I apologize this is not vape related but I am really struggling with this new job “Bailey metals” here in Canada. Have you ever started a job and right away didn’t like the work? And stuck it out and it turned out good? Im only day 2 and I’m having a hard time with a few things but been told not to give up and its a really good company I have a feeling if I quit I’ll regret it badly. It’s only my 2nd day ffs. And for whatever reasons idk why doesn’t make sense but to work there you have to have criminal clearance…and I do definitely not so they hired me under a recruiting company for 3 mth but also went right to their head office to get it approved. I shouldn’t give up yet right?
If you’re making decent money and it’s not taking a big toll on your body then stick with it.
I have to switch jobs this week actually because the last company was closing due to the operating costs and new regulations coming down the road.
Going back to hauling fuel next week. It pays well and not difficult but really don’t feel like doing it in the winter. But I’ll deal with it.
Good luck to you
If they’re going to get your clearance, I’d stick it out.
If you currently don’t have another job lined up… you might as well continue to work at the location where you have the job. It is often hard to fit in with a new vocation. Even if it is something you are comfortable doing, being in a different setting with different circumstances , often makes one uneasy. I would say stick it out.
Well, I’d give it more time but I know what you’re going through so I get it. I’d wait for a pay cheque and see how you feel from there. Sometimes people can be hard to get along with at first because around Alberta turnovers are pretty high because there’s always a better paying job around the corner with experience. At least where I’m at, it’s often a 3 month wait to see if the person will stick around and before that they’ll still have the ads ready to ship out when the new hire leaves. While I do know you have challenges, it’s Alberta, you could work for a smaller outfit in the oilfield, but it’d be a bit of a drive from the city, the benefits are you’ll get a modest health benefits package, maybe even bonuses.
If you’re looking, what I’ve found being in Alberta my whole life and here specifically you’d be hard pressed to find people that were actually born and raised here aside from the managers and owners, I’d try to reach out to smaller local businesses. There’s some great and reasonable people running these businesses, from what I gather from your posts you seem to like the warehousing logistics sector, so if that’s what you want your bread and butter to be, go for it. But don’t do it because it pays good now, that’s what I found for myself was I’d go after the juicy high paying jobs and that was the sole reason for doing it, it’ll just make you resentful and bitter about being there which will carry on towards co-workers and home because you have to spend 8+ hours a day doing something you do not like…
So as far as skills go, you have problem solving skills, mechanical skills, forklift tickets (assuming), you worked for a construction yard type place from your previous posts, so that’s inventory control, loading unloading, shipping recieving, clerical duties, organizational skills, etc etc etc… Resumes with cover letters are on top of the pile(s).
These are things to highlight moving forward, always make an emphasis on Safety, we’re very keen on that.
Merit is a Huge thing in the industry in Alberta. If you’re inventive, improve things, make changes to increase productivity, show up early, stay late, etc… It takes a lot of effort though, but if you have a decent employer they will notice that and test you out further, maybe have you sweep less or pack shit around less and give you some other tasks to prove your worth for example. With those skills you’ve been tasked with, you can move up or branch out a lot of skills are interchangeable in different industries as well.
Even looking at the business, they seem to do construction stuff, steel studs, framing products, etc… Think of proving your worth and making it to QC, companies pay for training if you prove yourself… Once you have the QC training you could get into other types of construction/industrial stuff, there’s machining and Millwright work, fucking great money in that. You have options if you work towards them, they won’t fall in your lap but if you do prove yourself the very least you’ll get out of it is a good Reference and that’s as good as a paycheck in itself because as it means you’re worthy of taking the chance on.
Tut is right though, if you don’t have another don’t quit. Might be tough to stick it out but come pay period you’ll have incentive to go another one because the money is rewarding. From there work on making acquaintances with your employees, ask for guidance, someone to take you under their wing and improve from there.
“If we didn’t all attempt to make terrible things even worse than they are, then maybe we can tolerate the terrible things that we have to put up with in order to exist and maybe we can make our world into a better place”
I think that’s what it is.
Purportedly, the Buddha’s last words: “Do your best!”
In all honesty, I agree with everyone above. Stick it out for now. I’ve found that if I approach things with a Never Give Up attitude then I know I’ve done my best I and if I have to leave, I leave with no regrets.
My opinion is try and stick it out at least until you’ve got your clearance and perhaps then if you’re still sure it’s not for you start looking for an alternative.
I’ve hated my current job for about 5 1/2 years now and I’ve been there 6. There’s changes imminent I’m sure which could possibly make it better but the main reason I’ve stuck it out is because I lost my temper at my previous job, told my boss to stick it up his arse and stormed out.
That felt great for a day or so until reality hit and I felt very immature and stupid for acting like I did. I was lucky that I wasn’t asked why I left my previous job during the interview for this one so I told myself to stick it out for a few years at least to make that brain fart easier to hide.
I also felt terrible towards my family,especially my kids as I set them a shocking example but hopefully all of that is in the past now. My temper has risen on more than one occasion at my current place but I remember that feeling and push it back down.
It’s easy for anyone else to have an opinion on what you should do but only you know what’s best. I wish you good luck whichever way you go
@ladycrooks I’ll go against what everybody else said, I am a retired manager of a big company in the Cruise industry and looking at what you said, I’d say stick to it for a while but look for something else, your chances of been employed directly by them are slim, unless :you’re a specialist, if you’re not, become one! Do training courses, work overtime, don’t loose your temper and become part of the group.
They will notice you and hire you directly after the trial period, but you have to be good at something.
Big companies use recruiting agencies when they have peaks of work, projects and things like that , so ask yourself why did they hire you and how many recruits did they hire, an army? 10? just you?
Usually at the end of that work peak the first to go are recruits, not their employees, after that, the ones they hired last and so on, but if the work peak goes on the recruits, all or just some, are confirmed for another 3 months or a year, and this goes on and on, but you’ll never settle down.
You know your enviroment, if you could like it and if there is a glimmer that you might like it, I ate shit for 4 years as a vice, but at the end of that trial, even if I didn’t see a way out, I got the chance to be one of the world’s best, even now, I still get phone calls and companies look for me, this just by sticking to it. It’s on you love, I truly heartily wish you good luck and don’t give up, one way or another.
@ladycrooks the game is, to get as much from them as you can. Clearance, training, skills, and take them with you once you find something better. Always better to look for a job, while you HAVE one.
I agree with what others said about trainings, skills, but don’t forget about the first axiom. Unless you are some kind of specialist in your field, a smile, joy, positivity, neverending optimism will open you more doors than anything else. Be the one everyone wants to spend time with.
Thanks guys! much needed advice
I’ve been doing the same work for almost 20years at different agencies and I understand when you say starts bad, ends good. The opposite is also true. I’ve had experiences where the bad has been a little too much, but then something happens and it makes it all worthwhile again. I say: Stick it out while you can and learn as much as you can. At the end of the day ask yourself if you’re happy getting a paycheck from this company and go from there. Try to maintain a positive attitude while at work, then bitch about it afterwards with people you don’t work with. Never know who’ll rat you out.
Even still, you shoud always be on the lookout for something better and then weigh your options and decide if you need to stay or move on.
Well I didn’t have to quit I got fucken canned!
Did they give you a reference?
I hope you took all of their pens
Aw shit. I’m sorry to hear that.
just letting you guys know I didn’t teach her how to endo a forklift.