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    It is indeed a weird proposition but that is just simply how I have been feeling.

    I want (and need) a full-time, permanent job that pays at least minimum wage where I can just file documents, engage in general admin duties and work my way up, but I feel deluded......

    Oh the glory days are gone where the older generations could literally ask "have you got any jobs going" and then the response would likely be "Yes, so when can you start?"

    Anyone else feel this way?
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    Yeah I understand. I'm not in your position, but a similar one. I need a job with as few hours as possible that pays minimum wage to support myself while at uni. I transferred to another store within the same company and said I'd prefer a 4 hour contract as that's one of the ones they were offering, yet I've been put on to work 8 hours a week. I know I shouldn't really complain, but it's so hard now when there used to be jobs available that you could mold to fit you, whereas now you have to mold to fit them.
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    How much effort have you put into your job search so far? If you expect just to walk into a one or two places, it's not likely to happen like that. There are just too many people looking for the same type of job. You need to be applying to lots of places. Unless you know someone, you will need to put in more effort - even if all you want is a simple admin job.
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    It is indeed a weird proposition but that is just simply how I have been feeling.

    I want (and need) a full-time, permanent job that pays at least minimum wage where I can just file documents, engage in general admin duties and work my way up, but I feel deluded......

    Oh the glory days are gone where the older generations could literally ask "have you got any jobs going" and then the response would likely be "Yes, so when can you start?"

    Anyone else feel this way?
    Such jobs are very competitive with applications often easily being triple digits. If you aren't having any luck distinguishing yourself then you should consider careers advice.
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    (Original post by apple32)
    How much effort have you put into your job search so far? If you expect just to walk into a one or two places, it's not likely to happen like that. There are just too many people looking for the same type of job. You need to be applying to lots of places. Unless you know someone, you will need to put in more effort - even if all you want is a simple admin job.
    How much effort? A lot.

    I have always a broad scale of options so there are plenty of different jobs I will do. But regardless, I still feel like how current job climate has made it a very high expectation to have a full-time, long-term, secure job. That's pretty much what this rant-post is about.
 
 
 
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