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WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« on: August 21, 2021, 10:26:49 PM »
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 11:03:12 PM »
I have only ever been hired as an intern or on probation, I've never actually been a regular contractual employee anywhere.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2021, 11:05:30 PM »
My older brother once realized his job at Jimmy Johns was no good by the end of the week.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2021, 11:56:47 PM »
Probably two weeks? It was at a privately owned pet store. I was hired to clean cages and do things around the store like make sure products were neat on shelves and dusting, vacuuming, etc. I said on my application that I had no experience with cash registers and in my previous jobs at pet stores never rang up customers except for feeders because they had their own buttons on the register.

Anyway, my first day I cleaned all the rodents and bird cages. The next day my boss says I didn't clean the jumbo rat cages. Yes, yes I did. There were only two 20 gallon long aquariums and each had like 10 rats in them :huh: Waaaay too many for that small a space. So they got it dirty quick. A few more days go by. Then my boss asks me to work behind the counter helping customers. A few days later she has another employee train me to use the register. Then my job was stuck behind the counter working the register and I was completely abandoned at the front of the store.

I hated it.

Also, my boss was suspicious. She had exotic pets in the back room, including a wallaby (he was soooo sweet and loved giving hugs) but I don't think she actually had a license to sell them. She also had some ridiculous rules, like not giving the rodents things to chew on because they "pee all over it". Like... rodents NEED to chew on stuff. But her excuse was they didn't last long in the store so it was okay. She also had the small birds drinking out of bottles and didn't give them open water to bathe in. The bigger birds? Were aggressive as heck. There was always dead fish in the tanks every morning that she had people scoop out before we opened.

All in all, it was a bad place to work, and the animals suffered. When I quit, I called Fish & Wildlife and told them about the wallaby. He was such a sweet animal and was kept in a dog crate in a dimly lit area. I let him out on a leash once (that's when he hugged me) because I never saw him out of the cage and felt so sorry for him. The other employee that was there that day promised she wouldn't tell the boss, and I don't think she ever did.

I hope the animals were confiscated and my boss fined but I don't actually know what came of my phone call. A couple of years later the place closed.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2021, 02:14:30 AM »
I've worked a few temp jobs through agencies and stuff, but I think 6 months?
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2021, 02:30:16 AM »
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2021, 11:53:38 AM »
Nine days :)

After graduating, I took a christmas job at a toy store while looking for something permanent.

It was horrible.

I couldn't navigate the store, I was stuck in the storeroom mostly, and one of my supervisors took offence at the fact I had a degree and so did whatever she could to make my life miserable, including trying to make me miss my bus.

The manager and asst manager were fine but yeah. It was not a good experience.

The next job I got was the one at my ref library. I was there 7 years, till it closed, so I never regretted leaving the toy store.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2021, 02:38:54 PM »
A day and a half. That's how quick they were to decide I couldn't keep up fast enough which I still feel was unfair and they should've given me more of a chance.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2021, 05:45:02 PM »
A single day.

I realized in time that the 'job' was a 1099, commission-only junk job and only stayed long enough to get the names of the recruiters to post on Glassdoor so I could warn others.

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2021, 09:36:42 PM »
One day.

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2021, 02:34:49 AM »
I've only worked two jobs before and the second job I worked quite a bit less time than the first - just over a year and a half. It's a wonder I made it that long because my chronic illness was causing me immense pain and making my productivity terrible.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2021, 10:51:23 AM »
I worked at Subway for about a month.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2021, 01:03:09 PM »
I tend to stay at jobs for a couple of years for the most part (I’ve only had 5 jobs since I was 15!) but the shortest for me was about a month and a few days. I started work at Amazon over a summer and when I asked about their “flexible scheduling” (I was going back to college in August) they wouldn’t work with me and change my hours around. Had no choice but to quit. Was a trash job anyways
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2021, 06:04:42 PM »
Our manager has just brought in an additional shift that I wasn't expecting. My husband works from 6 till 2 and I have iether been working 6 till 2 as well or a later 8 till 4 shift which is what I was doing in my old job. I'll now be working from 10 till 6 on a regular basis as well. We normally get up at 5 and go to bed at 9pm. Given that we have spent so much time together during lockdown it feels hard. I took a 20% pay cut when I changed jobs so that I could live nearer home. However, it's a world away from where I was before. I'm used to project managing and having staff and reporting etc. But now I'm just a robot. It has dawned on me that there's not much that my manager can or will teach me so I will be stuck. There are also safety concerns like lone working in the early mornings on an isolated site. I'm so depressed today. However, I do have a job interview tomorrow and I'm thinking of jumping ship. I don't want to start a probationary period again though. I recently found out that we don't get sick pay during probation. I know that things are different all over the world so I apologise if this sounds like 'luxury problems'. It's been a bit of a shock.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2021, 05:29:11 AM »
1 year exactly working in the office of a dental lab... they had me driving deliveries instead of learning the office stuff I was hired for...sayonara!
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