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Invisibleadrug

Registered: 02/04/03
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At a loss...
    #3836703 - 02/26/05 01:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I lost my job right about two months ago due to circumstances beyond my control. Since then, I've been searching the help wanteds pretty much every day, checking local newspapers, national job sites like careerbuilder, monster, hot jobs, etc...I have even applied at a few temp agencies, and apparently I have no skills as they don't have any jobs for me either. The crazy thing is, I am not limiting myself to searching for jobs in graphic design, and have even extended my search to include basically the entire western united states. I've sent out my resume to countless places and haven't been able to even score an interview. I am certain that my resume is up to par, as I spent several days having someone helping me fine tune it and check it and double-check it. All I seem to get out of my online searching is impersonal solicitations from unfamiliar insurance companies who are "looking for motivated self-starters who love to sell!".

I guess I'm just feeling really freakin hopeless about this whole job situation and don't know where to go from here. Right now I have very few options, I work a part time job at a restaurant in the mean time to keep myself from going COMPLETELY broke, but its just not cutting it. I have to put in my 2 month notice to vacate on my apartment this month because I won't be able to pay my rent. After that, I have two months to struggle and try to find something here, but if that 2 months goes by and I'm still in the same position, I will be forced to move back to my hometown and live with my parents. A very frightening thought for someone who has been out on their own for the last 7 years.

I'm starting to feel like I wasted my time getting this education, but my brain will not let me be content in a mindless job. I need to be DOING something, MAKING something, CREATING things or I just feel stagnant and bored. I don't even know what I'm really bitching about here I guess, just the fact that things are not going my way. I'm in the exact same position I was a year ago, and that really pisses me off. I don't see how I am supposed to get my shit together financially when I can't find a job that will pay me more than $8/hr...

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InvisiblePawPaw
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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3836733 - 02/26/05 02:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Theres gotta be some placement agencies there that can help, in getting an interview ...try that
Thats how i have gotten a lot of past work
They might take like 50% of your first paycheck which sucks but shit you might just get a nice job


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Invisiblegdman
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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3836738 - 02/26/05 02:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I feel your pain, I really do. Don't give up, keep looking. you'll find what your looking for eventually.


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Re: At a loss... [Re: gdman]
    #3836901 - 02/26/05 02:30 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

ive been looking for a job in the atlanta area the last month and a half and i cant find shit, if only i was content working fast food.  there are plenty of places hiring but none of them will call me back, bastards :flipthebird:


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InvisibleCherryBomM
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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3836919 - 02/26/05 02:33 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Job hunting sucks.  It wears down on your self-esteem so much.  That is clearly evident in your post...  :hug:

Don't give up.  At least you are working part-time.  That shows that you really are doing what you can.  A lot of people bitch that they can't find work and aren't even willing to work a meanial job for 7/hr.

Maybe you can find a roommate so you don't have to move back in with you parents?  *shudder*


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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3836982 - 02/26/05 02:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Have you been researching magazines and television? My idea of sorts would be to find adds for companies you like then call them up. Snowboarding magazines have more then 100 different companies advertising in them.
Saliset cpmpanies that make catalogs, If you get a good buisness that wants to move ahead you can mkae their catalogs every 4 months at a few grand a clip.


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Re: At a loss... [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3837109 - 02/26/05 03:15 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

You think the companies will call you??

You gotta keep at them and proove to them that you have something to offer that will better their bussiness.
Major companies don't want timid employees who wait around for them.

Your work standards should be reflected in the way
you go about handling your job search.


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Re: At a loss... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3837120 - 02/26/05 03:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

You don't have to be employed to create.


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Invisibleadrug

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Re: At a loss... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3837193 - 02/26/05 03:37 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I don't see where I said anything about waiting around for people to contact me... How about you take your snotty little attitude elsewhere, meatspace?


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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3837200 - 02/26/05 03:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

adrug said:
I don't see where I said anything about waiting around for people to contact me... How about you take your snotty little attitude elsewhere, meatspace?



I sense a friendship forming! :heart:


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Invisibleadrug

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Re: At a loss... [Re: mantis]
    #3837207 - 02/26/05 03:39 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Like I would be friends with a girl who calls herself "meatspace" of all things...


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InvisibleCherryBomM
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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3837344 - 02/26/05 04:12 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Adrug is fiesty.

:heart:


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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3837356 - 02/26/05 04:14 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

:lol: :heart:


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InvisibleBurke Dennings

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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3837376 - 02/26/05 04:16 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

adrug said:
Like I would be friends with a girl who calls herself "meatspace" of all things...




When selecting who you'll be friendly with, things that come into your consideration are someones screen name?  :rolleyes:


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Invisibleadrug

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Re: At a loss... [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3837401 - 02/26/05 04:20 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Absolutely. If some girl came in here with the name FatSlut696969, would you want to be her friend? Wait, you probably would, nevermind.


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Re: At a loss... [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3837406 - 02/26/05 04:21 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

names can mean a lot... :smile:


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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3837422 - 02/26/05 04:24 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

adrug said:
Absolutely. If some girl came in here with the name FatSlut696969, would you want to be her friend? Wait, you probably would, nevermind.




fat sluts need lurrrve too


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InvisibleBurke Dennings

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Re: At a loss... [Re: adrug]
    #3837426 - 02/26/05 04:25 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

adrug said:
Absolutely. If some girl came in here with the name FatSlut696969, would you want to be her friend? Wait, you probably would, nevermind.




Whatever. You don't know the first thing about me, so why would you say I would? Quit acting so juvenile, get off the computer, and go find a fucking job, dork. Don't you have kids to take care of? Shouldn't finding a job be more of a priority than arguing with some random internet guy you've never met? I can see why companies are reluctant to hire a smarmy, argumentative cunt.


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InvisibleCherryBomM
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Re: At a loss... [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #3837429 - 02/26/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

No they don't. They love food.


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Invisibleadrug

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Re: At a loss... [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3837431 - 02/26/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Aren't you the one trolling me in MY thread?

edit: you AND your girlfriend


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