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Old 05-18-2022, 09:52 AM   #161
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Iíd ask if they could show you samples or give you more guidance. Iíd not tell them itís unreasonable as I am sure they think itís a reasonable task. Iíd just tell them you need some help with it
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:22 AM   #162
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I took the project as far as I could take it. I handed it in, saying the same. I completed all of one aspect of it, and had to leave the second aspect incomplete. I was told I could complete the first aspect first and that we could come back to the second aspect.

Now Iím concerned I will be fired. But I really did the best I could with it. The second aspect I would have simply been guessing at, and it likely it would be wrong. Why hand in something thatís wrong, so I said I took it as far as I could.

I also found out that a good friend of mine died this week. I am not thinking straight and am not myself.
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I'm really sorry for your loss.
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Thanks, Bill! He was a local favorite musician and friend. Itís a sad day indeed.
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i'm so sorry about your friend, Have Hope
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i'm so sorry about your friend, Have Hope
Thanks so muchÖ what a crap day itís been!
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WOW. I still cannot believe that my friend died. He was hiking in Nepal to Everest Base Camp. He died before reaching Base Camp of likely a combination of factors including altitude sickness, lung infection and high blood pressure.

I barely made it through work yesterday as a result. I wanted to call in sick., but then thought better of it. I made it through the day, but had to go to bed super early.

And today I just feel numb.

Still NO word from that company - I wonder what's going on? It's been over a week now, and I've heard nothing. I can assume they're still interviewing, and now I feel it's most likely the case that I am not being offered the job. This of course, makes me feel very despondent because that means I have to suffer through in my current job for quite some time still.
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I took the rest of today off. My boss said it was OK.
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Ok I think Iím getting ghosted by this company. I donít know what else to think! Iím not going to email them. Itís really strange.
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I wasnít ghosted. I emailed the recruiter anyways. She said Iíll know by the end of next week. Still no rejection so thatís good at least.
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That impossible task I was given? I asked for guidance, never received guidance, and it's been handed back to me to complete in even greater detail. I am categorizing over 3,000 blog articles into 3 different categories, the third category being the most specific. There are several hundred blog articles that I cannot correctly categorize because I do not know the client's products or terminology to do so. I am pissed that this task has been handed back to me, after I told them that I had taken it as far as I could. Now what do I do? Leave the ones I cannot complete blank? That's what I am going to have to do. I have no other choice, if they're not going to provide more guidance and direction.
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I handed it In with 800 rows blank and I was told to guess the category. So I completely and blindly guessed!! How ridiculous is this. I am sure I am wrong with 99% of those 800, and weíre giving it to the client that way. I am beginning to not like this company. What a bogus task!!!
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I am tired of doing menial tasks at my job. I have asked for more responsibility, and more than once, in my weekly online reviews with my boss. He hasn't followed up with me about taking on one of his clients. He hasn't followed up with me on taking ANY clients. I want client work now. I am well enough to do it now. AND, I need something on my resume for when I can leave this job. I need to have feathers under my cap showing that I've done something of value. This menial work I am doing is not of value and it doesn't contribute to the overall success of a client's account. I am just doing filler work because I became ill. And it could hurt my chances of getting another job. I am becoming concerned about my direction in my career at this point. I am going nowhere & it's concerning.
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