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**Official "I'm Unemployed" Thread**

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Jut read about this over in TT.

As far as not sending anything if you don't get the job - that has been common practice with employers for quite some time now. I think it sucks - After all the hoops the applicants have to jump through just to get them to even read an application/resume, the least they could do is send out a form letter saying "you're not what we are looking for" or "the position has been filled"...

Considering working at UW LaX. Cool. When I start my program in the fall, all of my classes will be in the shared Health Sciences Building which happens to be on the UW campus. Wish I knew someone over that way so I could put in a good word for you...

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I wonder if it helps that my dad graduated from there....of course it was La Crosse State back then. :P

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I wonder if it helps that my dad graduated from there....of course it was La Crosse State back then. :P

Depend on how much money he donates as an alum... :PB)

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Since I didn't think the topic of being unemployed should take over the "Why do people post anonymously" thread over in trash talk, I've started this one. This is the place to express your frustrations and to annouce the fact that perhaps you're rejoining the workforce (we'll have an e-party for those annoucements).

Yes, yours truly is currently unemployed. While we've had to tighten the belt, we're still very fortunate that we have one salary with full health insurance. About all I can do is send out resume after resume and just HOPE to get a call back. It's frustrating and discouraging, but life goes on. I'm at the point now, where I'm tempted to just go ahead and apply for disability, since most of the jobs out there are things like food service, and I can't stand for that long, etc.

As I said over in TT, I just found a posting for a job at UW-La Crosse. I think it would be a good match for my talents and energies. Hopefully it come across that way in my application and possible interview. Perhaps, this would be the one time where be a person with a disability would be an advantage.

So for those of you in the same boat I wish you well. Hopefully we can all whether the current economic storm in which we find ourselves.

Sorry to hear that MNSOTA. Yes, I am also unemployed. I worked at a bodyshop in Brooklyn Park for almost 5 years and was laid off on April 22nd or 24th or something. I can't remember. lol

Anyways, I've quickly learned how damn near impossible it is to get a job and it really sucks. Thankfully, I am still young, and this gave me a perfect opportunity to get back into school. I'm going to be doing an online course to get trained in the area of IT and computer software and it's only supposed to take 7 months of online classes before I get the degree.

That's kinda where I am at at the moment, and am hoping that I do well with this whole online schooling thing so we'll see what happens. Wish me luck everyone! I certainly need it.

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Most here know - I am in the club (After 21 years) it sucks.

I have been trying to be one of the 3% who find good jobs via applying on-line. I have applied for 114 jobs since I was laid off on Feb 6 and have not gotten so much as one interview. It IS all about WHO you know. Networking is the key (and something I LOATHE and suck at).

I go to Job Transistion Networking Groups at Wooddale Church and St. Andrew's and have gotten some leads there - but they have not worked out either.

It just really sucks for someone like me who feels worthless not working. I am not one who embraces the "I am getting unemployment so I am going to "enjoy" this" mentality that seem so prevalent out there.

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Sorry to hear about the job losses everyone.

All work is dignified. While I am fortunate to still have my job at MS, I also have a part time job at Dominos delivering pizzas. Believe it or not, you can make some decent money doing it. There are nights where in addition to my minimum wage, I take home $50 to $60 in tips. Places like Dominos are ALWAYS hiring. There is no shame in work like this.

MNSOTA - with your physical limitations, have you considered applying at some type of call center? Places like that usually have high turnover, and thus usually have open positions.

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MNSOTA, I am so sorry to hear you lost your job. Did you see it coming or did they just lay you off out of the blue? Like you said, you still have KC's salary and benefits, but that still has got to suck. Keeping my fingers crossed for that job you just heard about. Sounds like a good fit for you. :)

LWF, sorry to hear you lost your job as well. The skills you learned at BP should help you land a job soon. Cars are always gong to break!

Antti, having been on the employer side of resumes, I gotta admit that those sent through monster and other online sites sort of get tossed in the "no" or "maybe no" piles more often than the old fashioned paper resumes. Also follow up with a phone call or e-mail a couple days later. It'll show you really are interested.

Good luck to all who are unwillingly unemployed. I feel for ya. :(

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LWF, sorry to hear you lost your job as well. The skills you learned at BP should help you land a job soon. Cars are always gong to break!

It's really not as bad as it seems TBH. I had saved $200.00 per week for over two years so do the math. ;) It actually is a blessing in disguise. I was in a dead-end job with no where to go, and now I have no excuse to get back to school. I go later this week to this IT/Software seminar thing and as stated before, hopefully it's just the 7 months of school like they say!

I'll let you guys know later this week what's up.

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Jut read about this over in TT.

As far as not sending anything if you don't get the job - that has been common practice with employers for quite some time now. I think it sucks - After all the hoops the applicants have to jump through just to get them to even read an application/resume, the least they could do is send out a form letter saying "you're not what we are looking for" or "the position has been filled"...

Considering working at UW LaX. Cool. When I start my program in the fall, all of my classes will be in the shared Health Sciences Building which happens to be on the UW campus. Wish I knew someone over that way so I could put in a good word for you...

What program are you going into, just cuz I'm all nosy and curious? I just finished my one class that I had to take in the Health Science building and I think you'll find it pretty awesome in there (if you like science). I was a WTC student though (and will be again someday after my brain recovers from their LPN program and is ready for their RN program).

Although I will be taking a 1 year course at UWL this year to get certified as Specialist. Here's hoping I run into you and MNSOTA there. Not that I'd know if I did, lol.

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Since I didn't think the topic of being unemployed should take over the "Why do people post anonymously" thread over in trash talk, I've started this one. This is the place to express your frustrations and to annouce the fact that perhaps you're rejoining the workforce (we'll have an e-party for those annoucements).

Yes, yours truly is currently unemployed. While we've had to tighten the belt, we're still very fortunate that we have one salary with full health insurance. About all I can do is send out resume after resume and just HOPE to get a call back. It's frustrating and discouraging, but life goes on. I'm at the point now, where I'm tempted to just go ahead and apply for disability, since most of the jobs out there are things like food service, and I can't stand for that long, etc.

As I said over in TT, I just found a posting for a job at UW-La Crosse. I think it would be a good match for my talents and energies. Hopefully it come across that way in my application and possible interview. Perhaps, this would be the one time where be a person with a disability would be an advantage.

So for those of you in the same boat I wish you well. Hopefully we can all whether the current economic storm in which we find ourselves.

As I said over in TT, I just found a posting for a job at UW-La Crosse. I think it would be a good match for my talents and energies. Hopefully it come across that way in my application and possible interview. Perhaps, this would be the one time where be a person with a disability would be an advantage.

Sorry to hear about your job loss. That really sucks. But I am keeping my fingers crossed that you get the job that would perfectly match your skills.

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MN, sorry to hear you got laid off. You are on Facebook right? All my librarian and archivist friends hang out on Facebook, especially the academics. They're forced to by their employers. They dragged me there.

LWF, if you're going into IT get a good general education, but specialize. Security is the hot spot right now, and will remain so. If you're up for a little different suggestion, go for GIS. Not directly IT related, but people are realizing how essential mapping is to land and habitat management and with many federal agencies addressing land management during global warming, it might be an ideal niche.

It's a rough economy right now, but things eventually have to pick up.

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What program are you going into, just cuz I'm all nosy and curious? I just finished my one class that I had to take in the Health Science building and I think you'll find it pretty awesome in there (if you like science). I was a WTC student though (and will be again someday after my brain recovers from their LPN program and is ready for their RN program).

Although I will be taking a 1 year course at UWL this year to get certified as Specialist. Here's hoping I run into you and MNSOTA there. Not that I'd know if I did, lol.

I'm in the Clinical Lab Tech Program.

I have been in the building a couple of times. It is VERY nice. After surviving BioChem and getting a taste of the labs, I'm really excited to get started.

As far as meeting up, I guess we will just have to make a point to do so. It would be a shame to knowingly be so close to another messageboard member and not meet.

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Well I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow. It's for a call center representative. The only downside is that the job is in Madison, which is an hour drive each way should I get hired. Plus, I absolutely HATE driving in Madison. Give me downtown St. Paul any day.

I'm still going to follow through on the UW-L job. I can't pass up on this current interview and possible job for something that might now pan out. Of course if it does, I'm going to feel like crud to bail on a company that hired me for two or so weeks. But like I said, one doesn't pass up state benefits.

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Well I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow. It's for a call center representative. The only downside is that the job is in Madison, which is an hour drive each way should I get hired. Plus, I absolutely HATE driving in Madison. Give me downtown St. Paul any day.

I'm still going to follow through on the UW-L job. I can't pass up on this current interview and possible job for something that might now pan out. Of course if it does, I'm going to feel like crud to bail on a company that hired me for two or so weeks. But like I said, one doesn't pass up state benefits.

I hope that your interview goes well and you get the job that you want MNSOTA.

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Well I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow. It's for a call center representative. The only downside is that the job is in Madison, which is an hour drive each way should I get hired. Plus, I absolutely HATE driving in Madison. Give me downtown St. Paul any day.

I actually liked Driving in Madison when I went there last summer, at least a lot more than driving in Milwaukee.

Good luck on your job though.

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I actually liked Driving in Madison when I went there last summer, at least a lot more than driving in Milwaukee.

Good luck on your job though.

Try driving there during the school year. Damn students think they can walk anywhere regardless of crosswalks. I used to be one of them and I couldn't believe the balls the students had when I first arrived. It's like twice as bad in Madison as it is at UMN-TC, and it's pretty bad there too.

Good luck with the job, MNSOTA, but I'm still crossing my fingers for the other job for you. :)

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Try driving there during the school year. Damn students think they can walk anywhere regardless of crosswalks. I used to be one of them and I couldn't believe the balls the students had when I first arrived. It's like twice as bad in Madison as it is at UMN-TC, and it's pretty bad there too.

Ah, I didn't get that but yeah its like that at any campus. I still liked it better than Milwaukee. No frigging roundabouts.

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So the plant manager/boss walks into the office today spouting off, "We need to get rid of some people this week."

:blink:

Everyone's holding their breath. It's a small manufacturing company of 4 office people and 12 factory workers... Nine sales people in Arizona. But the dude was talking about cutting throats here.

If I don't make the cut I'm seriously considering moving back to the Twin Cities to do some table dancing. I don't care if I make half the joint puke... There's always someone somewhere eager to see an oldster strut his stuff.

What bar has the most loaded women in it? ;)

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So the plant manager/boss walks into the office today spouting off, "We need to get rid of some people this week."

:blink:

Everyone's holding their breath. It's a small manufacturing company of 4 office people and 12 factory workers... Nine sales people in Arizona. But the dude was talking about cutting throats here.

If I don't make the cut I'm seriously considering moving back to the Twin Cities to do some table dancing. I don't care if I make half the joint puke... There's always someone somewhere eager to see an oldster strut his stuff.

What bar has the most loaded women in it? ;)

If memory serves me correctly, shouldn't it be the AZ office making cuts? I thought they were the slackers and your office was understaffed?

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Ah, I didn't get that but yeah its like that at any campus. I still liked it better than Milwaukee. No frigging roundabouts.

Ugh, don't mention roundabouts. The "lovely" WI DOT believes that Mauston needs a roundabout or two...one of them being where the school buses make their twice daily journey. Seriously, how do people in the DOT keep their jobs, but people like Antti and myself are unemployed? Thankfully, we're still only in the proposal and traffic study phase.

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If memory serves me correctly, shouldn't it be the AZ office making cuts? I thought they were the slackers and your office was understaffed?

Nods head affirmatively. They laid off one person last month, but not before hiring someone else two months ago. It's a crazy place! lol

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Nods head affirmatively. They laid off one person last month, but not before hiring someone else two months ago. It's a crazy place! lol

I hear ya. We had to lay off our only French speaking rep last month (who we really need through the end of this month, and we'll need again when a new Canadian program launches later this year). Ended up hiring a temp ($$) for just a couple of hours a day, and like a week later our Accounting Manager was promoted to VP ($$) and we hired a new COO ($$). That latter position had been vacant almost a year. All this while the whole company is in a 5% pay decrease for six months, yet we just had to get rid of our French rep who made less than $20 an hour. Yeah, that all evens out in the end. :huh:

Companies make foolish decisions all the time. Seems like you're good at what you do. Hopefully that'll keep you employed. If not, it just means you were meant for greener pastures...table dancing or something. :lol:

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I hear ya. We had to lay off our only French speaking rep last month (who we really need through the end of this month, and we'll need again when a new Canadian program launches later this year). Ended up hiring a temp ($$) for just a couple of hours a day, and like a week later our Accounting Manager was promoted to VP ($$) and we hired a new COO ($$). That latter position had been vacant almost a year. All this while the whole company is in a 5% pay decrease for six months, yet we just had to get rid of our French rep who made less than $20 an hour. Yeah, that all evens out in the end. :huh:

Companies make foolish decisions all the time. Seems like you're good at what you do. Hopefully that'll keep you employed. If not, it just means you were meant for greener pastures...table dancing or something. :lol:

Well, either way I just have to keep hammering away.

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