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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 09:04 PM

After 10 months out of work, 147 applications, 8 interviews, and 7 rejections, I am back to work.

Fleet Maintenance Coordinator. The money sux, but it's work. I had to take a 30% pay cut, but at least it's work until something better comes along.

I had less than a month of Unemployment insurance left. Things were starting to get scary.
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 09:30 PM

Best of luck in your new job !


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 09:43 PM

Congratulations. It stinks being out of work. Don't worry about the money. Have confidence in yourself and do your best work and the money will come.
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Good for you!  I know its tough out there and likely will be for a couple years.  Some of my friends are still  commuting to Ft Mac and companies are cutting back on travel allowance.. They are flown into Edmonton then are on their own dime back Ontario. 


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Congratulations on the new job. I went 22 months before finding where I am now. Been 5 years and 3+ times the previous money. Best thing that ever happened. Give it your all and you will be rewarded.


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Best of luck with the new job. Who knows you might really like the job and the people that your working for.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Hope it all goes well for you
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:31 AM

Glad to hear you're back to work.

Nice to hear a story like this amongst all the tales of doom and gloom lately.
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:26 AM

Glad to hear you are back to work.

 

Everything works itself out. 


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 08:57 AM

Congratulations ! It may not be what you had, but the world has changed, hopefully you can at least catch up. Things can get very scary on the other side....


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 09:21 AM

Good luck!


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Glad to hear your working again ! 


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Congrats on the new job, it could always be worse

 

My brother in law just graduated from collage ( with a I.T degree) him and my sister had to pay 60 grand on his schooling, he graduated head of his class and even got a reward at his graduation for having the highest grades at the graduation. After all of that was said and done he got a job and he started last Monday. He is now getting around $12.00 a hour and was bored with the job on the third day.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 01:40 PM

Congrats on the new job, it could always be worse

 

My brother in law just graduated from collage ( with a I.T degree) him and my sister had to pay 60 grand on his schooling, he graduated head of his class and even got a reward at his graduation for having the highest grades at the graduation. After all of that was said and done he got a job and he started last Monday. He is now getting around $12.00 a hour and was bored with the job on the third day.

 

That is exactly why I dropped out of college when I was going for my IT degree.  Back when I would of graduated the jobs were paying 9 dollars an hour.  A whooping 18,000 a year.  For the cheap cost of 40k worth of schooling!


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 11:53 PM

I'm guessing you work the patch. Kudos on getting the job. The oil industry failing is the cause of a lot of job loss here, but not nearly as far reaching as it is in Alberta.




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