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OOO this old brain
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seahag    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:11:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well my first day of classes in learning how to make truck drivers miserable was yesterday...Oy this is a lot to remember using all these satilite systems and these boards etc and knowing how much to pay and who will or wont take a load and how long its gonna take and pinging the drivers (thats the part i like)

This old brain is on over load..I came home last night and the old man had to know how I liked it. I do like it but i have to take a test next friday and hopefully I pass it with flying colors.

And of course there is always one smart a** in the class, a 24 year old boy and I reiterate the word boy has a smart answear or a question that does not even pertain to what we are doing..he was more intersted in what are we going to get out of it...
I also heard him talking to the girl next to me that this is just a stepping stone for him since he has a college degree unlike the rest of the people there....dont get me going.....he is a college degreed preson with out a job unless he is sitting at the table with me....I told him I have a degree and honey it dont matter out there if you do or dont there just arent any needless to say we will see if he last that long.

One of the reasons the lady that interviewed us hired us was that we are renegades...misfits...thank you jesus I finally had someone recognize my worth and my talents...we are not conservitive individuals and able to fit in with the crazy wild people in this business...maybe I found my home...

Patria    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:50:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know seahag? I think this boy and you will become friends, perhaps more like a dog and a flea. LOL
I took a one year travel and tourism course about 8 years ago, and just about all the rest of the class were kids! Sometimes I hated that they love me! heheh

Good luck seahag!!

Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:36:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck to you Dear heart.
Meanwhile just don't be running the kid off the road in your dreams. (Grin) Kids??????? Us oldsters, We get no respect!

Les    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:33:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
"there just arent any jobs"
That's odd. Around here, we have to get people from overseas to fill jobs because there aren't any people willing to do some jobs.

seahag    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:49:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im in ohio and trust me the job market is awful..this position had 20 slots to fill it was with 3 staffing companies...they interviewed over 60 people and chose only 11..I went to a job interview shortly after I lost my job and the lady told me they had 35 resumes to go thru..I was one of 35..another place i interviewed at told me they had 55 people apply for 1 postion... unbelievable..where do you live that they have jobs and need people from overseas..what kind of jobs.


Fawteen - BINGO!    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:47:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Local paper has 2-300 help wanted ads daily.

Three main categories: Truck driving, Nursing/home care and hotel/motel staff. Bar Harbor dang near needs it's own INS office just to fill the slots in housekeeping jobs.

None of them are what I'd call glamour jobs, but if you WANT to work, it's out there. Problem is, everyone comes out of college wanting a 6-figure job in an air-conditioned office.

seahag    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:54:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
fawteen..i live in a little rural community..there are ads everyday for truck drivers nursing delivary..industrial cleaning and some industrial jobs..not a lot in the field Im in..I a little to broke down to do physical labor, have two blown discs in my back. i did the physcial labor when I didnt have a job and did it at the age of 50..I scrubbed toilets and cleaned other peoples messes up..I took their cr**..its just in the customer service field its few and far between here. If I wanted to drive for an hour or more sure I could find something...

Fawteen    Posted 01-25-2005 at 07:34:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, you've got a point there alright. I could double or triple my income if I was willing to go back into computers (I'll pass, thanks, too much stress) or carpentry (pass again, the ol' bod just ain't up to it).

My comments were aimed more towards young folks just out of high school or college.

On the other hand, if it was a choice between taking a job emptying bedpans at a nursing home or going on welfare, I know which way I'd go...

working But    Posted 01-25-2005 at 06:45:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I doubt that Problem is boss don,t pay enough You can,t live and support faamily on min wage

Betty Oh    Posted 01-25-2005 at 09:58:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hang in there Seahag, and absorb something every day and you will be surprised what you will retain. Just keep yourself focused and let go of the emotions. When you have grandkids, they know everything, but they come to gramma when they REALLY want to know something. You will make it. Make friends with Joanne, she will help you.

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