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CordialOpalCormorant
Mid-Level Housekeeping Supervisor
Hello everyone, I am looking to enter into a career related to my education. I feel like I am hitting a brick wall though. I have a 4.0 final GPA on my Masters degree in Healthcare Management, and I also have a bachelor's in project management. I cant seem to get into management fields in either of these fields because they want 10+ years ... Read more
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ElaborateQuartzButterfly
Senior-Level Business / Product
Do you think asking about a company's maternity leave policy / ways they support working moms in a job interview will hurt your chances of getting hired?
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UnexpectedTopazSeal
Mid-Level
Is there a way to tell if your former employer is giving you a bad reference or "spoiling" the market for you? For context: After many years at one company, starting in an entry level position, I moved up to director/department manager. I left when I reported documented harassment and it was ignored. I gave 6 weeks notice, but I did not leave on ... Read more
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MarvelousOnyxHornet
Early Career Assistant Operations Coordinator
Hey everyone! I just got a promotion in my current job in chicago Illinois about a year ago and now I'm looking to make the big move to portland Oregon area withing the next 6 months. I need to find something close to equivalent in pay about 40/yr, if anyone has any good suggestions on the move and where to find good companies to ... Read more
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PungentQuartzHamster
Early Career Meetings Coordinator
Hello ladies! I have been at my current job for about two years. The job I currently have is one that I got right out of college. Though I have enjoyed my job, I have come to terms that there are no opportunities for growth. I do not get excited about coming to work everyday and I am ready for a change. I have ... Read more
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AmiablePeridotButterfly
Mid-Level Department Manager
I'm a single mom without a huge supporting team. I am currently looking for a job, in any industry, that can keep me at my current rate of pay (around 40/ yr) but still afford me the ability to drop my daughter off at school in the mornings and be able to get there to pick her up before the after care programs close ... Read more
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FortunateQuartzKoala
Mid-Level Director
Hello ladies! I have an unusual career path (worked right after high school, went back to school while working full time, did internships, got a Bachelor in marketing, worked in marketing, left because I refused to work with an abusive management, went back to school, got my MBA while running an exchange program with the university and managing the company in charge of it). ... Read more
Trust my guts and keep applying, hoping at some point it will pay off
Get any job that would make me use my MBA even if I am not very good at it
Listen to what people tell me: get my foot in the door somewhere and hope that I will climb the ladder enough in 9 months to get my visa and face the possibility to go back to Europe anyway
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ProactiveDiamondLion
Mid-Level Sales Rep
I've been at my job for a year now. I do enjoy my position and the flexible hours are what I need. But I can't get a definite answer on whether I will ever get a pay raise. It is a male dominanted business and because of that I feel that I am being held back from reaching my potential. Even though I do ... Read more
Bite the bullet and go back to school
Take the pay cut / find a job elsewhere
They're just playing you / leave
Wait it out / It will get better
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GregariousRubyShark
Mid-Level Restaurant Manager
I’d like to transition out of the restaurant business but I don’t know how to translate my skill set to another career. I’m single & can't afford a lower wage. Which direction should I head towards?
Just jump out there & try something
Stay
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MagnificentSapphireMongoose
Early Career Unemployed
I had to leave work in 2017 to care for my ailing family. I’m just to a point where I’m able to return to work, however I want to go into another line of work. Helping veterans receive their benefits, working in some type of field helping people with addictions ( but I do not have a masters and I don’t want to go ... Read more
Is there any hope or am I fooling myself by not furthering my education to fulfill my dream?
Should I just go back to what I know?
Can I get into one of these fields with my experience and education?
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OptimisticOpalLemur
Absolute Beginner Veterinary Assistant
Hey, ladies! I’m looking for remote work due to health concerns. I’m pretty much house-ridden. Any tips?
Social Media work
Freelance work
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CynicalPeridotPanda
Mid-Level Office Assistant
Why is it so hard to find a job during kids school hours? Employers consider it part time and turn you down right away. I used to find temp part time jobs at staffing companies, but none lately. I do look on my own at major apps such as Indeed & Monster. Am I probably not looking in the right places?
Moms not welcome for jobs during school hours
Find other job engines
Not looking in the right places
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IntuitiveOpalSeal
Early Career Warehouse Associate
I've been working at my current job for about a year now and I have been a hard worker, someone who is punctual, I am very respectful with my management but the problem here is the company I'm with refuses to give me pay increases because they feel I get too distracted while I'm working even though it's an apparent excuse to get out ... Read more
Go to Corporate and complain
Stay
Leave
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AmiableOpalCaterpillar
Mid-Level International Student And Scholar Officer
Someone who reports to me for half her job and another woman for the other half of her job just called me out in a meeting, saying, "I don't want to work like this" and "I'm tired of the attitude." I have been a bit tired and am probably giving off a ho hum vibe, but who doesn't sometimes? What do I do???
Anything else I can't think of?
Wait for her to come to me in private
Apologize to her
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UncloudedDiamondPython
Mid-Level Associate Trainer
How/where can I find out average starting salary for a particular job and company (especially if I don't know anyone in the biz)? I don't want to sell myself short nor do I want to waste my time interviewing for a low budget company.
Fill out numerous survey answers to learn of your value.
Call the HR department and ask them outright.
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MightyTopazWolverine
Mid-Level Administrative Assistant
What are the chances for an administrative assistant of getting a remote job?
It's almost impossible.
There are a lot of opportunities.
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SpicySapphirePenguin
Early Career Editorial Intern
Do you work in the same city/state you when to college in?
same state but not same city
not the same city or same state
same city and same state
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ElaborateQuartzButterfly
Senior-Level Business / Product
Has your company made any changes to its sexual harassment training, reporting options, or response process as a result of #metoo?
Yes, they've made changes and I'm excited about them
Yes, but I'm not sure how effective the changes will be
No, just crickets
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SpicyGarnetSongbird
Mid-Level
I’m Mexican looking for a job in the US, any advice or company I should look for?
There’s a lot of options
Not even try
Sure! You can find job in...
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FocusedRubyRaven
Mid-Level Key Account Manager
I work remote and love the idea of my job. The challenge is the company I work for cannot live up to the deliverables they promise. I report into the CEO, and he is dismissive and non responsive to my needs in order to execute partnerships and down right verbally abusive. I am left defeated and unfulfilled but am terrified to leave because I ... Read more
Should I stay?
Or Should I go?
How do I get his attention to focus on delivering on his promises?
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