Do you like your job??

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maradara
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Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:55 pm

mojo wrote:what do you actually do dara?
i work in advertising, specifically in media. got lucky following something i really like

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:57 pm

lol shivo.

fair play though, i imagine a lot of people can relate to that situation either now or at one point in their lives.

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:08 pm

Yeah I don't mind mine too muh really. Made a few choices that I thought would be good for my career that didn't really work out so that I'm probably stuck here for the foreseeable future but I mostly work with a pretry decent bunch of people so that makes a difference.
I also like that despite the bad press pharma can get (and warrants at times) we've a role in improving people's quality of life.

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:09 pm

*Shudder* Yeah, I recognise a lot of that. I reckon if I stayed here long enough, I could probably get to that level of antipathy.

In my case, I get asked impossible questions because the client can't get an answer from any of their colleagues, who actually have the answers. Lovely stuff.

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:02 pm

Sure. Constantly looking into new things, mainly 'cause most things there are new to me.

The service the company provides could be sexier, and they could have more of a priority of Operations instead of mainly Dev. Which could be a bigger issue in the future, but right now they're a sound bunch and there's far less micro-managing going on compared to previous places i've been here. Also the one DevOps guy i worked closely with has just left (wanting more of a Ops role and unhappy with not being trusted with decision making abilities) and i have a lot more in common with him than the others, but the flip side is i'm now a one man team, so in time indispensable.

Compared to the faux startup culture (regular parties, workshops, table football, and nonsense about "flat hierarchies") that you get with some places, people here generally just come in, do their work, and go home. Which i'm totally cool with as my day is long enough as it is.

At the end of the day it's a stepping stone, and probably much needed, but i would've liked to specialise sooner.
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Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:21 pm

Ha, Shivo delivers the nice turn of phrase as expected.
I'd be curious to know if that's the general concensus in Lux altogether or if you just reckon you got unlucky?
I see the ALDEs request for the EU parliament to investigate tax evasion has been accepted today.
See #luxleaks for more info, but you're probably aware of the problem if you watch national television.
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Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:57 pm

If my job paid a bit more, it'd be a really great place to work. Get paid for any overtime done and work 8:30-16:30 with a half hour break so it's sweet enough in that respect. Living close by is another big plus, only 15 mins away on a push bike so fuck all commuting

Few of the top management team are cunts but most of the people are really sound. I work in pharma atm and the difference between the people here compared to business/finance jobs I've had is crazy. I'd never be able to work in the finance side of things again after seeing what it takes to move up the ladder. Maybe I was unlucky with the few jobs I had in that sector but the backstabbing and fakeness was too much to handle, not to mention the crazy hours expected with fuck all thanks

Plan is to keep up-skilling with an evening degree and hopefully move on in two/three years time. Happy enough at the moment though

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:13 pm

Saw this earlier, might be apt for many
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JC!
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Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:34 pm

i guess so if I'm still here

Get to travel a lot, have gotten great experience for someone my age, but with that has comes a huge workload, hours, pressure, responsbility, etc. I try to whinge about it less since i qualified cos it's my own free will..
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Lumbo wrote:My boss rang me 5 minutes ago. Asked me to find some documentation from 1994. I said it couldn't be found. She then asked me why it wasn't on file. I said I didn't know as I was studying for my le
leaving cert at the time. I'm going to pay for that one.
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I fucking hate bosses who are unreasonable like that though. 94 for god sake
at one client i work from a room that has boxes upon boxes of management reports and presentations older than me

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:03 pm

Piebald pony wrote: Few of the top management team are cunts but most of the people are really sound. I work in pharma atm and the difference between the people here compared to business/finance jobs I've had is crazy. I'd never be able to work in the finance side of things again after seeing what it takes to move up the ladder. Maybe I was unlucky with the few jobs I had in that sector but the backstabbing and fakeness was too much to handle, not to mention the crazy hours expected with fuck all thanks
I think this is kind of what I meant by hating the culture of my place. It's all this "above and beyond" and that kind of bullshit. To be quite honest I'm at the stage where I'd just like to come to work, do my work and leave at finishing time. I don't really care if I get a bonus. I told this to my manager (in slightly more subtle fashion) and his eyes almost popped out of his head as if he couldn't quite comprehend someone wouldn't want to take up all their weekends with extra work.

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:26 pm

I blame the likes of Google for that shit
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Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:37 pm

I'd blame it on the sort of people who work in finance

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:39 am

well .... *puts down abacus*... this is awkward

next you'll be saying that TPS reports are a waste of time.

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:59 am

well i'm looking at the wenus, and i'm not happy

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:00 am

It's alright, i've been here 6.5 years now so can do the job without much effort these days. The people are nice and it's a pretty pressure free environment. No prospect of promotion really though because people tend to hang around in their jobs so it's probably time to move on.

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:12 am

i've never stayed in one place for that long. 3 jobs for 1 year or less, 1 for 2 years, 1 for 3.5 and this one for 1.5 so far
that's pretty normal in my industry though. people move around

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:45 am

The way the economy was and getting married/having a baby meant I was happy enough for something stable. Looking to leave Dublin in the next couple of months though so between that and the lack of opportunities int he current place means I'm getting itchy feet.

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:17 pm

I'm happy enough where i am. Since I started 2 years ago pay has gone up each year and I don't think I could get much more if I left(certainly without pretending I know shit). Commute is just under 30min. My department are all sound which is probably the best thing about it. Nice warm office and a bit of craic now and again, but not too much so that your head is melted. There are a few head melters in the company but you'll always get that. Id probably be afraid to leave in case I went somewhere where they copped that I actually know fuck all about what I do

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:42 pm

I think a head melter or two are needed.
There was one guy here who was a right mong. Serious loudmouth, london city high finance wannabe, that just agitated everyone. The type who genuinely believed everyone loved him and was just short a sandwhich board and a bell when announcing that he went to the gym that morning, or downed 43 pints the night before.

The collective hatred for him unified the rest of us in a way. Since he moved office, I've found myself dispising the rest of the people around me even more. You notice annoying traits of people a lot more when there's not a fog horn bellowing about the place.

He comes back at least once a month for projects pays everyone a personal visit for a hardy handshake for the lads and a double kiss for the ladies. Feels the need fill everyone in about his life.
I'd love to say "we're working on a client onboarding, I fail to see what this has to do with how hard your personal trainer is pushing. You should probably fire him, because you're still a fat cunt" to the fat cunt.

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:49 pm

a lightning rod in effect

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