The 99ers Vol. Unemployment.. !%#$ is real

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  1. mangudai954

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    Who here is on unemployment and having a hard time find a job? I remember there was a large thread a while ago with people looking for jobs. I wish ya'll the best.
     
  2. mangudai954

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    Who here is on unemployment and having a hard time find a job? I remember there was a large thread a while ago with people looking for jobs. I wish ya'll the best.
     
  3. thunderchunk69

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  5. general johnson

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    22% in California? COT DAMN!

    Had no idea... [​IMG]

    *swallows pride*

    It's rough out there. I went from doing design for a company I hated and making decent money to being unemployed for over a year, to losing my Tahoe, going back to college and working in an effing grocery store. [​IMG]

    I had to take the job after looking for work for so long and getting nothing. I'm working on something that will make me wealthy, but it's a risk. I pray that it pays off though. If not, I'll have a degree to fall back on.

    I realized *!!$ was real when I went to an open interview and looked behind me after a while to see a long line of about 50 or so people all looking for design work.
     
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    22% in California? COT DAMN!

    Had no idea... [​IMG]

    *swallows pride*

    It's rough out there. I went from doing design for a company I hated and making decent money to being unemployed for over a year, to losing my Tahoe, going back to college and working in an effing grocery store. [​IMG]

    I had to take the job after looking for work for so long and getting nothing. I'm working on something that will make me wealthy, but it's a risk. I pray that it pays off though. If not, I'll have a degree to fall back on.

    I realized *!!$ was real when I went to an open interview and looked behind me after a while to see a long line of about 50 or so people all looking for design work.
     
  7. acidicality

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    My internship is ending at the end of this week, so I'll be in the back of that unemployment line [​IMG][​IMG]....since I graduated just in June, I'm not in panic-mode yet, but I'm really, really hoping I can find something permanent by early next year, kind of use a few months time off to work on that resume, maybe take the GRE, get things in order, and treat it like a Winter Break.
     
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    My internship is ending at the end of this week, so I'll be in the back of that unemployment line [​IMG][​IMG]....since I graduated just in June, I'm not in panic-mode yet, but I'm really, really hoping I can find something permanent by early next year, kind of use a few months time off to work on that resume, maybe take the GRE, get things in order, and treat it like a Winter Break.
     
  9. nikeskywalker

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    I just started unemployment this month.
    I get $450/week.

    I was a supervisor at the Census Bureau getting $17.50/hr to do crossword puzzles. About a month before that job ended I applied to work for a company called CORIX utilities, to become a power meter reader. Job pays $17/ hr. / Full Med/Dental/Vision & 401K. So I got called to test for the job.

    I took a really stupid test where I had to read 500 meters in a row without making an error on this tiny Netbook = it took me 2 days, and I was only the 3rd person to finish.
    I took a drug test, Driving / FBI background check, the whole 9 yards.

    So a week later they call me, and tell me that I got the job, but that I'm waiting on a start date..... It's been about 4 months now, I call / email them about once a week, and they keep telling me that I'm waiting on a start date.

    The following is just extra that doesn't really pertain to the subject.

    More on the really Stupid / Mind Numbing Power Meter Reader test:

    The test was easy, it's just that I wasn't used to using 10 Key, and sometimes I would hit the "9" key thinking it was the "3" key. I'm used to using the number row on the top of a keyboard, and I could do it about as fast as people on 10 key, thanks to years of selling on ebay.

    The other problem was that I was going too fast. The first day I got all the way to about 300 something inputs correct, and then I made an error. I did this two times. The second day I took the test I was breezing through it and I made an error.

    Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that if you make an error you go allllll the way back to "ZERO"!!!!!

    So finally I just slowed down, and was able to get it done before lunch. Here's a sample of what Reading meters is like:

    http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/w...keep/Mod1/test/meter.asp

    Now try doing it 500 times in a row without making a mistake. Which is probably easy, because the computers we were using had the dials all out of whack.
     
  10. nikeskywalker

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    I just started unemployment this month.
    I get $450/week.

    I was a supervisor at the Census Bureau getting $17.50/hr to do crossword puzzles. About a month before that job ended I applied to work for a company called CORIX utilities, to become a power meter reader. Job pays $17/ hr. / Full Med/Dental/Vision & 401K. So I got called to test for the job.

    I took a really stupid test where I had to read 500 meters in a row without making an error on this tiny Netbook = it took me 2 days, and I was only the 3rd person to finish.
    I took a drug test, Driving / FBI background check, the whole 9 yards.

    So a week later they call me, and tell me that I got the job, but that I'm waiting on a start date..... It's been about 4 months now, I call / email them about once a week, and they keep telling me that I'm waiting on a start date.

    The following is just extra that doesn't really pertain to the subject.

    More on the really Stupid / Mind Numbing Power Meter Reader test:

    The test was easy, it's just that I wasn't used to using 10 Key, and sometimes I would hit the "9" key thinking it was the "3" key. I'm used to using the number row on the top of a keyboard, and I could do it about as fast as people on 10 key, thanks to years of selling on ebay.

    The other problem was that I was going too fast. The first day I got all the way to about 300 something inputs correct, and then I made an error. I did this two times. The second day I took the test I was breezing through it and I made an error.

    Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that if you make an error you go allllll the way back to "ZERO"!!!!!

    So finally I just slowed down, and was able to get it done before lunch. Here's a sample of what Reading meters is like:

    http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/w...keep/Mod1/test/meter.asp

    Now try doing it 500 times in a row without making a mistake. Which is probably easy, because the computers we were using had the dials all out of whack.
     
  11. mangudai954

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    That's interesting because a friend of mine had a job reading meters and I dont remember him mentioning that. Maybe he did it too, not sure. I guess they want to make sure you're consistent but you've been waiting for 4 months?? Sheesh. I start my internship at GM next week and if they keep me on I start getting paid in January. I hope all goes well, we'll see.


     
  12. mangudai954

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    That's interesting because a friend of mine had a job reading meters and I dont remember him mentioning that. Maybe he did it too, not sure. I guess they want to make sure you're consistent but you've been waiting for 4 months?? Sheesh. I start my internship at GM next week and if they keep me on I start getting paid in January. I hope all goes well, we'll see.


     
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  15. mangudai954

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    I went to ALL of those places and NONE of them were hiring! Don't even give me that. I do agree..SOME people let pride step in the way of going with a much lower grade job.
     
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    I went to ALL of those places and NONE of them were hiring! Don't even give me that. I do agree..SOME people let pride step in the way of going with a much lower grade job.
     
  17. wanksta23

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    im in silicon valley...that video is mad depressing[​IMG]

    i know many people who have been laid-off,  and lost their homes here in California

    definitely gets me nervous of the future for me and my family
     
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    im in silicon valley...that video is mad depressing[​IMG]

    i know many people who have been laid-off,  and lost their homes here in California

    definitely gets me nervous of the future for me and my family
     
  19. mr raskatripas

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    I'm lucky I landed a job
     
  20. mr raskatripas

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    I'm lucky I landed a job