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Old 06-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #21
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Pushy - How long has it been since you quit smoking? I thought you were hardcore? You cant even make it a month before breaking down and whining like a bitch about it? lol
it's been about two months and I feel great, I just don't like dealing with your bullshit all up and down the Internet.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #22
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I believe her numbers are based upon more than the number of people recieving unemployment benefits.

Arlington, VA is an employment destination, the same as Houston and Seattle...some absurd percentage of the population is there for high-paying jobs. The rest of the nation doesn't have centralized technology, government, nor energy to attract workers.
A lot of the jobs in NoVA that are high paying are usually tied to government contracts in some way shape or form also. Which is something that outside of the VA/DC/MD area you don't have.

I would highly suggest that Jacob stays at his current job and sucks it up for a while. Even with my college education it took me 4 months to find a job and that is not even in the range he wants..
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #23
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Some recently, some not. You forget I'm in TX and rig and oil jobs can pay well.
Very true, didn't consider. I wouldn't do it, thats for sure.

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I believe her numbers are based upon more than the number of people recieving unemployment benefits.
I would believe her as well. The published numbers don't count people who have basically retired (I know about a dozen of them) and those who have just quit looking. The hell you do after giving up looking? Drug dealer?
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:29 PM   #24
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I would believe her as well. The published numbers don't count people who have basically retired (I know about a dozen of them) and those who have just quit looking. The hell you do after giving up looking? Drug dealer?
$1300/month post tax welfare not including food subsidies.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #25
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probably because people move there only after accepting a government job
true story: I quit my job in silicon valley to move here. I took 6 months to catch up on some playstation and then found a job. I dont work for the government or a government contractor. But I do work for a company that often works for government contractors. And we do sell some stuff directly to the military.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:03 PM   #26
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There are people out there making crazy money for having no education at all, but in this time/economy unless you're a crazy hustler/genious I seriously doubt that you'd be able to find a job easily
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:11 PM   #27
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slang brick.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:17 PM   #28
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Privet military contractor. You'd have to join the USMC or Army to get experience first though. I think jtothewhat does something like that, I'd ask him if your interested and are willing to burn the calories.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #29
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I sold motorcycles for 4 years making over 60k/yr. Right out of HS. The jobs are out there, but I also live in Vancouver which is a housing/job bubble. Want to pour concrete 60 hours a week? Move here.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:46 PM   #30
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Eventually, when my GF has the PhD, I'll be a glorified house boy and can hopefully get a job at a racecar shop to cover a few track expenses and fund my habit.
I'm leaning the same way, but with her as an RN. Its the way to go... Just gotta keep hitting the gym and keeping the fall-backs handy.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #31
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I'm leaning the same way, but with her as an RN. Its the way to go... Just gotta keep hitting the gym and keeping the fall-backs handy.
Right now she's really pushing to me find something with a massive pay-cut and move down there with her. That's tough for me, there's too much vulnerability if I do that.
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Eh, go to the doctors office and pick up a new chick. My dad seems to do that every time he goes in for something.

Always keep a stash of money on the side to keep you sustained for a year or two
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #33
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Lol @ NoVA.

If you have no skills in anything, get a shitty job for a few months and learn to wait tables. Shadow the best waiter in your shitty restaurant, then in about 3 weeks, quit and go to a better restaurant, shadow that best waiter, rinse and repeat until you really know your ****. THEN move near enough to NoVA that you can commute to any of the areas with $$$$$$$$ restaurants, get a job and work hard. You will rise up the server chain, get good shifts and easily pull 50k + out of that area.

Bad news is that you have to deal with people who know you are living off their scraps, the hell that is traffic, and the drug industry that is food service.

Treat it like a career and you will have a career. Treat it like a job and you will work at Crapplebees in shame.
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Right now she's really pushing to me find something with a massive pay-cut and move down there with her. That's tough for me, there's too much vulnerability if I do that.
But you like being vulnerable, doncha boy?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:21 PM   #35
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Here in oz unemployment rates at at record lows as well. Its friggin tough. The issue we have here is that as a younger person (Im 21, apprentice mechanic) you dont have many skillsets or great refferences you can barter with, and because minimum wage for me is almost double what a 15 year olds is, you just cant compete with school kids for even the **** part time work between jobs.

My GF has been looking for work for like a year, and time again a school aged kid gets picked over her.

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if you were a hot female, I'd say stripper/call girl. Dont think you are though, tough luck.
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true story: I quit my job in silicon valley to move here. I took 6 months to catch up on some playstation and then found a job. I dont work for the government or a government contractor. But I do work for a company that often works for government contractors. And we do sell some stuff directly to the military.
you know what I meant, brohambangbangbrothaman
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Decided I know too many people from oz who frequent this forum to leave that post there.


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If I have to just work my way up another company then thats what I might have to do. I'm sick and tired of what I do now. Looks like I might need to get rid of some of the toys.
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Guess that BAUS 302 was a mistake... eh? I'll give you 10k for it.
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