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 No.235276[Last 50 Posts]

wasting time, watching the clock edition

previous >>231132

 No.235305

I finally quit my software dev job the last friday. I was scared as fuck thinking my boss would yell at me or something but he didn't care that much. He just made a bitchy comment saying that if I can't handle pressure I should consider retiring from software industry (my main excuse to quit was that I was totally stressed and burnout, unable to work anymore). I was utterly stressed and barely slept the night before but after that few awkward minutes I just felt completely free, as if an immense weight were released from my chest. I'm happy because I finally left that shithole (no documentation,no testing, no QA, no management, just write any shit that works to give me money even if you have to sacrifice your sleep time) but I feel bad about the others guys working at there. Things are going to get rough for them since I wrote most of the frontend and they don't know what the fuck I did.

 No.235308

>>235305
Good job anon! do you have another job lined up or you're gonna NEET for a while?

 No.235314

>>235308
I quit without anything else lined up. My family is thrash talking me now for that reason but that's minor problem compared to the constant state of stress and anxiety I was experiencing in that sweatshop. However, this last weekend I solved a hiring test to work in another company that looks much more decent (senior engineers, 40 hours per week, QA team). For the time being I'm NEETing, it feels great to have energy to be able to pick a book and read once again. I commited the error of asking my boss if he wants me to write documentation, he says yes but my contract was ended then and there so I'm not really obliged. I would do it out of willingness to help the other person being exploited there but I don't even know where to begin to documentate that ton of spaghetti code so I'm considering to do nothing.

 No.235316

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What slave works for 40+ hours a week and 5 days a week? That is slavery.

I live in Wisconsin and I make $1,000 a month working 2 days out of the week and for a total of 24 hours.

$420 goes to rent
$140 goes to food
$20 goes to gas
$20 goes to miscellaneous expenses

That means I have $400 of disposable income each month, which means I can buy whatever the fuck I want. I already have a good gaming computer and everything I will ever need, so I don't really buy anything. I moved out at age 20 and I never been back to my parents house.

My job is being a security guard and all I do is browse the internet the whole time and do a patrol every hour.

 No.235319

>>235316
This is a perfect job for a wizard.

 No.235320

>>235316
Sounds like a great job, I work way more hours for way less money

 No.235321

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>>235320

what do you do for work anon?

 No.235322

>>235321
Web development, I have the advantage of working from home, but I get paid peanuts. People tell me I should look for another job, but it's a pain in the ass going through all the interviews again, I'd rather quit (which I'm planning to do next month or the other) and spend some time neeting first.

 No.235323

>>235322

whats your monthly gross? sounds like a comfy job if you get to work from home.

 No.235324

>>235321
>open jugs
Wiz, listen to the voice of experience. Keep your jugs firmly shut.

 No.235326

>>235323
It's a bit over 200 usd in my local currency

 No.235330

>>235316
Why are you paying rent? Get a mortgage on a cheap 1 bedroom house, that way you're actually building equity instead of flushing money down the toilet.

 No.235332

>>235316
What kind of place can you rent with $420?

 No.235333

>>235332
Probably a place located in ghetto town, USA. Plenty of low rent units exist but they are usually in shitty areas.

 No.235334

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I just had a Burger King interview. I’ve never held a job for more than a week but I’m planning on wageslaving for a month and quitting. Im a traveler wizard so i need some money. Wish me luck guys.
Also look at the rock i found yesterday!

 No.235337

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>>235332
I rent the attic/room in the upstairs of some guy's house.

It's only me, him, and some other guy in the basement living there.

>>235333

It's not the ghetto.

>>235330

Because I don't make enough to pay for a mortgage, electric, water, internet, etc. Plus I don't have to do anything other than pay rent, everything else is included

 No.235338

>>235330
Tell me what state/city where you could possibly make a reasonable investment in a single bedroom house. Not sure if it's a wise idea to invest in a house in the states considering we probably haven't seen the worst of this economic/ political turmoil.

>>235334
Sounds interesting. What is your travelling life like?

 No.235346

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>>235337
See look, you can get a nice comfortable house for $246/mo at 30 yrs. That leaves you $200 a month for utilities, you should be able to make that work easily. Since you're building equity you'll either pay it off eventually and get an extra 200 or so dollars a month to use or you could cash out the equity and sell it if you want to move.
You can probably find a cheaper house than this as long as you don't live in a major urban center or something, in which case you just need to move.
>>235338
Anything's better than throwing your money away on rent. Rent is an investment with 0 return. The only people who should be renting are ratards who've ruined their credit with loan sharks and can't get a mortgage.

 No.235347

>>235346
No house $60,000 even in my vicinity. I live in the 190th largest metro area in the US.

 No.235390

>>235305
>He just made a bitchy comment saying that if I can't handle pressure I should consider retiring from software industry
What a fucking cunt.
>>235314
> I'm considering to do nothing
That's the best thing to do.

 No.235395

>>235346
>44k
i wish, flats start at 300k where i live (before taxes and other payments)

>>235347
>190
that doesn't sound that big?

 No.235409

>>235347
Unless you want to spend the rest of your life as a wageslave, you need to move. If you work for a big chain like Securitas or Per Mar you could most likely easily get a transfer to a cheaper, more rural area.

 No.235425

My car broke down yesterday, it's gonna cost me maybe more than a thousand dollars and I have no idea how to get to work after tomorrow (mechanics lend me a car but not during the week-end). I have the money to buy a car but with lockdown and all the bullshit with Covid it's a pain. It honestly feel like the breaking point, I usually don't think about suicide much but since yesterday the box of sleeping pills are more attractive than usual. I wish I could deal with things without breaking down.

 No.235430

Posted in the last thread about an older guy who just started in the warehouse where I have also just started. He must be at least sixty-five, based on his appearance, slow walking pace, etc. He has worked for several warehouses and told me that he "works wherever they [the agency he is signed up with] send me", but I can only imagine that these places try him out for a few weeks and then tell him he is too slow. His workrate is the lowest on the leadership board published each day, and he told me that he struggled to keep up in one warehouse and in another he felt lonely all day because his co-workers all spoke a foreign language. He has brought up his workrate a couple of times, so is obviously concerned about it.

I am tempted to take a thousand pounds out of my savings (which are decent, due to previous job and barely spending any money for the past several years) and give it to him, perhaps anonymously. But I don't know if this would be patronising and may piss him off. He told me, laughing and cheerful as always, that the money he is earning is "shit" but that it allows him to pay rent (I assume therefore that he does not own a house). Maybe I'm assuming too much about his benevolent character, but he seems like such a basically good, rather naive, rather slow, cheerful person. It hurts me to see him walking slowly around the aisles of the warehouse pushing a trolley for nine hours a day with his mask on and everything.

Any thoughts on the money thing?

 No.235431

>>235425
Sorry to hear that wiz, are you able to get public transport to work?

 No.235433

>>235431
No, it's in the countryside, car is the only way to get there. Hopefully it'll be fixed today or I'll try calling my boss.

 No.235443

I really don't understand, I'm doing an abyssmal job, and the higher ups instead of firing me offer me more "oportunities"…
I don't wanna quit, why won't they fire me.

 No.235444

>>235443
Maybe the rest of the people working there are even worse.

 No.235445

>>235444
No, they're all a bunch of proactive, "go-getter" kinda normalfags. Really the only way to make my work worse would be actively trying to sabotage the company, but that'd be more work than actually doing what I'm supposed to. I just don't understand.

 No.235447

Working 7 days a week, 8:30 to 17:00, all while paid under minimum wage. I am a living meme. Three cheers for east asian work ethic. For some reason I am not even mad now. Must be my insectoid worker ant instinct, or maybe it's the fact that my co-workers are nice and the work not involving anything social.

 No.235450

>>235445
Sounds like a dream position to be in.

 No.235451

>>235450
Yeah I mean it's better than working but I just don't get it, I've been doing squat for a couple of months already.

 No.235456

>>235395
>that doesn't sound that big?
It's in the top 2 percent

 No.235457

>>235425
update
It's pretty much dead/not worth the repair(garage can't do it before 2 weeks anyway)
Told my boss i wanted to quit as a "joke"

 No.235462

>>235447
Are you actually an east asian wizzie?

 No.235491

>>235430
>I am tempted to take a thousand pounds out of my savings (which are decent, due to previous job and barely spending any money for the past several years) and give it to him, perhaps anonymously. But I don't know if this would be patronising and may piss him off.

It does sound patronizing tbh, I mean just imagine if you were in his shoes and some younger zoomer/millenial faggot just walks up to you while you're working and offers you some cash just for the heck of it. Wouldn't you be kind of offended by that? And besides, you really don't know his personal situation, maybe he's just working at this place cause he's retired and bored from sitting all day at home? You said he's over 65, so its more then likely he's just doing this to kill free time or maybe he just lonely and wants some human interaction. A lot of retired older people get part-time jobs or volunteer in their spare time, just to avoid rotting at home all day. For all you know, the guy could have hundreds of thousands of dollars stacked in his bank account and you'd never know.

I think a better thing would be to just offer to buy him some lunch or maybe treat him to a beer after work if you want to do something nice for the guy, but you still have to approach it from a friendly gesture and not in a patronizing one, or he might assume you're taking pity on him. And probably the best thing, would be to just ask the dude why he's working at this place at his age anyways and let him tell you his side of the story if he wants.

 No.235524

>>235457

what did he say to you when you told him you wanted to quit?

 No.235527

>>235524
"Are you joking, don't quit over that, we'll find a solution", then he changed my schedule leaving me a few days. I'm not that surprised since I tend to worry way too much and always expect the worst possible situation. Hopefully i'm able to get a car soon enough.

I wish I could not care about this stuff, I felt like shit worrying for a few days, thinking about killing myself even asking an unemployed neighbor to drive me for money. Then my coworker called in sick again for who knows how long and it's like i'm the only one not wanting to make trouble or disturb people with my problems

 No.235530

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>>235527

>we'll find a solution

>you'll find a solution

remember anon. the boss only cares about himself. I'm sorry, about your car. Do you have good credit to get a new one? Have you called you're car insurance company yet? My company pays for a rental if my truck would break down.

 No.235532

>>235530
Yeah, I know the main reason is because he doesn't have enough people trained so me quitting suddenly would fuck him up.
>Do you have good credit to get a new one?
Yeah, money isn't the problem. Time and indecisiveness however.
>My company pays for a rental if my truck would break down.
Sadly I took the cheapest insurance.

 No.235538

>>235491
Thank you, I appreciate the comment and perspective.

I have talked to him about his past etc, without trying to insist on him telling me about his life. He worked part-time for around two-decades with a family friend, then in another place where he lost his job because a female co-worker was given his workload. On Friday he was the only person left with orders to fulfil near clocking-out time so I helped him, I guess I will just continue to do that. It just makes me sad to see him struggling to keep up, and he has worked at several other warehouses where I assume (based on what he told me) he struggled to keep up to the point where they fired him or he left. My own step-father (who looks younger than this man) has enjoyed retirement for several years and I wish this guy was in a similar position, is all. Thanks again wiz.

 No.235539

>>235532

>Yeah, I know the main reason is because he doesn't have enough people trained so me quitting suddenly would fuck him up.


if you dont mind me asking. what do you do for work?

 No.235540

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For some reason my office workplace makes me sick.

Whenever I eat anything there, I always get disgusting digestion problems and I keep burping up disgusting after tastes.

I also occasionally get really sick from there, like I get a tension headache, a fever, and my stomach starts hurting to the point I have to throw up in the bathroom.

I don't know what it is, if there is a lack of oxygen, some kind of mold in the venting or some kind of toxin within the building, I don't know. I hate that place.

 No.235554

>>235539
Security
I rented a car for cheap and took several insurance yet i'm still afraid to break it.

 No.235556

>>235540
Does it happen to other people who work there? Did you tell anyone? I could be some serious shit wiz

 No.235578

I manage to have free time at work. Now what?

 No.235579

>>235540
psychosomatic

 No.235612

I'm too depressed to work full time and I'm NEETmaxxing, but I applied to an advert for nude modeling. It pays $30 an hour and the succubus sounded keen as, she said she'd put me in a class for beginners.

IDK what to expect really, idk if they're expecting someone attractive or don't really give a shit. I only applied because I was really desperate, $30 an hour is a lot of money.

 No.235613

>>235612
>NEETmaxxing
Holy shit, this board is full of crabs

 No.235617

>>235578
I usually read and fuck around on Wikipedia when I have free time at work. You can do that, or maybe watch TV/movies.

 No.235619

>>235612
nude modeling usually means porn, be careful wiz

 No.235625

>>235613
I'm gonna MONEYMAXX so I can STATUSMAXX and obsess over SUCCUBI ALL DAY LIKE A FUCKING DEGENERATE
Sorry I can't stand crabs either

 No.235626

>>235612
lol that sounds like the perfect wizjob, it never occurred to me, just be in front of a class naked and getting paid for it.

 No.235627

>>235612
>nude modeling
>$30/hr
>the succubus
It is either porn or they are trying to lure perverts out to murder/rob. The most concerning part is that it was a succubus you talked to, criminals often use females to front their lures like this. Be careful.

 No.235632

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 No.235644

>>235612
>I'm NEETmaxxing
Please go back

 No.235645

>>235612
>modelling job
>succubi interviewer
>doesn't ask for a picture
>desperate for you to come in

Either it's some kind of extremely niche porno gig or you're getting your organs harvested.

 No.235647

I remember many years ago I was making a call to apply to some office job
and the succubus said that they only hire succubi and that job is for succcubi.
Only after a while I figured out that it was a whorehouse or some shit and they were looking for female prostitutes

Apparently in this shithole country the "office job" literately means this.

 No.235660

>>235645
>>235627
>>235619
You guys are full doomer. I swung by the place last night and it was at a local government owned art gallery housed at a historical building. There were petit bourgeoise types and eccentric artists, dressed nicely and turned up before the current model was set to go and asked some questions. It's genuine, they are mostly bored middle aged housewives, I cannot fathom as to why they're so short on people that are willing to pose nude, or why they just don't do it themselves and rotate. But I guess they want to draw young people, IDK, the advert was at the local community college.

They have me booked in for early march, probably only one or two sessions, but they'll bring me back every term if all goes well.

 No.235662

>>235660
Ah, that makes sense. They don't really care about how you look like since even ugly, fat people make for good reference for anatomy drawing.

 No.235663

>>235660
so you accepted ca$h in exchange for giving middle-aged succubi access to your nude body….





wiz..

 No.235696

Just sent my transcription test to a local agency. Pay is shit but it's from home. I think I did pretty well but that's what I thought about the last test as well and I failed on that one.

 No.235697

I hate working and on top of it I get bullied here for it, it's not like I want to work…

 No.235715

Is learning coding/programming worth it at 28 y/o? I'm tired of this retail shit and I would try to learn but it would be a waste of time if I become acceptable at 30 and no one hires me because I'm "old" compared to all the 21 y/o that come straight from college.

 No.235716

>>235715
Yes. Even the shittiest, lowest paid coding job is still way better than retail. As long as you aren't a boomer with technology, no one cares about your age.

 No.235717

>>235715
its not easy, thats what i can tell you

 No.235718

>>235717
As someone who has programmed for the better part of about 12 years, I disagree. Programming is easy as fuck. Do yourself a favor and start with a language like C, and everything else just becomes trivial.

 No.235719

>>235718
Playing basketball professsionally is easy as fuck, literally everyone can do it.

>t. Michael Jordan

 No.235720

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I'm gonna try my best to study something that keeps me away as possible from customer service.
I just cant fucking do that kind of shit no longer, I used to just dislike dealing with people but now I outright hate it.

>>235717
You could go more in depth of why.

 No.235725

>>235720
look into working at a warehouse. driving a forklift is nice.

 No.235736

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I want to be a lighthouse keeper. Seems like the comfiest wizardly job there is.

 No.235737

Tfw completed my first day as a bus driver.

Wish me well fellow wizzies. Maybe I've almost made it.

 No.235738

>>235737
Good luck man!

How was your experience on the first day in the cage?

 No.235752

>>235736
Does that job even exist anymore? I can't imagine ships needing lighthouses when things like satellites and advanced navigation systems exist.

 No.235761

>>235719
I don't know if that wiz is the Michael Jordan of coding, maybe he is, but it would surprise you to see the idiots you see working at some programming jobs, particularly in stuff like web development, if you have a couple of brain cells to rub togegher I don't think it'd take you more than one or two years to become a competent webdev.
>>235715
I'm 28 and started working at 27 with less than a year of experience, I know people who started working when they were over 30.
>>235736
That's probably a great job but I think lighthouses today are pretty much completely automatized nowadays. Also there's GPS and shit like >>235752 said
>>235737
Good luck!

 No.235784

Well I finally did it. I got the "comfy" job that I've dreamed of for years. I get paid $17/hr to spend most of my working hours not working. Thanks to corona-chan I only have to go into office two days per week, in which I do 90% of my "work", all other days I spend at home doing whatever I want on my PC, only occasionally answering an e-mail or phone call.

This is basically living the dream for an ex-NEET, yet somehow I still despise it and constantly wish to be doing something else. Maybe because I've already grown sick of this lifestyle, and working this dead-end job will only reinforce it as my life stagnates even further. I don't know what I want anymore.

 No.235828

It's the first weekend in two weeks where I don't work overtime. I am spending it watching youtube videos and masturbating. I hate it and now I have to go back to work tomorrow. I looked forward to this day all week and I have done nothing with nor have it changed anything. Tomorrow I will work as always and today's respite will not even be a memory. I want to to spend my free time on something but I just don't have the will. It must not be because I am too tired from work since I have acted this way as a NEET. I am just fucked.

 No.235839

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Kek, this entire thread is a joke. If you don't like your job then I'd gladly take it off your hands. Just tell your boss that you'd rather give it to someone else.

 No.235847

tomorrow is my first day of work ever in my life, I am 25, I hope it's not too bad

 No.235849

>>235847
good luck!

 No.235851


 No.235852

>>235851
I used it correctly, you retard

 No.235869

>>235316
12 hour shifts are great, my day is ruined by any significant amount of work so might as well just fill up the whole thing. I've been working 3 days 36 hours for years and I have more time to myself than everyone I know who works 5 days a week.

 No.235880

>>235852
very kek, much retard pepe. zoom zoom, cringe yikes, based pepe kek

 No.235883

>>235839
What's this supposed to mean? I work because I need the money, doesn't mean I have to like my job.
>>235847
Hope it all goes well, wiz.

 No.235909

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>>235847

how did it go?

 No.235941

Guy who handles the repository will merge every pull request except mine. Well I guess I won't do shit, then.

 No.235981

I thought the 3-week break I'm in the middle of would be more fun. I do the same things I did after work, just more.

 No.236058

>work alone at night
>during the start of the covid outbreak, practically everyone in my store was put on nights
>this was for two or three months
>my province is getting slammed with the 'vid again this past week, despite over six months of doing ok
>worried I'll have to work with others again
Fuck covid, ruining my job.

 No.236059

>>236058
covid isn't ruining your job, the media and the government is.

 No.236061

>>236059
True. Doesn't matter what is to blame, I fear the result will ultimately be the same - I'll likely have to deal with normals.

I just wish the flu (and the idiocy surrounding it) will fuck off

 No.236104

>already working 6 hours a day
>offered more hours
>don't know what to say in the moment so just say "Yes"
Why am I so fucking stupid.

 No.236293

>>236104
Don't make the same mistake again.And if they try to make you do something you don't like or if you want to get out of some bullshit, bring the extra hours up. Don't let it go to waste.

 No.236307

>>236293
Yup, I'd rather be fired than spend the entire day working for these fucks

 No.236328

test

 No.236330

>>235314
Holy fuck lmao. I can't believe these fuckers dared to call me again even after I quit. They must be fucked with their project but that's not my problem anymore, I just ignored the calls.

 No.236367

I am nearing the end of the testing period in my new (and first) job. I performed badly, acted like a social autist and today as I was going home I came across who seem to be a job seeker. I may be paranoid but I think he is supposed to replace me. Even if he isn't I don't think I am going to last long in my job with how retarded I am. I am sorry that I had been lazily wasting my time before. I promise to start learning programming seriously if I indeed get laid off.

 No.236369

>>236367
>I promise to start learning programming seriously if I indeed get laid off.
Had you never programmed before? How did you get the job?
If the project is complex it can take several months for a programmer to produce something of value. If it's your first job they most likely expected you to not do much at the start. Are you picking up the pace?

 No.236370

>>236369
It's not a programming job. I was studying programming before but was too lazy and never got anywhere. I thought programming is just not for me and gave up. I am working data entry at a tax consultant. If I am not fired I'd be expected to start dealing with clients and government officials which is hell for me, especially since I work in a corrupt third world country. The clients will ask to help them avoid taxes, tried to cheat me or blame me for their problems. The government officials will make the process as difficult as possible to try and wring me dry for bribes. I kind a hope I can get fired. Maybe this experience will give me the motivation to learn programming seriously and get a job in that field. I mean, it can't be worse right?

 No.236400

>work overnights
>have done so for the majority of the time I've been in this job, so a little over 3 years
>get a call from my boss a half hour ago, and about two hours before I got to go in and an hour after I got up from my sleep
>"ayy everyone in your work area is off because they're sick or in isolation, wanna work days for this week"
>agree to it because I hate myself
>kind of pissed about it, and a little anxious about getting through tomorrow on no sleep
>mom's doing her condescending "try raising a family and doing household chores and and and" routine

 No.236428

I'm so fucking tired of working. I'm sick of waking up to clock in. I'm sick of all of these stupid processes that I have to follow. I'm sick of setting up interviews and having to play these stupid social politic games.

My hobbies feel like chores, my thoughts are sluggish. It's becoming more and more difficult to keep my train of thought. The games that I often play are competitive in nature and attempting to play them is a recipe for disaster. It's literally asking to be in an even worse mood.

My job hasn't even changed significantly its just my mental state that has changed. I just want to day dream and sleep. Day dreaming is very enjoyable and sleeping kills time. Unfortunately I have real life responsibilities. I have to do this and do that. I want it all to stop.

 No.236552

Was happily neeting for over a year until I had to accept some low-skill job from my jobcenter.
So another guy also started there with me, and it only took him a few days do remind me how much ugly people can be, especially in a work society.

Making private phonecalls during training, Complaining repeatedly about how he has nothing to do to me, how much the dude who got him this position sucks, showing off succubus-porn on his phone few times a day, calling his son a nerd, then he sucks up to people constantly who he heard will help him get up the ladder, or going out of his way to tell superiors how motivated he is and that he wants to work. If it's actually about learning or doing his job he doesn't look like he has a clue, still I bet that they will get rid of me first because I don't suck up to others and keep to myself.

As long as he didn't talk to me I didn't care, but then i made the mistake of going through my music on the phone scrolling through anime-looking-album covers without noticing him creeping up from behind and him asking if I like anime porn in front of everyone and telling me that I shouldn't take such a joke so seriously.

Going back neeting will be nice for now, but it has me wondering that in my experience the older I get, the stranger people become in low-entry job-positions and I start to think about how life will only get worse being the punchbag partly because I have no drive to get anything done.

 No.236590

>>236552
Wait, you're still working there?

I would have quit after 1 day like I have every shitty job I had until I get a decent job.

 No.236594

What the fuck am I supposed to do when they won't give me anything to do? I just sit in my computer browsing this and other sites, if I get fired, too bad.

 No.236610

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>>236400
>day shifts in my department start at various times, with the earliest being 5am or 6am (again, depending on what part of the dept they are in)
>i usually work 9pm to 6am
>as per the quoted post, i changed to days this week
>most of my shifts start 6am
>understandably, i am both jetlagged and im not sleeping well (due to being used to day sleeping)
>go in to work Tuesday morning like the good little drone i pretend to be
>roastie coworker comes in a little after
>she starts complaining about how shitty her work schedule is (she consistently gets early shifts, so she should be used to it, even if it sucks), problems with her boyfriend (ironic, given i'm a virgin who hasn't been in a relationship in my life), etc.
>and again every day since
>wanted to tell her to fuck off after reiterating my situation, but i don't want it to backfire somehow
It's hilariously frustrating

 No.236658

Kinda fucked things up at a new job, after switching as I needed some change desperately, will probably have to quit. It's kinda complex and I don't have the willpower the describe it, but really not looking forward to having to interview again. Having to basically LARP as an eager employee with passion in order to even be considered, while the company is also lying and being vague about crucial details is just a fucking circus.

I hate everything about getting and holding a job so much, but it's still preferable to being homeless. The only really good thing that comes out of it is being able to afford to live alone with no one disturbing you, but the energy and time costs of an average job just suck the joy out of everything else.

It's weird seeing colleagues who are genuinely emotionally invested in their work and then still have active hobbies, families, and are actively learning job-related things on top of that in their own free time. I feel like a completely different species honestly.

 No.236672

>>236610
Back to nights tomorrow. Still dreading going back, but at least i can work without having to deal with people. Hope it lasts, as we're still short staffed in general, especially with two people off for medical reasons

>>236658
This is what's keeping me from getting a new job. I want out of my current one, but I don't want to go through the whole song and dance surrounding job hunting.

Don't know what's worse - job hunting or "job doing"/the job itself

 No.236687

>>236658
>It's weird seeing colleagues who are genuinely emotionally invested in their work and then still have active hobbies, families, and are actively learning job-related things on top of that in their own free time. I feel like a completely different species honestly.
I will never comprehend this. At least I know that I can relax alone when work is done, and still I have no energy. Imagine knowing that when you get home, you'll be greeted by a succubus and screaming children, but still having the energy to work productively and pursue hobbies (albeit bland ones - most of these guys in my office are into cycling or golf).

 No.236695

I absolutely despise these neoliberal two-faced bastard companies that center their whole identity around supposed "humanist centered workspace" yet when you actually go talk to them not only are they soulless automatons with fake smiles at everything but even when they don't hire you they try to keep you on the hook for months for some god forsaken reason, think "we may not be hiring now (despite bringing you to an interview and saying we would keep in contact) BUT MAYBE ONE DAY PERHAPS we will havbe an open position for you because we totally care about you and your lacking experience and dead end graduation!".
Maybe it's like this for an industry standard but it would make it even worse, wouldn't know since my only job was some worthless temporary cleaner/trashman bullshit and i'm currently unemployed.

 No.236696

>>236658
>>236672
I got my current job through a temp agency, so I never had to do an interview, I just put in an application and they called me a few days later and told me where to go. I worked as a temp for a few months and then got hired on permanently, and I've been there for several years now. I've also gotten some raises so it isn't all that bad, but I really hate it sometimes. When I think of leaving though I'm just filled with dread at having to actually find something else. It seems impossible to me. The few times in the past I interviewed for a job they didn't call me back, and I think if I had had to interview for this job I wouldn't have gotten it either.

 No.236697

>>236696
(cont.) It's also ironic, I think. I have no doubt I would have failed the interview miserably, but since I was able to come in and actually demonstrate my ability, I've been able to succeed there. And I make more money than lots of other people on my shift, including people that have been there for years longer than me. The whole interview system that's set up now is a joke and probably causes companies to miss out on lots of good talent. I feel like the primary job of HR succubi is find any way they can to run companies into the ground.

 No.236698

>>235752
Ships still most certainly rely on lighthouses and especially lighted buoys. You'd hear about collisions and especially grounding more often.
t. Merchant mariner

 No.236733

>>236697
>>236672
Interviews are such a total sham really. I just pretend that they are LARPing like I said before, so I can get through the bullshit parts. It doesn't even feel like a real social interaction, more like a scripted play, or an NPC interaction in a video game, where everyone just says the lines that are expected of each side. I've had tons of interviews and every single one is the exact same on these stages. I pretty much just recite a well-rehearsed speech sprinkled with canned answers, it's a completely brainless farce.

But when they start to pressure me with technical questions and real time problem solving I completely fall apart, the only ones I can pass is where there is a take home assignment since I crumble under pressure and can't even think when people are looking at me with expectations.

I really can't recommend leaving if your current situation is tolerable, only take the chance if you can feel it slowly destroying you from within.

 No.236742

>>236698
>t. Merchant mariner
How's your work, wiz? Sounds kinda wizardly. Does it get cramped in those ships?

 No.236743

>>236742
It's only wizardly since I'm stuck with only males on board or below deck. Otherwise the crew mates are huge normalfags and talk about sex and their girlfriends all the time.

 No.236748

>>236742
Generally every ship is different, it does get wizardly at times, but my last contract was basically being stuck on the ship for 6 months with 19.. well.. normalfags and crabs at that.
When you're being left alone it's alright, when you have to interact with people it's depressing.
I suppose truck driving is the more wizardly alternative, haven't tried it though.

 No.236794

What are my chances of getting a remote job? I don't have any particular skills, I know basic Java programming but I don't think I know enough to get into a project.

On the other hand I'm a quick learner eager to learn, if some idiot office drone can do something I think I can learn quickly enough to do it myself but I don't know how people gets those jobs.

So what are my chances? I don't mind starting from the bottom as long as it's remote.

 No.236796

>>236794
Considering many offices are still doing things remotely due to corona, decently high.

 No.236798

>>236796
But what office drones do? People keeps talking about office jobs but not about what they actually do, is just spreadsheets and word documents? do I need to know about sales or accounting or something?

 No.236799

>>236798
I've never had an office job so I can't say for certain, but it seems like mostly just keeping track of documents and sending them off to the right people. Most office job openings I've seen simply experience with excel, which is easy.

 No.236805

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>>236610
Work keeps unpublished schedules on an Excel spreadsheet. I sometimes check it, to make sure my schedule doesn't deviate from my normal nightshifts. My schedule is normal for next week, thankfully. However, my name is there for the week after without any shifts.

This means one of two things. First, I'm gone. Unlikely, as I haven't done anything to get fired. Plus we're short staffed.

Thus, the more likely option is that I'm back on days for that week. We're still down two people, and we're already short staffed. I hope not. If my boss asks if I want to work days, I'll decline. I do just as much work on nights, without the aggravation of dealing with coworkers. Definitely not worth having my sleep schedule switch back and forth between nights and days

 No.236806

I got an office assistant position at my community college through it's work study program. Most days I get paid to study. Sometimes my senile supervisor sends me tasks to do remotely. I literally get paid to fuck around if I want. I think I won, wizards.

 No.236825

>>236794
>but I don't know how people gets those jobs
Connections.
Honestly your best bet, unless you know someone, is learning a bit more about programming, if you know Java jumping into web development shouldn't be a big problem.

 No.236841

One day I'll quit my job and pursue alternative careers like day trading or art. If it doesn't work out I'll just kill myself. I swear I am not larping, I'll actually do it. One day. FUCK.

 No.236863

>>236806
just watch out for some shebitch HR representative or a diversity hire eyeing your job. bullshit administrative jobs are hard to come by and are usually the first things to go through office nepotism.

 No.236866

Day labourers and people in heavy manual labour jobs are the ones underappreciated and underpaid, to an absurd degree. The law of supply and demand fucks out here too, because 80% of the working age population would be physically incapable of doing their job. It's absurd that it's minimum wage work.

A truism I've noticed is that the people that whine the most about their position are the ones that are actually comfortable with lots of benefits, and they cry and whine in order to cover for this. I find it absurd that high school teachers, that make a middle class wage with all the school holidays off, that recycle the same lesson plan year after year, can get away with marking every non-graded assessment with a "good job" sticker, can flat out talk about their personal lives for 50% of the lesson, cry and whinge about how hard they have it. All the while there's some poor sod shovelling two tons of dirt where a digger won't reach, or someone moving a ton of steel over the course of a day down five flights of stairs.

The general consensus is that they're uneducated, dumb or whatever and therefore deserve to make chump change for the shittest work, but the hidden fact is that most of society can't actually do what they do day in, day out without falling apart. While poor teachers and nurses are uwu perfect and so gifted and hence deserve more money.

 No.236867

>>236866
You forget that there are categories of human beings who are basically born to be mules: they're dumb as rocks and have the genes for being able to handle a shitload of physical labor. These traits are not distributed equally, so what happens is the people who end up doing those jobs day in and day out are largely (genetically, through the environment, whatever) selected to be able to handle backbreaking labor - the kind that world ruin us - without much agony.

The people who can't handle it turn to crime, become homeless, or kill themselves. I feel worse for them, honestly. Natural selection has already made it so that things are not quite what they seem: the guy working at 3 AM on a road crew on the highway is probably doing just fine, despite the difficulty your average white collar worker would face trying (and forever failing, due to not having generations of ancestors who were specialized cement carrying animals) to adapt.

Seriously, go try to have a conversation with some of these poor laborers sometime. The last one I met, he was living happily in a broken down house, rented to him by a nigh deaf, dumb and blind elderly succubus, and he hunted and killed rabbits with his bare hands, enjoying the gruesomeness of savaging the poor animals. These people are not like us. Hurray, third world immigration!

 No.236872

How do I get a job? I'd be happy to wash dishes at this point. Nobody will hire me to do anything. Currently studying for a degree in computer science while dealing with suicidal ideation every day. Being unemployed is terrible.

 No.236877

>>236867
I made the post after seeing people on facebook gush about how teachers are underappreciated, and also the nurse worship really grates me. Normies just don't see or appreciate what the people at the bottom do.

Note how in the third world it's not like this, people there rightly perceive how horrific labour jobs are and count their stars if they don't have to do it.

 No.236880

>>236877
>I made the post after seeing people on facebook
How wizardly

 No.236881

My work contracts out their overnight cleaning to another company. One of the workers is a literal retard who has other physical health problems. His duties are literally "vacuum and throw out garbage."

Every night, he tries to get me to throw out the garbage for him. I can't do it, for a number of reasons. Primarily, it's not my job and I'm too busy with my own job to help. I tell him that, and that he should get his boss to help him out. He acts sooky about it, like I'm trying to slight him by not helping or whatever

While I feel sad, there's no way I'm doing work I'm not required or obligated to do. If he is unable to do his work, he shouldn't be there

 No.236887

>>236881
Poor wizzie is a fucking retard but does not get bux.

 No.236888

>>236881
>literal retard
Could you describe some of the things he does that makes you think that? Is it the way he speaks or something else?


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