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 have worked for the same company since graduating, and have been there nearly 8 years. I felt relatively well paid … until the company paused pay rises during the pandemic and that came at the same time as me taking on loads more responsibility. To their credit, my company […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I’ve been a reader for half a year, but I’ve never actually written in. (I did type up a longwinded question and leave it in the drafts once, though!) I certainly didn’t think that I’d be writing a letter for Friday Good News, but here we are. I work […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I just got the ‘We are offering you the job!’ call I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been working two and more part-time jobs for several years, and it will be a huge relief to have just one employer and one set of goals, and benefits! And so much of my […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1. “It feels surreal that it’s finally my turn to write in for Good News Friday. I’m very grateful to be a long-time reader of AAM because I don’t know how messed up my sense of business norms would be right now if I wasn’t. About five years ago, I […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I started a fantastic new position in August 2019 after a few years of trying to find the best place for me. I ended up with an amazing salary, good benefits, short commute, interesting and challenging work, great colleagues, and the best boss I’ve ever had. Seven months later, […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “Through the years of reading your site, you’ve constantly said that no one needs to have 100% of the qualifications listed in the job posting in order to apply. In the fall, I finally listened to you, applied for a fantastic position, and was so excited to have an […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I’ve been in the federal government for over 17 years and a recent internal restructure put me in a bad position with a new boss. She was very clear that if I wasn’t ok with coming into the office almost every day and doing the jobs of three people […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I’ve been casually looking for a new job for a while. I do like my current job–my team is great, I love my boss–but I’m badly underpaid and it came down to finances. I ramped up my search last fall, and had a couple nibbles, but nothing panned out, […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I have a niche specialization within an already pretty small and tight-knit field. For the past several years I’ve had what on paper looked like a ‘dream job’ but in actuality kept growing more and more unsustainable and crazy-making. Short version of the drama: major structural changes imposed over […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news! 1.  “I’ve written to you a couple of times (unpublished), usually in the depths of despair about my job. I’ve been doing between two to four full time positions at once due to horrific and chronic understaffing, I’m underpaid by 30% according to data on my position and location, and […]

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