1. bulldogchesty

    bulldogchesty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes, I am still alive. I have been going on this site now and again. As of December 4th 2017 I was let go,HA, from the company I have worked for for 31 years. No notice, just your job was eliminated, outsourced. I have been putting in jobs all over Florida, with no luck. I have had a few interviews, but the dicks never get back with me. So I am just a little depressed, and out of money. Glad my wife is still making good money.
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    Interviewing 101: Always call them back. Even better, send a note thanking them for their time and the opportunity to be interviewed, saying how you think you'll be a good "fit" for their company with your skills.

    Trust me, I've sat on both sides of the desk with interviews. This works.
     
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  3. bulldogchesty

    bulldogchesty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks. I have done exactly that. Still no response. Maybe they don,t want to give out bad news.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Sorry to hear Dave, hang in there!
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Don't worry....

    Good things happen to good people.

    Just be patient.
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    There's the #1 reason I detest, despise, hate, and absolutely abhor Wall Street and socialist economics. Make everyone poor so that they all are at the mercy of the 2%.
    Sorry for the political rant at this shitty time of your life, Dave. I'm hoping a light appears at the end of the tunnel.
    31 effen years... :mad:
    F#@$ that makes me mad.

    Venezuela.... U.S........ same thing.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    This sounds like how the Air Force treated me after 28 faithful years of service, and how now Corporate America is treating me at present. What's the use in even trying?
     
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    So glad to hear from you. We have missed you, and I'm sorry you are having such difficulty landing a new job. Stay at it, though. Something better will turn up.

    One thing to consider: Due to your years of experience and obvious maturity, you are a senior level guy, and you should not waste your time interviewing with lower level managers / supervisors. Try and change your approach / strategy, and go right to the top. Call the boss / owner directly, and see if you can arrange your interviews with him, or at least with the bigger bosses. Mature and experienced employment candidates can be a threat to younger lower level managers.

    EDIT: Oh. And one more thing: Avoid the HR Department at all costs.
     
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  9. bulldogchesty

    bulldogchesty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    The trouble with getting a job now is that everything is online. You can't talk to anyone. A computer programs determines who gets interviewed. Knowing someone doesn't matter anymore.
     
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    Ripinator Senior Member

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    If you keep playing the game their way, you will never go to the bank.
     
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    This shit is why I refuse to deal with Corp America!
     
  12. shooter65

    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    Create a Linkedin account. It's a lot of hoops to jump through but it is helpful. PM if you want to discuss further.
     
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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That sucks... I'm sorry to hear your going through all of that Dave
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    If you have more experience/expertise than the person who you're interviewing with, for a job under them, NO WAY they're going to hire somebody that take THEIR job later. Of course, if things are handled better, you can make THEM look better to their bosses. A "mutually beneficial" situation!

    At least in theory.

    With LinkedIn, once you get the profile done, you'll get emails of employers looking for capabilities like yours. LEADS!!

    CBODY67
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Not sure if anyone here can help but if you shared your qualifications some members here might be aware of jobs.
     
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  16. bulldogchesty

    bulldogchesty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I am on Linkedin. Thanks for all the encouragement guys.
     
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  17. shooter65

    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    Unfortunately there's no good answers, only perseverance.

    Two pieces of advice I live by:

    From my father: "There's no shame in walking through a door someone opens for you."

    From a friend who was laid off: "I try to spend at least as much time looking for a job as I did working at my last job."
     
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    Those who want to work will find work. Meanwhile the awesome unemployment pay will keep you afloat. God blees 'Merica

    Edit: I'm just a sarcastic donky, please forgive me and good luck!
     
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    Sorry to hear about this.:(

    I sincerely hope you can get something soon. Being out of work is tough on a man when he's not ready to retire.

    Wish you all the best!:thumbsup:
     
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    Sorry for your job loss. 31 years is a long time.

    A few ideas:
    Costco. They were paying $20 an hour at a local one. The bottom pay was 13 for pushing shopping carts
    Lowes & Home Depot are always hiring
    Start your own business - easy gig is one that checks up on vacant homes for out of state owners and also feeds pets.
    Another is to become a Boat inspector. The barrier to entry is a box of business cards from Vista print that cost about what a pizza does. This is actually a decent job. Most boats inspected are 30' or bigger. You charge by the foot. The boat owner needs the inspection for insurance or purchase. There is certification courses, but you don't have to have them to start.
    Cut grass.
    Handyman.
    Gigolo. Haha.
    Take this as chance to do something you always wanted to do.
     
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