I need advices on.. work. Help me. Especially if you work in HR perhaps
August 11, 2010 6:32am CST
Okay, I've been working for a week. It's my first job. I'm a microbiologist in a company.. The thing is, I've been unhappy. I'd go home and cry. I go to bed wishing tomorrow will never come. In the morning when I prepare to work, I wish I would sprain my foot again. In the evening after work, I wish I'd also sprain my foot. Anything at all that will make me unable to work for about a week that the boss will decide to just let me go. I feel so disturbed, I don't want to show up tomorrow anymore. I feel so unhappy that I already feel sick. I've been having a headache for days. My shoulders hurt. I get sharp pains in my back, middle right part. It hurts more whenever I inhale. I don't want to show up tomorrow anymore. I was considering faking illness or you'd think it funny, I'd really sprain myself. I'm a temporary/project-based worker. My work contract says that the company reserves the right to terminate my service prior to expiration of contract based on the following grounds: retrenchment, lack of work, or any cause beyond the control of the Company, or any of the just and authorized causes for dismissal provided for by law including any violation of the rules and regulations that the Company may promulgate from time to time and any violation of the terms of this contract. Lack of work? What if I just not go to work for days? I'll get fired. If I get fired, will they make me pay for something? The contract doesn't mention a bond though. The contract also says that if I want to resign, I should give a thirty day written notice otherwise, failure on my part makes me liable for damages. What does it mean, damages? However, it is within the sole discretion of the Company whether or not to accept such resignation prior to the expiration of said period. I hope not to show up anymore. Seriously. I want to quit, get another job that I will enjoy. I just really.. don't want to show up anymore and resign peacefully without having to be liable for anything or to pay for anything..
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12 Aug 10
Sorry that you don't like your job, but you never know you might actually come to like it just have a positive attitude and maybe that will help. A new job is always tough, but you get to like them after a while you know. Still though how you are explaining things it seems that you really want to quit and that you don't like it very much really sorry for that.What I wouldn't give for a job right now even though you may not like it I wouldn't really care if I like a job or not all I want is a job where I can work and get paid for and since I didn't get a job now I have to go to college and I do not like to learn and study very much. I never did like school very much I always feel trapped when ever I am in a classroom filled with students and a teacher that gives out lectures. I rather work instead of going to school.
11 Aug 10
Well, you didn't mention what it is that makes you so unhappy at work. But....what is the point of working there if you are that miserable?? Put in your resignation, and the usual 'damages' is money in lieu of notice. If you don't show up for work now, they are not liable to pay you any balance due to you. Even if you have done work for them. That is if you haven't receive your pay for July, they are not liable to pay you. Or any other things... That is my understanding anyway. Now, chin up. Just have a talk with your supervisor. And if they are a good company, they will probably just let you go.
11 Aug 10
I wonder what is the reason why you don't like your job...... Is it because of your co-employees? Is it because of the nature of the work? What really is it that makes you unhappy with your work. Maybe you are just having a "culture" shock since this is just your first job.... You have to be patient or else you will end up as job hopper........ learn to be with the organization before you say you're giving up. ..Come on, it has just been a week that you have worked........
11 Aug 10
if you're really miserable in your work then quit. That's the easiest thing and safest thing to do. You should talk with your boss properly, tell them the reason why you can't work for them anymore, tell them honestly. Then hand in your resignation letter politely. Because if you'll keep on going to work everyday when you know that you're not for that job, then you'll only end up hurting yourself and damaging your reputation. If you start not going to work, or doing something bad to the company, one day when you applied for another job you can't get the job especially when you're applying to a similar field of work, because the company you've applied will call and ask your past company on how you work, how efficient you work and how you handle your work. It'll be a disaster if you'll damage your good image just because you're not happy with your work anymore. Be honest, and just be yourself. God bless (",)
11 Aug 10
hello, first of all, I want you to know that Microbiology was my favorite subject in college and my favorite section when i was a Medical technology intern in a hospital. I find it interesting and colorful. So I guess that's how you should see your work too, try to find the goodness out of it. It is quite an interesting job. I can say that your job does not have a good working benefits, moreover there is no security of tenure. But if you continue to dwell on the negative side of it, you will really find it so difficult and you'll always have a heavy heart while you are at it. Since you signed that contract, you should work for it, but it does not mean you will stop there. Consider it as an extended training in honing you as a better and expert microbiologist. While you are working there, you can still scout other company or hospital where you can have more secured position. But as of the moment that you are just starting, enjoy what is being given to you. You are just on your first week, who knows as days go by, you will find it more enjoyable, bond with your co-workers...think that it is better that you have job rather than being jobless. Everyone who are just starting starts at the lowest point and experiences low moments. you are in the period of adjustment, so try it first before quitting...good luck and happy working...be careful with the bacteria. =)
11 Aug 10
You know something i used to be just like you, when i was at my first job, i just guess its a phase that every new employee goes through, not knowing for certain whether they are doing things well and right and when someone shouts or yells taking things personally. My suggestion is not to quite the job as you will be in the same situation in the next job that you take, so try to work on a solution with the same job and knowing fully well that you can quit anytime. Walk up to the HR and ask them to explain the policy, that way you will have clarity. Have fuin and do not take advises or critism seriously. that way you will learn fast and people will get used to your faster.