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Forum topic by Mike posted 09-27-2011 05:21 AM 1104 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2011 05:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor job layoff resource tip question

So I have an interesting and funny predicament that I am in. For the third time in as many years, I am having a company close from under me or downsize. In another month or two I will be out of a job again. The first company I worked as a Mechanical Engineer and they downsized and I lost my job. The next job I worked in a call center for a major cell phone provider as a manager and the site was shut down. Now I work selling audio and video equipment and that company too is shutting its doors. I am starting to think that I am a jinx. Graduating college in 2007, every year that I have been out I have had a different job. The longest one that I have held has been just under 2 years. My resume is ridiculous and employers have even said that while it is a very good resume, they don’t want to hire someone that has switched jobs so much. Has anyone else had this problem? BTW anyone want to hire me too? lol

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#1 posted 09-27-2011 06:56 AM

I’ve had 3 jobs in 2 years, pretty much the same stuff. The last time I got laid off it was from a family owned company. On Wednesday, the owner was telling everyone about their trip to Paris. Friday they came in and laid off 10% of the company. Was it wrong that we were hoping that plane fell out of the sky.?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 09-27-2011 03:00 PM

I’m sorry to hear you are having job problems. I hope everything works out for the best for you.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 09-27-2011 03:39 PM

It’s not you. I’ve been an engineer for 42 years. Every down turn in the economy which has impacted my job during that time has been presided over by democrats. Things won’t get better till we elect an administration that is pro business. Jobs are created by businesses. Some people don’t seem to realize that.

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#4 posted 09-27-2011 10:35 PM

No, you are not a jinx. I heard on the radio that 20 something unemployment is improving. It is down to 55% from 69% a couple of years ago. Remember 30 years of Reaganomics has brought you this bleak future. I am truly sorry you and my grand kids will never know the security and optimism my wife and I raised our family with. This month, Mexican trucks will be all over our highways elminating another US class of jobs.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-27-2011 10:44 PM

I am sorry but I can’t agree with you on this topic Topa…Reagan has been forgotten for over 20 years. The policy has been changed by George H.W. then Clinton then George W. and the responsibility now is in the lap of the current administration and they are responsible. They haven’t taken any of the responsibility but it is right in their laps and they are responsible. Put the blame where it belongs. 3 years ago he promised change and he is giving change. If you want change next time then vote for someone else. If you like the climate then stay with the current administration.

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 12:10 AM

Everything has been blocked in the Senate for the last 3 years. The bottomline is kids would be able to find a job if everything weren’t being exported or cheap labor being brought in under H1B. Until we have fair trade instead of one way free trade, the race to the bottom will continue, the middle class will continue to diminish and the top 2% will continue to accumulate more and more. The question is whether the revolution will be at the ballot box or in the streets. The current situation will not continue much longer with 25% unemployment plus all the self employed and businesses that are gone or closing.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 09-28-2011 11:12 AM

Excuse me, did you say you have “switched jobs so much”? No you have not!

You have not chosen to leave any of those three jobs – they left you. What you have done is shown a lot of adaptability to move from your chosen profession of engineering to whatever you can do to be gainfully employed. You need to be emphasising that as one of your biggest attributes.

Keep at it and good luck.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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