Anybody know of, or have, job opportunities?

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  1. Gutch220

    Gutch220 Well-Known Member

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    hey, does anybody have any job opportunities/ideas/connections in the South Jersey/Jersey Shore area?
    I'm currently looking to get a new job, and perhaps a totally new career, and thought perhaps people on here would have cool ideas, or maybe even a company of their own.
    I look online but it seems like the lists are FAR from comprehensive, or have an abundance of low-pay jobs. Also, there's the conundrum of 'you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience'.
    .....And I've always assumed, the best opportunities or NOT published/advertised on sites like Indeed.
    Post or message me.
     
  2. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    You might want to go to school for something
     
  3. Gutch220

    Gutch220 Well-Known Member

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    I went to college and got a B.S. in Environmental Science (where I currently work), but I'm looking to see what else is out there. I hate the fact that people are expected to choose one thing/path, and be stuck with it for life, with no flexibility. So I'm open to completely new fields.
     
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    Easy decision. Open a pizza joint
     
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    It's Jersey.

    He doesn't want concrete boots just yet.
     
  6. Australian

    Australian Green Beret VIP Member

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    Just walk into any place you desire to work in and say “I want to work here”.
    Any back off on that was taught to you by the idle denizens of your home town.

    Let me know how you go.
     
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    You gotta go where the money is. Research where the lowest unemployment rates and fastest growth is. That is your starting point.
     
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    It can take about 7 months to find a good job fit for your skill set.
    Hold out for a better paying job with more benefits.
    Those who did hold out longer wound up with a much better situation, compared to just taking a faster lower paying job.

    The last job I took 8 months to find it but it paid a lot more money.
    So I struggled for 8 months but was happier later on.
    Now (1 year later) my workplace has been bought out by corporate raiders and I have to start the job search all over again.
    In the meantime I'm just working temporary construction jobs...
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Pick something that looks interesting to you and go back to school and get certified in it. It's never too late to change careers if you have the desire to. Look in the big cities for opportunities, you're not too far from Philly and Wilmington. :yesway:

    Have you looked here? https://www.epa.gov/careers I bet they would pay for your masters in environmental science, that's if you want to stay in that field.
     
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    Gutch220 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'll check this out.

    I'm really trying not to move though.
     
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    SkyMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I was in a similar situation. Had to leave my job as an abseiler (rapelling?) on the rigs due to medical reasons.
    I am now retraining as a Biomedical Scientist at uni. This is my final year and I'm bricking it! Got, REPEAT, got to get some work at the end!

    And now I am writing posts on this forum when I should be writing a paper on Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (tick bites to you and me).
    So maybe I should get on with it!!!!

    Good luck in your search.
     
  12. axe4me

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    :orly:

    Just like every job.................you're as good as your last paycheck.

    Be open to almost anything.

    Be aware of the pitfalls of what you're told by employers.

    Look out for yourself.

    I recently changed gears in my delivery work.

    I'm in New Jersey and took on a NJ State legal/mail route.

    It doesn't pay the best but it's steady.

    The person that is my boss:rolleyes: in the new courier company, is an arrogant, entitled, condescending tool.

    He's already told be that, "You're doing an excellent job and it'll be too expensive to replace you............remember, when things go wrong, blame the courier".

    Thanks a lot you SOB.

    I'd like to hear you give a left handed compliment to your customers and see how long you'd last.

    Do I need to hear this?

    I get to see how state workers operate.

    It didn't take long to see how apathetic they are.

    Take a ton of shit cause it's there.

    Just outlast them.

    I'm glad I'm closer to the end than the beginning.

    When my time comes, I'm moving out of NJ.
     
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    Im247frogs Well-Known Member

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    Buy a van, quit your job, move to a ski town, get a job as a lift operator, get your free ski pass, and learn to ski or snowboard. You can always get a real job later, and in few years there won't be any snow anywhere.
     
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    I'm not sure of the location, but a friend of mine is a plant manager at St Gobain, Jersey. I believe they are always looking for good employees.
     
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    I've never heard of this town before, but thanks for the tip. It all matters to me.
     
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    That is not the town name, it is the company name. They are a manufacturing facility in Mickelton, Somerset, and Wayne (I looked them up). Anyways, might not be what you're looking for, but figured I would throw it out there.
     
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    Not true if you open a place with high rent and cannot afford to buy and build your own place.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Do they not have Walmarts in Jersey. If you suck enough start there.

    Side note: If all I could get is a Walmart job I would slit both my wrist longways.
     
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    we could all get $12/hour jobs all day long. that would be a 'last resort' type job, just to get by.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I think a $12.00 an hour job ranks at about poverty level nowadays for a family.

    That is sad is it not?

    Yet the 1%'ers will pay less than that.

    You know the 1%'ers don't you.
     

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