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avonproducts4u

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2011 8:45:35 PM

I have been unemployed since January 2008. I have applied to many jobs, but I get few interviews, but no jobs available so far.
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:30:37 AM

Alberta
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Nick747goo
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:45:34 AM

All the large companies continue to outsource to other countries to cut costs and remain competitive. This will continue to layoff thousands more, if not hundreds of thousands of people and those former jobs will not require replacement on American soil.

The smaller companies are overtaxed and overregulated. This also forces them to either leave Ca. or cut costs more by keeping staff at the absolute minimum necessary. Many new businesses that might have been started and thrived in the past, can no longer do so. Not only large banks, but even community banks are so tight fisted with their money, that they are now approving very few business loans, compaared to what they did in the past before the current economic disaster. So, those businesses that might have hired staff, are not doing so, since they could not get a loan to even come into existence.


[Edited by: Nick747goo at 7/24/2012 5:49:29 AM EST]
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 7:36:32 PM

I heard on the business news channel 70% of workers hired since 2008 are age 55 or older. Either us old folks are not only stealing our childrens' future to pay for our benefits but are also stealing the present from them as well. Or the young people don't want to work at jobs they were not trained for in college.
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GasPasserAB
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 3:26:06 PM

Employers in Alberta find it necessary to hire overseas workers to fill available jobs. The rate of unemployment(May 2012) here is only 4.5% as it is in Saskatchewan, yet countless numbers of jobs go unfilled. There is a lot of potential for anyone willing to work.
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sketter
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 9:45:10 AM

If you want to work look on the Sask web site lots & lots of jobs availiable
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 9:30:50 AM

"The jobs are overseas where Bush sent them"

Another Kool-Aid drinker
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Clayton2000
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 6:46:06 AM

All the jobs coming I see on TV are 3 to 5 years down the road.
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OilHo
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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 11:27:35 PM

Not in Ontario
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 2:36:26 PM

I heard many "undocumented workers" have left and gone to Mexico. Just today, the Government reported over 500,000 people gave up looking for work and consequently left the work force. This made possible the the decrease in unemployment as it removed those discouraged workers from the denominator.

US Labor Department announces 8.1% Unemployment rate but unfortunately it is not the complete story.
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OilHo
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 4:12:34 AM

Alberta and Saskatchewan
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vangobrown
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2012 10:47:54 AM

read a great book about how we got where we are "Who Stole the American Dream"
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agasmiser
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:51:21 AM

The jobs are overseas where Bush sent them
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bonsoa
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2012 3:27:13 AM

North Dakota
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Roteque
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 3:47:24 PM

Where are The Jobs?

In China ... They are taking our soon to be or already graduated English Teachers at an alarming rate !!!!

Move East Young Men (And Gals)
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gspecilk236
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 9:46:22 AM

North Dakota
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2011 6:42:29 AM

Overseas but they will return when our ludicrous tax policy changes and excessive regulations on businesses are mollified.
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Grantme
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2011 6:18:03 PM

China
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nate31379
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2011 2:58:34 PM

Over seas
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eldiablopoco
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2011 11:00:36 AM

The funny thing about the job market is that the employers have the upper hand and they can afford to be discriminatory. If your thinking about going into the accounting field and you dont have a C.P.A. license and over the age of 25 your skrewed.
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2011 10:12:52 AM

You should direct that question to the U.S. government, which has been growing out of control since the 1930s. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, and government regulations have stifled entrepreneurial activities. Heck, little kids can't even have a lemonade stand in most places without getting a citation for not having a food vendor's license. You can't grow an economy when the President of the U.S. and an entire political party (with useful idiots from the other party) think the enemy is business itself and that the "solution" is taxing the productive segments of society.
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kcan1003
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 1:46:08 PM

They are in Japan or India
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2011 11:43:15 AM

Most of the jobs have left CA
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2011 11:54:56 PM

Any jobs the private sector creates, get eroded by the Gov layoffs by the States.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 10:39:38 PM

Some of us did benefit from the stimulus.
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PhotoJohn
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2011 1:29:43 PM

Shovel Ready Jobs ... what a joke.

The Stimulus has spent Billions to prop up state governments while they went on their merry way spending like drunken sailors. What have we gotten for it - Zero point Zero.

Remember the big "we got to do it now crisis" of Health Care. Ya they passed a major fundamental economic shift and piled up new costly social benefits instead of worrying about the economy. You can thank Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who didn't even waste their time reading the bill before they passed it.

The 2010 "Summer of Recovery" has come and gone. Good slogan but Mr Biden you were totally ineffective again.

When I found myself unemployed shortly after 9-11 and was unable to find a "professional" job, I worked in a grocery store bagging groceries and stocking shelves, I worked doing seasonal holiday jobs at a local mail order house, I even was for a couple of months a limo driver delivering and picking up outcall escorts.

And I kept looking for a real job, that I was qualified to hold. It can be horribly discouraging after 6, 12, 18 months with no responses, rejections, and being one of a few finalist for many jobs and then having them pick someone I knew was less qualified than I. Then going to work making in a day what I used to make in a couple hours.

It is a struggle but you can survive. Your lifestyle will change forever. You will become more sinical.

At some point the citizens of this country have to wake up and fire the ineffective and lying politicians.

I live in Wisconsin and we now have a governor who was willing to say some good things while running for office and then when he did get into office he actually did what he said he was going to do. For once we have a balanced budget. We stopped deferring payments, we stopped bowing down to the bully and we stood up to the bully.

One of the congressmen from Wisconsin is finally telling it like it is. Paul Ryan has put together a plan to rescue Medicare so it will be sustanable for years to come. This sustanably will be put on the backs of the wealthy older Americans for those who have not yet turned 55. The safety net is kept in place for those who really need it and the programs are means tested with a sliding scale. But listen to the rhetoric from the opposition.

You and everyone else needs to hold politicians accountable and throw out the bums. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

I can see little improvement until 2012 when we can get new leadership in Washington.

As far as your job hunting. spend 50% of your time looking and 50% of your time doing something to make yourself productive making some money.

Good luck and God Bless



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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2011 10:56:33 PM

Come to Texas!!!
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2011 5:26:01 PM

>>The only problem is FairTax is not what it seems to be.

People scrimped and saved and put their nest egg aside for a rainy day and/or retirement.

They've been taxed when they saved and now they are going to be hit with taxes again when they spend it?

It's highly regressive, "prebate" or not.<<
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Were one to take the time and look at available information regarding the Fair Tax, they would find THEY ARE ALREADY PAYING CORPORATE TAXES, PAYROLL TAXES, (including Social Security and Medicare for the individual AND corporate share) via the imbedded taxes in EVERYTHING we buy.

The person who wrote this INSISTS UPON PAYING THE MOST REGRESSIVE TAXES of ALL- Social Security and MEDICARE. The poor are the hardest hit by these two taxes.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2011 1:25:03 PM

On Mar 9, 2011 4:42:11 PM, MahopacJack wrote:

>There has been a proposed method (since 1999) for collecting taxes
> that would greatly help this dire situation. Unfortunately, those feeding at
> the troughs of Government refuse to debate it as it would eliminate most
> if not all those who benefit from a counter productive tax system.

>Foe more info, search HR 25 or FairTax.org.

The only problem is FairTax is not what it seems to be.

People scrimped and saved and put their nest egg aside for a rainy day and/or retirement.

They've been taxed when they saved and now they are going to be hit with taxes again when they spend it?

It's highly regressive, "prebate" or not.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2011 1:16:46 PM

I was in the same boat in September 2009 but I decided to retire, being 54 and a half at the time.

I first decided not to go try to find a job based on my past experience but there's not much demand for spacecraft software developers.

Then, I considered retraining but I figured the way the economy was that would be a crapshoot.

Third choice was to retire. Human Resources gave me a pension projection if I went from layoff to pension at 55. I also figured out how much I could extract from my IRA without triggering the penalty tax. I took my severance pay as a lump sum and that tided me over to 55 with $13,000 to spare.

After 18 months, I'm happy with my "earlier than I wanted it to be" retirement.
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MIT05
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2011 11:19:52 AM

there not here.
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alramirez
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2011 9:41:12 AM

I was on last night. there are many federal jobs out there is you have the experience. Some are very board. take a look
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2011 4:42:11 PM

>>I have been unemployed since January 2008. I have applied to many jobs, but I get few interviews, but no jobs available so far.<<
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Sorry to hear of your plight. Unfortunately, there are many in similar situations, my daughter being one of them. While unemployed she went back to school and earned a degree in another field but all she can find is part time work. The final blame for our current dilemma rest upon our shoulders as we are the one who send people to Washington who basically go there to serve themselves rather than those they represent.

From articles I have read, the major drawback to businesses hiring here are the regulations they (especially small businesses) must follow. Having the second highest corporate tax in the world does not help us generate jobs domestically.

There has been a proposed method (since 1999) for collecting taxes that would greatly help this dire situation. Unfortunately, those feeding at the troughs of Government refuse to debate it as it would eliminate most if not all those who benefit from a counter productive tax system.

Foe more info, search HR 25 or FairTax.org. In the meantime I wish you and everyone else with a similar situation the very best of luck in finding work.
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alramirez
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2011 7:03:20 AM

May have to take a class or two in order to be competitive to the newly graduated herd. However, you have experience on your side
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2011 1:32:26 AM

U can find your job over in China. That's where your Gov sent it.
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