(Closed) So torn up about job: UPDATE

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t know why this is a dilemma unless you are hesitant to work with your FI at his company.  Marketing is fun and isn’t that at least part of what you went to school to do? I’d go for it:)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m with 2ndtimeacharm! It sounds, to me, more like you’re worried about working with the same company your FI works at. It’s a great opportunity at a higher pay rate than what you’re making now. I worked with my FI for 4 years in the same company and it never became an issue (and it won’t for you unless you make it one).

Go for it! You aren’t happy in retail (and I used to work retail and I wasn’t happy either!) so go do something you’re at least partially interested in. The economy and job market suck right now. I’m graduating with an education degree and will have to work at a fast food place starting this summer until everything picks up again.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just read your last comment. Most retail companies have a “probationary period” were you can be fired within that period for major mess ups without having to go through the full process. I’d bet that yours does too. It also gives you time to check out the company, see if its a fit and leave, if you want, without having to explain yourself. You’ll be fine!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Quit! Switch roles now!

More money, better hours and nobody will expect you to work the day before your wedding! And you’ll develop marketing skills that you can use in your fashion career down the road.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Luxuryshoegal88: Don’t feel bad about giving notice to some company-do what’s best for you.  Sometimes things just don’t work out but definitely don’t feel guilty. I would KILL to find a marketing job right now.  And everything else Purquez2011 said!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Luxuryshoegal88: If that is the problem… putting your two weeks in and you just started… dont even worry about it. You are doing this for yourself not anyone else. I dont know about where you live but where I live the first 3 months you can get fired without notice and reason and you can quite without giving any notice and reason… So if you really like the boss ( which it doesnt sound like it cuz she wants you to work the day before your wedding ) she sounds like a loser… but if you like her then yeah you can be nice and give two weeks or just leave not a big deal. Do what is right for you and the job your FI offered you at his compnay sounds WAY better.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There can be amazing careers to be had in brick and mortar retail, but I can say with certainty that the marketing role in the office environment will probably give you an advantage than the keyholder position would when it comes to finding something in merchandise marketing.   My former life was spent in corporate retail and more often than not, my company would hire from another fashion brand before they’d promote someone from the stores into a corporate position.  Sure it happened, but most of the time it was someone from another office position getting the job.

The money is better, the hours are more regular… I don’t see the problem here 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Quit retail.  Just thinking about retail makes me sick.  They treat you like crap.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hope your switching! For your situation now this sounds like the best option!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would quit & not care. Yes you were “just hired” but they broke the terms of agreement (you told them you needed certain days off & after you were hired, they changed their minds). Plus the first 90 days are usually they can fire you for anything & I think you can leave for anything.

She went on and on about how it’s in my job description that I need to stay late/come early in all situations and put my work before anything else.  Yet she was going to let the other girl go home early? Plus what happens when it gets closer to the wedding & they say “this person quit, so we need you to not go on your honeymoon”.

Take the other job!!!

EDIT: Find out more about the job/company policies. Some places won’t let married couples work in the same building. Some are fine with it. So just check this out & make sure they know about the days off you need!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Like PP have said, don’t worry about quitting so soon after starting. At FH’s work a girl was just hired to be the new front end person, and just handed in her two weeks- she has worked a total of 6 days (was offered a position at an even better company).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No-brainer here! Quit the job – um – yesterday, and take the job your husband just offered you in his company.  (Almost) everything about it sounds much, much better.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Pssh… don’t feel bad at all!  It sounds like a very unflexible manager and job position.  If you don’t have a contract, you can start and stop whenever you want.  Tell her it’s not working out and you’ve been offered a better opportunity elsewhere.

I worked at a job I DESPISED last summer for a month and put my two weeks in after two weeks.  IMO, it’s not worth it if you have a better offer for a job you like better just to keep people happy at your first job, ya know?

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