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Old 01-30-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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You aren't in the position to even ask for those things let alone to expect them.
^^This. OP, you need to first decide on a definite path. You work in a union warehouse. So, it's a union company. Can you move up in the warehouse? What are your main products? Can you work in that area?

You like electronics? Okay, which area...manufacturing, repair, design, the business side of production?
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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So, what is your solution? Everyone should accept the idea that they can't improve their lives? That they are powerless and hopeless?
My solution is to solve the catch-22.

You've never done that in any post you've done. All you do is blame the candidate, it is always the job seeker's fault.

Without the solution to the catch-22, what exactly do you expect people to do? Employers don't want to hire people without experience in a new role.

If anyone thinks that people are powerless and hopeless, it is you, since you've never given any real actionable, in the real world advice that can get someone to get around the catch-22.

You got lucky in your life, and you think anyone can do it.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:49 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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... it is always the job seeker's fault.
Hint: It almost always is.

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...and you think (almost) anyone can do it.
Because you are the one who has the most control over what that "it" might be... which "it" suits you best.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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Hint: It almost always is.
No, it is also the employer's fault. But it seems you won't ever talk about that.

* Garbage job descriptions
* rejecting candidates for ridiculous reasons
* they create the catch-22, requiring up to 10 years experience in an entry level job (most are 2-3 years, but 5-10 years happens too)
* Cohen & Grigsby
* discriminating against people due to their US Citizenship
* Outsourcing/offshoring
* fake job ads
* posting non-jobs

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Because you are the one who has the most control over what that "it" might be... which "it" suits you best.
Let's put this to the test. What control does the job candidate have over the catch-22?
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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Because you are the one who has the most control over what that "it" might be... which "it" suits you best.
EXACTLY! People refuse to believe that they have control over their lives and destinies. Even if companies and employers are crap, people still drive their individual careers.

Bobsell, everyone won't be CEOs or millionaires. However, they can move their lives at least one step forward. Just concentrate on that one step. Then, after you do that, make one more step. Over time, it all adds up.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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Oh? I thought Vancouver was cheap, compared to Seattle/LA/NYC. Hm. From what I can tell, it seems that WA is the better state to live and work in, over OR, due to economy and taxes, but the difference is probably negligible.
Vancouver is a clone of Seattle. And you're paid not enough to live there.

Have you taken a Myers-Briggs test? Plenty of free tests online.

Perhaps you can try a different job you never thought about? Google "jobs for ISTJ" or whatever personality type your test results come up with.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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However, they can move their lives at least one step forward. Just concentrate on that one step. Then, after you do that, make one more step. Over time, it all adds up.
Again, you have no solution to the catch-22. Until you actually provide a solution to the catch-22, your words are empty and do not reflect reality.
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