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  1. #1
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    Angry how are we supposed to survive

    On only ten hours a week? or less. I mean. what the hell is going on with the weather and the economy? I'm wondering if I should start looking for another job or another field to work in.
    Thomas aka...spymoocow
    Quote Originally Posted by garya505 View Post
    Ah, sorry I thought that's what he meant. An inch shouldn't make that much difference (at least that's what I always tell my wife).

  2. #2
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    There are definitely a lot of ppl laid off right now in my area.

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    I was laid off the beginning of 2008 for 6 months.

    About 2 months into my layoff i woke up and signed up for online classes to get my business management degree.

    You can never stop learning and making yourself more valuable!
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

  4. #4
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    I agree Stg. it a good use of time.

    I joke that this is a good time to be laid out sick, Heck there's no work out there right now anyway

    And from what I hear there not much work in anything.

    Good luck.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  5. #5
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    I was laid off last week and no work at the hall its starting to get bad, Im currently taking an up date course as to keep my elect card and a welding class and signed up to get my pool operators card and of course looking for a job at the same time

  6. #6
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    It's always a good idea in these times to do a skills assessment so you can maximize your earnings.

    Do you have stuff you don't need that you can sell online?

    Can you take a course that makes you more valuable over the long haul?

    Have a degree that enables you to do some substitute teaching?

    If you have a second income in your family, maybe you can do some volunteer work.

    Be creative, and things will get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post

    If you have a second income in your family, maybe you can do some volunteer work.
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    Volunteer work is alway good and often can lead to valuable leads for jobs>
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    I work in wash.dc and a few of us only got 12 last week

  9. #9
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    Unhappy No work here either

    There is no work in PA

  10. #10
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    hang in there you guys. before you know it, all that equipment not getting repaired will come in and you will be overwhelmed. May take a few months. You could not be in a better field when things start to get better economically.

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    or when they are sreaming for it to be repaired as cheaply as possible, with no maintance done on it for the last 6 - 12 months.....good times for all!

  12. #12
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    I saw thing slowing down about July and picked up a weekend job. Then things went down the Shi!er and I only had my weekend job. So then in November I got back into service and work both jobs just to make what I used to make at one. But right now Im just glad to have any job. You may need to just take anything right now, ride it out if you can and hope for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dowadudda View Post
    hang in there you guys. before you know it, all that equipment not getting repaired will come in and you will be overwhelmed. May take a few months. You could not be in a better field when things start to get better economically.
    I agree. I'm taking my vacation days now, so I can work all seven days this summer.
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