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    Posted: 16 Feb 2012 at 11:10am
A place to post bad news, or things which are currently pissing you off et cetera.

A guy I am working with is continuously screwing up, getting in the way, or being a pain in the ass. The simplest of tasks confound him, and he is unable to keep himself busy.  At times it feels as though he's someone we're baby-sitting since we have to find tasks he can't fuck up, and constantly tell him what he ought to be doing since he can't listen to instruction or look at a situation and determine what ought to be done.


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Sounds like the lady who filled in for my while I was on vacation...spent the last couple of days fixing issues. Ugghh. 

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Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

A place to post bad news, or things which are currently pissing you off et cetera.

A guy I am working with is continuously screwing up, getting in the way, or being a pain in the ass. The simplest of tasks confound him, and he is unable to keep himself busy.  At times it feels as though he's someone we're baby-sitting since we have to find tasks he can't fuck up, and constantly tell him what he ought to be doing since he can't listen to instruction or look at a situation and determine what ought to be done.




Bob, repost this under Good News 'cos next to him you'll look like the saviour of the company!

Edit: not sure Walmart needs saving, but you catch my drift!

Edited by Maynard Friedman - 16 Feb 2012 at 2:20pm
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^^^

It is true, it certainly sets me and some of my co-workers apart. But being sat apart has found us placed 'in charge' of him on a number of projects. Telling him to pick up any loose trash around our area is about the only thing you don't have to hold his hand to ensure he does correctly and in a timely fashion. Should the boss come back and everyone has accomplished their task and he hasn't even started his; We all still look 'good', but his inability to perform is perceived as our inability to lead. It's kind of a catch 22, it's only as good as we make it.  We are doing a re-model at a sister store and hopefully (knock on wood) he won't be returning to our team in the coming week.
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being 25 and without a university degree/rich work experience sure sucks. been trying to find a job in this economic climate now. everyday im sending out resumes and looking at job listings but they are always either looking for highly qualified individuals or those with a lot of work experience. doesn't help that my diploma (mass communication) isn't really relevant in my country.

how did you guys feel about life at 25?
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Ran, I am only 26 so my advice should be taken with several grains of salt... but get out there and cut your teeth, pay your dues. Take a job that you wouldn't expect yourself to do for 'work experience' and look for other work.  I don't know how many of my friends took temp work, and surfed job sites WHILE THEY WERE WORKING at those BS temp jobs and landed jobs. 

Also, get that piece of paper. It's the difference between a job and a career.

A girl I know got a degree in Native American Studies, she got a job in HR for target and makes 45k a year with 3 weeks paid vacation, a 401k with matched contributions up to 11% of her annual income, and on and on and on.

Just don't settle, and if you can get back to school as soon as possible. The longer you stay out the harder it is to get back.  I graduated high-school in 2004, I am still 'working on college' at least that is what I tell concerned family and friends.

Life only gets harder with out a degree.

I don't know if there are trade schools out your way, but that's where I am headed once the wife and I have moved back to Oklahoma. People always need plumbing, electricity, et cetera.

If you can't find a career, find work ... sometimes the career finds you.




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At 25 I went back to college after working several years in the unskilled job market. I have a decent job now, but things are still rough even with a college degree. My advice is to go back to school and get some advanced training. Either a college degree or certified in a skilled trade (plumbers never run out of work). This is the 4th recession I've lived through in my lifetime (43 y/o) and I live in one of the toughest job markets (Detroit). I've looked for something better but they are offering less pay and want ridiculous education and experience levels. I don't think some of these employers are being realistic. 
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thanks for the encouragement and advice guys. means a lot to me in this situation im in right now.

i would really love to take up a proper degree but education is crazy expensive without a grant. eventually i will get down to doing it either part-time while working concurrently or to quit a job and do it full time (easier said than done). my options now are pretty much limited to either taking up a loan for a couple of years to fund further education or work a couple of years to see what i really want to do down the line, with me being more partial to the latter. the diploma i have now is somewhat similar to a college degree but to climb the corporate ladder, most companies MNC's or established local firms prefer those with bachelors. in addition, it seems to be getting and more expensive to live in singapore with the cost of housing at an all time high.

having said that, i appreciate all advice given by all you folks here. might decide to move out of this hole i am in one day and maybe seek greener pastures elsewhere but i am pretty clear that i need to work on/fulfil my short-term objectives before anything else. thanks for hearing me out guys.
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Ranon, we all hit bumps when everything seems so uncertain.  Like Bob says, try something that will at least pay some bills. Your degree is in comms? Try starting a blog, hone your writing, learn how to promote it, get noticed. Things will start to happen, you will see!
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Thanks Andie, appreciate it. :) Not gonna let this get me!
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