Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I think the biggest problem with people not finding work is that they wont settle for anything else than their dream jobs. Well, sometimes you have to do other things before you get that. Suck it up and get experience. Any experience. I can't stand people who are all whiney and bitchy about unemplyeed for years, living like Gandhi in their parent's house when they could be pulling shots at Starbucks. No work ethic.
During the worst months of the great recession I wrote the CFO of a company that I owned stock in thanking him for some good strategy that made me some dough. Two weeks later I had a phone call from said company with a job offer. Sometimes things can happen in obscure ways.
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
I hear ya Patrick. In my time as a chef, I hired the friend of a friend. Dude was "down on his luck." Had been on unemployment for 8 months.vso I figure, sure, why not. Anyone can make a fucking sandwich. So I hire the guy. We become "friends" kind of. After one paycheck, he tells me he can't work any more. Flash forward to another 8 months. I'm at a new place and we need a dishwasher for about 15 hrs a week. I call this kid. He comes in and works a couple times. Then our other part timer leaves and we offer him full time plus. He says no thanks because he has job interviews for other jobs.... dude ditched out on fulltime plus 5-8 OT a week. That was a month ago. He's still unemployed.
I mean, really, Wtf. I'd work in a fucking gas station if I had to. People have way too much pride, a completely overblown sense of self worth, and nothing even remotely close to a work ethic.
yeah, the last time I was unemployed, my landlord offered me 100 bucks off the rent to clean out his garage. what the fuck better thing did I have to do that day? so I did it.
my sister hasn't held a job for more than 2 years ever, she's a rabbi, and got out of rabinical school more than 10 years ago, she's had 5 jobs since then, from 1 to 2 years each, with maybe 2-3 years of unemployment in the middle. she's 50 with 500K in student debt. she still thinks that she could be the head rabbi on one hte bigger/better synagogues in the country, and she acts like that is just around the corner. she's looking now, and she constantly bitches about how hard and humiliating the interviews are, and how disorganized the hiring teams are, how little they know about what she is supposed to do, the process, etc.