How's your career / existential crisis going?


#582

New job is OK. The team seem nice, it’s in a sector I’m interested in, not too far to travel, it’s not too hard and the pay’s ok. Only pain is the hours (Saturday and Sunday 9-6, Monday to Wednesday 8-5).


#583

i always liked having my days off in the week. like going out into town or whatever and everyone else being at work.


#584

Sunday service on public transport is a pain.


#585

Went to that interview. Went well I thought but they made a point of saying that my salary expectations were too high. Welp.


#586

My boss sacked my colleague in Feb and still hasn’t even started the process to backfill.

Just sent a snarky email to the recruitment agent who’s ignoring me.


#587

Someone’s left an invoice from a recruiter next to the printer today.

We’re all in the wrong job.


#588

Just seen the result :smiley: cheers DiS


#589

Ugh.

Looking at what we pay contractors, I reckon (if I could be arsed with the admin/risk) I could earn a fair bit more than I do now by working as a contractor in my field (lol, like a meadow!)


#590

No employment rights though, having to sort out your own tax, no paid holidays or sick days etc. IME it all evens out over the piece and I’d go for employment every time.


#591

The holidays and sick days bit would be workable (barely ever use all my holidays and very rarely sick touch wood) but fucking about with my own tax and having to chase work towards the end of each contract would ruin it for me.


#592

Plus all it takes is for some arsehole to decide they don’t like you and you’re terminated without cause and can’t do a fucking thing about it.


#593

:wave:


#594

Don’t forget lack of a workplace pension. Free free money. (Variable as fuck obvs).


#595

Decided to work for 1 more year, sack it off, get married and go travelling for as long as we can afford for honeymoon.

Feels good man


#596

Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays!


#597

Spent all weekend discussing this :smile:


#598

Bf wants to start saving for us to go travelling for a few months. I can take a sabbatical at work so it’ll be ok.

He wants to do a year with working along the way (ewww) where i’d rather do a few months as a holiday


#599

Do it, We’re planning on trying not to come back.

I’m gonna ask for a sabbatical too, in case everything goes wrong and we want to come back


#600

I’d have to come back because I’ll have a mortgage. Was planning on renting out the flat for like 6 months tho.


#601

i would wait until theres more of a decision on regulation (prob this year? maybe idk) coz thats going to affect the job massively