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Drove a skid-steer forklift for the first time on Wednesday and ZOMG! I'm no stranger to forklifts but when it comes to ginormous ones there's no better way to learn precision than sorting through frigged baskets that need to be repaired! I honestly felt like a 5 year old playing in a sandbox! I also have a new found respect for the forklift operators at work that have them mastered because holy frick!
 

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I was hoping when they decided to open the shop till 11pm again that we would also go back to 8 hour shifts but we are only going from 5 hour to 6 hour shifts unfortunately, can manage as long as EI lasts but after that may have to look for a second or new job
 

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A job I had been looking at which disappeared from the job board a month or so ago is back. I think I need to jump on it and apply this time, but it's a big step. I'm really miserable at this current job. If I got it, I think it's likely that my pay would be about half of what I'm currently making, lower down towards what I was making before Summer of last year.
 

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I Am Second
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Got two complaints at work, oh well.
 

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It's not my decision, but my company is looking to hire people on the chance that we could have work coming, even though we do not have it currently. In fact we have barely anything. We have one huge job that was supposed to start already but is in holding for several factors, and no clear indication of when it could come. So hiring in anticipation of a job that isn't even a "go" is ridiculous. It's like Babu on "Seinfeld" - "Where are jobs? Show me jobs!" This is an affront to the people we have who are struggling on literally no work. In addition, they're planning to hire someone to support me when my job is a one-person job. Yes, I was run ragged during the last third of last year, but that's the way it is. Hiring a full-time person for me to find work for is absolutely ridiculous. I can't divide the tasks I do because it's all part of working on something. What should I do - say "I'll make up this blank spreadsheet that takes five minutes, so why don't you send these emails that takes five minutes"?
 

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A coworker basically stood up for me to her manager/director when I expressed to her (the coworker) as to how I felt like my hands were being tied and that it was becoming tighter the more my manager kept being on my back and then decided to top it off by giving me an attitude last week. While the intention was well, I think the fact I told her in the manner that I did wasn't the best since I haven't been the one to speak directly about the situation. So it'll likely be awkward when going in tomorrow if the message has been relayed to my manager by now.
 

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2 of my work colleagues tested positive for covid this week. Won't be going back for 2 weeks now. I hope they are okay. :(
 

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We're interviewing people and I'm looking at resumes and all the jobs people have had. Meanwhile I've been with the same company for 20.5 years (different jobs within it, though). I wonder, do they quit, are they let go? It's a scary thought for me, leaving this job (especially at the moment), even though I'm desperate to do so and have been for many years.
 

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Working sucks, let's be honest, but if you're able to have a job you like, which is fulfilling and engaging, and especially if it's your own company, I'm sure it sucks less. I'm 44 and have never asked myself questions of what type of work I want to do, only if I could tolerate it. I've been with the same company for 20.5 years, and it's coming back to bite me. The ideals from my view are the above - a fulfilling job or your own company, or a job that's so rote and boring but that you can fit into your life and you're able to leave it alone when your workday is done.

Unfortunately I'm in neither of those at the moment. I used to be in the latter, but in recent years I've taken on different stuff, and it's almost impossible to leave the job at the door (especially in the past year that I'm working from home primarily). Others in the company can leave it alone for the weekend or evening, but we have stuff that needs done, and I do them. Plus, I'm dealing with personalities as a supervisor, a bunch of women who keep on with "Well what are they doing?" It's getting very trying and I'm feeling stuck.
 

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Got two complaints at work, oh well.
Are you still working at a supermarket (if I remember correctly?)? If so, please don't take the complaints to heart! People complain about the most ridiculous things and the customer is not always right. I can't count the number of times when I was grocery shopping and had to intercept because some customer was a total moron and tried to bully the people working there for no reason.
 

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I Am Second
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Are you still working at a supermarket (if I remember correctly?)? If so, please don't take the complaints to heart! People complain about the most ridiculous things and the customer is not always right. I can't count the number of times when I was grocery shopping and had to intercept because some customer was a total moron and tried to bully the people working there for no reason.
Casino and yeah everything went ok lol.
 

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thank you corona for making my work from home dream possible
 

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Unhappy with my work situation yet again. Annoyed, frustrated and just sick of it all. Communication continues to be poor and problems (some of which I have mentioned numerous times) never get addressed or fixed. My recent computer issues (which I got zero help from IT on...my help desk ticket was totally ignored) have wrecked my motivation.
 

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Getting the OT I needed. Also someone I know made $700 in 5 days with doordash. I seriously might give it a go.
 
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