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  • #3072

    Savuthy
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    ic, it’s a little hard to navigate here with the change in version KL 4.1

    Here to share a little of my personal life.  I bought a toolbox that is worth about as much as a beater car.  A beater car in my opinion would be a nice running Subaru STi, any year after the 04′-05′ model or the 06’+ but not a three door or hatchback, whatever vocabulary suits your needs.  I’m talking about horses running at all 4 wheels with the differentials locked so I can do donuts which can end me up in jail if I get a bit careless.  In all honesty, it’s not about the donuts.

    I’ve been working the same mundane job for 5 years and I used to be excited to come to work and now it’s just a drag.  I’m not the same person I was with excitement and joy looking forward to my alarm. I wasn’t directly told but I’m old blood.  My welcome mat doesn’t even say welcome anymore. It just says -_| from all the people who’ve wiped their shit on my doormat. Not that I don’t mind, I mean that’s what it’s there for but when the doormat goes, I have to leave with it.  I’m not the one to curse and say the S word is out of my league but I am going to hand my torch off as I’ve had enough and start new beginnings.

    I did a solo job search as people do in my situation but I kept getting the run of the mill, oh anyone can get this type of work so the only interview is through teleconferencing.  You pooping on my doorstep? Yes I held back my words. If I want to make it worthwhile, make me drive 50 miles, heck, the only way to get interviewed is to fly in on a helicopter and make your landing as lavish as possible landing in a 4 seater helicopter with leather seats in Trinidad and Tobago.  Can’t afford it? Can’t get the job. Sorry, we’re looking elsewhere.

    Next step, give up.  Of course my current abuse can’t be any worse.  I still hold my position and I gave it my all.  I’d like to see the next guy do it better and if he does, I hope his/her doctor has a remedy for high blood pressure and greying hair if that’s relevant to job title.

    What next? Meet with some high profile people who don’t give an excrement of a dogs full bowel movement passed through the digestive system. When all hope has failed, just show up. Look tired as hell, details with someone who’s worked the life out of you and a bad haircut.  Wait, who has time for a haircut?  Desperation for the needy will speak loudly physically but look them in the eyes and they will see the hardship that your soul has encountered when you meet your new recruiter who’s willing to take you on board.

    I know money can’t buy happiness but being broke can’t afford being in any country you live in. Talk about living a dream, wake me up from this nightmare and ask as many blessings as you can from the key people you know.

    Today my blessings came true.  I’ve spent countless hours on my resume to make me look as polished as a brand new car with a sticker on the rear passenger window.  It’s not much but it’s all I have and the recruiters kept wanting to sit in the driver seat.  Not so fast.  You have to break the engine in.  You have to unleash the beast but take it easy before you can reach it’s full potential.  A few people sat in and everyone wanted to take it for a ride.  It’s going to take weeks, even months before the order can be delivered and it’s going to be a fresh, reconditioned model from the 80’s.

    I don’t want to hear my old employer wanting me back because I would have already be on the other side of the country to realize what they had until it’s gone.

     

  • #3090

    Pleu
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    the only way to get interviewed is to fly in on a helicopter and make your landing as lavish as possible landing in a 4 seater helicopter with leather seats in Trinidad and Tobago.

    now that’s one accurate heck of a career blog, thx for the read.

    only 1 in 3 americans work full time. i admire the cashiers, postal workers, farmers, restaurants, and AAA people who seem to still be there when needed.  but other than that, seems u.s. is fast on its way to being a totally police-welfare state full of rude dumb slaves to smart phones and other mostly disposable toxic tech & services bent on keeping em in lifelong debt; and the cheapest electric cars still cost around $40K+ whether Kia or BMW.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  Pleu.
    • #3108

      Savuthy
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      now that’s one accurate heck of a career blog, thx for the read.

      only 1 in 3 americans work full time. i admire the cashiers, postal workers, farmers, restaurants, and AAA people who seem to still be there when needed.  but other than that, seems u.s. is fast on its way to being a totally police-welfare state full of rude dumb slaves to smart phones and other mostly disposable toxic tech & services bent on keeping em in lifelong debt; and the cheapest electric cars still cost around $40K+ whether Kia or BMW.

      -Pleu

      Not sure how to quote here but thanks.  Cutting myself short and reviewing how much I make with 401K + social security when I retire starts feeling like defeat.  I’ve reviewed some people who are more qualified than me but don’t want more, maybe from a traumatic past that is in essence, the easy way out.  I mentioned in my interview today what my joys are for coming to work.  I told them, although distracted from a bell going off from somewhere, I off key told them, “I enjoy the pleasures of work and seeing everyone come in with the same situations, to eat, to provide shelter, to afford the costs of transportation to work, you know.” Although saying “you know” isn’t so professional because we all don’t know but they did.  A few smirked and the highest ranking guy laughed his ass off.  I guess they did hear me.  Sure I said it but did you expect me to say it or what?  It’s a rat race, a dog eat dog world and I told him I choose wisely in whose footsteps I follow in for I will be the same person making those footsteps with someone else trailing behind me.  You know, just give me enough to get by. A little more if you can afford.  Heck, you an industry leader, give me some chump change. Some of the things provided are what we go to wars over. It could be anything and it could be nothing but just remember I said it.

  • #3106

    Anonymous

    I’ve alwayus wondered why people do shit other people can do and cry about it later when they cant find a job. like nigga pick a hard job so you wont have to fuckin compete. sheesh fuckin cambodians

  • #3107

    Savuthy
    Participant

    Smashed through my first interview although a bit nerve wrecking to be in front of a panel of 4 plus one 5 states away on official business with teleconferencing sigh No doubt it was a wonderful experience how me and a group of people I’ve never met can chat for 90 minutes straight.  I interview people at my job and 30 minutes is pushing it.  The waivers I had to sign and potential travel I might do had to be the first few things off of the checklist.  Wait a minute? Travel?? You didn’t tell me this earlier.  Get your passport ready, we have off field sites in 4 different continents and expanding faster than you can imagine.  I’ll keep it on one of my top lists.  Interview 2, different company, next week. I’m starting to confuse the interns with the HR names which is not a good thing.  Worst part is matching names to faces now.

    This job hunt is turning out to be a unicorn chase now and I enjoy just seeing how many high security facilities I can step foot in. It’s amazing some of the things I’ll see in some of these places that I never knew existed. Scratching my chin about alien technology now.

    Still not going to brush off my current job off since I have a lot riding on it.

    • #3128

      Anonymous

      i like job interviews. i get to talk about myself all day and I don’t find it intimidating one bit. matter of fact my last job interview i had they called me back like 30 minutes later and told me to come back and sign some papers. i think the interview is the most important part of the process and that’s where people should focus their attention when applying jobs. nail the interview you’re a shoe in. plus it always helps if you’re being interviews by the opposite sex. turn on that charm give em that million dollar smile. lol interviews are great which is why i think id like to work in human resources.

    • #3135

      Savuthy
      Participant

      Polin Hem

      i like job interviews. i get to talk about myself all day and I don’t find it intimidating one bit. matter of fact my last job interview i had they called me back like 30 minutes later and told me to come back and sign some papers. i think the interview is the most important part of the process and that’s where people should focus their attention when applying jobs. nail the interview you’re a shoe in. plus it always helps if you’re being interviews by the opposite sex. turn on that charm give em that million dollar smile. lol interviews are great which is why i think id like to work in human resources.

      I remember previously you had mentioned that you served. Much respect to you. Tell me, how did you narrow down choosing your MOS with your test scores or did the recruiter just recommend something?

      I remember I didn’t research too much but there was one thing I’ve always wanted to do in life to make myself and my parents proud. It was the deciding factor narrowing down 2 fields and on the day of signing I sat there and looked, there’s no going back now after today.

    • #3170

      Anonymous

      hahaha i wanted to ship out sooner so I chose any MOS with the fastest ship date. thats how i ended up in aviation supply. but at the end of the day it wasnt a bad job and i got to travel the world. now im attending CSULB majoring in Psychology. i got like a 90 on the ASVAB but i wanted infantry so I could be a grunt with my brother. but like i said infantry slots were not available for shipping so i went with supply instead.

  • #3131

    Mr.Children
    Participant

    I remember back in the days, I had to apply for jobs. Nowadays, the jobs come to me!

    One of the greatest lessons I think anybody can learn in life is that for most people, you have to work hard. You can work hard when you’re young, and take it easy when you’re older. Or you can take it easy when you’re young, and work hard when you’re older. It’s easier to work hard when you’re young, and harder to work when you’re older. Going to college at 19 is a lot easier than going to college at 39. Making a lot of money at 30 is a lot easier than making money at 50.

    And another thing…it’s easier to get a job if you’re the best of the bunch…..vs being on the same level or below everybody else. Looking for a job and being out of work is extremely hard! It’s just easier to study all night and be the be the best person for the job…..than to look for a job all night and compete for low paying jobs that can go to anybody.

  • #3179

    smokeybandit
    Participant

    I’m chipping into this career blog…

    I recently started a new career in Sales/Marketing.  It’s something that I am fond of, have a passion for and enjoy doing!  I don’t want the role to go stale, so while I’m working in the position and gaining the experience, I’m building an online Sales Academy where a lot of my past, current and future experience in Sales/Marketing will be shared with subscribers.  The whole point of the Sales Academy is to keep me thinking on my feet, review and analyze situations and try to make a decent living off the academy in addition to my work.

    Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

    I had planned something similar by starting to write a book on Sales/Marketing.  However, I think the format of the Sales Academy will be more rewarding.  The book I will still work on, but the main course will be the tips provided with the academy.

    • #3194

      Anonymous

      calm down young grasshopper whatever happened to your rap career? before that was the IT guy. now you the sales guy. slow your rold homie and pick just one thing and hone your craft. i realized hopping around from profession is fun and all but you have no security

    • #3202

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      The Record Label is what I moonlight as. I still need a daytime career. Unless I had about $200K saved up to work on the label, there’s no way I can support any of my passions without a daytime job.

      The Sales Academy uses a lot of my skills, IT, Graphic Design, Sales and Education. It’s a good and Noble venture.

    • #3315

      YellowPeril
      Participant

      I have to agree with this statement. Not trying to knock a brother down, but it’s really important to stay focused on feasible goals and know that the investment has an ROI. You can hold a full-time career and still do what you love on the side. That’s why it’s called a hobby. If the hobby becomes successful then you can branch out with it. I’ve seen so many people who get caught in their dreams of wealth and success only to be part of ponzi-schemes and ofc that’s no bueno. Good luck!

  • #3484

    Savuthy
    Participant

    I went into work and forgot my key today.  In all my years playing my part in the usual business industry and being the first in the office, I forgot my one thing.  I never forget it, never so when I arrived, I wanted to see how I could play my day out seeing as I’m a key carrier.  No one asked me for anything and all of the doors were open.  Luckily for me, for once in my life, all of the doors were open.  Granted there were 2 other key holders, they were quick to the call before calling me to say I’m not prepared.  My day was streamlined and my only question is to Neo how the universe plays it’s part when it’s aligned.

    As far as my other job interviews, my first interview wanted me out the door.  I have a good job and they didn’t make an offer since someone made a lower offer.  I turned down my second offer due to boonie reason and third, I’m going hard at my current place and excelling at everything I do besides bringing my key to work.  Other than that, appreciate what we have but always keep your options open my friends.

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