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Need some advice about 9-5 job

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Oblivion13, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    I had to get a 9-5 job (more like a 7:30 - 5 job) and when I took the job I signed up to be the graphics and web designer.

    I leave the house at 6:15 am and dont get home till 6:15 pm, I drive 1 hr 15 min each way. They started me out at $38,000 a yr. Well here is what gets me. I am not only doing my web/graphics job, they also have me helping the "creative director" doing their job. I have never used InDesign until I started this position. They asked me to learn it so I can help the other person get their work completed when I didnt have anything to do. Now grant it, this other person has a degree for what they are doing, but in 2 months I have learned to do the same thing.

    Another thing is, the person I share an office with doesnt like to have the lights on, well with them having seniority, I am stuck in an office for 9 1/2 hrs with no light other that my 2 20" monitors and by the end of the day my head is killing me. I have brought it up and they say theres nothing they can do but maybe get me some small desk lamps because the lights will cause a glare on the "creative directors" computer screen.

    So what I need advice on is what should I tell them when I go up for my evaluation next week. I dont mind doing my job but I dont get why I am doing someone else's job also and yet I am not getting compensated for it. Also, I can do my job remotely but they dont want to do that for some reason. My computer at work went down and they had to get a replacement, I worked from home for 3 days and got more done in them 3 days then I did working in the office.

    What is everyones thoughts on this?

    I tried IM for 8 months and I couldnt make enough to support a family and anyone on here who knows me, knows I worked my ass off, I just couldnt find "secret" that made money online. I have also tried freelancing but couldnt get enough work doing that either.

    Also let me say that the medium salary for my position in the town I work for is $62,000 a year.

    Appreciate anyones insight on this.
     
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  2. jamessbaileyy

    jamessbaileyy Newbie

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    oh wow, all i can say push about you getting a bad head ache every day due to not having lights, and say that you cant concentrate? best of luck figuring this out.
     
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  3. Theodore

    Theodore Power Member

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    I know Oblivion and have worked with him in the past. He is a damn hard worker who knows his stuff. I dont have a clue how he didnt make it in IM..
     
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    Beven Elite Member

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    It's not all about working hard it's about working smart.
     
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  5. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    I thought I was doing both. Followed a few journeys and put my own twist to them. But o'well, it happens, Some make it some dont.
     
  6. c0bbz

    c0bbz Registered Member

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    Sounds like you should be looking to take your skills elsewhere.Maybe ask them about working from home for a couple of days per week, see if they are willing to compromise at all. If they refuse then I'd start looking for a better job, it'll be their loss.
    Good luck
     
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