Friday good news

Every Friday, readers share good news they’ve had in their jobs or job searches. Those posts are all compiled here.

it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I wanted to finally provide my own good news. I started my toxic job 6 years ago, it didn’t start out as toxic but slowly became more and more so. I knew from reading your blog it was time to leave when I found myself fantasizing about getting injured […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I was headhunted for my current job as the only person in the world at the time to do what I do, and after 3.5 years received a raise that brought me to more than double what I had been at the old job. I really enjoy the people […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I’ve been a religious reader of your blog since I finished my PhD and stumbled into the ‘real’ world more than a decade ago. Without your advice I’m not sure I would have: 1) applied for a UK Civil Service job that had 3000 applicants for 5 available posts, […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I discovered your column while working one of the worst jobs of my life (I lasted 8 months, and was their longest term employee in the role in over 5 years). My job history since has felt like a series of unfortunate events – highlights from different jobs include: […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I worked for a small company (less than 20 people) for 10 years. Right from the start, it was obvious that the workload would be crushing; my responsibilities and roles were overwhelming, my phone never stopped ringing 24/7, and all this for meager pay. I was young and naïve. […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I felt I was being underpaid by my organization, so started asking around about what my peers were being compensated. After about a year of research, I discovered that I was being underpaid by quite a bit compared to peers with equal experience, and was even being paid less […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I’ve been reading your column for years. Your column made me realize that my job/company was, while not the worst, fairly unreasonable. My boss was nice but ineffectual… she didn’t set goals with me, made me take more & more job duties after other people left (By the time […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I manage a technical group within a large academic medical center. We’ve been trying to fill several positions for a while. As is the case in a lot of university/research/public settings, our salaries are low relative to the private sector and our HR seems to believe that our benefits […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I am an ‘older’ worker, and had gotten to a comfortable position in a government agency (let’s say llama inspector) that, while not the best, I thought I could ride to retirement. It had its frustrations, but the autonomy that I was given made me think that was worth […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I spent the past 8.5 years in an interesting but emotionally draining management role, with 6 of those years based overseas. In January 2020, we moved to my husband’s home state for him to take a fantastic new job; I was offered a short-term remote contract by my overseas […]

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