Hate Not Having a Job

@IvySaysHi (4342)
United States
December 12, 2015 5:30pm CST
Well I want to get into this non credit program for dental assistant training at my college but my grant from FASFA will not cover it. I could apply for a scholarship to it but even then they would only give me enough to cover 50% of the tuition and fees. The other half and the books I would have to pay for. I wish I had a job so I could have a steady flow of income to pay for it at least on a payment plan but no one will even hire me because i have never had a job. Thanks to my grandma not allowing me to find a job when I was younger. Maybe I should start a go fund me. I am sure no one would help but it is worth a shot right?
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@moffittjc (44450)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Dec 15
Can you get a job as a hostess or waitress at a local restaurant or pub? When I was in college, I had to work as a bartender and bouncer to help pay my way through school. I didn't have any experience, but I learned quickly and was a good hard worker.
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@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
12 Dec 15
First I am going to have to see if anywhere around here is hiring which usually they arent and if they are they want people with experience
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• Canada
13 Dec 15
@moffittjc exactly! Get your resume together and make sure you list your work qualities and school achievements. If you want to add some sort of volunteer experience, get some and then add it. You may have to step out of your comfort zone but by doing so, you are doing yourself a favor.
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@moffittjc (44450)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Dec 15
@Morethanamom I've even seen people help out in a busy restaurant or store without being asked, and then the manager ends up hiring them because of their work efforts. That's why I always teach my kids to not only have a good strong work ethic, but to always offer to help out when people need assistance. You never know when it's going to lead to an opportunity!
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@maggs224 (1708)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Dec 15
One thing is for sure Ivy if you don't try starting a Go Fund Me no one will help you, but give it a try what have you got to lose? My grandson worked part-time in a local garage during the school holidays and saved up enough for a car and money towards going to Uni which he started this year. He still has some part time work that he does at Uni. He also applied for all the scholarships he could find. He did not get a full scholarship but he got small sums from several. Every penny helps doesn't it :D Good luck funding your chosen path :D
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@GardenGerty (101592)
• United States
13 Dec 15
How about looking into offering a daycare. In many states you can watch one child twenty hours or less per week without a license. It would be money you could put toward the classes you want.
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• United States
13 Dec 15
You could always volunteer some time to gain experience and that's like work experience (just not being paid).
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@snowy22315 (50877)
• United States
13 Dec 15
You will have to find something to help pay your way through school. i had a lot of grant money when I was in college...but I still had to work. You may also have to get a student loan.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Dec 15
It never hurts to look at any place you can. It could lead you to something. You could do the go find me thing, if you really want to try. You never know. Good luck.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
13 Dec 15
You should be able to get a student loan try and apply for a Stafford loan.
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• Canada
13 Dec 15
You likely won;t get hired in your field, and even minimum wage jobs may be hard to find, but get out there and apply. Restaurants(fast food and others) can offer flexible schedules. It may be hard work finding a job, and it may not be particularly something you like, but put in effort and do your best. You can also look into financial aid. Yeah, debt isn't fun, but at least it is what is considered a good debt. Just be wise with it.
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@sharon6345 (134977)
• United States
13 Dec 15
You never know who might help you. I saw some of those go sky high when people were dealing with education and pets.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
13 Dec 15
This is the festive season, all the department stores are hiring temporary workers. You just have to go and ask, and you may work for a few weeks. This means that you get some cash, and you get valuable experience.
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
13 Dec 15
Food service of some kind is about the easiest kind of job to get, and usually they will train you. Waiting tables is not that hard, or hostessing, or any of it, except cooking. Any fast food place to start would be OK, and they don't always look for experience, as they are only paying minimum wage. You can look in the classifieds or on Craigslist for jobs asking for companions. No training needed, just a background check. This is for caring for older folks in their homes, with shopping, housekeeping, laundry, cooking, etc. It's not hard work, and it pays much, much better than minimum wage. Up to $15 an hour, if you are good at domestic stuff and like older folks.
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@T_gray (7807)
• Salina, Kansas
13 Dec 15
Surely someone would hire you. You have to start somewhere even if it's fast food or a local grocery store. Good luck, I know you can do it. School is a good goal to have.
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@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Dec 15
What some say about st udent loans is just not tr ue as i too o ut a s t udent loan so icoudl go the last two years at the U of Irvine cal to get my B a in 'English and I just made a miniumim payment on my student loan until finally I retired and I took mone y out of m y retirement fu nd to p ay off the rest of the loan. a pply for a job parttime working as a page in yo ur local libray you do not need any experience if you can just shelv e books in alpyhabetical order and most anyone can do that.
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@Freelanzer (9504)
• Canada
13 Dec 15
I guess it is what type of job you are looking for I cleaned peoples houses to put myself through university. It is very difficult to get a college education if you never had a job or you don't have wealthy parents.
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@Susan2015 (21298)
• United States
13 Dec 15
See if you can get a job at Arbys or Pizza Hut or McDonalds. It's a good starting point.
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@paigea (22449)
• Canada
13 Dec 15
I hope you can find a job for a little extra money and for the experience to help lead to a better job. McDonald's and similar places hire people without experience even if they say they prefer experience. Sometimes a person has to take a job they don't love just to get some experience. Good luck to you.
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