Is it worth working for free after hours since my style of working means I finish things slowly? I've never been a fast worker or detail-oriented in my previous jobs, even after learning the tasks well. Now I'm in a job where those are the main skills required. What should I do? Quit, or try to do the best I can during hours, or work after hours for free?
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It might just be the way you're learning, or taught. When I got hired at the bank 20 years ago, they decided to teach me how to do these three daily packages that I had to get done and shipped out by 7:00 p. m.. I told the woman that was teaching them to me that I learn best if I'm taught in parts: show me how to do part of it the first few days `til I get it, then add the next few parts `til I get that, then the last few `til I get that. I'll learn it all a lot faster that way! But, she INSISTED I learn it the way she did, everything at the same time, because she didn't want to be teaching it to me after the first week. I tried it her way but, it was all too confusing and it took me at least a month to get it all!! Had she done it my way, I could've most likely had it all down in THREE days!! At least 2 weeks, at the most!!
I taught myself to solve Rubik's Cube my way and got it all down in just five day, a few hours per night! So, I KNOW my way works better!0
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It's a sign you're learning the process. Also maybe they give too much work for onr person. I've known teachers that have to grade papers at home. How else do they do it?20
Never work for free unless you stand to gain a lot from it. It's unethical, and illegal in many places for an employer to require a employee that is paid hourly to work off the clock (for free). If you are on salary and not paid hourly they can ask you to stay late. If it's a new job, just give it some time.
Don't judge yourself too harshly. just because you not good at one thing doesn't mean you are dumb.0
Miss Bethany. Please consider going to a local Community College to gain necessary life skills. Take general subjects to start off and take a light load as to not overwhelm yourself. Never work for free. Wait for your evaluation to decide or the company does for you.0
That sounds like an indication that the job isn't a good fit, but that also depends on how long you've been working, what you can do to improve, etc. So don't give up on something you enjoy until you know that it's the right call for you.0
Arguably if you can't handle the heat get out of the kitchen. It doesn't make you dumb or valueless, but it does mean you would likely be happier elsewhere.0
There is no such thing as "working for free" you're either working illegally or being exploited. Speak to an employer lawyer or union rep.0
Doesn't have to be, if your office is understaffed (like mine) well nobody will be able to keep up the workload1
That’s kinda like my problem too, It takes me a while to learn, but when I’m given a chance I can learn, I’m just slow. I have been called a Blonde 👱♀️ bimbo more than once.💃0
How long have you been at the job? What sort of things are you doing?0
No your not dumb it's just something's we never learn cuz there not what we like to learner care to do or else every one would be great at it0
Do the best you can during business hours. If they are not giving you any overtime for staying late, leave like everyone else does.0
Everyone learns at their own speed. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or the job is a bad fit for you.0
It may not be the right fit for the skill set and experience for you. Does not reflect on your intelligence in my opinion.0
If you try to improve and you can't for longer period of time then yes0
you have to do better without giving up okey0
Only you would know the answer to that0
What sort of job is this?0
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So many good questions in one.
Is it a sign that a job is not a good fit if I'm unable to keep up with the workload? On it's own, no. But, combined with the other things you mention (details, speed), yes. In most cases not keeping up with the workload means there's too much workload.
Does working/learning slowly mean I'm dumb? No. Period. End of discussion. You're not dumb. Evidence? You're asking this question.
Is it worth working for free after hours since my style of working means I finish things slowly? Absolutely yes. It means you're dedicated. It may help you keep your job. It may help you to learn and to eventually work faster. You'll be fulfilled from completing the tasks.
What should I do? Quit, or try to do the best I can during hours, or work after hours for free? First and foremost, you need to involve your manager. Their primary job is to help you be successful. Involve them in helping you help yourself. Don't quit just yet. It's possible to get faster and better -- some things take a lot of time. Your manager can also determine that maybe, in fact, you're not the right fit for the role you're in now, but would be amazing somewhere else on the team or in your company. And, yes, keep trying and working at it, yes, to include working longer.
Thank you for mho!