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I hate not having a job

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  1. hope801

    hope801 Active Member

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    So I dont have a job, and sadly I had to sell my bike to pay the bills.
    Goodbye 600rr...:eek:
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    I have been applying for jobs since June when i got laid off. No luck. My question to you guys that have no job is "What have you had to sell of your own to get by?"
     
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    everything i owned
     
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    Just my civic, my Nissan, all my extra parts and ninja motorcycle. Nothing important. /sarcasm.

    3 years later I make 6 figures, in grad school, and have a better car and bike. Point being, things can change quick if you make the right moves and good decisions. I had to work really fixing hard to do this. A lot of sacrifices.

    Have you done anything to better your situation? Classes, schools, networking, volunteer work? What are YOU doing to change your situation?
     
  4. hope801

    hope801 Active Member

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    im going to school. i have been volunteering since i was 14. but no luck on job hunting i guess. its good for you in your situation though.
     
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    hondafreak513 New Member

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    What are you going to school for... and at least you still have a car!!!!
     
  6. Hondadude141

    Hondadude141 ¿pɐǝɥ ɹn ɥʇıʍ uıop nɥɔʇɐʍ

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    There's always a branch of the Military?
     
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    Pm me your Facebook or aim id. I might be able to help
     
  8. hope801

    hope801 Active Member

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    mass communications

    <--- right there
     
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    What do you do for work?

    I'm almost as bad, I'm under-employed. Thus I live with my parents and I'm in grad school. I'll graduate Fall 2011. If I'm not gainfully employed by Fall 2012, Air Force OTC.
     
  10. brian11to1

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    After HS I was too lazy to get a job, cuz I liked working on cars (and being on this very site!) so I just slung honda parts.

    I'd buy 2-3 complete Integras or Civics a month and part them out. Made decent cash doing it, but definitely not enough to sustain a reasonable lifestyle by any means. the only goal off each car was to triple the initial cost of the car. so if I paid 500, I wanted to make my 500 and 1500 on top of that. I rarely paid $500, most of the time is 100-200 and in some cases I'd flip the car (fix an MFR, fuel pump etc and resale it.)

    That lasted probably 2 years, probably made $25000 off all of the cars, learned a lot about Integra/Civics and then moved on to the Railroad business!
     
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    I know someone that does this but slangs anything he can find boat, car, truck, motorcycle. he has been doing it for close to 10 years and makes a damn good living from it..
     
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    i gave up my m3 for a Hyundai
    sold my 318ti
    sold a ton of coins
    depleted my entire savings
    racked up credit card debt

    I'm -0- even with no unexpected bills, but its still tight to live on. I haven't blown more than 20 a month on pleasure items in over a year.
     
  13. Hondadude141

    Hondadude141 ¿pɐǝɥ ɹn ɥʇıʍ uıop nɥɔʇɐʍ

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    Not to thread jack, but just thought I'd throw it out there that the Air Force is the #1 over "filled" branch right now, It would still probably be hard to get into OTC. I know the Army and Navy have extremely high acceptance rates for OCS. The graduation rate from OCS, on the other hand, is another story.

    OP and Slushbox, you both could always come ground-pound with me. lol....
     
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    Things may have changed since I was in, but the military rarel says no to anybody. Even if the are "full".

    Slush, if you have a grad degree, I find it hard to believe you can't get a job. Unless you have no experience. I suggest start looking for internships and cranking up the networking. Jobs are available, you just got to beatthe street to get them.
     
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    Hey working at mcdonalds is better than not working at all. Don't let pride stop you from finding work. $7 an hour is better than selling your life possessions to survive.
     
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    This is so true.. If I had a car i would be working there or some other fast food joint
     
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    i used to ride a bike to my job when drake customs was still open lol
     
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    I just got really tired of all the random junk laying around that no one wanted. So I quit doing it. I'll on occasion pick up a car here or there to flip, but its not something I do much of anymore.
     
  19. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I'll have my Masters in December, but Entry-Level accounting jobs, that would give me experience, are hard to find right now. They are full of people who have experience else where but got laid off. I'm still looking though.
     
  20. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Hmmmm



    I'm slightly unemployed at the moment. I don't have a large project starting for a couple months and have been off work since halloween. I own a 10% of my business so I cannot collect unemployment, as I do not pay in. Fortunately for me I saved a bit of money and have a few clients that need small stuff done. It's keeping me afloat, while I look for that big bad career job in the sky.


    My lifestyle has changed. I still do some fun stuff, just not nearly as often, and as frivolously as I did when I was a journeyman carpenter.


    It sucks. Keep looking. Find some shit to fill your time. I definitely have trouble doing that, I need to be more proactive but I love my flexibility.
     
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