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Old 04-28-15, 09:33 AM
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More people need to think like this more.

4) accept that NO job is truly beneath you when it comes to survival money so file pride away immediately

I've seen so many people turn down jobs because it doesn't "pay enough" or "isn't in my goal plan", well, when you're not making any money... how else are you going to support yourself?
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Old 04-28-15, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ToastedBread View Post
More people need to think like this more.

4) accept that NO job is truly beneath you when it comes to survival money so file pride away immediately

I've seen so many people turn down jobs because it doesn't "pay enough" or "isn't in my goal plan", well, when you're not making any money... how else are you going to support yourself?
Doesn't every good person have a trust fund? It's only evil people that are poor.

That's what Creflo Dollar says and he's a Christian man of God.
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Old 04-29-15, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ToastedBread View Post
More people need to think like this more.

4) accept that NO job is truly beneath you when it comes to survival money so file pride away immediately

I've seen so many people turn down jobs because it doesn't "pay enough" or "isn't in my goal plan", well, when you're not making any money... how else are you going to support yourself?
When I lost my executive job in healthcare management in January 2009, I made a determination that I was not going to relocate for family reasons. I would have been working again in two weeks had I wanted to move across the country. There are not a lot of jobs in my profession in the best of times in the Seattle area, so after three months of looking, I accepted a related job paying half of what I was making earlier. This allowed me to keep busy and pay the mortgage and so now, six years and two jobs later, I am making about 85% of what I was before in a much better setting in my specialty area.

I had read a lot at the time about other displaced executives holding out for another job at the same level and salary, and after months or years of looking and burning through their savings and retirement plans and having to sell the house, were happy to get a job stocking shelves at Safeway. So I made up my mind that anything that I could get that allowed me to pay the bills, and was still in local healthcare, I would take.
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Old 05-17-15, 01:51 AM
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Good on you for doing what it took to maintain what was most important to you.

I hope you're saving up some bucks and keeping debt down, because I believe by no later that mid-2017 we go off the cliff again. Central bankers think they can control all. Central bankers are always proven wrong.

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When I lost my executive job in healthcare management in January 2009, I made a determination that I was not going to relocate for family reasons. I would have been working again in two weeks had I wanted to move across the country. There are not a lot of jobs in my profession in the best of times in the Seattle area, so after three months of looking, I accepted a related job paying half of what I was making earlier. This allowed me to keep busy and pay the mortgage and so now, six years and two jobs later, I am making about 85% of what I was before in a much better setting in my specialty area.

I had read a lot at the time about other displaced executives holding out for another job at the same level and salary, and after months or years of looking and burning through their savings and retirement plans and having to sell the house, were happy to get a job stocking shelves at Safeway. So I made up my mind that anything that I could get that allowed me to pay the bills, and was still in local healthcare, I would take.
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Old 05-17-15, 02:01 AM
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Old 05-24-15, 09:29 AM
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It is not surprising to me but quite depressing to find this thread here. I'll be in this position at the end of June.
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Old 06-12-15, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ToastedBread View Post
I've seen so many people turn down jobs because it doesn't "pay enough", well, when you're not making any money... how else are you going to support yourself?
Well, if a job doesn't pay the bills, which many of the minimum wage jobs don't, you're still not supporting yourself, so it's a hard choice. How fast do you want to go downhill? Many jobs on the bottom want to give you 15 hours a week, but expect you to be on call 7 days a week for any shift.

I don't begrudge anyone their choices.
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Old 05-20-16, 04:54 AM
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Getting rid of automobile expenses is a real stress reliever. Having just one family car is smart.
I can see this thread being perfect in the BikeForum
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Old 07-25-16, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
Will you be the guy who works the nets on the bait boats?
It's 2.5 years later and I just realized what you're referring to. You surprise me.

Anyways, I gave notice on that job today. I inherited a bad situation and turned it around. Now it's time to move on.
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Old 06-19-17, 09:32 AM
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I just escaped being unemployed, Ive been working at my LBS as a learning mechanic for 2 years and have been seeing the signs that the business is going down and acting very unprofessional. The owners were trying to cut my hours and have cut my pay without even a notice.

I just recently landed a apprenticeship at a hotel, kind of disappointing I wont go further in bicycle mechanics in my situation I needed something fast and a little more stable, winters are harsh on bike shops. I plan on doing little repairs out of my basement for bike travelers though.
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Old 04-29-18, 10:11 AM
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I have worked two years, not consecutively in the last 12. The job market stinks unless you are young, and educated.
I said it in another forum and got an odd response, but over half of the population will not go on to higher education and complete a degree. So than what?
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Old 01-15-19, 07:51 AM
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Old 09-27-19, 04:32 PM
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Thread doesn't get much interest anymore...
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Old 01-14-20, 10:00 PM
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Way of the world is a bit tougher in these times. Not a lot of people can make it slaying sales on retail as they used to. Everything's gearing towards tech, investment, or next big product/service. Said as someone from the tech hub of the world who doesn't work in tech.
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Old 01-17-20, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
I have worked two years, not consecutively in the last 12. The job market stinks unless you are young, and educated.
I said it in another forum and got an odd response, but over half of the population will not go on to higher education and complete a degree. So than what?
I am old and educated, and well experienced. I was retired. I have been "called back."

My history includes lay offs, divesitures and company shut downs.

I have a totally different mentality/attitude now...

I'll ride this until it bucks me or I get tired.
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Old 01-17-20, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by gaidensensei View Post
Way of the world is a bit tougher in these times. Not a lot of people can make it slaying sales on retail as they used to. Everything's gearing towards tech, investment, or next big product/service. Said as someone from the tech hub of the world who doesn't work in tech.
You should include healthcare. I believe it is the fastest growing segment of the current economy.
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Old 03-19-20, 09:28 PM
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Jobs lost a many from a virus. Now people need to be aware how fragile everything is or not I suspect when or this is all passes everyone will be back to their normal selves acting like nothing. Better you than me syndrome. Just saying....
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Old 03-20-20, 05:04 PM
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Yeah, this thread just regained relevance.
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
Thread doesn't get much interest anymore...
Hmmm....
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Old 05-23-20, 05:31 PM
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My state has 30 major workforce education, training and retraining programs. Some are providing those needed services to the many now laid off. Our Cal Grants program also provides (with income qualification) an undergraduate degree, vocational or career training and do not have to be repaid. We also have a program that’s helped my area of work in taking care of the training, with pay and healthcare, for sustainable energy jobs for those whose fossil fuel jobs are shut down.

I’m thankful to live in a state where a majority of people see these things, even with the taxes, as a positive for both the individuals helped and for the economy of our state.
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