Daniel Hahn
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Losing Hope!!

I am a professional Chef with both my Certified Executive chef tag and my Certified culinary admin tag. CEC, CCA from the ACF. I have been running kitchens, hospitals, and AL and nursing homes for 20 years. I just turned 56 and have been out of work now for close to 90 days. I have sold, pawned, begged and borrowed to stay afloat so far and I have applied to so many jobs that I am really starting to lose faith. I bet that I have interviewed for at least 2 jobs a week to NO avail!! This is the longest in my entire adult life that I have been without a job. This is causing tension between me and my girl and I am starting to thing that I need to start a new career. I know nothing else and I am really getting scared. Sorry for the vent.

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Abdullah Al-Muany

3 – Be Honest with Yourself One of the best ways to avoid losing hope in a situation is to always be honest with yourself. No matter what it is that you hope or dream for in life, as long as you’re honest with yourself, you can avoid a catastrophic situation should whatever you hope for end failing on you. When you’re honest along the way, you’re not lying to yourself about the severity of a situation.

Honesty breeds awareness, which in turn breeds adjusting your approach…

When you can change your approach along the way, you can move towards your goals much quicker because you won’t find yourself surprised suddenly if things don’t end up working out. You can modify the way you tackle a situation to best deal with it. Always be honest in all situations… it will breed a much happier and healthier path towards your goals.

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Abdullah Al-Muany

Look to Others for Support Sometimes, the best way to take stock of the positives that we can gain from a situation that might seem bleak, is through the support of others. Whether it’s friends, family members, religious denominations, or support groups, other people can help us to look at things in perspective and offer us a guiding light towards the shores of hope.

Sometimes, the sea can be choppy, but one thing to keep in mind is that, whatever it is you’re going through, others have gone through it before you.

The bigger picture can be hard to see sometimes, but through the support of others we can all find our way. Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, so keep that hope burning strong in your heart.

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Abdullah Al-Muany

5 – Have a Little Faith No matter what you believe in: God, Allah, Buda, or the Singular Universal Oneness that binds us all, by having faith, you can learn to understand that nothing is impossible to overcome. No situation, no matter how dire or bleak, can defeat you if you don’t let it. We are all a product of the lens of focus from our mind’s eyes. So, don’t allow things to defeat you. Instead, use your situation to fuel you.

Having faith is something that comes from within. Everyone has what it takes within them to get past any situation. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and countless people have failed more times than they’ve succeeded.

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Judy Ivy

Your post didn't say where you are, but if you are in the Memphis area... The Peabody Hotel is looking for exactly what you need. I forget which job site it's listed under, but Glassdoor has a way to get to the application process or you could call them direct. Good Luck

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Tyrone Thomas

I feel your frustration Daniel and that is exactly why I am working so hard to bring my passion project to life. Your story is similar to so many other people and that needs to change. If you are in the Atlanta area, my son may be able to help. #unitedsharedsavingsnetwork

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Darcy Bryant

It must be contagious! Why? That's my current situation as well. I have been unemployed since December 2018. It's NEVER taken me this long to gain employment. NEVER!! So, the only thing I know is, "don't give up." I can't allow the ENEMY to win. He will not defeat me. I'm scared because my husband has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart failure. His heart is beating 25%. He can't work and I'm unemployed. We're living in a hotel and I don't see anyway out. When I tell you I seeping into depression. That's what I meant. Asking for prayers out loud in the MIGHTY name of JESUS. Everything we own is in storage and will be up for auction next week. Lord only knows what's going to happen next. But, what I do know is that "I" can't give up!

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Jo Ann Caruso

Daniel and Darcy...Remember, you know your respective Industries better than those interviewing you.
Stay strong. Turn to Temp Agencies for short term sometimes long term to permanent positions, I have been where both of you are several times.
Stay strong. This will pass!

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Scott Lawrence

Try the bureau of prisons he might not be a chef but you could be a food administrator and start out at 25 bucks an hour or relocate to Vegas can get a job in one of the hotels that's all they have is chef s.

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Daniel Hahn

I finally got a job on December 26th. What a Christmas blessing. Thank you all for your comments and kind words during this madness. All in all things did not really go as bad as they could have. I still have a roof over my head, and I am still here. I did lose my Corvette. Kinda sucked as I already paid 10k on it. Oh well it is what it is. 2020 is going to be MY year!! Thank you all and I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I hope 2020 is your year as well.

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Scott Walters

I was in the same situation a few years ago. Same age as you then and never had been unemployed before. It was indeed a wretched feeling. In my situation, I finally considered a job in another state which I I didn't want to do at first but had no other choice. I got that job and had a commuter marriage for about a year which was tough. But after a year, found another job in the area I wanted and today feel quite blessed.

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