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Posted: 8/28/2001 6:35:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 6:58:50 AM EDT
Unemployed for over a year due to health problems. Took no unemployment or public assistance money, but ran out of savings last month. Fortunately I'm well enough to work now, so I'm doing a few freelance research projects to keep me afloat until I find a permanent position. Got a job interview on Wednesday and hot leads on a few more. Hopefully I'll get something in the next week or two.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:12:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2001 7:21:04 AM EDT by AR_Rifle]
Go here to look for jobs: [url]http://content.msmjs.careers.msn.com/[/url] I am playing Lordtrader and this is what I come up with: [url]http://job7.cbdr.com-END Of Script Attempt-
s/cgihndlr.exe/cgihndlr.exe/RT=TE/TEM=teDTL01.nst/LR=R/JB=23454/S1=662426/R=810000?S2=810006[/url] Don't know why the url did not come up. It's a TX Investment firm Paine Webber Job offer in Dallas/Ft Worth area.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:18:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kpel308: Still looking hard after 2 months. Entry-level IT, or advanced office administration. I DO NOT want to go back to Executive Protection or {GASP} security! Semper Fi! Ken Little <--Still not wanting to deal with the IL state gov't for unemployment
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Maybe you should consider not trying to break into IT. I have been doing it over 15 years and have never seen the glut of entry to mid level cantidates we have now. The market is weeding out the paper MCSE's and CCNA's. If your not already certified, don't bother. A lack of verifiable IT work experience will negate any certifications right now. Unless you get lucky you are now competing with rock solid skill sets for those "Entry-level IT Jobs" you speak of. The IT bandwagon was taking passengers up to about a year ago, she has sinced sailed. Your a little little late to ride that wave. I know of MBA's trying to get it jobs and being offered a meager $35k. That's an insult to an MBA, but IT is pretty tight right now due to the flood of people trying to get into it. Good luck
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:49:32 AM EDT
I'm underemployed. I wish I was unemployed. Looking for a way to make an income would be more interesting than the way I am making my income now. I enjoy a challenge and working under pressure. Unemployment provides those conditions and one can only move up, not down. Maybe I am really a salesman at heart.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 8:15:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 8:20:35 AM EDT
There's still IT jobs. Try [url]www.dice.com[/url] the best technical web site I've seen. Also learn how to program. Start with Visual Basic or VB script.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 8:40:11 AM EDT
I got laid-off at the beginning of this month...and I was a salesman in a large IT company. Was the lucky victim of over 1,000 lay-offs this year at my company. Am I going to file for unemployment? OF COURSE. As much as I disagree with it, I have been paying into it for years now thanks to Government-required confiscation of my paycheck. So, I might as well take some of it back. I do wish they would eliminate it though. Oh well, now I have a little more time to browse this bulletin board!!!
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 8:41:56 AM EDT
I have been unemployed for 5 weeks now. I am a Quality Control Site Manager ie... when I work that is, on boiler and pressure vessel repairs and alterations in the Pulp and Paper Industry and Power Plants. I deal with ASME and NBIC codes. I was contacted the other day to come and work a shutdown starting Sept. 24 I hope everyone else finds the job they are looking for. Good Luck fellow ar15.comers. Moose
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 9:03:50 AM EDT
I's qualify for that. My profession is in an industry that has been depressed domestically for years (mining). I've seen the third world and I'd rather not, thank you very much. Keep the faith, something will turn up.... SRM
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 9:07:43 AM EDT
Permanently, as the result of 2 traffic accidents. I haven't had a full time job for 2 years, no pat=time work either. Retirement sucks.....
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 9:45:15 AM EDT
I have been in the IT industry for almost 8 years and have never seen it this dry. I'm currently working as a LAN Administrator for a mortgage company and they have been rumored to be closing the doors for the past year due to financial problems. I thought it was all rumors until they told me my annual raise of 10% was denied due to the "companies financial issues". I have been looking for 8 months solid and the only thing available here are entry-level positions. I'm sure the Good Lord will lead me to something before I get in a bad situation. A side note to those that are unemployed... My buddies wife that is a head-hunter said there are new programs that the government will pay for so you can get training or certifications while collecting unemployment. May be worth looking into. Good Luck.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 9:45:58 AM EDT
well im a full time student so no time for a job ... yet
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 11:32:00 AM EDT
I worked at the same place for 11 years until it went out of business. I lost the GAW and I didn't even get any severance pay! I just applied for unemployment but I still haven't got anything from them!!!!! Damn FDCGH caused all of this!
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 1:05:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shaggy: Unemployed for over a year due to health problems. Took no unemployment or public assistance money, but ran out of savings last month. Fortunately I'm well enough to work now, so I'm doing a few freelance research projects to keep me afloat until I find a permanent position. Got a job interview on Wednesday and hot leads on a few more. Hopefully I'll get something in the next week or two.
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Hey Shaggy - I know a way you could generate a quick $4000 or so...... (can you say RDIAS???)
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 1:26:04 PM EDT
You are unemployed because you are lazy!!!! Drawing welfare is wrong!!!! Actually, I feel for you guys. I hope it turns around for you. I think is just a temporay thing. The economy should turn around in a couple of years. I think that's its funny that the gov gives tax breaks to companys that are getting rid of people Good Luck
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 1:52:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 2:02:40 PM EDT
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Still toast after five months. Does anyone in the Seattle (or Texas, or Arizona) area(s) need a UNIX/C++/database (mostly Oracle) developer with 11+ years of experience and a master's? Contract or employee, may consider other areas. Other skills include Perl, HTML, various assemblers, FrameMaker (API programming), and just about anything else you can think of. Efficient and thoroughly-debugged code available at no extra cost or time.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 2:09:13 PM EDT
Retired Very steady disability pay And retirement pay I do work 12 hrs a week teaching cpermd Looking for a Tool and Die guy
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 2:16:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: Hey Shaggy - I know a way you could generate a quick $4000 or so...... (can you say RDIAS???)
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I know...but it ain't happening. Actually, Dragracerart made me a tempting offer on one, but I just can't do it. Everytime I've sold off a machinegun, I've regretted it later.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 2:41:25 PM EDT
You guys trying to break into the IT, or any technical field are going to have a rough time for a while. The company I work for posted an entry level IT position and got 158 resumes the first day. 71-Hour_Achmed there may work available for here in about two weeks, but we are located in Emeryville CA.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 2:54:32 PM EDT
I was laid off three days before Christmas of last year. Needless to say, it wasn't the best Christmas ever.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 3:07:09 PM EDT
I work for free. Well, that's what it seems like.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 4:57:59 PM EDT
Is there a place I can work where I can get paid to make stupid pics?
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 6:43:13 PM EDT
lost my job of 12 years last november NAFTA/ jobs going to south america.....went to work in dec making parts for the computer& telecommunications industry then the bottom fell out.....went to work last thursday they had the ax out......3 hours in to the shift I was escorted to my truck (well to the sidewalk.. boss said i had took it so well he was afraid I would have a change of heart)loaded 30 round gi mag on the dash was his stop sighn..so i am beating the bricks right now..........
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:05:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:17:58 PM EDT
Since I am currently self-employed, every day I don't work I am unemployed. Except Sunday, which is my designated day off. I do start a regular 40 hour week starting 10 Sept. working for the N.P.S. Been self-employed for the last seven years and love every minute of it. BTW I work construction, remodeling mostly.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:21:26 PM EDT
Since I am currently self-employed, every day I don't work I am unemployed. Except Sunday, which is my designated day off. I do start a regular 40 hour week starting 10 Sept. working for the N.P.S. Been self-employed for the last seven years and love every minute of it. BTW I work construction, remodeling mostly.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:45:16 PM EDT
Still employed for now. Possible layoffs in the future...nobody's immune...
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