Originally posted by MrWendal
reply to post by ExPostFacto
excellent point and I could not agree more. However, I do think employers have a right to dig a bit deeper into previous employment. As an employer, you would not willingly hire someone who is a lazy waste of space and air who doesn't really want to work. If you work in retail, you wouldn't want to hire someone who stole from previous employers. So to some extent I can understand how a potential employer would want to ask some questions of a previous employer that extends beyond start date and length of employment.
Originally posted by onecraftydude
reply to post by randyvs
At the risk of sounding like Romney, why not get off your ass and make your own money? Why are you living with her parents? You talk about HER job history, but not your own.
I would like all the kids in school to see this post so they know what to expect when they drop out like you did. This is not a personal attack on you exactly, more of a public service to those people who think working at Mc Donalds is a career decision. For all those people who are lazy and think they DESERVE something for nothing I say put up or shut up. If you took the time to learn a SKILL that would support your family you would have a job.
There are lots of jobs out there for people willing to work. If your wife puts in enough apps she will get a job. I don't know if she was fired unjustly or not, but the real issue is why YOU are not providing for your family? It is hard right now, but like you eluded to things will get tougher. You should have a better hedge on your bets here. Learn a craft! Plant a garden! Sell your junk!
Then again, there is always Mc Donalds.
Originally posted by remmetlee
The way to win a class war is to kill off the other class.
Let's hope somebody with some clout and vision wakes up before the whole thing implodes. A Second American Civil War is not going to be fun... We have much better weapons these days.
Originally posted by Monteriano
In West Texas an inexperienced person can get an entry level position at $130K per year. I started 8 months ago at the age of 52 and no previous oil field experience and will make about $150K this year. I just moved to the US 8 months ago and found a job here in 2 days. I also have wife and kids. Every radio station here has ads all day for employers seeking warm bodies. I work over 100 hours a week and rarely get any days off. Do I wish it were different? Yes but I must feed my family. It is hard work, both mentally and physically. I swing a 14lb sledge hammer two hours a day and operated equipment 16 to 24 hours in a day with a few cat naps. I have a BS degree but now use my body instead of my mind. I do what it takes. Check out the Odessa American classified ads for jobs and good luck. Do not give up. There is tons of work in ND, south and west Texas.
Originally posted by randyvs
A little music to set the tone.
This world has totally pushed
I'm just laying out what's been going on here as an example of what the hell this world is coming too.
Man I'm lovin all the love and support for you Randy. You reap what you sow, and you my friend have planted many positive seeds. You can tell by the support that others are offering you. I love it. Props to Slayer and Facelift for being so human.
Originally posted by Samuelis
Bring it on I say, I'm sick of living this stupid charade day to day just to pay the bills.