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Guest CaptainAmerica97
Hi I just got my first job at a Whataburger and I am loving it. It is a lot of work of course especially getting used to working. But I was wondering if any others like to work? Or just has any advice on how to handle a boss that you feel is setting you up to fail cause it being your first job or how old you are biologicaly?
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Guest ~*~Sachita~*~

Do I like to work? Not really. But I do it anyways.

 

Here's a thread with five pages of various jobs: https://www.ddlgforum.com/topic/32611-littles-what-is-your-chosen-profession/

 

As for the boss... If there was one piece of advice I could give my younger self, it would be to be fearless in demanding respect. I put up with a few bad jobs when I was younger out of fear of not having one. It was never worth it. I wish I had left sooner in each and every case. Some people never change. And middle managers have a reputation for being horribly unhappy people.

 

Ask someone who has been there a while how to handle the boss. The older employees are generally helpful.

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Guest TokidokiHelloKitty

I'm not too sure how to help. I've had bad experiences working. Customers are literal trash is all I'll say.

 

Also, expect all your co-workers to get triggered and mad b/c "you don't know how to do anything and are slowing us down/messing things up for us" even though you've literally been there for a split second.

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Do you like to work?: Yes. I love working! I'm a workaholic.



Any advice on how to handle a boss that you feel is setting you up to fail because of age or inexperience: Outshine them, become indispensable, have a quiet word with them, or failing all that, seduce him.



I'm competitive so I'm not really the best person to ask ^^

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Guest BabyPeach

I dislike working, but wasn't born a trust fund baby (really, Universe??? hehe) so it's a necessary evil. My advice is to learn as much as you can and do your best (don't intentionally slack no matter what your job is). Build some dreams as far as your future job/career goes. What would you like to eventually do? Do you need to go to school for that? Etc. There are numerous schooling options: 4 year university, 2 year community college.........both of these offer many classes online now and there's also technical colleges (don't discredit those....they often have shorter training and you can make a decent wage much sooner than going to college for years). Sorry, I morphed into mommy (not Mommy) mode......I have a grown son, hehe. :D

 

I will add that even though I said that I dislike working, I will never give up the freedom that having my own money gives me (unless I met a millionaire and there was a solid prenup that if we divorced I got tons of money.....which isn't going to happen in real life, haha). There's NOTHING like being able to support yourself and having your own money. We ALL need to be able to do that, male or female/little or big. Oh and I'm 46 so I've definitely worked awhile, hehe.

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I work at an amusement park on kids rides so its going well for and i like my job a lot because of the kids and babies. Plus i’m in a kids area so it satisfies my little side a lot but one down side is the 45 to 55 min drive to work and 10hr shifts. But i come back for the kids, i wish i could get a stuffie from my job but workers aren’t allowed to play the games.
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I'm well established in my career as a strategic HR professional and to be honest I love my job. I've worked my way up from operational jobs to the tactical level and now the strategic level of my organization. I have the chance to help my colleagues, think about future challenges and give back to my country.

 

I'll put on my HR hat for a moment for the question about handling a boss. The answer is generally the same as any kind of other human relationship. Mutual respect, honest communication and finding common ground.

 

Thete are bad managers, yes, but often issues are caused by a miscommunication versus an actual effort by a manager or employer to cause problems for the other. Proper communication goes a long, long way to improving and maintaining a good work environment.

 

Little kaiya

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Good manager is there for you, and together you form a team. However, there is a lot of unsuited people in manager positions unfortunately.

 

Depending on person and the boss, your approach needs to be different. Every person has their weak spot and also the way they wish things would go. Your job is actually to make your boss happy ( sure, some exceptions to this rule ). So, consider what would make the boss satisfied. Sometimes of course you need to draw a line to how much you do and what that person can demand from you.

 

If you see already prehand that task you are given is too much, you should communicate that and ask help or ask what to do if you run into issues. Being honest and open with being nervous is good as then others can try to adjust to your skill level and support you better ( in normal case, if people get nasty when you do this.... different story ).

 

Imo new worker should try to be bit humble at least. Being show off, selfcentered, know-it-all, well, it annoys most people, and personally I'm pretty willing to rip that sort of persons head off. Where as someone who comes there to learn, help, be part of the team while having respect to their collegues is a person I'm happy to help to get used to the new work place. Your boss maybe difficult but probably there is at least one collegue that can be in your assistance.

 

Not to offend anyone but fast food chains are not excatly deciding the fate of humanity, so as long as you don't endanger people by offering them rotten food or something, there really are no real huge mistakes you could do -> if you have super upset boss, try to put it to perspective that are the things really that important 8)

 

Also, specially in beginning everyone makes mistakes, it's normal and part of the learning process. Your boss and collegues should understand you are just a humanbeing but of course could be that the workplace athmosphere is really toxic and that is not the case. Then you just need to try and understand that it's okay to sometimes make mistakes, and the important part is that you learn from them.

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Guest PrincessSparkles35
I really love my job and my boss is super nice. My old boss was intimidating and it took me a long time to warm up to them. I've known my new boss almost a year and we are friends. My boss is nice, understanding and laughs when I talk about glitter and my little pony and Harry Potter. They like Harry Potter too.
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