(Closed) To jump ship or to just watch it burn around me… That's the question.

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

yes. Go, go, go!  Unless this job is a career job that you are staying in only because you have a deep passion for your position, I say GET THE HELL OUT! I haven’t seen your previous posts, but it sounds as if you work in a restaurant/catering business… where turn over is usually so high they never fully appreciate the staff they have.  Unless you think you would HATE a job as a forklift op, I say go where the money is, expand your resume, and make some extra $$ for your upcoming wedding!

Good luck either way!!

Post # 4
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

heck ya! and call the labor board on the labor board on the way out the door to report missing pay. If it is not your business, then you cant possibly be held accountable to all the daily duties. Let alone the apparent stress this place is causing you.

I would do the respectable thing though and provide them a 1-2 week notice. You never know where you will run into past employers in your future. In the past 12 years, I have worked with/for 3 of my past employers a second time.

Post # 5
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4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@imalittlebirdie:  Hell yeah, jump! At the first job, you must rely on SO many other people to get things done in order for your shift to run smoothly, and no one is helping! By operating a forklift, you can work by yourself, at a comfortable pace, and if things get done, people will notice and you will have obvious accountability and appreciation for it. 

Plus, it’s more money. Where can I sign up? I’d take it in a heart beat.

I understand your loyalty, but that job will not be a forever one, right? What are you majoring in? Is it related? Also, pay attention to how much loyalty your company has towards you: no raise? No vacation time? They don’t appreciate you. Get out of there! 

Post # 6
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Heck yea!!!

You have a fork-truck license?! 

Post # 7
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3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@imalittlebirdie:  Don’t just jump, find a catapult to make you go higher and faster than if you were to jump.  I can’t believe you’re considering staying.  *shudder*

ETA – and god forbid they do something shady that gets you guys in trouble….

Post # 8
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Jump! You don’t owe anything to the company and it’s not your responsibility to hold it all together.  You’ve got to do what’s best for you.

Post # 9
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Eeesh! Run, and run fast as far as you can away from that place! That sounds just dreadful. You really sound like you are miserable 🙁 Which is no good way to live if you clearly have a better offer in the works so I’d say why not take it? Seems like you can handle the long hours at only three days a week. AND for better pay on top of it!? Seems like the clear choice in my book!

Post # 11
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Run, don’t walk, to the other job. The sanitary conditions you describe at your job is a disaster waiting to happen and you don’t need to be around for that.

Post # 13
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@imalittlebirdie:  Oh okay. Not to get too off topic, but how hard and expensive was getting a license?

Post # 14
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4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@WillyNilly:  You mean like this? 

Or this?

Maybe this, even? 

And my personal favorite mode of transport: 

Post # 15
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3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@StuporDuck:  haha That last one is hilarious.

Post # 16
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2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Run! Jump! Fly!

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