Is a new job.
The saga of all things job related continues. My choice to join this company back in May felt like the right decision at the time. But once I got in the door, it fairly quickly shifted to “oh no, what have I done?”
I mean, it’s still not as racist or misogynistic or republican as the old company, so at least there’s that. But it has its own host of issue.
The biggest problem as of late is turnover. It’s insane. We have some manufacturing employees that just basically stopped coming into work. Then there are the people we hired who just never even showed up on their first day. And then there’s our new Controller who made it 2 whole months before turning in his notice. And his replacement? Well he lasted 5 whole hours before packing up and never returning.
Yeah. It’s a shit show.
So, once again I’ve started the process of looking for a new job. I updated my resume a few months back, but I’m concerned of course by this brief blip in my employment history. I Men’s, how does one tactfully explain that they were hoodwinked in the hiring process and the management is a fucking disaster?
The good news is that having gone through this failed job, I’m a bit “sadder but wiser” now. I know my worth and know what I can negotiate on. And I have a clearer understanding of what I’m looking for in a company. And what to look for when interviewing.
I think I’m also better prepared to ask probing questions about how they manage certain parts of the organization and what resources they have. Especially after experiencing the veritable goat fuck of my current situation.
And while this is not a great time of year to be looking, I have managed to get my foot in the door with a company here in the cities. I’ve had one interview and a second is being formed up for early next week.
So far I’m kind of hopeful about this one. It’s night and day different from my current situation in so many ways it’s laughable. Like where were you last year dammit!
So again I’ll ask you to keep your fingers crossed for me. And let’s see if I can land somewhere decent.
it’s 2021-2022. People are quitting right and left – you don’t have to worry about your so-called ‘blip’. HR in our organization has stopped asking the ‘behavioral questions’ because they can’t afford to dismiss ANY candidate.