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Solenciennes

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Good luck King!!

Thanks sis! I've no idea if there will be a second interview where I need to do anything 'cause tomorrow is called 'First Interview' on the invite and it just says it's a chat about my CV and experience, but hopefully I'll hear back from them later in the week; I finish up for Christmas next Friday so it would be nice to know what's going to happen before I disappear for two weeks, I don't want to ruin anyone's Christmas, especially mine!!
 
I honestly need to vent a little bit. We had a team meeting yesterday and my boss complained that nobody is working as much as her. Sorry but I am working so hard i’m actually feeling burned out, and to be told that is like a slap in the face. How ungrateful and I honestly feel quite unappreciated. With one colleague leaving i’m going to have extra work to do and I was so angry yesterday I was actually shaking, I could have handed in my notice and walked.

So today I did my urgent tasks and now I’m watching YouTube on my iPad ddd, if I’m going to be accused of not working hard enough then I just won’t work! Let’s see what you think of that sweaty.
 
I think I'm becoming even more introverted as I get older. I had my Christmas work party yesterday and didn't enjoy even a minute of it. I get on fine with my work colleagues when we're in the office but put us in a social setting and I just feel so awkward, uncomfortable and detached. It probably didn't help that I was stuck on a table surrounded by straight lads talking about football.
 
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I think I'm becoming even more introverted as I get older. I had my Christmas work party yesterday and didn't enjoy even a minute of it. I get on fine with my work colleagues when we're in the office but put us in a social setting and I just feel so awkward, uncomfortable and detached. It probably didn't help that I was stuck on a table surrounded by straight lads talking about football.
I'm wincing just thinking about it. I hate those "heterosexual endurance test" moments. My current company isn't afraid of getting properly sloshed/embarrassing all the way up to the owner, so I have the opposite issue now that I'm sober and don't want to fall into old habits heh.
 
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Congratulations Solenciennes!

I started back at my old job after getting fired from the gig I left them for and things have been amazing but the pink cloud just ended. My former assistant took up my post after I quit and kicked ass, got a raise, he's one of those rare good people so I'm super proud of him. Well I come back as a part-timer with a limited scope because of budget constraints, aka cheap boss. And they now just pulled my former assistant into the big boss's office and told him to accept a 50% pay cut or resign??? I literally can't with them. So now we're on the fast track to being swamped 24/7 with zero morale, and I'm in the process of declaring bankruptcy and my mental fortitude is very weak so I'm really not wanting to go hunting for a different gig. I'm comfortable here, I love the people for the most part, but this underhanded shit from the C-suite has left a bitter vibe in what's left of my department.
 
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Your boss when you’re on a Zoom and they spot your medicinal Espresso Martini in the background.


I'm laughing but I also am not quite sure what a medicinal Espresso Martini is! It sounds lovely. War flashbacks to the time I ran out of mixers so I drank orange vodka and coffee all night until sunrise and proceeded to enter the twilight zone when I couldn't sleep.
 
I'm laughing but I also am not quite sure what a medicinal Espresso Martini is! It sounds lovely. War flashbacks to the time I ran out of mixers so I drank orange vodka and coffee all night until sunrise and proceeded to enter the twilight zone when I couldn't sleep.

An espresso martini is a cocktail made with coffee, I love them. It was for medicinal purposes i.e. work stress.

"The Espresso Martini can be found on p250 of Nigella's book Christmas. It is a mixture of cool espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, caramel vodka or butterscotch schnapps and regular vodka."
 
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I’m at a crossroads with my career. I was presented an opportunity which is the traditional next step in my career, however I’ve made it clear to my managers for years that this direction isn’t where I see myself. I rejected the opportunity and have been told they can’t create something more in line with what I want, which meant that I unintentionally resigned from my position.

I’m exploring other options within the company and I’ve been thinking of a career change but I’m really not sure *exactly* what I want to do. I’m terrified with what’s going to happen but have also haven’t felt this excited in a long time.

Has anyone here been in a similar situation? How did you navigate it?
 
Has anyone got any advice on how to find a decent work from home job?

I just recently moved home and my family live in the middle of nowhere basically, so most jobs would require travel by car and I would rather try and find something from home right now and save on petrol.

Problem is on Indeed etc, even if I search for remote jobs, its usually remote in (insert city here) and I'm struggling to find jobs that I could apply for as it seems I need to be in the same city. Does anyone know of a way I can search for remote jobs that can be done from any city, without having to be in the same city of the company please? I'm in the UK so I've been using indeed mostly, and I've looked a little on Linkedin Too.
 
Has anyone got any advice on how to find a decent work from home job?

I just recently moved home and my family live in the middle of nowhere basically, so most jobs would require travel by car and I would rather try and find something from home right now and save on petrol.

Problem is on Indeed etc, even if I search for remote jobs, its usually remote in (insert city here) and I'm struggling to find jobs that I could apply for as it seems I need to be in the same city. Does anyone know of a way I can search for remote jobs that can be done from any city, without having to be in the same city of the company please? I'm in the UK so I've been using indeed mostly, and I've looked a little on Linkedin Too.

Apple were advertising entirely remote jobs a while back. Not sure if that’s still the case but it’s worth checking out.

One good thing that came from the Covid pandemic was that it reset traditional ways of working from one fixed location. I don’t get why more employers don’t encourage remote working if it suits the employee.
 
Apple were advertising entirely remote jobs a while back. Not sure if that’s still the case but it’s worth checking out.

One good thing that came from the Covid pandemic was that it reset traditional ways of working from one fixed location. I don’t get why more employers don’t encourage remote working if it suits the employee.

Thanks, I had a look but there doesn't seem to be anything on there now.

You're right though, it makes sense for a lot of companies to allow their staff to work from home.
 
Not right now, I was working in the fitness industry for years and I've just quit my job and moved back home (due to stress and breakup etc). So I don't really have any other 'skills' I guess for specific jobs, and I'm taking this time to really think about what I want to do next as I think I'm done with the fitness industry now.

I was thinking working in social media could be fun, like for a company or something but I need to actually look into it, and see what I need to have in terms of experience and skills.

Basically for now I just need some money and it would be perfect to have a remote job. I did work for Universal Credit during the lockdown and it was awful, so although phone calls are fine, I would rather it wasn't the type of call that is 99% going to be a complaint or worse.
 
^ I'm in a similar position myself right now and it's really frustrating. I've been living and teaching in Spain for many years but decided to take a year out as much as I love it there to just take care of my mental health after a lot of problems and struggling to get through the school year since co-vid.

I'm now in the position where I plan on going back in August/September but need to work and save up until then, but would rather work remotely as to not deal with a social environment ddd.
 
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