Another job idea thread :)

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by PWCorgi, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Upper level maybe? And the desire to promote from within? But Denis' experience was purely entry level no-face-online application. Maybe he didn't luck out?
     
  2. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I know. There's been so many times when I think "You ONLY NEED LIKE 1 MORE SEMESTER! JUST DO IT!" but I just do not want to. Really do not want. I think it's more mental than anything, I really have not had a hard life, but when I was there it was pretty darn bad. Not the school, but the personal part of my life, and I don't even want to step foot on that campus again :eek:
    But I know that I should just suck it up, finish that degree, then move on and get an HR Management degree.

    I think maybe I just need to post a sign over my bed that says "Do you want to be throwing dog food bags when you're 40?" lol

    And I could definitely do the online HR Management degree part time. I just worry about getting myself in over my head.
     
  3. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    This is what I have to say to remind myself to finish my grad school applications.

    You just helped me decide to work on my personal statement today, thank you, I don't want to be wrestling an aggressive dane and cleaning out a sick schnauzers crate when I'm 40. :) LOL
     
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    Beats me! I'm really glad state seems to be different and Denis got in on merit though. I don't know as many people in state jobs as I do in federal.
     
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    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    Getting into a State vs Federal jobs is a completely different thing. I work for the State and Dan has a federal job. I don't think it's easily possible to get into federal jobs without veterans preference... Their whole hiring process is just so different.

    For my State job, I filled out an online application, got an interview, got the job (even as a non-citizen).
     
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    A very real danger lol. I had a job many years ago where I had this temptation...but my uncle worked there as well and swore he'd get me fired if I didn't move on :p
     
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    I do! But I want to be making 50-75k a year doing it. :p Not gonna happen!
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    I have nothing to contribute but as a minor this thread is extremely helpful in helping me make life decisions.
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    I don't really want to be working for a fire protection company, nor as a kennel tech for the rest of my life...

    BUT, my major isn't offered east of the Mississippi, so unless DH actually puts on some big boy pants and moves back out west with me, I'm stuck here for a while.

    In your position, I would finish the degree since you are SO close. Just suck it up and do it. Then move on to what you want, as it will definitely look better on a resume, as well as help you score an awesome HR job.
     
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    I would just finish the degree. I hated my major and wanted no parts of a job involving it, but I had spent too much time to waste all of the credits. An advisor helped me pick a different major I would loathe a bit less that the majority of my credits would transfer to and I finished that degree. Now I'm working on what I actually want to do. School sucks a lot less now that I have something to show for all my time, lol.
     
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    That's a possibility too. Instead of a soc degree, you could potentially get a psych degree. I know I had to take soc classes towards my psych degree so maybe you would be able to transfer a lot of the credits.


    Could you take classes to finish that degree online? I know a lot of colleges offer online classes. Then you wouldn't have to actually set foot on the campus, haha. I did about half of both my AA and my BA online! And again, even if it's just a few classes each semester, it's that much closer. There's no rule that says you HAVE to do classes full-time! You can just take one or two at a time and start chipping away. Just make sure you've got a good calendar and keep track of everything, and you should be okay.
     
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    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    I work in Human Resources right now and I got into it with a BS in Psychology. I started out at the bottom working part time as an HR Assistant which quickly turned into a full time position. I'm now an HR Generalist three years later. I recommend at least getting a bachelors degree because you will be able get your PHR certification sooner. Let me know if you have any questions about the field.
     
  13. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    If you don't mind getting out of the pet industry, I would check out banks/credit unions. I have several friends who work in that industry, and I hear all good things. Good pay, good benefits, good hours, a very clear promotional "track". Depending on which bank/CU it is, many pay commission and bonuses for performance.

    However, you would still be dealing with customers/clients on a daily basis, and all the wonderful craziness that goes along with that.
     

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