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Old 01-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey ya'll, I'm just wondering how many on here are looking for a job. I have been looking for a new "situation" here in Mo. for over 3 years.

I'm currently employed but my company is moving a sizeable portion of there bussiness to another state so I need to find something within a couple of years at the most. I've had some interviews but it seems like you really have to know someone "inside" to get a job anywhere. I have over 20 years experience and I make great pay but it seems everywhere now is paying $5 to 15 an hour less than I make now. It's not that I would'nt take a little less per hour but I think my current pay and benefits package is superior to what most companies are willing to pay.

I cannot even begin to remember how many resumes I've submitted to countless companies and I would say the resume to interview ratio is 100 to 1 at best. Even when I've felt the interview went well very rarely have I heard anything back, or with a ridiculously low offer.

This is the second time a my job has been lost to "Southern" states and both companies I've worked for were Union and went to right to work states. I believe both states also put Katrina money in there "general funds" and used that fund toward relocation money to draw manufacturing for their states.

Just wanted to start a lil discussion on job hunting, not a rant but maybe someone has some advice or wants to share any stories.

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After working for myself at home for the last 22 years I shutter at the thought of working for someone else!!
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What do you do if you don't mind me asking. I've often thought about working for myself but not sure how to go about it or what I would do. I love what I do now so it's hard to imagine what I would do on the "outside" plus I'm the main breadwinner and I don't want to put my family at risk.
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I sold my restaurant after 25 years and "retired" 8 years ago because I got too frustrated trying to find good kitchen help. Now I work t home and hope to never enter either side of the work force again.
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What type of work do you do?
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I'm a Machinist at Winchester Ammunition and I was only there for 60 days before they announced they were "considering" moving. I had been unemployed for 9 months before I got the job and I honestly felt ill when I heard the announcement. They told the Union if they could come up with 25 million in concessions they would stay for 7 years. Winchester has been loading ammunition in East Alton Ill. since 1891.

I really don't blame the company for moving as much as I blame the Union for it's inaction and our BA for fermenting a terrible attitude throughout the membership. The Union and the Company came to an agreement and the membership voted it down based on what our BA had told us. I personally voted for the agreement but attitudes were so bad the ratification failed. Having been unemployed for so long I had to lol at all the people making great pay and benefits say they would just go get another job. I'm not gonna say it is a dream job but it is a place where most people retire from and a lot of families work there.

So I'm not complaining here just wondering what I'm maybe doing wrong in my job search. As I said i have a lot of experience and time, education wrapped up in my profession and would be leery to change careers at this point but it's not out of the question I suppose.
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Welcome to the USSA. (United Socialist States of America). Unless you're locked into something good now, "They" don't really want you to work and prosper. (Oh, you CAN to some limited degree, if you're o.k. with keeping 30% of what you gross). "They" would rather have you on UE, or some other such rubbish. A weak and listless society=malleable nuckkaheads to serve thine masters. There. I said it. After the Lemans is done, I shall wander aimlessly into the abyss.
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ALKY that entire industry along with defense right now is under assault by the Progressives as this nation is forcibly transformed. My wife works for a defense contractor and the entire defense business is on pins and needles many are being let go. IMO a lateral move to another company in the same industry will backfire on you.

With so much competition with millions looking for work takes knowing someone on the inside to get an interview. Companies slashing income preparing for Socialized Healthcare along with SS just going up 100% a week many's income is falling fast. Companies were waiting for after the elections to make decisions on growth and unfortunately the majority are satisfied with this new norm. Insider information with connections on jobs or surrendering to a temp agency to find work in a particular field are the 2 most viable means of landing a job. Getting a decent job anymore is like winning the lottery. Hope you find what you are seeking.
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The manufacturing industry is leaving the US because of past legislation, why pay US citizens to manufacture when 3rd world countries can do it for 80% less?

September 28, 2001: United States-Jordan Free Trade Area Implementation Act
September 3, 2003: United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
September 3, 2003: United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
July 17, 2004: United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
August 3, 2004: United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
January 11, 2006: United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

Here is a chart of manufacturing in the US for the last 50 years, where did 4,000,000 jobs go?



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05, yes they are doing it for 80% less, but also the quality of the product is 80% lacking... People don't care. They have been duped and brainwashed for so long, (since grade school, no less- that is what is taught in schools now a days), that they don't actually have an opinion... Don't kid yourselves, socialism is a way of life now. They've infiltrated society on every level, slowly- but bet your bottom dollar, most certainly it is socialism (communism), only now, you may not speak or utter those words, for it is "politically incorrect"...(SHHH...)

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