Your job

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Northbeach, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Northbeach

    Northbeach Well-Known Member

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    Jul 2, 2009
    It is Thursday afternoon, cold, rainy, and cloudy outside of Baltimore MD and I am starting to go crazy at home... I graduated from college in May and after actively searching for employment since the start of September, I'm still unemployed... I try not to stress about this since too bad since like 1 in 10 U.S. citizens are in the same boat but its startin to really suck. Im not asking for advice on where or how to get hired, I am just curious to know what everyone else on this forum does to make a living, or just some part time loot... if your unemployed, lemmie hear from ya too, maybe get some networking going, offer some leads.... thanks
     
  2. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    i am working my first job out of college in finance right now. instead of being selective, i took the first job i was offered. it's a good job at a good company, but i don't really have any chance of elevating myself here. for that reason, i'm looking for a new job, but am having a reallllyyyy tough time..
     

  3. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

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    Dec 11, 2008
  4. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I'm a consultant for surgical software. Health care is still hiring big time.
     
  5. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2006
    engineers and scientists are always in demand...
     
  6. bodyboarddude

    bodyboarddude Well-Known Member

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    Sep 26, 2009
    i'm a veterinary tech by trade,but i lost my job to the economy in march. i have looked since then,but every time i apply to a job,i ask how many others have applied. the answer is usually somewere between 60-100. i have taken on some odd jobs here & there for cash,helped my friend out doing autoglass repair/replacement. i seem to able to find odd jobs here & there enough to keep me barely going. this economy sucks & i don't see job hiring going up anytime soon. :(
     
  7. RedStripe75

    RedStripe75 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 16, 2008
    I'm a social worker in DC - I work with elementary school kids in at-risk neighborhoods. Not great in terms of weekdays off during hurricane season, but I get plenty of time off over holidays and during summer. The education/social services fields are generally pretty good in terms of job security, though we did have a ton of layoffs this fall due to mismanagement specifically in the District. Best of luck on the job search.
     
  8. TDTubes

    TDTubes Well-Known Member

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    May 30, 2007
    I am looking for Finance now too, been in insurance for too long, but not having much success either. I still have hope though and will probably be moving back home down to the DC area, from Northern DE as things appear to be much better down there. Will have a Masters in April so hopefully, if something doesn't happen before then, it will help some.
     
  9. Zansurf

    Zansurf Well-Known Member

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    May 12, 2008
    Professional mixologist...drunks don't worry about recessions:)
     
  10. krummy

    krummy Well-Known Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Sales for an online retailer. We are hiring and have been pretty much through the downturn but mostly technical positions.

    You can see what's open here click on careers. Makes for a long commute to surf but not too bad barring traffic.

    www.simplexity.com
     
  11. Jack

    Jack Member

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    May 22, 2006
    I work in Private Equity in NYC.

    I actually met the CEO of my firm by giving his kids surf lessons.

    In these times, it's a lot to do with who you know.
     
  12. davincimoon

    davincimoon Well-Known Member

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    Jul 31, 2008
    Dude, Coast Guard, SRDC Program if you want to part time it or Full time enlistment and with your degree you can become an officer. You can get money towards those school loans, be near the water, get the picture. I would have been doing that now but was diagnosed with Asthma after the age of 13 despite the fact I have no symptoms these days(do I sound bitter?), now I'm driving limos, yay...But I'm saving money, gonna either be teaching English overseas or working for club Med come January. Expand your perspective and ask yourself, where and what is it that you want to do? Then just do it...
     
  13. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Graduated May of 2008

    Got a job in August 08 as Document Control for a Mechanical Construction company.

    Got laid off in Feb. 09 and just got hired back Oct. of 09.


    **** is rough and am trying to go back to school for teacher education.
     
  14. surferboi0911

    surferboi0911 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 18, 2007
    5-0

    law enforcement is almost always hiring
     
  15. Inletsurf7

    Inletsurf7 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm a police dispatcher at the University of Delaware but I'm still a student as well. Looking to work for DNREC as a coastal marine geoscientist. I've always considered the coast guard though...
     
  16. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Advertising coordinator A.C. Hilton Casino Resort.
    I want a job with a pention though, firefire looks good and a lot of free time!
     
  17. mofosurfer.com

    mofosurfer.com Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2009
    Risk mitigation and compliance for the mortgage industry. When I talk shop my friends eyes usually gloss over and their minds start to drift.

    I make sure that the lenders work in compliance and that they work with good associates.

    The company I work for grew from under 35 people when I started... we are now over 800 employees in just a little over 5 years.

    Oh, and we went public. :) Second largest IPO release in the past few years.
     
  18. mofosurfer.com

    mofosurfer.com Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2009
  19. steelwave42

    steelwave42 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 7, 2006
    head south. FL's tourist season is just starting up....
     
  20. BonerSurfs

    BonerSurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 14, 2007
    I got the best job of them all... Student, and I'm gonna milk it for as long as I can.

    In the summer I teach surf lessons for wrv, but I'm pretty sure that job won't be there again this summer. And I dj some house parties here at college and usaully get paid pretty well for that.

    And yo dude, I got a way for you to make cash... Its called selling nugs :D. Kidding
     
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