I ran the bar for about 5 years. Between my partner and I we built the bar from scratch, we put the kitchen in, and the bar. We added 25 pool tables. I designed the menu and priced everything. At the end of the 4th year my wife and I bought a franchise of the American Pool Players Assoc. And had that for 16 years when we sold it. We started with 0 teams and 0 players and ran it into over 300 teams in 7 years. We were the biggest league in Indiana. While in the growing process there was not a lot of money to be made till we achieved 100 teams. So I was asked by a friend to start a poker game for a VFW which was in Marion Indiana. It started iff slow because of all the competition of clubs like that. But it eventually grew to where we had 70 players (max) plus had as many as 3 cash games start from that. We had 15 employees and was pretty successful. After our league grew so big I bowed out and let a couple friends take it over. It still goes today. Mainly as a 2/4 limit cash game. Since selling our league I have been giving pool lessons as often as I want. My wife and I are professional pool players and have a lot to offer. And we also have a horse farm that takes a lot of my time.
Even though I have a record, haven't been employed in over 14 years, I was able to finally overcome these obstacles and secure gainful employment. I am prove to keep your chin up and continue to be persistent.
Started out working at Amazon over peak season as a temp then finally got hired full time then last 6years till I got left go
Just letting people know to keep the faith and have faith in god. My unemployment ends next week and I was offered not one but two jobs this week. Best Christmas gift ever. Put it in gods hands and he will take care of you. Merry Christmas!!!
God has truly blessed me with another job, I did keep the faith, I didn't give up.I was out for a few month's, I have lost my job after, I had my knee surgery in March of this year. Was only out about 3 month's, God stepped in right on time. I was on my last week of receiving unemployment, and they don't give extensions on unemployment here in Georgia. God is awesome, so everyone out there that's still looking, don't give up, I may have given up on finding my boez,but I didn't give on finding a job. God was the one that opened the door.
I made mistakes...a lot of em. Ready for this? I initially sent my resume through in a garbled, unreadable format. I insulted the HR person with a joke I told thinking I would impress her with my witty banter. I failed. I don’t think I maintained good eye contact because I was a nervous reck. Then just for good measure, my potential boss saw my mom waiting for me post-interview (please no judgement). Yet through all of this and after what feels like forever, I was offered a job. My point. You can make a lot of mistakes, but when someone believes in YOU and sees your potential worth then those little things don’t matter. Good luck everyone!
Started working last week. Finally after 4 months of being unemployed, I am now officially a claims adjuster.I had to switch job titles, but I love my new job!! Good luck to all who are still searching.