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Getting the wrong job. Would you accept it?

  1. whoisbid profile image75
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    Getting the wrong job. Would you accept it?

    I would rather do the wrong job than no job at all. A friend of mine who is a mechanical engineer took this advice because he could not find engineering work. He finally decided to work as an attendant in a petrol station. He could not stand going on for months without a job and decided that "any" job was better than nothing because he wanted to keep disciplined. Would you do the same in his situation?

  2. kallini2010 profile image81
    kallini2010posted 6 years ago

    No situation is ever the same.  I did, I did take "the wrong" job - however, I ended up never using my degrees.  And the first one of them was Masters in Engineering.

    I am not telling the story - I have told it too many times to be amused.

    I have a history of wrong jobs, one of them retail - what can be more predictable?  But I ended up cured from wanting to spend time in stores more than necessary.  On either side - working there or shopping there.  Maybe... it was only a lesson.

    I am offering no advice except for, remember that

    "There is nothing more permanent than temporary".

    I told it to my ex when he temporarily took a teaching job upon graduation.  He wanted to be a programmer, ...., whatever it was... IT, but not teaching.

    He still teaches. 

    The conversation and decision to do it for four months only...

    took place in June 2001.

  3. premsingh profile image60
    premsinghposted 6 years ago

    I agree with your views. Doing any job is a compromise whether one accepts it or not. Question of liking arises only when one has a choice. Sitting idle is bad and not desirable. No job is bad. Better option is to grab a job irrespective of nature of job. One may try to find better job while in employment.

  4. sheepstress profile image58
    sheepstressposted 6 years ago

    I like to think of myself in that situation right now. I don't think it is a bad thing at all. I most likely won't be in this position for an extended period of time, but it has given me opportunities I wouldn't have been given had I turned the job down. To me it's not so much about the job I'm doing, it's more about the people I am going to meet/ network with while in that position. By taking this wrong job, I wouldn't be able to meet with the marketing dept. about working with them- where I would rather be. It's that saying "it's easier to find a job, when  you already have a job"

    great question!

  5. Elissa Joyce profile image58
    Elissa Joyceposted 6 years ago

    How can you get wrong job? If you will apply for right job for you, its not possible.

  6. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    In todays financial climate a job is a job. One would be a real fool not to take what he can get.