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I've just had 'the' conversation with my supervisor

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Gary->dee, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Well-Known Member

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    You might know the one. They talk about your performance on the job, expectations, your future with the company and so on. It's the talk that eventually leads to the company letting you go if you don't improve. Well I could care less. I've been working at my job for more than 2 years and I'm sick of it anyway so if they show me the door I'll probably relish the time off. Then reality will sink in and the bills will mount.

    I've begun the process of preparing for possible unemployment. I've made my doctors and dentists appointments and I've deleted a ton of files that I've kept on my computer. I know they could probably still access the stuff after it's been deleted but there wasn't any porn involved anyway so I'm not worried. I contacted someone who interviewed me earlier this year when I was eager to leave. Don't know if that'll come through or not. Don't really care anyway, I'm willing to move back down to San Diego with my family.

    THIS JOB SUCKS

    Woo just had to get that out as part of the psychological conditioning to prepare me for whatever may happen because if they show me the door that's what I'd like to remember about my job so I won't feel too bad about losing it.
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gary,

    I am in the same boat as you are. I am sooooo sick of my job that the talk of possible layoffs is actually good news to me. WooHoo!!! But since it took my supervisor 7 months to give me my post-probation evaluation (and that's after I spoke with HR and have them force him to give me an evaluation to put into my personnel file), any talk of me not applying myself from him may take even longer.
     
  3. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Well-Known Member

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    Right on, Danny. If they let me go I just hope it is deemed a lay off so I can get unemployment money. Anyway I'm also in the process of finding out more about personal bankruptcy. Two things I'm sick of: my job and paying the same bills every month. There are ways of fixing both of those. [​IMG]
     
  4. LarryDavenport

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    At least your boss didn't comment on how you dress. I used to get a talking to by my supervisor for coming to work in jeans and t-shirt, despite the fact that I was doing telephone customer service for Eddie Bauer AND I bought my jeans and t-shirts from Eddie Bauer.
     
  5. Gary->dee

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    Ironically enough I am wearing jeans and a T-shirt today and part of my problem with my job that I laid out to the supe was that I'm tired of this particular thing they got me working on which involves calling people on the phone and getting information from them. I compared it to telemarketing. But my clothes aren't a factor because it's a data company that deals with the entertainment industry.
     
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  7. Danny Tse

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    I've talk to several people who started at about the same time as me, and they wanted out as well. I suppose it was just a mismatch of employees and the jobs involved. Oh, I am still doing my job as best as I can, it's just that I don't see myself growing professionally at my current job. Since layoffs are almost here, I will wait it out to get my unemployment benefits.
     
  8. Steven K

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    Thank you Todd.

    I'm actually sick and tired of people who are looking forward to being laid off because they want some "time off" or because they "hate their damn job." The reality is that most people don't like their job. It's nothing new, it's just that our society has become very good at providing handouts for those who just want a break.

    I'm in the same boat as alot of people - good possibility of losing my job soon. But I do not look forward to this, and I try to do everything I can to control it.
     
  9. Todd Hochard

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    Work is not fun. That's why they call it work.

     
  11. Patrick Sun

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    Some people work to live, others live to work. Which describes you?
     
  12. Gary->dee

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    Gary, I normally don't participate in these types of threads, but your latest post tells me you did absolutely everything wrong and nothing right when talking with your supervisor. You basically said, "I don't care about this job, and that's why I was goofing off." Whether you mean it or not, you have to give your employer the impression that your job is about the most important thing in your life (and you should perform in like manner). Also, bear in mind that the maximum unemployment benefits in California (assuming your salary matches the requirement) are only about $250-300 or thereabouts a week. Think about that. Not an easy life being unemployed, especially in this expensive state during this period of economic stagnation.
     
  14. Todd Hochard

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    it's seems pretty clear you don't like your job and i'm sure (whether you realize it or not) that your performance/attitude reflects this.

    but you're doing the right thing by leaving. staying there is doing neither you (nor the company) any good.

    bail out and get yourself a meaningful job.

    nuff said. [​IMG]
     
  17. Todd Hochard

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    Todd, union jobs in Orlando? What type of jobs are those? I'm guessing teachers or other gov't employees, because that's about it around here for union jobs.
     
  19. Todd Hochard

    Todd Hochard Well-Known Member

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    Semiconductor Manufacturing.

    Please note that I'm not completely anti-union (in this age of CEO "rock-star" pay, someone's got to look for the average guy), but I've never agreed with the protection they've offered the tenured slacker. In fact, I have no use for tenure in general. Perform, and perform well, or be gone.

    Todd
     
  20. Kirk Gunn

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    Gary - I suggest you quit before you're fired. While being firing/laid off allows you to collect unemployment, it is a scar on your resume. Do yourself and your supervisor a favor and leave as soon as you can find another position. You'll be better off in the long run.

    Good Luck in finding that perfect job.
     

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