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posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by Amaterasu
 


When you get a job or a house or a living or a life from anyone on ATS I’ll be more than happy for you.


Again... I just wanted anyone who might miss me to know the score. I was not making a plea, though it is awesome to see how many want to help, offering suggestions and ideas.

I am rather active here, get U2Us and the flood control was making the personal contacting of those on my friends list quite time consuming and tedious. Ergo, this thread.


And considering you’ve given no reason why you’re in the predicament you are - I’ll keep that opinion.


I am a graphic designer/video editor/Flash designer-animator/writer who was laid off the last job of that sort in the area (it's pretty much the boonies here) in Feb 2006 when the new owner moved all graphics and newspaper production out of state.

Since that time I have applied to 100-150 jobs a WEEK online and in person, getting less and less picky as time has gone on. Most jobs, sadly, want local talent.

We put an ad in craigslist offering our services doing DOMESTIC work (house cleaning, dishes, windows, etc.) and ORGANIZING stuff - those were my jobs - and YARDWORK, lifting, toting, fence repair, horse-stall cleaning and misc. - those were my fiance's jobs - when we were finally evicted from our apartment for the inability to pay rent.

The couple who answered the ad had a friend who lost his job, ran out of money, and asked for help, so the couple had to make a choice between us and their friend. The friend (of many years) won out.

There ya go. That's why we are in the boat we're in.


And since (I assume) ATS doesn’t pay you for being here - ATS isn’t conductive to your future either.


A few minutes here and there does NOT cause an issue with my duties.


What have you been doing all your life (other than spending time on ATS)?


Have you had this in-you-face attitude all YOUR life...?


Obviously nothing that gave you any security.


NO job gives "security," or haven't you looked around?


Something smells.


Vraiment??? Do tell what this smell is of.


Now maybe someone here will find you help.
Or someone here will get you a job.
Maybe even lend you money.
That’s all fine and good - I hope it works out.


I don't think I will need help, with the invention my fiance is waiting to hear about. If it is selected - and it's one of 13 still in the running out of over 1000 submitted to a product idea search - we will have $2,500 up front and then royalties eventually.

Meanwhile, we are going to the nearest city qand being dropped off. Maybe we can find work then.


Good Luck


Thanks. [smile]


By the by I'm not a *Dude*...


Sorry, but truthfully... I call EVERYONE "Dude." LOL! Rather I call you "chick?" [wink]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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The best of luck to you and your fiance!


Meanwhile, perhaps you could find a job/lodging as "house sitters"?

Anyway, I am sure it will all work out for the best.







[edit on 18-10-2008 by Vanitas]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:55 PM
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Im really sorry to hear this about anyone, i wish all the best to your and your misses.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by Spoodily
reply to post by Amaterasu
 


Quit crying and quit bumming. Take responsibility for yourself and make do. If you drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or do drugs quitting those can be your first step to a road to betterment.

I have no sympathy for bums because I have helped too many so far. If you are mentally competent you need to take a long look in the mirror and adjust your way of thinking. I can't believe you would come to ATS to spout some sob story about how the guy you were mooching from is kicking you out. Get real and grow up. I feel bad for the woman you are dragging down with you. For all I know, maybe she's the one dragging you down. I am turning my back on you now.

Good luck. I know how it is to think you're at the end of the road but I give kicks in the pants for free now. Get it together, man.


Wow. See my previous post. I explained what was happening so as not to have friends worry.

I did not know I could enter more than one at a time in the U2U option, and it was taking forever to U2U each individually. Neither my fiance nor I have been "mooching," nor have we dragged anyone down. We are struggling because of both the economy and the location. We are going to the nearest city and sleeping in freezing weather on concrete so as to look for work.

No kick in the pants needed HERE, thank you very much. (And my fiance is not my fiancee...)



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:58 PM
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Amaterasu-You are one of my favorite posters here, and I am disheartened to hear of your situation. I myself have found myself on the brink of your situation more than once, so I can surely relate. Good vibes and prayers go out to you and your fiance. I consider you to be awoken--Use that knowledge and meditate intensely upon it, what you need and desire. You will make it happen. People like you do not stay down long.

If there's anything I can do, feel free to U2U me. You are in my thoughts.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:59 PM
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have you tried getting employment? sounds like youre waiting for this invention to pay off, but not sure if it will. i don't understand how two "normal" people who are willing to work hard can have no money.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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Wow, I'm really sorry to hear you're going through such a rough experience, Amaterasu. I hope things look up for you and your fiance soon.

And I appreciate the thought behind this post. You and I don't see eye-to-eye, and we don't exchange u2u's, so it's helpful to me that you posted this. I will notice it if you are participating less around here, and even miss your participation in the threads where we butt heads.

If you ever do decide to migrate downstate, keep me in mind as someone to u2u. I can't offer anything personally, but I can certainly keep an ear open around my neighborhood for job or housing opportunities. There's not a lot here, but I suppose every ear to the ground helps.

Best of luck.

P.S. - I really hope you don't let the trolls in this thread get to you. I'm pretty sure you're too strong for that, but I'm really amazed by some of the responses here. Even if you had written this thread looking for help or sympathy (and you clearly didn't) – that's what people are for. There is nothing wrong with needing each other.

[edit on 10/18/08 by americandingbat]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:05 PM
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Did you miss the part of looking for between 100-150 jobs on a regular basis? I know I didn't.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:06 PM
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Amaterasu I wish you the best of luck.
Know that anything is possible.
Things can change in an instance.
See and speak your desires and then release it.

Maybe if we all just picture you warm, comfortable and happy, that would help.
I am not going to think of you in hardship.

Again best wishes to you and your fiance.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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around here, the food grows off the trees in the winter. this is our off year for tangerines, but next year, the trees in our backyard will be loaded with more tangerines than we could possibly ever eat. other people's trees may be different. in the middle of the winter, we have fresh fruit in our stores because it grows here in the middle of the winter. the rivers and ocean are nearby, and many people fish from them daily, some for food, some for sport. orlando has several types of jobs, mostly related to tourism. such as disney world, sea world, wet n' wild, universal studios, and various specialty restaurants, such mystery theater, arabian knights, that kinda thing. several cruise lines leave from our area, to places like the bahamas, bermuda and mexico. some are gambling boats with 3 hour trips. disney also has a cruise line, and they are frequently looking for baggage handlers who make pretty good tips.

there's also the zoos and various wild life preserves. we are relatively poor schmucks, so we don't get around much but it's a very nice place to live when hurricane season is over. summer can be a bit daunting if you don't like hot, humid weather.

we don't have a swimming pool so if you need to swim, the ocean is probably the closest place (Although clearly not the safest place to swim! sharks are scary). our house is not big, but it's not dinky. our table is big so there's plenty of room for more than our family of 4. we have a violent west highland white terrier, but once he gets the idea that you're okay, he's pretty much docile. i wouldn't trust him too far tho, he's bitten me before for coming between him and the sock he had clutched in his mouth.

we live by a golf course, which may or may not have jobs available. it's a city golf course. our yard is the jungle (and i'm not kidding). this is a semi tropical location. sleeping outside is not recommended as we have seen a coral snake on more than one ocassion by our house and over the course of 2 years. there's also a black racer out there. florida also has alot of bugs, particularly black widows, fire ants, banana spiders, and palmetto bugs (huge brown roaches, that fly). there are alot of stores and businesses in this area, including a big mall but you wouldn't know it by looking at our yard. lol



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:20 PM
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If you have PAYPAL I can help you with a small donation..others may be able to do the same as well..I am not sure if this VIOLATES TOC but I am willing to risk the wrath to help U2U me please



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Tom_Proctor
Where do you stay if you have a car? I've been homeless for days and the cops always knock at my car window and ask me what I'm doing.


So sorry to hear! We have no car, even, so I can't answer that bu to suggest roadside rest areas. If someone asks what you're doing, say you are sleeping off the sleepies from the road...

Best of luck to you!



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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I am a graphic designer/video editor/Flash designer-animator/writer who was laid off

Do you have a degree? if so you do know you can work from the internet, there are also a couple sites where you can pick up some quick graphic design jobs as well (things like making logos and such)
designquote.net is one, there are a lot more though

I too like so many here have "been there done that" and you really do need to take a look at your situation. I can't help but think your boyfriend had you riding on hope of something that may not happen, and it's going to take you both down. Whatever the cause of your situation I wish you the best, and hope that you learn from the experience. It's going to really show the both of you who you are.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
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Originally posted by Amaterasu
I also have been applying to jobs (100-150 a WEEK) in person and on the net. Less in person because I have exhausted all the places around here (some know me when they see me coming!).


You've been applying for 100-150 jobs a WEEK, and have found nothing? It doesn't sound like there is a lack of jobs in your area!?


About 99% - or more - are on the net, around the world (mostly in the States, though...).


Maybe you need to lower your expectations, or take two jobs. Or really consider why it is that you are unable to get work after all those applications...


Um... I have applied to clean chicken guts, to make beds and such at the one hotel for 20 miles around, there are no fast food joints, but if there were I would be applying to them... I have applied to rent movies, I have applied to work in banks, I have applied to sell ice cream, wait tables, make sandwiches...

My gray hair may be the issue, but I have no money to color it, and I avoid the chemicals anyway.

So. Yes, there are a few jobs around. Yes, I have applied to them. No, they have not hired me (considering I have people 20 years my junior applying as well. Believe me, my expectations are about as low as they can get.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by kyred
I am truly sorry to hear of this set back in your life. Be strong and persevere and surely you will recover from this. Hopefully you don't have children, that would make things much more difficult and depressing. I have been homeless twice and both times I had children with me. What a sad time it was for us. But I continued to search for solutions and both times I was successful. Good luck to you.


Thank you so much. Actually we have a daughter who will be six in January. We haven't seen her in a year because, when the 401K money (what little there was) ran out, we sent her to live with my sister 3000 miles away. I could not bear the thought of HER going hungry, and I knew my sister would feed her organic, wholesome food.

But when the money does roll in, she is coming back and we will be again - in her words - The Awesome Family.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by SUNRAY06
reply to post by Amaterasu
 

If you have PAYPAL I can help you with a small donation..others may be able to do the same as well..I am not sure if this VIOLATES TOC but I am willing to risk the wrath to help U2U me please


And if there is a way of sending money without revealing one's identity, then I am sure many more would gladly chip in...





[edit on 18-10-2008 by Vanitas]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:39 PM
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I am in upstate NY and will be willing to help in whatever little way I can. I can't really take you in, as I have a family in my house barely making ends meet right now, and you are a stranger. But I will be willing to pick you up wherever you are, get you a meal or two and get you to a bigger city, if you'd like.

I don't post here often and have really been a lurker of the forums for years, but I'm trustworthy. I know times are going to be tough and that it's time for people to start stepping up for humanity and helping each other out. I want to start making those steps.

I understand you are near the Finger Lakes, but if you wait until I'm off work next Friday and Saturday, I can make it that way. I live at the foot of the Catskills, so it's too far out of my way to drive after work, and I am currently about to get promoted, so taking time off will only hurt that chance ... HR interview this week.

I have studied graphic design and computer animation but found work elsewhere because I didn't want to be a starving artist. Get back if you're interested in at least a bit of help.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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I'm really sorry to hear of this downturn in your situation Amaterasu. I was once homeless, although that was at a time where I felt able to lay my head nearly anywhere, and spent a lot of time sleeping on L.A. beaches. I was young and thought myself invulnerable.

Have you been looking on Craigslist as well? Probably so. We're far from rich, I mean really far, but if we could set up a system that was overseen by the ATS system here, I'd be more than willing to kick in a little hand UP. Someone gave me a hand up once, and I've always felt it my continual obligation to pay that forward.

For what it's worth, I feel that your spirit and outlook is positive and beneficial.... you don't come across to me as someone seeking an entitlement. You are willing to work.

I drew unemployment once too, for 3 months. Little did I realize how the taxes on that would kill me at filing time. Still, that's part of the system that's there for people like yourselves that have worked and done their best to be responsible for themselves.

I wish you the best. Y'know, some of my fondest lessons were absorbed during those hardship times. You sound intelligent, and I like the way you think and write. Maybe there's a silver lining in there for you two. I hope you don't mind if I meditate a prayer to the all-that-IS on your behalf.

Let us know what we can do.

All the best



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Amaterasu
I have tried to notify my friends on ATS of this, one at a time, but the "flood control" is making it rough.

Seeing nowhere to post this specifically, I chose this section, but mods may see a better place...

A note to my friends:

As of Sunday, we (my fiance and I) will have to be out of where we are - the people we have been staying with, doing domestic, organization and yard work, will need the space for a friend who is in the same boat as we are (unable to find work, would be homeless).

I am sorry they had to choose. I am sure it was a difficult choice for them.

I will try to make it onto ATS when I can, but it is likely to be rare.

I thank you for your friendship and look forward to better times.


You've got a fiance, and you're homeless? Man, not a personal attack or anything, but, I've got a nice place right smack in the middle of it all... and it's empty except for me. The hunnies just aren't interested.

If I did have any hunnies, they would have left me cold if I lost my job.

That's why I don't help homeless on the street. They've got hunnies waiting for them when they get back to the shelter, to see how much they made for the day.

I've been homeless before, but I was able to easily work my way up (from absolute zero, I mean, I was dead broke) and stash at least 20 grand in the bank in less than 2 years. Yeah, I had to survive a few nights sleeping on the streets when they kicked me out of one shelter, waking up near dead one cold night, but it's not right for anyone to ask me for money after what I've been through.

Yeah, I have a bachelors degree, but all the jobs I've worked don't require one.

I'd give job search tips if you *really* find it that difficult, but, I mean, if you have a hunny and I don't, I'd have to say you're in terrific shape, homeless or not.

Hey, and it ups my chances!





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