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Can't get a job because 10000's of people are jobless and applying for a job (if your disabled it's even harder!)
Can't move to a place with more jobs.
Can't afford to eat or rent

People with jobs full time are barely making enough to eat and rent.


Fun....

I'm lucky to have my parents financially supporting me as i study but if i didn't have that shit in that situation i think i would rather commit suicide

Anyone else have this in there town i'm guessing this is common in most places now.
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There is that problem where I live.
More people out of work than there is work and a high concentration of homeless.
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Yes, that's an issue where I live as well. I graduated from college and had a difficult time finding work after. I worked everything from waiting tables to stocking shelves. The worst job I ever had was at a FedEx warehouse. I lifted items between 20lbs to 60lbs for four hours straight. There was no heating or air in the warehouse. We would work in 100+ degree heat or freeze during the Winter. We couldn't leave the belt for water or restroom until our 20 minute break. Which, during the holidays, was cut down to 15 minutes and we worked an extra four hours for a full-time schedule during this time. You definitely get muscle in that gig, but my back started giving me a lot of pain, so they let me go.

I'm very fortunate to work in the medical field now, after going through a program that helped land me the position. I've been here for four years, going on five. I do freelance photography and, at times, commission art on the side also.

Good luck to anyone venturing out in the workforce! Always have a plan and don't settle on a job unless you like it there or miss opportunities for a better one.
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Yup, the world is going down the toilet.
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Not quite the same situation here. I live in a small town so there's just not that many jobs but I've found if you put your mind to it you can always make some money and no I'm not talking about anything illegal here. There's always a lawn that needs to be mowed and if you have a computer then the whole internet is at your fingertips. I've just wheeled and dealed for years and it got me through some really rough years. Buy cheap/sell high. It's not too hard to do especially if you get to know a lot of people. Gold and silver are the easiest to do and it's better to sell them in person and avoid shipping fees. I made a killing on Ebay back n the 90's. So many idiots would put their items in the wrong places or list them wrong and I'd get em for a dollar plus shipping then resell them from anywhere from 5 to 20 dollars. I used to sell a lot of antiques that way. Super 8 camera's used to go good but not for a lot. Garage sales are another good way to make a quick buck. Visit your local dump and see what people are throwing away. I've found good TV's that way that I've sold. It might not make you a fortune but it's a heck of a lot better than sitting at home and bemoaning your fate. If you try you will succeed...eventually at any rate. If the workforce doesn't want you then screw them and carve your own path.

I've also found that I can usually find some type of job if I want to bad enough. I once worked for a lot less than minimum wage just to get my foot in the door at a bonded fiber company. It was all under the table and I basically had to beg and offer to work for cheap but it got me the job and after a couple of months they bumped me up to regular pay since I busted my butt and they decided to keep me. Not sure you could get away with that these days but there might be a few places that pay under the table out there. Report your taxes though. It's better than being audited.
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thats what happens when all your factories pack up and leave. We need to tarrif the shit out of china and other countries that play unfairly
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TheOriginalStraynge wrote:

Not quite the same situation here. I live in a small town so there's just not that many jobs but I've found if you put your mind to it you can always make some money and no I'm not talking about anything illegal here. There's always a lawn that needs to be mowed and if you have a computer then the whole internet is at your fingertips. I've just wheeled and dealed for years and it got me through some really rough years. Buy cheap/sell high. It's not too hard to do especially if you get to know a lot of people. Gold and silver are the easiest to do and it's better to sell them in person and avoid shipping fees. I made a killing on Ebay back n the 90's. So many idiots would put their items in the wrong places or list them wrong and I'd get em for a dollar plus shipping then resell them from anywhere from 5 to 20 dollars. I used to sell a lot of antiques that way. Super 8 camera's used to go good but not for a lot. Garage sales are another good way to make a quick buck. Visit your local dump and see what people are throwing away. I've found good TV's that way that I've sold. It might not make you a fortune but it's a heck of a lot better than sitting at home and bemoaning your fate. If you try you will succeed...eventually at any rate. If the workforce doesn't want you then screw them and carve your own path.

I've also found that I can usually find some type of job if I want to bad enough. I once worked for a lot less than minimum wage just to get my foot in the door at a bonded fiber company. It was all under the table and I basically had to beg and offer to work for cheap but it got me the job and after a couple of months they bumped me up to regular pay since I busted my butt and they decided to keep me. Not sure you could get away with that these days but there might be a few places that pay under the table out there. Report your taxes though. It's better than being audited.


I tend to agree with you. You can always find work that needs to be done, although it may not be work you want to do or enjoy doing. Due to my ex-husband's job, we moved many times often to small towns with limited jobs. It was difficult to find work, not only because we did not have a network or know anyone in town, but also because of situations where they considered me "overqualified" to work in my field because I had a Masters degree and the boss interviewing me only had an Associates degree. I took retail jobs at the local mall or worked night shift at Kinko's, I even managed a farm - none of which have much to do with the field I studied for (Computer Systems Management). I have a friend who is currently homeless and living in a shelter who has her bachelors, and refuses to take any job that she doesn't feel is in her field. There are tons of listings of jobs she is capable of doing, but she won't even consider them unless they are in a specific county and relate to her degree. Personally, I've always found it's easier to take whatever job you can find, and then apply for jobs in your field or that pay better or have better benefits.
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Never had that problem. I've done nothing but unskilled labor and the only times I had trouble is the fact that I wasn't really looking, I was being lazy for one reason or another.
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Rujikin wrote:
thats what happens when all your factories pack up and leave. We need to tarrif the shit out of china and other countries that play unfairly
Now make Trump happend and he will gladly build a wall and become North Korea!
Self owned factory's for the win!

Razor_Girl wrote: I have a friend who is currently homeless and living in a shelter who has her bachelors, and refuses to take any job that she doesn't feel is in her field. There are tons of listings of jobs she is capable of doing, but she won't even consider them unless they are in a specific county and relate to her degree. Personally, I've always found it's easier to take whatever job you can find, and then apply for jobs in your field or that pay better or have better benefits.
that sounds quite silly.. soon that degree won't mean anything...
If you can't use your skills then how do we know if they will be up to shape and being out of it when getting in?
Also just doing some different jobs can really help, mentally and phyical.

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Odd jobs or careers? Where I live it's hard as hell getting a career, but easy as shit getting a job at fast food or something. They are always needed in an abundance. I live in a small town and that's all we have out here. Small grocers and restaurants. I had two jobs in our ghost town and still couldn't afford much. I would need to move out of here if I wanted a career that got me at least halfway but that would be insane because I wouldn't have enough to search and survive. I've been stuck for over two years on what to do it sucks here.
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Razor_Girl wrote: I have a friend who is currently homeless and living in a shelter who has her bachelors, and refuses to take any job that she doesn't feel is in her field. There are tons of listings of jobs she is capable of doing, but she won't even consider them unless they are in a specific county and relate to her degree. Personally, I've always found it's easier to take whatever job you can find, and then apply for jobs in your field or that pay better or have better benefits.
that sounds quite silly.. soon that degree won't mean anything...
If you can't use your skills then how do we know if they will be up to shape and being out of it when getting in?
Also just doing some different jobs can really help, mentally and phyical.



I agree, I think she's created her own problem because she has quit the last 3-4 jobs she had because she didn't feel like they were "right" and she's seriously limiting her options by refusing to look at other stuff she's capable of doing.
Posted 5/24/16

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Can't get a job because 10000's of people are jobless and applying for a job (if your disabled it's even harder!)
Can't move to a place with more jobs.
Can't afford to eat or rent

People with jobs full time are barely making enough to eat and rent.


Fun....

I'm lucky to have my parents financially supporting me as i study but if i didn't have that shit in that situation i think i would rather commit suicide

Anyone else have this in there town i'm guessing this is common in most places now.


Similar situation but kind worst. I rather not talk about it.
Posted 5/24/16
There is always some job you can find even the internet has work I worked so many jobs to pay my way thru -college
retail, telemarket,, feed store etc.. the wages back then where not anywhere near what they are today some just 6 or7 hourly so
when I hear others complain I think they are just throwing in the towel
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Same shit here. All I need is a part time Job.
In my case add the fact that I am disabled and over 65.
The bean counters dont want to hire anyone over the age of 50 due to increased health concerns.

How am I supposed to live on $754 a month on SS.
I am unhappy but not giving up.
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ck1west wrote:

There is always some job you can find even the internet has work I worked so many jobs to pay my way thru -college
retail, telemarket, feed store etc.. the wages back then where not anywhere near what they are today some just 6 or7 hourly so
when I hear others complain I think they are just throwing in the towel


I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Do remember that you have to have access to internet in the first place. I've heard of places where the internet connection is patchy and slow at best because no company is interested in doing the engineer work to ensure this. Even with internet connection around you still have to afford to pay for it.

There are some places like that in the UK but I'm fortunate not to live there. Where my sister lives there's lots of cheap housing and more room but finding employment is difficult so there's no point in me moving there and trying to compete with the limited education jobs. A friend told me about a place she visited. A town in the middle of nowhere, just houses, not even a local shop, doctor's office or school or community centre. I can't imagine living in such a place.

Oh in my personal experience jobs beget jobs. Once you're employed your more likely to be able to find another job. Your first stepping stone may be unpaid voluntary work but this will lead to paid work later on. Employers are more likely to notice those that don't sit around and wait for their perfect job but keep themselves active for the job market.
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