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So,,There are no jobs??
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Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 12:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is my suggestion to have a job if you cant find one.. Especially if you are a Democrat who says George put me out of work. Go learn to cut mens hair.Dont worry about hairstyling school. Just be able to cut hair for working folks. Get you a van or something like a box truck like Hertz rents. Put a barber chair in it.Drive around,,Be open when those regular barbers close. Go nearby the plants and construction sites or residential areas.Like the ice cream man or roach coach does.Charge ten bucks per customer and WORK FAST!

Sid    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:47:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got a good point. I am not making close to what I was making about four years ago. That is because it was physically getting hard for me to get the work done. I was in construction and the job I took to get out of construction did not pan out. I have been selling some hay and doing some baling on the side along with a few odd jobs here and there. In about a month I will go to work for a man who offered me a pretty good deal. That will let me do a little more here on my farm and put a little bit of money in the bank. There is a lot for a person out there who wants to go get it.

ron,ar    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:17:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I turn down work each week, I could use the money but I am getting at the age where I can't fight it anymore.

ron,ar    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:39:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
now we know where Clipper went!
"On The Road Again"

nohair    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:09:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
first of all you have to have a license or else a getaway driver. don,t worry gw says ecomony is right on track. haven,t seen it yet but I,m not into mac donalds

Sid    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:54:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Personally I think the first thing you gotta have is the gumption to go get it. Used to be a kid with an old wore out van go by jobsites and peddle snacks and sandwiches and drinks. Doubt if he had a license and nobady cared we bought from him anyway. People have got to stop looking for excuses and start making their own opportunities.

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:29:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read a National Business editorial that says if the economy keeps improving on schedule like GW claims it's doing the other 1.5 mil folks he put out of work will be back to work late next year.

Of the other 1 mil he put out of work to begin with at least 40% are working below their prior level of employment.

Aprille..    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:16:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh really?? Ain't that a somethin or other?? Because ol Clod..I can't find a job..and once I find a job it just so happens that I am..A)TOO cheerful B) Always TOO early..even if I am NOT on the clock..and I'm not..or C) Pick your gripe! So yes..I am going to hairdressing school and I am going to gain a SKILL!! You act as if this is an EASY thing to do but when you are looking towards the cooler side of 45..I am is still really scary. So maybe you could pick a different type of job that doesn't take any And sorry but yes that really did hurt my feelings and as an intelligent person it WAS hard to ignore and not respond to...

~Lenore    Posted 07-04-2004 at 21:31:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well just got out of the shower and came in here to turn the PC off...
and I find myself standing up for my pal clod ( I have to, he has for me a bunch of times).

Aprille all Clod wants is a standard issue hair cut!!
He has nothing against hairdressers or you.
He just cant get to the barber before it closes in the evening cause he works. None are open late or on sunday when he could go to one or on Mondays.
He was just suggesting someone open up a shop (on wheels would be nice) so working guys could get a nice old fashioned haircut.
Poor baby hasn't slept well for a while, his hair is touching his ears!!... and it keeps him awake... that and that darn train with the bad sounding whistle/horn.
So please be kind to Clod, if you've have ever had a "bad hair day" you should be able to sympathize. ;-)

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 21:40:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have bad days but what is the hair stuff you mentioned????

~Lenore    Posted 07-05-2004 at 07:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry Burrhead, I was not ignoring that important question of yours.
I was just on a "fly by" computer trip last evening;
I just thought I would answer that one and go on to bed.

Now about that question... hair?
Well I slept on it last night; now mine is a mess "morning hair" LOL.

Maybe this is a better explaination, listen..

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 17:07:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aprille, I think you're being a bit too sensitive. I didn't see where he said anything about the difficulties of becoming a "HAIRDRESSER" in fact thats exactly what he said not to bother with. What I got from his post was that ther are too many "HAIRDRESSERS" and not enough "BARBERS" in this country. I don't want to go to the mall and pay $30.00 to get a hair cut, I want to go to a barber shop and stick my head in and see how many guys are ahead of me. Not too many? Fine I'll stay!
If you are getting fired for being too happy, or too early, I'd consider a different location. Apparently them New Englanders just don't like punctual, cheerfull employees.
What I read in Clods post was Not to worry about going to school, just get our where your customer base can find you and go to cuttin hair.
I certainly didn't see him cast an aspersions on you or your new chosen profession.
Around here, the busiest barber in the valley is one that probably isn't licensed, but IS open evenings and weekends, thats when the working man can get to him.
Chill a bit and re-read the post.
Good luck with your new profession,

ron,ar    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:24:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you should have posted this reply under Clods post instead of Burr's. I am sure you and Burr are on the same side of music. :^)
BTW-I just thought of something, I do believe ol Clod is unattached (correct me if I am wrong).
You know what they say, opposites attract!
Might be a match made in KL LOL
PS-I have seen her picture Clod, she's a looker!

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 17:11:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Snicker, Chortle,,,, hehehe,
That ain't right, I don't care, that just ain't right.
Darned troublemaker,,, hehehe'

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:13:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
The economy is like the weather..Some places its good,some places its bad,But if you like good weather you better start chasing rainbows.It moves around.Bill Clinton was going to jumpstart the economy. The newsmedia made folks belive he really did.Now,,Where did he get the money? Out of his own pocket? Or yours?

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 17:01:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
RonAr..I have made big enough paychecks.You give up a lot for more money.Your time..Like 12 hour days at 7 day weeks,You dont get off to spend your money so I gave a big part away. You get worn out doing that.I learned that I could live less expensivly and on less money.I survive well enough.That is all I care to do..But I could wake up tomarrow and find I have no choice but live on a riverbank somewhere.So there I trust in God and worry less about tomarrow.

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