People shouldn't complain when losing their job

United States
December 24, 2006 7:04pm CST
In today's world, there are no guarantees, like our parents who were on the job for 20yrs. You have to in most cases have a second job just to barely break even. Companies are constantly eliminating their competition like the weather changing. Reason i brought this up because i have a friend who was blowing smoke because she quite one mortgage job for another. And she thought about killing her boss. Why do something stupid over a job. Now she can't pay her bills and thinking about moving back to her mother house. I told her never to leave the first job but she was not happy there. So the new mortgage job made full of promises that didn't deliever. Can anyone relate?
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48 responses
@alchemistrx (2554)
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
I quit my job for health reasons because the complaining thing made a seriously ill effect to my health.That's why I have to be at home doing this.It's not easy but it will prevail.
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• China
25 Dec 06
I quitted my job 3 years ago.
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@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 06
Ya, it's true. The world today is profit oriented. When come to economy crisis or low demand, the business go down and downsizing happen and many people will get laid off. There is really no guarantee in private sector. We can have a more secured job in the government agencies but the pay is usually lower. We all should aware of the risk of being employed as well. I think she is right about getting a job which she is happy in. But she should judge the situation wisely. She should get the second job first then only she quit if she is not having anyone to cover her daily expense. Like my ex-gf, she quited without getting a new job, coz she still could rely on me to cover her daily expenses.
• China
25 Dec 06
That's definitely right. Those job consultants always tell us not to change our job unless we think carefully and already find another job. Quiting recent job without finding another will lead to a job vacancy. In this period, no one pay you anthing and you live on deposit. As the time goes, the pressure to find a job become heavier and heavier, which may make you find a job abruptly, and this is maybe the beginning of another nightmare. so, I don't think it's wise for your friend to quit her job.
@mayammb (1816)
• Australia
25 Dec 06
if ur job goes don't worry too much about it just keep moving ahead in search of another job, who knows u may find a job better than the earlier one.
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25 Dec 06
mayam, I'm fully agree with you. After i quit my precious job due to boss and co-worker scandal I was so upset. After I gave it a good thought about it I realised it is better for me to quit. This world is big and wide, we can always go to somewhere where the grass is really green. SMILE:D
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@adnan007 (1083)
• India
25 Dec 06
They should not bcos they have been removed on certain purpose.But these bosses sometimes purposely do the thing then thats worng and u should complain for it.
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• India
25 Dec 06
always see the better part of the job rather than the negative aspect that is used so ofcourse the good thing in the new job has to be explored to get the committed promises
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@harsh1985 (593)
• India
25 Dec 06
yes there is no job guaranty!! company wants best from their employees if you are unable to complete their satisfaction you are kicked out. better is that you improve your quality and sincerity towards your work....consistancy is also important!!
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• Philippines
25 Dec 06
its better to be practical now a days....set aside happines for ones dream job and try to hold on to existing job that could support your needs....leave it if you are secure enough to have money for a good 3 months while searching for a dream job....its difficult to find a good high paying jobs nowadays you know..
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@ride54toi (406)
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
Firstly, does she still love her work? Does she enjoy what she has been doing. In a scenario when you don't love what you are doing anymore and you're not being highly motivated I think it's about time to look for another job. Everything happens for a reason. I'm not an expert on giving advices but I think if I were her, I'd rather be in another company. She should look for another job that will compensate her. Although, losing a job is not easy as 1 2 3, there are reasons why these things happen. Love what you do and do what you love to do.
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@crickethear (1417)
• United States
19 Mar 07
In the day and age, people can afford to just quit. Jobs are too hard to find today, and if you have a fairly good job, it is better to stay and deal with it. No job is perfect. If you leave you are bound to find something else with the new one.
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@amitavroy (4821)
• India
16 Mar 07
it is correct. I fully agree with this view in context of today,s perspective.
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• United States
26 Dec 06
If you're talking about complaining about losing a job, no. If it is about quitting but wanting to go back, i agree.
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@ashiflett (1045)
• United States
26 Dec 06
When I was in the workforce, I found it more and more frustrating to achieve things that I wished to accomplish. I think the best way to handle a situation that you do not like is to change it. If you are unhappy with the route that you choose in careers, you should either find a career that you like or create a business of your own.
@jimotman (633)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 06
when you're losing a job, it's no use when you complain. complaining doesn't give you money. simply just look for a new one, and if you don't like your previous job, don't look for the same kind of job again.
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@cuddiluk (1523)
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
Its true if you step out in your job never hated your boss. Though its screwed you up, accept the fact that is the way things goes. Still many wonderful opportunities will comes along.
@KrauseHome (36636)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Well, I have been there many times, and I have not had the best of luck always when it comes to working for others. That is why I have always wished I could be Rich enough to start the Dream job I have always wanted to have. But sometimes I think too many people tend to take their jobs for granted anymore. Especially the younger generation these days. They think if the job they are at does not work out, they can just leave, and not worry about how they are supposed to support themselves, etc. I unfortunately was let go just over a yr. ago from a Convenience store due to being Robbed, and then let go from another job right after that due to Health issues that kept me from being able to do the job required, so I know things can be rough when you are without a job. But I have been at the job I am at now for just about 6 months, and really enjoy it, so sometimes it is just being able to find a job you will enjoy doing, and stick with it.
• Australia
25 Dec 06
Many years ago, I knew I was not earning what I should in my job, wanting to earn more I enquired about a pay rise to be told no. I asked if I could go causal so I could earn more per hour. (I didn't care about holiday pay ect I was trying to earn more to pay for our wedding). They said yes. As I was the only person in the building that knew how to do my job they agreed to that. (I was the payroll officer). I started to look for a job else where Permant & with a better $ an hour. 3 weeks I found it. Now I was casual I did not have to give the 3 - 4 weeks notice I would have had to give if I was permanent. I took the new job. Leaving a mess behind me my good friend had to take my job over with only a few weeks training (normal training over 6 weeks). I would go to her place on pay night & help her out. Found out later the new payroll person took one look at the work load, walked into the bosses office and demanded a payrise for all the work she had to do... Now if they gave me my payrise when I asked would have saved them so much hassel... Anyway took the new job was very happy, but 6 months later, a month after our wedding the job started to downsize, last person on, first person off... I still wonder if I should have changed jobs I was being stressed out in a job I hated. Or unemployed month after our wedding with more bills than income. After our wedding I found employers would not hire me thinking I would be starting a family soon..
@lemar37 (201)
• United States
25 Dec 06
A person has the right to complain but it probably won't do any good but when a person is losing there job they have bills to pay and families to take care of, so i think people can complain.
• United States
25 Dec 06
Of course people shouldn't complain. Working sucks.
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• Philippines
25 Dec 06
i noticed this too....... my dad has been working for a certain company for 35 years, until he retired. in the Philippine scenario, i think this is mainly because of the fact that prices have gone up and up and that we always need to look for another job that pays more than the first one. nowadays, its so hard to keep a job and get a higher position (therefore, higher pay). i think this is because more and more Filipinos have the capacity to earn a college degree and this makes the competition tougher each year. also, millions of Filipinos would rather go abroad than stay here and help the country prosper. i don't mean this in a negative way so please, i don't mean any offense to Filipinos here who are working their a$$es abroad. the reason why Filipinos prefer to work there is because of financial difficulties here. also, a lot of yuppies here in the Philippines can't hold down a job because of the lifestyles that they lead.
@killj0y (618)
• United States
25 Dec 06
thinking of killing someone is excessive but i think it's fair to complain a little about losing a job, i mean it's not like you lost a peice of candy, it's the thing that puts food in your mouth and clothes on your back--its important and complaining is a simple way of dealing with stress.
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@onesiobhan (1328)
• Canada
25 Dec 06
I agree that nothing is certain and one should always have a back-up plan. But it is human nature to complain whtn things go awry.
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