel and wasting my time. I’ve found one job I would really like to apply for, but it requires a SSN. Is there any way I can bypass this on the online application?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • What should I do if a previous employer doesn’t want to give a reference for a new job?

    Best answer: Honestly, in most (larger) corporations, company policies dictate that they can't say anything about you either way. (because they can be sued) In fact, the only thing they can do, is answer "Would you hire him/her again?
    Best answer: Honestly, in most (larger) corporations, company policies dictate that they can't say anything about you either way. (because they can be sued) In fact, the only thing they can do, is answer "Would you hire him/her again?
    10 answers · 22 hours ago
  • What is the best way to quit a job that you greatly despise?

    I have worked at this particular fast food restaurant for a total of 2 years ever since I turned 16. Initially, I didn’t mind the work environment since it was a job but throughout time everything had gottten worse. I’ve been working my *** off of minimum wage without any sort of compensation! Every day had only... show more
    I have worked at this particular fast food restaurant for a total of 2 years ever since I turned 16. Initially, I didn’t mind the work environment since it was a job but throughout time everything had gottten worse. I’ve been working my *** off of minimum wage without any sort of compensation! Every day had only seemed to get worse and worse, especially, with the new manager. He is a total piece of **** for numerous of reasons but mainly because he always talks **** behind me and my coworker, he has favorites and allows them to call in whenever, and because he is always on my coworkers’ and my *** most of the time. As previously stated, there is more but I’m trying to minimize them. Even before we got off the wrong foot, I had told him why I hated the job and explained to him what I would like to change and he’s made false promises continuously. I don’t expect to receive anything from him or the store but to only seek for the best possible and legal way to get revenge on him for making my last couple of months hell. I am not worried about making him as a reference for my next job because my coworker is a supervisor and he understands and has made work slightly less stressful. I plan to quit by the end of the month and haven’t given my two weeks notice not do I plan to do so.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I threaten to quit to get a raise?

    I’ve been with this employer for 5+ years- it’s retail and my store has a high turnover rate so that means I’ve literall been there longer than any manager. Long story short, during my annual review I was told my management and my corporate supervisor that I would be getting a big raise effective on a certain date.... show more
    I’ve been with this employer for 5+ years- it’s retail and my store has a high turnover rate so that means I’ve literall been there longer than any manager. Long story short, during my annual review I was told my management and my corporate supervisor that I would be getting a big raise effective on a certain date. A month after that date had passed I found out I was not getting paid was I was promised- I asked them about it only to find out that it wasn’t approved by corporate HR and no one bothered to inform me about it. They said it wasn’t approved because store management felt I needed to improve on my communication skills, but when I asked them what specifically I neeeded to improve on they had no idea what I was talking about and said that they never said that. HR still won’t give me the raise I was promised so I’m wondering if threatening to leave will help or not- me leaving will definitely hurt the company (this year alone I’ve already saved them over $200,000 while I only get paid about $32,000- they also constantly have employees from other stores call me so I can train them). My threat would be real- I can go do the same job at any other retailer and get paid significantly more than I do there- I am positive I would get hired if I applied based on my experience. I would prefer to stay with my current employer, but I want what I was promised to me. Should I threaten to leave or not?
    8 answers · 8 hours ago
  • I missed my first day of work yesterday because I unfortunately had diarrhoea. What will happen?

    I rang in and she said “it’s not really good missing your first day of work” and I apologised and said I know. She said I’ll have to speak to the manager when I’m next in, which is tomorrow. But what will happen? Surely I can’t be in trouble, it’s a misfortunate thing that happened at a bad time out of my control,... show more
    I rang in and she said “it’s not really good missing your first day of work” and I apologised and said I know. She said I’ll have to speak to the manager when I’m next in, which is tomorrow. But what will happen? Surely I can’t be in trouble, it’s a misfortunate thing that happened at a bad time out of my control, that can happen to anyone at any time. I didn’t ask to get diarrhoea, especially on such an inconvenient day!! I don’t want to be in their bad books for something I couldn’t help. I feel annoyed at myself because it’s just my luck.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the worst question you've been asked during an interview?

    Best answer: I would have asked, "what do you mean, do you mean functions?" because I can put any old equations I want into excel, and I do it all the time. As to functions, well, mostly I use number-character functions and stat functions. Data type conversions and things of that nature to make it so I can look at a... show more
    Best answer: I would have asked, "what do you mean, do you mean functions?" because I can put any old equations I want into excel, and I do it all the time. As to functions, well, mostly I use number-character functions and stat functions. Data type conversions and things of that nature to make it so I can look at a large amount of data and see if there is anything useful that they reveal.

    How does one answer such questions? With what you know to the extent you can. It is a "tell me about yourself" type of question in a way. A way to get you to talk and show if you are full of it or have some substance behind what you are claiming.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do people at work resent me because I don’t care about my job?

    Best answer: Well, when you show up late or call off, they have to pick up the slack.

    Additionally, something experienced first hand...they resent you. They know that you will quit when you graduate and get a better job than they might ever have in their lives...which they resent.

    Just deal with it...
    Best answer: Well, when you show up late or call off, they have to pick up the slack.

    Additionally, something experienced first hand...they resent you. They know that you will quit when you graduate and get a better job than they might ever have in their lives...which they resent.

    Just deal with it...
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Upset that friend got fired?

    I’m really upset that a good coworker of mine got fired. She got fired for using profanity. She said “I’m tired of weak a** ni99as”. While we had our meeting. So our manager fired her while we were on lunch which I think was petty. I feel like we are grown. So what if she cussed and it’s not like she was lying. A... show more
    I’m really upset that a good coworker of mine got fired. She got fired for using profanity. She said “I’m tired of weak a** ni99as”. While we had our meeting. So our manager fired her while we were on lunch which I think was petty. I feel like we are grown. So what if she cussed and it’s not like she was lying. A lot of people are lazy and she’s been telling our supervisor about it and he has done nothing. I just miss her. I still see her sometimes but it’s not the same. She was funny and a good worker. there are a lot of other workers that cuss loudly and it’s not like she did it in front of customers and she even apologized for it but she still fired her and a lot of us don’t like that. Do you think she deserve to get fired? any way she can come back maybe?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • What to do about a manager that hates you?

    She's hated me since day 1. Fabricates mistakes or over exaggerates e.g she reported me for doing an assignment wrong, but I have documentation that I was not even assigned for that assignment. Highlights minor mistakes such as missing a full stop on a letter and will email me and co-workers humiliating me.... show more
    She's hated me since day 1. Fabricates mistakes or over exaggerates e.g she reported me for doing an assignment wrong, but I have documentation that I was not even assigned for that assignment. Highlights minor mistakes such as missing a full stop on a letter and will email me and co-workers humiliating me. "YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MISSED A FULL STOP." Yes, she wrote in CAPS. She talks about me behind my back. Told a colleague that I'm not good enough. She favors those of her race and calls them efficient even though they spend time on phones and the internet. My file is full of false write-ups. My boss turns a deaf ear. I'm not a quitter. What should I do?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • My job is basically forcing me to quit and idk what to do.. please help ..?!?

    Best answer: Look for another job. That's not enough hours to have you stay in that job.
    Best answer: Look for another job. That's not enough hours to have you stay in that job.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • A position, that I worked to show it should a full-time role, was given to someone else. Is there anything that I can do?

    One if my job duties was moved to a full time position. It had never been full-time before, but I worked hard to show that it was a full time position. I have work that role for 8 months. Received an award for the work, was told I was fantastic. I applied for the new post and it was given to someone else.
    One if my job duties was moved to a full time position. It had never been full-time before, but I worked hard to show that it was a full time position. I have work that role for 8 months. Received an award for the work, was told I was fantastic. I applied for the new post and it was given to someone else.
    7 answers · 23 hours ago