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#16 Bobby

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:06 PM

I was a personal assistant, that's like a level up from being a prostitute. It certainly isn't recession proof.

#17 RedMage138

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:38 PM

grad school here i come

#18 Scrumtrilescent

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:37 AM

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

An hour? Good Lord, how fast do you drive? I'm a bit of a lead foot and can never make it in much less than 2 hours.

#19 Mr. Scot

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:58 AM

I've considered changing jobs, but yeah, it's brutal out there.

As an aside, how long before someone starts a spoof of this thread by removing the word "off" from the title? :sosp:

#20 Niner National

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:37 AM

grad school here i come


that's my backup plan. If I don't land something soon, I'd rather put myself in debt for a masters degree than waste my time on meaningless part time jobs for the foreseeable future.

#21 Kyle82

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:44 AM

Hang in there guys....the economy is showing signs of life again.

#22 Panthro

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:39 AM

I have a job still but it's on shakey ground....had a phone interview with the VP of sales yesterday with a company and he wants to me along the process and now it seems the company my old man works for may want me to come aboard as well if I find myself a free agent. Both would be better than where I am now....I see companies looking at consolidating resources and people and thats the business I'm in. Of course they have to spend money to save money but only the smart ones do that...

#23 TheSaint

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:01 PM

Hang in there guys....the economy is showing signs of life again.


Anomaly. I think the poo sandwich is still digesting.

#24 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:21 PM

I sure hope I keep my job. Things are looking pretty bad right now, so if the worst happens, I might have to go back into the Navy. And I am not sure they take 45 year olds now. :)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:23 PM

I sure hope I keep my job. Things are looking pretty bad right now, so if the worst happens, I might have to go back into the Navy. And I am not sure they take 45 year olds now. :)

poo, got straight for admiral.

#26 Boner Champ

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:37 AM

I got alot of friends that are out of work now. The worst part about being unemployed at the end of the year, is that no one usually hires until after the fourth quarter and the Holidays. I know last year, I could barely secure an interview from Oct. through Dec. But after mid Jan., the interviews and job fairs came up pretty fast.

I know my new job could be in jeopardy, the company I am working for is not doing well.

#27 Captroop

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:23 AM

Every time I am glancing at threads in The Lounge I skim by this one and I think it says "I got laid a year ago..." and I think, dude, that really sucks.

Then on second glance I see that it actually reads "laid off," and suddenly I don't feel so bad for you. So keep your chin up, at least your gettin some.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

I'm out 7 months now....will be off worker's comp in 3 months and then it's "find a job" time. Don't think there's any way we could pay our basic living bills on unemployment. Hopefully the companies in my field start hiring again.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

I sure hope I keep my job. Things are looking pretty bad right now, so if the worst happens, I might have to go back into the Navy. And I am not sure they take 45 year olds now. :)

I'm actually thinking of going back to work for UPS...even though they pay very well, it would only be part-time (though even their PTers join the Teamsters so it could pay off in benefits). Only issue...my back. I could BS my way into the job but I know how difficult it was when I was 20 and in much better shape, let alone mid 40s with a bad back

#30 joemac

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:39 PM

Im getting out of the Air Force any day now.....Thank God for the GI Bill, unemployment, disability and my wifes good job!


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