(Closed) So this is what turning down your dream job feels like

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m curious about the type of dream job that someone who is unemployed turns down? V

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Aww im so sorry.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@mamadingdong:  One for which transportation or relocation costs more than you’re being offered.  Until you’re in that position, don’t judge.

 

OP, been there, done that.  It just didn’t work out at that time.  It sucks.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Before you turn it down, can you see if they will fit what you require to work there? They want you so they may be willing to make a few accommodations.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Sugaree:  I was genuinely curious. No need to snark at me. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Op- that really does suck. I wish there was some way around it!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Are you receiving unemployed benefits? To tide you over until you get a job that’ll be a match for you?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs. Mustang:  I’m in a similar position :/. I have to quit my internship tomorrow because I can’t afford the commute anymore (its unpaid and has been unpaid for more than a year). It was always the highlight of my week. I work a “real” job that is really unsatisfying so I’ve always looked forward to that day of the week. I’m hoping when I tell them its because I’ve spent all of my savings on coming in that they figure out a way to get a stipend for me. All I need is $15 per day for the train. Thats asking way less than minimum wage. I’ve mentioned money problems before and it hasn’t gotten any results. I was also hoping it would turn into a full time position at the same company and I feel like the people in my department aren’t doing anything to help that along. Every position I’ve applied for I’ve found on my own and it has been publically advertised. I’ve also been discouraged by them to apply to positions which I am qualified for (because of work I’ve done outside of the internship that they know about but forget about).

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would definately see if they could work with you on the hours or maybe figure something out part time. Even if it would be a strain, it is a job.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs. Mustang:  I started working there because I needed the experience to get into graduate school. Honestly I passed the amount of hours needed for school a long time ago. I just really enjoy the position. I wish I could teleport to work. I am still benefitting from going (because you can never have too much experience), just not as much as I was before. I just finished undergrad so I was hoping that I working there would mean being employed as soon as I graduated. I think I just set my hopes too high for this economy.

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