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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 11:14 PM
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38. That is what I just started
The Nursing Asst course through my local community college is 160 hrs of classroom time, but the job only pays $9-10/hr in my area. Yes, it is far beneath what I was accustomed to making, but I need health insurance and desperately want some stability.

The unemployment commission offers programs to retrain displaced workers and they will pay for all school related costs. It takes awhile to get approved, so he should start now. I could not wait for all the red tape, and the course only cost a little over $100.

He may be able to find out more by going to his employment commission website and look for anything related to "training".

Another thing to check out is the local school system for Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Cooks, Bus Drivers and many other jobs.

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  -Goddamn it! I just need a job! LuckyTheDog  Jan-31-09 08:21 PM   #0 
  - Have you thought about what you'll do if you don't find a job?  Subdivisions   Jan-31-09 08:22 PM   #1 
  - I have to get a job  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:23 PM   #2 
  - I'm reading your reply and have to ask what plan many COULD  hlthe2b   Jan-31-09 08:28 PM   #7 
  - I was hoping the OP does indeed have family or other means  Subdivisions   Jan-31-09 08:47 PM   #16 
  - I have a suggestion..!  Lance31   Jan-31-09 09:07 PM   #26 
     - I have thought about health care  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 09:13 PM   #28 
     - Good suggestion.  emilyg   Jan-31-09 09:30 PM   #35 
     - That is what I just started  Digit   Jan-31-09 11:14 PM   #38 
     - Excellent suggestion.  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 04:31 AM   #41 
     - You will need plenty of immunizations though  Digit   Feb-01-09 12:01 PM   #44 
     - SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT TOO:  Lance31   Feb-01-09 09:08 PM   #49 
  - :( I hear you.  BlooInBloo   Jan-31-09 08:24 PM   #3 
  - Can you tell us what kind of work you do and where you live?  terisan   Jan-31-09 08:25 PM   #4 
  - You've probably already said  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 08:25 PM   #5 
  - I used to work...  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:29 PM   #9 
     - Oh my  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 08:32 PM   #11 
     - I am hitting up PR contacts  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:42 PM   #13 
        - Can you freelance?  shrike   Feb-01-09 12:46 PM   #47 
     - Writing/editing? I've noticed that your command of the written word is really fine  terisan   Jan-31-09 08:47 PM   #17 
        - Thanks  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 09:15 PM   #29 
  - Hope you don't mind.....  Iwillnevergiveup   Jan-31-09 08:26 PM   #6 
  - All the best to you. You have a right to be scared. Family and friends matter most.  Faygo Kid   Jan-31-09 08:29 PM   #8 
  - P.S.: Born and raised native Detroiter. Hope to retire to TC.  Faygo Kid   Jan-31-09 08:30 PM   #10 
  - You're lucky in one sense  greytdemocrat   Jan-31-09 08:38 PM   #12 
  - A lot of folks are worse off than me, I know that  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:43 PM   #15 
     - DAMN is right!!  blaze   Jan-31-09 08:53 PM   #19 
     - Yep... I do.  greytdemocrat   Jan-31-09 09:18 PM   #30 
  - I know it sounds crazy to say "Don't worry"...  stillcool   Jan-31-09 08:43 PM   #14 
  - For what it's worth  OffWithTheirHeads   Jan-31-09 08:50 PM   #18 
  - I'm glad things worked out for you. Suicide is not a solution. If things  davidwparker   Jan-31-09 09:02 PM   #25 
     - They have, they are and they will.  OffWithTheirHeads   Jan-31-09 09:28 PM   #33 
     - It's not a function of remember that. It's a matter of remembering that  OffWithTheirHeads   Jan-31-09 09:41 PM   #37 
  - Take an Inventory of Your Skills  Yavin4   Jan-31-09 08:57 PM   #20 
  - I have been a secretary  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 09:00 PM   #23 
  - What's your profession?  usregimechange   Jan-31-09 08:59 PM   #21 
  - Same here  doodadem   Jan-31-09 09:00 PM   #22 
  - They are hiring right now  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 09:01 PM   #24 
  - someone from Kos started a liberal networking site...  Neecy   Jan-31-09 09:10 PM   #27 
  - Thanks... I signed up  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 09:20 PM   #31 
     - it doesn't take long  Neecy   Jan-31-09 09:29 PM   #34 
        - That's a good tip  wildflower   Jan-31-09 09:35 PM   #36 
  - Lucky, you may lose your credit score but your probably will not  Waiting For Everyman   Jan-31-09 09:21 PM   #32 
  - Been out of work for 15 months.. I hear ye.. overeducated  nadine_mn   Feb-01-09 12:33 AM   #39 
  - What states does IA have reciprocity with?  BlooInBloo   Feb-01-09 12:36 AM   #40 
     - it has to do more with practicing law for "X" amount of years  nadine_mn   Feb-01-09 07:02 AM   #42 
  - good luck to you Lucky  lifesbeautifulmagic   Feb-01-09 11:34 AM   #43 
  - I have the same problem thanks for the rant  populistdriven   Feb-01-09 12:14 PM   #45 
  - have you checked into the 2010 Census Bureau Jobs?  UpInArms   Feb-01-09 12:38 PM   #46 
  - And there are some who are just cashing their last unemployment check.  undeterred   Feb-01-09 12:49 PM   #48 

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