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TheNerdAL
February 24th, 2012, 10:28 PM
So today at work, we had to deliver food to another building. (I work for Compass Group, they deliver food for business people in buildings like Chevron Corp.)

Since today was Friday, there weren't many orders. I had to deliver food to a VIP Room, so I did. Then my manager got mad at the team leader, because she didn't put 32 fish in the order I delivered, she put 8. She was mad because the customer had called and was mad.

Now, we're told to revise the order and check if everything is there. I do that, but sometimes I forget somethings since I'm new.

After the team leader and manager argued, I was told by the team leader that I had to go home and leave early, she also said that another coworker had to go home.

I asked the coworker why we were going home early and she said that because the Manager was mad.

Should I be worried that I might get fired? :( Is it all my fault?

I think it's kind of my fault for not revising the order.

forrestcupp
February 24th, 2012, 10:49 PM
Hopefully they'll cool off and give you another chance.

sidzen
February 24th, 2012, 10:56 PM
. . .
I asked the coworker why we were going home early and she said that because the Manager was mad.

Should I be worried that I might get fired? :( Is it all my fault? . . . .

Nah -- just get a pocket spiral notepad and a pen to stick in your shirt pocket before going to your boss Monday AM and telling her "it won't happen again!"

TheNerdAL
February 24th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Nah -- just get a pocket spiral notepad and a pen to stick in your shirt pocket before going to your boss Monday AM and telling her "it won't happen again!"

Why do i need those things?:confused:

MG&TL
February 24th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Why do i need those things?:confused:
Because it makes you look nerdy and professional. :)

CharlesA
February 24th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Why do i need those things?:confused:
Paper trail.

Also known as covering your butt.

F.G.
February 25th, 2012, 12:03 AM
i wouldn't worry about it. it sounds like it was your team leader's mistake, and you're new so they really shouldn't blame you for not double checking your bosses work.

forrestcupp
February 25th, 2012, 01:26 AM
Why do i need those things?:confused:

So you can write down the things that you said you forget.

grahammechanical
February 25th, 2012, 01:27 AM
The time to start worrying is when you get mad.

Whose responsibility is it to put the order together? And now you are told to double check so that you can be blamed for someone else's mistakes. Then you will be criticised to making a late delivery.

They might have sent you home early out of embarrassment due to arguing in public.

When you go back to work pretend nothing has happened.

Regards.

BigCityCat
February 25th, 2012, 01:38 AM
I would be more concerned about if I'm still going to get at least 40 hours a week. If not I'm looking for another job anyway.

enjoijesus94
February 25th, 2012, 01:43 AM
Just Do This

Open A Terminal
And Type

"sudo su" #To Be Root

Then.

"sudo apt-get autoremove MyManager"

Make Sure You Remove All His Config Files.

lol

TheNerdAL
February 25th, 2012, 04:52 AM
Still really worried. :(

sidzen
February 26th, 2012, 04:26 PM
Maybe you will get laid off so you can collect unemployement. You should claim mental disability so you can collect disability pay. It's the new socialist America.
Nah! That started with LBJ.

wolfen69
February 26th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Still really worried. :(

Worry is a wasted emotion. All it does is eat you up inside, and has no bearing on the outcome. All you're doing is hurting yourself by worrying.

Logical concern is OK, but worry will bring an early death.

CharlesA
February 26th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Worry is a wasted emotion. All it does is eat you up inside, and has no bearing on the outcome. All you're doing is hurting yourself by worrying.

Logical concern is OK, but worry will bring an early death.
+1. Don't worry about it cuz everything will be fine. :)

sharathpaps
February 26th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Really..Don't worry at all. You will not get fired for something as inconsequential as this..especially since you are new there.

Old_Grey_Wolf
February 27th, 2012, 02:58 AM
You can't change what happened in the past. Worrying about what happened in the past does nothing.

You can not predict the future either. I can not predict if your employer will be reasonable or not.

All you can do is stop worrying about the past and the future. You have to deal with the future as it unfolds. Worrying about the future doesn't make the way it unfolds change.

You may be able to think of several strategies that may influence the future; however, worrying about the future outcome is a waist of time.

You simple have to work with the future events as they unfold.

sidzen
February 27th, 2012, 03:51 AM
+1 Old_Gray_Wolf
"The past is history; tomorrow's a mystery; today is a gift -- that is why it is called 'the present'."

yetiman64
February 27th, 2012, 04:01 AM
I agree very much with the last two posters OP.

@ sidzen, very interesting saying that one, will need to remember that myself at times :). Yours or a quote ? I like that one.

DeathShot
February 27th, 2012, 08:52 AM
We can agree with everything said here, but as one who suffers from constant anxiety and recently got fired (from his first job no less) I can understand why the OP would be worried. I can tell you one thing I know for sure, you haven't been fired. If they wanted to fire you they would have already done so as there is no special way to fire someone, you just tell them to leave and never come back. Next time you go to work just make sure to do what ever they tell you, and don't apologize for something you never did.

Now for all the people who say don't worry, I agree, mind telling me how?

mips
February 27th, 2012, 10:32 AM
If they wanted to fire you they would have already done so as there is no special way to fire someone, you just tell them to leave and never come back. Next time you go to work just make sure to do what ever they tell you, and don't apologize for something you never did.


That holds true for the USA where the OP is based, in other countries it's not so easy to simply fire someone and in some it's almost impossible :lolflag:

coldraven
February 27th, 2012, 11:34 AM
We can agree with everything said here, but as one who suffers from constant anxiety and recently got fired (from his first job no less) I can understand why the OP would be worried. I can tell you one thing I know for sure, you haven't been fired. If they wanted to fire you they would have already done so as there is no special way to fire someone, you just tell them to leave and never come back. Next time you go to work just make sure to do what ever they tell you, and don't apologize for something you never did.

Now for all the people who say don't worry, I agree, mind telling me how?

Worry, which achieves nothing, can be alleviated by various meditation methods.
It could be doing 10 mins yoga in the morning or just walking the dog and taking in the nature that surround us. Just stop for a second and listen to some birdsong or look at something beautiful like trees etc.
The point is to calm the mind so that the negative thoughts are supplanted by positive ones.
I once found that I had to move out of my apartment with only three days notice. Finding another in a big city was not easy. I decided not to worry and took the dog for a walk in the park.
Two days later, having done nothing, a friend rang and asked if I would like to share his apartment. We live in an ocean of infinite energy, all things are possible.
Good luck for the future.

Grenage
February 27th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Two days later, having done nothing, a friend rang and asked if I would like to share his apartment. We live in an ocean of infinite energy, all things are possible.
Good luck for the future.

Of course, if your friend hadn't called, you'd have been living on the street. Not worrying isn't the same as not dealing with a problem. ;)

winh8r
February 27th, 2012, 01:13 PM
So today at work, we had to deliver food to another building. (I work for Compass Group, they deliver food for business people in buildings like Chevron Corp.)

Since today was Friday, there weren't many orders. I had to deliver food to a VIP Room, so I did. Then my manager got mad at the team leader, because she didn't put 32 fish in the order I delivered, she put 8. She was mad because the customer had called and was mad.

Now, we're told to revise the order and check if everything is there. I do that, but sometimes I forget somethings since I'm new.

After the team leader and manager argued, I was told by the team leader that I had to go home and leave early, she also said that another coworker had to go home.

I asked the coworker why we were going home early and she said that because the Manager was mad.

Should I be worried that I might get fired? :( Is it all my fault?

I think it's kind of my fault for not revising the order.

If you are new to any job then there will always be small omissions and errors, most employers will be quite forgiving of this in the early stages. However it is important that the customer gets what they asked for in order to keep them as customers.

Maybe ask for a meeting with the manager, and admit that you feel partly responsible and show that you do actually care about it.

Suggest that an inventory/order sheet is attached to the box and each person who has responsibility for putting items in the box actually physically signs the sheet when they have put the item(s) in the box.

This will make each person in the chain more responsible for their actions, and in the event that there is a mistake , whoever it was that "lied" about doing their job correctly can be held to account instead of everyone down the line from them getting the blame.

If you do get fired over this small error then I would probably say that the company needs to have a serious look at what the manager is doing, the idea of managers is to implement systems to ensure the smooth running of the operation, not to fire people because it is easier than implementing a system.

Good Luck anyway, whatever happens.

forrestcupp
February 27th, 2012, 02:51 PM
OK, TheNerdAL. It's been a couple of days. What happened??

DeathShot
February 27th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Worry, which achieves nothing, can be alleviated by various meditation methods.
It could be doing 10 mins yoga in the morning or just walking the dog and taking in the nature that surround us. Just stop for a second and listen to some birdsong or look at something beautiful like trees etc.
The point is to calm the mind so that the negative thoughts are supplanted by positive ones.
I once found that I had to move out of my apartment with only three days notice. Finding another in a big city was not easy. I decided not to worry and took the dog for a walk in the park.
Two days later, having done nothing, a friend rang and asked if I would like to share his apartment. We live in an ocean of infinite energy, all things are possible.
Good luck for the future.

Well the question is not how to relax for a brief period of time but rather how to not worry in the first place about things you really have 0 control over. As an experienced worrier (Get it? worrier, warrior? hahaha) I know how to relax for a little while, but that doesn't achieve anything, it leads to ignoring the problem that in turns leads to the build up of anxiety which eventually will lead to anxiety attacks. In high school this caused me to get failing grade, in the real would this almost caused you to be homeless. So the question stands how does one not worry about things like this without putting one's life on halt (it's very hard to accomplish anything if you need to put effort into not worrying).

JDShu
February 27th, 2012, 07:33 PM
I used to work at a takeout restaurant and made an uncountable number of screw-ups. Customers and other employees would yell at me, and I made more than a few critical mistakes.

Take heart, it builds character ;)

nikonian
February 27th, 2012, 11:49 PM
So today at work, we had to deliver food to another building. (I work for Compass Group, they deliver food for business people in buildings like Chevron Corp.)

Since today was Friday, there weren't many orders. I had to deliver food to a VIP Room, so I did. Then my manager got mad at the team leader, because she didn't put 32 fish in the order I delivered, she put 8. She was mad because the customer had called and was mad.

Now, we're told to revise the order and check if everything is there. I do that, but sometimes I forget somethings since I'm new.

After the team leader and manager argued, I was told by the team leader that I had to go home and leave early, she also said that another coworker had to go home.

I asked the coworker why we were going home early and she said that because the Manager was mad.

Should I be worried that I might get fired? :( Is it all my fault?

I think it's kind of my fault for not revising the order.

My friend, they should be worried for the fear of losing such a consciencious employee, as it's obvious you're agonising over this. *You* can get another job, but *they* cannot get another YOU! :)

Poor old corporate suits, being short of a few fish - I'm sure it's the end of the world. Back to real life...

God bless you. You will be fine, and you'll keep your job. I bless you! :)

WillieDaPimp
February 27th, 2012, 11:52 PM
If I were you I would make sure you have the other coworkers name and phone number. If you get fired over something that wasn't your fault then get with the other employee and sue the company.

nikonian
February 27th, 2012, 11:57 PM
If I were you I would make sure you have the other coworkers name and phone number. If you get fired over something that wasn't your fault then get with the other employee and sue the company.

Sue them? :S

Slightly over the top.... mind you, we live in a world where earthly riches are hoarded, and everyone wants to exploit everyone else. Hardly wise though.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 12:17 AM
If I were you I would make sure you have the other coworkers name and phone number. If you get fired over something that wasn't your fault then get with the other employee and sue the company.

I find the idea that in the US one can sue a privately owned business for doing what they want within the bounds of legality laughable. It's almost as laughable as people petitioning a business because they don't like their point of view.

TheNerdAL
February 28th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Well, I got fired today for not being "fast enough."

I think I was fast enough. I only rush when I need to rush. For example, when someone wants something fast, I do it fast. When I go out and deliver it, I walk faster than my coworkers.(We deliver via cart in the buildings walking and taking the elevator.

The only time I don't rush is after all the deliveries are done and my part of the pick-ups.(Things we have to pick up that were left over from breakfast or lunch.)

Around that time, it's 3-4, which is where I should be clocking out. But, I had more things to do after that like get drinks ready for tomorrow, and sweep and mop. So I end up getting out like around 6-ish.

I think that's why my supervisor thinks I'm slow.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Well, I got fired today for not being "fast enough."


I feel for you, I got fired for not being social enough. Apparently I was supposed to be more social while washing dishes and cutting things. Good luck finding another job, God knows I haven't had any.

TheNerdAL
February 28th, 2012, 12:26 AM
I feel for you, I got fired for not being social enough. Apparently I was supposed to be more social while washing dishes and cutting things. Good luck finding another job, God knows I haven't had any.

That's stupid. Being social while washing dishes and cutting things? :S

CharlesA
February 28th, 2012, 12:51 AM
That's stupid. Being social while washing dishes and cutting things? :S
Yeah, you'd be talking to someone and then.. oops, no finger. :D

Anyhow, just move on. It happens and while it's unfair, it's a part of life.

TheNerdAL
February 28th, 2012, 01:07 AM
Yeah, you'd be talking to someone and then.. oops, no finger. :D

Anyhow, just move on. It happens and while it's unfair, it's a part of life.

I shall move on! To fast food! LOL, jk. I wanna work with computers. Got any suggestions?

coldraven
February 28th, 2012, 01:25 AM
Of course, if your friend hadn't called, you'd have been living on the street. Not worrying isn't the same as not dealing with a problem. ;)

Yes you are right, not worrying is not the same as dealing with a problem.
Have you ever tried to get an apartment in London?
The ads all state "No smoking, no pets", I smoke and have a dog.
You have to trudge around and be interviewed by your prospective flatmates, most of whom I would not want to live with anyway :(
In short, a nightmare.
The point is, it did happen. By thinking positively, or at least by not thinking negatively, a friend rang out of the blue and offered me accommodation.

MisterGaribaldi
February 28th, 2012, 07:55 AM
That definitely sucks, dude.

I lost my job in January, and while I keep putting out apps and resumes and cover letters, the silence is deafening.

Vis vis "how things are" in the U.S., it kind of depends.

Many states are what are called "right to work" states. Basically, all that means is you do not have to be a part of a union in order to get a job. It also brings along with it the ability to quit whenever you want, and for your employer to be able to fire you whenever they want. However, there are also some rules regarding this, so once you're beyond the initial 90 days, employers generally can't just fire you on a whim.

Some states are called "closed shop" states, and in them it is allowed to restrict employment to union-only. That doesn't mean that every single person is part of a union, and it doesn't mean every single employer has to do this, but it means that those companies who want or are required based on contract to hire only union cannot hire you if you're not a part of the appropriate union.

I live in Florida, which is a right-to-work state. There've been plenty of people who I've seen get fired, but none of them got fired for "no good reason" and none of them got fired without documentation on them.

I'm all for worker's rights, but anything can be taken too far.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 08:22 AM
The most annoying thing about looking for a job is that you can walk into any store, restaurant, shop, service provider, anything, and most of the will tell you they are not heiring, and of those that will tell you, they are mostly big businesses which tell you they do it all online now. If you go to their site to fill out an application they ask you not to contact them and those that don't always have an excuse why they aren't available or why they don't have your application yet. Also so far no one who said they will get back to me so far have gotten back to me.


People are being fired left and right in the US for stupid things because companies just want to make more money and no one heiring. Out of those who do most of them make it a real pain to get heired. Honestly if I can't find a job soon my only option will be to go back to Israel and enlist in the army.

HermanAB
February 28th, 2012, 09:51 AM
...then when have done a stint in the Army, get a job as a security team member on a ship. The anti-piracy outfits pay well.

MisterGaribaldi
February 28th, 2012, 05:19 PM
DeathShot: It sounds like you're living in the land of the entitlement mentality.

The economy in the U.S. sucks. It's about to get even worse with gasoline prices set to probably get near $6 over the course of the next several months. With that comes increased costs of everything, and this is in addition to costs on all goods continuing to increase. Fewer and fewer people can afford goods and services, so fewer are sold and fewer are therefore demanded, so fewer workers are needed, which then means fewer customers, and so on and so on.

Companies are there not to hire you. You're not entitled to employment. Companies exist to make money, and they require workers to help achieve that goal. The main reason what happened to me happened to me is that where I worked we were getting very little foot traffic, and so it became easier to sack people.

I need a job -- desperately -- but I understand I'm not entitled to anyone elses' money. I'll get hired when I can find a company who requires my services. But, I don't expect (and I don't want) a hand-out.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 05:26 PM
What are you talking about? All I was saying is that they were making it hard to apply, I never said I think I am entitled to work or want a hand out. That wasn't even between the lines... were are you reading this from?

Lee_Bo
February 28th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I shall move on! To fast food! LOL, jk. I wanna work with computers. Got any suggestions?

What's your background, experience, training and education? These are the #1 things employers are going to look at when they get your resume.

If you want to get your foot in the door in the IT field, find a level 1 call center job and work your way up from there. Yes, it stinks (I did it for 4 years until the door opened) but you'll get great experience that companies look for.

TheNerdAL
February 28th, 2012, 06:15 PM
What's your background, experience, training and education? These are the #1 things employers are going to look at when they get your resume.

If you want to get your foot in the door in the IT field, find a level 1 call center job and work your way up from there. Yes, it stinks (I did it for 4 years until the door opened) but you'll get great experience that companies look for.

I know quite a bit about computers. Don't have training though and only graduated from High School.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 06:19 PM
I know quite a bit about computers. Don't have training though and only graduated from High School.

Me and you have so much in common lol.

Grenage
February 28th, 2012, 06:19 PM
If you're living with your parents/can afford further education, and want further education - now is the time; otherwise, just look around for any entry-level tech work. There's more out there than just call centres, it's just a question of perseverance and luck.

CharlesA
February 28th, 2012, 06:22 PM
If you're living with your parents/can afford further education, and want further education - now is the time; otherwise, just look around for any entry-level tech work. There's more out there than just call centres, it's just a question of perseverance and luck.
+1. I've been working on a bottom-of-the-barrel call center job for the last 3 years and finally decided to go back to school.

Totally worth it, if you can handle it.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 06:34 PM
I went to a private engineering/tech college, then was sent on a medical leave because I pretty much broke down. I seriously can't handle it, not with the way I got used to living and my OCD. I need a job not for the money, but for the experience and discipline.

CharlesA
February 28th, 2012, 06:40 PM
I haven't hit that yet, but it is tough to work a full-time job and go to school at the same time. I think it was mentioned that there would be between 12 and 20 hours of work for school each week and if you put that on top of working 40 hours a week, that's 60 hours a week where you are not doing anything "fun." I've had to put things off just to finish my assignments on time, but it's not all bad. Once you finish the assignment, you can do something else. ;)

The school I'm going to has a pathetic retention and graduation rate, but I think most higher education has the same. I think it's mostly because someone cannot handle the amount of time/work/whatever they have to put in to get a good result so they drop out and they might have to work another job to make ends meet.

It's hard, but like I said, if you can handle it, it is worth it in the end. ;)

TheNerdAL
February 28th, 2012, 07:03 PM
If I do go to school, I don't know what career path to choose and what school to go to.

DeathShot
February 28th, 2012, 07:49 PM
If I do go to school, I don't know what career path to choose and what school to go to.

That's what guidance consulars are for. You can always change majors part way and a good school will help you find a job in your field. If you like computer hardware go for Computer Engineering. If you like coding, go to Software engineering, if you like Coding as well as playing around with software like the Linux Command line interface go to Computer Science like me, and if you like general electronics go to Electrical Engineering. You can always go undecided and just pick the school of engineering and sciences and take the basic classes you have to take (math, science, english) and then a bunch of different electives to find what you want. If you can't afford a school or messed up high school like me you can always go to a community college first. I didn't have to because I got perfect scores on my MCAS, SAT, and AP tests.

juancarlospaco
February 28th, 2012, 07:59 PM
If you are not so sure/happy about your job start looking for another in the meantime... :)

CharlesA
February 28th, 2012, 08:22 PM
If you are not so sure/happy about your job start looking for another in the meantime... :)
That's what I'm doing except I'm going to wait until I am done with school to get into another job. I'm still looking tho.

coldraven
February 28th, 2012, 10:13 PM
TheNerdAl, I think you should learn a language. Not C or Python but Spanish or Portuguese! Then get a job in South America teaching kids computer skills. Not much money but loads of fun and experience. You may also meet the partner of your dreams.
Also you absolutely must learn the Argentine Tango. You will be transformed into the coolest dude by the time you return.

TheNerdAL
March 2nd, 2012, 02:48 AM
Should I call my manager and ask her for a second chance? Or is it too late?

MisterGaribaldi
March 2nd, 2012, 02:56 AM
If it were me, I'd think about just showing up naked and drunk, with a friend's car who has a really loud stereo system so you could rattle their windows.

CharlesA
March 2nd, 2012, 03:39 AM
Should I call my manager and ask her for a second chance? Or is it too late?
Not worth it imo. Easier to just move on.

MisterGaribaldi
March 2nd, 2012, 05:13 AM
In all seriousness (yes, "for a change" I can hear you screaming) when you're fired, they don't want you back. This isn't some man/woman playing-hard-to-get thing.

The best advice has been given to you above: move on.

TheNerdAL
March 2nd, 2012, 05:52 AM
Not worth it imo. Easier to just move on.

Why do you say that?

CharlesA
March 2nd, 2012, 07:18 AM
Why do you say that?
MisterGaribaldi covered it pretty much. It would cause tension on both sides and it's not worth the trouble.

forrestcupp
March 2nd, 2012, 01:48 PM
Why do you say that?

You've already once suffered the initial emotional pain of being fired. They're not going to take you back. Do you really want to have to suffer that same thing for a second time?

But if it would be possible for you to call them up and not be hurt by rejection, I don't see any harm in trying. Just know that no one ever gives jobs back right after firing someone. But it's not going to hurt your chances of getting a job somewhere else if you want to go ahead and try and find out for yourself.

inobe
March 2nd, 2012, 04:54 PM
I know quite a bit about computers. Don't have training though and only graduated from High School.

find a job that pays well at top levels, but seek the lowest level of employment, one you have no experience with, work your way up.

never get a job you think having experience would make it better!

if you did, and you made some significant mistakes, the end results would be unforgivable.

for one, the other employees will pick you to pieces given the fact that wages are competitive, they will blame you.

secondly there is no where else to go, no falling back, no demotions, the only way is out.

starting at the bottom and making mistakes are expected, and you have another chance to redeem yourself by learning from it and not allowing it to happen again.

in the food service, anyone is expendable at the starting level, typically these are low wage jobs that thousands are lined up for, you are easily let go for just about any reason.

as for office jobs, starting in the mail room, no one wants those jobs, they often go for desk jobs, spreadsheet etc..

that said, starting low end, working your way up, pay mind to how many new faces you see when running errands for folks at the high end.

when you reached certain levels of experience, you may find that your wages increased and the only place to go is up.

go up there where folks pick those 'NEW" supposedly experienced employees to pieces:p

TheNerdAL
March 2nd, 2012, 05:12 PM
You've already once suffered the initial emotional pain of being fired. They're not going to take you back. Do you really want to have to suffer that same thing for a second time?

But if it would be possible for you to call them up and not be hurt by rejection, I don't see any harm in trying. Just know that no one ever gives jobs back right after firing someone. But it's not going to hurt your chances of getting a job somewhere else if you want to go ahead and try and find out for yourself.

You're right. Thanks. I'll just move on.

forrestcupp
March 2nd, 2012, 06:13 PM
You're right. Thanks. I'll just move on.

Just because they wouldn't take you back, it doesn't mean they were justified in firing you. Don't forget that.

Warpnow
March 3rd, 2012, 05:05 AM
When I read your first post, all I could think of is how terrible of a place that sounds like to work at. Your former boss making business decisions "because he's mad" just seems silly and childish.

And it sounds like they might not have been honest with you about why they fired you. Might just be mad, might be trying to justify the mistake. Easy to pretend they've "solved the problem" with the angry customer. But its a bad, lazy, and cowardly way to conduct business.

I'm sure you can find a better job.

I have a college degree and work in logistics, but there are alot of logistics companies that hire hourly people. They mostly want you to call drivers, dispatchers, set up pickups, make appointments, ect. They usually pay like $12-$15 an hour and don't require a college degree. I see you live in houston...there's a healthy amount of shippers and warehousing space in Houston. I'm sure there are a ton of logistics companies as well trying to get that business.

Plus the shipping market is up consideribly despite the down economy. Like I told my boss a few months ago (and they mistook it for a joke) the things people buy when they are poor tend to be heavier than the things they buy when they are rich. And you find alot more of them on a shelf at walmart.

Just my $.02

forrestcupp
March 3rd, 2012, 03:19 PM
I have a college degree and work in logistics, but there are alot of logistics companies that hire hourly people. They mostly want you to call drivers, dispatchers, set up pickups, make appointments, ect. They usually pay like $12-$15 an hour and don't require a college degree. I see you live in houston...there's a healthy amount of shippers and warehousing space in Houston. I'm sure there are a ton of logistics companies as well trying to get that business.

My wife started off as an hourly logistics worker without a degree, and worked her way through the ranks, ending up at her job now at another company as a pretty well paid software developer. Experience can get you a long way.

TheNerdAL
March 3rd, 2012, 07:41 PM
Weird. I always wanted to work with Logistics. Is that like UPS? Cause I always wanted to work for UPS ever since I saw the show King of Queens. :P

Warpnow
March 3rd, 2012, 07:48 PM
Most of the jobs will have to do with freight, not parcel. UPS does move freight, but its really a separate entity entirely. They're also recognized by most I've met as one of the most frustrating to work with in the industry.

TheNerdAL
March 3rd, 2012, 07:52 PM
Am I capable of being a logistics coordinator or do I need a degree for that?

http://www.indeed.com/q-Logistics-Coordinator-l-Houston,-TX-jobs.html

Warpnow
March 3rd, 2012, 07:57 PM
It is most likely not an entry level job for a non-degreed person. With some experience under your belt, I think you could land such a job fairly easily without a degree. However, without experience or a degree it would be difficult I imagine.

You'll most likely have to start in a customer service or operational support position and work from there. Hourly pay is not bad, though, compared to other industries.

kevdog
March 3rd, 2012, 09:17 PM
The first time you get asked to leave from a job -- for whatever reason -- legitimate or not -- it hurts. Any subsequent time, it doesn't. It's a good character building experience. It will teach you how to pull yourself up from your own bootstraps. It's definitely a good character building experiment.

TheNerdAL
March 10th, 2012, 01:10 AM
Haven't received my last paycheck yet and it's been 10 days. Today is usually payday. What do I do?

Gremlinzzz
March 10th, 2012, 02:38 AM
You know what to do go get your pay check!you worked for the money its yours.

thatguruguy
March 10th, 2012, 02:22 PM
If I do go to school, I don't know what career path to choose and what school to go to.

Two points.

1. Although the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. is ~8.3% right now, the unemployment rate among college graduates in the U.S. is only slightly above 4%.

2. Many people don't know what career path they're going to follow when they first go to school. I, myself, started off pre-med, and ended up becoming a lawyer, instead. Go to school and figure out what you're good at, and then follow that path.

CharlesA
March 10th, 2012, 05:10 PM
2. Many people don't know what career path they're going to follow when they first go to school. I, myself, started off pre-med, and ended up becoming a lawyer, instead. Go to school and figure out what you're good at, and then follow that path.

This is true. It's easier to get your foot in the door if you have a degree, even if it is in an unrelated field.

Warpnow
March 10th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Certain degrees, however, are vastly more useful than others. Having been in the job market a little bit, I've seen more opportunities for Accounting majors than any other degree.