Giving Up?

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  1. Dom

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    I work in the mortgage industry and as you can imagine its dead. I spent the first 6 months of the credit crunch trying to help my company and got nowhere. Now I have just given up, all I really do during the day is surf the net and post on forums. Even stranger nobody seems to care. I make some calls, but thats it?

    Im doing a web design course so i can work for myself and be more productive with my time, but this has just got strange.

    Do any of you guys, have jobs where nothing happens and nobody seems to care or want to do anything about it?
     
  2. thenatureboywoo

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    You could talk to a Kmart employee. Those stores are always dead.
     
  3. doomboy536

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    I work in a cafe as a baker 6 mornings a week, and almost no-one comes in. It's a rare day that I spend more than 2-3 hours out of a 5 hour shift actually doing something useful. I've tried to suggest ideas to improve business, but my boss would rather go and get bladdered rather than look after his livelihood, so screw him.
     
  4. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I suppose as long as you're still getting paid then it's okay.

    When I used to sell carpets hardly anyone came into the store.
     
  5. Dom

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    Yeah getting paid is the good part. I suppose I shouldn`t bitch that im paid to go on forums, its just all a bit soul destroying.
     
  6. doomboy536

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    Mate, I totally understand you.

    For a while, it's great to be paid to stand around. You laugh and joke with your mates, and you have a bit of a laugh, but then it wears off. I feel lazy and greedy being paid to do nothing, and I actually look forward to when I have something to do.
     
  7. rattrap007

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    It'd be nice to have so little to do. But yeah it would get boring after a while.
     
  8. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Just be grateful you actually have a job. Especially one where you don't do much for your paycheck. Except I'd feel like I was expendable if it ever got like that :lol 

    But yeah, just be thankful you have a job!
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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    Never surrender!

     
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  10. doomboy536

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    I'm certainly glad to have a job - the reason I've stuck with this one is because my city has next to work going and finding another job is uncertain at best. I've got a decent one lined up in South America in a few months, so it's just a case of putting up with this one for now.
     
  11. T-money

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    I left a job in FL a few months ago where business was dead. There was no work, and everyone pretty much did what they wanted. Surf the net, talk, run errands, etc. It was a small, laid back company and the boss came in only 1-2 days per week.

    You do start to feel like you need more of a purpose; you don't grow professionaly like you feel you should. It's like your mind becomes stagnant.

    After a while the boss cut pay and laid some people off. It was nice to get paid for doing very little, but it definitely can't last forever like that. I would be mindfull of layoffs or paycuts in your situation.

    Don't give up; look for other work if your current situation bothers you. If you can't find work, stick it out. In times like these you've gotta feel fortunate to even have a job.
     
  12. Lord Megatron

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    Heh. Wal-Mart is dead only after we close.
     
  13. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Not me, I am busier than hell lately. My industry is unique though.
     

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