Giving in my 2 weeks tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bear, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Leaving the big, bad Alienware tomorrow. I already have my resignation letter printed out. I'm looking to speak to my manager in the morning shortly after the day starts to talk to him and let him know, then I'll give him the letter for written confirmation.

    I'll be honest, I'm doing this for a lot of reasons. The biggest reason is school. I need to focus more time on it and a full-time job doesn't play nicely. I've tried fumbling school and work but it's a hassle for me. So I'm taking a step back (and a paycut!) to focus on school.

    Aside from school, however, the company is changing in ways that I'm not so thrilled about. One of my favorite co-workers has left the department and too many changes are being made within our operations all at once. And aside from THAT, I feel like the grunt of the department whos job is becoming redundant.

    I've been with the company for over three years and I don't see myself moving up. I'm only 23 and I'm a working stiff in cubicle land....Not really where I want to be right now. The pay is good for now, but with no outlook of moving up, it'll be good for only a little while.

    So after all of this, I'm going part-time....probably retail. Hoping I can nab a computer related job like geek squad or any other major chain repair. I think I have enough experience built up over 3 years to find something decent while going to school.

    Wish me luck, guys!
  2. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    ya good luck! I am in the same exact position as you but at this point in my life, I am unable to quit. I sit in a cubicle as well taking calls all day worrying about stupid crap. The company was cool when I started but gotten worse and worse. I've been at my job over 2.5 years and there is just nowhere to go. But I'll do this until I"m out of debt most likely and then take a risk of quitting and going back to school or trying to find a better job.
  3. couturedharlot

    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    i sit in a cubicle all day and get told that it's a problem that i learn too quickly....yeah i'm finding a new job asap
  4. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    i was sorta in the same situation, worked full time in a cubicle job and needed to go to school full time so now i am working part time at frys doing the same thing the geek squad does but not at best buy.
  5. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Ali can you hook me up at frys?:p

    I wish you all the best but I hope you have a clear focus and a clear path of what you want to do and where when you finish school.

    I've seen so many people quit their job to focus on school only to come back to their old jobs doing the same thing and not taking advantage of their degrees.
  6. cured

    cured Tech No0b

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    well i make bread :)
  7. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    If I had to work on computers, it'd not be fun anymore. As long as I can treat it as a lucrative hobby, all is right with the world. Two weeks ago, my "hobby" brought in over 500 bux. :)
  8. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I hear ya, Bear. I wish I could focus more on school and stuff, but with a family to support, I need cash, and my current job pays me well, even though redundancy is sometimes annoying (go to site, install hardware/software, train staff, fix issues that arise, chill for the rest of the week, repeat next week).

    Wiskas, I totally understand that too. I now do computers on the side once in awhile. It's somewhat lucrative. Few hundred extra dollars a month goes a long way.
  9. integra00

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    Good Luck buddy, i actually went to school got a degree and that shit is not helping me out at all. I don't know if I'd recommend you leaving the job for school. Knowing what i know now if i was in your shoes, I'd stay at alienware until an IT recruiting agency could find me a better job. I hope everything works out great for you though. I def know what its like to have a shitty job and hit that wall.
  10. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    dont let "luck" be a hindrance to your job hunting. im sure you'll be back on your feet making cutter
  11. Electric_Head

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    Hah, unless you are a developer, stay the fuck away from recruiters. They're generally a waste of time, only to find you another cubicle job answering phone calls all day while they take half your real paycheck.

    Find a list of companies that have locations near you and contact their HR department directly. Thats the best way to find a good job. It takes legwork, but finding a "good" job takes work and research.
  12. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Recruiters / head hunters were awesome back in 1999-2000 when the market was hot and we were in demand. Now it's all temp / contract type stuff that generally doesn't pay shit. :(
  13. integra00

    integra00 Junior Member

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    I signed up with a recruiter that does perm placements in IT and Admin. A good friend of mine i actually trained at enterprise is doing the recruiting so I'm pretty sure i wont get taken advantage to much. From what i here candidates are hard to find now because unemployment is low.. unless that was bullshit i was fed during an it recruiter interview i went on.
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    It's a permenant replacement until the company finds a full-time employee and ends it's contract with the recruiting firm.

    Been there done that a couple of times. I suggest you don't sit back and wait for a recruiter to find you a good job, because all the good jobs get taken by people who show initiative and attempt to contact the people who are really offering out the jobs, which would be HR and the companies themselves.
  15. integra00

    integra00 Junior Member

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    hmm explain further, my gf is an admin for a recruiting agency. The way they get payed on perm placements is a one time fee(generally some % of your first years salary). The temp/contract stuff they pay you a certain amount and bill the company a larger amount.
  16. Bear

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    Well, I did it. He was very understanding of my position. He offered to check and see if our kiosk store in the local mall had any openings that fit my school schedule. I asked if he could get me some information and I'll definitely consider it.

    So it looks like I'm outta there by the 15th or 16th, this month.
  17. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    That's nice that he offered to work with you. I would think Kiosk work in the mall would be OK, but you'll have to deal with a lot of dumb window shoppers. "What does this button here do?" "Are you from the internet?" :wasted:
  18. integra00

    integra00 Junior Member

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    hahahahaha idk why that last line made me laugh pretty hard.
  19. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    At least they're willing to work with you.

    My old job, if I needed a little help with something, the owner of the store wouldn't budge an inch (most of the time), and I was a valuable asset to the company. You would think that they would want to keep me happy?

    With my current job, if I need a day off, no problem. If I need an hour off, no problem. Need someone to take pager for a little bit, not a big deal. And they want to keep me happy.
  20. Chainblade

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    that sounds nice. keep that gig!

    i bust my ass at my job more than all the high/drunk people that work at mine. But I don't get any recognition or raises or anything. I'm constantly disrespected but not much I can do about it. Like I said before, I've been at my job for over 2.5 years and I could sleep through it...i'm not challenged in the slightest.

    My degree gets me shit as well in my area. Eventually, I'll go back and get another degree so I'll have dual degrees. Hopefully that'll help. I'm also looking to move out of this area in the next few years so I'm sure that will help as well.

    That's cool, Bear, that your boss was nice about it like that. Sounds like you will get a good gig soon. Good luck.
  21. Electric_Head

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    Who is the paycheck coming from? Of all the recruiting agencies that I've worked with, none of them would even considering letting me off their payroll and onto the client companies for any ammount of $$$. If the agency is willing to let the client company buy you out like that, then great, I've never had an agency that was willing to do that for me. In the end, the relations between the 2 companies allways went sour and I was left SOL. The gig I have going on now I went out and researched the company myself. Went to HR and got hired as an employee. I'm making 2x my previous pay with awesome benefits and annual bonus.