Well...I guess I have to go an get me job now...

United States
April 18, 2008 6:45pm CST
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a lazy person, and I don't dread work or anything, it's just that I have to go out there and apply and wait ages to get replies. I already applied to 4 or 5 places, and last week I figured maybe if I looked really hard I can find a way to make some extra money online instead of getting a part-time job. Working in the outside world sounds fun(because I never had a job), but something from home may suit me better, because I go to school full time, and I have a 1 year old son. But I can't seem to find anything fits me. Either I need money, a credit card, or something else I don't have. So I guess I'll continue my search for a job. It was just a thought, and and working from home did sound nice. Oh well, no problem, I'll get hired somewhere sooner or later. Thanks for reading this, I just wanted to express my thoughts about it and maybe get some vaulable feedback. You have any tips about making extra money or getting a job?
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13 responses
• United States
18 Apr 08
I think you would rather enjoy a part time job, maybe as a cashier in a local department store, or something like that. You will meet new friends and who knows what might open up for you. What are you going to school for? You are not going to make much online really to help out in any real sense. Don't get me wrong there are folks that do it well. E-bay sellers and certain other online ventures. But if you are young why not give it a go in the real world of working people.
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• United States
19 Apr 08
Yeah, I think I'll enjoy having a part-time job, sounds like fun even though its working, but hey, at least I'm getting paid for it.
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• United States
25 Apr 08
Hey there Angel Thank you for the BR :)))
• United States
18 Apr 08
I really don't have much in the way of advice for either. Except for online work, just work hard. I've applied places for jobs but have been rather unsuccessful. I almost had a job at school but things got crazy and just didn't have the time to go back and fix the issue that needed solving so I could get a job. I think I'm going to apply to a few places a few days before school lets out to see if I can find a place that would be willing to hire me. I don't want anything huge, but I do want something so I can get some cash.
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• United States
19 Apr 08
That's the same with me, maybe put some money away in savings or something for a rainy day.
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@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Here is what I learned when applying for a job. I applied for 3 jobs one at a time and was taken and I remember what I did. I put all my effort, my thought, and prepared myself for it. I visualize what I will do in my demonstration. I foresee questions during the interview. And I imagine that I already had the job.. And every time that I applied, I usually got the job. You have your own strategy, but that's my observation and it worked well for me.
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• United States
19 Apr 08
thanks for the tips, danzer! I see your 1 post away from 2,000. I'll help you celebrate early- WooHooo! Yay! COngrats :p
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@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I've been trying to make extra money from home for a while now. I too thought that working from home would be nice, but I haven't had much luck. Nor have I had much luck finding an outside job. I'm from a very small community with minimal job opportunities. The closest towns are about 35 miles away, and gas is in no way affordable right now. It probably never will be in my lifetime. It just makes it extremely hard to find a job that will actually pay for the fuel that is burned to get to work. It's very frustrating, and times are only getting harder. The only thing that isn't rising is wages. It's not worth driving 70 to 80 miles each day to and from work on minimum wage, which here is only $5.15/hr. It would take me two eight hour days to make enough money to fill my truck. :(
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• United States
19 Apr 08
I'm sorry to hear that Amber. Fortunatly for me, I live smack dab in the center of growing surbubia so my job hunt shouldn't be too tedious. I hope things work out for you, good luck!
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@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Well I don't have a tip for you but I read in their that you said you want or need a credit card. Well if you're not working I suggest you don't get one. Then you'll ruin your credit and screw up things in your future with some thing that you want that requires credit checking. I suggest you stick with cash. Maybe this is a tip, hahaha. Bye.
• United States
25 Apr 08
No I don't want a credit card! I said for most of the online ways to make money, I would need a credit card. I don't see the use in spending money I never had...
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
You know I have been working since I graduated from college. I think it's better if you concentrate on your studies first, than looking for a job right now. Once you are done with your studies, it's easier to look for a job. Your boyfriend is earning well, so it's good to take care of him also.
• United States
19 Apr 08
Yes, that is true, I guess I'm just impatient to earn money on my own and whatnot...thanks for the advice :)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Hey there creative angel!It sounds like you would be happy with a part time job. I loved when I was working full time. But my health is not that great right now. Im going to have some surgery and hopefully I will feel better. But you hang in there and you will find something out there. Best of luck to you.
@bellelady (264)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
i feel you.. i am also looking for a job the only difference we have is i am single and i don't have kids but its tough to go out there and look for a job and the company will tell you that they will just call you and then nothing happens afterwards.. geez.. but still i am wishing that i'll land the job i want because i am running out of money to support my needs..
• United States
19 Apr 08
Since you said that you are in school and have a one year old I would suggest to you that you get a part time job. Whenever I need to find a job I just go and hit every place even if they do not have a sign or add I put in an application. Maybe something where you can work around other people so that you can make friends and socialize. Making money online is very hard to do and would take a lot of time. I do make some but only about $200 a month which is really not that much at all.
@dragon54u (31631)
• United States
19 Apr 08
You're lucky you want a part time job and not full time! A lot of companies only want part time workers so they can save on benefits. Have you thought of registering with a temp service? You could work a couple days a week or however much you wanted. If you've never had a job, this is a great way to get experience. You could be a receptionist and answer phones and greet people. When the temp service calls with jobs you can accept or reject them with no penalties. Grocery stores always need people, especially for their customer service departments. Janitorial services are always looking for part-time help, too. Have you looked at your school? So many schools have part time jobs for students! Good luck in your search! You are so blessed having your son, they're such a hoot at that age.
@MGjhaud (20682)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Well then I should say goodluck to both of us. I just graduated from college more than two weeks ago and before I was so eager to graduate because I wanted to get a job but until now, I'm just staying in my apartment doing nothing but surf the Internet. I'm making money though but it's different when you're employed. Besides, when you're employed you'll have references for another good employment. And it's really good when you're in business or in the industry. It'll train you more. Goodluck to you then. I hope it'll push through. It'll be a good decision.
@Remando (177)
19 Apr 08
I've been looking now for over a month since returning from Africa on my travels - I hate the waiting. Good luck with the job search. Have a geat day :)
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I don't know of a way to make good money on-line. I see that you are only 17 so are you living with parents still or still in school? You definitely don't want a credit card because with no job, you can't pay for it and your credit will be ruined making it harder in your future. When my girls were younger, I did a lot of babysitting for extra cash. I also mended for people. I also made quite a bit of cash cleaning out apartments for people who were moving and did not want to bother but did want their deposits back. Don't get discouraged. Jobs are hard to come by but I'm sure if you keep trying, you'll find something.