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Old 12-09-2007, 03:21 PM   #51
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A couple of years ago a woman came to us looking for a job. She really had no qualifications but she needed a job and we gave her a chance.

Several months later she was grabbed up by another department.

Then they paid to send her to school.

Now she has a great position. And I could not be happier.

Just keep going, there is a job. If not today, tomorrow. Do not get down on yourself - I know it is easy to do. Was in a position where I desperately needed a job and found one by not giving up - although I had every reason to do so.

Please don't stop looking. You are worth while. Tomorrow may be the day.

It is tough, but I have been there. Walk down the street and drop into shops. Maybe they were thinking about hiring someone. Or know someone who is looking. Talk to everyone you can.

It can be really tough, but you can do it. I did. In a sea of 'no thank you' I found a real job. Am there today, twelve years later.

YOU CAN DO IT.

Although at times it may seem you can't. Don't give up, please.

Just the ramblings of Auntdot.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:28 PM   #52
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check out this site you might get a few ideas there
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:44 PM   #53
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Whats your towns population do you have veterinarians there sometimes they need help.Does your town have house cleaning services?If not you can put an ad in the paper if it works out it could turn into a full blown business with employees etc.The private house keepers I know can make quite a bit of money.You could put an ad in your local paper along the lines like.To busy to get your house in order for the Holidays?Call here for expert results make it catchy also make sure to charge plenty the average wage is around 10-12 bucks an hour or you can go to the house and give them an estimate which would be even more.Again its the elderly and people that would rather pay some one else to do it this could set you up temporarily for some work some peoply may need someone more than once a week.If there are such services ignore them and place ad any way people might not like the work they do.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:56 PM   #54
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jp-I live in a small town outside a very small city that is not booming at all, and thats what is most depressing is that I have tried the temp. retail and I think pretty much every employable place around here and even they don't want to hire me.
UB- you are great! your kind words mean a lot!!!! I am glad I got the skillet,now I need more things to do in it.
Csalt-this is not the only comment,he thinks he can say what he wants to anyone, the it's a joke is the excuse he uses to make it someone elses fault and that's a whole different story of my life.
Thanks for the support,it's what I need!!! In my heart I know I can do anything I set my mind to, but sometimes it's hard to believe in yourself when noone else does.
Hang in there, mikki. Being out of work, particularly this time of the year, can bring your spirits a little down. Try not to let it phase you. It's not you personally that is being rejected, it's what the prospective future employer is specifically looking for. While a job does not define who you are, it does bring your self-esteem down a notch when you have to go out there & "sell" yourself. If you need the income, then your full-time job now is, to find a job.

If your unemployment has run out & no extensions, there may be counselors at the Dept of Human Resources that will help you, and possibly jobs posted there as well. You may be able to train for a new career/job thru same. But, you have to be diligent & follow thru. And, sometimes, when you feel low, you literally have to put your thumb under your chin & lift your head up - because you are worthwhile & have something to offer.

This may be a bad time of year for a job search. People may be hanging on till the beginning of the new year, taking vacations, & hard to reach folks because of parties, as well. Still, keep on plugging away. The job market is very competitive - make sure your skills are honed, or take an Adult Community College course or refresher.

Call some of your old friends you haven't spoken with in a while & get together for lunch or whatever. Network - call any contacts you had from the old job, & let them know you are looking and available. Re the hubbie's remarks, well, you know him better than anyone. Hold your head up, be positive, & keep on going. Hope that helps/gives you some support. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #55
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Amy, It does help. Just hearing someone else say it's not me ( which in my heart I know) helps, Thanks. I'm definately not giving up. Yesterday was just an extremely bad day.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:28 PM   #56
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Mikki, Sorry to hear about your problems with bh, $ and the blues. I see you are also doing college, have you checked into online or independent studies? Empire State College is great for that. Check with your local high school counselers for info. If I can find the catalog in DS's room I could PM you the address. Will try. :) Keep the faith, and while you're at the school, put in your resume. You never know when they need a substitute!! A fellow New Yorker, suffering the weather too. Dawn T
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:39 PM   #57
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Dawn,at this moment I'm not taking courses,I just recently heard about Empire State college. I'm going to go to our job service office and check it out. I have 14 college credit hours and would love to go back to school if it is possible. They had a whole bunch of stipulations on paying the total tuition. We'll see what they say tomarrow. If you find it please PM me. Thanks a bunch. The only good thing about the bad weather(freezing rain) is husband goes to work, finally some peace and quiet.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:50 PM   #58
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Mikki, Check your mail!! :>) Dawn
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:09 PM   #59
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I just wanted to tell everyone who took the time to post and offer me support THANK YOU!!!!!! I feel a little better and I will hit the bricks hard tomarrow, I will be able to do this thanks to all the encouragement I have received from everyone on this site. I never thought a site full of stranger would make me feel the way you guys have made me feel.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:17 PM   #60
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Mikki, don't forget - we're family by default- default of the cookin!!
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