(Closed) work related, need advice

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@lsimpson:  If unemployment is that high and you have no other offers then I say it’s better to take it than turn it down.  Working shifts can be stressful but it will also likely give you time to apply for and interview for other jobs.  Besides, you can always quit if it gets too stressful.  It is a good idea to go ahead and start adding experience once you graduate from school and you can’t get experience when you’re unemployed.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

IF the unemployment rate is 20%, I wouldn’t even think twice about turning down a job if it was offered. Unless of course your bf can support you and you two can be comfortable on his salray alone.

Working shift work sucks, I’m not going to lie. I work 10a-6p, and my husband is a nurse and works shifts. So not only does he not work the same hours every day, but some days he works 12 hours, some he works 8, sometimes it’s during the day, others it’s evening, and sometimes its over night.

When we were first dating/moved in together, it was an adjustment. I was used to having a bf around in the after work hours. We definately had to work on it, but now it’s ok.

I’ve come to enjoy the alone time that I get. It allows me to read, watch girly movies, hang out in my underwear, etc, and not have him underfoot, so to speak. It also makes our time together that much more special.

In terms of cleaning and getting things done, you’d do those things when you’re not working. So for example, if you work until 00:30h, you’d go home, go to bed, and then get up at 10:00 or what every, and clean/do laundry until you go to work.

It’s really no different than working 9-18h or what ever. You’d come home and clean/do laundry afterwork. Working a later shift just means you’d do it before you go to work.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Whether it messes up your life or not, I would take it.  

You need experience and you need an income. You cant guarantee another job will come along. If you are there for 3 months and hate it, you can start looking for a new job and hopefully find one. An experienced graduate will have a better chance than an inexperienced graduate.

You adust.  It will take some time to get used to it, but you will learn that youll have to do activities at times of days you are not used to. Maybe you are cooking a couple of days worth of dinners at 8AM in the morning. Or you go out with friends for lunch on Tuesdays your day off and youll have to drive to their work to make it work.   

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lsimpson:  

Shifting is definitely not great, but it’s a lot about your mindset. My parents both have been working 9am-11pm *everyday*. Sometimes longer. They even do not have weekends off. They take only 4-5 days off per year for big family holidays.

But they’ve been doing great because they just appreicate the opportunity to work. It’s harder when they’re sick but they’ve been keeping the household very well as well. They just try a few things to make it easier, such as try less harder to find a dollar cheaper meat when they grocery shopping.

I have some nurses around me, they all shift and their husbands don’t shift. Most of them are doing great both at work and home. They are more happy about that they have a pretty good jobs as many suffer from jobless.

I used to work at a start-up as a programmer, and I often had over-night works (literally stay up all-night working) which was NOT predictable. Shifting is at least predictable. That’s really good. I didn’t cook or clean in those times because I worked 13hrs a day on average. And it was cheaper to eat out and out-source cleaning. But work was fun and other part of my life was great too.

Congrats that you got an offer. Don’t be scared, shifting is not too terrible. Be excited about that you got a job!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would take the job, pay your dues for a couple of years while the economy (hopefully) begins to bounce back, and then look. THey can afford to underpay since unemployment is so high (it is more like 50-55% for people in your age range there, the 20% you quoted is the overall stat for people of all ages). Take the job, keep your nose to the grindstone, and ride out the storm!

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