Job Jabber

Do you love your job? Unfortunately, many people don’t. Since so much of our lives are spent working, this is a real shame. After all, who wants to be unhappy five or so days out of each week? With that said, a bad job is a bad job, and there’s really no way to sugarcoat that fact. If reasons beyond what is normal are keeping you at that bad job for the time being, then you’re going to need an outlet to express that frustration so that you don’t go crazy. On the other side of that coin, if you love your job and the company that you work for, then you might as well tell others about it so that they can pursue a course similar to yours. All of this is made possible with Job Jabber.

This resource enables people to contribute and research anonymous job ratings and reviews. It’s not always pretty, but at least these comments are truthful. Thankfully, a lot of people are happy with their jobs, and they’re not ashamed to tell you the details on Job Jabber. Every aspect of the job can be given a rating, so you’ll see what’s good and what can be improved on. More companies and reviews need to be added to make this service truly useful, but until then, it’s still entertaining and enlightening.

[tags]Job Jabber, Job, Work, Company, Ratings, Reviews[/tags]

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  • Mariann

    I LOVE my job….but my boss is mean and makes me work sometimes 17 hours a day! I could kick my boss’s derriere, but that would be me.

    I remember in the mid ’90s, how I quit my career as an administrator… couldn’t play golf with the big guys, paid about 1/3rd of what my male counterparts got, and worked 4 times as hard. So, I quit that and become a bartender. Actually made more money, but I was never a night person. Working one day at the bar, some guy said I seemed pretty intelligent and he was from Microsoft, and maybe I should learn programming. Okay, give me those disks and let’s see what happens.

    A few months later, I “faked” my experience, but newly trained on the CDs from the Microsoft guy. Well, the job only paid like $10/hr so it was a chance and so low paying, who would care? And every night, I’d go home and cram on learning new stuff.

    A few years later, I was contracted by several clients, and flying, had my own company and working out of my home office a lot. I had the blessing of running into the guy again (the one who’d given me the disks) and told him how his gift had given me a whole new opportunity in life. He laughed and said, “I think out of all the people I tried to help along the way, only one actually did it, and that was you.” He even said he wished he could work at home like I do.

    Well, it’s not all roses. Sometimes, I’m working until the wee hours and fried as an omelet. But nope, wouldn’t trade it for working full time again. Anyone who works in IT, should go contracted. You’re not involved with corporate politics much, and you just give someone what they need. Do a good job, be diligent, and that sometimes means working off the client’s clock/bill. Hard work but a relief to know you’re not stuck working in the same place every day, year in and year out.

    And that’s my story; I’m sticking to it. And good job, Chris. Lockergnome has flown too! Ain’t it GREAT?