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Old 11-08-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Slower than honey at -20?

Have submitted to 6 different companies to date using all the required lines of communication. It is a slow process and one wonders if they wait for the inbox to reach a specified height before looking into strong applicants or not. Ha ha. I'm in my league with all my submissions but so far no news to pass along despite follow ups on my part.

Thanks for listening.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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Have you tried calling and talking to potential employers over the phone (or stop by in person) vs. email? I'd try that first if you have not done so.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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That will be phase #2. I'm hitting all the "we are looking to fill etc" type of requests first then I think I'll start selling myself over the phone.
I'd be happy for a chance to interview as I have never not landed a job I interviewed for....yet.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Good luck! Keep us posted.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Will do.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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No news and the future looks grim.
I'm going to start making cold calls next monday....holy you know what.

Spoke to a gal in HR at one company. They had over 170 applications come in over a 3 day period.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Welcome to reality in Vermont. If you get desperate enough you'll also want to consider other jobs that may seem "beneath" you. I know of people with doctorate degrees working as corrections officers and people with bachelor degrees working as janitors. That's the economic reality in VT. If you find something to scrape by on feel blessed. With so many employers cutting back, be happy with whatever you get. Sorry if this sounds bad but it's the truth. Good jobs were hard to come by when the economy nationally was good. It should come as no surprise that stealing, poaching game, etc., is all on the rise. People are getting quite desperate. Anything that pays the bills will be more than what many have right now.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I', going to scale back my search but continue to remain on the prowl.
Better the Devil I know than the one I have yet to meet?
I have seen the pay rates for some of the jobs listed and wonder to myself who takes the work and how do they make a go of it?
I job that used to pay me $48,000.00/year pays $12/hour here?
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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You are just repeating what so many already know from experience. To some it comes as a shock as they either feel they are worth more for their education and experience or just can't come to fathom that the wage disparity really can be so significant. Yes, there are exceptions, but they are the minority versus the majority. We now are getting to the next phase of the economic maelstrom where for many of us who felt our positions were secure just a few months ago , now are getting vibes that this in fact is not so. Be thankful for any steady work you have now even if you feel you are underpaid, undervalued, and not appreciated. Best of luck to all and hope we can all get through the upcoming holiday season without having our livelihoods impacted.
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