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Old 05-24-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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But it is quicker than Jenny Craig..right?
Yes it is, but you end up rotting in a box. I don't like the end result of that program.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Mid-Town
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Default How long do we wait?

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Yes it is, but you end up rotting in a box. I don't like the end result of that program.

Sounds like the possible end results when looking for a JOB in this state, huh?
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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I don't live in Michigan but I would not sit around collecting unemployment thinking that some job will fall on me just in time before it runs out.

For me working would be the crucial thing. If there were no jobs where I live now, I'd have to relocate to another city or state.

Unemployment is not as bad everywhere. New Orleans has an unemployment rate right now under 5%, Houston's is 6.9%. In places with lower figures, people may be laid off but they can find another job in much less time.

Sitting and doing nothing about your situation isn't going to change anything. Letting a job resume lapse with no job history in years is going to make things worse because there will be others applying with fresh experience.
Not letting your resume lapse is true, and to say I have been doing nothing for the last 5 years is not true. I have not been able to find a full time position in my chosen profession. So I have been doing other things to fill in the gaps. But even that has gotten harder and harder as the economy has worsened. And now we are moving.

Sometimes we do not get to just pick up and leave when things get tough. A lot of us are married and/or have families that we do not want to leave. It has to get really bad before most of us realize that it is time to start over.
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