NEw job in the new year?

Canada
January 2, 2009 12:24am CST
Are you starting a new job in the new year? Are you looking for one? Or are you happy where you are? I'm starting a new job in two weeks. Its $3 per hour more than my current position. Its also a better title. In my current position I am a shift supervisor. In this new position I will be a Department Manager. I'm very excited. I'm also interviewing for a position as assistant customer experience manager at another company.
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@nini89 (670)
• India
8 Jan 09
Congrats! for having new job in the new year, and for the salalry you are goiing to get. Good posts means good pay all the best and keep it up. My job is the same one I am not changing recently. let me stay one side itslef. Happy mylotting and have a good carrier.
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Its starting out to be an amasing year for jobs for me. I got 3 more phone calls for positions. I turned down two of them but just went yesterday for a job interview yesterday. It went well so I might get that position. Unfortunately it is kind of far away. I would have to insure my car as it would take 2 hrs to get there by bus. Its a 45 minute drive... but could be more with traffic. I don't know anyone in the area either where I could stay.
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@nini89 (670)
• India
9 Jan 09
Good that you are getting a good post job, try near somewhere you can stay instead of travelling so long distance everyday . You will be tired after work. Happy posting and have a good day.
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Happy New Year and Congratulations! Thats nice. New Year New job. Hope you will be motivated more and your salary will increase. I am working in the same office for quite sometime. The pay is good but no more promotions for us. We are almost on the top and no more position to go up.
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
Thats good that you have worked your way so far up to the top! That is very comendable. I'm generally always motivated at work. My parents taught me to have a very high standard and work ethic.
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• Philippines
9 Jan 09
That work ethics I am trying to stay with me. I just cannnot enrich myself with those under the table arrangements. But sometimes because the work has become routinary I wanted to go and look for another, but then I am already old for new job and besides I love the work and all the problems with it. It is not all problems, the joys and the relationships with other employees.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Hello Monkeyrose, Early last year, I was thinking to look for another job but my husband stopped me. This year, I will be with the same company that I have been working for almost 10 years. Not to say that I like what I am doing right now so much, but I think it really offers a comfort zone for a mother of a small kid like me. Anyway, congratulations on your new job!
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
How come your husband stopped you from looking for another job? It looks very good on a resume that you stayed with a company for 10 years. Shows commitment. Its good if your position fits your lifestyle. None of the jobs I do are dream jobs but they are the best for my life right now.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
Hello Monkeyrose, My husband prefers my working hours where I finish job quite early at 4.30pm. I normally go back and fetch my son before going home. I worked for a private company before where I always reached home normally after sunset and sometimes late at night. He doesn't like the idea of him reaching home first. Yes, it looks good on the resume that I can stay loyally to one company for a decade but I have another problem too - when I looked for another job last few years, the interviewers kept asking me why I need to change employer as it looks like I am quite comfortable with my present company.
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• China
8 Jan 09
i did not coming here for some days .fell sorry to you too latter response to you . now congration to you find a new job.i am must studying hard for the furture ,i am a student now.can you give me some way to earning online .i know something about it .but i do not how to do. what is you job now.is it connect with the computer? wish you everything is well
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
Its okay. I welcome any comments. I really don't have any tips for you to earn online. The only online earning I do is right here at Mylot. Other than that I'm pretty much at a loss. I've tried other sites but none of them have made me any money. My new job isn't connected to the computer. Its as a department Manager at a big retail store. What are you studying? Good luck with your studies!!
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I'm retired and at a age that most companies don't want to hire. So far I haven't needed to go back to work.
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
Thats nice that you don't need to go back to work. They lifted the retirement age in my country recently so its no longer mandatory. There are often older people working. I worked with this one gentleman who was 80 years old. He was the nicest guy and was very hard working. He slowed down a bit but he still did a better job than most of the young kids.
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@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Wow, great salary hike and promotion! Congrats! I am looking for another job (full or part time) as well. Need more hours and my bookkeeping job online (tho I LOVE it) isn't giving me the hours I need, so looking for more. Crossing my fingers I can find something soon, but not holding my breath in the current economy. Good luck in your new job!!!
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
Good luck on finding a new job. I'm sure you can find one to supplement your current one.
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@di1159 (1580)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Congratulations! That's a nice size raise if it's a full time job. I suppose that you will have additional responsibilites so I wish you well and hope that you enjoy it. I'm not so much looking for a new job, just looking for additional ways to supplement my income and get a little extra so I can splurge on something every now and then.
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• Canada
3 Jan 09
I to am always looking for additional ways to supplement my income. I always find little things here and there. Yes it is a full-time position. Actually there seems to be less responsibilities in this position. ITs a different company. At this one I don't have to count cash or do deposits. I pretty much just work my stock and keep displays full and then take care of issues that employees cannot handle themselves.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
2 Jan 09
Wow! That sounds great! What could be a better way to stat the new year! I wish you luck Rose. You are still in Starbucks, are you? So now less of those spoiling of aprons....
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
Thank you. I know I'm excited! I wasn't even looking for this job either. A friend was working there and one of their managers quit so she recomended me to her Manager. I'm going to try and keep Starbucks part-time. I really like it there but they just don't pay enough. I was hoping to be assistant store manager at the bux but its taking longer than expected. Plus I really want free drinks and 30% off! I love starbucks. thank you.. good luck to you!
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
2 Jan 09
You get 30% off! Lucky you!! Don't leave BUX dear! But switching over makes sense if you consider the pays and perks. That's the primary thing we work for after all! Good luck and keep me informed.
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
Thanks .. will do... I won't leave the bux just yet. It pays my rent... well sorta. .lol I don't pay rent because I live with my parents.... and they rock However I give them my free pound of coffee from starbucks everyweek instead of money.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Jan 09
$3 per hour?? That seems too little.. ON top of that, u are gonna be a Department manager, and i guess u should deserve something more than that ^_^ I guess, the other position u mentioned should suit u better and if the pay is higher, u should go for that instead ^_^ But what matters most, is being happy in your own choice ^_^ I have plans for a new job in the new year too because i'm freelancing at the moment ^_^ So, i'm actually thinking of holding a temp job before deciding to go perm, or stick to freelancing again.. hehe
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
I'm not sure if you understood my post correctly. I meant that the Department manager position would be a $3.00/hr increase. This is an increase of $7,000 per a year.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Oops, sorry for my mistake IN that case, it will be good for u ^_^ AN increment will always be good, especially in times like this now.. hehe
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
hehe yes definately. lol it isn't even legal to pay someone $3/ hr in my country.
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
I'm currently looking for a job and I'm enthusiastic about it. I guess it's time for me to find a more suitable career. I've been with the customer service industry for more than 4 years already and it has taken it's toll on me. I can see that 2009 will be a great year for me and for most of us. Let's seize the day!
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
YEs LEts!! Its a new year and time to start a new career! I work in retail. Its a lot of stress dealing with the public sometimes. However there are some perks. What are you thinking of going into?
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
Well.. I'm planning to go into something that I've been waiting for so long. Computer programming and web development! it's too bad that I'm really having a rough time waiting but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that by next week, hopefully one of them would give me a call. I wish you the best! Good luck to us!
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
Have you already had job interviews then? If so thats not so bad. I'm sure they will call.
2 Jan 09
I am planning on starting another 10 websites this year
• Canada
2 Jan 09
Wow!! That sounds like a lot of work! Are you a website designer? Is this your main source of income? Its pretty smart to work with computers as they are in such high demand. What kind of websites are you starting?
2 Jan 09
I have some websites already, some electronics, jewelry and appliances and appliance parts websites, I am going to add some more, like dating or matchmaking sites like eharmony, and pet stores those kinds of things. right now it is a second income, this year I am hoping to replace my income totally with online marketing and sales.
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
So do you create affliate sites and links?
@messageme (2821)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I have been looking for a job. Was hoping I would have one by the new year, but that hasn't happen. There isn't much left for jobs around here with everyone getting lay off from their jobs they had. I looked in the paper this week and there was only 4 job listings!! That is the least I have seen in forever. Usually there is pages of them!
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
WOw that sucks. The economy is really down in the dumps. So far where I live its okay. There aren't as many high paying jobs.. but there are still a lot. Good luck in the new year!
@messageme (2821)
• United States
3 Jan 09
There isn't that many high paying jobs around here either. Small town, got to love it! Any big city is about an hour a way for me, so it wouldn't even be worth my drive for a higher paying job.
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• Canada
3 Jan 09
Wow you don't live that far away from the city. I live in a big city. Well technically I live in the suburbs. To drive from one end of all our cities which are all connected to the other end it would probably take 2 hours.
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
2 Jan 09
Wow thats good..A new job with in the new year is sure to lift your mood... Congratulations and all the best for your new job..I haven't started any new job but got few new students at home!
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
Are they homestay students? Or do you teach?
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
3 Jan 09
They come during my spare time for extra help with their studies...In short I am a part time private tutor..Have a nice day!
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• Canada
4 Jan 09
That must be nice to be a private tutor. Here they get paid really well. What kind of educational background do you need to do that?
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I am looking for one at the moment.
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• Canada
4 Jan 09
Is there any particular type of job your looking for? Good luck in your search.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Right now no. I was a stay mom for a long time and right now I am cleaning home for a part time, I need to study to advance in life. Anything will be ok with me. Thanks for the good luck
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
Its good that you stayed home and took care of your kids. Being a mom is a very important job. Cleaning is a good part-time job. I know people who make lots of money doing it. Good luck to you in your job search.
• United States
3 Jan 09
I'm usually a stay at home dad but I started a part time gig last year for a few months but it will be ending soon. Congrats on your job and making more money.
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• Canada
4 Jan 09
Thats nice that your a stay at home dad. Not a lot of men are willing to do that. It must be very rewarding. What have you been doing part-time? Is it seasonal?
• United States
4 Jan 09
I think that's awesome too. My hubby was a stay at home dad for a while, but finances demanded that he go back to work. But he was home when it was needed and it helped us out that we didn't have to hire daycare.
• United States
4 Jan 09
Monkeyrose, my wife is a travel nurse so we've been doing this for about a year and a half. It is rewarding, I get to spend time with my kids that I normally wouldn't. We plan to travel for about 5 to 7 years and then settle down so the kids can attend high school for their senior prom and stuff like that. Then when they go to college mom and dad are going to Hawaii. I write full time when I don't have a part time gig, its only because we're in OK that I'm working, this is where we started the travel nursing adventure. The place I work at is a manufacturer of oil rings. Next assignment I'll be back to writing full time. Earthsong, very cool that he was able to stay home. We travel because my wife is a travel nurse so it just made sense for her to work and I stay home. I take care of the admin stuff for her and other job related tasks. I write full time so I keep busy and help with some of the income.
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
2 Jan 09
Congratulations on your promotion andof coruse the extra money that you will be getting paid as a result. It also sounds as though you have the expereience for this new job although as with all new jobs there will be something to learn. In a short period of time you will put you own stamp on the position I am sure and perhaps be able to make any changes that you think are necessary. With the current global economic climate this promotion and pay rise you have received will stand you in good stead I am sure. At least the company you are working for are confident enough in their business to be happy to promote those emoloyees they feel can do the job. No I am not starting a new job for 2009 but will be happy to get back to work on a full time basis of course. A couple of months ago things were a bit quiet where I work and my employers gave the truck drivers a choice of what we wanted to do. It was either put some drivers off or we all take some of our accrued holidays and see what happened. Most of us had a fair bit of accrued leave/holidays so we opted to take that first and see what hapepened. So half of the drivers continued to work and the rest of us took leave, on the basis that if things got busy we would be offered a chance to do the extra work. I decided that if work was offered to me then I would take it and the extra holidays in reserve. A couple of the drivers decided to get a job elsewhere which was their choice of course. So for the past couple of months I have sort of been on holidays but also working maybe 1-3 days a week, depending on what is available. Sometimes it is a short haul load which means I can do a return trip fully loaded both ways within the legal working hours of a day for a truck driver. For me that is a maximum of 14 hours which means that if I have to do a long haul trip I am away from home overnight. So I would leave the depot at say 2.00 pm and drive till 7.00 pm and then take a break for half an hour and then drive on till just before midnight. Then I would take a 5 hour break before heading off to where the load had to be delivered. That way I could be unloaded and reloaded for the return journey and if possible I liked to be on my way back no later than mid-day. In fact the earlier the better as far as I was concerned because then I could get home for the night. Once I arrived home I would take at least a 5 hour break as required by law and sometime after midnight get on the way to deliver the load. Often then I would get a short haul return and that would be it till another job came along. So I would be driving/away for less than 3 full days but because of the way the work is structured it would count as 4 days work when you include the pay for the loads. A day is construed as midnight to midnight which is why I always made sure I stopped for the night before then. It might not seem to be a lot but what it actually meant for the weeks when that happened is that I only officially took 1 day's holidays and so my pay was still the same. Next week thiose of us who have been on leave are due to return to work on a full time basis which means at least 4 days work each week. Yes it will be strange at first after being home for so long but I am sure that I will soon adjust, as will my partner of course. So no new job for me but at least I have a job to return to. Good luck with your new job Monketrose and make sure you keep us updated on how you are enjoying the challenges that you will face.
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• Canada
3 Jan 09
Yes there will be lots to learn. The job is mainly merchandising and I'll be working with product that is new to me. Unfortunately I didn't get promoted within my current company. I received a new position at a new company. I was hoping to move up in my current company but the pay while I wait is too little. I have some pretty big goals that require a lot of money. That must be nice that you have some time off work during the holidays. It is always good to have a job. My step-father is in trucking as well. He is a in-city driver only. It has its downfalls but the pay is good and there are some perks. I hope you have a happy new year and good luck with your transition back to work.
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
3 Jan 09
Sometimes it is necessary to change our employers and nothing is more important than being abe to achieve our goals. Youir new job is offering you extra pay and I am sure that will help you reach where you want to be. I am sure that you will soon learn about the new product lines and settle down well in yor new job. Good luck to you Monkeyrose and I hope that everything goes ever better than you are expecting it to.
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• Canada
3 Jan 09
Thank you very much. I think it will be good. My co-worker from a previous job works there too and she really likes it. hehe.. just a question though. I've been wondering.. what kind of birds are those in your picture?
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Congratulations. Sounds wonderful. I am ecstatically happy in my position of being retired. Honestly I thought when we ditched our jobs that hubby would be driving me up the walls and I'd want to go get another job, any job, just to get out of the house. But he is great to be around and we do things together and I love being home. The work force will just have to get used to not having me around any more.
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
That must be a nice break to be retired after all those years of working. I'm assuming that you worked most of your adult life. Unfortunately many of us have to work to survive. What did you do before you retire? lol what do you do with your spare time now that you have retired?
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Hah, I was working before my adult life, too, and I have don'e many things, but most recently taught at the college level. Now I am learning how to grow plants in water, and writing about that on a blog called Ann's Air Gardens: http://www.drann.us/anns_aerogarden_updates/2008/12/another-moss-rose.html It is fun to eat some of the food we grow.
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• Canada
2 Jan 09
Thats really cool! You must be smart to have been teaching at the college level! Thanks for the link I will definately check it out. I want to be more knowledgable about plants and such as it is important to my religion.
@earthsong (589)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I'm starting a new job in the new year. As soon as I find one LOL. My job was eliminated on Dec 22nd, quite unexpectedly. I had two 1st interviews almost immediately and have two 2nd interviews with both places today. Good luck on your new job! I hope you'll love it!
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• Canada
4 Jan 09
WOw! Thats very surprising. What happened to your job? Was it downsizing or did the whole company go? Thats terrible that they would do that so suddenly at this time of year. Good luck with your interviews. It sounds like your recovering and in high demand! I'm sure you'll find a job that fits you. Maybe it will even be a better job! Happy mylotting and thanks for your well wishes.
• United States
4 Jan 09
It was definitely quite sudden. I was in a temp to hire position, and was worried something was up when they fired several and permanently laid off six others. When my temp period was up I got even more worried that they didn't hire me on, but was told there was no reason not to just give them some time. I had started sending out resumes anyway, I'm not one to leave things to chance. On the 22nd the HR manager called me into her office and told me I got to start my Christmas vacation early, they were eliminating my position, the company was cutting back. But... if the economy improved they'd call me back. I worry about money, but honestly, it was a relief, I hated the job LOL Thanks for the well wishes!
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
3 Jan 09
No I'm not changing my present job right now and may do so by the end of 2009.
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• Canada
3 Jan 09
Why will you change jobs later in 2009?
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
3 Jan 09
Because of lesser pays and far flung places of work area.
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
3 Jan 09
First of all congratulations. You have every reason to be excited. And I think Department manager must be a great portfolio with lots of Authority instead of Customer Assistant Manager. So far as I am concerned I must not have any complaint about my existing job barring few long salary issues! But because of my life mission - to have my own business - I am contemplating to go on for it from this 2009. At least those preliminary planning etc. I would like to finish during this 2009. Wish you best of luck for the upcoming interview, and your present job.
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• Canada
3 Jan 09
Thanks very much. I am mostly happy. A bit sad to have to leave my new friends at my old job. What kind of business are you wanting to start? that sounds exciting.
• India
3 Jan 09
I have changed couple of organizations and I have tried to keep in tough with my old buddies as well. Regarding my project, it relates to providing IT support services as well as publishing niche websites. Presently, I undertake such jobs but not in a structured way. I believe, I need to prepare a good business plan above anything else.