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What can I do?
than realise it never will.
That's what I've done.
I think it will kill me before then.
Being serious it could get better in time.
But I believe that legally, strictly speaking, the first three months of a job are a 'probation period' and I think that works both from an employer and employee's perspective so one could reasonably say after three months that the job isn't working.
Obviously you'd need to find something else.
a contractual probation period of 3 months.
But if I wanted to leave now I could on one week's notice. But that would be crap for my CV and maybe my next job will be just as poo. Maybe I had the best job I'll ever have before this one and I blew it. Maybe I'm doomed to boredom and misery for the rest of my days.
or maybe your job will get better as you become more trusted in the organisation, talk to your boss.
It's legally unenforcable. From what I hear, a number of law firms don't give some of their employees contracts for the first 3/6 months so they can get around the fact.
weeks notice FTW! Start looking for a new one NOW.
Quitting beforehand will lead to being skint and that's not a good mindset for looking for a new job in.
At least you get to go on DiS, right?
...is a good idea.
But I was only in my previous job for a short time (it was a fixed term contract, so technically I didn't quit)...and I don't want to get a reputation for leaving jobs every few months...
I will just spend my time on here. Although even that gets tedious.
there are a few.
But the boredom, lack of conversation, lack of encouragement and lack of work to do negates any of them.
I know loads of people that would settle for tedium over unnecessary stress, granted it's not great careerwise but...
This is what I was thinking. Waiting for my review, that is.
It's bad mostly because I have virtually nothing to do, and nobody to speak to to ease that boredom. I went from a large, very sociable, very busy job to one that's dull with a complete lack of stimulation.
I'd just like a balance - a little bit of hard work, a little bit of a chat...
I hate my new job too for the same reasons. Sigh.
We have lots of new staff - maybe we do work together...
Although we've probably never been introduced. That doesn't seem to happen here!
Eventually it will work
I've spent 18 months turning up 30 minutes late on a daily basis (I think everyone now just assumes I start at ten), pissing about on the internet all day and scowling viciously whenever anyone gives me work to do. But still they won't fire me! Bastards!
I suppose I'd rather they don't fire me until then
but on the other hand I'm aware that I'm staying in this job for all the wrong reasons and the sooner I leave, the better all round.
If I got sacked I'd be terrified and my pride'd be wounded but mostly I'd be relieved.
works for many. There a Wetherspoon's near work?
Could it get any worse?
so i quit after 2 months. pretty obvious really
what did you put on your CV?
Did you find it difficult to find a new job?
i had only been there for 6 weeks, found a new job, went for an interview, told them i had started a job i didnt like etc etc and got it.
this job isnt on my cv, cos i was there for such a short amount of time, you just move the dates of the other ones a bit
I think I'm gonna have to look around...
I do worry though.
I think I'm pre-programmed to hate most jobs. It is work after all.
"I predict a riot"
"every day I love you less and less"
"the modern way"
and the other one.
And I have had jobs that I've enjoyed. Well, one that I enjoyed.
Working for the Royal Mail's rubbish.
the exact same situation as you. i have my 3 month probation coming up. i am going to say it's not working out.
but the thought of looking/applying/getting another job is too much! i don't want to do all that again.
maybe stick it out for 6 months, think that's what i'll do. or maybe a year, that'll look better on a cv.
just be honest with your boss and they might get you some different stuff to do?
is perhaps the best policy.
But I can't see any change happening if I do speak to him.
If I actually believed that I'd get more to do if I told him I'm unhappy then I'd do it - but I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I'm needed for. And that isn't very much.
Oh I need to stop moaning. Maybe if I think positively it will all seem much better.
sometimes i like to have a conversation with someone who has too many stressful or shitty things to do, and that makes me feel better about my slacker job.
or book yourself on lots of courses so you never actually have to be at work. that is what i am trying to do.
but can someone tell me what the point of tposting on a message board "Kill yourself" is?
You've passed the test, well done.
that can happen is that I don't get another job, and the continued period of unemployment makes me depressed, so I then get any old job, and that is even worse than this one...
but I've been working at the same place for 2 years.
It doesn't ever get better no matter how positive you try to be.
Quit now, I'm handing my notice in on Monday.