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honesty about leaving a job

In my past, I have successfully worked as a cashier (twice) and a bookkeeper. I currently work in the cash office of a major retail chain. The issue, the position scares the dickens out of me. The job is a designated four hour shift (I have always heard of 8hr, not 4hr). So I'm rushed (and said I'm too slow). The worst part, I found out that they are not using the camera. And naturally, I target zero for all blame. Yes, I'm scared stiff. I just applied to work as a grocery store cashier. I had to list for former jobs. All four I was very honest. The three before last, I did very well. The recent (cashroom), I was honest about being very uncomfortable and scared. I also listed that the four hour shift (just on weekends) was not enough as well.

Is this honesty the best approach since a follow-up call between employers could say just the same? (clean bg check)

Yours humbly,

Stressed Out

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (5)
  • I would be honest, but also check the "Do not contact this employer" box noting that you are still employed and do not want to risk your current position

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 4:28 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I agree with Maureen-MD's answer. That's a legitimate reason for not wanting them to contact current employment.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 4:29 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • If you are not happy, I would say find another job.

    Answer by AdrianaS at 4:32 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Most employers do not give out any information besides verifying that you worked there for X period of time, because they are afraid that they will get sued, so I doubt you have anything to worry about.

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 4:36 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • My employer only would state that you worked there, no other info.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 6:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

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