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Old 06-28-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: kissimmee Fl.
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Rent a budget truck and load/drive it yourself? There are some USPS coupons out there for 10-20% off depending on the day.
Thanks for the info we will check the coupons out j&j
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: kissimmee Fl.
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We appreciate the heads up, I have been looking @ the numbers for some time and all i know is that my wife has not worked steady in two years {realastste home closings} and her company is ready to start her @ 40 hr wk. and my company is willing to start a satalite office {commercial flooring} as soon as i get in vegas. Lots of antisapation J&J.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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Thanks for the info we will check the coupons out j&j
What's J&J?
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: kissimmee Fl.
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Jay and jackie
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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Pukalo, also keep in mind that you are under 21 and won't be allowed in casinos without an adult, and with or without an adult you can't go near gaming tables or slot machines. If you smoke you won't be allowed to buy cigarettes, and you won't be allowed to drink any alcohol, including beer, until you're 21. There are also curfew restrictions you will have to follow. If you can live with that then come on down. If you don't find a job you can always go back home until the economy improves. If you were over 21 your chances of finding a job would be drastically better. Personally, for someone your age these days I highly recommend service to your country first, and the United States Marine Corps is my first choice.


Kid, whatever you do DO NOT DO THIS!!! All this will do is get you sent to Iraq or Afghanistan or some other s**thole where the locals will spit on you and curse you to go home. If you are lucky you will come home in one piece. If not you might come home in a wheelchair or a bodybag. And once home you will be forgotten. I know. I was there.
Try going to college...maybe part time. Research loans, scholarships, grants. A much better option.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Kid, whatever you do DO NOT DO THIS!!! All this will do is get you sent to Iraq or Afghanistan or some other s**thole where the locals will spit on you and curse you to go home. If you are lucky you will come home in one piece. If not you might come home in a wheelchair or a bodybag. And once home you will be forgotten. I know. I was there.
Try going to college...maybe part time. Research loans, scholarships, grants. A much better option.

I second that. It is one thing if everything is peaceful. Being that we are at war right now, it is suicide.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Default Non-profits

Hi,

You could try the post office and some of the other civil service jobs, to get some experience for awhile.

Also, try one of the megachurches, they might have some part-time work and help you make some connections.

REMEMBER: Networking is the ticket ALWAYS ...

Get to know some business people. JOIN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, tell them that you are thinking about having some kind of business and ask for an internship position.

I hear you saying that you want a change of venue and to have some new experiences ...
I like your initiative -- don't be offended by the warning, they are heartful concerns and reality-based.

Yet, I think that there are some people who would help you find something ...no family to support, right?

Try the grocery stores, too ...stocking shelves might work as some income.

The YMCA might have a few summer jobs, too.
If you are looking for a sunny locale, you might venture west to San Diego.

Those are just off the top of my head ...
Delivery driver, even look toward the hospitals.
Security guard at an office complex.

The others on the board mentioned training or schools ...maybe ITT Institute for some kind of interest.

Everyone has a first job story, not all of them are positive. Yet, things turn out. You are in an age group when you can make frends and ask someone to crash on their floor for a week, if you have to ...

BE POSITIVE, GENUINE and POLITE ...something will come along!
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Default By the way, GO Virginia ...

By the way, I was born and raised in Waynesboro ---near Charlottesville.
I joined the Air Force (still a good move). People always think about the Army and Marines. Talk to an Air Force recruiter, see what they have to offer. [FYI, I did join after collge though ...still, the pilots are at the most risk.]

The Air Force will test your skills and help you find where you aptitudes for learning are.

For instance, I tested high in Electronics. I said, "Electronics?" Yet, I have an older brother who used to show mme how to do stuff when we were kids. So, I picked up a lot that I didn;t even realize that I knew.

At worst, you could train and travel and then get out after 4 years and have some experience, office training and the economy will be better.

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Hey everyone, finally got out of high school and ready to move. But ive read a few threads about huge unemployment rates and blah blah. The situation is the same where I live but there are always tons of jobs available in restaurant etc industries. Most people who are out of jobs around here are people who made good living working in office jobs and now they companies are cutting down.

I was wondering is there lots of jobs available in the hospitality industry? I read on some thread that you can get 10$+ working in the strip restaurant as a waiter/busperson. What other entry jobs are available down there? I plan to be a dealer or bartender when i become 21 but for now ill be happy with any job on the strip.

Thanks in advance for any info!

BTW I have 1 year experience in a high volume restaurant where I was cashier/waiter/busperson due to shortage of employees.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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If you are determined, you will find a job. It may not pay as well as you like, but you will use it to get yourself to the next job. The fact you have restuarant experience is going to be very helpful to you. What you have to do for yourself is make sure you have at least 6 months living expenses in your bank account and a car to get around. That may take you some time, but you need to have some security so you don't get yourself in a place of desperation and end up doing something you probably wouldn't want to do.

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Default Well, let me be clear about mu military statement ...

Let me clarify my last statement ...

I said that people always think about the Army or Marines, which is true: more often shown in films, etc.

First, the training and exereince and service to your country is good in ALL of the branches of the military. CIVIL SERVICE is GOOD.
Yet, I can confirm that many civilians do not respect the contribution to the country ...even for charitable work, like my part-time work for American Red Cross.

This was true, especially in California ( one of the guys found out about my volunteer experience and said, 'You're a sucker for working without pay.'

However, it is not EVERYBODY ...just this morning I had an interview and the recruiter stated by saying. "I want to take a moment to thank you for your service to our country." I said, "... ... thank you." He said, "People don't thank the militry as often as they should."
He is the first in 10 years to ever do that, so ...

Still, the others are right about the HIGH RISK in the Army and Marines ...
You are on the groun in harm's way. It is a bad scene ...

The Air Force and the Navy (by the way, the Marines and Navy have close operational ties) are very different ... The pilots are at the GREATER RISK in the Air Force; they are typically officers and older -- well in their mid/late twenties. You can get some awesome training that will transate into the civilian world, especially in computers.

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Kid, whatever you do DO NOT DO THIS!!! All this will do is get you sent to Iraq or Afghanistan or some other s**thole where the locals will spit on you and curse you to go home. If you are lucky you will come home in one piece. If not you might come home in a wheelchair or a bodybag. And once home you will be forgotten. I know. I was there.
Try going to college...maybe part time. Research loans, scholarships, grants. A much better option.
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