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Old 02-13-12, 04:02 PM   #1
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I'm super desperate and I don't want to go to a temporary agency. At this rate, I might have to mug somebody. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!! Any ideas would do (except making things, which I'm shitty at, and no odd jobs suggestions please)
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Old 02-13-12, 04:58 PM   #2
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Hi ima, here are some suggestions off the top of my head:
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Coffee shop --- I started there with no experience and it was pretty fun.

Macy's --- Or any retail store in general, many people get their first start
in retail.

Small Place where food is served like a Deli or Restuarant. --- The small atmosphere I found it not to be an over whelming experience so it worked for me.

I am sure other people have suggestions too,I wish you the best of luck getting a job.
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Old 02-13-12, 05:09 PM   #3
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thanks, but it's like I said, I'm terrible at everything else and I don't want to work at coffee shops, or Macy's, or snail stops
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Yr profile says you are 20 yo, so you are pretty much just starting out.

It is better at that time of life to get started on the path you want to follow, even at a terrible wage. But any kind of emploment history that shows you can be counted on to show up and not ruin things is better than none.

What kind of career do you want? Answer this not with thoughts about earning potential and prestige, but by thinking about what you would enjoy doing day in and day out. Professional/white collar, like healthcare, accounting, law, etc? Professional/blue collar, like plumbing, carpentry, electrician, etc? Service industry, bar/restaraunt, hotel management? Sales (sales is personality specific, not industry specific; if you can sell something you can sell anything)? Real estate?

There are aptitude and interest inventory surveys that can help you figure out what would suit you best.

Choose something at an entry level position in the area in which you want a career.

If you are in school, try to find an internship or a grunt job in what you are studying. Either will help you understand if you are suited for that field and will help you be more attractive to an employer at graduation.
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Yr profile says you are 20 yo, so you are pretty much just starting out.

It is better at that time of life to get started on the path you want to follow, even at a terrible wage. But any kind of emploment history that shows you can be counted on to show up and not ruin things is better than none.

What kind of career do you want? Answer this not with thoughts about earning potential and prestige, but by thinking about what you would enjoy doing day in and day out. Professional/white collar, like healthcare, accounting, law, etc? Professional/blue collar, like plumbing, carpentry, electrician, etc? Service industry, bar/restaraunt, hotel management? Sales (sales is personality specific, not industry specific; if you can sell something you can sell anything)? Real estate?

There are aptitude and interest inventory surveys that can help you figure out what would suit you best.

Choose something at an entry level position in the area in which you want a career.

If you are in school, try to find an internship or a grunt job in what you are studying. Either will help you understand if you are suited for that field and will help you be more attractive to an employer at graduation.
the truth is I want to work at a botanica (which is a spiritual business). I'm currently not in school at the moment due to my emotional problems and I really wish to open my own botanica, but the thing is I don't have much experience other than shopping at said places.
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If you want to start your own business, in ANY field, the first thing to do is go work for someone else doing it and learn what works and what doesn't.


Ask yourself if you REALLY want to WORK in a botanica, or if you like the merchandise and are interested in it. There is a difference. Working in any retail situation is basically the same, just minor differences in the merchandise and clientel (which can make the difference, but it still retail, and no matter how much you are interested in the product, if you don't like retail you don't like retail).


If I haven't scared you off the idea yet, go visit all the stores like that you know of and ask for work. Worst that can happen is they say no. You don't have a job right now anyway so what's to lose?
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If you want to start your own business, in ANY field, the first thing to do is go work for someone else doing it and learn what works and what doesn't.


Ask yourself if you REALLY want to WORK in a botanica, or if you like the merchandise and are interested in it. There is a difference. Working in any retail situation is basically the same, just minor differences in the merchandise and clientel (which can make the difference, but it still retail, and no matter how much you are interested in the product, if you don't like retail you don't like retail).


If I haven't scared you off the idea yet, go visit all the stores like that you know of and ask for work. Worst that can happen is they say no. You don't have a job right now anyway so what's to lose?
yeah, I've tried calling most of the stores in my area, but so far, they said no
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Keep knocking on the doors until someone lets you in. I'd go crazy if not in school and no job; I need something to keep busy with that makes me feel useful or I start spiraling down. Volunteer work if nothing else? Maybe you aren't bothered by all the free time as much as I am.

Good luck with the job hunt.

I remember from an unemployed stint I had a decade or so ago that to get my benefits I had to apply at three jobs a day. I tell you what, you apply at three jobs a day for a few weeks and you are going to get hired somewhere. Maybe not where you want, but you'll get something.
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thank you, Endless, and sorry for the late reply, but to be honest with you, I'm still considering mugging someone
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