Sometimes at work I feel like I'm doing the most and no reward. I work hard because that's all I know how to do but, you have a lot of lazy people working around me. I feel like I'm carrying everyone else's workload. I'm tired of it! I try hard not to let it get to me but it's hard. I will not give up though I'm still grateful to have a job. I passed my managers and supervisors test, I've done interviews and I've been employee of the month so I really don't know. I know I'm doing well but I guess it is what it is.#keepworkinghard #dontgiveup
“Looking at my desk full of fantastic applications is like looking into a box full of puppies, you wish you could keep them all. Unfortunately, this is not the case. I’m sorry to tell you that your experience and skill set are just not the perfect match we are looking for to fill this position. I have no doubt that there are many companies that will be thrilled to hear from a talented candidate like you. DON’T stop looking just because we said no. You have great skills that someone else WILL want and need, I promise. I wish you all the best (and I truly mean it). Keep going.
Best regards, Linda
Even tho I was rejected, it actually made me feel better.
Think no one is hiring you because of your age? WRONG! As someone older (and wiser) myself I think a person's attitude plays a major role in the hiring process. If you go into the interview with your guard up thinking you have to prove something just because you’re older, you are going about it the wrong way. Yeah you may not look as young as the other applicants, but if you say things like “I have had over 25 years of experience in this field.” YOU are going to make yourself look OLD! Make the interview about THEM not you. Think of it this way, they already asked you in for an interview so that means they are already interested. Stick to why you are great for the job instead of having to defend your age. Age as they say is just a number. So stop making excuses!
Even though it may seem like you are going on many interviews and fiing out many applications, dont give up. Keep tour head up and keep positive. I was lucky enough to find a job after 10 years of looking for the right opportunity, I now have been working at Family Dollar for 4 months and have earned my position as an assistant manager position. It is all about staying positive and never giving up.
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Each day of your life you MUST stay a little motivated by something: It could be music, motivational and inspirational notes, something you eat or drink, a positive program on TV, a phone call from someone, a love note or letter, a text message or voicemail that can lift your spirit higher.
From many people's experiences, if you don't do this, you can easily find yourself depressed and stranded on the side of the road of life.
Always place something motivational in your life each day. Why? Motivation or inspiration are like the spark plugs in your car. If the sparks stop functioning, guess what? You may too. Plug into something motivational fast.
I Believe You Can...!
You click, apply, interview, and follow up...but then NOTHING happens. You kinda start to wonder...is it ME? It’s not you, it’s them. Sometimes a job just isn't interested. Why waste time feeling rejected when you can move on to a better one?! Just know that until you’re hired on paper that you aren’t truly hired. No matter how many nice things they say or handshakes they give you. SO............
Keep looking. Keep working. Keep hoping.
So awhile back I had a HELL of a day. I had an interview, but on the way the car just up and died. NO one would give me a jump so I just left the car there and started running. On the way it literally starts to POUR buckets out of NO where. I mean come on?!!! Then a car pulls over and asks if I need a ride. Now normally I would have said no way because I am ALL SET with hitch hiking, but I was desperate and needed to make up the time. This kind person drops me off and tells me he also works in this building which I see now is gigantic. I thank the person and in a rush forget to grab his name. So I arrive to the interview late, soaked, and I realized I left my resume in my car. Awesome.
I tell the receptionist what happened, but she tells me that the hiring manager has left for lunch and will return shortly and that he may still see me but she isn’t sure. I wait. I wait. I wait some more. Then a group of people walk in and the receptionist a few seconds later motions for me to go down the hall. My shoes are still soaked despite my best efforts and now make a swish/swash sound as I walk...you know the one. I felt so stupid! I knock on the door and I hear come on in. I step inside and I am FACED to FACED with the man who gave me a ride. He smiles and says he knows now why I was late. We both laugh because sometimes life is just so weird!
He told me he normally never would have believed my story about the car breaking down had he not seen it with his own eyes. I knew this kind person would make an amazing boss and he has been. Not many people would pick up a stranger in need. So don’t lose heart guys because as my mom always says, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” I am sorry, but bad things WILL happen to you, but it’s how you overcome them that matters. Life is not easy right? I see a lot of negativity here, but don’t let those people stop you. Be awesome, don’t quit! If I had given up that day I wouldn’t have a job.
2017 has been a tough year for me losing my spouse to diabetes, losing my job and almost losing my house . My struggles is what made me stronger, I definitely wanted to give up I was truly devastated all these things we're happening to me, and I didn't know what I did to deserve this. I cried a many nights because I felt my world was coming apart. An all the people that said they would stand by me, wouldn't even call me when the tough got going they got little fast ! All I could hear is God saying, I didn't bring you this far to abandon you Steven these trials and tribulations you're going thru are just a test of your faith. And at that moment I felt some comfort, in knowing that this too will pass and just maybe I'll be able to piece together my life again. And I did with God's help I was able to find a job, get back on track with my bills and find some peace with the the Lost of my spouse, I've been thru the fire but I made it out unscathed,thanks to my faith in God that why I will never give up on you all I know that life can seem hopeless sometimes but God wants us to never stop trying or give up on your dreams.
$30/hr but no 401k and medical doesn't cover my dr. However I have been looking for months and need a check! Plus, i negotiated a higher job title which will help future employment prospects. This is an often overlooked area to negotiate, especially with smaller companies. Keep your head up guys, good things are coming your way.