Getting a job as a freshly graduate in corona time

jonNorth

Robin
Catholic
Why would you recommend something you failed at?
It was a different era, there was no work available in 08-10. I've had experiences since then that confirm labor is meaningful work. The work is physical vigorous and mentally rewarding when I'm able to do it. It's typical for foreman to make more than engineers in the office and are able to start families young. Best to start young and don't count it out just because you went to college. I'm not sure of the point of your message.
 

Chains of Peter

Woodpecker
Catholic
It was a different era, there was no work available in 08-10. I've had experiences since then that confirm labor is meaningful work. The work is physical vigorous and mentally rewarding when I'm able to do it. It's typical for foreman to make more than engineers in the office and are able to start families young. Best to start young and don't count it out just because you went to college. I'm not sure of the point of your message.

I didn't realize that you were able to find work afterwards. I apologize for my tone.

I'm looking to leave my own industry (Biotech) as I now see them all as shameless whores who don't want the pandemic gravy train to end. How ironic that I graduated with my M.S. just in time for my employer to fire me for not getting the Devil Juice injection.
 

Jose Pedro

Pigeon
Catholic
Hi everyone,
small update here.
I'm still working at the coal power plant in Spain. It's a boring job, but I get paid and can save money. At the same time I am learning about sells, online marketing (copywriting, etc) and web development.
I am really liking this stuff, and makes me consider that maybe I do not want to work for a boss. This needs deep thinking and I know I need money, it's very hard and so on.

I think of keeping this job until:
a) The firm where I work decides we are not needed until the power plant is operative again and send us home.
b) We are not sent home and I finish the courses I took.

After this job, I have some doubts.

I think of moving to Netherlands, but I don't like the fact that there have been protests by farmers. More agenda 2030 there.
I consider moving to Poland and having a normal job without rotating shifts and 40 h/week (in my current job I have rotating shifts and 45 h/week) where Spanish is the mostly needed skill, and work on side hustles given that I will not have 12 hours shifts. I would also be open to work in my field of studies (mechanical engineering), though I feel like what I studied and my knowledge is useless when I see the requirements in job offers.

I think Poland, despite being in love with NATO is a better choice. Also less corona idiocy there.

Now with my main moral dilemma.

Several people (relatives, friends of my parents, and my older brother) have told me last year that I would never find a job unless I take the jab.
Hell, even my father was telling me that he would not speak to people who can help me with getting jobs unless I take the vaxx.

Now all these people are willing to help me as if nothing happened, but those words still resonate in my head whenever my father tells me to contact with them, and I feel like I should not contact them after what they said; like I should be getting a job on my own just out of pride and make money without their aid, even if this makes finding a job harder and earning less money.
I talked to a Bulgarian coworker who is very redpilled (0 corona vaccines, Orthodox), and he thinks these people are "wrong".

I would like to know your opinion on this.

TL;DR: I haven't left my job, I'm learning new skills that have made me reconsider a career change, and I'm having doubts about receiving help for job hunting from people who one year ago were saying that without a cojona vaccine I ain't getting a job who now are willing to help me.

Best regards
 

cosine

Woodpecker
Your relatives probably didn't see quite as long-term and see that the vaccine requirements would drop relatively quickly. Even your December posts were full of vaccine mandate struggles, but now most companies near me have dropped the requirements, except for a lot of medical fields. And the medical fields need employees very badly!

Regarding Python skills; that's great, but as a data scientist I would probably steer you more towards Data Engineering, or traditional Software Engineering. The Data Science/Machine Learning demand has been supplied pretty quickly by the market, people really like doing those bootcamps. It worked out well for me, but I think I'd make more money and still have more opportunities(and more long-lasting opportunities) in Data Engineering.
 

JuanChristophorus

Sparrow
Trad Catholic
Several people (relatives, friends of my parents, and my older brother) have told me last year that I would never find a job unless I take the jab.
Hell, even my father was telling me that he would not speak to people who can help me with getting jobs unless I take the vaxx.
You need to cut your losses. Family can drag you away from God more often in those times than not. Remember the family of our Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, whose family wanted to persuade him with riches and prostitutes so that he does not enter the Order of St. Dominic.

If you want to go to an Eastern European country as a Spaniard, why not move to Bulgaria? Least vaxx-compliance of the EU countries (~30 %), easy to get a job and housing. If you move to the capital you can get a call center job and work from home and then move wherever you want in the country. The tech-support industry is expanding big time and many young people from all over Europe go there because they earn better than in their home-countries. Plus no stressful life and corona doesn't exist.

God forbid you move to the Netherlands. You are exchanging one great Satan (Spain) for another. The West is done for.
 
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