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Academic and Employment journey
OmarEl posted a topic in Education/CareersSo I'm about to graduate university in a few months, Inshallah. Everyone has told me that getting employed will be difficult and that rejection is inevitable. So far I've been rejected by every job I've applied to except 1 which isn't really a great job, but Alhamdullilah regardless. I'm curious to see how everyones employment journeys came about? Was it the usual job application and interview process? If so, what steps did you take to prepare? Honestly it's very demotivating when you spend time on job applications and get rejected right off the bat even when you know that you're a great fit.
Whats the ruling talking to non mahram
AkhiraisReal posted a topic in Jurisprudence/LawsWhat's the ruling talking to non mahram in public forums, private messages, social medias. Talking casually, talking professionally, talking friendly, talking jokingly, talking teasingly/flirting etc. does the rule apply to both married ones and none married ones? for example, can a single Muslim woman talk casually with a non mahram man. Does the same rule apply to the married woman? by casual talk, basically about everything. professionally, I mean more in a working environment. Talking to clients etc.
Advice on finding a job
Guest posted a topic in Education/CareersWhat are some jobs (halal ones) that I can find, with little education, in a kaafir country? Any tips? Are there any halal jobs out there? Please share how you got your job.
confused about my job
SeekingHeaven posted a topic in Education/Careerssalam, i have been contemplating on leaving my job for a while now, the reason being is that there is haram music (rap, love, etc) playing 24/7 in there and the people i work with all use bad cuss words a lot although its mostly in joking with each other and towards me as well and even though telling them that i dont like to be talked to that way, lead to no avail. Also i sometimes feel like im not as bothered by the music anymore because of how much ive heard it there and probably becoming desensitized to it as well, as you know here in the US you'd be lucky to go a day without music entering your ears because of how common it is and what hurts even more is that everything i just stated with me is happening by arab non practicing shia muslims, i also feel like my heart is getting dirtier and its as if i just want to get away from all this to a place where there is no one. I want to know what you guys think i should do and considering the fact that i have younger siblings dependent on me to provide and my parents not living with us currently they are overseas and we are here as students. i have already asked my marja sayed sistani on working in a place where there is music playing 24/7 and i believe he said that as long as its not intentional its fine> also the reason im still contemplating on it is because im not sure if this is a test that Allah wants me to stay and go through or i should quit this job for the sake of Allah and rely on him to provide me with something better,,, im just confused now..... please give me your advice and guidance
Remembering Allah during work
mohammad nadeem posted a topic in General Islamic DiscussionSalaamunalaiqum, I have a very busy schedule coz of my work, I pray my daily salaah but I am feeling very low spiritually. Can you people give me suggestion how to remember Allah and His Hujjat a. T. F. S during my office hours? Are there any practices which you all r doing and it's helping you... Please share
Procrastinating at work
Guest posted a topic in General Islamic DiscussionAssalamu Alaykum Does procrastinating at work makes my income haram? I mean, the money I make during the time I'm procrastinating. Is it like stealing from my boss? I'm a little worried about that because I don't want even a dollar of my income to be haram.
Boss Applauds Woman for Taking a Mental Health Day
Reza posted a topic in Social/Family/PersonalEmployee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO Published July 11, 2017 A CEO's reply to an employee's mental health email went viral. (BrianAJackson) A Michigan CEO’s reply to his employee’s sick day email has gone viral. Madalyn Parker, a web developer at Olark Live Chat, emailed her colleagues at the end of June to let them know she’d be taking two days off to focus on her mental health. “Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%” Parker wrote in the email. In an unexpected turn of events, CEO Ben Congleton replied directly to Parker, thanking her for shining a light on mental health. “I use (your email) as a reminder of the importance of using sick days for mental health – I can’t believe this is not standard practice at all organizations,” Congleton wrote. “You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can all bring our whole selves to work.” Parker went on to share screengrabs of the email exchange on Twitter. The tweet, posted on June 30, has since been retweeted more than 11,000 times as of Tuesday. Congleton was praised by some Twitter users for the refreshing response. “Great to see such understanding from executive management,” one Twitter user wrote. The CEO took the email exchange a step further, writing about mental health in the workplace on Medium. He urged other company leaders to “empower and motivate” their teams by “expressing gratitude” to their employees and reflecting on their business values. One in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness every year, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/07/11/employee-who-took-sick-days-for-mental-health-gets-unexpected-response-from-ceo.html
Guest posted a topic in General Islamic Discussionslms. i m an app developer and i want to develop an app for a betting company, is it halaal to do that? i m just doing my job
Is majoring in business administration haram?
Sinan posted a topic in Jurisprudence/LawsI have been great fascinated by economics and business for quite a while now....on the economics exams in the 10th grade, I was in the 99th percentile in the nation.....(Im in 11th grade now).......is it haram to major in business administration so long as one does not work with riba, and is this possible?
Mistreated By A Major Uk Company
Khamal posted a topic in Travel/Local CommunityAssalamu Alaykum I was treated very badly by a major UK supermarket. To see more of my story, to help me and to find out which UK supermarket I am referring to, please see this link where you can watch a very short video (1:46 minutes long) and fill in a short form (less than one minute). Please fill in this form and share it with your UK contacts. http://informationpi.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/supermarket.html In a nutshell, my story is that the supermarket appears to have destroyed evidence that would have proven that it breached my contract and that it has made claims to have addressed the issues I raised but has never shown me any evidence to support its claims. The human resources manager (in training) that I was instructed to see for further information about a forthcoming meeting openly declared on his personal Facebook page that he is "fluent in buls""t and sarcasm" The supermarket has still not answered some important questions. The supermarket still insists that it did not breach my contract. *** I am having problems of getting any noteworthy attention. I have been feeling depressed about this for a very long time now. My case has been brushed under the carpet and the company has denied even the things that are written on paper. The company seems to be pleased that I have so far not been able to do anything about the matter. I have learnt from this matter that the state of free legal advice in this country is very poor. I feel forgotten and feel that I can easily be mistreated by big companies with near impunity. I feel my life has been a joke. I am now out of time to take legal action against the company and the only thing I can think of doing now is publicizing the matter...but no one so far seems to care.
My Old Job: Halaal, Or Haraam?
carryberry posted a topic in General Islamic DiscussionAs-salamu 'alaikum! I have been unemployed for awhile and pondering returning to the place I worked before I reverted to Islam insha'Allah as a groundsman. For those who don't know, a groundsman is responsible for general labor during tree-removal/pruning operations and handles everything on the ground including cutting and chipping branches and loading logs into dump trucks for sale as firewood. It's work I have years of experience doing and it would help get me back on my feet insha'Allah but I have been hesitant to start back there for two reasons: first, I heard from no source in particular that cutting trees is haraam, and second, some of my fellow crew-members were a bit...intolerant...of other view-points, so to be honest I've been apprehensive about working with them again. Any advice would be wonderful insha'Allah! Would anyone recommend returning? If so, would it be wrong for me to just remain quiet about my being a Muslim, or should I be open and unapologetic? By that I don't mean confrontational, but rather, honest? Thanks to all answerers for your time!
Working At Staples?
mnh78614 posted a topic in Jurisprudence/LawsAsalaamun Alaikum brothers and sisters, So I recently started working at Staples (very large office supply store in the US and I believe Canada). I am hired as an easy tech associate, but I also help customers find office supplies and ring people up at the cash register. I recently found out that Soda Stream is being sold at Staples (their HQ is in Tel Aviv, Israel) and they sell this thing called "Bacon Bowl" in the As seen on TV section. I also found out that they sell Beef Jerky. Since I also do check out (which I must if it is needed which is pretty much everytime I work). Is it permissible for me to work here?
Difference Village And CityWhat kind of experience do you people have with village and city and the people there? I have experienced many young people who were from village and were far more successful than people who were from the city. Concerning studying(especially in sciences) people from the village seem to be far more dilligent and focused than people from the city in general. Now what is the secret behind the success of village people? Why are people from village and traditional people working harder than people from the city. I have some options: -People from village are accustumed to harsher life styles, like having tp wake up earlier, experiencing the weather directly, having to walk long distances instead of public transportation etc. -People from village are more connected to nature which gives them more power in return -People from village are living simplier lives -People from village are not or less exposed to filth which destroy them spiritually, like music, movies, cinema, parties etc. Now what do you think about this? Do you also think that people from village(or who have grown up away from city life) are more diligent and hard working or do you think the opposite? And what is the reason behind the difference.
Learning Experiences Of 2011 :p
mewe posted a topic in General Islamic DiscussionSalams everyone, I promised to share this story. Being a final year uni student, I am obliged to arrange my own internship position after graduation. For 6 months I have been going in person to every single pharmacy in every single suburb and asking for an internship. Yup, you can imagine the frustration! It was during this time were I realised that racism was a big issue here and the hijab isnt very welcome everywhere. I always told myself not to despair, although I couldnt help feeling depressed and the only thing on my mind was internship. To the extent that I was emotionally blinded. Even when my relative passed away, I did not feel the sorrow I would have felt if i was emotionally alive. It wasnt till one day where I get a phone call from someone called Ali that my depression went away. He was my first boss and the worst one i worked with. Subhanalla, he had a long beard, wore the muslim dress and never worked on friday. Yet, he stripped his employees of their rights. He went to hajj knowing that he underpaid me for my shift! He paid everyone cheap and made 150% use of them. He makes his staff work like a robot non-stop for such a cheap price. The only reason I put up with him is because he offered me an internship once I finish university. I hated his stingeness and manipulative nature as well as lack of courtesy. One day I was very upset from him and on the way back home to vent my anger I started writing SMS on my iphone. I never meant to send it to him. I was simultaneously listening to dua kumail and made duaa for Allah (swt) to help me. All of a sudden, I look at the iphone screen to realise that I sent my boss the SMS rather than deleting it!!! I pretty much told him how his job sucks and that I quit! OMG i went insane and did not know what to do. A few minutes ago I had an internship and a job and now I had nothing. I was back to being unemployed :( I lost my sanity and the only thing that kept me going was salatul layl and duaa to our 12th imam. Every day after salatul layl I will make duaa that I want my job back. To extent that this is the only thing I wanted in life. Reason being I have been job hunting every day since I quit, going from place to place and being rejected by everyone. I kept crying to get that job back. I then had a dream that my boss was talking to me and hiring me back. Subhanlla, I did not want to go to my friends engagement the following day but I forced myself. At 9pm that day (7 days after the incident of quitting) I get a phone call from Ali and he negotiates everything and pretty much hires me back!!!! Although I had an internship, it was a dodgy one and I knew that I will be trained to be a [Edited Out]py pharmacist if i stayed with him.. not to mention that he was still taking advantage of me. I found a part time job in another pharmacy and I took it with the hope that they offer me an internship. He was an egyptian christian who refused to pay me anything less than average and was extremely fair and generous person. I always had in mind that I will do my internship with him. We got along very well and I was favoured compared to all other staff. Towards the end of teh year,i directly asked him whether I have an internship he told me that he wont be able to offer me internship position for next year 2012 but he can offer me an assistant position! I was shocked! Yet unlike last time, i remained calm and remembered the quranic verse about saying ina lilah wa ana ilahi rajoun whenever something strikes. I kept saying it and that calmed me down further. In the next following month, internship positions were posted and everyone was applying. I got around 9 interviews but did not get any offer. One day I felt down. MAybe its not racism but I am not competent enough. Then subhanalla i recieve an email from an employer telling me that I made it to the top 3 candidates and that unfortunately he is no longer able to hire anyone but I performed exceptionally well. That put my self esteem up again. All my friends were recieving offers and I felt that I was punished for pushing working with Ali so much. I should have left my employment to Allah (swt) instead of begging and crying to get job back with Ali. Now i was stuck with Ali and its worst job on earth. Everytime somone gets a job from my collegues, I feel happy for them but start hitting depression. It wasnt till one day i realised that me spending my life thinking of internship wil not help and that at the end of the day, it was up to Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì. i tried really hard to stop thinking about it and to try and enjoy life again. I kept telling myself that Allah (swt) knows which job is best for me. Days passed and i was waiting for phone calls. Weeks passed and by now there were no more internship advertisements. the end of the year came and my collegues were already starting their internship. Ali was no longer interested in hiring me and he went overseas. At this stage, it no longer mattered to me whether i had a job or no. I will just stay home and keep myself busy with volunteer work at islamic centres etc i convinced myself. One day, I sincerely asked Allah (swt) after prayer to give me an internship. I knew that Allah (swt) will give me the rewards for the 8 months of trials and patience. Unexpectedly, I get an SMS as I was driving to the airport from a girl that used to go to my university. I probably spoke to her once in my life and was only superficial talk like: hi, bye... She asked me if i wanted an internship. How did she get my mobile? At the airport I also unexpectedly bumped into my friend who was boarding the plane in few min and she told me about a girl who called her and asked her specifically for my mobile! Subhanala how she was able to get my mobile before the girl boarded the plane and she contacted me and arranged everything. The job that i have now= I have never dreamt of getting! That girl who called me did not even remember the day were I bumped and spoke to her at uni! How did she remember me? How did she know my name? How did she know how to reach me? Allah Aeliam... Subhanalla al karim. The end :P
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