Can you think of anyway to make a living if you are kicked off of your job?

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@johndur (3049)
Pasig, Philippines
February 3, 2010 8:32pm CST
i was just wondering what people here would do if ever they lost their job unexpectedly.what things will you do to make a living? i think i would do if ever that happens,i will be putting up my own business of electronics and computer repair shop to patch up my financial deficiency and start earning honest bucks from it.what about you guys?
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
Hi johndur!^^ If I suddenly get kicked off my current job, I wouldn't know what to do. I wouldn't know where to apply for another job. I've been in my job for a couple of years now and I rarely check other opportunities. But I would probably apply in another office where the job is the same as with my current. I'll probably ask my friends too if they have a vacancy in their company where the work will be much more technical than my current. I have thought of putting up a business before and if I have the money I think I would put up a gift shop or something like that. But I have always believed that I have no luck in running a business and all that. I used to have a little store but I couldn't manage it well. Maybe it runs in the blood. My mother used to have a small business too raising ducks but she couldn't manage it too so she had to stopped.^^;; But it would really be a dream come true if I could have my own gift shop.^^
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
6 Feb 10
I dont believe the "in the blood thing" i think its time for you to be the first in your family that has become successful in business.there no harm in trying.im sure you will make it big as long as you put your heart into it. thanks for the response.
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Thanks for the encouragement.^^ When I think about it, the thought of having my own business really inspire me. Maybe in the future, if I have saved enough, and if I have enough courage, I will make my dream come true.^^
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
8 Feb 10
Goodluck on that im hoping for you to succeed in that.just dont forget to make a discussion here about the success in your business ventures.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 10
that is the worst that might happen to me. That is why I am thankful that I already have a part time job so that when I lose my regular job I still have a source of income. My part time job is good, you are a franchise consultant at the same time you have training for your own business and you can sell. It is a 3 in one opportunity. I am so happy to have found it. I know when I lose my job I have something to depend on. Actually my income on my part time job is much higher than of my regular job. I know in less than 5 months I will be leaving my regular job to start my own business, to continue my part time job and to be working online too.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
4 Feb 10
its good to hear that you are ready for anything unexpected to happen.im sure you will make it big in that business of yours. thanks for your response.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
4 Feb 10
its good to hear that you are ready for anything unexpected to happen.im sure you will make it big in that business of yours. thanks for your response.
@youless (97636)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Feb 10
I think it will be difficult for me to find a new job if I am fired now. So I may start to make my own business. It can be online or offline, as long as it seems I can earn from it:) I love China
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
8 Feb 10
well its good that you will not be that affected whenever that happens.i just hope for the best...
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
4 Feb 10
last week i unexpectedly lose my 1st partime job.but i still have one..but im planning to start a business hope i could start soon.
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
5 Feb 10
well its bad news that it has happened to you.im sure you will do good in the business that you will be putting up.good luck on that! thanks!
• United States
9 Feb 10
ugh i dont want to think about it.. i mean we already went down this road one time since the recession and he was out of work for a month and a half before a new job which i know wasnt much compared to my bro would was out for 9 months but it scared me.. i just kept mylotting and trying to sell stuff etc.. im disabled so i cant do more as far as getting a job but i put his resumes in everywhere so it would help him focus on other ares of getting a job..
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
9 Feb 10
yeah its really hard to lose a job.and its harder to find a good one too.as i see it being disabled doesn't have much effect because you can do more than those able men who hates to work harder and yet keeps on complaining that they are poor. cheers!
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Feb 10
Look for a new job in a similar or different industry. It all depends on what you really want to do. Then do MyLot on the side.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
8 Feb 10
well thats really easy to say but lets face it getting a good job these days is not that easy.it would take months to get a good one if you are lucky enough.
6 Feb 10
Whne I was working I was twice unexpectedly made redundant and both times I turned my hand to gardening and doing odd jobs for people. It's nice doing this sort of the thing in the summer but less so in the winter and unfortunately I could never turn it into a proper living or else I would have kept doing it.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
8 Feb 10
thats right those are just part time job and wont be enough to support your needs. thanks for the response.
@maezee (37231)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I would probably start looking for a new job ASAP. I wouldn't try to survive without a job because I don't honestly think I could! If that didn't work, then maybe I'd do the online earning thing much more than I do right now. Hmm.. great question! I try not to think about these horrible hypothetical questions - it shows just how unprepared I'd be.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
4 Feb 10
thats the main reason i made this discussion to let people know what will happen if they were caught unprepared by the twist of fate.so they came make some backup plans if ever this thing happens on them.i has happened to me before that is why im sharing it to everyone to be prepared.im sure you wont get the same fate in work like mine.good luck and thanks for your response.