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    Default Have you ever quit a job after a week?

    Or less?
    Whats your record of longest/least amount of time spent in a job?

    I quit mine Friday. I don't agree with staying in a job you're miserable in, because then you're unable to dedicate yourself. Call me lazy, whatever. Nobody knows what will make me happier than myself. It wasn't the actual WORK that bothered me anyway. It was just the freaking people. The employees were super rude and rolled their eyes and got all huffy when I asked for help for stuff I wasn't taught, and the managers kept trying to pawn me off on each other with important papers that NEEDED to be viewed so I could be considered full time (they ended up never checking them). That, alongside with getting yelled at for forgetting BBQ sauce packets (even though they're by the fountain machine and NOT just behind the counter) and getting treated like the scum of the earth for existing behind the counter for minimum wage... no.

    Welcome to the food service industry: the only place where people can berate you for their poor choices in what are essentially commodity goods.

    I'm hoping to get into Sales instead (Hopefully some place like Best Buy)

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    Well, I once worked in a clothing store and there was 4 employees that would come in to work everyday drunk. But the manager was so busy sitting in their office twiddling their thumbs they didnt know.

    So when I seen a couple of them being super rude to customers I told the boss and he said a bunch of bad words and said I was evil for "Gunning for peoples jobs on the first 3 days of working there".
    I left the office flabbergasted and caught 2 of the drunken employees doing - shall we say- "X rated" activities behind the till counter while people were being served.
    Needless to say i walked out and never returned.


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    Being unhappy with retail jobs is why I'm a business owner. I set my own hours and it's a job I have loved since I was a teenager.

    Prior to that while I was in my early 20s, I definitely walked out in a bunch of retail service jobs in the past after my first shift.

    On a positive note: My favorite job was probably for a coffee chain that is a rivalry of Starbucks. Who doesn't want to smell like coffee all day?
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    Unless you have something else lined up, or don't need to support yourself (e.g. parents), then quitting any job is not a great move right now.

    I quit a job after about three months because I was offered a job that could actually be a career.
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    Longest job? About 6 years with Walgreens.

    Shortest job? About 3 months selling 'cleaning systems'. Was voluntary, technically.

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    Welcome to the food service industry: the only place where people can berate you for their poor choices in what are essentially commodity goods.
    That's why I refuse to do food service. At all.
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    I worked at dairy queen for 3 days. I quit when I found out the location I was at planed to change their policy and close for the winter (usually it stayed open). The work wasn't horrible, but I was lucky and found another job in a week.

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    Sometimes you barely need to get through one shift to know that a job isn't for you. A lot of people would say you should count your blessings that you got hired at all, but sometimes a job is just such a bad match for you that the real mistake would be to force yourself to stay there (assuming you could afford to go looking for something else instead, otherwise you're in a bit of a bind obviously).

    The jobs I've walked out on have been food service as well, OP. Go figure. I think I lasted three or four hours at Subway a few years ago. I do customer service generally so I'm used to people being angry for stupid reasons, and I can deal with that - what I have a hard time with is problems within the staff. Language barriers, harassment, no consistent schedules (or not being told your schedule until 2 hours before your shift started. ummmm.) - stuff you can't work around. Customers at least go away after they complain, you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parfaite View Post
    Or less?
    Whats your record of longest/least amount of time spent in a job?
    Shortest time was 2 years, longest was 12 years, this current job is 6 years so far and hopefully all the way until I retire unless I die first.

    I do agree though, one should never put up with a job that is causing you issues. You may be lucky like I was and eventually find the right endevour for yourself, until then you may need to accept a little bit of discomfort, but it should never make you dread getting up in the mornings.

    The point you lay in bed and start calling in sick when you in fact really just don't want to face them, that's the point to quit and look for a new position.

    Just the opinion of an old codger close to retiring anyway. Feel free to disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parfaite View Post
    Or less?
    Whats your record of longest/least amount of time spent in a job?

    I quit mine Friday. I don't agree with staying in a job you're miserable in, because then you're unable to dedicate yourself. Call me lazy, whatever. Nobody knows what will make me happier than myself. It wasn't the actual WORK that bothered me anyway. It was just the freaking people. The employees were super rude and rolled their eyes and got all huffy when I asked for help for stuff I wasn't taught, and the managers kept trying to pawn me off on each other with important papers that NEEDED to be viewed so I could be considered full time (they ended up never checking them). That, alongside with getting yelled at for forgetting BBQ sauce packets (even though they're by the fountain machine and NOT just behind the counter) and getting treated like the scum of the earth for existing behind the counter for minimum wage... no.

    Welcome to the food service industry: the only place where people can berate you for their poor choices in what are essentially commodity goods.

    I'm hoping to get into Sales instead (Hopefully some place like Best Buy)

    Yes i have, something similar to your situation but different industry/sector.

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    From the age of 18 i worked as a croupier in the casino industry. I had a fairly long career where i dealt televised poker, was a pit boss, trained croups etc but i just one day thought **** this, then left to do my fine art degree.

    I then went into IT until a few years ago when i started working for myself. I did recently take a job as a jobcentre adviser but quit after 2 weeks because frankly, i though i was going to get paid more and didn't appreciate being treated like a 16 year old work experience. That probably makes me a bit of a snob but i just couldnt do it, knowing that i had so much more to offer.
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    Worked at McDonalds for 3 days as a teen. That would be the shortest. Longest would be my last job of 14yrs. Current job is 13yrs.

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    The benefit system in this country is so backwards that I'm usually better off not working :/ I left university 4.5 years ago and have worked for just 1.5 of those... living off what I earned during that hellish period of working at a place I hated.

    I think when this government sets aside an amount that people need to live on they must include a weekly stipend for alcohol/drug fueled nights out on the town. Gaming is much cheaper! So yep... one and a half years is the shortest/longest time I've worked for!

    While I still have money to do what I want I won't take a job I'm not going to be completely happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faye007 View Post
    From the age of 18 i worked as a croupier in the casino industry. I had a fairly long career where i dealt televised poker, was a pit boss, trained croups etc but i just one day thought **** this, then left to do my fine art degree.

    I then went into IT until a few years ago when i started working for myself. I did recently take a job as a jobcentre adviser but quit after 2 weeks because frankly, i though i was going to get paid more and didn't appreciate being treated like a 16 year old work experience. That probably makes me a bit of a snob but i just couldnt do it, knowing that i had so much more to offer.
    Well done on leaving the new slave labour facilitators, don't believe me, go look up workfare, one of the reasons I will never shop at ASDA and why I also think the Queens recent award to the PDSA is a crock of horse manure and that's just naming 2 organisations that people need to boycott. I have had a bad past 6 or 7 years, been nearly dead and pulling myself back to working life, hopefully early in the new year. Doesn't make me any less disabled, but pulling my mind back together. Have been under recent attack from ATOS and the DWP dues to the formers lies and you can just hear it in the tones of the voices of the people on the phone that they know what is going on but are just to scared to move jobs, so no, you are not a snob at all, I congratulate you on getting out of the corruption before it got to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamol View Post
    The benefit system in this country is so backwards that I'm usually better off not working :/ I left university 4.5 years ago and have worked for just 1.5 of those... living off what I earned during that hellish period of working at a place I hated.

    I think when this government sets aside an amount that people need to live on they must include a weekly stipend for alcohol/drug fueled nights out on the town. Gaming is much cheaper! So yep... one and a half years is the shortest/longest time I've worked for!

    While I still have money to do what I want I won't take a job I'm not going to be completely happy with.
    So you're lying to the government when you certify for unemployment insurance?
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    I refuse to work in the food service industry because I'd get fired for eating all the food. I would be Hungry with an O.

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