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post #31 of 44
I don't stay long, but the employers have all known when I would be leaving from the start. I usually get one job for the school year, and then go home and get a different one for the summer, but I tell them that at the interview.

My current one I might stay at longer since I'm staying for the summer. In some ways its getting annoying, but I have a feeling anything else I could get would be the same or worse.


My shortest job was soliciting donations from alumni. It gave me a giant panic attack because of how rude the people were and the idea of calling strangers and asking for money... it was soooooo high pressure. I made it through training and like 4 shifts.
post #32 of 44
The longest I've worked at one place was my last job, 22 years and now I have a nice Pension, it's worth it to stay in one place so you get these benefits. I guess the shortest amout of time at jobs was when I was working for Temp Agencies, sometimes those only lasted a week or so.
post #33 of 44
2 years, but I've only really had a job since 4 years ago.

Shortest was about 5 weeks, during the holidays as a temp retail person. And thank god it was only 5 weeks.
post #34 of 44
My longest with one employer was 3 weeks shy of 20 years. I worked temp jobs too-never "quit" one of those-worked through job completion.
Currently self employed since March 2006!!
post #35 of 44
Thread Starter 
So guys, I take it from this poll that I'm not the only one that has left a job after a very short time, knowing that this wasn't the one for her??
post #36 of 44
Definitely not the only one. Why stay if its not the right fit? You'll only make yourself miserable. The right one is out there, you just need to find it.
post #37 of 44
Longest - I've been in my current job for 5 years and with my current employer for 11 years. I have good working hours, leave, pension etc so am not looking to go anywhere else although it might be forced on me as changes here mean in a couple of years time my job might not exist (they would find me something else though if I hadn't found something myself).

My shortest job lasted for about 2 hours It was casual temporary work one summer when I was about 19 in a cheap and tacky fish a chip cafe. It was horrid and I hated it from the start and just knew I was going to be miserable so after a couple of hours I told them it wasn't for me and left. Got a job in another fish restaurant for the summer that was much better.
post #38 of 44
My longest was 7 years as a Print Dept. Supervisor. And I was laid off.

The shortest is 3 days. I always give jobs 3 days when I'm starting. If I think I can't handle it or it's just not for me then I quit.
post #39 of 44
3 years? been at this one for 5 now, but i work on a month by month contract
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post
Definitely not the only one. Why stay if its not the right fit? You'll only make yourself miserable. The right one is out there, you just need to find it.
Well, the only reason I would stay is that we need the money, but I'm just hoping and praying that this leap of faith pans out for me........ I will keep looking till I find that perfect job for me! Anyone out there want to pay me to babysit your kits!???
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Well, the only reason I would stay is that we need the money, but I'm just hoping and praying that this leap of faith pans out for me........ I will keep looking till I find that perfect job for me! Anyone out there want to pay me to babysit your kits!???
Well you can follow one of my mom's favorite new-age gurus and think "I'll see it when I believe it". Just keep thinking the perfect job is out there and when you believe it is, it will show up.

Hey, I don't know if it works... but it's got to be a lot less depressing than agonizing about how you will pay the bills, right?
post #42 of 44
11 years this August for the governement and shortest was 1/2 a day for a promotions company - involved going door to door selling things - it was horrible!
post #43 of 44
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11 years this August for the governement and shortest was 1/2 a day for a promotions company - involved going door to door selling things - it was horrible!
1/2 a day, you have me beat!
post #44 of 44
Shortest amount 5 months(where Im working now) longest 3 1/2 years.
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