Anyone unemployed at the moment?

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    Jan 19, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    I am and it feels horrible. I feel so trapped not having money for anything, and it's so tough finding work icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    michaelback saidI am and it feels horrible. I feel so trapped not having money for anything, and it's so tough finding work icon_confused.gif


    I am not unemployed now, but was once before. I feel for ya. Almost everyone goes through this at least once in their life. What makes it really bad right now is that 10-15% are also unemplyed right now, so there is so much competition for jobs right now. There are people who are highlly skiled and experience and can't get a job. it seems like the people that are getting hired are people who know someone who works there. Otherwise your application just goes into file 13 with 100 oher applicants. My best advice is to apply at places where someone who works there personally knows you--those places will be your best opportiunities.
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    Jan 19, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    Starlite said

    Another thing you can do, is offer to work part-time, that could be a benefit to them cause it would save the employer a lot of money...but that could be one way to get in the door....


    I totally agree....I have several part-time employees and it works great. My only problem with finding full-time employees has been that I require everyone (including myself) to work a shift of 2 nights and 3 days per week.
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    Jan 19, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    Right now my company will only hire people who are recommened by an employee because almost every employee knows someone who doesn't have a job, so they don't need to post anything that they are hiring because they just look for recommendations from their current staff. That's why I say someone at the place where you submit a resume needs to know you and recommend you to those doing the hiring.
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    Starlite said
    malefeet said
    Starlite said

    Another thing you can do, is offer to work part-time, that could be a benefit to them cause it would save the employer a lot of money...but that could be one way to get in the door....


    I totally agree....I have several part-time employees and it works great. My only problem with finding full-time employees has been that I require everyone (including myself) to work a shift of 2 nights and 3 days per week.
    Wow...people are really getting soft when they can't work 2 overnight shifts per week...

    Thanks for sharing that...



    No problem my friend.....people's work ethics have seriously changed in the past few years. When I was growing up, to have a steady job with benefits was a privilege and something to be proud of.....these days....no one wants to really work anymore. icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    michaelback saidI am and it feels horrible. I feel so trapped not having money for anything, and it's so tough finding work icon_confused.gif


    Become a teacher. It is such a secure job
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    Jan 19, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    michaelback saidI am and it feels horrible. I feel so trapped not having money for anything, and it's so tough finding work icon_confused.gif


    Lol, Join the line Buddy, I'm a Broke Ass Nig*** icon_lol.gif Hahahah
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    Jan 24, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    I was laid off in May "08". It was the worst feeling I have ever experianced. I was scared and depressed. I had to keep busy when I wasnt sending out my resumes. A good outlet...The gym and running. I was without work for 3 months. Keep sending your resumes out. Something will come up.