I have been laidoff for abt a year. I have pretty much given up trying to find a job due to personal reasons. Just wondering what people do with their day when you are jobless
What type of low SA jobs have you found?MEEEEE!
I spend most of my time on Wikipedia looking stuff up, or looking for low SA jobs, although I'm thinking about going to grad school. Academia is looking better to me than working in one of the many "FAST-PACED! TEAM-ORIENTED! GOAL ORIENTED! RESULTS DRIVEN!" careers.
But as a clerical secretary or admin type job don't you have to be cheerful go getter? You are at the beck and call of top executives and management, etc. Every job announcement I go to requires being able to confront and speak in fron of others. Would you work in a call center where you answered phones all day and didnt have to socialize with co-workers?Very few, haha. I'm looking mostly for clerical/secretarial type stuff though. I think that should be pretty easy on the SA. I also applied for a job as a stocker at Petsmart.
What type of positions are there in non profits? How do you get training?I am and it's been really hard trying to motivate myself to do anything...especially since you said, it all requires cash that I don't have coming in. I've been spending my days looking at job ads, researching wedding things (for a wedding that I REALLY can't afford now *sigh*), cleaning, and making lists of things I want to do so I don't waste my time. Ha lol
I'm looking for positions in non-profit organizations since that is where I last worked. I just hope I find a more understanding boss this time. It's happened before so maybe I will. *crosses fingers*
So how do you live if you havent worked for 5 years?I've been unemployed since 05. I've thought at times about looking for a job but every classified ad I look at screams "Don't apply for this job if you're a loser!" at me.
Whenever I get a job, I invariably hate it and want nothing more than just not to have to go to work. I usually end up hating my bosses, my doodies and most of all, my pay. I end up feeling worse than I do when I'm unemployed because the pay is so low I might as well be doing it all for free. And the bosses usually act like you're being paid good money and should be grateful. Hell with that.
My last job, among other things, I had to unload the delivery truck on Monday and Thursday mornings. That meant I had to be there at 4 in the morning. It wasn't too bad in the summer but in the winter, holy cow! It was like 5 below every morning and at least half of the load had to go into a walk-in freezer. So the stock room was freezing and the freezer was even more freezing. The stuff coming off the truck was ice cold. There was ice on the floor in the freezer. And to beat it all, if I didn't get done fast enough (So I could go upstairs and start serving customers when they opened) my boss would start yelling at me.
Anyway, after all of that, I had to go and work as an order taker.cashier for 8 hours. The only thing I miss about that job is a couple of the people I knew were very nice. Otherwise, it was like being crucified every day, going home, being glad I wasn't being crucified anymore for a few hours and then going to bed so I could do it all again.
I'd rather be unemployed than do that garbage for 7 bucks an hour.
It is basically administrative support work. I started out as the Assistant to the President and was promoted to run their Awards Program. However that employee decided to stay at the last minute :roll so I ended up supporting the Director of Finance with budgets and expenses. Eventually I ended up serving as a sort of Event Coordinator/Assistant. Could be terrible or ok on SA depending on your boss. My boss wanted everyone to be out there and so it ended up not working out for me.What type of positions are there in non profits? How do you get training?