if you lost your job would be picky about another job ?

United States
December 4, 2009 8:27am CST
ok i know here in the states time is hard, and so many are loosing or have loose thier jobs. i have a few friends who lost thier jobs and i would tell them well there is a job in washington dc .. i would hear no i refuse to work in dc or there is a job there .. hear once again conplaining about the kind of job it is. to me i want to work but i cant do to different medcail issues. i told my one freind you got a pick up and a ladder go around and ask people about you cleaning thier gutters out. i even had taken crappy jobs just to make money and i do things to earn extra money as well from wasing and waxing cars, cleaning up people yards or whatever. if you lost your job would you be picky about ga job you could have either where it is or how much you would get paid ?
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17 responses
• Tanzania
5 Dec 09
No. I would not be picky.I lost my job in May this year and I have been searching for another one ever since. Losing a job of course means losing income.I feel that I have matured a lot since May because things have happened that I never imagined possible.This has made me appreciate every penny for what it's worth.I have cut back a lot on my spending and it was very shameful for me to realize that I wasted a lot of money on things I did not need when I had the job.Now I know more about budgeting and as long as a job brings in enough to pay my bills and leaves me a little savings, I do not mind it.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I recently quit my job because I had to care for my mother who has cancer. Its been 9 months since then and I am already getting bored and want to start working again. But I am getting picky with applying for certain jobs or positions. In my case, there are a lot of openings for call center jobs here in my country, but I don't want to be employed in the same industry/profession again. Six years getting mad callers and sleepless nights is enough. I am no longer young and the graveyard shifts are really bad for me. The stress and unhealthy lifestyle of the job/profession makes me think twice applying even if there are so many openings available.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
5 Dec 09
No I would not be picky at all. If you have a family to support or even just yourself then you owe it to them and all those that care about you to do whatever it takes to get yourself back on track. I lost my job once years ago and trust me....I did all sorts of odd jobs to earn money. I eventually took on a job that I was sure I'd hate just because I got the job. Ended up loving it! My ex husband was one of the picky ones and it was hard to live with. His work in construction often left him without a job at hand. He refused to take a job that paid under a certain amount per hour or that he felt was beneath him. Couldn't convince him that even a smaller pay is better than no pay. Instead, he sat home drinking and doing nothing. We had children to support and rent to pay.
• Romania
5 Dec 09
if i lose my job i would pick any job 4 the moment to earn at least enough to pay my bank its the most important thing to do 4 me i stil have 8 years to pay my bank so its noth to toy around whit
• United States
5 Dec 09
If I lost my job, considering the tough economy right now, I don't think I would be as picky as I usually would be. I would need the job to pay bills and such so I would deal with whatever job I could get. I mean, it can't be something completely unreasonable like cleaning toilets for a dollar an hour, but yeah for the most part, I would go with almost any job that is typical if I can't get anything better.
@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I think you should grab any job whether it is crappy jobs it can helps you to pay bills at home. Now a days you don't need to be picky as long as you have a job it is a blessing. It is a decent job and you don't need to be ashame about it.
• United States
5 Dec 09
If I lost my job I would take anything that pays and even try to get a part time job along with a full time job times are hard and it would be wise to save up as much money as possible and go for there and try to keep at least twenty months of savings in a bank account otherwise you will regret it later down the road no one really needs that plasma tv or that fancy cell phone whatcha get is what you get in these hard times.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I currently do not have a job up until yesterday when I got a job that I like. At first I thought of just taking any job for as long as it pays well. But in the long run I thought of going for the job I really want and thought of going for what I will enjoy. I worked for almost 5 years in a job that was new to me back then. But now that I have gone thru it already, I jave to say I am so tired of it already.
@adnaanm (41)
• Canada
5 Dec 09
I would be very picky, because you cant do what you cant love and that makes things really boring.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
5 Dec 09
I would like to say I wouldn't be picky if I lost my job. But the reality is, if you have a family, you can't just go travelling to where there is a job available. Sometimes, a good opportunity far away could end up more expensive than just staying put and collecting unemployment insurance. Yes, I don't want to be lazy, and just collect insurance, but if it is going to end up more expensive, then I will have to chose wisely.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I would probably start looking in the field that I am in but if I wasn't finding something quickly, I would take what i could. I have had to struggle with low paying jobs before and I am not above honest work that puts food on the table and pays the bills.
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
5 Dec 09
Uh, I am not sure about that.at present if i quit my job.I will find a better one.It's not calling the picky another job.Just human being nature i think .We wont cut down our standard.For example you last job was a accountant then will you find another like dustman?It's just hard to accept.But on the other side.Find a good new job it's hard.We have to make a smart choice
@lillake (1635)
• United States
4 Dec 09
I would be picky. There are some companies and acts that I feel are wrong, I would not work for them. I would find another way to earn money.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
4 Dec 09
When I left college I couldnt find a job and most people were suggesting that I should teach because it was readily available .There belief is that once you have a job then another job comes easily and as simple as it sounds it is true because it wasnt until I took a teaching job two years later that I finally got another job
• United States
4 Dec 09
Guess your friends don't need an income? I left a crazy man and moved back to Ohio 6 months ago and have not been able to find work. I'm a medical insurance specialist(needless to say with national health care upon us my job is being eliminated everywhere) My car is broken so I have to stay on a bus route and with a 15yr old son I have to watch the hrs I work cause Lord we don't want a teenager in a new place unsupervised that is a recipe for trouble. But I like you would wash and wax cars even in the snow if that's what it took to get the bills paid and put food on the table. Heck that's what I'm doing on here trying to find full time employment(not just a few side jobs) while making a few cents here and there and sucking up every lead I can find.
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
I would certainly not picky as long as somebody accept me i would try to work on it as long as they hire me and observe the boss treat me right then i would stay on my job despite they pay me low. it is better than no job at all. Then, if the boss is so strict then he pay me low salary. I may apply again for another job and try my best as i do not like to work both where i could suffer much. If i could not find a job i would create my own opportunity and have my own business using my skills and ability.
@pipayst (140)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
I already lost my job. I'm not ready to give up just yet for my career you know so maybe I'll try applying for the same position somewhere else. But if the same thing happens again and again maybe I need time to rethink my priorities.