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Old 06-04-2010, 09:40 AM
Location: NYC
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Ok I have a dilemia, I recently was offered a perm position was hired on the spot and four weeks before my probationary period was up I had a review as a new hire by HR I was told I was doing a great job and asked if I had any new ideas to add to the company and the department. I gave some and was thanked by HR.

Now I was working 13 hours a day when I interviewed for the position I explain that I didnt want to have that type of schedule since I was in school. The department was a mess, the books was 1 year behind and they was loosing the person in this position because the owner wanted that person to setup another department.

Well 2 days later nothing I did for my boss was right and by the end of that next week I was fired, it was not a good fit.

What upset me the most is the time and energy I put into cleaning the department up, and all the job offers I let past me by because I had that job.

Now I have been offer another job in fact I have 2 offers one is temp so I am going to past that up for the perm one.

Should I continue to keep my resume confidential out on the job market this time. My Probationary period is 90 days and I dont see anything going wrong. But this manager has already told me there is a long list of projects to do and then a system conversion so allot of good things in store is great, however, are they really looking for someone to cleanup the place and then can them as well.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:54 PM
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There's no reason you can't keep your resume active on job boards during your probationary period, or even after. You can always be on the lookout for something better.

Whatever job you take, remember to take baby steps. Even if you are hired specifically to make improvements or change, take it slow. Slow as molasses to you still feels like warp speed to the people affected by your actions. Make sure you understand how a situation came to be before you decide it is wrong or you can do it better. Make sure you do not criticize your coworkers and especially your boss about the way they've been doing things in the past. After every change, take a breath and give everyone time--as in a month or two--to get used to the new way, before you launch another change.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:58 PM
Location: NYC
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You are so correct about that I have been trying to examine my weakness lately and this is one of them. Taking things slow, I normally have the bad habit of jumping right in and moving full speed ahead.

I dont complain or put others down at work, but I tend to work late and I tend to do whatever I feel it takes to get through a project. This go around I will make sure that I take it slow and listen, watch, take clear notes even on things I know how to do, and just absorb as much as possible.

Any other constructive advice please give me the advice I will not take it the wrong way and I want to learn as much as possible to be as successful as possible

Kodaka thanks your advice has always been such a help to me. I dont know if you are in HR or a professional coach, if not you should take a look into some of these areas you are so great with professional advice
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:04 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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^^^^ I agree kodaka gives very good advice.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:41 AM
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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It almost sounds like you are correct, as a temp to hire on probation you worked a LOT harder for them to clean up their mess than any temp would have done.

Good that you're learning from this experience and don't work yourself out of a job next time, and good luck.
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