The Workplace & Job Hunting

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.
If it’s advertised as remote, I expect you’ll probably still be fine to apply and do the job from anywhere. My company advertises for London and Bristol all the time, but we’ve got colleagues from all around the country. Worth contacting the recruiter and asking.
 
If it’s advertised as remote, I expect you’ll probably still be fine to apply and do the job from anywhere. My company advertises for London and Bristol all the time, but we’ve got colleagues from all around the country. Worth contacting the recruiter and asking.
This is similar to us. I'm in the civil service and we only advertise for Leeds and London because that's where our office bases are. You've just got to be prepared for occasional travel (how occasional depends on the post).
 

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Has anyone else developed a weird hatred of working from home?

I get nothing done and actually become sort of resentful that work has managed to encroach on my home/personal life.

I've compromised with myself by trying to get into the office 3-4 times a week but it feels like a halfway solution.

Basically I have no self-control nn
It’s so quiet in the office most of the time that I can get almost as distracted as I do at home. Hate both.
 
Has anyone else developed a weird hatred of working from home?

I get nothing done and actually become sort of resentful that work has managed to encroach on my home/personal life.

I've compromised with myself by trying to get into the office 3-4 times a week but it feels like a halfway solution.

Basically I have no self-control nn
I hate working from home, and I also hate that it’s so easy to do.
 
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Has anyone else developed a weird hatred of working from home?

I get nothing done and actually become sort of resentful that work has managed to encroach on my home/personal life.

I've compromised with myself by trying to get into the office 3-4 times a week but it feels like a halfway solution.

Basically I have no self-control nn
I literally... COVID basically opened the floodgates to the worst aspects of being me.
 
Am I the only one who finds hot-desking so anxiety inducing?

My work previously had a set up where everyone had their own desks but obviously with the pandemic the whole company moved to hot-desking. I find myself getting in early every day just to get a desk that I know works for me (including set up and chair). I find it so poor for my mental health (I get anxious walking into work thinking about it) but also what about people with health conditions who require a specific set up? That doesn't really seem to be taken into account.

It's also quite an unfair system as the managers expect to have their same desks each day but everyone else is left to battle it out. Some days we don't have enough desks for everyone in the team, which is ridiculous. All of this has been fed back to higher management and no action taken at the moment.

Apologies, rant over. Wondering if anyone else feels the same?
 

LTG

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Am I the only one who finds hot-desking so anxiety inducing?

My work previously had a set up where everyone had their own desks but obviously with the pandemic the whole company moved to hot-desking. I find myself getting in early every day just to get a desk that I know works for me (including set up and chair). I find it so poor for my mental health (I get anxious walking into work thinking about it) but also what about people with health conditions who require a specific set up? That doesn't really seem to be taken into account.

It's also quite an unfair system as the managers expect to have their same desks each day but everyone else is left to battle it out. Some days we don't have enough desks for everyone in the team, which is ridiculous. All of this has been fed back to higher management and no action taken at the moment.

Apologies, rant over. Wondering if anyone else feels the same?
At my work people who have a desk assessment and get a specific set up are able to use the same desk. That’s the best way of dealing with that I think.

We’re only expected in twice a week and they’re not even monitoring that really so there’s always enough space.
 
This morning, the text just said ‘I was a little concerned to see how yellow you’re looking.’

So sorry you're dealing with that. I might not have enough information, but that seems like an inappropriate and overly blunt thing to text you. Hopefully she meant it only out of your concern for your well-being, but keep the texts in case you ever need them for protection or legal action in the future.
 
I'm still struggling to find something remote and it's really depressing for my anxiety, the pressure is horrendous, I think the problem is outside of producing music I don't really have a passion.

I did everything in studying aimed at Music Production, then got an AAT in accounting in case it never worked out. Couldn't get established in either field and had a few admin jobs then like 3 years in a dreadful homophobic warehouse so just rooted my whole life up at 24 and moved to Spain to teach English while I figured it out, but never did as I loved living there until covid took a toll on my mental health dd.

Still, pretty much did that until last summer but was always an uphill battle with money, and I couldn't ever stay on track with my BPD, I would go back and teach again at this point but have no savings dd.

I just feel an immense sense of damn I really messed up my twenties and no idea what to do next.
 
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I'm trying to find a fully WFH job and not had any luck yet. Had a couple of interviews but didn't make it through.

At the moment i'm just easy applying to as many things as I can on LinkedIn for my field (Marketing/Comms) but it just hasn't worked out yet. Annoying as i'm so fed up of my boss and would relish in handing her my notice
 
So I got my job offer which I'm really happy about as its WFH which I really wanted, but I got told the start date was a month from now which I was fine with. They have now emailed to let me know that I still have the job but processing my documents will take longer so I need to wait 3 months to start......

I want to still continue with this job, but I don't know what to do now.
 
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I'm still struggling to find something remote and it's really depressing for my anxiety, the pressure is horrendous, I think the problem is outside of producing music I don't really have a passion.

I did everything in studying aimed at Music Production, then got an AAT in accounting in case it never worked out. Couldn't get established in either field and had a few admin jobs then like 3 years in a dreadful homophobic warehouse so just rooted my whole life up at 24 and moved to Spain to teach English while I figured it out, but never did as I loved living there until covid took a toll on my mental health dd.

Still, pretty much did that until last summer but was always an uphill battle with money, and I couldn't ever stay on track with my BPD, I would go back and teach again at this point but have no savings dd.

I just feel an immense sense of damn I really messed up my twenties and no idea what to do next.
I just want to tell you that I don't think you need to be that disappointed in yourself. You took a chance and you got some good things and some bad things out of it. I don't think there's many people who look back on their twenties and not feel a pretty hefty chunk of regret. It's the decade where we learn what life is.

Moving to Spain to teach English is sexy as hell. It's one of those things so many people fantasize about, imagining that life would be so much more enjoyable in that circumstance. And I imagine you had some good times and got some meaningful growth from it, but I also imagine that you dealt with problems and demons every day too. As Miley Cyrus so wisely told us, there is always gonna be another mountain; you're always gonna wanna make it move. (Seriously: I didn't "get" that song until I was about 30 oop.)

Anyway. I feel for you, and I always like to remind myself that life shifts and changes. You will get through this era of your life, and whatever happens next, it will shift the vibes around in your unconscious. I remind myself of that when I get in that feeling that my life is gonna be like this forever then I'll die. It won't.
 
I just want to tell you that I don't think you need to be that disappointed in yourself. You took a chance and you got some good things and some bad things out of it. I don't think there's many people who look back on their twenties and not feel a pretty hefty chunk of regret. It's the decade where we learn what life is.

Moving to Spain to teach English is sexy as hell. It's one of those things so many people fantasize about, imagining that life would be so much more enjoyable in that circumstance. And I imagine you had some good times and got some meaningful growth from it, but I also imagine that you dealt with problems and demons every day too. As Miley Cyrus so wisely told us, there is always gonna be another mountain; you're always gonna wanna make it move. (Seriously: I didn't "get" that song until I was about 30 oop.)

Anyway. I feel for you, and I always like to remind myself that life shifts and changes. You will get through this era of your life, and whatever happens next, it will shift the vibes around in your unconscious. I remind myself of that when I get in that feeling that my life is gonna be like this forever then I'll die. It won't.

That's really kind of you, thanks a lot!

I definitely will look back on my time abroad with nostalgia and great memories down the line, I'm really glad I did it and hopefully if I end up going back I'll be able to be more financially stable dd.

In the meantime I hope I can get something to save up a little while I navigate these murky times.
 
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At the point where I need to move on from the current job (that I got as a follow-on after helping at the Commonwealth Games) and move into the field I actually want to be in and it's all a bit terrifying nn
 
Our sweet, Below Deck loving, ex-hippie company founder left and her replacement started today.

His first words: "I flew helicopters in the marines for 12 years... Discipline. Discipline. Discipline."

I feel like I'm in an 80s college movie.
 
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Right. Long story short, I didn’t get a job I wanted. I’m fine, but I genuinely believe that the website was at fault. (Sounds pathetic I know.) I spent hours and hours scouring the desktop website for a name to address the cover letter to, couldn’t find one. Then, after I submitted the application, I happened to check on my mobile and there, front and centre, was the name. (They had extended the deadline by one day). Is it unreasonable to expect the same information to be on the desktop and mobile sites?
 
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