I’m a 35 yr. old woman with very limited *official* job experience. I have narcolepsy, so I’m on disability. I had moved back in with my mom after living away and graduating college with a Ba. In General Studies. After years of paying 0 rent but paying my fair share otherwise, I made my move to an apartment in a bigger city with plenty of job opportunities. I’m just looking for something part time and within my skill set and qualifications. I’m even working with a job agent through Vocational Rehab Services. I took the civil service office exam and missed only two. I have no physical or mental (yet) handicaps and I require no accommodations. And I actually want to work. You’d think I could find something in a decent sized city. I’ve applied to so many jobs it’s ridiculous. I’m so tired of submitting resumes, only to have to reenter the same stuff on their applications. And then the ones with the assessments; there is most definitely a wrong answer. I live alone. I have no one but my cat, at least most of the time. Everything costs money. I have really good days where I’m pumped; e.g. when I had an interview for a temp job the other day. Seemed to go really well. Never heard back. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I’m about as easy to get along with as one can be. I’m intelligent, respectful, and still remember all those grammar lessons from grade school. Lol. I’m not lazy. But this situation has me wanting to bury my head in my pillows and give up. In a few days my rent and other bills will be due again. Besides a few bucks in my checking and a $20 in my purse, I have $400 in savings. That’s it. I guess I should be grateful for being mauled (just legs) by a homeowner’s dog while taking a walk a few years ago. I do have a completely paid for vehicle. But it will need maintenance. So yesterday I go to look at job listings again and I see at least three of the exact same jobs that I applied to within the last 1-1 1/2 months. What does that mean? Do they throw out apps or am I just not who they want, regardless of the need? I know this is a lot to take in, but I need guidance and reassurance!!!
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Should they be asking for my birthdate and year?
Received an error email from Onramp.io which sparked my memory that I do have a profile on the website. Reviewed profile and found that they had my birthdate and year in the profile which I probably filled out and I have not heard from them regarding job opportunities or training for over 2 years.
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Anyone been through company closing?
I've been working for a small company as a developer for about 3.5 years. We've run out of work/contracts and the owners have decided they want to retire so they are closing the company down. They let us know about 2 months ago and the closure is only a little over a month away. I've been applying all over the place with hardly any nibbles. I'm terrified that when it's all said and done I won't have anything new and therefore no income. I also don't know how to deal with the question about why I'm leaving my current position. Anyone ever been through this before? How did you handle it?
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Does anyone have any tips on how to find a job thats willing to sponsor you? Ive been struggling on finding a way to move from NYC to London.
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Am I being unfair or is my boss wrong?
My boss has given me a lot more work than was originally assigned to me in my contract (I’ve been there for almost 2 years now). I mentioned it to her and asked for a raise because I’m doing more work than I agreed to. She made a huge deal about me doing her a favour and how I never complain and do all the additional tasks and then implying that I shouldn’t get paid for doing her a favour. I understand a favour if I’m doing it once in a while but the additional tasks she assigns me to has become part of my daily/weekly/yearly responsibilities. None of them are once off.
Am I being unfair? It’s still a business, I still signed a contract so I should be compensated fairly right? I’ve done my research and for my job, I am being paid way below market value but now I’m doing my job plus the additional work added and still no compensation.
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Starting my own business today
About a month ago, I created an LLC for myself. I did this for tax and accounting purposes -- I became a contractor during the transition after the company for which I worked was sold.
Though I have been successfully interviewed by recruiters, I am excited to try this in a healthy headspace.
For the past month, I have monitored every dollar of our spending closely, I have talked to former clients and colleagues, I talked to my therapist, and I believe that I can do this.
My contract ends this week, so I am officially launching. I am excited and terrified.