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Old 01-29-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Hello everyone,

I'm basically stuck in a dead end job and I really don't know what to do. There is so much disrespect, favoritism, and discrimination where I currently work. It makes me sick, literally. I'm sick and tired of it and I can't deal with it anymore. Does anyone have any ideas of where I can go? I have a background in automotive mechanic and QC. I'm stuck in this situation because I am recently married and can't afford not to have steady income coming in with my wife not makin much money and her going back to school.

My current job used to be a great place to work, but slowly over the years, people have been promoted to certain positions and it has been completely turned upside down. I'm willing to do any kind of work, just have to make sure that I can still pay the bills. Can anyone help me please?!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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The only help I can give you is to tell you to adjust your attitude for the purpose of interviews. If you complain about your old job in an interview, you're likely to labeled as a complainer, or other type of problem child.

When asked about your old job, why you're looking, etc,. be non-commital. "I really wanted a new opportunity with more room for future promotion" is a good generic line to use.

Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Central, CT
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Young and healthy with mechanic skills? Have you considered the military? Military mechanics can earn lots of bonuses and with troops leaving the Middle East they're in need to repair vehicles for transport. I know it may not be glamorous or exciting but its a great opportunity to earn money, skills, and scholarship opportunities.

If you're not young and healthy see if you can start somewhere else part time with potential of doing good and working into a full time position. You might consider stopping by local shops and seeing if they need help, smaller shops don't always advertise.
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