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Woman asks job hunters to normalize being honest about their previous employers

She encouraged people to be honest about their former employers which can help future workers make healthy decisions as well.

Woman asks job hunters to normalize being honest about their previous employers
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @rachel_paige

Looking for a new job is a stressful task, and while we can spot a few red flags in a workplace, it is best to know the truth from people who have been part of the workplace. Rachel (@rachel____paige) took to social media to discuss how she was laid off and asked people to be honest about their previous employers. “Okay, can we normalize something,” Rachel said in the video while sitting in her car. “I got laid off about six weeks ago. I’m in the interview process with several companies. And there are obvious do’s and don’ts in the interview process. One of those is to never bad mouth your previous employer. Can we cut that sh*t out?”

Image Source: TikTok | @rachel_paige
Image Source: TikTok | @rachel_paige


Rachel continued, "Like typically, you’re taught to say something like, ‘Oh, it just didn’t align with my career goals, or I just no longer saw you know any upward trajectory with this company.’ When the real truth is that this company gave me f–ing PTSD. The founder of this company is a f***ing manic psycho. Or I blocked everyone on my phone because I could not handle it, even seeing their names after I quit. So I wanna normalize telling these recruiters, like you know what, I left this job because it was f***ing me up."

Image Source: TikTok | @rachel_paige
Image Source: TikTok | @rachel_paige


This video has garnered over 3,500 views and more than 300 likes. @crearealidad commented, "I was honest with my current employer and they went out of their way to show they could be better." @jay_el_el commented, "Seriously, the job I left a few months ago legit gives me a panic attack anytime I drive past the area." @RiRi commented, "If you are already interviewing don't let that time be wasted on a job, that was bad, highlight your successes."

Image Source:  TikTok | @archaeomeg
Image Source: TikTok | @archaeomeg


Another employee took to TikTok to discuss another challenge of their workplace, the anxieties at the beginning of a new job. This TikTok user knows about people's anxieties as she is trying to help get it better. Liz Jane (@thelizjane) understands it because she has faced these anxieties too and has seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Now, she is sharing it with us. Her viral video has garnered over 230k views and 19.6k likes. She captioned the video, "Doing new things and meeting new people and being totally out of your element? EMBARRASSING! But the good news is, it won't be for long."

Image Source: TikTok | @thelizjane
Image Source: TikTok | @thelizjane


She looks straight into the camera and says, “So I just started a new job, and it feels like everything I do is so embarrassing—walking into the office for the first time, joining a call for the first time, not knowing where anything is, not knowing the terminology, speaking in a call. I just wanna let you know if you’re going through the same thing if you’re starting a new job and you feel embarrassed about absolutely everything, it will pass. You’re gonna learn your job. You’re gonna learn the terminology. You’re gonna meet all these new people. Then you’ll just be as comfortable as everybody else. It’ll be fine.”

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