Applying for jobs is exhausting and soul-crushing

Oct 28, 2017
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I have a solid gig working customer care for a major automobile company rn. Before this, I was unemployed for months using doordash income to pay for everything I needed. Damn was I broke. Hang in there everyone, if you put in the effort, your day will come. I promise
 

PHOENIXZERO

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Oct 29, 2017
4,617
I miss the days when you could go somewhere, put an application in, maybe call afterwards, get an interview, be hired and start working within the same week. Still waiting on my background check and it's ridiculous, especially when the place I'm going to be working (assuming I don't get denied) was already short staffed.

So I landed a job as a ramp agent, at my local airport... but it turns out my negligence to ask what the pay is, has me finding out that the job is minimum wage ($9.45/hr), and has split shifts Monday - Wednesday. I'm slated for 21 hours a week, with intervals of 3-hour shifts; 8:30am-11:30am then 4:00pm-7:00pm. All I can say is, for the amount of red tape I had to go through as well as the amount of compliance I'll be having, doesn't minimum wage seem, astoundingly low?? I have nearly 50 training modules to complete within the month, but the job just doesn't feel... Worth it? It feels bad knowing I could work fast food for more, and have steady shifts. Some of the people who work there have expressed concern in regards to Delta Airlines being bought out, and currently 3 of the people (including my trainer and my head manager) are out to other airports due to staffing shortages.

So given everything stated, I've gone in for 2 days so far, would you continue to do this job?
Michigan? That definately looks like a lot of work/effort for $9.45/hr and part time on top of it.
 

Siyou

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Oct 27, 2017
260
I miss the days when you could go somewhere, put an application in, maybe call afterwards, get an interview, be hired and start working within the same week. Still waiting on my background check and it's ridiculous, especially when the place I'm going to be working (assuming I don't get denied) was already short staffed.


Michigan? That definately looks like a lot of work/effort for $9.45/hr and part time on top of it.
Michigan exactly. But yeah someone who worked there for 7 years had to leave due to shoulder surgery, got rehired back into minimum wage. The place is not doing too well, to be frank. I guess in the same week I left their airplane mechanic outright walked out. It's been a mess I'm glad to not be part of.
 

PoppaBK

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Oct 27, 2017
1,293
Attempted to get a job at Chipotle, got the interview, didn’t get a call back.

That’s working wonders for my morale.
Just take it as a sign that you were too good for it. I have been turned down for all sorts of jobs, you just have to keep moving on, the right job will come up and it will likely be better than the ones you got turned down for.
 

Rika

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Oct 30, 2017
645
USA
I miss the days when you could go somewhere, put an application in, maybe call afterwards, get an interview, be hired and start working within the same week. Still waiting on my background check and it's ridiculous, especially when the place I'm going to be working (assuming I don't get denied) was already short staffed.
I was super lucky with my first retail job where the store manager said to do an app then and there. She liked me, and this was during HS. I was hired on the spot with no interview. Now with that big ass gap working retail, I don't think many would hire me. It's been 6-7 years since I worked retail, and sadly I was terminated for a dumbass thing I did.

Applied at a CVS, got an interview, went, and was told he couldn't give me a yes or no. They are reviewing other candidates and if didn't hear anything back in a few days to a week...then was denied
 

Rika

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Oct 30, 2017
645
USA
Go in for my interview at Subway today. It's one close to me, and can walk there for the interview and if offered the job. I've read every single advice thread on the subreddit and Indeed Q&A.

It sounded like if all goes well, she said she'd need my state ID and social security number. I'll update ASAP when I get back later!

The part that maybe the hardest for me at first is cutting the bread and remembering where stuff is.
 

Liquidsnake

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Oct 27, 2017
6,513
Go in for my interview at Subway today. It's one close to me, and can walk there for the interview and if offered the job. I've read every single advice thread on the subreddit and Indeed Q&A.

It sounded like if all goes well, she said she'd need my state ID and social security number. I'll update ASAP when I get back later!

The part that maybe the hardest for me at first is cutting the bread and remembering where stuff is.
Good luck.
 

Delphine

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Mar 30, 2018
759
France
Just received a rejection letter for a job I really really wanted. Damn that shit hurts.
I have to write 3 motivation letters for 3 different offers I don't really care all that much about. Yay!
 

Rika

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Oct 30, 2017
645
USA
Go in for my interview at Subway today. It's one close to me, and can walk there for the interview and if offered the job. I've read every single advice thread on the subreddit and Indeed Q&A.

It sounded like if all goes well, she said she'd need my state ID and social security number. I'll update ASAP when I get back later!

The part that maybe the hardest for me at first is cutting the bread and remembering where stuff is.
UPDATE

The interview lasted about...an hour or so. Most of it was just talking and other common sense stuff. I got the job, though!! 15-20 hours! She said she really needed day time help and all that.

I am now an official Subway team member!
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wish companies would just reply to applications. Even if they just autoreply to the initial email so I know the email exists and didn’t just go into a black hole
 

IceDoesntHelp

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Oct 25, 2017
1,066
I don't have a college degree so I've been trying to apply to places where you can move up (Costco as an example) and i get through 2 of 3 interviews with flying colours than the 3rd one goes to shit and it's usually because the owner or district manager is just rude and does what they can to be intimidating and the my nerves get shot. Like I don't know what I can do to stop my nerves from getting fucked
 

Nostremitus

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Nov 15, 2017
3,330
I'm a member of this job searching group now... Medical issues mean I can't continue the career path I've put over a decade into, so I'm starting over. I was accepted into a university for a new degree path and am looking for a job as well.

I'm just thankful that I'm able to go back to school and have that opportunity.

I wish companies would just reply to applications. Even if they just autoreply to the initial email so I know the email exists and didn’t just go into a black hole
Are you using Glassdoor, Indeed, etc?

They have an algorithm that can get your resume dropped before the employer ever gets to see it and it's kind of broken. It's designed to weed out junk input, but if you upload your cover letter first, and then your resume second it may try to read your cover letter as a resume and pitch your entire application because it thinks the resume is wrong. So, even if it sounds odd, upload your resume, then the cover letter, or try to avoid the algorithm and try to apply on the company's website...
 
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