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I have a full time secretarial/personal assistant job that i loathe. I absolutely hate coming to work. My boss is a total b***h. I have applied for another really good job with the city and I'm waiting to hear back. The thing is they say the application and interviewing process takes 60 days. Frankly, I can't wait that long. should I grit my teeth and stay where I am, or find another job in the meantime and work there until I hear about the city job. I don't like going to a job for a few weeks and then leaving for another, but I'm at my wits end and I can't afford not to have a job at all.

Asked By: Allison B - 8/20/2007
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Since you have clerical skills I'm sure you could do short term work for a temp service. If you are in a job you absolutely hate then you do need to find a different one. Keep in mind that you may not be hired for that "really good job with the city." At least the temp agency jobs could give you an idea of what... More
Answered By: Miz D - 8/20/2007
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If you can suffer through the process in your current job, without hauling off and slugging your boss (LOL) then hang in there until you hear about the City job. It will look better on a resume. Good luck!
Answered By: leysarob - 8/20/2007
 
Bite your tongue and wait for the city job, cause you dont want to bounce from job to job.
Answered By: ablockgurl - 8/20/2007
 
I'd work on finding an interim job, just so you feel like you are doing something proactively and have options. Sometimes just having the option to leave makes staying more palatable in the short run. what you want to avoid, in my opinion, is leaving a job with good benefits etc, for a temp job, and then having the... More
Answered By: John M - 8/20/2007
 
I agree with alot of the replies, go to a temp agency. We spend too much of our time at work to not enjoy it. Although it is hard to find a job that one truly loves to go to work, you should not wake up in the morning and hate the day. Life is too short to work for someone who is a horrible boss. I would suggest... More
Answered By: chrchll129 - 8/20/2007
 
I would grit my teeth and bare it. Finding a job is a job. You are not 100% sure you will get the city job. I think you should stay at you r current job until you know for sure what is happening with the city job. It you don't get the city job then begin your job search again. Temp agencies are a short term job... More
Answered By: poohfan1981 - 8/20/2007
 
Repeat after me. I am here for the money - I am here for the money I am here for the money I am here for the money I am here for the money. Find the persons the jello mold below, and coform to them as long as you have to... More
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Answered By: martin r - 8/20/2007
 
Suck it up for 60 days, you don't want to make it seem like you can't stick to a job. If you don't hear anything by then, then it's time to quit, by then you would have shown that you at least tried to make it work for a few months and didn't give up at the first sign of a struggle.
Answered By: MARY - 8/20/2007
 
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