(Closed) New job .. . Need advice?

posted 10 years ago in Career
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee

How many jobs have you had recently?

I think it won’t hurt to look around for something else that fits your educational background more. It would be easy to explain in job interviews if you left an inbetween job, or just leave this one off completely.

I was substitute teaching for a while even though I’m an engineer. I didn’t put it on my resume, but I used it as a talking point. If you can find a way to spin it into a positive experience, it won’t be career suicide to leave.

I say, get a new therapist and look for a new job.

Post # 4
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry you are having a rough time at your new job.  If it were me I would keep in my head that this is a temporary position and just try and completely seperate your work from your personal life.  Whe I had a job I hated I used to shower and change right when I would get home to ‘wash’ away the workday.  Just keep applying to better jobs in your actual field but it seems like it is important that you try to keep this job in the meantime.  As far as the alcohol, it seems like maybe these people you work with are just into social drinking (I could be wrong but I don’t know of any major religions that are all about vodka and wine) and I know it can be tough to feel like the odd man out but I think if you just tell them you don’t drink they would stop bringing it up.  Maybe they are just trying to make conversation or trying to relate to you.  Can you think of anything else you all might have in common that you can chat about in downtime? Movies, TV shows, exercise, etc?

Post # 5
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would apply for the new jobs. yes.  do it now.

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