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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009, 10:24:23 AM »
Thanks :)
We've implimented some sound strategies that will hopefully hold us through, but only time will tell..

Tax season is always our best time and we even do taxes all year round because other tax preparers screw up peoples taxes and we'll do the amended returns for them. That's always been beneficial during our slow times..


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2009, 12:55:06 PM »
Thanks :)
We've implimented some sound strategies that will hopefully hold us through, but only time will tell..

Tax season is always our best time and we even do taxes all year round because other tax preparers screw up peoples taxes and we'll do the amended returns for them. That's always been beneficial during our slow times..

Have you considered doing book keeping for some of your clients with small businesses?   When my parents had their tax business, they did a LOT of that.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2009, 01:02:44 PM »
Thanks :)
We've implimented some sound strategies that will hopefully hold us through, but only time will tell..

Tax season is always our best time and we even do taxes all year round because other tax preparers screw up peoples taxes and we'll do the amended returns for them. That's always been beneficial during our slow times..

Have you considered doing book keeping for some of your clients with small businesses?   When my parents had their tax business, they did a LOT of that.
Well, we don't have the knowledge and/or background to go into that field..
I do my own for my business and it's a Headache in of its self :-[

Most of our clientele don't have businesses anyway..
They're just laborers needing simple 1040 tax preperation through the assigning of an ITIN from the IRS (through my company) and currently preparing ammended returns for clients that went elsewhere and they screwed up their taxes, is holding fairly steady at the moment.. :-\


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2009, 07:33:51 PM »
In Case anyone's looking for work..

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Companies Hiring In August
15 Companies Hiring Right Now


I know economic times are tough right now, and nothing would make the world happier than more jobs and less anxiety. Unfortunately, no one can snap their fingers and make that happen. Well, maybe Oprah could, but I'm not her, unfortunately.

As much as I'd like to tell you to look under your chair and find a new job, I can't. The next best thing is to point you in the direction of companies that are hiring right now, in need of good workers and are hiring this month.

What they're looking for
What makes a good worker? For credit-card processing company Central Payment Corporation, the basics are still important.

"Central Payment Corporation is looking for candidates with an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude and the ability to succeed in a competitive environment," says managing partner Zachary Hyman. "It is important that CPC employees have an ethical approach to business, a personable demeanor and professional appearance."

In the interest of providing you with many options, the following list contains opportunities in locations all over the country. You'll also notice that although each company's industry is listed, they're offering positions that are varied and that require backgrounds in all industries.

Here are 15 companies hiring in August:

Acosta
Industry: Sales and marketing
Number of positions: 100
Sample job titles: Retail merchandiser, unit manager, area managers
Location: Nationwide

Adecco Group North America*
Industry: Various (including IT, engineering, finance and accounting, office and administrative, legal, medical and science, government)
Number of positions: 3,000
Sample job titles: Mortgage processor, accounts payable/receivable manager, mechanical engineer, paralegal, HR manager
Location: Nationwide

Aflac
Industry: Insurance
Number of positions: 1,000
Sample job titles: Sales representative
Location: Nationwide

Aldi
Industry: Grocery
Number of positions: 100
Sample job titles: Cashier, shift manager, manager trainee
Location: Nationwide (including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Illinois and Indiana)

Archer Daniels Midland
Industry: Agriculture/manufacturing
Number of positions: 80
Sample job titles: IT application support specialist, IT support analyst, accountant, turbine specialist, mechanical engineer
Location: Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania

AutoZone
Industry: Automotive retail
Number of positions:1,400
Sample job titles: Part-time and full-time sales, parts sales manager, store manager, territory sales manager
Location: Nationwide (including California, Maryland, Wyoming)

Cengage Learning
Industry: Publishing
Number of positions: 100
Sample job titles: Sales representative, writer and editor, account manager
Location: California, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Massachusetts

Central Payment Corporation
Industry: Credit card processing
Number of positions: 600
Sample job titles: Outside sales representative, account executive, entry-level sales representative
Location: Nationwide (work-from-home opportunities)

Idearc Media
Industry: Advertising/Media
Number of positions: 80
Sample job titles: Inside media sales consultant, outside media sales consultant
Location: Nationwide (including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey)

Kool Smiles
Industry: Health care
Number of positions: 100
Sample job titles: Dentist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, office manager
Location: Nationwide (including Texas, Arizona, Georgia)

Manpower International, Manpower Professional, Manpower Staffing
Industry: Recruiting/staffing
Number of positions: 50
Sample job titles: Senior level marketing, managing director, staffing specialist
Location: Nationwide (including Wisconsin, Connecticut, Washington DC)

Medical Services of America
Industry:  Home healthcare services
Number of positions: 80
Sample job titles: Physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, sales representative
Location: Nationwide (including South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina)

Oceaneering International Inc.
Industry: Engineering
Number of positions: 200
Sample job titles: NDT technician, ROV mechanical and electronic technician, engineer, designer, diver, project manager
Location: Nationwide

Quintiles Transnational
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Number of positions: 190
Sample job titles: Pharmaceutical sales representative, clinical nurse educator
Location: Arizona, Florida, California, Texas

Ross Education
Industry: Post secondary allied health education
Number of positions: 50
Sample job titles: Dental assistant instructor, admissions representative
Location: Michigan, Ohio

*Note: Adecco is a recruiting and staffing firm looking to fill positions on behalf of other employers across the country and in a variety of fields.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2009, 08:13:04 PM »
I worked for Adecco on my last job. The problem with them is that most of their jobs are pretty specific on the kind of experience you have to have. So once the project ended that I was working on, I was SOL when it came to them having another job for me.



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2009, 08:17:20 PM »
Ah.. Yeah, What I would do, I'd find out the specifics, and if I was close to any of them, I'd  fudge the ol resume a bit to make those certain aspects stand out 8)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2009, 05:26:37 AM »
Well, I just got back from dropping the wife off at the airport for her flight to Mexico for 2 1/2 weeks carrying 3 1/2 suitcases full of merchandise to sell down there in the hopes of bringing back enough money to hold us over for the rest of this year.. :-\

Based on current estimates, we've got enough to cover this months bills till she returns on the 28th of this month..

Business has dropped off substantially and now our savings is pretty much depleted so I won't be going anywhere that requires spending money anytime soon :-[


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2009, 05:32:51 AM »
Business has dropped off substantially and now our savings is pretty much depleted so I won't be going anywhere that requires spending money anytime soon :-[

I know that feeling all too well. Ever since both my wife and I have been working part-time retail jobs for under $10/hr, we've been just barely skating by. I really need to get a real full-time day job, but for now, it seems shitty retail is all that's hiring (around here, anyway).



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2009, 05:42:48 AM »
Business has dropped off substantially and now our savings is pretty much depleted so I won't be going anywhere that requires spending money anytime soon :-[

I know that feeling all too well. Ever since both my wife and I have been working part-time retail jobs for under $10/hr, we've been just barely skating by. I really need to get a real full-time day job, but for now, it seems shitty retail is all that's hiring (around here, anyway).
Most of the retail jobs here are about the same or less..
We wouldn't make on $10/hr jobs, and when customers do come in the money seems just enough for that weeks worth of bills..

Our part time assistant that'll be helping me during this time has even agreed to wait and get paid when the wife returns just because she has nothing else to go to..
 
I'm even trying for  an Economic Hardship approval for my student loans in the hopes of saving an additional $200+ a month..
I had to send them 3 months of income and since mid May we've only pulled in  just over $3000 :scared: :speechless:


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2009, 11:48:28 AM »
In Case anyone's looking for work..

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Companies Hiring In August
15 Companies Hiring Right Now....

Sales, sales, medical jobs requiring 4/6/8 year degrees and...oh, look...sales jobs!

Sales jobs: "Revolving door" in the best of times and selling in this economy?

And yes, I admit I was wrong to not study to be a nurse or whatever.....even though I have no aptitude for the jobs and can't take the sight of blood.  I should have forced myself into the work.  Yeah, I'd be giving people really shitty health care they paid good money for (like some of the nurses I've run into the last few years) but I'd be employed.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2009, 11:51:16 AM »
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Cengage Learning
Industry: Publishing
Number of positions: 100
Sample job titles: Sales representative, writer and editor, account manager
Location: California, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Massachusetts

A friend of mine is an editor there, you can see her name as the author (really the editor) of all sorts of books (especially humanities survey type books)
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2009, 11:53:31 AM »

And yes, I admit I was wrong to not study to be a nurse or whatever.....even though I have no aptitude for the jobs and can't take the sight of blood.  I should have forced myself into the work.  Yeah, I'd be giving people really shitty health care they paid good money for (like some of the nurses I've run into the last few years) but I'd be employed.
I think You'd make a Great Nurse.. Till you found out they were Bills fans or Republicans.. :P


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2009, 11:59:17 AM »

And yes, I admit I was wrong to not study to be a nurse or whatever.....even though I have no aptitude for the jobs and can't take the sight of blood.  I should have forced myself into the work.  Yeah, I'd be giving people really shitty health care they paid good money for (like some of the nurses I've run into the last few years) but I'd be employed.
I think You'd make a Great Nurse.. Till you found out they were Bills fans or Republicans.. :P
I'd care for their illnesses.....I'd just believe that they "deserved" them.   ;)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2009, 11:05:59 PM »
yeah i'm glad to be working in my shitty $10+/hour grocery job, at least i have benefits, more or less regular hours and raises...i would recommend grocery as being one of the better "shitty retail jobs" available :P


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 06:25:02 AM »
Well, it's official: I'm currently out of 'cash on hand' money :-[
Just made the last deposit of cash we had to cover the bills for the rest of the month till the wife gets home on the 28th of this month.. :'(

On a positive note though, several customers still owe us money for taxes and are scheduled to put money down or settle up in full this week (I Hope :speechless: )

Also, I talked to the wife in Mexico yesterday and several customers have been paying in US Dollars for merchandise in our boutique down there :o
That's Awesome cause that avoids any exchange rate loss and avoids any bank transaction fees so I told her to ask them if they'd be willing to exchange Pesos for Dollars and maybe throw in an item or two as a special gift or a thanks and she's gonna look into that..