Are you 'unemployable'?

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by redsadie, May 7, 2009.

  1. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    Hiya

    I was wondering if any of you would consider yourself 'unemployable'?

    I'm increasingly becoming more and more frustrated with the constraints placed on me at work (three early weekend days as hotel receptionist) as I find the people I work with/for are jobsworths who snivel up the owners backside every chance they get and would no sooner look at you than stab you in the back if it was for their own gain!

    I really need to start earning at least some money from this internet game or I'm gonna lose it completely. The last straw was that I received a 'verbal warning' from my manager last week for trying to help another colleague by forwarding her email account to the hotel main account! He did try to soften it a little by saying I had some great ideas (which they never act on...) but I think I'm going to have to ask where their disciplinary procedures are because he only asked me in for 'a chat' and there was no mention of a warning and here in the U.K that's wrong, you aren't allowed to do that.

    Sorry, this turned into a bit of a rant, but I so want to be able to work on my own so I don't have to work and put up with small minded, petty and arrogant people!

    Maybe I'm unemployable, I don't know, but I do know I don't want to ever have to work for someone else ever again. (Crumbs, I've only had this job 6 weeks!)

    Peace [​IMG]

    R. xx
     
  2. johnjimat

    johnjimat New Member

    are you quit the job?i am unemployed now. but i think i still have to look for a job.
     
  3. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    No I'm still in the job. I need the money because for all my efforts and following to the letter, I've yet still to earn even $1 from I.M. [​IMG]

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  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I had to pick up part time work as my hubby hasn't had work all winter and I don't make enough every month that we can totally depend on my earnings online.


    I don't mind it too much but I was watching a lady about 15 years older than myself, wrestling a heavy bag of something into the kitchen where she was working and I felt so sorry for her...

    I am thankful and blessed to at least HAVE an option of hopefully be making enough money online by that time that working for anyone else will be out of the question!

    So yes, I consider myself - phsychologically unemployable - and I have no idea if that is spelled right. [​IMG]
     
  5. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    mountainmom5: I don't mind it too much but I was watching a lady about 15 years older than myself, wrestling a heavy bag of something into the kitchen where she was working and I felt so sorry for her...

    I am thankful and blessed to at least HAVE an option of hopefully be making enough money online by that time that working for anyone else will be out of the question!
    I know what you mean MM. Thing is, people don't believe that you can legitimately earn money (good money) from the internet, so even if you presented that lady with an opportunity, the likelyhood is she wouldn't take it anyway!

    mountainmom5: phsychologically unemployable
    Psychologically [​IMG] And I think that's me too. I just can't stand anyone telling me what to do, let alone 'telling me off'! I'm a grown woman of 36 for goodness sake!

    Roll on my internet earnings, they cannot come soon enough. To top it all though, my husband got laid off 4 weeks ago, went fpr a job he thought he had in the bag and got a rejection letter today [​IMG]

    He has applied for numerous others but no-one gets back to him. He thinks he is unemployable too, but because of his age.

    R. x
     
  6. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    redsadie: oll on my internet earnings, they cannot come soon enough. To top it all though, my husband got laid off 4 weeks ago, went fpr a job he thought he had in the bag and got a rejection letter today
    Amen! I told my hubby I would consider getting a second part timer ONLY if he and the kids would do EVERYTHING else, laundry, cleaning, cooking... so that I could spend my time on my IM stuff when I am not working ... [​IMG]

    It seems to be much easier for me to get work than for him as there are job openings in places like deli areas and nursing homes.... none of which he is really interested in doing. He has always done manly stuff like welding, logging, trucking, etc....

    So we shall see - and in the meantime it really helps to have IM stuff going...[​IMG]
     
  7. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    Yeah, I think it about the same in most relationships when the man gets laid off. It does seem to be easier for women to get a j.o.b than the man.

    I am a qualified nail technician, lash & brow tinting tech, waxing technician who specialises in intimate waxing and a spray tan tech too.

    I also make and can teach basic to intermediate bead jewelry making and metalsmithing and I have just been offered an interview today for a f/t j.o.b, teaching troubled young teens (who should be still in school but won't go) basic maths, English and ICT to help them get a job when they are old enought o leave.

    Top this with the p/t hotel reception job I am working, plus my attempts at I.M, there should be 48 hours in the day for me!!! [​IMG]

    My husband bless him, didn't leave school with any qualifications and has until now successfully gone from j.o.b to j.o.b throughout his life, but now when it seems everyman and his dog is being made redundant, he can't get anything. He's either 'overqualified' (whatever that's meant to mean), or needs more experience!

    I said to him today that I need to sit him down and teach him the basics of what I'm doing to try to make an income online. His response was, 'hunny, you've been at it since the end of February and not made one penny, if you had made any money, I'd be at it like a shot' (!). I've tried telling him that if it was that easy to make money online in a few days, then everyone would be doing it, and if he was doing what I'm doing (bum marketing) then it would double our efforts and we might see a return more quickly, but I don't think he's going to take it that seriuosly until I make at least a dollar [​IMG]

    Thing is, he's very good at the household stuff, and not just the decorating, he does the washing, drying, tidying, hoovering (vacuuming) and everything else but make the dinner, so while I'm out trying to build myself with the tanning, nails etc, and working (for someone else, grr!), I don't have to worry that the house is falling apart because I know he's taking care of it.

    I would just love for my little beauty biz to take off and my I.M to start bringing in some money just so he could be a house-husband and start I.M'ing too [​IMG] and I could quit the hotel and never be an 'employee' ever again. I don't even want to rent space in someone elses salon as I was taken for a mug quite recently by a 'friend', so I can't even make that work!

    Hey ho, off I go to sort out why Ezine won't accept my article (again).

    Joy!

    R. xx

    P.S Sorry it was such a long post *blush* [​IMG]
     
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    redsadie: if he was doing what I'm doing (bum marketing) then it would double our efforts and we might see a return more quickly,
    lol - I remember exact conversations just like that! But, er um, even once I started making money - it just looked too complicated and sophisticated for my hubby. I can not convince him that it really IS very simple, all he needs to do is be diligent at it - [​IMG]

    He has a harder time with spelling and it intimidates him to think of writing online.. although he is a much better storyteller than I am and people would LOVE to read his stuff.... I tell him that with firefox it will tell him when a word is spelled wrong but so far he has just left the IM up to me...

    Maybe someday.... [​IMG]
     
  9. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    Hmm. You sure we're not related! And our husbands come to think of it!!

    It's just too spooky. You seem so much like me and now I know you're talking about your husband, but it could just as easily be mine!

    I will sit him down one day, when he's not 'Freecycling' and show him, it's not hard to do what I do, it just takes time. Thing is he seems to have the attention span of a gnat at the moment.

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  10. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    Ooh! I just looked at my Squidoo and I have 27c in my reserve hopper! (what's that?!)

    Take that Dave! Lol [​IMG]!

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