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Old 09-18-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton
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I'm 53 years old, relocated last year to Boynton Beach from Philly to help with elderly parents. I worked for 20 years in Philly for Bell Atlantic, systems analyst, downsized in 1995. Then worked as a courier and dispatcher for different courier companies in the Philly area.

Not much courier work down here, or very bad pay. And with the gas prices, not the greatest job.

I've tried sites online but most of them steer you toward full time work. Where would you look for part time work, nights are fine, but a lot of places hire younger people, which I understand.

Anyway, thanks and advice is greatly appreciated.

mas
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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I'm 53 years old, relocated last year to Boynton Beach from Philly to help with elderly parents. I worked for 20 years in Philly for Bell Atlantic, systems analyst, downsized in 1995. Then worked as a courier and dispatcher for different courier companies in the Philly area.

Not much courier work down here, or very bad pay. And with the gas prices, not the greatest job.

I've tried sites online but most of them steer you toward full time work. Where would you look for part time work, nights are fine, but a lot of places hire younger people, which I understand.

Anyway, thanks and advice is greatly appreciated.

mas
Publix
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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Walmart greeter
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Exit 14C
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I'd do the same thing I do when looking for any other kind of work--diligently check the online job websites, the local papers, the local papers' websites, do a websearch for local job seeker or vocation-specific websites, pick up the local phonebook and start going through the yellow pages and contacting the types of businesses you're interested in working for, search for other local businesses online that might have been overlooked by the yellow pages for some reason, and continually talk to people in a nice, friendly way, letting them know just what your situation is, what you're looking for, what you can do (for them), etc. Networking is extremely important in life period.

You have to treat a job search as if it were a job, and it's not necessarily going to be an easy or short term job.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton
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Thanks, I have been checking online and will continue to do so. As well as the Post and other local newspapers. As far as Walmart greeter, I'm sure that's a joke...is anyone under 80? Maybe Walgreens, some of them around here are open 24 hours a day.

Thanks though for the quick replies..I do appreciate it.

mas
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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My mom's cousin lives in Boynton Beach and he works part time for an retirement home and he drives the residents around, shopping, errands, etc. There must be some jobs out there. What about a security guard?
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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The only problem with south florida there aren't many jobs for talented people !! I'm 60 and had no problem getting a sweet job with Lowes in Naples for the winter. Present yourself professionally !!
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Not all the Wal-mart greeters are that old from what I've seen around here and that could be an "in-the-meantime" job, while you get your bearings and find out what better jobs are there. Another one of that type I would suggest is Walgreen's, you can even apply online here. You can also look up CVS.
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