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Old 07-09-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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My last 3 months =

Losing my rescue dog, my house, getting divorced and now getting laid off today.

Damn.
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Bad luck buddy.I had a similar experience a few years ago except I kept the dog.
There's plenty more rescue dogs badly need your help and I have now a much better job,a far better house and a wife that is a million times better than the old one.
You will do the same,there will be a day you laugh at this.
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Sorry to hear man,

What type of work did you do?
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Sorry, bud. What do you need? How can we help?
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Sorry to hear man,

What type of work did you do?
I'm a Technical Writer, 8 years of experience to go along with a Journalism degree. Was a Claim Rep for State Farm for 2 years before that.

Big kicker is no management experience, I did all the work on a big project to change our publishing system (and be able to use it as a basic content management system), but I only "managed" myself.

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Sorry, bud. What do you need? How can we help?
Thanks man, **** not sure? I was going to try to save up to move next year where there are more opportunities for what I do, basically nothing here for it.

So I'm going to start firing off resumes tomorrow and will basically be open to move about anywhere in the country if need be.

Do we have any Recruiter/HR types on the board? Maybe someone could help get my resume really polished up?
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I know a few recruiters here locally. They are mostly industrial based, but they might be able to help.

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate circumstances. Keep your head up, it's got to get better from here.
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I'm a Technical Writer, 8 years of experience to go along with a Journalism degree. Was a Claim Rep for State Farm for 2 years before that.

Big kicker is no management experience, I did all the work on a big project to change our publishing system (and be able to use it as a basic content management system), but I only "managed" myself.



Thanks man, **** not sure? I was going to try to save up to move next year where there are more opportunities for what I do, basically nothing here for it.

So I'm going to start firing off resumes tomorrow and will basically be open to move about anywhere in the country if need be.

Do we have any Recruiter/HR types on the board? Maybe someone could help get my resume really polished up?
I'm pretty good with resumes. I won't write it, but I'll proof read it and offer advice if you like.
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I know a few recruiters here locally. They are mostly industrial based, but they might be able to help.

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate circumstances. Keep your head up, it's got to get better from here.
Bandit, which recruiters do you know? I'd obviously be happy to speak with them/send my resume.


I wouldn't mind a career change, I'm just unsure of what I could with my relatively narrow skill set that's not also going to end up in a horrific pay cut.


I mean I could probably easily go grab some $35k/yr job, but I haven't made that little since I graduated college 10 years ago. And stupid me got into a lifestyle with the ex that can't really be maintained on my income alone.
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Technical writer for the automotive industry?
That's what my dad does, works for Bosch, contract work for Ford at the moment.

Jobs are out there man, we can't find good help around here.

And find another pet, there are hundreds and thousands of them out there at any time in shelters or stores that need good homes.
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Losing my rescue dog, my house, getting divorced and now getting laid off today.
well at least you're poor and ugly.
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I hear Monk has some kittens he needs to find homes for.
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<p>What Six said.</p><p>What type of products do you have experience in writing about? Where are you presently located?</p>
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I'm in Tulsa.

Previous experience as a Tech Writer:

MerCruiser: Editor/Style guide director, for engines, outboards, hydraulics, etc.
L3: Power distribution systems on Naval ships
TWG: Manuals for crane Rated Capacity indicator systems (and the GUI and related), hoists/winches for the oil industry, know how to comply with the ANSI B30.5 standards etc.

Unfortunately my skill set is very narrow and specialized.
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Technical writer for the automotive industry?
That's what my dad does, works for Bosch, contract work for Ford at the moment.

Jobs are out there man, we can't find good help around here.

And find another pet, there are hundreds and thousands of them out there at any time in shelters or stores that need good homes.
Not automotive, but marine is pretty close. I'm willing to move anywhere to keep my career going.

I'll get another Pit eventually, they are great dogs, but I need to get stable again before I can do that.
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I hear Monk has some kittens he needs to find homes for.
Truth. Also, the orthopedics companies around here pay big money to just about everyone, and I'm sure there are jobs open for someone with your skill set.
Google Zimmer, DePuy, or Biomet.
We need more car people!
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I've tried to get him to consider Indy before, it didn't go well.
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Indy > Every city in Oklahoma > anywhere in Nebraska.
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I'd almost agree. His city is kinda cool, though. Was a nice place to get mexican food and a big margarita for breakfast before finishing the home route in a really loud turbo Miata.

You guys would get along fabulously, too.
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This may be out of left field a bit, but have you considered taking some time to travel? It can really help in getting some new perspective on life in general. It sounds like you don't have any ties holding you back, so you could pretty much go anywhere.
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These guys have a big office and factory for some of their product lines in OKC and need help writing everything. Their repair and procedure manuals suck ***.

Home - Terex Construction
9528 W I 40 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
(405) 787-6020

Let me know if you want a contact.
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