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02-03-2009, 08:42 AM
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The Jobless thread

So I just got laid off because of this stupid economy. Where are my fellow un-employees?

College students, feel free to chime in.

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02-03-2009, 08:56 AM
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Sucks man. I got laid off...now about a year and a half ago.

Ended up getting my dream job after though.

My job is relativly safe, we're government funded.

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Sucks to hear you lost your job. My former employer just took away 20% of salaries so it looks like this summer i will remain jobless and continue to go to school.

Stupid economy indeed.

side note: I am a college student so im be-roke

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Right here. Got laid off mid December. Luckily I had been putting away for a few months up until that point. I'm giving my company 3 more weeks to call back, then I'm moving on.

Sorry to hear that happened to you man. Being put in a situation like this is really ******.

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It really does suck, but as long as our identities aren't wrapped up in a job or money, we can make it through. I will be entering the "real" job market for the first time in a couple of months, so I'm eager to see what is going to happen. Bad thing is, I work in sports, and it doesn't matter if you get a job or not, you're gonna be broke...

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Sorry to hear that man. Times like these that make me happy to be in the federal government.

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No job, and I'm a cegep student... Thankfully, I have very nice parents.

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i wish I would get fired or laid off. my job is a living hell.

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my job is **** and i'm getting 1 day a week... gotta wait til the summer

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Un-employed since November.

Hopefully I get to college this fall so it won't be such a big deal, though.

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Thank goodness referees will always be needed... but less and less kids are being registered, obviously.

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Well I graduated from university in december and I`m looking for a job. I`ve had about 3 interviews since and another one coming up. I`m getting pissed. Good luck to everyone else though.

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found out I was losing my job last year in August another victim of the Black Plague of Retail, luckily I found a job right at the end of the liquidation in October

I feel for you guys out hunting, its not easy, there is nothing out there worth a damn right now

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I've been unemployed since I graduated last year

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So I just got laid off because of this stupid economy. Where are my fellow un-employees?

College students, feel free to chime in.
i have an unpaid 13 hour a week "field study"

i do the ***** work for free. NICCCE

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Been looking for work since about November.

Been out of school since December.

No job.

Although I have found something that's like 3 hours a day for crappy pay.

Wheeeeeeee.

Hate the situation. Just depressing.

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i wish I would get fired or laid off. my job is a living hell.
people like you make me laugh, you know you can quit right?

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people like you make me laugh, you know you can quit right?
Ya but then you don't qualify for unemployment!!

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I'm trying to get a job...so far not so good

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Cold calling is an effective way to get an interview.

If you qualify for EI benefits and live in the Toronto GTA area, google "Job Shop"

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One big plce closed and my backup job place burned down, so.... I've technically been jobless since April. but had gone to school for a bit in that time.

It's so boring, I'd take a job.

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i wish I would get fired or laid off. my job is a living hell.
I'm actually slightly homesick and I moved to MiddleOfNowhere, NY, so I'm glad cause I'm headed back to Jersey.

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Always needed the players always need someone to yell at!

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Been looking for work since about November.

Been out of school since December.

No job.

Although I have found something that's like 3 hours a day for crappy pay.

Wheeeeeeee.

Hate the situation. Just depressing.
Same situation here. The first couple of weeks it's great, plenty of sleep, nothing to do. But after a month it's getting really boring and I feel useless. It sucks.

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Not sure if I qualify as unemployed. Don't have a job with any guarantees or security. "Work" as a freelance writer but since school boards pay every two weeks and editors often seem to pay when they darned well feel like it, I do a fair bit of substitute teaching, even though the last course of study I completed was high school.

Figure having about six regular sources of income might be a better option than one full-time gig, given the economy. If one stops calling, there are still a whack of others interested in my services.

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