Currently unemployed, have been marathoning classes to get my degree finished (one exam and two papers to go). BBA with a concentration in Finance (going to be a few credit hours short of non-Finance electives for a Major/Honours, but eh).
Market looks kinda crap atm for my field out here, but I'd rather stay in NB (I know, I'm weird), so I might end up doing some IT work for the province while I look for something I want to do. Also helping a friend launch a business, though it's a year or so away from being a thing, so I might end up involved with that in an official capacity instead a 'helpful friend' capacity.
Considering doing an MBA in Rec & Sports Mgmt, or possibly heading back to get my undergrad in Comp Sci/Info Systems. Really got back into Statistics over the past two years, so that might even be an option.
Social Media Advertising. If you see an ad on Facebook for TD, Samsung, VH, Banff Ice, Canadian Club and a few others, that was me and I'm sorry.
Cool. I run ads on facebook too. Do you run ads anywhere else? My facebook stuff is pretty solid (I have a couple of guys who look after it), but I know I could probably be doing a lot more advertising on other platforms...pm me if you'd like. Most of my best business relationships start off totally random like this. LOL.
I for one consider my self kind of lucky as i get to travel to different countries a lot. My dad was in the air force and now we have a operational importing/exporting business. We do bring a lot of goods in to Canada/U.S. After my graduation from this great country of ours i thought it was best to be your own boss and try make as much as you can while moving around and seeing the world. I was actually thinking few years back to open up an online store and selling hockey merchandise, not jerseys or equipment but something a little different. Like instead of hockey jerseys getting a company to make me soccer jerseys with hockey team name and their colours on the soccer jersey. I was actually going to do that for the summer clientele because jerseys can't be worn outside. I only stopped with this idea before i started it cause i wasn't sure what kind of lawsuit i would be looking at from NHL. After going to China, Pakistan, India i noticed how cheap it can be to get all this done but still worried about the SUING part.
A friend of mine not on these boards but huge Leafs fan lives in Pakistan and makes gloves for UFC which i find really cool.
I wanted to apply to teachers college this fall and I hear the job market is terrible right now for teachers, but it's something I really want to do. How long have you been out of work?
My wife will turn 35 in Sept, this will be her first year as a full time teacher. It is very hard out there right now as the baby boomers are not willing to retire with the market kicking the crap out of their RSP's. In the (hopefully) near future they will leave in droves and the jobs will become bountiful again.
In the meantime, being that I'm only 34, Operation Freedom 35 is still close to realization. I told her to make sexy time with the right Man/Women (giggity) to get a principals position so I can retire from my gre-e-e-easy job:
I work for US Steel Canada. Qualified in all aspects of steelmaking, which is actually surprisingly interesting. But currently we are at reduced production, and I am in the Cold Rolling dept. Boring. Dirty. Too competitive for a union job.
I'm also a union Steward. I consider myself the Lionel Hutz of Stewards. Basically, if we are going into an investigation and I'm your steward, your screwed.
I'm on what they call a 10 turn pattern, it's actually awesome.
MON-TUES-WED 12's. Thursday days 8 hrs. So basically my weekend starts at either 7am thursday or 3 pm thursday. Optional OT every friday.
I work 3 days one week (36hrs) and 4 days the next (48hrs). The schedule alternates every week, so the day I work one week is the day I'm off the next. Basically, I have Fri, Sat and Sun off every other week
I could work OT every day I'm off if I wanted to. They're always looking for more guys.
I used to be a soldier in the Irish army after I went to Lebanon I bought my contract out when I was 19 and went into horse racing I ride national hunt horses ( YouTube hurricane fly) in the mornings for their exercise and I love it this isn't work it's a privilege.