Lady, you need to step back and listen to what you are saying.
I was on a plane recently where two co-workers were sitting next to each other in the aisle across from me. the entire 1 1/2 hour flight the woman co-worker complained to the male co-worker about her job, about the people they worked for and about not getting a raise.
She said, “If they aren’t going to give me a raise, I’m not going to stay at this job.”
Hello? Does she have any idea what it is like to look for a job these days? Would she rather have unemployment wages then what she is getting paid now?
She proceeded to talk about wanting to change careers.
Does she have any idea how hard it is to start a new career? Does she not realize that there are lots of unemployed workers out there with experience that an employer would more likely hire?
She says she doesn’t want to start at the bottom and work her way up because they won’t pay her enough and she would get bored.
Hello? Really? She needs a wake up call.
I recently witnessed this rejection personally. I applied for a job with a large company on their internet. I knew my resume wouldn’t get looked at and I would have to get face to face with the hiring manger. I know I am more then capable to do the job that I applied for.
I went to the business establishment and worked my way through the other employees to get a face to face with the hiring manager.
Wait–not so fast!
The manager asked me if I had done this job before for another company. Well, not exactly, I said but I did many of the job requirements as part of my volunteer positions.
She proceeded to tell me that last year she had 19 employees doing less work then they have this year with 14 employees and she would not even consider hiring me unless I could just step into the job without any training.
My point here is employers are trying to do more work with less employees these days to make their numbers.
This gal that thinks she can just walk into an unfamiliar career, needs to have a wake-up call and a swift kick in the pants. She needs to change her attitude about her present job, be thankful that she has a job and put 100% effort into her present job.
Once she reforms her attitude, if she really wants to pursue this new career, she could work on developing the skills needed while still making her present job a priority.
The job market isn’t the same as it used to be 4-5 years ago when companies would take a risk on an employee with potential who wants to come into their business lacking some skills or expertise.
These are just my thoughts…from my peanut gallery!