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    Yes, however, I don't blame the Conservatives. I blame Labour and the banks.
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    yes :emo:
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    In my profession there are many more people qualifying each year than retireing so unemployement is something I am prepared for. I was lucky and secured a job in my final year of undergraduate however I left it to do my masters (essential to progress up the career ladder, almost every job in my sector requires it) full time. I'm now wondering if it would have been more sensible to study part time/distance learning whilst keeping myself employed within the sector as I'm now facing graduating and not having a job sorted.
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    Conservatives are going to be greatly exasperating the problem though by ignoring the unemployed.

    Anyone else know of A4e and other such economy-leeching scams? It is incredibly ironic that THEY are the ones living off benefits...I mean bonuses and taking "our" (taxpayer's) money doing nothing.

    And they're the ones supposed to be easing unemployment.

    That's the mess we're in.
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    (Original post by nonotrly)
    There is something very wrong with you if you're content just being a till-***** until you retire, though.
    Why? Some people have other priorities in life, so if you're able to support yourself working on a till then why not?
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Why? Some people have other priorities in life, so if you're able to support yourself working on a till then why not?
    Because being a manager = more responsibility for more money and more time off.

    We spend most of our day, and perhaps life, working, so the key to a good life is being happy at work.

    So to paraphrase myself: There's something very wrong with you if your work is one of your lesser priorities. It should be lower than family but still be in that bracket as they can be connected, along with education and health.

    No-one is happy being a till ***** their working life, moving from Tesco to Co-op to KFC to bar work. If they are happy, they're lying to themselves, and are punishing themselves with their skewed sense of 'liking a job'. A job one enjoys is one they actually don't mind going to and where the work day goes quickly.

    A till ***** stands at a till for many hours serving rude customer after egotistical ****, being bossed by a manager who'll probably be fired in a few months, pressing buttons and moving each item from left to right, on close to minimum wage.
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    Stop whining and take action. Ive been at college for 2 years, applyed for over 200 jobs and havent had 1 interview. I finish college in a couple of months and have already drawn up a plan to set up my own business. The year after I will be at Uni but next year I will be very busy.

    Man the **** up
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    (Original post by wactm)
    Stop whining and take action. Ive been at college for 2 years, applyed for over 200 jobs and havent had 1 interview. I finish college in a couple of months and have already drawn up a plan to set up my own business. The year after I will be at Uni but next year I will be very busy.

    Man the **** up
    Take action?

    Like 'drawing up a plan' of a super successful business? :lol:

    Funnily enough, being a 'business' owner is not in line with everyone's ideals.

    "Hey, you could be a doctor... or you could own a business!"

    Good luck with that, generic businessman.
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    I'm unemployed (I'm going to uni in September, so it's not that much of a bother), and believe me, it's not for want of trying to get a job. I must've applied for 50+ jobs now, and I've had one interview. No one wants a person with no experience, regardless of how intelligent or articulate they are. I'd like a job because I want to go back to New York in the early part of next year, but it's looking less and less likely.
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    (Original post by nonotrly)
    Take action?

    Like 'drawing up a plan' of a super successful business? :lol:

    Funnily enough, being a 'business' owner is not in line with everyone's ideals.

    "Hey, you could be a doctor... or you could own a business!"

    Good luck with that, generic businessman.
    Wow talk about unambitious? Im only being vague because its no ones business what im doing. Im actually launching an online marketing company specialising in design and SEO, ive already got 2 clients on a contract paying me £300p/m each to do next to nothing (not to mention the 1k setup fee) aswell as having several blogs in the pipeline that are getting ready to drop.

    Not everyone should be there own boss, I agree with that but if your a grad student and you cant find a job you should do something. Its not difficult to sign onto an affiliate program and sell something. Its not difficult to mow lawns. It isnt difficult to clean.

    Ill be retired in 10 years living in Malibu. Where the **** will you be.
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    (Original post by wactm)
    Ill be retired in 10 years living in Malibu. Where the **** will you be.
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Incidentally there are some career choices, such as mine, which could lead to living the hard life in Hawaii.

    BTW cleaning and such isn't hard, getting the job inexplicably is.

    But yeah, see you in Dragon's Den after your successful blogs. I hear £300 per month contracts can buy you a mansion...in India.

    Mustn't laugh.
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    (Original post by dinkymints)
    You have 22 GCSEs?!
    Yeah stayed till 6 most days... i was a sad, sad child. !!!
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    Job hunting in my area is tough at the moment, in London too
 
 
 
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