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Quit my job?

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Need to decide by tomorrow whether  I quit my job or not. I cannot decide for my life and need some guidance! Every other problem tech related or non I ask here I get solid advice!

I'm 18 doing a university degree. I go to uni 2 times a week and do some work outside of uni. 

My reasons for quitting are simple - it's a 0 hour contract so the hours I get have been ruining my plans since I started in November.I don't go out or plan stuff with friends THAT much, but when I do work calls and it's ruined.

I value my free time alot, in my spare time before my job I was planning on starting a server hosting company with a friend, freelance game development and freelance tech work.  I also spend a lot of time playing league of legends, as I'm naturally talented and I hope to become semi professional. 

I do also waste alot of time on reddit,Facebook and sleeping when I don't have work.

Also, the work isn't particularly amazing, it's a basic cashier job. I don't particularly enjoy it unless I chose my own shifts,  it angers me alot when they call me and tell me I have to work when I really didn't want to.

I also don't like the company itself - the shiftsame they give me are terrible, the breaks are terrible (only one 15 minute break for a 6 hour shift wtf) and their policies are ridiculous. I have a bad health issues- I called in sick once in 3 months and was told it is unacceptable. I am certain I'll have to call in sick again.

 

Lastly, I've always liked 'leading'. I don't like bieng told when I will work, I've always wanted to do freelance work or be in a more relaxed environment where everyone isn't so strict and serious.

 

However,

 

The job, for my age group, pays really well(Minimum for my age is 5.30, I'm paid 7.44) and my town is quite small so there's not many jobs that pay well. That said, I don't NEED the money, I just spend it on tech.

When I get to chose my shifts, I don't mind working. It's a very professional place where I generally really like the people. I also belive it's made me a far more social person.

Lastly, I LOVE having money. I have a good amount saved up and I won't need money for months, but I do love bieng able to buy whatever I want.

 

 

 

What do you guys think? Would you quit in my position?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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What I got from this is you want to quit because you don't want to work and would rather play video games, hang out with friends, or make failed businesses. Sorry dude but you are going to have to work the rest of you life. Jobs aren't always about money. You make connections, you learn to work efficiently, professional skills, and so on. Personally 7.44 is god awful and you could be doing a lot more at 18 years old. My school offered a work release so you needed to work 450 hours by the end of the school year but you got credits for it as well. They also helped you find a job which let me tell you. As a teenager everyone flocks to fastfood, grocery stores and so on. Mainly because they will accept anyone and the pay reflects it. If you do some digging, challenge yourself and make some connections your first job could easily make your $11 an hour. IMO find a better job but don't stop working. Playing games will get you no where in life and there are way too many cheap server hosting businesses. 


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19 minutes ago, Armakar said:

I value my free time alot, in my spare time before my job I was planning on starting a server hosting company with a friend, freelance game development and freelance tech work.  May be more valuable than your job depending on your degree. If you work and know what you're doing

 

I also spend a lot of time playing league of legends, as I'm naturally talented and I hope to become semi professional. STOP! ...btw inside source saying Riot is going out of business. Dota is free, skins are free, you can make your own. Riot is laying people off, and cutting salaries like a snuff film.

Also, the work isn't particularly amazing, it's a basic cashier job. I don't particularly enjoy it unless I chose my own shifts,  it angers me alot when they call me and tell me I have to work when I really didn't want to. Saving up money, is good. It CAN (potentially will) help pay off your college.

 

I also don't like the company itself - the shiftsame they give me are terrible, the breaks are terrible (only one 15 minute break for a 6 hour shift wtf) and their policies are ridiculous. I have a bad health issues- I called in sick once in 3 months and was told it is unacceptable. I am certain I'll have to call in sick again. Your boss is a cuck.

 

Lastly, I've always liked 'leading'. I don't like bieng told when I will work, I've always wanted to do freelance work or be in a more relaxed environment where everyone isn't so strict and serious. As I said about your game company/network company.

 

However,

 

The job, for my age group, pays really well(Minimum for my age is 5.30, I'm paid 7.44) and my town is quite small so there's not many jobs that pay well. That said, I don't NEED the money, I just spend it on tech. Is the tech for your company? kek.

 

When I get to chose my shifts, I don't mind working. It's a very professional place where I generally really like the people. I also belive it's made me a far more social person.

Lastly, I LOVE having money. I have a good amount saved up and I won't need money for months, but I do love bieng able to buy whatever I want. Ask to be part time? I don't know how it works in England (Guessing that's where you live based off of salary, and .. just a guess.)

 

 

 

What do you guys think? Would you quit in my position? I basically was in a similar position. I work at a paintball store, but my boss just has me stand in a field in the hot sun. I decided I didn't want long term health effects. So I partially quit. I haven't been home much since I quit, but I pretty much plan to continue studying/working on my own tech products, and study.

 


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If you don't need the money and hate the job then quit. Plain and simple. :)


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5 hours ago, Armakar said:

The job, for my age group, pays really well(Minimum for my age is 5.30, I'm paid 7.44) and my town is quite small so there's not many jobs that pay well. That said, I don't NEED the money, I just spend it on tech.

That is awfully low, around here the wage seems to be $15-$20/hour for any job. Then there are the stupid jobs like Walmart, Bestbuy, Fast Food Joints, Stores, Malls, Security which are $10 to $12/hour. No one can live on that in this metro city.

 

What does a 0 hour job mean?

How many hours do you put in?

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1 hour ago, biker said:

That is awfully low, around here the wage seems to be $15-$20/hour for any job. Then there are the stupid jobs like Walmart, Bestbuy, Fast Food Joints, Stores, Malls, Security which are $10 to $12/hour. No one can live on that in this metro city.

 

What does a 0 hour job mean?

How many hours do you put in?

That's in GBP, so it's about 11$ an hour. And actually, I work for the UK equivalent of Walmart, ASDA  (owned  by walmart)

A zero hour contract means Im not contracted for my hours, so I work only when they call me and ask me to.


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If your irregular schedule bothers you this much, you could try talking to your boss and try to obtain a fixed working schedule. Have you tried?


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Agreed with the above, I would try to get moved to a part-time contract, with your reasons being that you have University work to plan for and it would make it easier if you had regular working patterns. I wouldn't quit personally, although you say you don't need the money, having a job teaches you many many other things that you don't get from sitting around playing games. I was like you when I was younger, just wanted to do the stuff I was interested in, but looking back now I realise how much you get from a job, even if you hate it. And the money you're getting is good too.

 

Just because you say you don't need the money now, doesn't mean you shouldn't plan for the future. If I was you, I would be taking that money, putting say 75% of it away into savings and plan for your future. Whether that be a house (we all know how hard it can be to get on the property ladder, particularly in some areas on England), further Education, opening a business or whatever.

 

I did two jobs I hated for 2 and 3 years respectively, but I still turned up every shift. I now work in a job I love that I love for the past 3.5 years, haven't called in sick for a single day.


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I'd suggest finding something else, then leaving. It's a lot easier to  get a job when you already have one.


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2 hours ago, biker said:

That is awfully low, around here the wage seems to be $15-$20/hour for any job. Then there are the stupid jobs like Walmart, Bestbuy, Fast Food Joints, Stores, Malls, Security which are $10 to $12/hour. No one can live on that in this metro city.

 

What does a 0 hour job mean?

How many hours do you put in?

 

think thats bad in my main job i earn £4 an hour (about $5) beacuse im an "apprentice" and im supposed to be learning but thats just not the case i do everyone's work for them and know more than most people here some of which have been in the computer repair business 10+ years. 


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14 minutes ago, Litargirio said:

If your irregular schedule bothers you this much, you could try talking to your boss and try to obtain a fixed working schedule. Have you tried?

 

he's on a 0 hours contract no chance of that happening thats the whole reason they put him on it so they can just pick and choose his hours 


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2 hours ago, Litargirio said:

If your irregular schedule bothers you this much, you could try talking to your boss and try to obtain a fixed working schedule. Have you tried?

I was hired as a seasonal temp. Then, it didn't bother me working random hours because I wasn't doing much, and towards december I had no uni so I didn't really have much to do . I was told that if they like the seasonal temps, they would hire them on proper contracts, but it's Febuary and I still haven't been talked to about a contract. Some of the new people just stopped working there, some have got contracts already. I belive they are going to keep me on as a 0 hour.


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2 hours ago, peej said:

think thats bad in my main job i earn £4 an hour (about $5) beacuse im an "apprentice" and im supposed to be learning but thats just not the case i do everyone's work for them and know more than most people here some of which have been in the computer repair business 10+ years. 

Well, atleast it's comptuer repair! Tbh, sitting down small-talking for hours, repeating the same phrases and questions while bieng yelled at for bringing a fucking dirnk with me so my throat doesn't kill is shitty. Plus, that's a qualification and a great start to an IT career - i've now got experiance from Asda and learned quite a bit about working and espeically about socializing - I feel any more time I spend here will be spent just learning about Asda, not work.


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2 hours ago, Eniqmatic said:

Agreed with the above, I would try to get moved to a part-time contract, with your reasons being that you have University work to plan for and it would make it easier if you had regular working patterns. I wouldn't quit personally, although you say you don't need the money, having a job teaches you many many other things that you don't get from sitting around playing games. I was like you when I was younger, just wanted to do the stuff I was interested in, but looking back now I realise how much you get from a job, even if you hate it. And the money you're getting is good too.

 

Just because you say you don't need the money now, doesn't mean you shouldn't plan for the future. If I was you, I would be taking that money, putting say 75% of it away into savings and plan for your future. Whether that be a house (we all know how hard it can be to get on the property ladder, particularly in some areas on England), further Education, opening a business or whatever.

 

I did two jobs I hated for 2 and 3 years respectively, but I still turned up every shift. I now work in a job I love that I love for the past 3.5 years, haven't called in sick for a single day.

I don't think a part time contract would be viable - if they wanted me to move onto one they would have moved me onto one like they did with a few other people who started the same time as me.

As for money, as it stands I kind of just buy what I want when I want. I'll blow 1.5k on a laptop and the next day buy a brand new S7 Edge - if I stop doing that I won't need money for a long time because I have alot of savings.

As for property, I see what you mean but I don't plan on buying property for a while - I'll be in University for the next 3 years.


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4 minutes ago, Armakar said:

Well, atleast it's comptuer repair! Tbh, sitting down small-talking for hours, repeating the same phrases and questions while bieng yelled at for bringing a fucking dirnk with me so my throat doesn't kill is shitty. Plus, that's a qualification and a great start to an IT career - i've now got experiance from Asda and learned quite a bit about working and espeically about socializing - I feel any more time I spend here will be spent just learning about Asda, not work.

 

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25 minutes ago, Armakar said:

I don't think a part time contract would be viable - if they wanted me to move onto one they would have moved me onto one like they did with a few other people who started the same time as me.

As for money, as it stands I kind of just buy what I want when I want. I'll blow 1.5k on a laptop and the next day buy a brand new S7 Edge - if I stop doing that I won't need money for a long time because I have alot of savings.

As for property, I see what you mean but I don't plan on buying property for a while - I'll be in University for the next 3 years.

You won't know if you don't ask? If not, find another job while still working there. 

 

Just because you can afford to do that now, doesn't mean you always will be able to. You NEVER EVER know what it round the corner and what you will need money for.

 

Do you know how expensive it is to buy a property? Not just in terms of the cost of the house and the deposit, there is so much much costs than that. The more you put away now, the easier it will be.


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2 hours ago, Armakar said:

some have got contracts already

2 hours ago, Armakar said:

I still haven't been talked to about a contract

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8 hours ago, Armakar said:

Well, atleast it's comptuer repair! Tbh, sitting down small-talking for hours, repeating the same phrases and questions while bieng yelled at for bringing a fucking dirnk with me so my throat doesn't kill is shitty. Plus, that's a qualification and a great start to an IT career - i've now got experiance from Asda and learned quite a bit about working and espeically about socializing - I feel any more time I spend here will be spent just learning about Asda, not work.

Keep one thing in mind: It's FAR easier to get a job (when you need one later), if you're already employed.


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Well that depends really on the situation. If they want someone right away then you need to give notice for the other job, and if you up and walk out on your old job then thats a bad sign for the current employer.

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2 hours ago, biker said:

Well that depends really on the situation. If they want someone right away then you need to give notice for the other job, and if you up and walk out on your old job then thats a bad sign for the current employer.

If you're replying to my comment, you should quote my post. Otherwise it can be difficult to know what you're talking about.

 

Anyway, any good employer will give you the 2 weeks necessary to quit the other job, as they would want to be notified if the situation were reversed. If they don't? I sure as hell would not want to work there. Not to mention that some current employers are pretty flexible with that, and may allow you to immediately stop. As a Seasonal worker, the OP shouldn't have much difficulty leaving quickly if he gets a job offer elsewhere. Especially since the OP doesn't get a "schedule", but rather they call him when they need someone.

 

The biggest reason to give notice is so that your current employer has time to work around your absence.

 

Furthermore, in many locations, 2 week notice to quit a job is a COURTESY, and not a requirement of law.


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Did I really just read "Should I quit a paying job to play LoL".... 


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3 minutes ago, Mooshi said:

Did I really just read "Should I quit a paying job to play LoL".... 

Well there's a bit more then that. But yes, that's one of the things he mentioned he'd do instead.


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