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Old 12-01-08, 11:04 AM
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Congratulations you guys! Those are awesome jobs!!

Tomorrow I've got a meeting with people for background checks and such for my new job. I'm going to be working as a respite worker for a 13 year old with PDD. It's my first job, so I'm a little nervous, but I've babysat for this girl before and it worked out fine. I waited untill I was 18(today is my 18th birthday!) to get a job because I didn't want to work at a fast food place or as a cashier(which is usually all that's hiring in this area). This job is much more fun and I'll be actually helping someone and be learning from it!
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Congrats on the new job, just stay relaxed and be confident and you will do fine.
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Old 01-25-09, 03:54 AM
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Hi all! I know I'm new, but I had to come do the happy 'new job' dance. I've been out of the military for almost two years now and only worked three months out of that time...btw, the military's crap for references, as no sergeant ever wants to give you their number as a job ref. Lol. But yesterday I started a job waitressing again finally.

I work at IHOP. Lololol... 2.13/hr, but we keep almost all our tips here, so it isn't that bad. I followed a girl around yesterday getting a feel for the place and she made about seventy dollars in four hours.

*dances* Not what I want to do for the rest of my life, but for now, I'll take it!
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

I had a new job! yey! was doing great for a month, they were even going to bring me down to Florida for a convention after only a month of working there! It was great while it lasted, and I forgot to post on here, so thought I'd share post-facto
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

I just got me a new job at a consulting firm as an IT consultant. Hopefully the hours are a bit better than my current one
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Old 02-25-09, 04:52 PM
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Think I was forced to resign at IHOP. Actually, think they didn't have choice in hiring me because I have excellent background in waitressing, but disclosed my ADD. They let me work three days, tested me twice on the entire menu, and then took me off the schedule indefinitely. I ended up quitting.

But, good news! I decided I was done with waitressing. Been done with it really. I started writing my first kid's nonfiction book yesterday, am a chapter (and an outline!) into it, and already love it. Maybe this will be what I do instead of spending all day jobsearching.

PS-I'm thinking of calling it "Hearing with the AMAZING EAR, A Punny Guide to the Pinna and Beyond." Alternate title, "Hearing with the AMAZING EAR, From Auricle to Auditory Nerve." Lol, I'm in love with the first one. X3
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Well, I start my new job on Monday!

It's the best job I've ever been offered, (on paper).

I'm trying to stay excited but I'm so nervous. The job involves Technical support, and has a very steep sales quota, I love working with computers, but I hate being tied to a desk taking incomming calls. In addition, If I don't sell $200 per day on average they will let me go, now supposedly it's super easy and the "Average" sales are $600 per day... But still, I can't afford to lose a job. And I can't keep the one I have due to it being a contract position that's ending...

Meanwhile, I realize I knwo exactly what I want to do with my life, and I'm at least 4 years away even with lots of hard work...

I'm just a hurricane of thoughts right now..
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whoa don't worry abut the quota right the day you start! get used to the surroundings. (that was always the hardest part of a new job I thought). keep thinking excited.
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

I have re-cycled back into driving cab this week. I was a cab driver from 1990 to 2003 before going to auto school and reciving my AAS degree in Automotive Technology. I will also be repairing the cabs as needed.

Starting in Dec 2007, the economy crashed, dealerships closed, and the town got flooded with mechanics that had more experience than me.

Not prone to depression, I had a few months temparary bout of depression regarding the lack of mechanic jobs. That why I sought out a counselor after 24 years "shrink - free". It was at her suggestion that I looked into returning to work as a cabbie.
(I am now over the depression!)

I was prescribed Adderall for my ADD.

Since returning to work as a cabbie this week, I ran into three guys from my graduating class, and when we compared notes on who is doing what from our class, it turns out that only 10% of the class of 2007 are working as mechanics. I was also told that the class of 2008 is not doing any better.

This info makes me feel better about not landing work as a mechanic.
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

I have a new job, started on 21st March! After working at Thorpe Park for two years, I decided to try Chessington World of Adventures! There was awful favouritism to the point where the non-favourites weren't getting the training they should have been (like they only got a few rides whereas the faves got loads, and bigger rides to work on). Plus I wanted to know what it was like at a family-orientated park, not a chavvy one lol.

They don't know about me possibly having ADHD but they know I have Asperger's. See when I started at Thorpe, the area I was in had more people, and they were easier for me to get on with. Chessington I have noticed gets louder, chavvier people working there. The people in my area are just not my type - and by that I mean, because of the AS, there are certain people I can socialise ok with, and the ones in my area are not, they're more like the people that picked on me at school and stuff. And I already have friends in other areas so I told them about the AS and they mentioned moving areas, which was what I was going to suggest but wasn't sure if it would be possible. But they mentioned it before I did, which suggests is will be possible! They told me to see how it goes cos they were unable to do anything at the time cos of staff, and to wait for the rest of the newbies to start on Monday. I did, and I still don't feel great. It is the same as Perfoming Arts at college - the people are all nice people, but they're not the right people someone like me needs to be with. And I went the whole time at college not making any friends in the class, the one that was forgotten and left out.

But apart from that, I'm happy there and once I have moved area, things should hopefully improve and I'll be uber happy!
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

I just started my new job as a chef! Money and hours are **** (10/11 hours 7 days a week) but i'm enjoying it.
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Congratulations everyone!
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Re: The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Hmm the last entry is from the end of May and the poster say the hours and wages of his job are crap...
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Sorry, I haven't been around much, lately...been busy because I got a new full-time 'paying' job. I had been working as a volunteer at one of the hospitals near where I live, and the day I had an interview at that hospital business office, I recieved a call of a job offer within one week of speaking to the HR director at a smaller independent medical practice. I even told him (when offered a job, it's okay to disclose your ADD/ADHD disabilities, or should I say, disABILITIES? Yes, I should)... about my ADD, hearing impairment, etc. I also asked him other questions that are important: benefits, job description, etc. (NOT vacation, etc.).. I am working in an Independent Cardiology Medical practice as a Medical Records Clerk. I have also been trained (still in training, of course) in the front desk/receptionist. I fill in for the full-time receptionist during her lunch hour. I also fill in for her when she's out of the office, usually for a day or two. It's been very INTERESTING.. But, I didn't think I'd like the front office/receptionist.. but I like it.. it's not my favorite job.. but it is part of the job, and I'm learning a lot.. the hard way, sometimes. But the office staff are very helpful in helping me learn the correct way to do my job and help others with their job. They know I have ADD and a hearing impairment so they try to help me understand the reasons for different aspects of my job, especially when it has to do with patients, other healthcare facilities, nurses, doctors, even pharmaceutical reps, etc... But, of course, our most important commodity are the patients. Anyway... it doesn't matter what our "challenges" are, it matters how we live with them. I refuse to use my "challenge" as a crutch or excuse to get what I want or work when I want.. Nooooooo sirrrrreee! I am and have always been a hardworker.. and don't plan to change that! I grew up learning to be a hardworker.

So, those of you who wonder if there is any hope for jobs for you, Yes! But it takes a lot of work (for us with ADD/ADHD, etc.) to get there. And once we achieve it, we need to keep at it.
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