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Old 01-21-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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I was laid off in Feb. 2008 and in my state things are meager and always were to say the least. I am laid off from an Iron Foundry and it looks meager all the way around folks. I don't see the new President putting a Band Aid on anything very soon. He even said his plans might not work in four years too. Next time around, vote Independent. Republicans make wars, Democrats take guns, Independents take the ideas from both worlds and try to make people the happiest. Grab the chest waders and a canoe and hope for the best folks.

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I havent been working since the end of october, been doing odd jobs and such to make ends meet. It has been pretty nice spending more time with the kids. But am about ready to open up my own auto repair shop, pretty excited about it.
But like someone else said, everything happens for a reason.

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My condolences. I've been buying guns on craigslist and selling them on texasguntrader. I sell plasma twice a week for gas money. It's a good thing my wife has a good job. I make only about 30% of what she makes, but it is nice to have.

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Republicans make wars, Democrats take guns, Independents take the ideas from both worlds and try to make people the happiest.
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Sorry to hear that man. Hang in there.

I was lucky I got fired 9 months before the housing market blew up in our faces. I was running a Scraper for a 1000+ employee construction company here in NOVA. I went back to school and now work in a decent job making ok money. I don't have to put up with stinky chest thumping cavemen and eat dirt and suck exauste every day. I am surronded by women and have my own office now.

I have friends that have not been working for 4 or 5 months now.

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I hate to post this, but to be honest, I've had a great year. I have a very good job and actually just got asked to reconsider my old job I got fired from in March of last year. Had to pull my 401K so I had no money on the stock market until after it crashed. I took a job out of town and shortly there after gas prices crashed, so this actually has been good for me personally. However I am worried for the country as a whole and feel for all who are losing their jobs.

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Yeah that sucks spitinfire, I'm currently laid off too. Although unlike your predickament, my layoff is only temperary. I'm a heavy equipment operator in a limestone quarry and this happens about this time every year. Hopefully I get to go back in March, at least that what they told me. Might get to go back sooner. It's good to have skills to fall back on in situations like this, I have some side jobs lined up to do until I get back behind the wheel.

I'm glad my wife has a job because $238 a week on unemployment just doesn't cut it when you make $500 to $600 a week the rest of the year.

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It's sad to read things like this... but you could be worst... I lost my job in March 2008 (as a birthday gift) and I can't find job since then... the sad history here is that I will not find job while Chavez is on charge... because I signed a request to make new elections and kickout him of the power, every single person that singned that petition it's on a list, that was made by a senator (obviously on the sidewalk of Chavez), and all the names on that list can't find job to any public position, but to any private company that works for the government neither. As me there are about 2.5 million of people that can't find jobs in here... generations of professionals with Universitary degrees are working as taxi cab drivers, odd jobs or any other job not related with the carrer they study for. I'm handicapped electronic engineer of 29 years old and +4 years of work experience living of my father... that is sad... Venezuela has living this inferno for 11 years and the next elections will be in Dec. 2012. So Hang in there, as we say here... God tight the rope, but he doesn't hang up anybody. The lord does not trump anybody (sorry any misspelling or if my translation of a popular quote it's wrong)
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Thanks for the encouragement guys. Most of yesterday was spent going to local places to see if they needed any help, part time or full time. My wife found a few possibilities online last night so I've spent the morning polishing my resume to send into those places. Any of you guys good a resumes or proof reading?
I've got a few months before things get tight and I've already lined up some odd jobs to help out. If nothing else comes up I can always go back to driving a truck, don't really want to but I knew I kept that CDL for something.

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In the meantime, I suggest selling anything that you don't need or really want/use on ebay. It's a good way to keep up with bills. My girlfriend was out of a job for 5 months. I kept her (she's pregnant) and my 1 year old son fed and warm through selling my stuff on there.

Sure, they may be anti-gun but I made about as much as my gf would have, had she been working. She's been working for 2 months now. Ebay is on the backburner for now.

Good luck with your search. Remember to sit up straight and don't chew gum at any interviews.

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