Freaking out a little

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
86 posts
Worker bee

Your post is unclear. You’re freaking out because you’re wondering if you should call someone about a job on your lunch break? Sounds frazzled and all over the place. Collect your thoughts and only call if you have something meaningful to say. Otherwise, you’re just putting her on the spot and that is awkward. 

Post # 4
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Jacqui90 :  I’m also a little confused… It sounds like you want a second job in addition to the tax job you currently have. in that case, you’re better off finding evening or part time positions that are far more temporary that going through a staffing agency. If you’re quitting your tax job, then I’m not sure why you’d worry about working 3 days a week at this new potential spot, when it sounds like you’re trying to save up to move out with Fiance. 

Post # 6
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1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Jacqui90 :  your hours at your current place are being cut. You wish to live with your Fiance next year, you need a job. And you won’t have a paying job. A temp job for two months is fine when there is nothing else coming your way. You won’t be required to work the full two months if you get another permanent job, the employer for that position will know that on a two month contract the employee will be looking for other employment.

You don’t need to be loyal to your current company, they are cutting your hours. Don’t wait to have your hours cut completely to get a new job. You also don’t need to stop working your current job until you’ve had an interview and been offered the position. Which means in an interview you can question them about the likely extension – how come there’s a likely extension, do they have a backlog of stuff, do they have an employee who is long term sick, do they have a big project they’ve just taken on? The answers will help you understand how likely the contract is to be extended for.

You can achieve a lot in two months. Short contracts do turn into longer jobs. My first job was a 12 week contract with likely extension, I worked there for 19 months in the end and was encouraged to apply to permanent roles twice. Don’t discount this role because it’s temp and you have a longer term job. Your hours are being cut which means you won’t have a job, if there are no permanent positions coming up then you need to take the temp job. It’s easier to get a new job when you’re already employed than leaving the job market and trying to get back in.

So if she hasn’t emailed you with the details by Friday evening, then you need to call her on Monday morning. You can also take this opportunity to ask a few questions and make sure you come across as interested in the role. So write a few questions down that you could ask her.

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