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26 Jul 2007, 7:00 am

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Aim for the bottom. Apply at burger king, wendy's, etc. They will always give young people a chance, and if you can do well for a few months it will look good on your resume for the next time you get a job.


That's part of the problem, I can't even get what you say is "the bottom". I've applied for wendy's, burger king, McDonald's, Arby's, Subway, Culvers, Taco Bell, Shopko, Wal Mart, Cousins subs, KFC, Pizza Hut, Little Ceaser's, Hardee's, Best Buy, Circuit City...well, you get the idea. Strangely enough, I've only been able to get an interview with McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and Circuit City, and when I was interviewed, I didn't even mention my AS (I wouldn't even think about mentioning it in the first place). Pizza Hut and Circuit City said to me in person that they would call back and they didn't. Go figure.

Consider phoning them back, ask for the manager, and tell them who you are and ask if the job is still open and that you are interested. Companies really like this because it shows initiative on your part.
But would you really want to work for somebody who didn't call back when they said they would? It makes me wonder how reliable they would be about paying the proper wages.


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27 Jul 2007, 2:33 pm

im also having trouble finding a summer job and i have called back to touch base with the company ,but to no avail.



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30 Jul 2007, 6:54 am

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im also having trouble finding a summer job and i have called back to touch base with the company ,but to no avail.
With most of the entry level jobs it's an employer's market and they can get away with not calling back. Sad but true unfortunately. :cry:


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30 Jul 2007, 2:23 pm

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Every summer I promise to find a summer job and every year I end up sitting at home all summer

I had a job immediately after I came back from school but I got so anxious I would throw up at work. (Same for the job I had a couple weeks beforehand, I got a migraine when I'd put on my uniform and when I called in sick it magically went away...same for high school....etc)

So basically I'm financially screwed unless I can find some seriously awesome drugs or can find a job where I just type all day, and don't have to talk to anybody


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04 Aug 2007, 8:57 am

Here is something you can try. Find out if they have nurses aide training near where you live. It is short-term training and then take the state certification exam afterwards. Afterwards, you can try applying as a home-health aide or at a nursing home. This is a large field with lots of openings. A home health aide is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations.



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04 Aug 2007, 9:06 am

Don't mention AS, employers think that makes you incapable (its stupid i know). Insurance companys are the same if you ever apply for insurance don't mention AS because they charge huge premiums for ANY health problems


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04 Aug 2007, 1:50 pm

I had the same problem a few years ago. I would try to look for a summer job, but not a single employer would get back to me. I must have applied at over 100 :!: places, with no results whatsoever. I'm sure some of those places gave me an application, only to throw it into trash while thinking "what a f'ing loser" the second I walked out the door. By August, I gave up looking, and spent the whole summer sitting at home.

I proposed a new law. Every employer with a revenue over specific amount should be required to employ a certain minimum number of people. The minimum requirements can be staggered based on the company's revenue: higher revenue = higher minimum. That way, people will have at least some kind of a job guarantee. Sure, this may smack of socialism, but isn't it better than have well-qualified individuals get overlooked just because their social skills aren't perfect?