Job update

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Job update
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Mon, 04-09-2012 - 12:27pm

I just wanted to update everyone with my job status and such, just because we keep hearing on the news that there are so many unemployed out there.

#Marie

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 4:38pm

A lot of what has been mentioned in this thread is why my SO is self-employed.

I guess you would call him a displaced worker and Voc Rehab helped him with start up costs versus the cost of re-training. When a doctor tells you not to stand for more than 20 min. or sit for more than 20 min., your options are limited. Yes, he stands for more than 20 minutes when he works, but he can stop when he needs to, etc.

I think though that the attitute you described can often hinder a job search, even if unknowingly. Of course, I am sure there are people legitimate struggles. But the simple root of what you describe is true.

If my job ended today, I would not be willing to move out of town for a new job. I could make a list of things I would probably not want to apply for. Would it take me longer to find a job? Probably. At what point would I concede? I don't know.

That is partially why I started school a couple years ago. I decided not to wait for the shoe to fall here. My boss is 70 in a sole proprietorship. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out. Change is coming.

I have had the same job for almost 26 years, since I was 18, so I don't feel like I have any room to talk, really. It is all observations with friends and family.

I forget what the stats are, but my GF52 told me that it is a lot easier to get a job if you have a job. Lo and behold, she took the job with the hour commute and high parking cost and was offered the same job a few months later down the street from her house.

I have a friend who has been separated from her DH for a year or two for similar reasons you described with your xDH. Sure, he did lose his job for a legitimate reason, but it was his attitude for the next 4 or years that finally did her in.

Enough out of me. If I decide to be picky about my next job, that is fine, but I can't really complain if it takes me longer than I would have hoped.

Serenity
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Registered: 02-16-2004
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:00pm

I work in a field where I assist people with finding employment. It goes beyond that, but essentially, that is what I do. I think that the tide has turned for the better within the past month or so, but it's hard to say whether or not that shift will be a

 


 



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Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 6:40pm
Great post, Sullen.

The idea of working somewhere else scares the you know what out of me. After 26 years, it would almost be like getting a divorce and leaving your family.

I agree that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances.

Really we could go on and on, as I am a very spiritual person and well....let's just say I feel the true issue lays much deeper than what this board is intended for. Just think of the Serenity Prayer.

Serenity

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