January 20, 2023 at 12:08 pm #1118304AnonymousseGuest
OMG Wendy! Yes to the woo. I am a deep believer even though I am such a skeptic generally. I believe in the sun, stars, moon and earth and do woo woo stuff. This year/last is supposed to be my time and it kind of feels great and like, yes are right on track and my life plan is working out, even though it didn’t seem to be sometimes. I feel my power growing I’d that sounds weird and confident. It’s great.
Or the depression meds have REALLY kicked in, but my dr thinks I’m just happy.January 20, 2023 at 12:16 pm #1118305KateGuest
Re: Glassdoor, I think you can get a general idea on there, but I do suspect companies are doing fake reviews and removing some negative ones. At one company I worked for, we were asked/encouraged to write a positive GD review to counteract some negative ones. My impression back then was that they couldn’t actually get the negative ones removed, but that may have changed.
Of course it’s always best to know someone at a company so you can get the real scoop.January 20, 2023 at 12:25 pm #1118306ktfranParticipant
“Of course it’s always best to know someone at a company so you can get the real scoop.”
When the husband was considering the move, I told him to talk to a few people that had previously left our company and went to the new to see how they liked the move. He did. All three had glowing reviews.January 20, 2023 at 12:28 pm #1118307AnonymousseGuest
Yeah, I noticed when I had negative but not like, abusive or nasty feedback, glassdoor took it down or hid it a few years ago. I think everything online is so skewed. I don’t even used LinkedIn, I mean I have an account but it’s like Facebook for work. I don’t want more social media. Although maybe people have found it useful for networking? I check in twice a year, congratulate some folks on their advancements.January 20, 2023 at 12:45 pm #1118308CopaParticipant
Glad I’m not the only one leaning into the woo. I have a couple friends who have gotten into things like crystals and astrology. Is this the beginning of my crystals era? We’ll find out.
I don’t know what’s up with Glassdoor. The company I did try to review, what I wrote was rational and balanced. Giving that experience three stars felt generous! That company was (and last I checked still is) an “engaged employer” on GD, so I suspect someone was tasked with flagging reviews that included negativity. There were some super fake-sounding glowing reviews of the place. Every company I’ve worked at has had good with the bad (or bad with the good, which is how I feel atm). I suspect my salary was removed because it was on the high end for the role I had, but who knows. Even the summary of my interview experience was removed, which, if I recall correctly, was a series of questions you answer/stating facts, like how you applied and how long the process took. I’m a petty b so when GD emails my saying there are new reviews of my old employer, I’ll go in and “like” anything that tells the experience as it really is and flag anything that sounds fake.January 20, 2023 at 12:57 pm #1118309CopaParticipant
I find LinkedIn kinda weird, but I’m on there. The “influencer” posts on there make me LOL. I get emails from recruiters sometimes, but it has never led to a new job. I like looking at profiles of people with similar education and work history to see their career trajectories and whatnot. I’ve kept in touch with old coworkers a bit.
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