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Author Topic: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?  (Read 1526 times)

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2021, 05:44:10 PM »
I've only ever worked at one place thus far, but my shortest duration of actual "work" was for two months in the summer of 2020 at Chuck E. Cheese  :P
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2021, 11:34:53 PM »
One day. I quit the first day.
I have done this twice.

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2021, 07:18:07 AM »
I still haven't actually quit. I've applied for three serious jobs this week, aiming for two per week until I can get outta there!
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2021, 01:53:35 AM »
a little past a month. It was at a frame shop and my boss and coworkers were AWFUL.
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Re: WHat\\\'s the shortest time you\\\'ve ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2021, 07:44:23 AM »
It's good to hear everyone's stories, I don't feel so bad now! I found a new job by the way and I'm starting on 1st November. It's more similar to my old job and luckily it's permanent. I do get the feeling that so much is down to the people and circumstances. Essentially for the first few days/months it's like being a guest in someone's house. If they can't be a good host then why move in permanently? Incidentally, I got a lot of good feedback from my applications and had a choice at the end. So if anyone wants me to check an application in English please let me know and I'll try to help. Replies will be in UK English though.

Post Merge: October 14, 2021, 07:46:49 AM

I've only ever worked at one place thus far, but my shortest duration of actual "work" was for two months in the summer of 2020 at Chuck E. Cheese  :P

I have always been slightly obsessed with the Chuck E. Cheese pony, mainly because it's quite unique being fast-food related but a full-on pony unlike the Maccy D's ones. Did they know that was the only reason you wanted to work there ;)

Post Merge: October 14, 2021, 07:47:52 AM

One day. I quit the first day.
I have done this twice.

 I wish I'd quit on the first day in that place, but the 6 week's money was still useful.
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2021, 03:00:13 AM »
One week! It was for a small crappy motel! I got one day of training and then on my own! I did not even know how to close a till! I left!

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2021, 08:00:46 AM »
I'm starting my new job on Monday! Fingers crossed this one goes OK!
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2021, 06:34:19 PM »
I'm starting my new job on Monday! Fingers crossed this one goes OK!

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2021, 03:05:51 PM »
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2021, 03:15:58 PM »
About a month and a half.  I was hired as Holiday Help at the Disney Store.  I basically worked 4 hours a week but still got the 35% employee discount.   :biggrin:

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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2021, 03:39:02 AM »
2 days: I was hired by an attorney to be his secretary. I struggled with learning so much so fast and he fired me at the end of my second day. There were so many red flags that made me glad it didn't work out: I found his job ad on Craigslist. When I went into my interview, he told me that one of the reasons he'd chosen me as a candidate was because as a man he could see me as more of an equal than if he were to hire a woman. Mind you, he was married and his wife handled the financial side of the business. A few years after he fired me he was disbarred and moved to the opposite side of the country.

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Re: WHat\'s the shortest time you\'ve ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2021, 02:15:55 PM »
About a month and a half.  I was hired as Holiday Help at the Disney Store.  I basically worked 4 hours a week but still got the 35% employee discount.   :biggrin:

Sounds like fun!

Post Merge: November 10, 2021, 02:16:37 PM

2 days: I was hired by an attorney to be his secretary. I struggled with learning so much so fast and he fired me at the end of my second day. There were so many red flags that made me glad it didn't work out: I found his job ad on Craigslist. When I went into my interview, he told me that one of the reasons he'd chosen me as a candidate was because as a man he could see me as more of an equal than if he were to hire a woman. Mind you, he was married and his wife handled the financial side of the business. A few years after he fired me he was disbarred and moved to the opposite side of the country.

Eep! Not someone you want to be associated with  :)
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2021, 07:04:42 AM »
So my new (new) job also turned out to be horrors! They were using a restricted organophosphate pesticide in an unauthorised way, basically turning a weak solution of it into steam and letting it permeate an occupied building on a daily basis. Luckily I managed to persuade them they need to stop doing it. Unluckily the affected product makes up 70% of the company's product portfolio and I have no idea whether my persuadings will damage the business and threaten all of our jobs. But you can't make fast and loose with pesticides. I didn't want to work in the building once I found out so I don't expect anyone else to. They have given me a desk elsewhere and speeded up the retirement of the person making the steam. He will now be going in two weeks and hopefully that will be the end of it. He's been acting crazy and I think he might have poisoned himself with it. If they want to start doing it again it will take time to make it safe and legal with the correct engineering controls. I have had a very stressful couple of weeks. I am only 1 month in!
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Re: WHat's the shortest time you've ever stayed in a job?
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2021, 01:28:53 PM »
Passed the interview and then left the next day after 2 hours of on the job training. As soon as I realized it was for door to door internet sales I noped out
I'll sell things if you come into a store I work at but that's implied consent to be hustled when you walk into a boutique.  I draw the line on bothering people in their homes.
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