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#1 TheMacNerd

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:01 AM

Hi,

As the title explains I'm currently having trouble holding a job. So here's where this started: I was working at my local community college as a federal work study/student employee. I got into a political debate with some rabid liberals on facebook, they called for my head to get me fired. They got my head and I was let go.

Then within 2 weeks I started working as a dishwasher at one of the local country clubs (a step back) and I quit there because of Uber costs and I wasnt getting enough hours.

After I quit there I got a job at taco bell. I wasnt a good fit and within 3 weeks I was let go (wasnt a good fit). Then while searching for technology jobs on the side I got hired for a week as a dishwasher at a restaurant walking distance from my house. I worked there for 1 week as a dishwasher and then I never heard back. I'm trying to get a most likely salaried IT position that I'm a good fit for but right now I'm having trouble holding/keeping a job. what am I doing wrong that's preventing me from holding a job?


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#2 OSRS Joseph

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:41 AM

Do you have a degree?


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#3 Pker Nick Pk

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:28 AM

Offer to volunteer somewhere for a month, get some solid experience then ask them if you are the right fit to take on the role.

IT is a very competitive field.
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#4 TheMacNerd

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:32 AM

No I dont have a degree. College has gotten too unaffordable and I cant afford to take out loans either.


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#5 Zq50

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:35 AM

I agree with volunteering for a short period of time. There has to be a reason you weren't a good fit for any of those jobs?


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:39 AM

Look within thy self .


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#7 D96

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:19 PM

The best thing to work with is to work with something you like, so maybe you just didn't find that out yet? Working with something you don't like/aren't interested in will almost always result in bad results for yourself and for the company, I'd say look for something that you feel like doing.


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#8 The duck

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:27 PM

. So here's where this started: I was working at my local community college as a federal work study/student employee. I got into a political debate with some rabid liberals on facebook, they called for my head to get me fired. They got my head and I was let go.

Here's some free advice: only share with facebook what you want to others to know. No need to list your job on Facebook.

Aside from that, did you ask for advice on the job? Surely there is always room for improvement.
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#9 xMike

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

Sometimes you gata play ball. I know it can be hard to wrap around but you don't always have to be right. A lot of times when management is looking at their staff it isn't who is most qualified. Personallity and how one blends with the team is important. They less they habe to worry about an employee, the more likely they will stress that person's shortcomings. Starting arguements at work never is a good thing. It can be much easier to keep yourself cool and just do the job. Sometimes the victory isn't worth the battle.
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#10 Lavigne

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

Laziness/you keep leaving. I used to get a train to work every day in central London, 2 hours, I got mates now that cycle about an hour to work because money matters. You could be waiting a long time for an IT job, especially without good exp.


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#11 Manga

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

Some tips for you.

 

  • Your Facebook represents YOU. Treat it that way. Don't put anything on there you don't want others to see and employers WILL check.
  • Find a job you are half interested in. Full interested in kills the hobby, and no interest makes the job no fun. I worked in a toy store because I had a connection with toys but was not a toy hobbyist.
  • If you are in a college setting NETWORK network network network! The best jobs ever some from a guy who knows a guy you probably have not yet met.
  • Food-service sucks, try retail, It's unskilled and you can ladder climb to a salaried manager. They make nice money. I choose back of house over cashier every time.
  • Stay with your job. It's hard to motivate yourself, but you will only succeed if you are willing to learn. It does not mean stay with a soul sucking job but don't flake out on a job you may not fully understand.
  • Always keep looking. A person not looking for better jobs constantly is a fool.
  • There is no company loyalty in unskilled work, but you can make yourself hard to replace. be that guy.
  • Find a place with supportive managers and coworkers. I have stayed at jobs for the people, and people help you get though the worst parts of a job.

I wish you luck.


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