(Closed) I love my job and I don't know what to do!

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would should I do?
    Stick it out : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Look elsewhere : (26 votes)
    41 %
    Tell my boss I'm looking : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Don't tell my boss I'm looking : (28 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    Well since you have already talked to her, I say try to interview for another job. Is it an option for you to work in a similar post with an other company? and thus maybe you can still hold to this job and have another one ? like that you may be able to divide the hours between two jobs

    P.S. I would not tell her that you are looking for another job

    Post # 4
    Member
    1330 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hmmm….

    I used to run a store and had to hire on staff for summer as well. My full-timers always still got full time, unless I didn’t like them, they were doing a poor job, or head office was coming down on me for wages (do you make more money than the students? Is she threatened by you?)

    At the end of the day, she has to make the best decision for the business, not you, and unfortunately, employees are expendable in this regard.

    I honestly would not mention you are job searching…not like that  I would ask to chat with her about the loss of hours and explain to her how much you enjoy working there, see yourself long term, however am struggling with the hours  you currently have. I would ask if this is going to be like this for the whole summer, so you can seek part time employment to compensate for the lack of hours. 

    good luck.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would try and see if you can wait out the summer by getting a second part time job to supplement your income.  Then, if things are still bad come fall when the summer help leaves, you know it is time to cut your loses and you’ll already have another job to fall back on.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would recommend you start job-hunting now. it doesn’t matter what the economy is like, it cannot possibly hurt you to start looking. Also, if you manage to land another job, you might be able to use it as leverage at your current job .. but you must be willing and completely committed to walking away if it comes down to it and your manager doesn’t budge.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1544 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    DO NOT tell her you are looking for another job. I’ve heard of a few ppl who have done that and thats taken as a sign of not being commited to the company and they got fired.

    I’ll be honest with you – it doesn’t seem like they like you very much. Either that or they are so rediculously cheap they would rather pay the summer workers instead of you because they are most likely making less then you. (sounds pathetic but i’ve seen it) Keep looking for another job! Don’t wait for it to get better. I was in a similar position but i just kept waiting asking for more hours… eventually i was down to 4 hours a week and then soon after they fired me. (purposely pushed me to my breaking point so they had a reason to fire me) all by one manager in particular who hated my guts. I grew to hate that job. Trust me lack of hours means lack of trust – you don’t want to be with that company. You’ll find another job you love. Just keep looking hard for other jobs – you’ll find one!

    Post # 10
    Member
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Look for another job and don’t tell her that you’re looking. It’s only going to get your hours cut more. You cannot work at a competitor AND where you currently work, so you’ll have to choose (or work somewhere that’s not a competitor). My old retail job actually fired a girl when she came in to put in her notice because they found out that she went to a competitor.

    Retail is notorious for screwing over employees. She’s cutting your hours because you make more money than the summer help, and she’s ignoring you. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Retail is a ****.

    With that being said, when cuts in hours like that happen, it usually happens to the worst employees. The best employees get a cut (sure), but they usually still get more hours then others. I was one of the best workers, my hours were cut slightly but I was held up in priority.

    Don’t mention that you are looking for another job. Talk with her privately and ask what you can do to take on more responsibilities to get those hours. If nothing comes of that, then you should probably get a new job.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1280 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I wouldn’t tell her I was looking….unfortunately Retail is the hardest industry to work in and as for loyalty….very seldom, we’re so dispensable…I worked retail all through college and even thought I would make it a career, but after having worked it for 5 yrs straight I gave up on that….I would continue working there until I got another job that can compensate you the same you are getting where you’re currently at or if you can get another part time job, I would work both, I did that one summer and it was great made lots of money.

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    1330 posts
    Bumble bee

    Don’t let her attitude get to you or change that work ethic, girl! You never know what it is behind the scenes, she has to reduce payroll or maybe someone at work told her you were looking…my son is working retail right now and they all gossip so bad, I feel bad for him but  Igave him lots of advice and so far, he has kept his head above water .The only thing he screwed up was telling them that he was going to school in September for college, so they hired a bunch of people to cover his fulltime shifts and now his hours have been cut. Lucky for him, the new people keep messing up s othey have given him back some of the hours.

    There are other jobs out there, and stay strong and keep positive at work! 🙂

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