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#1 Boner Champ

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

And so did my wife, luckly since then we both have new jobs.

I am starting to not like my current sales job. I have been browsing the internet for jobs, and WOW, there is not much out there right now. I thought October 2008 was bad, but there is not poo out there now.

Kinda makes me want to bust my ass, being that the economy sucks so bad!

#2 Carolina Husker

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:15 PM

2010 will be better than 2009.

#3 Squirrel

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:40 PM

Yeah times are tough right now jobs are few and far between. Been laidoff for over a month and so far only two phone interviews.

#4 Crimson Tide Panther

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:43 PM

I've been out for 5 months, it's tough out there.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:52 PM

I graduated with a 4 year degree in computer science. I applied for at least 20 jobs and only got called for one interview with the Social Security Commission. They wanted to hire me but did not have funding for the position that they needed filled. After five months of being unemployed with no other offers, I took a job with the state getting paid way less than I ever thought I would with a four year degree.

Glad you and the wife found jobs... Good luck to everyone else that are still looking!

#6 Niner National

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:50 PM

I had a job for 2.5 months and lost it last month. Wasn't there long enough to qualify for unemployment. Can't find much of anything out there.

Edited by Tensor, 27 October 2009 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:00 PM

The job-seeking marketplace is saturated with some pretty quality people seeking employment. It's ridiculous out there right now.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:06 PM

I heard it was pretty slim out there. My company has laid off over 40 good workers just this year alone. Before therecession, they would have been able to take a job with the competition.

I wish all of you the best of luck.


I have been working on a plan to stay employed through these hard times.


Drugs and prostitution are always recession-proof, right?

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:21 PM

On a positive note, I was visiting one of my customers down in the Houston area. They manufacture gantry robots and LGVs. All the jobs they have been quoting for the last year are starting to come to fruition and they are actually looking to hire. We've seen the numbers in the lift truck market stabilize and start to trend upward. Nothing drastic, but getting better. On the flip side, I visited a bunch of customers over the last two weeks that are still sucking wind.

Good luck to all of you. I'm in sales and feel fortunate to still have a job. It's like walking on thin ice these days though.

#10 88 Bronco

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:23 PM

We might have an opening where I work, but I'm near Charelston

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:38 PM

We might have an opening where I work, but I'm near Charelston


Whatcha got? Hubby's looking for a job since landscaping's slowed for the season. We're in Savannah, about 1 hour from Charleston.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:48 PM

It's a wastewater operator position. We are just waiting for this dumbass to fail the certification test again and then they are shown the door. If he's interested I'll let you know.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:50 PM

Hmmm.... I'll run it by him in the am.
thanks!

#14 88 Bronco

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:51 PM

No problem

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:00 PM

Not much in Wilmington. Nothing that pays over minimum wage, at least.


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