Being unemployed really sucks…
But it happens to the best of us!
And being employed can be kind of a drag, too, sometimes.
And if you are working, you’ll probably end up learning some serious life lessons.
People shared what they learned from being employed.
1. Very true.
Let it sink in.
No amount of money is worth missing time with friends and family, dealing with crippling anxiety, or dealing with horrible management.
— Otis Bushtail (@brooksbannister) August 2, 2021
2. Find your place.
No matter how long it takes.
Dont be afraid to hop around until you find a place you enjoy. This year I job hopped and everytime I got more of what I was looking for. Being loyal to companies that don’t give a damn about you is unhealthy.
— Jazzlyn (@_Jaystime) July 31, 2021
3. It’s okay to be selfish.
Look out for #1.
Be selfish! Switch that job for a better pay / better work environment / better peace of mind if you have to. Being loyal is not reciprocated. Look out for yourself, coz no one else is going to.
— PP (@Proper_Pateela) July 31, 2021
4. Keep that in mind.
Something to think about.
HR is not there for the employees sake, but for the company’s sake. They will most likely ignore your complaints unless the company is in danger of losing an employee or being sued.
— Lexu (6.0 spoilers possible) (@lexiecami) August 1, 2021
5. Pretty much.
But sometimes you do meet real friends at work.
You don’t have to be friends with anyone at work, do your job, get paid and go home.
— Akíntúndé Babátúndé (@olorunwababs) August 1, 2021
6. Gotta be happy.
Keep working on it!
You spend approximately 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week there, if you don’t get along with the people and have no interest in what you do, your life will be pretty miserable
— Fido Dido (@juma_mukosi) July 31, 2021
7. Are we really family?
Everyone is expendable. A company can and will fire you, even after giving you the “we are family” speech.
— Travis (@travmason) July 31, 2021
8. A hot take.
Some people feel this way.
minimum wage=minimum effort
— kyah jewel (@kyahjewel) July 31, 2021
9. Here we go again.
You hear that one a lot.
Any management referring to the company as a “family” make quadruple what their workers earn and would fire half the staff to cover their own poor resource management.
— Sam Marner (@Marnerbanana) July 31, 2021
10. Don’t want to mess that up.
Just keep it professional.
If they offer an exit interview just say thanks for the opportunity but it’s time for something new. Airing complaints at this point won’t change a damn thing if they weren’t listening while you actually worked there, but it could affect your reference.
— whatsupwithmoe (@whatsupwithmaia) August 3, 2021
What did unemployment teach you?
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