posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:27 AM
First off, a little background. I was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Navy In March, after four years of service. Since then I have tried to find a
job, I have been to countless businesses to apply. Along with my Military Service, I am an accomplished mechanic with certificates from the Vo-Tech I
attended in high school, references ranging from my time in the Military, and from jobs that I had prior to that. First I went to every Auto Shop
within 25 miles, after that didn't pan out, I went to all of the local casinos (I live in Miami, Ok, there are 7 of them. Then I applied at Rocket
Gaming. Then I applied at various stores and retailers. Now I am down to fast food businesses, where I will be making minimum wage, which I have no
problem with, however, with my qualifications, I should have at least had someone call me back by now. While in the Navy I was a Sonar Technician, and
my job was to operate, maintain, and repair the A/N SQQ-89(V)15 Sonar System, where I became proficient in digital electronics, software, and fiber
optics. In addition to that, I had several people serving under me, usually 5, but sometimes up to 10, also I became proficient with small arms, from
the 9mm pistol, up to the .50cal machine gun, stood armed sentry watches, and learned much about security. Also, as I have mentioned, I am a
proficient Auto Mechanic. So why have I not found a job? All I want to do is work. Every place I have been gave me the same line, "Well, we're not
hiring at the moment, but you can fill out an application."
I am not trying to talk down about the President, I served under him, and though I haven't agreed with a lot of the things he's done or said, we did
So, to make a long story short, has anyone else had this problem? I'm getting tired of filling out applications that don't get looked at, and soon,
my unemployment compensation will run out. What should I do?