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Survival or Take any job! December 2, 2010

Posted by jvmullin in Job Searching, Job Searching.
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It amazes me that people with a comfortable job can tell someone who is struggling to keep a roof over their head, food on the table and their family in tact that they shouldn’t succumb to taking any job. I mean what world are these people living in? Place yourself in their shoes before you make such a thoughtless statement. You have a job and your dealing with inflation they do not have a job their benefits just got cut and they are dealing with a depression. So isn’t your world cozy!

Sorry but I am a realist. I am trying to live both sides. I am trying to get a company going so that I have a job and I am one of those who benefits have run out and I am trying to survive by talking anything. Most days my food intake is 1 hamburger patty no bun or condiments. I have lost about 30 lbs lately. So don’t try to tell me that I should stay focused on the career that I really want. Not when there are more and more companies out there getting away with unemployed need not apply.

My recommendation is to not give up on your dream job while you are also looking for anything that will allow you to survive. Put your dream job on simmer while you bring survival to a full boil.  Until Corporate America gets their head out of their rear end, it is what it is in the new America.

Remember the movie Soylent Green with Edward G. Robinson and Charelton Heston? It isn’t far off if things don’t change.

 

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1. missdisplaced - December 3, 2010

I get pissed off when you see things like:
“This is a long-term position for the right person. If you switch jobs continually this may not be for you. (I understand layoffs, but  a job every 3 months for several years is odd, clean up your resume!)”

Ummmm, many places will now only hire CONTRACT employees. Hence, the worker has no choice BUT to switch jobs every three months. And that is held against them too.

Dammed if you do. Dammed if you don’t.


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