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    Ya I'm well aware of Moon Child's whatever you call it in another thread. Looking at this thread I imagine he's trying to convince his wife he could be a barista or cart pusher.

    Don't do it Moon Child! Gain some confidence in yourself and move onto a more advanced job. Tell your wife you are more qualified than the positions you wrote about on here, see what she says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetEngineer86 View Post
    I dont think its been stated yet so I am eager to give my 2 cents....you were ....OVER QUALIFIED! lol no worries though man! Just means you are meant for a much better higher paying job out there. Dont be down about it, you will see this will end up being a great thing!
    How can it be a great thing? He still doesn't understand that anyone can do the low pay low skills jobs. But he THINKS there is job security in those jobs.
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    There is job security in the job I am at now it is a permanent position with pay raises and benefits. Getting great experience. I don't care that anyone can do the lower skill jobs, just very thankful at this stage of my life to have a job at all.

    My wife has worked at McDonald's for 20+ years and says I should be thankful have job I have and thankful in this economy I even have a job at all and I think she is right about that.
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    There's always the structural engineer path that I suggested
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Child View Post
    There is job security in the job I am at now it is a permanent position with pay raises and benefits. Getting great experience. I don't care that anyone can do the lower skill jobs, just very thankful at this stage of my life to have a job at all.

    My wife has worked at McDonald's for 20+ years and says I should be thankful have job I have and thankful in this economy I even have a job at all and I think she is right about that.
    No, she's not, we're not in a bad economy, you might be in a bad location but no one but you can change that. You intentionally take low level jobs and career hop every chance you get so you never progress. I told myself I'd stop replying to your posts because I'm not even sure if this is just a long term ***** post but sometimes it's just too much to ignore.

    You have education, certs and experience, the only person holding you back is you at this point.

    Edit, amazing that it *** the word +r011 and I have to write it like a 12 year old script kiddie, hah.
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    What? The economy has improved vastly (trust me, I know..) Please stop making excuses and get a new attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGromit View Post
    Sometimes being the right gender/nationality/race get preferential treatment when it comes to hiring. Most companies want to be seen as hiring a diverse work force. It just may have been something simple as someone in upper management telling HR they they need to hire more applicants of X gender/nationality/race, so HR hired the first person they found that met the requirements. Sure you may have been a better candidate, but if HR knows only one person of X gender/nationality/race applies every few months, they may be more inclined to take someone less than qualified then someone else who is, that isn't the correct gender/nationality/race to meet there "quota". So long as the person is teachable, I'm sure they will do fine with the 13 week training program they have.
    This. It happens a lot actually, and it's pretty sad. I was told my by bosses that when I was hired they had to submit a paper to HR why they didn't hire someone who was black, Asian, etc. I balked at that and said that was absolutely ridiculous.

    Looking back on when i first applied for this job, got the interview and hired on. I applied for this job when I lived in another state, 8 hours away. The fact that they couldn't find any reputable candidates where i moved to does not surprise me in the least anymore....once i moved down here and saw for myself.
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    OPs threads should be stickied/referenced for anyone wondering how long is long enough to stay at a job, and information about lateral moves.
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    Trust me man, structural engineering is where your future resides. Preferably at a site that hasn't been inspected by OSHA lately and has no safety personnel on duty...
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    Trust me, you don't want to work in the field (or as CS or Tech support) for a telecomm company. You are better off flipping burgers. It's just one pissed-off customer after another. The phone techs offer no support at all. All they do is send techs out to deal with the customer and most problems can't be fixed because the problem lies in the infrastructure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Child View Post
    There is job security in the job I am at now it is a permanent position with pay raises and benefits. Getting great experience.
    Then why on earth are you trying to get a telecom job?

    Look, I know you live in a depressed area. I do, too. If you want a better IT job than Laptop Tech, you have to be willing to commute long distances everyday or move. That's just the way it is. But for pete's sake, don't bother with telecom! By "telecom", I mean cable, phone, satellite, etc.
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    Is moon child the one who brought up having 50+ positions a few years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techfiend View Post
    Is moon child the one who brought up having 50+ positions a few years ago?

    Nope, not a few years ago. Not even a month ago...
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