working at a place where you have to be someone who youre not...

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  1. ancientonion

    ancientonion Brown Belt

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    Ever had that job? I am in sales at the moment but not quite sure why. I am not the type of person who enjoys other people... Or lying to them to get a sale (which they encourage here).

    Looking for another job...but not many pay the same. So, needing the money, I feel stuck.

    Anyone else felt like this before? Stuck in their job cause of money?
     
  2. Hairrow

    Hairrow Brown Belt

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    I know how you feel. I work for the govt. and work with people and I don't enjoy either. So many policies and ethics are questionable...and I don't enjoy people. I feel conflicted, as I hate my job, but the pay is good and I've invested into my graduate education.
     
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    Awesome Possum Green Belt

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    I used to work as a bartender and waiter. I looked like this alot:
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    It sucked to laugh at the same awful jokes 20000000000 times a day, but the tip wasn't bad
     
  4. Spycho

    Spycho Black Belt

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    Isn't every job about pretending (to sell something, to make people feel better, false hopes, etc etc)? Mine sure as fuck all have been.
     
  5. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    I work for LE and I am considered a hippie and a liberal. Lol, I'm quite moderate when it comes to my views but the ultra conservatives that I work, with leaning a tad to the left is considered a full blown socialist. I don't even know what I am doing in this job.

    When people were protesting Michael Brown and Eric Garner that was an affront to social order. I had some who blamed Lebron James for getting those officers killed and said something like that's what he wanted.

    I remind them that the whole idea of a police and fire department is a socialist idea. They don't like it they say it's different. Lol.

    Anyway I get along with everyone just some guys can ride the nerves when every social ill is because of liberals and Obama.
     
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    uWot not-so-official God of All Mods

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    My sister worked in a bar when she was at University and quit about a week in because she felt like her boss wanted her to "whore herself out". She didn't wear revealing clothes or flirt with customers, so her tips were a lot lower than the women who did.

    I think it's a sad fact of life: sometimes you need to do things that are contrary to your morals for money. It sucks, but it's true. Just like in any job, you need to suck up to your boss, co-workers and customers no matter what a piece of garbage they are.
     
  7. RollSonnenRoll

    RollSonnenRoll On the square. On the level.

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    I work in a big family business, I'm related to every single person I work with. If I feel we should do something different or something is wrong it can be very awkward. It's difficult to draw the lines between employee and family member. I can't curse ever or really act like my true personality.
     
  8. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    I definitely act like myself but of course have to bite my tongue constantly. Unfortunately there are very few people I work with that I consider to be actual "friends". I can't think of any actually except my one buddy who got laid off last month!
     
  9. WrestlinganJudo

    WrestlinganJudo Banned Banned

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    Actually the most conservative economists would say "that who's benefit cannot be isolated falls under government" Putting out the fire at your house benefits those that the fire could spread to. There is a role for law enforcement, military, and many other things. The trick is how much is the right amount.
     
  10. Swoliosis

    Swoliosis Red Belt

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    LMAO every job I've ever had

    you can't be a lazy prick and still expect to get promotions and raises in pay
     
  11. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I do that everyday on Sherdog, working hard for Scott Coker's $5 a post. I used to shill for the UFC, but their pay was crap.
     
  12. Swoliosis

    Swoliosis Red Belt

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    2/2$?
     
  13. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    What does that even mean. That whose benefit cannot be isolated. Seems like a sentence fragment.

    All I meant is that taxes are what pays police and law enforcement. That is as socialist as I can imagine. These guys hate taxes but get paid by said taxes.
     
  14. Flash_Monsta

    Flash_Monsta Black Belt

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    What jokes?
     
  15. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    That is starting pay for Viacom. $2 for each post and an additional $2 if someone quotes you. Now I am $5 per post guaranteed because of my time tested nut huggery.

    UFC was offering $1/$1 and Dana would always be running us down in those shill meetings when they laid out the Zuffa line for us to follow. One can only be called a goof just so often before snapping.
     
  16. Swoliosis

    Swoliosis Red Belt

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    no "backroom bonus" from Dana doe?:)
     
  17. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah, there's a real job perk for you.
     
  18. jeremyemilio

    jeremyemilio Silver Belt

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    Yeah... ummm... that's every job.
     
  19. bandicoot

    bandicoot Silver Belt

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    Lol came to post this.

    If I was myself all day, I'd probably be in jail.
     
  20. IIIIIIII

    IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    you're right. to a certain extent.

    the types of jobs that i could never do, because in these jobs you really have to put on a fake persona, is the service industry. hostesses, waiters and waitresses, etc. those jobs i could never do. and really, that's why i tip them well, when they do a good job.

    and no, it's not my intention to derail this thread lol.
     

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