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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Oct 18, 2011.
what is your background in?
Rough time to be job hunting, but keep the faith.
Logistics, supply chain. That kind of stuff.
Yea thankfully I'm on payroll for 2 months.
Think Goose is in the line of work
After 4 months and lots of talks I accepted a verbal offer yesterday. Written offer to come once physical and background check clears.
Congrats. What line of work do you need a physical for?
Guys who travel a lot for work, talk to me.
Got offered a job where the guy said I can “travel as much as I like.” Said it could be up to every week if I wanted, but would certainly be at least once every two or three weeks. Only 3-4 day spurts, & I can schedule it to be home on the weekends. Travel would be anywhere in US & occasionally overseas.
In my current job, only travel is in about a 30 minute radius of our office, so this would be totally new for me.
I’m in sales/business development. Money would be about the same, maybe a little less in year 1, but more potential I believe in the new gig.
Do you have a family? kids?
I like business travel at first but get burned out on it really quickly. Don't think I'd sign up to be gone every other week unless it paid a lot more.
In a serious relationship, no kids.
Yeah. Traveling Frequently sucks. I’m down to about once a month MON-THUR and it’s perfect.
I spent the better part of close to 6 years travelling for work. Granted i was gone for anywhere from 2 weeks to 5 months at a time but that shit gets old. No way I'd do it again unless it was life changing money.
Constant traveling for work is awful. It’s impossible to get on a routine, your sleep suffers, you inevitably end up eating garbage all the time, you get sick more often because of time in the airport, planes and hotels. Like others have said, it would need to be a significant pay increase for it to be worth it.
2-3 weeks of business travel per year is the sweet spot, if scattered throughout the year. Enough that you get to travel somewhat and break up your routines, but infrequent enough where it is more of a novelty and you enjoy the eating out, hotel, etc.
Of course this also depends on where you are traveling.
This. As long as its infrequent enough to where it's still a novelty
Get some solid travel CCs (check the CC thread) and try to stick with one airline, hotel, etc. to gain points and status.
And then hope the new company doesn’t require that you use the corporate card
if you're going to do it figure out the logistics ahead of time, potentially even negotiate it if you're at that level of job
if they make the per diem for food like $20 and force you to fly Spirit you're going to want to die way faster, most companies know this so they don't cut corners on reimbursement but had a few friends get screwed or have to pay out of pocket for shit.
What's your question? I travel 3 weeks a month for 2 nights a time on average. In sales myself, managing folks all over the country. If the cities you visit are awesome and you enjoy traveling then go for it. Be sure to leverage CC, frequent flier and hotel points for personal use down the line. I estimate I "earn" about $5k a year in those three categories.
I try to make sure not to travel Fri through Sun and not at crazy hours of the day but that's not always possible. Burnout is real so every now and then I deload from the travel and stay at home for a 2-3 week stretch. Usually by then I'm looking forward to getting back out on the road.
I travel about that much for work. 2-3 days every 2-3 weeks. It’s not terrible but does get tiring because the whole trip feels like you’re working. Because even when you’re not at the client you’re still in some way prepping for a presentation or working on their project etc.. Still you can get to see some interesting places. My position is like yours in that I go anywhere in the states and then a couple international clients. This past year I’ve been to Poland, Brazil, and will be going to Hong Kong shortly. Now my position was about a 55% raise with bonuses factored in so it was definitely worth it for me but for a lateral move I can't say it would be.
I started a new job in August. My old job was challenging, but toxic. I needed a change. I got more money, less stress, etc. by taking this new job. Turns out our scales were way, way off when it came to qualifications and workload at this new job. I’m constantly out of things to do, bored a lot, and when I do have stuff to do it’s levels and levels below what I can do. I was sold on there being a lot to do, but it could be managed. The company is small, and there just isn’t much need. My searches for new things to do are pretty empty.
I’m trying to decide if I should start looking around. It’s by far the most and easiest money I’ve ever made, but having nothing to do and a pretty much silent office is getting to me.
I’ve been in this exact position. Get out. You’ll be better for it in the long run.
Same exact thing happened to me and started in July. Verbatim. Toxic to complete opposite extreme of having nothing to do at times.
There’s only so much tmb and YouTube videos I can watch before I get bored.
I’m feeling bad about looking because my predecessor was only around for a year (I’m six months now) and my direct report boss had my position six years before my predecessor. My boss is a flexible, easy guy to work with. I can come in at 10 and doesn’t say a word. I’m afraid it’ll reflect poorly on him if he loses people back to back after one year stints.
I also know there’s still more I can make in the open market.
Can you be upfront with him about things and see if he can improve your situation?
Any certs or classes you can take for anything? I know they blow but they certainly pay.
Get a job where you are always working on the edge (or beyond) of your competency
What's wrong with this? In the 4 years at my last job I probably grew exponentially more than the 10 prior at my prior company.
I was forced to expand my knowledge and skill set and live on the bleeding edge of a lot of quickly developing cloud based and analytical platforms.
I got a 40k raise for that specific reason and the SME at a consulting firm. You sit and do nothing and you get stagnant and the world (especially technology) passes you by. I wish I left my old company 5 years earlier
I'm already the de factor SME in my department so my response is skewed. Right now I'm paid pretty well for doing easy and profitable work. It's good to be doing new things but you don't always have to be pushing the boundaries.
Start a side gig that you can do on the clock.
I like research so constantly learning and inventing new techniques and toolsets is what I live for
Just talked to my GM and gave my notice and he was genuinely happy for me and my new job. He is a good guy and has been great to work with so it was a pretty easy talk.
I’m excited about my new company and new role, this is finally something that I will enjoying doing again as the last two years have just been jobs for paychecks.
Did he know this was coming when he saw you wearing a wig on the plane?
He knows I wear wigs on most weekends
Ive heard graphic design is quite lucrative
Check my portfolio:
actually never mind - that's a horrible idea. We've seen what racer's artistic endeavors produce in the cringiest rap lyrics of all time.
just picked up a contract to work for a firm in PR part time. I can't wait to get out of the shit show that is the hemp industry.
Also, my software company got its first initial investor and it is looking likely we will raise quite a bit more in 2020. Looking forward to the new year. Cheers everyone
Didn't land the first job I interviewed for but did make it past the phone screen for Amazon and have a in person interview coming up. Getting pretty nervous as I'm only payroll till the 13th and then a severance check after that.
What's a good way to ask for feedback when you don't land a position? I'd like to know if it was just a lack or a certain experience or skill set or if it was something I can improve on interview wise.
Curious what the position is for with Amazon? It's cool if you don't feel comfortable sharing. Have just heard their interview process can be pretty rigorous.
reach out and ask for feedback so you can learn from the experience in preparation for future opportunities
PM me if you have any questions about the Amazon interview process
I absolutely do. I'll PM you shorty
That's what i did. Just wanted to get some tips. Haven't heard back yet though.
Ive done this a few times when I was was getting rejected right out of school and never heard anything back either. Most recruiters wont bother
I don't mind sharing some info but not all the details. Its a planning analyst type position. Very data driven. I think it was the first time that i had a phone screen with the manager I'd be working for and not a TA type first.
Gotcha, no worries. The stories I've heard have been more programming/development driven, so wasn't sure if that was what you were after.
Probably be 5 years before hemp is viable to grow Nationwide. You were in the game early