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View Diary: UPDATE. If I don't get a Job this week, I'm homeless in June. (235 comments)

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  •  I'm sorry to hear this. (21+ / 0-)

    And I'm sorry that I can't think of anyone right now who is hiring and could use your skills.

    I have unsolicited advice for you:

    When you said...

    Now, I'm going to see a friend who is helping me to put together a sandwich board so I can go walking around likely areas of Manhattan this week. I can't tell you how humiliating it is for me to post this, and going around with a board is even more-so.
    ... please don't show anyone how you just stated you feel while walking with the board.  In fact, I think the board is a great idea, even better than sending out 100 resumes.

    Your creativity will be shown on the board, and with your head held high and a smile and confidence on your face, THAT's what you should portray to potential employers as you walk in Manhatten.

    And I assume you going to create some type of "creative" hand-out with your contact information to give to people when asked.

    Best of luck.

    •  I agree (5+ / 0-)
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      gooderservice, Jim P, 4Freedom, srkp23, annan

      Some of my best times have been at jobs that I wouldn't ordinarily have sought if I'd been on a "career path."

      I also found that most jobs are not "beneath me", they are adventures in discovery, sometimes to my great joy!

      •  Pay me, and if it's not unethical or criminal, (4+ / 0-)

        I'll work like a dog for you. (Although, offhand, I can't recall any hard-working dogs I've ever met.) Before I settled into the publishing world I did a number of jobs: cook in an organic restaurant; building houses; etc. I just stayed with Typesetting because it paid so well for so long.


        Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

        by Jim P on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:33:29 PM PDT

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        •  You know, of course, by now, (4+ / 0-)
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          prishannah, Jim P, mrkvica, gooderservice

          that "not unethical or criminal" severely limits your potential job pool. :-(

        •  That's because you only know city dogs (4+ / 0-)
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          marina, Jim P, mrkvica, gooderservice

          My herding dog wants to be organizing things all the time.  Since we live in a city (no New York--but no access to cattle or sheep either), that means a couple of hours of herding her ball and supervising other dogs in the park she's trained to work with her.

          Although she's perfectly snuggly when the edge is off and she's at home, I can see how content she would have been to spend each and every day rounding up stray cattle from dawn to dusk.  (As long as she got to share the bed with her humans at night too.)

          Maybe it doesn't count as "work" when you're so driven to do it....

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