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Professional or Personal Development – Learn Something New Today

I recently accepted a position as a media buyer/planner.  I was told I would receive training because I had zero experience on the buying/planning side of advertising. Two months in, and other than picking up stuff here and there, NO training. NO teaching me the fundamentals of media buying and planning. Communication is poor and I have no idea what’s expected of me. My work load is insane: in two months, I have managed a 7-market buy and placed media for an event in Seattle; I am currently planning an $800,000 media buy, am working on a small flyer drop,…

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Are You Working With Your Type of People? If Not, It’s Time To Find Your Tribe.

A year after a former employer was acquired and a merger is complete, I have realized that these are just not “my people”. They do not do anything that I am proud of. They do not “make” anything, only manipulate information. The subject matter bores me. My mind goes to a beach on an island or a hiking trail in the mountain within the first 30 seconds of every meeting. I disagree with leaders in their approach in some aspects of business. I am now behind the scenes, and client contact is what I always enjoyed, but the types of positions…

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Find A Hobby…Do Your Hobby…De-Stress

I’ve been at my job, a kitchen for eight years. I recently had an episode a month back, it felt like a heart attack. It was one of the scariest things I have ever felt. It happened again and again over the next few weeks. I went to a heart doctor, and he said, there is nothing wrong with your heart. It’s stress, you’re having panic attacks he said. I have not felt normal for some time. Every now and again, when I have time off, or am actively participating in my hobbies, and passions, I feel like my old…

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Being Bullied At Work? Stand Up For Yourself.

I am being bullied at work and my work is not what was promised to me. It is demeaning and unfulfilling. The organization has closed ranks around the bully. I have no allies. ~Worker Living in FLORIDA Sometimes we have to stand up for ourselves. As adults we don’t have to fight the bullies, just like we didn’t have to fight them when we were in high school.  We recognized who the bullies were and we created a plan to deal with them. Workplace bullies are no different than the high school bullies. Most people are afraid of them, so…

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Get Beyond the WHY and Move on to HOW to Connect to Your Purpose

This job is such a spiritual, emotional and integrity disconnect.  I fantasize about escape every day and can’t breathe.  I know there has to be more to life.   ~Worker Living in FLORIDA In order for us to get connected back to ourselves, our hopes, our dreams, and our purpose we have to know if we are disconnected. If we KNOW we are disconnected it doesn’t really matter why.  We all know the reason why…we needed a job…we need a salary…we haven’t been able to find another job…ect…ect…ect…, but NONE of that truly matters…we are still disconnected. Get beyond WHY and…

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Don’t Let Anyone Cut The Wings of Your Dreams

Ah actually, I did quit. I’m taking this survey out of curiosity. After almost fifteen years in manufacturing I’ve only managed to work my way up to $15/hr. I am intelligent, well-spoken and extremely well written. I am analytical, capable of complex abstract thought, have keen spatial visualization and problem solving skills. I could only take so much of being reminded of these things by co-workers and engineers without due compensation. The final straw came when I was passed up for a gainful opportunity within another department which I was an ideal candidate for, because of my apparent value to…

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Take a Chance…Drop Every Fear and Doubt…Stop Holding Yourself Back

You are reading from the book “Just Quit” & Live  Q: Why do you want to quit your job EVEN if you don’t have another job lined-up?  Overcoming Fear – July 2  I am working in a career field that is not related to my degrees I have obtained. It was my first job out of college promising growth opportunities.  The field I want to work in has no growth so they have not had available positions in the 5-6 years I’ve been here. I have gone back to school while working and need to take the leap to the career…