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Old 10-26-13, 02:14 PM   #1
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Since everyone thinks I'm full of ****, let's just call this thread closed and be done with it.

Thanks for making me feel worse than I already did.

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Old 10-27-13, 06:33 PM   #2
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I don't remember you, but from what little you've said I gather you need a plan. I would seek employment, and in the meantime seek assistance. Given that you are on the bike forums, I would also say seek a bicycle if for no other reason than to keep your spirits up at least a little. I am fortunate enough to never have become homeless(came close, though), but I am convinced that if you never give up trying, you will eventually succeed. You can do it!
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What is it that you are looking for?
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I think hes asking if a 2013 dogma or paris would better suit his riding style of long country roads with small hills. ?
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I think hes asking if a 2013 dogma or paris would better suit his riding style of long country roads with small hills. ?
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Ill probably end up paying big karma for my insensitivity and sarcasm.
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I haven't been here for quite some time for various reasons, but now I'm back here because I'm desperate for some help.

On 9/21/13 I was thrown out of my apartment in Butler, NJ and have been in a homeless shelter in Morristown ever since.

I'm in desperate need of some help... advice, job offers, a couch to crash on for a few months (jk), but seriousky, I'm just looking for some way out of this hole I've found myself in...

Hopefully someone here still remember. me and can offer some help... I'm desperate.
Wish I could help, but I'm too far away and dealing with my own issues.

But to get things started. What happened to your previous job? What was it? What do you want to do now?
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Old 10-28-13, 06:59 AM   #9
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Find a secret place where you can pray. Get a backpack to carry a Bible around for reading. Trust in God to deliver you out of your tribulation.
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I am curious to know how you are using the internet while homeless?
There are things called "libraries".

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If the OP is part of a religious community, he might consider seeking help there. If he's not, many religious groups have programs offered to the community (you don't have to belong to the community and are not "recruited"). (There might be less options available for single males, though.)
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What is it that you are looking for?
In short, a job and a place to live... being in a shelter to avoid homelessness is rather like being in a hospital to get well... the sooner you get out, the better your chances of a quick recovery.

I've done all the usual nonsense, applied for aid that takes at least a month to be approved for if I qualify, been looking for work, but I'd been doing that even before I was thrown out of my place and it hasn't changed my luck any...

I'm just trying to get back on my feet again, I'm looking for a hand up, not a hand out.
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Ill probably end up paying big karma for my insensitivity and sarcasm.
There's a special place in hell for people like you... and it's right next to the accordion players.
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Old 10-28-13, 08:40 AM   #13
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Wish I could help, but I'm too far away and dealing with my own issues.

But to get things started. What happened to your previous job? What was it? What do you want to do now?
My last gig was as a contract worker for an IT temp agency, I was doing server and POS updates for systems at several Borders bookstores, which, as I'm sure you recall, went out of business... since then I've been floundering along doing various odd jobs off the books, till I got thrown out by my now ex, now I can't even manage that much.

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Find a secret place where you can pray. Get a backpack to carry a Bible around for reading. Trust in God to deliver you out of your tribulation.

I am curious to know how you are using the internet while homeless?
Yeah... no, suddenly finding religion won't do jack squat for me right now.

As for internet, there's free wifi all over the place, though personally I prefer the library since I can sit here as long as I like and don't have to buy anything.

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Old 10-28-13, 08:46 AM   #15
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you ask for a job, what are your skills/education/work experience/salary requirements?
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Old 10-28-13, 08:54 AM   #16
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If the OP is part of a religious community, he might consider seeking help there. If he's not, many religious groups have programs offered to the community (you don't have to belong to the community and are not "recruited"). (There might be less options available for single males, though.)
If you're a woman you have all sorts of helpful options... not so many if you're a guy... seems like if you're male they automatically assume you're an alcoholic, drug abuser, or just too lazy to get a job.

I'm none of those things, I just have terrible luck finding anything like paying work.
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Old 10-28-13, 09:04 AM   #17
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you ask for a job, what are your skills/education/work experience/salary requirements?
I've done most jobs that don't involve wearing a paper hat and asking if they want fries with that.

The problem with listing qualifications is that I lack the little pieces of paper that say I can do what I know how to do, I'm self taught in just about everything I've done.

Of all the things I've done I enjoy working on computers the most, I've built and repaired countless sytems, both on my own and for a computer repair shop, but I lack and sort of certification in the field, which makes getting a job in that field a lot harder.

As for salary, I want no more than anyone else, to be able to support myself, not sure what the numbers for that would be but I'm pretty sure dipping fries in hot oil at the nearest burger barn wont do it.
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Old 10-28-13, 09:42 AM   #19
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All I can tell you is its getting cold out, if you don't have a place to stay and don't want to stay at a homeless shelter you better gather up what ever gear you can (blankets, matches, canned goods, water, antibiotics) and hop on a train headed some place warm and do it fast. I know its sound terrible but if you cant find any of the mentioned items its time to "borrow" them, hanging laundry, homeless shelter, gas stations will usually give you matches, you might even get lucky and find a lighter if you look, if not "borrow" one. If it bothers your conscious you can find a way of repaying everyone in the future, but now you have to do what you have to do. I hate to tell you these things but if things don't get better for you very soon you'll be out in the freezing cold, and if you don't stay in a shelter you'll freeze, you have to survive dude.
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Yeah, might be time to head to Texas. Warmer climate and a good job market.
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Check at the local schools systems. Go to one of their admin offices and see if they have any postings. I know not too long ago, Jefferson, Morris Hills, Dover and Morris Knolls were hiring. Even something like a bus aide pays a decent wage. You wont be buying a $4000 bike on the income but its survivable. In some of those schools they will train the bus aides to become bus drivers at no additional expense to you. The pay is better and provides full benefits. No college degree necessary. However, expect a thorough background check
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oh, and there is also the natural gas fields in the Dakotas. Big boom there right now...but like the gold rush, if you aren't there already, it might be too late
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In short, a job and a place to live... being in a shelter to avoid homelessness is rather like being in a hospital to get well... the sooner you get out, the better your chances of a quick recovery.

I've done all the usual nonsense, applied for aid that takes at least a month to be approved for if I qualify, been looking for work, but I'd been doing that even before I was thrown out of my place and it hasn't changed my luck any...

I'm just trying to get back on my feet again, I'm looking for a hand up, not a hand out.

Did this same thing happen to you a few years ago or am I mixing you up with someone else?
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Did this same thing happen to you a few years ago or am I mixing you up with someone else?
I came damn close to being homeless a few years ago but it didn't happen that time... didn't dodge the bullet this time around.
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I was unemployed for a while, I finally resorted to $9/hr temp work just to have some kind of income. With the holidays coming up, there must be some kind of seasonal employment you can give a try.

After my temp work, I moved up to secretarial at $18/hr, which is pretty easy to find for a woman with typing skills. But, at one company I worked for, our receptionist was an out of work tech guy. Sometimes you just got to do something, even if it's not what you had planned to do.

After 3 years in secretarial I'm back to my regular profession. I have to say, I enjoyed the secretarial work for those short years. But I'm enjoying the income now.
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