You probably know about the fields with truly crazy hours (law, politics, advocacy, PR, and a bunch of others), but there are a ton more where a few extra hours a week and the occasional weekend isn’t going to register on anyone’s radar (and thus won’t get mentioned when you ask an interviewer about work/life/balance).So you want to really dig into the norms of any field you move toward — not just with your interviewers, but with people working in that industry. I like my company and the work we do, but I can’t work non-stop like this. Based on the letter, I was expecting it to be hours and hours.While I don’t mind having high expectations set for me or working a little extra since I’m new and still trying to make an impression, this feels excessive. Family members who I consider mentors have told me to look for a different job, but I feel like I have to stick it out for at least a year, and since I love the results of our non-stop work for so long, I would want to stay longer if I could make this work. Staying an hour late twice a week isn’t a big deal in a lot of fields.You know that you don’t want this kind of schedule, you knew that before you took this job and thought that they’d assured you that you wouldn’t have it here, and it’s making you miserable. You said you feel like you have to stick it out for a year, which I assume is because you’re trying to avoid looking like a job hopper.But you’re not going to look like a job hopper if you have one short stay.So I’d start looking around and see if you can find a better fit.Before you make any moves, talk to people who work in whatever field you’re thinking of moving into so that you have a really realistic understanding of the norms around hours.
A pattern of one-year stays would be a problem, and aiming for a year is not the right goal if you’re trying to avoid that. But that doesn’t sound like it will apply here, since this is your first post-college job.) You asked about talking to your boss, and you could certainly try that, but if this is how your office works — and especially if this is how your field works, which sounds like the case — I’m doubtful that much will come of that. well, these are the hours and this is the culture, and there’s some risk of looking out of touch.Some background: my job is at an agency where our clients are working almost 24/7.I specifically didn’t want to work in that field because I hated that 24/7 work in previous internships — something I mentioned during my interview.The correct solution, however, requires you to draw lines that extend beyond the area defined by the dots.
At the first stages, all the participants in Guilford’s original study censored their own thinking by limiting the possible solutions to those within the imaginary square (even those who eventually solved the puzzle).
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