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Originally posted by CSArnold
I've been unemployed for 3 months or so recently, I exhausted job hunting online and calling places, so I got on the bicycle, went and beat some bushes, it took me 3 days to find something, I start Monday, they checked my references and even gave me my desired pay. Fact is, you'll never find anything unless you try. I live in Florida, and the job market around here isn't so good.
Originally posted by Legion2112
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II
Hi. What's up. Nice avatar. Ignorant much?
I'm going back to the very same employer that laid me off three months ago due to a leg injury that they didn't want to give me health insurance for... sign o' the times I guess. Doing it only because it's the only viable alternative I have to continue collecting unemployment and fishing for jobs that will never be... the above posters are right, whether you like it or not. Networking and being "in good" with employers are the only way you'll get hired in this country... and being "in good" has nothing to do with education, experience, drive or motivation... it has to do with who you know.
On the side, I'll also add that this whole get off your arse and bike nonsense is a load of crap.
I'm recovering from a leg injury... and I live 20 miles from where I'll be working. Granted this is the U.K. we're talking about, but recent posters in "America is evil and BP thusly had nothing to do with the oil leak" have said time and again that we should all just hop bike to avoid looking like evil bastards.
This is a strawman argument against real change because those elected have no idea how to fix the mess we're in... so it must be our fault.
Originally posted by dreamseeker
Even if you did go on your bike to find a job they tell you to apply at their web site. So what't the point.
Originally posted by fatdad
how about the government tackle the immigration mess and kick out the millions of immigrants in the UK first..
we would then have millions of jobs and houses freed up for the native born British to live in and somewhere to work....
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
reply to post by invetro
How dare Mr. Smith tell the unemployed to put down their pints and crisps, and actually look for work! I think he ought to do just what the Yanks are demanding, just continue sending the free dosh and get out of their business!