Shortest Time In a Job

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    Shortest Time In a Job

    The "problem" regarding athletes transferring has been a hot buttom since Wesley's transfer. IMO the criticism is unwarranted, since I think most of us have changed post-college jobs because we weren't happy.

    Personally, I was in a job 2 months & moved on. For a couple years it was something that ate at me because I didn't stick it out longer. However, life is about learning from our mistakes and moving ahead.


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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    2 weeks at Subway. No regrets.

    But I assume you're talking about "real world" jobs, not high school/college gigs.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    I worked 2 months at the ISU call center and realized it wasn't for me. No regrets about quitting, I now drive for CyRide.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    I did a job for one week. They weren't exactly honest on the pay they were offering. I figured that it wasn't going to get much better if they were doing that the first week.

    Just before that, I was laid off (with all the other temps) after 4 days on a job.


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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    2 weeks at Subway. No regrets.

    But I assume you're talking about "real world" jobs, not high school/college gigs.
    Yep, I'm talking about after college jobs, thanks for the comment I'll edit my post.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    After college job I have been with the same company just over 5 years now so that is what I am counting. However, even most jobs before that usually 2+ years at unless it was seasonal work such as 1 of my HS summer jobs was.


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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    Opps after college jobs... still at that one.


    My shortest time at a job was 1 semester at Campus Book Store. I reeeeeeeally wanted to quit a few times but I did stay the entire semester. I think I was the only one... (That had been hired at the beginning of the semester anyways... there were a few that had been there longer)


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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    but how many of use have a job we KNOW will end in 2 yrs? Wes's situation was different because of that. 1 more good year, and he could test the draft.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    A kid from my home town got hired for a summer job at a poultry processing plant. He walked off as soon as he saw what the job involved. He supposedly received a severance check of 17 1/2 cents. I assume that the government got their 2 cents worth from that check.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    I've jumped around on jobs quite a bit in my life. Since 2001, I've been a contractor of one type or another, some of which just lasted a couple weeks.

    Once, in college, I quit McDonald's after a week, when the management changed the terms of our hiring agreement, after I was hired.

    But I've never violated an employment contract, and I've never outright deceived an employer about my future with them.

    That would make me a dishonorable, deceptive, unmanly piece of crap, just like Weaselly Johnson.

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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    I know someone who walked out after one day.


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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    my first job out of college lasted 10 months. lucky i lasted that long.

    second job lasted 4 years and was great experience.

    now i have a small business of my own and farm. would expect that to last until i am 70, with some good luck.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    I ran a jack hammer for one day that had a tamping foot on it. I was packing dirt around concrete bridge footings that went up a fairly steep embankment. When I told the foreman at 6 PM that I would not be back the next day, he smiled and thanked me. He said that most did not last until noon.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    I ran a jack hammer for one day that had a tamping foot on it. I was packing dirt around concrete bridge footings that went up a fairly steep embankment. When I told the foreman at 6 PM that I would not be back the next day, he smiled and thanked me. He said that most did not last until noon.
    I ran a jack hammer on wednesday for 3 hours straight. Worst thing I have ever done and would not wish that on my worst enemy. Ruined the rest of my week.



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    Re: Shortest Time In a Job

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I worked 2 months at the ISU call center and realized it wasn't for me. No regrets about quitting, I now drive for CyRide.
    For the Foundation? I did a semester there and moved on to... no job for awhile after that, but I really didn't like begging for money. I wish I still had my call dialogue sheet.

    I did 3-4 weeks at the Iowa State Center that summer - I was mostly on outside calls. Moving picnic tables, putting up fencing, and my favorite, hosing down the sidewalk in front of the Scheeman Building...


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