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We all go thru experiences that can change our worlds for a moment..maybe take away that I can do anything attitude..which at one point we could.. How do we manage.not getting a job that best suits you or going deeper into debt.waiting for the right one. We either go thru jobs and look silly because we have had to take what was there to stay debt clear..

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Troy Adams
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I had a similar situation happen to myself. I took a “survival job” just to stay afloat

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Cynthia DeCatur
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For me its about not to be come homeless keep a roof over our heads so let go of the TV/cable, play games, don't use dishwasher wash by hands, bath under 10 minutes, use a landline phone & get free cell, no lights on after 10:pm wow ! Up by 6:am I just need a part-time job few hrs. On Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9:am - 2:pm that's all

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John Spain
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There are many success stories of people starting out on a shoestring budget, and making great amounts of money working from home. Deciding just what you will do is one of the biggest decisions. There are many options available to anyone wanting to work at home. Do your research find something affordable, and find a space that is off limit to little and big hands.

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JB Blank
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Barbara - There's no 'small job', and there's no 'menial job'. We all work to pay the bills and put food on the table.

Your first responsibility is to provide for yourself, and second for your family (whatever 'family' means to you). You have to provide for yourself first, because you, obviously, can't provide for others if your own situation is in disarray.

So, the best approach is to do 'whatever it takes' to legitimately provide for yourself, and those under your purview. If that means temporarily taking a 'lesser' position because it keeps food on the table, then that's what it takes.

Don't forget, even while you may be working a different or lesser-pay position, you can continue to seek opportunities in your preferred field of employment. When that 'right' opportunity presents itself, you simply transition from that 'hold-over' job to the position in your chosen field.

Also keep in mind that there's, most likely, many things you can do that may also provide income opportunities. For example, perhaps you're accomplished at music or painting. Perhaps you can earn a 'sideline' income by teaching / tutoring. Such opportunities may help provide a financial supplement and get you closer to the income level of your preferred position.

Maybe take a bit of time and start a list of all the skills you currently possess that MIGHT provide income opportunities? Teaching or tutoring music, painting, flower arranging, or building houses. Typing resumes or teaching others how to put together a great resume. Landscaping, home interior or exterior design, welding, carpentry, and so forth.

ALL of those, and many more, are jobs that someone else already get paid to do. So can you! There's folks earning income doing 'mundane' things like cleaning homes, shopping for others, mowing the lawn, doing laundry, and a dizzying array of daily 'chores' that we often forget are ALSO 'professions'.

If you're currently unemployed, then the one great 'asset' you likely currently have is time. Be creative, write down your list of skill sets and you may discover there's an income opportunity in that list that's also something you really enjoy doing. Even once you've found a 'regular' job, you may discover that you continue with that 'sideline job' because it's just too enjoyable to stop and you've now created your own business!

Best of luck in your endeavors! Have a great 2019!

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Jenail Sturdivant
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I got the job start Monday at IQor.

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Sserumaga Charles
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Like how

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Sserumaga Charles
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Am Uganda Africa how can I get a sponsor in America

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Shilpa Sen
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May God bless you with better opportunities in the new year!!

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Staying debt clear is never sillyM.D. Sometimes we have to take advantage of what is available to us until we land the job we want. The job I currently have is not what I would have chosen but it has given me a new skill set and some new friends. It also shows other employers that I am still a good worker. Can't have too many good references! Treat it like a stepping stone,you may not want to stay there but it's keeping you nice and dry until you find what you're after. Still have you in my prayers, Ford

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Sheila Johnson
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Barbara, We have all been there and it is not easy. I myself just make certain that my resume and cover letter match the job that I am applying for. I am like you in the manner that I will settle for a lesser job until I get the dream job. In the mean-time, I am using this time to brush up on my software programs and then I test for everything to keep my skills up to date. There are several free tutorials you can go on and they will show you beginners, intermediate and advanced programs in Microsoft access, word, excel, powerpoint, and outlook. They even have beginning coding classes you can take. Perhaps you can look at this as a time to enhance or even better the skills that you already possess. I hope I was able to help you, God Bless.

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