No one is hiring me

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Smurf said:
There are a lot of people like that, but not all of them are.
Of course but how many are there that really can't find work? A small percentage of the pop. at most...
 
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Townsend said:
Yeah, I need to get out more...
I think I've been to more countries than you've listed there. :rolleyes:

Now, I don't mean to say that you're not worldly, because obviously you are. Navy right? (He He I remember that thread where everyone was calling you a liar about that).
 
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Smurf said:
I think I've been to more countries than you've listed there. :rolleyes:

Now, I don't mean to say that you're not worldly, because obviously you are. Navy right? (He He I remember that thread where everyone was calling you a liar about that).
So how is it that a person is worldly and sheltered too?
 
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Townsend said:
What I say stands....getting a job is a very simple thing for most anyone who is employable....
I CAN'T GET A JOB! I'M EMPLOYABLE!
 
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Townsend said:
So how is it that a person is worldly and sheltered too?
You can be sheltered from more than one thing.
 
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You'll find a job, getting a part time job in a college town can be tough. Like Bob said, you've just got to be in the right place at the right time.

Bob's post was excellent advice, btw.
 
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Smurf said:
I CAN'T GET A JOB! I'M EMPLOYABLE!
Two supermarkets turn you down and you think that means you cannot get a job?



And I suppose I could be sheltered from the poverty of the world but I just don't see how I managed to miss it all these years. I have seen homeless people but I cannot say they are unemployed because I don't know the whole story.
 
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Townsend said:
Two supermarkets turn you down and you think that means you cannot get a job?
Two? No, just one was a supermarket. And I've been looking for a job since I moved here.... three weeks ago. (I'm starting to run out of moooonnneeeyyy)

And I suppose I could be sheltered from the poverty of the world but I just don't see how I managed to miss it all these years.
That's okay, I'm sure they're saying the exact same thing about wealth.
 
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Evo said:
You'll find a job, getting a part time job in a college town can be tough. Like Bob said, you've just got to be in the right place at the right time.
*sigh* it shouldn't be this hard to get a job.

Bob's post was excellent advice, btw.
Yeah, I know. How does one 'scope out' a business though? Keep in mind I'm not from town, I don't really know anyone.
 
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Smurf said:
Yeah, I know. How does one 'scope out' a business though? Keep in mind I'm not from town, I don't really know anyone.
Walk around and talk to employees.....find out about the company...what their motto is and stuff like that. Then try to picture the perfect happy little Joe's Supermarket employee and then make yourself that person.
 
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Smurf said:
How does one 'scope out' a business though? Keep in mind I'm not from town, I don't really know anyone.
Look them up on the internet.
 
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At this point, work is work, no matter where you find it. You may not like it, but do it until you find something better. Now Bobs advice was good, but I half to tell you, I just hired over 20 people for my son and I DID look very closely at their hobbies and civic involvement.
Nearly every one I hired is involved in things that showed me they went the extra mile.
I passed up people with 4 yr degrees for a layed off line worker from a factory. He was articulate, willing to learn and a team leader for Habitat for Humanity on Sundays.
The three collage kids we got for cashiers, belong to a group who adopted a strech of highway near me. I watched these kids pick up litter, schlep water and pull weeds all summer. They smile..and are people friendly.
The only person I hired only because he had a proven track record of getting the job done was a general floor manager.
I suggest putting in apps everywhere, even if you don't want to work there.
 
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Smurf said:
God damn crap **** ****. Even the local supermarket turned me down. Grrrrr :grumpy: :mad:
you could be a temp. Or you can pick up on criminal activity :smile:
 
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I'll have to agree with Evo and Townsend, I've never known anyone who couldn't get a job that was actually trying. Not to say that you aren't trying but it shouldn't take too much longer so long as you're looking hard enough. When I was your age it took me quite some time to find a job. It's normal if you don't have much work experience and like Evo pointed out you're in a college town so the employers have a whole slew of kids to hire from. You could try a temp agency. I have a friend that hasn't been out of work for more than a couple weeks at a time in years by working through an agency. He just picked up a job starting at $17.50 an hour through an agency. He's not in school and doesn't even have a degree.
It's not that hard to find a job.
 
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The only interviews I got was the ones I submitted more than one resume.
 
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Come on Smurf, you've only been hunting for three weeks and you're already disheartened?

On a side note, I'm starting with AmeriCorps (the domestic Peace Corps) next week. It's not technically a job, but we do get a living stipend and a scholarship at the end of the service term. My workstudy award covers the money. Does Canada not have workstudy programs or do you just not qualify?

By the way, to the guy who got a BS in Chemistry and couldn't find work, you may have been looking in the wrong place. There were people at LACC finding employment fresh out of Analytic Chem that didn't even have associate's degrees. Not only has the chemical industry been so hot lately, but many found jobs with the city, doing water treatment or soil testing and other things. A chemistry degree is great to have for civic employment. I used to receive the ACS biweekly magazine (I forget what it was called) and they had a huge section in the back with job openings all over the place. Were you a member of ACS while you were in school? That might have helped, as they can do a lot to help place you in a job. Heck, I even found work one summer helping in a lab testing Alzheimer's treatments on rats, and I had only taken one chemistry class (it was through a program designed to get minorities research experience, though, so if you're white, you wouldn't have qualified).

The only time I've ever experienced any hardship because of unemployment was when frickin' Disneyland laid me off because DCA was doing so poorly and they decided to cut back on the entertainment department. I ended up moving to New Jersey and found work managing a chocolate shop. When I came back to SoCal I got a temp position at the LA County Museum of Natural History helping with the chocolate exhibit! Ah, chocolate. Then I went back into theme parks. It's a lot easier in the LA area, because if all else fails, the theme parks are always hiring, and they hire on the spot, interviewing you as you apply.
 
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TheStatutoryApe said:
I'll have to agree with Evo and Townsend, I've never known anyone who couldn't get a job that was actually trying. Not to say that you aren't trying but it shouldn't take too much longer so long as you're looking hard enough. When I was your age it took me quite some time to find a job. It's normal if you don't have much work experience and like Evo pointed out you're in a college town so the employers have a whole slew of kids to hire from. You could try a temp agency. I have a friend that hasn't been out of work for more than a couple weeks at a time in years by working through an agency. He just picked up a job starting at $17.50 an hour through an agency. He's not in school and doesn't even have a degree.
It's not that hard to find a job.
I agree with Evo, Townsend, and StatutoryApe. Even being laid off from a construction job in a city ranked number one in the country in unemployment, I was able to find a job. Thankfully, I read the papers. When I read in the morning paper that a nightime gas station attendant was shot in the head and killed, I was there by 9 AM applying for the job.

Actually, that was my second job. A friend in the police department had hooked me up with the owner of a security company, so I made it through for awhile working two jobs as a security guard and a gas station attendant.

Admittedly, that wasn't that great a life. I joined the Air Force and got out of a town that still grows smaller every year.
 
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i think that is a very good point......and for me.....unemployment is a job......!!!!!!
dont you think so???
 
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Smurf said:
That's what it was at the last interview I got. Lucky timing. .
Yes. Which is why you should keep looking. Someone who wants a job will make his own "luck". There are ways of increasing the odds that you are in the right place at the right time. For instance, being first in line two weeks from now when the manager fires the other student. Another reason to be civil at all times - don't burn your bridges.



BTW, if you've only been there 3 weeks and are running out of money, take that burger-flipping job to hold you over until you find something better.
 

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