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Postby jfg » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:42 pm

Where's a good place to start to find a decent desk job these days? Online is coming up empty with only temp jobs. I'm not even looking for much money, I make so little right now for a job I hate with a passion that I just need to at least make that much (25K a year) to switch. I don't even need benefits, I can get them through my wife's job. It shouldn't be that hard to find a place that will pay me $13 dollars an hour right? I just don't know where to look, I've had two jobs in the past 10 years and both kind of fell into my lap.
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:52 pm

jfg wrote:Where's a good place to start to find a decent desk job these days? Online is coming up empty with only temp jobs. I'm not even looking for much money, I make so little right now for a job I hate with a passion that I just need to at least make that much (25K a year) to switch. I don't even need benefits, I can get them through my wife's job. It shouldn't be that hard to find a place that will pay me $13 dollars an hour right? I just don't know where to look, I've had two jobs in the past 10 years and both kind of fell into my lap.

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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby jfg » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:08 pm

I work in phone technical support. It was supposed to be a temporary thing and I've hated it since day one but now I have to stop as it's causing me to be depressed all the time. The problem is it's the one job I've had that has some real world experience. Before this I was a music director at a local radio station for 5 years. While that was a great job that a lot of people would love doing, it sucks getting laid off from it because very little of the skills I used there look good on a resume for any other job, and jobs in radio that pay more than minimum wage are like winning the lottery these days. I definitely don't want to work in a call center ever again. I just don't know what to do other than find a temp job and hope it turns into long term.
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:22 pm

I might be changing jobs and getting out of radio soon. You can have my old job if I get the new one.
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby jfg » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:58 pm

Should I go for a temp job that sounds a lot more appealing to me if it's long term? I can get on my wife's benefit plan on work so that's not a big deal.
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby Metroid » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:06 pm

A long term temp job? :-S

Wouldn't that be a permanent job? :-b
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:08 pm

Nanotechnology is a growing field, maybe you should look into that.
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby dAnzac » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:27 am

I hear that stealing backpacks is the new boom industry :-?
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:33 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:Nanotechnology is a growing field, maybe you should look into that.


Nanotech also requires extensive research and scientific experience. Not exactly entry-level unless you have a bio or engineering degree and even then, a tough ask to land that gig.

I'd say the first question is what job do you see yourself being most interested in? It sounds like a tough ask to get into radio again or parlay your past radio management experience to say, a TV station and so, it seems like you're ready to start over. If you have any remote interest in programming or development, then I suggest being a software tester or quality assurance analyst. It's somewhat tricky to move up the ladder from there but if you know the right people, you could as long as you're a pretty quick learner.
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Re: Looking to change jobs

Postby jfg » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:39 am

How do you get into a job like software testing? That sounds like a really great job that I kind of do already just for fun with betas.
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