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Did the Stimulus Package give you a job?

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posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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You are honestly the only person I have ever heard this from. If you could elaborate and tell your story, I would be truly grateful.

-Thank you
Dreamwalker74




posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by axiomuser
Nutter - Glad you are working. What industry are you working in? Just curious.


Thanks. It was ruff there for a little while.

What happened to me was that I recieved (earned) my professional engineering license and my employer gave me a raise. Only to lay me off a few months later stating that they couldn't afford to pay my salary anymore (even though they are the ones who forced me to get the PE....but I'm glad I did it).

So, I get a call about 9 months later (after looking for a job non stop and being like "WTF....I thought civil engineers where in high demand?") asking if I would join a team of construction managers to manage one of the stimulus (ARRA) projects. I accepted.

And now I'm making about 15k/year more than I was before I was laid off. I just hope it lasts.


Sorry to hear of all the people who are still looking. Hang in there. I know it's tough.



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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It gave us some temp postions, but a lot of overtime money so we can catch up.



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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Also, there are 4 other people in my office who got jobs (1 kept the job) due to the stimulus. So, 3 new jobs. 1 job kept.

It's about the only thing I can thank Obama for. But, thank you Mr. President.



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