For hourly workers, earning time and a half can sometimes be awesome and well worth the extra hours. But it can be less than great when you have plans or want to spend time with your family. Unfortunately, saying no to overtime is a bit difficult because of something called mandatory overtime. (more…)
Maybe your job isn’t perfect, but it’s not terrible either. People ask you if you like what you do for a living and if you like your job, and you respond with a “Yeah, I enjoy it!” but your heart might not be in it. It’s an okay job, but not something you love. Is it ok to feel this way?
These are totally normal feelings to have. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, although 49% of those surveyed report being very satisfied with their jobs, 30% see the work they do as “just a job to get them by.”
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to start to like your job, or at the very least, feel more satisfied with it. Here are our top tips on changing your perspective. (more…)
You start a great-paying job, and everything is going well! You like the people, and the job is challenging. It’s a bit stressful, but you know once you get settled in, things will get simpler. But time passes by, and it’s still just as nerve-wracking. You eventually realize this is just what the job entails.
If a job is just stressful, that’s one thing. But if the stress starts to affect your life after hours, and if your mental health starts to suffer, it might be time to look at a different career option. Here are a few signs it might be time to quit. (more…)
You’re proud of the work you put in while on the job. But one day you walk by the breakroom and hear a co-worker say you frequently miss deadlines, come into work late, or steal their ideas for presentations.
Office gossip can be incredibly demoralizing, especially if you’re new on the job. Someone is spreading lies about you, but it’s their word against yours; is there really anything you can do about it? (more…)
Desk job got ya down? Here’s a few tips.
Day after day you sit in your cubicle, shuffling papers and filling out forms, waiting on other people to get their job done so you can finish up projects. And maybe scrolling through a few more Buzzfeed articles than you should be. Or you sit around in meetings where nothing is getting done, thinking about what’s for lunch.
In short, you’re bored of your office job.
Office life can be great for many of us, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone! If you can’t handle the tiresome tedium any longer, you really only have two choices: spice things up or look for a job in a different field.
Spice is Nice (more…)
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The holidays are a wonderful time, full of cheer and excitement. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stressful, especially when it comes to juggling holiday responsibilities with work commitments.
But what exactly makes the holidays so stressful for working folks? We decided to ask you, our Job Journey readers in November, to find out.