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gggrrr finding a job is hard!

DH has been looking for a job for going on 2 months now, he's applied to over 30 of them and heard from nobody so far! he wants me to stay home with the kids, but after talking it over, we decided i'd start looking to. it doesn't have to be a high paying job, just some kind of income you know? finding one is hard though! i worked in daycare as an assistant while in high school, then became a teacher after i graduated, and did that for 3 1/2 years, until i had my son. that was 4yrs ago, since then i've been a SAHM with my 2 LO's, ds is 3 1/2 and dd is going on 2. after having my own i don't want to work with other kids, but if i have to i will, but i can't find anyone really hiring, and if they are they need people that's went to college.
i'm looking into stores now, i'm wondering what's needed as in experience? will they teach me? how does it work?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Im in same boat sortve... going through a divorce but he lost his job in process and I havent worked in yrs due to raising a family. I have applied to over 50 and nothing! Its so frustrating since I cannot move out and move on until I get a job! Jobs are also needed for alimony and child support .... Im sure you all get the picture! Driving me crazy! LOL

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:09 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I so agree with you. I have applied to alot of jobs too. I even been on some interviews and I still don't have a job. This ha never happened to me before, usually when I interview for a job I get it but so far nothing has been offered and I get the run around when I follow up. I really need a job and as much a i hate the idea its look like I will be working at mcdonald's until something better come along.

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    Answer by malleyboo at 6:50 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Oh my I understand your fustration, I know what it feels like to be a SAHM and try to go back into the JOB feild. Wheww I have been a SAHM for about 7yrs and with this econmy my husband pay was cut into half. Well to make ends meet I went on a Job serch, which was the last thing any of us wanted. It tured out to be the hardest serch ever, so I started to look into other thing like work from home. That seemed even worse until about a yr in a half ago I started a homebased business. Now I am bringing in some extra money and not giving up on being a SAHM.

    Hope that helps look into something like that alot of companies out there are downsizing and hiring people to work from home. While paying them a hourly wage. places like 1-800flowers, 1800contacts,Jcrew and other places the only catch is so many people are looking into the same thing so the wating periods are crazy. Thats why I chose the Home based busniess

    Answer by P.johnson at 8:03 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Honestly in this economy, college degrees do not matter, its all about experience. I work in HR and get hundreds of resumes a day to filter through. Have your husband try a staffing agency. Great thing about a staffing agency is they know of a lot of jobs that are are not listed and can place him in one.

    Answer by ABPeterson at 9:04 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

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    Answer by GDIMOM at 1:34 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

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    Answer by rkoloms at 8:32 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

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