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Old 12-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #3241
 
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Got a surprise today--a hospital called me re: position I applied for, weekends only.

I need this so badly I can't even think of possibly not getting it. I'm literally prostrate with desperation.

I'm also worried bc I don't have many "business references"? It was specified that I bring contact info for at least 3 to to the interview.

I mean, they aren't all casual either.....but many are the people from former temp agencies who were in charge of my assignments.

Almost all of the supervisors/managers from my previous assignments are gone from their positions. Except one.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #3242
 
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Got a surprise today--a hospital called me re: position I applied for, weekends only.

I need this so badly I can't even think of possibly not getting it. I'm literally prostrate with desperation.

I'm also worried bc I don't have many "business references"? It was specified that I bring contact info for at least 3 to to the interview.

I mean, they aren't all casual either.....but many are the people from former temp agencies who were in charge of my assignments.

Almost all of the supervisors/managers from my previous assignments are gone from their positions. Except one.

Someone please advise

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Do you have a way to contact your previous managers? Have you tried looking for them on LinkedIn? I bet you will find them there and usually you can find an email/contact there.

This is good news; fret not!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #3243
 
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Good luck everyone!!! I was reading through this to see how everyone is doing. SMH. I can't believe how hard it is now. Somehow, this economy just has got to get better for everyone.

I am rooting for all of you and hoping to read good news. X-ing my fingers....
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #3244
 
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Got a surprise today--a hospital called me re: position I applied for, weekends only.

I need this so badly I can't even think of possibly not getting it. I'm literally prostrate with desperation.

I'm also worried bc I don't have many "business references"? It was specified that I bring contact info for at least 3 to to the interview.

I mean, they aren't all casual either.....but many are the people from former temp agencies who were in charge of my assignments.

Almost all of the supervisors/managers from my previous assignments are gone from their positions. Except one.

Someone please advise

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Do you have a way to contact your previous managers? Have you tried looking for them on LinkedIn? I bet you will find them there and usually you can find an email/contact there.

This is good news; fret not!
This is good advice.

Also, I'd think that anyone you've worked with would constitute a "business reference". I take it to mean that the don't want school references (professors, etc.) or personal references (friends, mentors, etc).

And of course make sure your references are aware someone will be calling, and even prep them on the strengths you're trying to play up.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #3245
 
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I am exhausted!!!

I had to be at work at 4 AM yesterday morning and never quite recovered.

MTV was this morning. I think it went really well, but, of course, there's always a Round II!

Met with Man from Elevator (he was actually a lot more handsome and interesting when he was a dashing stranger in an elevator asking for my card...................) Also went well, but I have a feeling it's going to be a very low wage and no benefits. He asked me to send him writing samples.

Still waiting to hear back from that nice non-profit.

I'm very nervous that my retail job is going to end immediately after Christmas. They are cutting hours like crazy. Our area was very much hurt by Sandy
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #3246
 
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Still nothing.


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Old 12-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #3247
 
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I'm still hunting and getting rejections daily.
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I might start throwing things.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #3249
 
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I'm allowing myself this one day to be incredibly depressed and not get out of bed, but I'll snap out of it tomorrow. I promise.

My gosh, I am SO DOWN. I've been crying all day.

I don't get what people want from me or what else I'm supposed to do!

I took a retail job thinking it was a smart move and would be better than working at the restaurant. They told me they'd be able to give me a ton of hours (30 plus.) And what happens? I have five this week and five last week. FIVE HOURS A WEEK. FIFTY DOLLARS A WEEK. I really thought I was doing the right thing by taking that job. I was barely getting hours at the restaurant or making anything. I thought it was the right move. How could I have know? I most likely won't have a position there after January 1st, even though when they hired me, I was told I was "part-time" and not "seasonal."

I keep going-on these interviews and some of them are going so well, and then it feels like I must have dreamed them.

I am signed-up with every single temp agency in NY and NJ. I keep calling and letting them know when I'm available and other than that one day assignment this past weekend, nobody is giving me work, even though they talk about me like I'm so great and I do so well on the proficiency tests.

I'm SO FRUSTRATED. I can't stop crying today and I'm not even PMSing. I feel like there's this big, beautiful world out there and all these great people and I'm not a part of it. I can't see any of my friends because most of them are in the city, my only local friend that I hung-out with all the time got married in October and moved away and I haven't seen her since and I miss her so much.

I feel so isolated and hopeless and bored and lonely and I just want something to give soon. And then another part of me is terrified of getting another job and going through all of that again.

I try to think about what I learned from all of this, and all I got is, "Even if you do your best and knock yourself out and try your hardest and DRIVE A FREAKING VAN THROUGHOUT NYC (does anybody understand how stressful that is?) to please your employers, you still got treated like crap and fired and left unemployed and miserable."

I walked into 2012 thinking it was going to be this fantastic year that everything fell into place and life got better. Well, it wasn't. It sucked.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #3250
 
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Me. I'm job hunting as of today. Sucks! Nine years and they laid me off .
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Me. I'm job hunting as of today. Sucks! Nine years and they laid me off .
NINE YEARS? Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Did you get a good severance package at least? And during the holidays. That SUCKS. I am so sorry.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #3252
 
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Two weeks, that's it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #3253
 
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SO was at his company for 7. ^ (He got laid off in October.)
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #3254
 
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Oh well, I'm happy to spend time with my puppy while I job hunt
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #3255
 
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The place that got rid of me back in 2010--after working for them for 4 years--just let 40 people go today. A friend of mine who still works there told me.

Smdh.

And I have to go into this interview tomorrow whilst in the throes of "first-3-days-of-my-period" hell AAAAND trying to get over an asthma attack.

Mind you, I have that cough-variant type which means endless, endless dry coughing. Water, and cough drops are useless. PRAY I make it through tomorrow....heck, through the rest of this week!!!

I plan to dose myself up with Mucinex tonight (can't take it during the day bc it makes me so dizzy) and take a little plain guaifenesin syrup right before I leave the house. And my inhalers. So tired of my life right now.....

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #3256
 
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The place that got rid of me back in 2010--after working for them for 4 years--just let 40 people go today. A friend of mine who still works there told me.

Smdh.

And I have to go into this interview tomorrow whilst in the throes of "first-3-days-of-my-period" hell AAAAND trying to get over an asthma attack.

Mind you, I have that cough-variant type which means endless, endless dry coughing. Water, and cough drops are useless. PRAY I make it through tomorrow....heck, through the rest of this week!!!

I plan to dose myself up with Mucinex tonight (can't take it during the day bc it makes me so dizzy) and take a little plain guaifenesin syrup right before I leave the house. And my inhalers. So tired of my life right now.....

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I had three interviews in a day a couple of months ago when I was getting over something and had nearly NO voice. I was so raspy. I was like, "If I end-up getting a job today, it's going to seem like my mother was right and nobody was hiring me all along because of my squeaky voice.................."
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Me. I'm job hunting as of today. Sucks! Nine years and they laid me off .
NINE YEARS? Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Did you get a good severance package at least? And during the holidays. That SUCKS. I am so sorry.
I got laid off in April after giving this company 12yrs. Btw: I have an interview Friday. 🙏
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #3258
 
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I honestly was in such bad shape yesterday that this morning, I shut-off my phone and left it home and went-out for the entire day. I didn't spend any money (which is hard...), except to go to the movies (a matinee price) and saw some Bradley Cooper. The movie was actually quite uplifting.

I was hoping I'd come home and turn-on my phone or check my email and find 5 job offers.

I didn't

Just one about a phone interview for a job that definitely sounds interesting.

Grrr grrr and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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I've gotten so many job rejections, it doesn't even faze me anymore. That's why Im going back to school. The rejections just let me know its time to embark into a new field.
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I've gotten so many job rejections, it doesn't even faze me anymore. That's why Im going back to school. The rejections just let me know its time to embark into a new field.
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I'm starting back full time January 14th. I can't wait.


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