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ATS, I could use some career advice. As in, I need a job..

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posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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I know things are tough all over right now. But I will be getting my 2 year degree in a few weeks. While it may not seem like much to the many educated, and downright brilliant, people here on ATS, I worked very hard against numerous adversities and am proud of my efforts. I will only have an associate's geared toward anthropology study. I lost my job at the beginning of the semester after putting in about 4 years of my time and energy. I was mostly a grunt at a retail shop but got in some management experience toward the end there. So, I have been out of work for about three months now and can't really afford to continue on at the university (even though I would really like to if the possibility opens up again).

See, anthropology, I hear, isn't a great field to study unless you're planning on going for the post-graduate degrees. So, at this point, I really need to get back into the work force. This is where you come in..

Any ideas of how my experience with anthro/ and diversity can serve me in looking for entry level work either related or unrelated to this discipline? I'm not sure my AA degree will serve me well, right now. But any fresh ideas will do me good and hopefully get me sleeping better. I have looked into the possibility of doing some archaeology fieldwork, but most of it seems to be volunteer work in exchange for field experience; and most of it would require me to travel more than I am capable of. My only other academic strength is writing and composition.

While on the subject of being up all night. Any good night shift jobs? My body + mind seem to function better in the AM hours and I have even worked overnight grocery stocking for a while. I do not feel any job is beneath me. I am honest and hard working and really just want to sustain myself again.

Anybody have personal experiences that might relate to my current situation? Any good job ideas for a night person like me? Any thoughts, ideas, advice, or even encouragements will be welcome. Thanks in advance for any replies.




posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 06:13 AM
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Anthropology does not guarantee a job however, most of the People that I studied with (I studied double degree Arts - Aborginal Studies and [Law - unfinished] ) went onto post graduate study to specialise in other areas.

and they started their own research without funding.... anthropology applies or can apply to all area of social science and i see it as a stepping stone to other fields.

research and survival evolution is important to everyone so I would get another job to pay the bills and continue other study that specialises in another area.

2 years isn't much, try 10 for me
and still not finished. Oh I finished my BA in Arts but Law unfinished...

There is a huge void of real data about human adaptability... you have the basics with a 2 yr Anthro degree to do some great research.




posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 06:38 AM
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It's pointless.

I have an education, I have a job, but with my job it feels like wth you hire me for? One day a week? Yeah my social security is growing, I can't pay my bills with that, glad you can live comfortably, while I get to eat spam and Ramon noodles.
Thought the whole point of a job was to support yourself, pathetic when you can't. Guess my school hours don't help much either. Still, a bunch a bologna.

Yeah good luck in this day and age. Should of found a job in the 80s, least you be secure.


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posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
It's pointless.


no it isn't... don't give up.




posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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Hmm. One person who just won't leave college (not a bad thing) and another full of pessimism (probably a bad thing). Well, that wasn't exactly the response I was hoping for. Unfortunately, I tend to share the pessimism. I don't care what anybody says at this point. Getting hired in my state for anything is a grand stroke of luck and accomplishment right now.

Now, maybe I can look into this "disinfo agent" job I've been hearing so much about
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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 11:25 AM
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I have a suggestion, but it's not a night-time job.

Have you considered being a substitute teacher? You can work any day you want, choose the grade level or subject you want. With a background in anthropology you would be a natural for the middle and high school science and social studies classes. With your writing skills, my guess is you read a lot...so a literature class might also interest you.

If you're set on going back to school, substituting allows you to go to school at night or on certain days (like Tuesday and Thursday). I don't know where you live, but the year I worked as a substitute I made $75 a day.

You might even realize you enjoy teaching....if you do, there are loan forgiveness companies out there looking for teachers (especially in high school science and math courses). Basically, they pay for you to get your degree and license in exchange for you committing to teach five years or so in their state.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 11:32 AM
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Bartending < can bank at the right place, can make hundreds of dollars in a shift, but sometimes its not always like that, all about where you work imo

Waiting Tables < Same as bartender but can know less, can still make retarded amounts of money, as opposed to most register biscuit jobs. go some where fancy.

Porn Store < You could work the night shift, I always heard they paid more than most places because well you know.

Oilfield. < all kinds of jobs, everything from roughnecking to driving a water truck to doing h2s gas safety, etc, etc, etc Can make some serious cash, super cereal.

Meter Reader < just drive around and read meters and log them


edit: Just realized thread is from 2012 LOL Smylee you Necromancer!


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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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edit: Just realized thread is from 2012 LOL Smylee you Necromancer!
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Sorry! I was just catching up on reading and not paying attention to the dates!

But you gave me a giggle, my good sir/madame!



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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I would really appreciate it if y'all would stay out of my year-old bidness!
Ain't nobody got time for dat!
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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok


Ya SEE! I went all the way down to your reply and I wouldn't have known this thread was that freakin' old if you hadn't mentioned it. I even googled narcolepsy to see if this might be a problem for the op to get a job.

These threads NEED to be dated on the thread list pages! I just wasted 20 minutes of my life for nothing! It's just not a habit for me to check the date once I open a thread, and the date is too small anyway.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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I don't know where you are located or your age and physical ability but if you're in the US and willing to relocate there are a ton of jobs here in North Dakota. The last numbers I read about a month ago was somewhere in the excess of 15,000 unfilled jobs here. The oil fields will hire anyone with a pulse that can pass a drug test. We have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at around 2% and except for the housing costs in the Bakken we have some of the lowest cost of living.

One of my sons friends just got an entry level job as a grunt working on an oil rig in the western part of the state, he is 18 and starting salary is $60,000 a year. He works 10 days on and 5 days off and they have housing right at the rig, no man camps or any of that crap. There is also an increase in demand for archeological studies here due to the expansion of the oil fields combine with the immense plains indian heritage and the abundant Cretaceous and Jurassic period fossils.

Here's a link to the NDAA they may give you some direction, that is of course if you are willing to relocate.

Seems we all have a problem looking at the date above a post!

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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 03:54 PM
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The threads are dated on the thread list.... April 19, 2012.....







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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
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The threads are dated on the thread list.... April 19, 2012.....




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Where are you? I'm on Recent Posts and there's no date.




posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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Try and get a job in oil and gas. In this age of resource mining encroaching on remote communities then they could use someone with anthropology skills to design a mining plan that best works with the interest of the community. The oil and gas field of work pays very well, if you can break into it you can retire a wealthy man and still be young enough to enjoy your wealth.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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Yeah, They are dated if you look at them through a forum list.
but the recent posts list doesn't show a date.

I rarely come in through forum list either, and I darn near posted something!

though I may be moving to North Dakota now!



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
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Yeah, They are dated if you look at them through a forum list.
but the recent posts list doesn't show a date.

I rarely come in through forum list either, and I darn near posted something!

though I may be moving to North Dakota now!



Well, I clicked on every button imaginable and I can't find that thread page with the dates on it.



posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 08:56 AM
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Try this URL...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
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Try this URL...

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Thanks, but I have to ask: who goes to the forum page instead of the recent thread page? Am I the only one that doesn't?



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