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ah i see. where do you work?
that sucks man.. otherwise then? anxiety and shit?
hm. yes, i'd say so. i'm much more self aware. it's a process that just keeps on going. like, i could point at reasons why i'm much more self aware than i was not only last year this time but also like earlier this year.
I work in construction, so I'm working in different places in the country most weeks. 50% of my day is spent in a van on a motorway currently, but it's not so bad.
Anxiety isn't too bad. Work is stressful but not to the point that I'm having a breakdown. I've been depressed and doing very little with my time, but other than that I guess I can't complain.
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Not sure what's your job position/description but it should have a union. Join in it. Learn what's yours and what isn't.
Also thoroughly read your contract. If you're entitled to anything, go for it. Is your employer lenient/generally nice and/or caring towards you? Do you expect to get a good raise if you keep putting in the extra hours? If you can answer yes to those questions, especially the second one, then your situations isn't too bad, and you might be able to wokr something out with your employer.
I'm not sure how easy/hard for you to get another job in the same field, but your description sounds like an abuse to work laws. You might be able to get your employer into serious trouble, or even sued.
Again, if they can't strong-arm you because you have other options, don't settle for less than you deserve.
It's considered Electrical Installation, but a fairly specialized area of it. However my job title is basically just an Electrical Labourer.
With regards to unions I've got no idea where to even look but I suppose it's something I could read in to.
I've never been shown or signed a contract when I started. I am officially on the books and my pay is taxed but it's a very small company that consists of 2 directors and 3 teams of 2 installers. For this reason my employment was fairly informal, as they never saw a CV or took any references.
I still haven't met one of the directors, but they aren't what I would consider caring from my contact with them. The other guys who work there were there for 4 years before they even got a hint of a raise, and it took months of arguments for them to agree. They always demand us to stay in the cheapest places and try and spend under £7 a day on food when we're away (which is difficult considering some of the places we work). They also have little care for logistics and fatigue; they may send us to south coast of England for a 2 day job, then to the north coast of Scotland the rest of the week on a night shift (for example)
I'm still not experienced enough that finding another job in the area would be 'easy', which is basically the main hold they have over me. I don't NEED the money, but I need the experience. And I'm also nervous of their reaction if I were to kick up a fuss as they gave me a job when I had nothing basically, and any bookings for jobs they made will be ruined if I leave. I don't even know my notice period and I didn't get any payslips for the first 3 months of being here..
could request less hours
could ask for raise (give reasons you already listed especially long travel + friends & family)
could wait 'till next year to leave
doing all three options is probably a bad idea
I can't currently work less hours, since I work in a team of 3 and they dictate our hours. They are paid for 50 hours, so I have to work whatever hours they work but I'm only paid for 40. And regardless, we always end up doing more because they ask for us to complete 5 day jobs in 2-3 days.
I could try asking for a raise, but the other guys were there for years before they got even a minimal raise. And it took months of argument and persuasion to do it.
My plan was to wait til New Year to get some savings but the workload is getting worse and worse, so I'm not sure if I could even hack it that long. Since I'm a wimp I likely won't end up quitting, but it depends how bad it gets.
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aww that's ok
i just have troubles with love n all that
i want a gf but idk how to do
I wouldn't know, I've never dated anyone. I just gradually fell in to a kind of relationship with a guy I was friends with, so I can't really offer much advice :p
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