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Posted: 5/27/2003 5:59:38 AM EDT
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1) Been unemployed since November 30, 2001 2) IT Project Manager
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1. Unemployed since 9/01, though I've picked up a couple of one- to two-week contracts gigs here and there. 2. Geek. Customer service/deskside support/LAN admin/configuration manager/release engineer.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:41:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 6:42:37 AM EDT by TigerStripe]
1.Unemployed since 9/18/00. 2.Spanish Teacher TS
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Unemployed since 13 Nov 2001 Software Engineer
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1 April 03 IT Security Analyst/Engineer
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:49:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 7:50:36 AM EDT by Offspring]
April '03. BUT I do start a new job on June 16th. It's a lame job, but a job none the less. I will be providing tech support for high speed Internet users through a local cable company. edit: Oh yeah, IT here too.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:52:17 AM EDT
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I applied at Starbucks on saturday. any other ideas where an 18yr old could work? besides a restaurant or grocery store? Used to work for Randalls/Tom Thumb/Safeway but I quit in December 2002 so I could finish school.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:55:22 AM EDT
Unemployed since December 2002, But just graduated from college on May 9, 2003... Still looking for a job...
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:01:20 AM EDT
1:I have been underemployed since 1/1/03. 2: I am a soon to be college graduate (CPA candidate) who needs to work in order to get my CPA license. I have had a lot of interviews, but no offers to date. Hoping, and wishing, and praying, and working...
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:26:24 AM EDT
1) One whole year come June 7th. 2) Programmer/Analyst for a marketing company. I was the ONLY programmer that knew anything about the internal application I supported. There is no such thing as job security.
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Sep 3, 2001 dot-com "Customer Care" Came on at the peak of the bubble and watched the company squander $20 million in VC while we went from 100 to 35 employees, ignored our core product and customers while spending a fortune on Marketing non-existent shit, but shut down QA and pink-slipped engineers and developers. A prototype "Dilbert" shop. Got fed up with the non-stop insanity and lemming-like drive of those in charge to push the company over the cliff. Came in at 0600 Monday, realized that I'd rather be dead than lose anymore of my self-respect working for cretins like I was and walked out by 0700. They pink-slipped the entire Customer Care department a few weeks later and turned tech support over to a few people in Marketing (WTF?!?). Entire company imploded and the assets (and 7 remaining employees) were sold off to another company in 2002. Business had $35k left in the bank at the end and the CEO gave himself a $35k bonus for “closing the company”. Funny how that worked out, isn't it?
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:28:20 AM EDT
First time from June 30, 2002 til Nov. 01, 2002. Worked full-time from Nov. 01 til May 23, 2003. Today is the first day of my waiting week for unemployment. Worked in the garage insulating and hanging drywall til an hour ago. My wife and I decided that the work needed done whether we stay here or end up putting the house on the market. The good thing is that I had an email from my next possible employer in Albuquerque while I was in the shower. I will be calling them in about 45 minutes, so please wish me luck. I am a microbiologist. I want to wish each of you the best of luck in your searches.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:38:29 AM EDT
Ive been unemployed since FEB of this year. I worked customer service at a store.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:02:27 AM EDT
1)Because of the goddamned FDCGHs, I have been unemployed since July 2001 from a place I worked at for 11 years. Didn't get any severance pay. 2)It is irrelevant what I did.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:09:13 AM EDT
Layed off 04/07/03. Computer Hardware, Tech Support Engineer. ~ s0ulzer0
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Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:19:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf: ignored our core product and customers while spending a fortune on Marketing non-existent shit
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Did they ride scooters around the empty warehouse like good little FDCGHs?
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:31:34 AM EDT
12/15/01 point to point-point to multipoint RF installer
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:33:31 AM EDT
Have not worked since October of last year Was doing remodeling/construction in Milwaukee , Wi. ...Moved to Seattle Wa. in November .....Have been completely unable to find a job , but not for lack of trying.... Might have to go back to Milwaukee if I can't figure something out soon... t
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:38:18 AM EDT
Unemployeed since Jan 10, 2000, work injury, ran auto stores. Waiting for the next Morphine train. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:56:44 AM EDT
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I havent had a real job since spring 2002. i was mixing chemical for a crop dusting operation. and flying a little. i quit because i was going to fly less in the 2002 season. ive done a lot of temporarry jobs since then 1. landscaping/ lawn care in the spring rush 2. temp agency work incluiding building office furniture and janitorial work. 3. drove a truck during potato harvest 4. more truck driving for my friends dirt work business 5. went to TX to fly skydivers. flew 100 hrs in 6 months. nearly starved. now im back home looking for full time flying work. Ben, The Emu
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 12:06:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio:
Originally Posted By Airwolf: ignored our core product and customers while spending a fortune on Marketing non-existent shit
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Did they ride scooters around the empty warehouse like good little FDCGHs?
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Funny you mention that... we did have a couple of Razor scooters in the office that the execs and engineers took great joy in terrorizing the hallways with.
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Oct of last year. IT LAN/WAN Administrator Hopefully the interview today turns into a job offer[:D]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:13:54 PM EDT
1. laid off jan 5th 03'. 2. warehouseman @ fleming foods. 3. we had cushman mini cars not scooters.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:18:33 PM EDT
Laid off 4/03/2003 Finance/Accounting manager Been happy & healthy ever since the lay off. I've caught up on 8 years of sleep.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:22:36 PM EDT
June 17th is the day. I probably won't have a job but there is a snowball's chance in hell that I will on the 18th. So much for state employment being the most secure. Stupid fucking union bullshit. Someone with more senority somehow has the "right" to my job. What really gets me is that the jobber getting my job probably won't have a clue. BTW I'm in desktop support @ MNDOT.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:23:49 PM EDT
19 May 03, Got my DD 214 from Uncle Sam, looking for a job in the intel business here in Hampton Roads area. Have my fingers crossed. I hope you all find employment soon too!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:29:32 PM EDT
1. Unemployed since Mar '03. 2. Statistician who guessed the future. Yes, I did see it coming. I just heard today that the guy who replaced me (at higher pay and grade) quit and walked out. Awww....
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:30:48 PM EDT
Me too!
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Was unemployed Sept 1'02 to May 20'03 (ie last week). Just started a 6 month contract at T-mobile. SW/HW product engineering manager type.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:28:13 PM EDT
Not since July 99, work related auto accident. I was a Master HVAC service tech, now just a fulltime PIA. Ops
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:55:23 PM EDT
1) Got canned April 7, 2003 2) Pilot for a regional airline, no idea when we'll get called back. I've applied for a lot of lowball, barely aviation related positions and haven't heard jack. I'm having fun, but this can't last forever. Stupid ragheads.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:44:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pontius: 1) Got canned April 7, 2003 2) Pilot for a regional airline, no idea when we'll get called back. I've applied for a lot of lowball, barely aviation related positions and haven't heard jack. I'm having fun, but this can't last forever. Stupid ragheads.
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HEY, Stick to the regionals, you will get called back eventually. We low timers need jobs too. The last thing i need is a guy like you stealing my (entry level) job. Ben, The(800hrs,TotalTime)Emu PS. You are right about the stupid ragheads, but 20 years of bad management and a ression that started before 9-11-01 didn't help.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:00:54 PM EDT
March 03 Was a graphic designer, thats what I have my degree in but its one of the bigger fields that are lacking in jobs right now. I'm done with that anyways. I had to drop out from school because they laid me off without warning and I couldnt continue to fund my education.... I was going to get an AA at the local community college for Network Admin, but almost everyone here is in that field..... I'm also thinking about getting my BS in business if I can get money. I'm only 22 so a few months of not working isn't hurting me, I'm living back home and my parents are pretty supportive. I am applying for a Law enforcement position late this summer and if that fails I'll be joining a branch of the military as a reservist, for a. experience in law enforcement b. cash for school c. to be busy It's a terrible time to be 22
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Man, all you IT guys should get together and make sumthen- like a piece of software that does _____(insert idea here) oh and Meltdown, did you used to work at Initech or Intertroad?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:11:22 AM EDT
IT != programming
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:44:34 AM EDT
tried to take a semester off from the JC to get some work experince and then the economy tanked so im going back next semester.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:01:37 AM EDT
Off work since...11/02 working under a T/S security clearance in military Intel..I guess the found out all they needed to know...lots of work before Operation Iraqi Freedom...but it became really slow and they started pushing the doors open at the end...it was worth it though
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:51:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thesacrifice: IT != programming
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LOL. Nice one. I tell people that I'm fluent in Geekenese but it isn't my native language.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:56:37 AM EDT
since 4/03 telecommunications (Radio) Aviation Electronics
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:30:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By inferno715: 1. laid off jan 5th 03'. 2. warehouseman @ fleming foods. 3. we had cushman mini cars not scooters.
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5/16/03 IT Systems support. I worked where those cushmans were built.
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