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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #841 on: March 22, 2017, 07:20:14 AM »
I've had that doubt for like 10 years.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #842 on: March 22, 2017, 07:44:00 AM »
I've had that doubt for like 10 years.
Same here..
Why they never converted more to online sales is beyond me ???


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #843 on: March 22, 2017, 09:26:33 AM »
They should have never tried to save KMart, Kmart should have gone the way of Caldor and all the other department stores that were killed off by Target and Walmart.

Sears could probably have survived if they hadn't merged with a massively failing company.  Their prices are competitive with places like Best Buy, and I've always found their service centers good for tires and batteries.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #844 on: March 22, 2017, 09:36:26 AM »
My somewhat local KMart always looks like it's on the verge of a Going Out Of Business Sale whenever I walk in.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #845 on: March 22, 2017, 10:08:57 AM »
Our Kmart transformed into a 'BigK' or was it a 'SuperK' many years ago and it looked pretty fancy but had a lot of apathetic employees working there which turned me off from ever going back :-\


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #846 on: March 22, 2017, 11:22:05 AM »
Making an announcement like that can't be good for stock prices.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #847 on: March 22, 2017, 11:28:35 AM »
Making an announcement like that can't be good for stock prices.



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #848 on: March 22, 2017, 11:57:16 AM »
Glad I didn't have any investments in Sears :o


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #849 on: March 22, 2017, 12:46:42 PM »
There are still Kmarts? Our last Kmart closed up shop about 5 years ago. I thought they were gone from everywhere.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #850 on: March 23, 2017, 01:02:59 PM »
Welp I'm officially on the job hunt again and this time I must find something..
Applied for about 7 various positions; 4 administrative positions at the 2 local colleges, 1 inspector position with the city, and 2 QA manager/engineering jobs through Careerbuilders.
After past application submissions, I'm not holding out much hope for interviews so if I don't hear anything by the time tax season is over, I'll probably have to hit the local temp agencies. :-\

Since losing my wife to cancer 2 1/2 months ago, I have been trying to run our Spanish services tax business by myself and for the most part I've done pretty good though some clientele that called have not shown up after hearing my wife passed away :-[
I hired a part time bilingual college student to assist me but can only give her about 4 hours of work on a Saturday because I just don't have the clientele coming in to give her more hours. All I have her doing is contacting clients that still owe us money and going through files to see what their status is.. My wife left a mess on my hands (not to mention a financial mess as well) and doubt I'll be able to recoup very much money still owed...


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #851 on: March 23, 2017, 02:36:40 PM »
i'm almost certain that there's no more physics career in my future. sixteen years essentially down the shitter. need to figure out how to translate an academic CV into a resume and start looking for jobs where my skills are applicable.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #852 on: March 23, 2017, 02:40:22 PM »
i'm almost certain that there's no more physics career in my future. sixteen years essentially down the shitter. need to figure out how to translate an academic CV into a resume and start looking for jobs where my skills are applicable.
Didn't you recently get your PHd ???


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #853 on: March 23, 2017, 02:45:06 PM »
i'm almost certain that there's no more physics career in my future. sixteen years essentially down the shitter. need to figure out how to translate an academic CV into a resume and start looking for jobs where my skills are applicable.

I'm sorry. Hopefully you're wrong and can find meaningful and gainful work.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #854 on: May 01, 2017, 09:14:57 AM »
Starting today I've been hitting up all the local temp agencies in town looking for prospective jobs..
It's really so sad and depressing talking to them when they ask why I'm looking for work and telling them about the loss of my wife which has forced me to look for full-time employment, then seeing what they have available for someone who's a veteran, been self-employed for 16 years, and with a 4 year BA degree..  :'(
Plenty of dead-end warehouse jobs that pay only $9 - $10 dollars per hour but not much else. I will keep searching around and submitting my resume to jobs I feel I'm qualified for despite how dismal the job prospects seem currently and Hope I can find something that pays decent and will take into account my credentials.. :-\
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