posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:29 PM
Thank you for opening this thread.I've read all 11 pages.Some very sobering situations from people all over the world. It looks like there is a no
exit situation,but it’s not really so. Try your best to find something else, to educate in other fields, to leave the industry you’re in and be
flexible to join whatever industry/venture it still works in your area. Just so you don’t think that I’m preaching generalities : I’ve worked
for 20 odd years in the automation side of our automotive industry ( robotics and such). Been laid off in a split second 2 years ago. Hit the books
again and got more certifications in instrumentation, pneumatics,etc. Perked up my resume,opened a personal website, built it myself and posted my
resume. Worked like mad to propagate it with all search engines so people can actually find it.
In 6 months I started seeing hits from all over,and I’ve got my new job partly because people liked the idea ( I’ve listed there my past
projects,involvement with different industries and references). This is not about me,just trying to say what it worked.
I was willing to relocate,change industry,pay for my own training if necessary.In a word flexible.I realize it might not work for everyone,but
something to keep in mind.
Now,I have to vent at some replies you got here :
@JakiusFogg : stop telling how smart and hardworking other people are (Indians,Chinese,etc).It’s a cliché, get over it. Canadians and Americans are
hard working too, pretty smart and creative and it’s not our fault that we have to demand more for wages as compared to the “others”. We have to
pay our bills here,in North America. I’m an immigrant myself, I love my home country and I love Canada. I’m getting really tired and p*off at all
the employers thinking how stupid we are and how smart others are.Bring it on,put the challenge out there for what you need, you’ll see North
Americans can do it,but now for $.50/day, because our rents/mortgages are not $50/month.
To everyone else who thinks that there is no way out, think what would happen if you would stop buying everything else that is not absolute necessity?
Stop and really let it sink in for a minute. Who’s gonna come crying that the bottom line is not met?
Whatever money you might have, spend it on your education, take care of your family, and try to help your fellow countrymen to pull through.
I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at what your government is doing to you: Capitalism says free market, minimal social safety nets and none of
that “socialist” nonsense of “free” health care, maternity leave, etc……but, they took your money and used it to bail out the very
institutions who betrayed you and made you be in this situation. No regulation because that is “socialism”, but who’s screaming for more
We’re in the same situation here north of you, but most don’t realize it yet.