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POLL: Easy to get a job???

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POLL: Easy to get a job???

So, the other thread got me thinking about getting jobs and how some people think it is Sooooo easy o_O I'm curious about what most of you think.

It is Sooooo easy Vote
 
 0.0% (0)
It just takes hard work Vote
 
 8.5% (5)
It is easy to get a job, just not ur dream job Vote
 
 55.9% (33)
It depends on the person's field Vote
 
 18.6% (11)
It is rarely ever easy Vote
 
 11.9% (7)
Other Vote
 
 5.1% (3)
LullabiesButterflies --- 7 years ago -

So, the other thread got me thinking about getting jobs and how some people think it is Sooooo easy o_O I'm curious about what most of you think. 

CourtesyFlush --- 7 years ago -

I think it depends on a lot of things. If you NEED a job, you will take whatever you get. If you want a job, and you want to be picky it can take a little longer. It also depends what you have a degree in, and if there is availability. It can also depend on the person's motivation. 

Smile --- 7 years ago -

To get a job not super easy but not impossible. To make money off of having a job not so easy if you factor in kids, gas, uniform costs etc. 

MisssChefff --- 7 years ago -

See u guys get it! :) lol...its easy to get a simple job, but def NOT easy to make a lot of money...but i dont think a degree matters all THAT much (depends what ur oding tho)...becuase i have NO degree and a friend of mine has a degree in advertising and makes min wage. but i have NO degree and I have a job in advertising. so it def depends lol 

MrsCrystalS --- 7 years ago -

It took me 6 months to find my job. No one was hiring in my field. I went out side my field but because I was "over qualified" I lost 2 job opportunities. (probably because they were looking for young woman they can mold and pay 8 an hour) Finally 6 months after looking almost everyday i got my job! =)

Its really not easy at all.

however if your looking to make a few dollars and it doesnt matter the field then its fairly easy... but if your over 25 chances are you wont be able to get a mall job. 

DorothyMantooth --- 7 years ago -

I got my job pretty easily, it's not glamourous, but i pull in almost 2 grand a month. No complaints here. 

AJx2 --- 7 years ago -

I guess it depends on how picky you are. I got a $9/hour job to keep me busy when I thought my husband was going to deploy. I think it was the easiest job I have ever gotten. Its not glamorous but it adds an extra $800 per month. 

MrsCrystalS --- 7 years ago -

I also wanted to add...that looking for a job is emotionally challenging...

You start off strong and confident, and after months of rejections or not getting any call backs you start to doubt yourself... it gets hard...

but im tired of hearing people say it is sooo easy to find a job. In California its not... 5 years ago i made 15 and hour as a receptionist... 1 year ago every job i applied for (insurance industry) was no more then 11 and hour. 

MisssChefff --- 7 years ago -

Idk, maybe because Ive worked with a temp agency and got calls everyday for jobs and was always working i consider it easy becuase its SOOO easy to get into a temp agency and they send u out the next day. But i found the job i have now on craigslist...and after i interview i ALWAYS send a gift basket and flowers to the person i interviewed with...maybe that has something to do w it, im a kiss *ss lol 

CourtesyFlush --- 7 years ago -

Going through a temp agency is the best way to go these days, imo. 

YOU MAD BRO --- 7 years ago -

i ALWAYS send a gift basket and flowers to the person i interviewed with...maybe that has something to do w it, im a kiss *ss lol 

HAhahahahahaha!!! Seriously! Hahahahahaha... Omg I don't know why but I find that hilarious! 

LullabiesButterflies --- 7 years ago -

See, I probably thought differently when I was younger because it was incredibly easy to find jobs then. But now, I think it depends on a million different factors. For example, when I was in 29 palms, I couldn't get a job at all. There is simply not much out there and you are competing with every spouse and teen child out there. I did find one job. She could only afford to have me work 5 hours a week and would only pay $5/hr under the table. Traveling out into more populated areas just meant all my pay would go to gas. Out there, it is more about luck and whether or not there is an opening at the right time.

Next story, my mom is an rn, has been for 30 years. Her last career she had been with the company for almost 12 years and she worked for a medical device company traveling and giving classes on the products. She made excellent money and had no reason to worry. 3 years ago, they performed massive layoffs and they cut every single one of their senior employees. My mom searched for work for 2 years before finally finding something that was no where near the pay of her old job. She supports herself because my dad passed away and she has really struggled. Her issue was being overqualified for the open jobs and having no openings in the jobs she was better qualified for. And I'm sorry, but someone like that does not have the option of working a minimum wage job. 

☆.bright eyes.☆ --- 7 years ago -

its SOOO easy to get into a temp agency and they send u out the next day

That was SOOO not the case when I looked for jobs 3 years ago. I didn't really have any experience related to the jobs they would place me at though. 

MisssChefff --- 7 years ago -

I dont like when ppl complain about jobs that dont try to find a job. if that makes sense? And then they ask ppl for free stuff or money, but they are just lazy lol 

MisssChefff --- 7 years ago -

Have u looked into Appleone? I LOVE them, they are really helpful and really nice. But I also grew up in my dads company and I have a lot of company knowledge, quickbooks, photoshop, IT, reception work, advertising and whatever. and no degree, but i did take random courses in things that interested me. 

LullabiesButterflies --- 7 years ago -

Missschefff, I think you are insanely judgemental and naive. Gain a little more life experience before making so many blanket statements. 

AJx2 --- 7 years ago -

I have to ask, what other thread was talking about finding jobs? 

MisssChefff --- 7 years ago -

No, im not judging anyone...im talking off of personal experience because of my relatives that do it...they dont work, lose jobs and dont try and then cry to mom and dad and me for money. And then some ppl remind me of it who beg and tell pity stories. I dont like the ppl who DONT TRY...and just use it as an excuse 

☆.bright eyes.☆ --- 7 years ago -

Have u looked into Appleone? I LOVE them, they are really helpful and really nice. But I also grew up in my dads company and I have a lot of company knowledge, quickbooks, photoshop, IT, reception work, advertising and whatever. and no degree, but i did take random courses in things that interested me.

Yep, I did look at them and they wouldn't take me, I went to another one...it was so long ago, I don't even remember what it was called, it was on Palomar Airport Rd though. Never got called. I had a Bachelor's degree and random job experience, but they were looking for receptionists and office jobs mostly...which is why it was so easy for you to get jobs with AppleOne I'm sure. 

MrsCrystalS --- 7 years ago -

Idk, maybe because Ive worked with a temp agency and got calls everyday for jobs and was always working i consider it easy becuase its SOOO easy to get into a temp agency and they send u out the next day. But i found the job i have now on craigslist...and after i interview i ALWAYS send a gift basket and flowers to the person i interviewed with...maybe that has something to do w it, im a kiss *ss lol

Ive worked with temps..but it got to be too stressful...never knowing how long im going to be at the job, or switched to something else if i'll get something else..

Her issue was being overqualified for the open jobs and having no openings in the jobs she was better qualified for. And I'm sorry, but someone like that does not have the option of working a minimum wage job.
Amen to that!

Have u looked into Appleone? I
Haha that was the agency i was with years ago! =) They are very good.

Missschefff, I think you are insanely judgemental and naive. Gain a little more life experience before making so many blanket statements.
x1000 

MisssChefff --- 7 years ago -

Yea, ive always done office jobs. I like them tho. I have an office job now doing advertising. as well as other things. But for example, a friend of mine has a degree and works at a surf shop, and complains but has not sent out her resume to ONE person. 

petit oiseau --- 7 years ago -

I have to ask, what other thread was talking about finding jobs? 
This one 

LakerGirl --- 7 years ago -

I certainly don't think it's easy in this economy, but it does depend on the field and a person's qualifications.

I was staying in Montana for the summer during my husband's first deployment and decided to join a temp agency. I just wanted a fun job to keep me busy. I ended up being offered two really cool jobs, neither of which was related to my actual career.
One was writing copy for an elite real estate office (like multi-million dollar homes). It paid really well, but I felt bad accepting it knowing I would be leaving in a few months. They really needed someone permanent.

The other was working for a radio station. I ended up taking that one and loving it. It was seriously the easiest job I've ever had, just because it was so fun. I was so sad to leave. I actually learned a lot and wouldn't mind working in radio again someday. Oh, and I got to meet Billy Currington. lol

So yeah, a temp agency can open a lot of doors. I definitely suggest that route. 

LLLong12 --- 7 years ago -

I recently worked for a company that helped out of work people prepare to get back into the workforce and even helped them get funding for training. We held job recruitments, job fairs, interview classes, resume help, etc. I had people coming in with Masters and Doctorate degrees with 20+ years of experience who were not able to find jobs. We had career reps who would send clients job applications and information. Even with all that help we will only had a 60% success rate and a lot of the people who got jobs settled for well below what they wanted. So yes, this is a terrible job market and it is very difficult to find employment, especially in California. I don't think it is right for people to be so judgmental of those who are having difficulty find jobs and you should be ashamed of yourself for making light of it. 

LullabiesButterflies --- 7 years ago -

Well said LLL 

tuckersmama --- 7 years ago -

I can find a nanny job paying $15/hour in 5 minutes. For some reason I can't find a real job 

CuteCurlyC --- 7 years ago -

Its easier to find a job for those people that have no college education. I always see hiring signs for fast food places or stores. However, people that have an education, those jobs are limited because the salaries are high and companies are trying to cut back on major costs. I have a great job here in NY, but idk how lucky I will be when I move out there next month. 

Jack Hass --- 7 years ago -

I put it's rarely ever easy.

A few years back I had a group interview for Macy's part time seasonal. The lady on one side had her MBA and the lady on the otherwise was some type of broker. None of us were hired even after we all agreed to work whatever schedule at minimum wage. 

TexasWife1087 --- 7 years ago -

omg totally not easy
i applied literally everywhere i could, even micky d's and the manager looked at my application and resume kinda got this odd smile on her face hands it back to me and says "oh im sorry but your over qualified for this position we will not hire you at this time nor in the future...." i was just standing there like "wtf?"...... 

BugBite2 --- 7 years ago -

I moved here April 1st, 2010. I started looking for a job after 2 weeks, and I started a job the 1st of May.

Maybe I just got lucky but I am so thankful to be employed. 

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