Over This Job
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
worth a try..
Saturday, August 14, 2004
hi, I just joined this community. I wanted to see if anyone else has been fired for anything as stupid as simply saying the word orgy, or if I'm the only one.
Monday, December 15, 2003
I just started a new community, aboutmyjob, where I invite all of you to post your thoughts about your current or past jobs. I'm hoping my community will help young people to answer that very difficult question "What do I want to be?".
Please check out the description via the link above. If you want to post, there's no need to join the community, you can do so right away.
Thanks in advance for sharing, and helping.
Monday, November 10, 2003
10:47PM - Great. Just great.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to be waiting tables for a while. The schedule is going to kind of suck, 'cause I'm still going to be temping/interviewing/job hunting during the day. But then I'm going to have to pull 4 or 5 shifts a week at least to start in order to catch up financially. If I get a decent temp job or a decent part-time job, I can work at the restaurant 2 or 3 times a week... I won't get to have a social life, but hopefully it will work out.
Saturday, October 25, 2003
5:44PM - now i'm on a mission
Okay, so I am going to find a new job. I must find a new job. I did a Yahoo search for job search sites and am systematically going through the results and posting my resume everywhere. I've also told pretty much everyone I know. And some people I don't. I'm kind of like one of those "before" people in the CareerBuilder ads. I have a couple leads so far, but still no job.
Friday, October 24, 2003
5:26PM - okay now
I f***in' hate this restaurant. I spent 45 minutes setting up a room for this group that meets there every two weeks. Moved tables, stocked the bar etc. I go on my break. I come back and the room is completely broken back down- tables back in their normal position, supplies gone. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. And no one would take repsonsibility for it, like the shi all moved itself back downstairs.
Thursday, September 25, 2003
9:15AM - money money money
yes, it is, in fact, a rich man's world.
I've been offered my old job back on a temporary basis- not the one that just laid me off, the one I quit a year ago as administrative assistant at the restaurant. I'm conflicted. Schedule wise, the restaurant would be perfect right now. But the money's not that good. ALthough they haven't been able to keep anyone since I quit (they've gone through 7 or 8 people) so I might be able to bargain for an extra buck or so an hour. But also, I think I remember hating that job. Although I don't thin I started hating it until I'd been there for months. So maybe this would be a good thing for a little while.
I'm temping right now. I hate temping. I have to get up earlier. And wait to see if I get caled and then run out the door like a mad woman. Although I've been on the same assignemnt for 3 days now. So that's kind of nice. And I make more an hour temping than I would if I go back to the restaurant.
My other option is to go get a retail job. There are a few places hiring in my neighborhood. I would probably not make as much an hour as the restaurant, but I could work more hours I think. I used to work retail before grad school. I think I remember hating that too.
Thursday, September 11, 2003
So... I just got fired. Suspended actually. Well, laid-off. There's just not enough activity to keep me around. Can't have a project assistant with no projects. Now I get to be broke-er.
Saturday, August 30, 2003
2:06PM - Over this job too.
Okay, now I get to rant about my other job. Wednesday night I was hosting at Luna. There are 4 servers on the floor and there are only 25 or so tables. THere are also 7 tables outside, but it was about to rain.
Now, I know that servers are dependent on tables to make money, but give me a break. I can't make anybody come into the restaurant & I can't refuse to move them if they don't want to sit where I want them to.
So I have this one server who's already upset because another server took a table for 6 in his section because he wasn't on the clock yet when they came in. I had nothing to do with this, I wasn't there yet either. Then when a large party came in and straddled two sections, I flipped a coin to see who got it. He didn't get the table and now he's all pissed at me. He keeps coming over to the hostess stand and fussing about how I'm screwing him over. Mind you, he's not the farthest behind, he's second. The person with the fewest tables never complained all night.
THEN I take a table from another section and offer it to him and he turns it down. HE TURNS IT DOWN. Well, now I'm over it. If you, as a server, feel it appropriate to turn down tables (after complaining all night about not having enough tables) then I, as a host, can no longer deal with you.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
7:38PM - Woo, close one
So, I almost got fired today. I mean I guess it wasn't all that close, but for a minute there I was certain I was gonna get the ax. Each of the supposed marketing specialists were called into a meeting during which we were supposed to "give a presentation" (their words from the memo) on what we've accomplished in the last two weeks. My answer: not much. I spend most of the day on livejournal, so how productive could I be? Well it turns out none of us are doing that great, but that I wasn't doing as badly as I thought. As I started talking I was surprised at how much I actually do work during the day. Still not 8 hours a day worth, but better than I thought. Anyway, we're still all on probation. But not fired.
Monday, August 25, 2003
11:48AM - I am OVER THIS JOB
This is the inaugural post of Over This Job. Which I am. Sometimes I really like my job, but a lot of the time I can't stand it. I'm a Project Assistant/Marketing Specialist for a small language services company in DC. The part of my job I hate, and what I'm supposed to be doing most of the time, is helping generate new business. And it involves a lot of cold calling. And the worst part is that my bosses seem to live in some fantasy world where what I do is not cold calling. "But we're providing a service that these companies actually need" Yeah, so? They don't know us & they don't know me, ergo I am cold calling.
Plus we (all the marketing assistants) have quotas. And my quota is not affected by the fact that I also perform other job functions. I also help coordinate translators and interpreters for assignment (the part of my job I love) which can take up a lot of time. But at the end of the day I'm still supposed to have made my 25 calls and my 10 mailouts etc. Not to mention the research needed for each of those calls.
Oh, and I have no job security. Every two weeks we have a meeting in which they informa us that if we don't produce soon, some or all of us will be let go. Nice, huh?
I'll rant about my other job later (I work evenings and weekends hosting/serving at a restaurant.)