Undergrad dating a grad student

18-Nov-2020 23:28

You know that you don’t want this kind of schedule, you knew that before you took this job and thought that they’d assured you that you wouldn’t have it here, and it’s making you miserable. You said you feel like you have to stick it out for a year, which I assume is because you’re trying to avoid looking like a job hopper.But you’re not going to look like a job hopper if you have one short stay.But I was assured that working at our agency was much less demanding.Boy, do I feel like my interviewer (who is now my boss) told me wrong.Some background: my job is at an agency where our clients are working almost 24/7.

Before you make any moves, talk to people who work in whatever field you’re thinking of moving into so that you have a really realistic understanding of the norms around hours.

If someone is calling you at 7 a.m., that better be a serious emergency. call on a holiday weekend in a field where it’s known that work sometimes happens outside of regular work hours — it might not be an outrage, if it was for something that really couldn’t wait.

(On the other hand, you should be left alone on weekends if it’s not time-sensitive.) Staying home both days one weekend to wait for client approval … If it’s rare (and it sounds like it’s only happened once), it can just be part of a professional job, even in fields that aren’t constantly hectic.

Job hopping is about a pattern of behavior, not leaving quickly one time.

It does mean that it’ll be important that you stay at your next job for a while, but you don’t need to be miserable in this job out of some notion that you’re obligated to stay a year.(Also, for the record, one year is still really short in most fields.