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Old 04-11-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I am up against the clock. I was let go from my job in August and I have been unsuccessful at finding anything. I have interviewed alot but I don't think I am doing to well. I think my morale is being sucked dry due to the job search process and it's "showing up" in my interviews. I just get sick and tired of begging people for a damn job. I am more than qualified for any job I apply for it's just a painful process. I am totally out of money and this time next week could be moving out of my place. I did not even pay this months rent. I gotta find something fast for 2 reasons. 1) I need to work and 2) I am just tired of this rollar coaster ride. I was going to start my business 3 years ago and never made the move. I am not saying things would be rosey, but atleast I would be doing something that I loved doing and possibly controlling my income since it was only going to be a 1 person homebased business.


I was thinking about getting a couple of part-time jobs and say to hell with trying to get the salary and benefits package that I need. And focus 100% on getting my business going!! I am sick of this stuff I have a Finance degree and lots of skills and my service business is related to Finance and sales. I am up against the wall and I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I did have one job offer but they decided not to move foward(bastards). This is the second time I have been laid off(fired) since 2001. I hate corporate America!!!

Can anyone offer any advice/ I can't even sleep at night anymore. I gotta make something happen fast!!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I’d go for the part time jobs as a temporary fix to help pay the bills, keep resumes going out for that special full time job you’re qualified for. And in the meantime look at what it takes to become self employed and move slowly into that area if nothing permanent.

I wish you well, there are many others in the same situation ~ so don’t give up hope.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I personally would take any job I could get my hands on if I had no money,but I would continue to send out resumes and more than likely when you least expect it a job offer that you prefer will come through. And like AksarbeN said I would slowly move onto your own business.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:16 AM
 
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The above two posters covered it all! Be sure to go to temp agencies too - they can have you working the next day. This rough patch will be past, soon enough
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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Take a deep breath. Great advice from Aksarben.

NEVER EVER give up on your dream! You'll get there.

Good luck.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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With the way the job market is these days, regardless of what sjills you have, just grab whatever gets tossed your direction. Heck, I wanted full time, at the wage I was making before (or at least close to it) but after 2 months of unemployment, finally was offered a 30 hr week job at half the salary, but its a paycheck, better than a zero. A 2nd part time job might not be too bad if it was temporary, or until full rime comes available somewhere).
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Good advice by all. I can't add anything more.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: If liars pants really did catch on fire, watching the news would be a lot more fun.
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Just a thought. A lot of companies now do all new hires as part time or temp. This way they can see who will work and who wont. If you do a good job they move you to permanent. If you dont they can get rid of you with out all the legal stuff. Saves them from having to jump thru hoops to fire some goldbrick. My Huz's old company has always done this.

Maybe you could find a temp job in your field. Show them what an asset they would get if they hired you permanently. Even if they dont hire you permanently you wil be building on your network of job contacts. JMO. But the more people who know you and what kind of job you do the better. It has been my experience that all things being equal , people always chose the person they know over an unknown. Good luck. Try not to get discouaged.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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apply everywhere u can and u might get a job. im working 3 jobs cuz i applied every where i work at hollywood theaters and mcdonalds and jack in the box
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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I wish you and everyone else in your position the very best, good luck in whatever choices you make!
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