Where do I go from here?
I have been working in the pediatric department at a clinic for about 2 years. I recently got my nursing degree and now there is a position available. One problem, my manager is trying to give the position to someone she knows and I am afraid to confront her about it. Should I look the other way and wait for another to be available? I need help!!
What is the next step?
I’ve been working as a concierge since my senior year in high school. Three years later, I still love the ability to help guests feel welcomed and make their stay comfortable. I was wondering how can I show my manager that I am ready for the next step without having a degree?
Overlooked for promotion, Again!
Ever since I expressed interest in becoming a department supervisor last year I’ve been taking on more responsibilities, working more hours, and volunteering for extra job assignments to prove myself. My manager at that time was also mentoring and training me and I felt confident that I was a lock for the next manager opening. This year we got a new department manager and I was assured he would be made aware of my training and career goals. Today I found out that a new manager position was offered to an outside applicant with more experience and a college background. I feel totally betrayed and mislead. How should I approach management about this decision?
If you are black and selling cars you are fine. If you get promoted which is highly unlikely. I just could not be held back. My talent and perseverance lead the way for me. But don't get into management. The bigots will make it hard for you to earn a penny.
My Personal Experience At Cargill
To be honest I worked for Willowbrook and Cargill bought them out. Once Cargill took over they had us fill out apps and told us that they would be keeping us since we had been running all the machines and are familiar with the products and how they should be packaged. Cargill fired our plant manager and brought in another person. They also terminated all the contracts that we were currently working on (keeping very few). They brought in others who were working at the other plants that they shut down and had us train them. After they had very little training, we were laid off. We were told that if they brought us back within 6 months then we would be able to keep our seniority and all the benefits that went along with it. We were called back in 6 months and maybe 25% of those who were laid off came back. We came back to pure hell. For about 3-6 months we would work 12 hours a day 7 days a week. They would hire foreign people who would be able to go back to their country for a month if they felt like it and the rest of us had to suffer working long hours without a day off. They never had interpreters for the foreign people who didn't know any English for things like safety meetings. At one point of time we had a foreign man cut part of his finger off on the job and was told to come back to work the next day or he wouldn't have a job. I know how illegal that is, but he didn't and because he didn't know any English they took advantage of that to keep their safety numbers up. Those of us who were laid off and came back at one point in time had to fight for what we were promised, because unlike what Cargill said at one point in time they would not allow us to keep our seniority or have the amount of vacation days that came along with it. Often machine operators as well as other employees were told it's okay to lie on their paperwork and if it was caught they would reprimand the employee as if they lied on their own. There was a lot of politics and if you were not in "the cool" crowd you just didn't fit in. I often witnessed the people in power talk behind the backs of the employees that didn't fit in. There were no bonuses to be had, no incentives, maybe a small cost of living raise a year (we only got it one year out of 5 year), and never once could the hire up people ever come out on the production floor to tell anyone "good job". I will never go back to this job in a million years. I was part of the "cool club" and that's why I lasted for so long. I did get promoted (but they didn't give me the 2 dollar raise like they posted since they said I was already making about the same as someone who was already doing that job, so I got a 50 cent raise). On paper Cargill seems to look so good being the "largest employee owned business" in the world. You are told that as an employee you get shares of their stock and if you leave the company they will buy you out (as far as I am aware nobody got that). They shut the doors to the plant that I was working at and didn't tell any of the employees till about a month prior. All of this could just have been at the plant I worked at and others may be different. But I can say that I have met others who have worked for Cargill before since I've worked there. These people never worked at the plant I did or even in the same state and they honestly don't think any better about the company than I do.
It absolutely helped! I was there for almost 7 years; worked with kids ages 6-14; and I was moved up to supervisor after a while. I learned a lot as far as patience, teaching life skills, learning how to handle different personalities., time management, multitasking...
I have been working since I was 15, so for nearly 10 years. I have excellent customer service experience. Customers at multiple jobs have told me I hold myself as a manager and I should be promoted. One job promoted me to management, then demoted me 2 weeks later, because coworkers complained that I "let the power get to my head," when really they were upset that I took my job seriously and managed the store (ie assigning jobs to people that stand around on their phones, etc). I am a very friendly person, and I know how to sell myself for a job.
I'm burnt out on fast food and restaurant service in general, but I highly enjoy working in this industry, even though the pay is less than I need. I'm a single mom and I am currently saving money for a laptop so I can start going to college online for Business Administration (have already done everything except the financial aid process, so I'm sitting in limbo for college).
My problem is, I am 25, I need a set schedule, and I have no idea what my skills transfer to. Should I look for better employment elsewhere, or should I stick with fast food and next-to-nothing pay for the next 4-5 years while I'm working on my BA?
I didn't like working for public storage. I lived t h e job but the company doesn't take care of their employees. Raises are very small 10 to 25 cents pet hour. My best day working for them was being pi c ked as property manager of the year. No raise that year because I was promoted from assistant proper ty manager to the property manager. 50 cent raise for that so they wouldn't give another raise .
I have worked for gbi in Friendswood, TX. For 8 years . I'm a Cnc machinist. Nothing special. I've got plenty of tools and Plenty of experience that I've volunteered for them. Gbi is a mom and pop shop. Family owned. They have mazak machines, new and old. I know the machines they do not. All of my experience I let them acquire. I knew their procedure , iso 9000 , etc. Api. Etc. I run Integrex mazaks. Mills, lathes, etc. We got a supervisor new. I don't like him. He got a truck and bonus of 15k a year. He did nothing. He don't know shit. I was in control. We got a bonus 2 times a year . Upon getting that we were under review and of course if you got a James hardin that's good. Right? This dumb ass supervisor talked s hi it about me to them. His lead man. You fck up. But that was the end for me. And thank you. They listened to him. Now he's gone. Drugs and shit. Me im homeless lol. I need a job...