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Solar7

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College graduates are unskilled in most cases.
You sound like you’re bitter over student loans or something
College grads are at least relatively skilled compared to say, the average McDonalds worker. But, no. I graduated with no student loan debt.

But, I'm tired.
Tired of being told in March that there's a hiring and wage freeze across the company only to be brought into a next day meeting bragging about record profits and EBITDA.
Tired of knowing how every single one of my days off will be used for the year when I hit January 1st.
Tired of job openings touting their "generous" two weeks of time off, plus four holidays.
Tired of healthcare that covers basically nothing but an annual physical and then anything else isn't covered until you've spent a month's paycheck first.
Tired of being told upon hire that the hours are 9-5 with an hour lunch, but then in your review you're told "the boss really expects our employees to be here at least 8-6," and Sheila from accounting reports you leaving the office building for lunch and not eating at your desk while working more.
Tired of being asked why I wasn't more responsive to emails at 7 PM on a Saturday.
Tired of being told "there's always more work" by multiple bosses.
Tired of being told "you should just be happy you have a job" when questioning any of it all.
Tired of American workplace culture.
 

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College grads are at least relatively skilled compared to say, the average McDonalds worker. But, no. I graduated with no student loan debt.

But, I'm tired.
Tired of being told in March that there's a hiring and wage freeze across the company only to be brought into a next day meeting bragging about record profits and EBITDA.
Tired of knowing how every single one of my days off will be used for the year when I hit January 1st.
Tired of job openings touting their "generous" two weeks of time off, plus four holidays.
Tired of healthcare that covers basically nothing but an annual physical and then anything else isn't covered until you've spent a month's paycheck first.
Tired of being told upon hire that the hours are 9-5 with an hour lunch, but then in your review you're told "the boss really expects our employees to be here at least 8-6," and Sheila from accounting reports you leaving the office building for lunch and not eating at your desk while working more.
Tired of being asked why I wasn't more responsive to emails at 7 PM on a Saturday.
Tired of being told "there's always more work" by multiple bosses.
Tired of being told "you should just be happy you have a job" when questioning any of it all.
Tired of American workplace culture.

Biggest difference between Europe and US is if your boss emails you at 7pm on Saturday you can ignore it until 9am Monday and he can't do crap about it.

You probably won't get promoted, but he can't fire you.
 

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College grads are at least relatively skilled compared to say, the average McDonalds worker. But, no. I graduated with no student loan debt.

But, I'm tired.
Tired of being told in March that there's a hiring and wage freeze across the company only to be brought into a next day meeting bragging about record profits and EBITDA.
Tired of knowing how every single one of my days off will be used for the year when I hit January 1st.
Tired of job openings touting their "generous" two weeks of time off, plus four holidays.
Tired of healthcare that covers basically nothing but an annual physical and then anything else isn't covered until you've spent a month's paycheck first.
Tired of being told upon hire that the hours are 9-5 with an hour lunch, but then in your review you're told "the boss really expects our employees to be here at least 8-6," and Sheila from accounting reports you leaving the office building for lunch and not eating at your desk while working more.
Tired of being asked why I wasn't more responsive to emails at 7 PM on a Saturday.
Tired of being told "there's always more work" by multiple bosses.
Tired of being told "you should just be happy you have a job" when questioning any of it all.
Tired of American workplace culture.
Man you're working in the wrong industry. My job isn't anything like that, and my company has a great appreciation for their employees. Even the hourly staff get 40 hours of vacation after 90 day's. They're paid $20 buck an hour to start, and great benefits.
 

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Man you're working in the wrong industry. My job isn't anything like that, and my company has a great appreciation for their employees. Even the hourly staff get 40 hours of vacation after 90 day's. They're paid $20 buck an hour to start, and great benefits.
You’re a lot luckier than a lot of Americans.
 

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College grads are at least relatively skilled compared to say, the average McDonalds worker. But, no. I graduated with no student loan debt.

But, I'm tired.
Tired of being told in March that there's a hiring and wage freeze across the company only to be brought into a next day meeting bragging about record profits and EBITDA.
Tired of knowing how every single one of my days off will be used for the year when I hit January 1st.
Tired of job openings touting their "generous" two weeks of time off, plus four holidays.
Tired of healthcare that covers basically nothing but an annual physical and then anything else isn't covered until you've spent a month's paycheck first.
Tired of being told upon hire that the hours are 9-5 with an hour lunch, but then in your review you're told "the boss really expects our employees to be here at least 8-6," and Sheila from accounting reports you leaving the office building for lunch and not eating at your desk while working more.
Tired of being asked why I wasn't more responsive to emails at 7 PM on a Saturday.
Tired of being told "there's always more work" by multiple bosses.
Tired of being told "you should just be happy you have a job" when questioning any of it all.
Tired of American workplace culture.
Sounds like you work for a **** company
Might be time to move on
 

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Man you're working in the wrong industry. My job isn't anything like that, and my company has a great appreciation for their employees. Even the hourly staff get 40 hours of vacation after 90 day's. They're paid $20 buck an hour to start, and great benefits.
Yeah there’s some okay things about my industry and some really bad things, but my post was actually a conglomeration of my own experience and others’. So many people in this country have it really bad and some of those people even talk about how bad they have it with a badge of honor.


Sounds like you work for a **** company
Might be time to move on
This isn’t my current company being referenced. In fact, due to Covid, my last company all but shuttered, and I’m in final negotiations for a new job at the moment. But these are common problems for the American worker, and that’s just for those “lucky” enough to have an office job.
 

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Yeah there’s some okay things about my industry and some really bad things, but my post was actually a conglomeration of my own experience and others’. So many people in this country have it really bad and some of those people even talk about how bad they have it with a badge of honor.



This isn’t my current company being referenced. In fact, due to Covid, my last company all but shuttered, and I’m in final negotiations for a new job at the moment. But these are common problems for the American worker, and that’s just for those “lucky” enough to have an office job.
Good luck on the negotiations!
 

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Move to Wisconsin if you can. There is a shortage of workers here and company's are will to pay extra to get people here. We're moving 8 people here from Puerto Rico in two weeks just to get workers.

I've heard good things about Wisconsin and the job market. My nephew graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering and walked right in to an $80K a year job in construction management in Milwaukee, his sister got a job in LaCrosse Wisconsin in Social Work immediately after graduating from Winona State. My brother in law is the manager of a Piggly Wiggly there and he can't find any help, more openings than applicants.
 

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Huh?!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average private sector employee with just one year of service does get 2 weeks of paid vacation, not counting sick days or the 10 federal holidays. After 5 years it's about 2.5 weeks, and after 10 it's around 3 weeks.

...dbs
Huh?!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average private sector employee with just one year of service does get 2 weeks of paid vacation, not counting sick days or the 10 federal holidays. After 5 years it's about 2.5 weeks, and after 10 it's around 3 weeks.

...dbs
I've been at UPS here in Louisville for 28 years, I topped out of vacation weeks on year 24 with 7 weeks & 2 days off each year. 37 days of vacation so I'm good there. It kills me to hear others complain about this job. I always tell them this when I hear complaints. "We could take a whole month of vacation off straight & still have 3 weeks left which is more than the average worker". Some people just wanna complain for any reason lol.
 

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College grads are at least relatively skilled compared to say, the average McDonalds worker. But, no. I graduated with no student loan debt.

But, I'm tired.
Tired of being told in March that there's a hiring and wage freeze across the company only to be brought into a next day meeting bragging about record profits and EBITDA.
Tired of knowing how every single one of my days off will be used for the year when I hit January 1st.
Tired of job openings touting their "generous" two weeks of time off, plus four holidays.
Tired of healthcare that covers basically nothing but an annual physical and then anything else isn't covered until you've spent a month's paycheck first.
Tired of being told upon hire that the hours are 9-5 with an hour lunch, but then in your review you're told "the boss really expects our employees to be here at least 8-6," and Sheila from accounting reports you leaving the office building for lunch and not eating at your desk while working more.
Tired of being asked why I wasn't more responsive to emails at 7 PM on a Saturday.
Tired of being told "there's always more work" by multiple bosses.
Tired of being told "you should just be happy you have a job" when questioning any of it all.
Tired of American workplace culture.
I have 7 weeks & 2 days of vacation each year here at UPS, plus they pay for our insurance but that was negotiated by the Teamsters local 89 years ago. My health insurance covers everything pretty much 100% & the dental covers 2 teeth cleanings per year. I can't complain but others that work here do & I have no idea why? I feel for others that get little vacation time & not much in the form of health insurance. I've worked my ass off for this company to get to this point though for the last 28 years. It is the biggest UPS facility in the world right here in Louisville & there's 12 total.
 

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Yeah there’s some okay things about my industry and some really bad things, but my post was actually a conglomeration of my own experience and others’. So many people in this country have it really bad and some of those people even talk about how bad they have it with a badge of honor.



This isn’t my current company being referenced. In fact, due to Covid, my last company all but shuttered, and I’m in final negotiations for a new job at the moment. But these are common problems for the American worker, and that’s just for those “lucky” enough to have an office job.

What do you do precisely and what are your skill sets?
 

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What do you do precisely and what are your skill sets?
I work in Digital Marketing, primarily for large, Fortune 500 companies. In fact, the job I'll be starting on Monday or so is the largest agency in the world. So, I have a digital ad tech/analytical background with a creative side as well.
 
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