Nobody will hire me!

  • trl_

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    Jun 29, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    I walk into stores or restaurants and see people doing jobs terribly.
    I desperately need a job before I study abroad in September, but nobody will hire me for temporary/summer work.

    Where should I look besides the regular retail & food service corporate arena to find jobs in a small town?

    Any advice on tracking down anything?
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    Jun 29, 2010 6:30 AM GMT
    I am surprised that in Denver you're having a hard time finding a job. In my little rural town there are plenty of jobs available, so I'd expect more in a city. Are you setting your sights too high? Putting off employers in some way?

    If you want people to help you on this board, you'll need to be more specific. I don't know you and I have no idea why you're having a problem.
  • trl_

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    Jun 29, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    Oops! I'm actually not in Denver for the summer. I'm in Greeley colorado. Which is a small @ss farmer town so that's why it's difficult.
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    Jun 29, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    ughh tell me about it. I hate people also who bitch and whine about their jobs when there are people out there struggling to find one.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 29, 2010 11:55 AM GMT
    You might have to suck it up and wait tables for the summer.
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    Jun 29, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    you might need to get your hands dirty if the majority of employers in your area are farmers...
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Jun 29, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    fizzle saidI walk into stores or restaurants and see people doing jobs terribly.
    I desperately need a job before I study abroad in September, but nobody will hire me for temporary/summer work.

    Where should I look besides the regular retail & food service corporate arena to find jobs in a small town?

    Any advice on tracking down anything?




    Dude go be a go go boy
  • DukeAtreides

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    Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM GMT
    The problem may also be that you're extremely temporary. Managers don't want to put in the effort to train an employee that is going to be leaving in a bit over 2 months. They might as well just wait a bit and hire somebody who intends to stay.

    Perhaps you should try applying to temporary positions - like lawn care, where they only need help for a few months?
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    Jun 29, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    If you are sick of walking in to places, go through the job classifieds in the Greeley Tribune, ring all the employers asking for full-time people and see if they can offer you something temporary.

    Make sure you are open to doing absolutely anything (legal that is, you are not expected to be a hooker icon_smile.gif ) and see if they can find you anything for a month, two months or more.

    It only takes one place to say yes, but you might need to ring dozens of places first. Temp jobs are rarely placed online or through agencies unless it is a regular thing for the employer.
  • dreamer121

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    Jun 29, 2010 12:19 PM GMT
    DukeAtreides saidThe problem may also be that you're extremely temporary. Managers don't want to put in the effort to train an employee that is going to be leaving in a bit over 2 months. They might as well just wait a bit and hire somebody who intends to stay.

    Perhaps you should try applying to temporary positions - like lawn care, where they only need help for a few months?



    Agreed. In retail, we hire for summer way back in Early may ideally. We're already hiring for fall.

    I'd try lawn care, or some other manual labor, construction... it might suck, but the pay is better anyway icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 29, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    Try being a hospital orderly.
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    Jun 29, 2010 12:51 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    fizzle saidI walk into stores or restaurants and see people doing jobs terribly.
    I desperately need a job before I study abroad in September, but nobody will hire me for temporary/summer work.

    Where should I look besides the regular retail & food service corporate arena to find jobs in a small town?

    Any advice on tracking down anything?




    Dude go be a go go boy



    In a normal economy that would be good advice, but the clubs suck lately (if he can even find one within a reasonable distance of his town).

    think outside the box:
    - dog/pet sitting, walking?
    - hired hand for chores on farms?
    - grocery stores?
    - tutoring middle/high school students in the subject you are studying in college?
    - dishwasher, rather than server?

    you need to find work that requires NO investment in you as a worker. no one will want to put in the effort/expense of prepping you to work, so you either have to decline mentioning your upcoming travel (which would be shady and selfish), or you have to look for work that requires nothing from the employer.
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    Jun 29, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    Where's the closest employment agency? Go there and see what they have for you.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jun 29, 2010 1:01 PM GMT
    winstonguy saidWhats wrong with food service and retail? You are not really desperate if are still being picky! If its only temporary and what difference does it make. I worked as a waiter when I was in college and there is good money in it.So dont tell them its temporary and quite after a couple of months. Food service and retail is used to this anyway.


    Well by his original post it sounds like the OP is more than willing to bust tables. Right now any job is hard to find, in most areas of the U.S.
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    Jun 29, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    I would try a local personnel or staffing agency: a few jobs they send you on might be short term-temp, but they will probably be able to find you one for the summer.
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    Jun 29, 2010 1:57 PM GMT

    Less a job lead than a reminder of good practice: tell everyone you know as well as anyone else who will listen that you're looking for work. More jobs are filled by word of mouth than by ads and walk in job applications.
  • mynyun

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    Jun 29, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    EccentricStud saidI would try a local personnel or staffing agency: a few jobs they send you on might be short term-temp, but they will probably be able to find you one for the summer.


    THAT is a GOOD idea. A staffing service. Or you can try a hospital. Kitchen help is sometimes needed. Washing dishes or cooking or serving in the cafeteria. Or even force feeding the elderly in the nursing home.
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    Jun 29, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    I'd have to go with the agency as well... You're not the most desirable of candidates- You're unexperienced and you're only looking for temporary work. I've been told that some places have to spend a lot of money to train and to hire their new employees- so they tend to choose individuals that want to work there for more than six months.
    Try odd (non-sexual) jobs on craigslist.


    .....fast food places tend to hire anyone.icon_neutral.gif
  • trl_

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    Jun 29, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    A1EX said
    .....fast food places tend to hire anyone.icon_neutral.gif


    Even fast food won't call be back for interviews.

    I'll check temp agencies. That's a good idea guys, thanks.
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    Jun 29, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    head down to Denver on the weekends and pick up a 'date' at cheesman or wherever the kids are tricking these days. lol. but seriously, greeley aint easy to find work, especially the middle of summer, for college towns thats the starving time.
  • stevendust

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    Jun 29, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    Definitely stop telling people about your temporary status. It would suck to lie to an employer but it is what you need to do if you want a position somewhere. Keep up the persistence and talk to friends. I have two part time positions and I'm interviewing for a full-time position at the moment and they're all because of friends or persistence.
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    Jul 01, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    Have you tried looking at a nude maid service in your town?
  • trl_

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    Jul 01, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    heartrobb saidHave you tried looking at a nude maid service in your town?


    pffffffffffffft!

    That would never happen in this boondock hillbilly farmer paradise lol
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    Jul 01, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    fizzle saidI walk into stores or restaurants and see people doing jobs terribly.
    I desperately need a job before I study abroad in September, but nobody will hire me for temporary/summer work.

    Where should I look besides the regular retail & food service corporate arena to find jobs in a small town?

    Any advice on tracking down anything?



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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 01, 2010 9:07 PM GMT
    I know at this juncture its probably saturated with students and kids that need summer help. You know, I'd assume Greeley has a community college .... I'd go in and talk to them about local employers that may be in need of additional temporary workers.. also don't limit yourself. Waiting tables, even doing some farm work might have to be considered. What about painting, landscaping (mowing lawns)... even working at Sonic.

    I bet you'd look cute in skates..... jk. anyway, give it some thought.