Post # 17
@dannielle89: Not to be preachy, but you should feel good that you’re being honest with your current job. It will make it easier in the long run. They deserve to know that you’re looking, especially if you are underperforming and might leave them in a lurch.
When I left my current job, I gave them 6 months notice in order for them to recruit and hire someone new, then train her. My boss really appreciated it, and I’m back here after a year of being away.
Post # 18
dannielle89 I feel for you. That must be a very stressful job to be in. I was in a similar situation when I was studying for my degree. I took an agency job cold calling -selling cancer insurance and I hated every second of it. I hate cold callers myself and push came to shove when I was trying to sell to someone when they said they wouldn’t be applicable for the insurance as they already had cancer. I apologised for calling and put the phone down. Picked up my coat and walked out. Best thing I could have done, even when I needed the money. Selling anything just isn’t in my nature.
Don’t feel bad about your current employer knowing your looking for work, given the type of job it is, they will have experienced this often, and while it may be awkward for the time before you leave, they can’t just kick you out because you’ve told them your looking… I’ve got a good feeling about this current post you’ve applied for. Keep us posted, good luck!
Post # 19
I am sorry for you honey. I now it felt like to YOU that this is a done deal. But from a outside perspective I can tell you that your potential employer didn’t do ANYTHING wrong n the way they handled this. They addressed you as a POTENTIAL employee, and as such they told you what “your role will be as a [potential] employee.” They simply just didn’t use that sentence like that.
In future, please do not tell your current employer ANYTHING unless you have a contract signed from your new job and a SPECIFIC START date. Even THAT isn’t written in stone, but you get the point.
I sure do hope you get picked!!!
Post # 20
UPDATE: Thank you for all the advice ladies. I didn’t get the role I applied for, the other girl was an internal applicant and they thought the learning curve for an external person would be too steep and as the role is so critical to the business it was important the person knew what they were getting themselves in to.
Although i didn’t get that role, the director liked me and wants me as part of their team. A new role has been created at head office, it has most of the aspects I liked from the other role but also includes some HR work (what I am studying at university) and they offered me the same salary they did for the other position- I happily accepted! (and they never called my references!)
Post # 21
@dannielle89: congratulations!!! 🙂
Post # 22
@dannielle89: Congrads!!!! That is so exciting 😀
Post # 23
I kept checking back hoping everything would work out for you. I’m glad to hear you were offered a job and hope you like it way more than your old one. Congrats!
Post # 24
Yay! That’s a great happy ending!