(Closed) Do you feel secure in your job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you feel secure in your job?
    yes : (28 votes)
    68 %
    no : (13 votes)
    32 %
    I don't have a job : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My line of work is very secure right now…unemployment. 😛 Seriously though, I’m very thankful that my fiance has a job in a strong, growing field (cell phones/IT/computer security), and I got a writing degree that can apply to virtually any business or line of work. We should be able to ride out the bumpy economy unscathed. All my insecurity comes from the tough job market!

    Post # 4
    Member
    638 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m currently laid off…have been since August. The construction industry is not faring well right now.

    Post # 6
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I work in retail, but I am one of the most tenured associates at my store and one of the top sellers. If there are hours, they go to me. The money isnt fabulous, but Darling Husband is in the military so we have quite a few bills that we dont have to pay because of military perks. It works for us at the moment, until my degree is finished.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I was laid off two years ago unexpectedly from a large company. I hated the job and was looking anyway. I was laid off on a Thursday and was offered my current job on the next Monday 🙂 I made out on that deal with severance!

    However, now there is a bunch of reorg in my company due to merging of two companies and I would be willing to bet I will be laid off by the end of February…  Its possible though I may not, but I am not betting on it. We will see. 

    Luckily FH just got a promotion and is in a very secure job (but then again we say that until its not) I thought I was secure until about 2 months ago when they announced the merger!

    Post # 8
    Member
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I work in retail and right now things are very slow. There are times that I will just sit there not doing anything. It worries me because I work on commission only. Times are tough right now.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @tranquility: More specifically, he works at a cell phone-related company, which obviously isn’t hurting. He’s very lucky. 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think ours is around 10%. NO ONE is hiring around here.

    Post # 12
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I was laid off 2 years ago, when a major retail store bought the one i worked for.  I didn’t look for work right away, to be honest the last year of working for the “new” company was pretty nerve-wracking as well as killing my self-esteem.  I found a new job in a few months, when i started looking again.   I was lucky to have the time to do it, and the money. 

    Post # 13
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    1227 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I left my secure job at a software company last fall to pursue a career in the food industry. At times, I feel like an idiot for doing this, because although I do have a job now, there were several months that I didn’t, and it sucked. I also don’t make nearly what I did before in my new job, the hours are uncertain, and I don’t get health insurance. Oh, and I work for a catering company, so when the economy is down, business sucks. People don’t like to shell out for big parties when times are tough.

    Post # 14
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No.  I live in Nevada and the state is seriously struggling right now – horrible unemployment rates, huge deficit,  etc.  We just got a new Governor who really wants to balance his budget on the backs of state workers (he absolutely refuses to raise taxes) and I’m fearful that certain agencies will have to lay off workers.  I don’t have any “seniority” in regards to time worked for the state, so I would be one of the first to go if my department has to downsize.  We’ll probably just end up keeping our furlough or taking a 5% paycut which is definitely better than losing my job but I feel like lay-offs will eventually be inevitable.

    Post # 15
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I feel secure because I work for an online university so as long as I dont screw up I should be fine!

    Post # 16
    Member
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m another retail tenured associate, same situation as zippylef

     

    Graduating next semester however I’m a little aprehensive about. Teaching in CO isn’t great right now. In my district a possition opened up and the school recieved 300 applicants, so the competition is tough.

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