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Offline RVR II

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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2009, 11:38:46 AM »
Wow, if even people with marketable skills like IT are having problems finding a job, no wonder I'm working at Walmart.
Yea, that reeeally caught me off guard.. :speechless:

I've got a couple I.T. friends that I'll send his resume to in case they need some help, but he's not holding his breath.. :-\


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2009, 12:17:07 PM »
And that's what you can't get some people who act like you'd have a job "if you were really trying" to understand....that that's how most of the jobs that are left out there right now are getting got.

Family hiring family. Friends referring friends.

The general public never even hearing about these jobs - even if they'd be better for said job than the small circle of people who get a chance at them (not meant toward RVR's brother at all).

And there's "networking" and then there's versions of "the old boy network"....


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2009, 12:24:34 PM »
Well, he left his job to move back here with his fiance (who's family lives just a block away from our parents place) cause she was hired by the local hospital (she's a doctor by the way) so he's not really 'hurting' for money, but he doesn't want to give the impression that he's gonna live off her money..
He wants to be self-sustaining and not a dead-beat so to speak..


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2009, 01:32:03 PM »
Well, he left his job to move back here with his fiance (who's family lives just a block away from our parents place) cause she was hired by the local hospital (she's a doctor by the way) so he's not really 'hurting' for money, but he doesn't want to give the impression that he's gonna live off her money..
He wants to be self-sustaining and not a dead-beat so to speak..

Yeah, when I was doing the Mr. Mom thing and my wife was working at well-known evil mortgage corporation, She was making pretty good money and we weren't necessarily wanting for money, but the small part of me that is macho and manly was in some deep hurting.



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2009, 08:19:54 PM »
Well, he left his job to move back here with his fiance (who's family lives just a block away from our parents place) cause she was hired by the local hospital (she's a doctor by the way) so he's not really 'hurting' for money, but he doesn't want to give the impression that he's gonna live off her money..
He wants to be self-sustaining and not a dead-beat so to speak..

So he's taking a job he doesn't need during 10% unemployment for the sake of his ego.   ;)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2009, 08:23:14 PM »
Well, he left his job to move back here with his fiance (who's family lives just a block away from our parents place) cause she was hired by the local hospital (she's a doctor by the way) so he's not really 'hurting' for money, but he doesn't want to give the impression that he's gonna live off her money..
He wants to be self-sustaining and not a dead-beat so to speak..

So he's taking a job he doesn't need during 10% unemployment for the sake of his ego.   ;)
Well honestly..
I need his I.T. expertise more in my home office while I work at the satellite office 8)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2009, 10:24:01 PM »
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2009, 04:33:20 AM »


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2009, 04:53:26 AM »
Redundant.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2009, 06:52:32 AM »
that's just how we ride.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2009, 06:53:46 AM »
Redundant.
Well that sucks, what's the job market like in OZ?


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2009, 05:24:04 PM »
Redundant.
Well that sucks, what's the job market like in OZ?

It seems okay, lots of places looking for Xmas staff so I guess I'm lucky it didn't happen a month from now.  I was miserable there anyway so if I can get something that pays decently before December it might turn out for the best... or at least that's the line I'm going with.

:(
You have anything else lined up

Sort of, nothing permnanant.  Calling some friends who do cash-in-hand catering work and that kind of thing.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2009, 02:18:50 AM »
Might as well laugh at it:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w5EFEQ9aY6o&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/w5EFEQ9aY6o&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;</a>


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2009, 03:41:30 PM »
Boy, that hits you where it hurts . . .



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #74 on: November 01, 2009, 05:27:51 AM »
[sings] "Happy 7 month unemployment anniversary to me, happy 7 month unemployment anniversary to me...." [/sings]