so i finally got my first job but...

@birdie816 (1277)
United States
May 4, 2011 3:12pm CST
it is not exactly the best thing since sliced bread lol. for one, i work at mcdonalds (maybe i should just stop here. i think most of you will understand why this sucks just from that one word lol). but anyway, i am one of the older people working there who is not a janitor or a cook. most of my coworkers in the front of the store are a couple of years younger than me. this in itself irks me because they have history there and they try to boss me around because i didnt catch on in 3 seconds like they apparently expected me too. sometimes this, along with my SEVEN managers (yes i said seven) botherin me, is too much for me starting off. i am seriously considering quitting, but i know me and my husband need the extra money
8 responses
• India
5 May 11
i do realize that earning is the main priority for you. but any where you work this kind of situation is always come. you have to handle it carefully and during this period try to find another job which is more preferable than this but till then adjust yourself with the new environment.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
thanks for the advice
@ajk111 (2527)
5 May 11
firstly i hope things get better for you. i think everybody reading this knows the pain of a job that they do not enjoy. the most important thing is your health and if this job affects your health. if it continues why not talk to your husband, work out the money situation and i am sure he will support you in pursuit of your long term happiness. i was in a well paid job a few years ago but i was miserable. i tried to hide it but when i eventually told my wife she immediately told me to leave the job as we would get by. it was the best thing i did and it was made easier by sharing with my partner and having her support. good luck in whatever decission you make.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
wow. first of all you have a really great wife :) but anyway, my husband has already told me he doesnt really like the idea of me working anyway (because like alot of other guys, he wants to be able to give me the world and for me never to have to lift a finger) and it bothers him even more that i HATE my job with a passion and come home stressed everyday. probably the biggest reason i am still working at all is because my husband became unemployed. he has a job now but doesnt start until this upcoming week. after he starts working again, there is no telling how long i'll stay there
@SIMPLYD (86525)
• Philippines
5 May 11
You should start scouting for some other jobs, while you are at that job. Do it in your free days, or just keep on submitting resumes. But don't quit yet until you are fully hired to a new job. Meanwhile, bear with your managers. Just keep on working rightly, for them to see your perseverance in doing your work. Don't antagonize any of them, because you will need their nice comments if ever you are hired by another company who will do some background checking. Just be good in your present job and don't bother yourself so much with the people who makes you don't feel well in that job.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
yeah that is one thing i have to work on is being nice to my coworkers because they all harrass me like crazy or talk about me behind my back. it is sometimes very difficult to look professional when working there because of this
@sweet_pea (3325)
• Philippines
5 May 11
Oh dear, I am sorry you are in that state. But try to hold there for awhile while you try to look for a better employment. It is not easy to find work nowadays when you have to compete with a lot of unemployed people who are younger and have better qualifications than you do. So try to bear with them and hope that a better job opportunity will come to you one day.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
thanks for your encouraging words. i really needed that :)
@gloryacam (5543)
• Philippines
5 May 11
I am so sorry to hear that your first job is not really to your liking. But, since it's a first, then, it's okay for it to suck. Stick around for a while because you wouldn't want your resume to read that your first job lasted a week. That was my mistake. My first job lasted three weeks. And, it really looks awkward in my resume. It's a good thing that a few weeks thereafter, the old company folded up and the nasty partner was out and they renamed the company and rehired me. They agreed to include my three weeks in my employment history with the new company. It's really hard starting because older employees get to boss you around. I hope things will get better for you.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
well lucky you. but it's a good thing that i have been here for almost a month and a half so far. hopefully that isnt too bad if i quit soon.
@GardenGerty (105464)
• United States
4 May 11
I hope things smooth out there soon. I can sympathize. If you need the money, well, it pays, and it is legal. I have had jobs where I was older and also where I was over managed. Good luck.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
i hope they too. by the way, the management has been reduced to six managers instead of seven (but still way too many if you ask me). and thanks
4 May 11
yeah you couldve just stopped at mcdonalds, definitley no the horror of that place. My first job was at mcdonalds, its a bad job, pretty much any fastfood is, but its at least something to bring in money till you find something better, and at least you get a big mack everyday(which is killing you slowly while you waste away all day over hot grills and fryers that viciously attack you, wondering why they havent fixed the air conditioner yet, fighting off the occasional white-outs from heat stroke, all for just 7.25 an hour. not too mention the manager next to you talking on his phone, making sure your working, who makes about ten dollars an hour more than you) But its not so bad, just make sure your not there for more than a year, unless your really serious about woring up the macdonalds carrerr ladder and becoming a manager, not really my dream but to each his own. Just stick with it however long you need to and find something better, it actually is a really good stepping stone job alot of people have their first job at mcdonalds and move on to be very succsesfull. its just about sticking to it and setting goals and thing like that.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
haha. you are really funny (no i am not being sarcastic. you really did brighten up my day a bit). everything you ust said about working at mcdonald's is so true lol. i have been attacked by that stupid fry machine more times than i can count (i have the burn scars to prove it). and i definately do NOT plan on staying longer than a year. also, the only thing remotely healthy to eat in there is a salad, but those get boring after a while. i don't understand how we can have regular customers that come in multiple times a day and order everything BUT salad...but anyway i will try to hang in there for now
• United States
4 May 11
Sorry to hear that your job is not what you expected. Take it as experience and quietly seek another one while you are there earning so that at least while you are still looking you are gaining experience and some money. It has to be difficult to deal with the stress. Best of luck, and know that it is hard right now for many, as a lot of employers are really singling out over qualified employees. This seems to be my issue right now.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
7 May 11
yes it is very difficult. and i have thought about trying to find another job, but i am kinda scared to let this one go on account of the fact it was so hard to finally get anyway. also, i dont know if a month really counts as work experience so nobody would really take me seriously applying. although it is better than no experience