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post #1 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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New job...but feeling "eh" about it

So, until July, I used to work for a car dealership. I was fired at the end of July without a valid reason (written reason was "services no longer needed"...reason given by the manager who told my supervisor to fire me was "it's just time"). I have been constantly job-hunting since then. Yesterday, I got hired as a cashier at Goodwill. This is what I did before I worked at the car dealership (worked at Goodwill from November 2010 to May 2012), so I don't need to be trained.

Today is my first day at Goodwill. Usually when you get a new job you're excited and energized. I'm not. I'm just kind of feeling...I don't know. "Eh" is the best way to describe it.

Am I just weird?
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 01:03 PM
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You don't sound weird - perhaps weary. Struggling to stay afloat in life can be very tiring.
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post #3 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 01:06 PM
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I know you're grateful to have a job in this time of rampant unemployment, but it's not really a NEW job as this is something you've done before.

If I were to go back to restaurant service (GAWD PLEASE NO!!!!) I'd feel the same way. Been there, done that, know all about how it works and how awful 'the public' can be.
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No, you're not weird, just BTDT. I'd keep looking for another job. It's a well known "factoid" that it's easier to find a job if you've already got one, so hang in at the GW Boutique until something better turns up.

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I'm very grateful to have a job and to have found one so quickly. I'm glad no one took that as me being ungrateful or complaining.

The only difference between this time and my last time working at Goodwill is that I'm working at a different store than I did before. That's because my boyfriend works at the store I used to work at (I helped get him his job by going in and talking to my old managers), and we can't work at the same store. Oh, and I'm making $.25 more per hour than I was when I worked here before ($8.00/hr now versus $7.75 last time). Part of the reason they hired me is because they don't have to train me.

I am definitely still looking for a better job. I put in four applications yesterday and am going to continue applying places. I also called a hotel I had applied at and had an interview at right after I left my old job (the housekeeping manager wanted to hire me, but the GM hired a ton of people without telling him, so they had no openings) and asked about part-time or overnight. I'm only part-time at Goodwill (for now...was supposed to be full-time, but after my interview [where the manager said it'd be full-time], they got word they could only hire part-time) and we need more income than my $8.00/hr, 30-34 hours a week, and my boyfriend's $8.75/hr, 35-38 hours a week.
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With both of you working though, that has got to be better than no one working, right? Are there any expenses you can cut?
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With both of you working though, that has got to be better than no one working, right? Are there any expenses you can cut?
Both working is better than none (or even one), but it still isn't a decent amount of money.

The only "luxury" we have, other than Aires (and believe me, I offered to sell him, even though it broke my heart, but my boyfriend refused to let me) is our cell phones, but we're on a contract for another year and a half, so we can't get out of them and, honestly, for having smartphones, we're as cheap as we can get. Neither of us have a car payment, I have super cheap insurance on my car (it's an '83 Thunderbird), we don't have credit cards, we don't go out to eat...we live extremely simply.
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Not weird at all. I've been job hunting for months but every place wanted experience, I've never worked a mimum wage job. I started working construction the year I graduated, hated it even if I loved the money it made and my only other experience has been working for barns and with horses. I finally applied at some fast food places and got hired this week. I should be happy but I'm not, even if it is an income. I just keep telling myself it's a start and funds for college.
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The only "luxury" we have, other than Aires (and believe me, I offered to sell him, even though it broke my heart, but my boyfriend refused to let me)
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Hmm, have you tried leasing him out??

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Hmm, have you tried leasing him out??
Not much of a market for leases in this area. Everyone who wants a horse for whatever reason (trails, barrels, etc) just buys one. Plus, he's extremely green broke and I'm not going to make someone else pay to train him and I'm not going to risk someone messing him up. Besides, my board is less per month than our phones cost us.
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