Thread: Anyone Laid-off from work??

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    • 8 years 5 months ago
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    Is anyone on here laid-off from work. I am laid-off from work But I will be Starting up a new job after the first week of july in a new factory in town here.
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    • 8 years 5 months ago
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    I lost my job down at the fish packing plant last month. It's rough.
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    Just went through that with hubby he has been a machine operator and shipping for years. Luckily he go on contract through the fall with another plant. We are praying something permanant opens up. We have had so many places layoff around here it's depressing. He has had to work temp jobs for a year! The crapiest part is that most factories who are starting to hire again won't even consider you if you've worked more than two jobs in five years. Then you wonder why people sit on unemployment until something solid opens up! Good luck on the new job.
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    I haven't been laid off, but I haven't had consistent hours in a long time. I'm able to work from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, but there are times when I'm scheduled to clock in as late 1:30 PM or clock out as early as 6:00 PM. Occasionally, I'll get a full complement of hours, but not often.
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    An uneven schedule is rough. Makes it tough to plan things in advance.
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    not laid off just at my soul destroying turd of a job now.
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    Ya I was not Making alot of Hours then they cut me down to 5 to 3 days then the owner call me and said I have to laid u off.
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    Quote by The
    not laid off just at my soul destroying turd of a job now.


    Yep, same here. It's damn near impossible to find a job around here.
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    Quote by Derk
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    not laid off just at my soul destroying turd of a job now.


    Yep, same here. It's damn near impossible to find a job around here.


    Where are u guys from?
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    I sometimes wish I would lose my job so I can collect unemployment and find a better way to make a living. My job pays well, but they keep changing everything and putting unnecessary stress on us. This week they schedule us two hours mandatory o/t 3 consecutive days and have been doing this at the end of the month for the last 3 months. That's 12-11 pm 3 days in a row. I took today off because I had a tooth pulled and wasn't about to talk on the phone all day.

    I have a few ideas to make a living including doing Ebay full time.
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    Ya!! It sucks I feel bad that my wife has to pay the house and all the other stuff too.
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    Quote by bassman21
    I have a few ideas to make a living including doing Ebay full time.


    That's what I'm trying to do. I've sold quite a lot and have become a Power and Top Rated seller. That was from selling nick nacks I had lying around though. I'm trying to think of something to get wholesale to sell with.
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    We actually have several "yard sale" group pages on Facebook for our area and have started selling stuff that way also. A good example my hubby got some lockers for free when a local bible school remodeled. He cleaned them up (soap and water) and ended up making a quick hundred bucks off them. If you are a pretty handy person you might be able to pick up broken/rough shape furniture, toys and small appliances free or for pennies and resale quick. The best part is that you don't mess with shipping because it's local and people pick up themselves cash in hand. No joke in the past month just getting rid of some junk out of the garage we have made a little over 500 dollars. Just another option to go along with ebay for the odds and ends.
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    Congrats on becoming a power seller Vkimo. You may want to look at selling on Amazon and Craigslist also.

    A friend of mine is doing it part time and is doing very well with it. We may look into doing some type of partnership, but I'm not sure yet.

    One thing I'm learning is that there are many ways to make money and it's easier than most people think. You just have to find what works. I have identified a lack of several business in my area and with the amount of people living here I know I can be successful. I just need to find someone I can trust and has the motivation to help me.

    For now it's just easier for me to keep doing what I'm doing.
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    Vkimo Buddy, What kind of Sale are u doing?
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    I have been out of work since February (Second time I have been laid off). I am currently doing a program that's trying to help me find work (still nothing so far).
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    I want to get laid off. i hate my job.
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    I sell anything I can make a profit off of, TMNT. Mostly though, I sell video games.

    Bassman, what does your friend sell?
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    Quote by vkimo

    Bassman, what does your friend sell?


    He goes to garage sells, estate sales, flea markets and places like Goodwill. He finds things under priced and sells them for a profit. He themes his Ebay store as retro.
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    • 8 years 4 months ago
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    Haha that's almost exactly what I do. The thing is I absolutely loathe when I see other people doing it. They'll be at the Goodwill with a model car in one hand and their iPhone in the other looking it up.

    It's a good side gig, but I wouldn't rely on it too much. I definitely experienced dry spells. I did have an old Sonic figure in my room for years that I looked up last week and found out was super collectible and sells for 500 on eBay.
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