How does one find permanent employment these days that isn’t call center based?

I graduated college in the mid 90s with two useless bachelors degrees and immediately began office jobs. I then moved into insurance claims which I made good money doing. Unfortunately I became horrifically ill, had to go on long term medical leave and eventually lost my job.

After almost 2 years out of work, I found a temp job doing outbound calls for a call... see more

My sympathies. I worked in a call center for a health insurance company for years and it truly sucked. We were... see more

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Wanted: Positive Attitude

It all begins with your attitude. You've no doubt heard the phrase Your attitude determines your altitude. A positive attitude will not only help you to find a good job but also help you hold on to your work in a competitive market.

Many employers say a positive attitude is one of the personal traits they value most highly in their employees.

When you have a positive outlook, you work more effectively. It will give... see more


Very positive words of encouragement. I am going through a lot of challenges in my workplace and found this... see more

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I was working for a temp agency on assignment at a hospital. I had been working at the hospital for about 5 months straight. I was working between 10-12 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week. I was always being praised for my hard work, great attitude, my willingness to help others complete their tasks because I always finished mine early and I was always on time. But the job was very labor intensive & I developed Carpal Tunnel because of the work. (I... see more

Could you file for unemployment? Or workers compensation through your temp agency?

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After my bad expeirence with taco bell letting me go because I have no teeth I have been waring myself down trying to find another job and have no luck.Sterio typing because I have a bone condition that caused me to have my teeth abstracted has made me feel like no matter where I apply Im not pretty enough to work for anybody. Im about tired of how they assume Im a meth user or a drug addict by looking at me instead of asking , I get judged and... see more

Hi Sarah Dunn , are you still looking for another job option? The work background and skill set in FoodService... see more

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I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade but I’m getting ready to graduate with my A.S. In accounting with one problem I injured my spinal cord in 2011 and am left walking with a walker plus over 50 so if you want to talk being disgusted I’m ready because I am beyond that so all you normal people just keep at it the ice will break sooner or later just make it your mission and you will get results good luck but you won’t need it it will happen... see more

You can work from home with a laptop for banks. They hire people to work as customer service representatives.

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I am tired of them sending me jobs leads and then I apply just to get the answer position already filled or they moved on to other applicants. I'm stressed and frustrated about all this false hope of thinking I might have a chance to move on. I have even applied on my own to different jobs and I'm just overlooked no matter what. I'm really hating that I took on the medical field. I am broke my lights are about to get turned off and my car... see more

Something is better than nothing! You have to be strong and never give up hope! Get your foot in the door with a... see more

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I applied for a job and Im not sure I want it. I'm waiting for a better offer that allows me to still take care of my parents. The job i applied for just called and Im still not sure. Should I take it for now? When and if I get the other job I applied for how do I then gracefully quit this job?

We are so many in this every morning,evening applying for job no where seem to be on our side

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I was working for a Temp agency doing a job that I really liked. I was doing extremely well, and caught on quickly. I worked for 4 weeks and had to go to the ER for kidney stones, I missed the 1 day but went back the next day. I worked 4 1/2 hrs the next day and I was doubled over in pain and crying..but still working..when the Supervisor came up and told me that I really needed to go home, that there was no way I could stay and work in that... see more

Unfortunately, it's about numbers. No offense, but temps are a dime a dozen in the eyes if the temp agency. Because... see more

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I have been looking for employment for three years, due to layoffs in my department in healthcare. Due to unfortunate circumstances, a family member became ill and I have to attend to her everyday needs and that was almost two years until her death. As I attended to get back in my field and started to apply for jobs. I had phone interviews, in-person interviews, etc... But I began to notice no callback or response from the employer. So, I did... see more

Hi J harris , I'm so sorry you're going through this! Have you been able to seek some help?

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I was in the hospital for 2 days. I had my wife call my employer to let them know what was going on. When i returned to work I had my doctors note. I was called into the office HR and my supervisor was their and they fired me. They said because I was a lead and only called in one day and I should of called in both days. I explained I was very sick in pain in the ER waiting to see what the doctor found wrong and what was going to happen. When in... see more

Call your labor board of your state

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I was diagnosed with epilepsy 2 years ago. I'm methodical about taking my medicine as well as staying healthy. I can do the same job as well as anyone else but somehow, every place I've applied to, they know about my medical condition and I've had door after door slammed in my face. I just want a part time job, something to get me out of the house and give me a sense of purpose but it seems that's too much. Hell, I couldn't even get a job at... see more

See u found love

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