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    Who has a good sense of humor for going along with my little April Fool Gag (The Admin) Mr. Markets's Avatar
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    15a. If your healthplan will be going away or expiring with unemployment, get that expensive
    medical or dental work done while you are still covered!
    "There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." -Ludwig Von Mises


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    1. Suggestion - put this in Foo

    2. Fata - have you ever read "Bait & Switch" by Barbara Erenreich? Good book about trying to find a white-collar job using all the ideas you mention.

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    16. If your going after a new job, pick one on the non discretionary side of the economy

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    wow, fatso gets a sticky thread




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    Quote Originally Posted by FatA** View Post
    15a. If your healthplan will be going away or expiring with unemployment, get that expensive
    medical or dental work done while you are still covered!
    been there done that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    wow, fatso gets a sticky thread



    Well, this one is actually a pretty good thread, and useful rather than his usual doom and gloom topics, so yeah, I stuck this one for him because it's actually worth sticking.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I think this thread may be more useful outside the insular little world of P&R.
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    scary thread
    but useful right now. Thanks, OP, and thank you Tom
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    wow, fatso gets a sticky thread




    Jealousy becomes you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuckertonRR View Post
    1. Suggestion - put this in Foo

    2. Fata - have you ever read "Bait & Switch" by Barbara Erenreich? Good book about trying to find a white-collar job using all the ideas you mention.
    No, but I spend 16.5 years helping people get all kinds of jobs, so it does not surprise me others think
    like me. Once you are in the HR biz for any period of time, it all readily becomes apparent how to best
    work the system.
    "There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." -Ludwig Von Mises


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    I see two groups of resumes:
    1) From HR, the endless stream of fresh-outs and professionals looking for work, and

    2) The occasional one with a note from someone above saying "we need to find a spot for this person"

    Networking gets you in the second group, and that's where you want to be.

    Good chance I'll be trying to get on that second list soon.
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    Those of you that are willing to take some time and review resumes, and suggest improvements, etc, chime in here in this thread....it'd be a nice way to help out our members that are on the hunt. We are a community, after all.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Remember that out of all the applicants out there, there has to be a reason why they should hire you over the next person. Make sure that reason is used to the fullest.
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    Definitely convinced me to re-enlist when eligible next month.

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    I'd like to add this:

    Make finding a job your job. 9-5, M-F.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    another thought is consider 'the underground economy' if need be.

    own a good pressure washer? offer to do peoples houses and driveways for CASH.

    know a restaurant owner? offer to clean his range and hood to new quality for CASH.

    got a pickup, offer to do junk hauls to the dump for CASH.

    etc...

    etc...
    "There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." -Ludwig Von Mises


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    My "Hints on how to write a resume" thread

    Hints on how to write a resume...
    "There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." -Ludwig Von Mises


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Markets View Post
    another thought is consider 'the underground economy' if need be.

    own a good pressure washer? offer to do peoples houses and driveways for CASH.

    know a restaurant owner? offer to clean his range and hood to new quality for CASH.

    got a pickup, offer to do junk hauls to the dump for CASH.

    etc...

    etc...
    If you have genitalia, offer to...

    Err, sorry. Foo reflex.

    But seriously, thanks for the helpful thread.

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    Mom got laid off. Damn.

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    My feeling is that this might be the time to consider taking the chance of moving to another city/state/country. Take some time to learn a language, maybe teach English, maybe find a better job than you deserve (which is kind of how I feel about mine).

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    I personally believe the 'new world order' will eventually be based around four countries:

    USA
    China
    Brazil
    India

    The most useful languages in the future will be English, Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish --
    not necessarily in that order. I have a personal bias for Brazil's future if thier next President can do
    as well as the current one has done when his term is up. Brazil is like the US in the 30's, lots of
    cheap labor, lots of arable land, plenty of natural resources, and lots of energy. In fact, it is the
    ONLY country in the world so positioned at present.
    "There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." -Ludwig Von Mises


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    Brazil's problem, as I see it, is the level of crime. But then again, the USA was pretty bad at certain times, perhaps it comes with having frontiers.

    Nicaragua has a huge amount of resources, if their government would ever get their act together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Markets View Post
    I personally believe the 'new world order' will eventually be based around four countries:

    USA
    China
    Brazil
    India

    The most useful languages in the future will be English, Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish --
    not necessarily in that order. I have a personal bias for Brazil's future if thier next President can do
    as well as the current one has done when his term is up. Brazil is like the US in the 30's, lots of
    cheap labor, lots of arable land, plenty of natural resources, and lots of energy. In fact, it is the
    ONLY country in the world so positioned at present.
    I agree 100%. Brazil is a flourishing nation right now. What they have now that the US did NOT have in the 30's is the technology. Brazil (at least in São Paulo and surrounding cities where I have been) has every bit as much technology as the US. There is a ton of money there, too (and also a ton of poverty).

    Speaking of poverty, Brazil also has absolutely gut-wrenching, abject poverty and illiteracy. Seriously - it is enough to make a grown man cry. Trust me. Some other things that will impede the growth of Brazil in the future are the sky-high taxes, corruption, and influence from its neighbors who do not want to see Brazil's individual citizens become successful.
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    Very, very, scary thread I hope that no one looses their jobs I truly do
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I don't know about everyone else, but I quit stressing about it after the first round of layoffs happened. If it happens, we'll find a way to deal with it.
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