Well where to begin... I started a new job last Monday. It's very different to any job I've done before, and it's quite difficult too. Thought I'd see if anyone else has recently started a new job/school term etc? Im just very stressed honestly ?
It's strange to read the thread - started in 2008, then suddenly June 2009 and Everything changed. Then a post 2017 and 2018.
2009 was the worst year of my life for many reasons. It broke me in some ways and maybe fixed me in others. I have been suffering from depression and anxiety since. Not just MJ but also Personal and family related traumas all together within a month.
That year is still haunting me. It's 3am, I am awake with anxiety and can't talk to anyone.
It's great to know that the MJJ community still exists after all this time. Thanks for being here.
DifferentKindOfLady;4273668 said:You almost have to be born with experience in everything!
ScreenOrigami;4273690 said:Oh yes! Same thing in Germany. They’re always looking for 25 year olds with 20 years of experience in the field, and the required skills list is long enough for 3 separate jobs. It’s frustrating. Basically, the people who are hiring have no idea what they actually need and try to hire someone who knows everything, just in case. And for cheap. That’s why they prefer young people. I was sick of that and started my own business early on and have never looked back.
What kind of work are you looking for?
DifferentKindOfLady;4273695 said:How is that even possible!? 25 years old with 20 years of experience?
DifferentKindOfLady;4273695 said:I want a job in my area which is History (yeah ), I´m graduated in History, but in Portugal there are no jobs in that area, so I´m looking in supermarkets, stores... Its hard for me to think I´ve been 5 years in University, and now I might end up in a store selling clothes.
ScreenOrigami;4273696 said:Well, they don’t actually say it like that, but if you add up all the experience they’re asking for, you’d have to have started out 5 years old.
Oh, history, that’s super interesting! I hope you’ll find a nice job soon.
A friend of mine is currently in the same situation: he graduated in history and can’t find a job. He decided to go back to university to specialize in one particular field while working a half-time job in a supermarket.
I did a similar thing in my field. I specialized in a small niche subject and became an expert on that. So I did pretty much the opposite of what the job market demands. I think it’s good advice to aim at becoming this:
instead of that:
I am a web accessibility consultant, btw., and what I do is help companies to make their websites accessible for people with disabilities.
DifferentKindOfLady;4273697 said:In Portugal they say it like that. Even in beauty stores you have to be an expert in everything and they even ask 20 years of experience.
But he´s lucky if he found a job in part time, because here even that is difficult. I guess I will be trying, because I can´t go back to university, it´s too expensive.
DifferentKindOfLady;4273697 said:Your job is very interesting btw, it changes peoples lives
ScreenOrigami;4273698 said:Yep, even part time jobs are hard to find these days. I don’t know about Portugal, but in Germany, mail delivery services are almost always hiring. I delivered mail for years, while I was building my skills in web design (which is what I started out with before I specialized). It’s a hard job and it doesn’t pay well, but you get to be outdoors and talk to many people, without the boss sitting in your back all the time. I enjoyed that a lot.
Thanks. Yes, I want to make a difference in this world, that’s always the goal.
DifferentKindOfLady;4273705 said:I never heard about mail delivery services , I think in Portugal theres no such thing.
ScreenOrigami;4273706 said:I might have worded that one wrong. What I mean is mail delivery as in delivering parcels and letters.
You spend some time each morning sorting the letters and/or parcels according to your route and then you go out and deliver everything. It’s fun. You sometimes have to deal with shitty weather and other inconveniences, but I loved it. You get to see so many people every day.
Alh21;4273715 said:It the same in the UK tbh, everyone has to be educated now, I’ve just started my first year in university at 50 lol, I’m doing crime scene science as I would love to be a fire investor, I don’t know who I’m kidding if I’m honest, I’m to old and I’ll never get employed in that field, I’ll probably end up either without a job or cleaning like I’ve always done