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What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:00 pm

If I just can't find work, and I need money to (eat, not sleep in gutter,etc) does it make sense to stay in school longer until I line something up?

It would defer student loans and keep finaid coming in to keep the bills paid.

Worth it?

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby ben4847 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If I just can't find work, and I need money to (eat, not sleep in gutter,etc) does it make sense to stay in school longer until I line something up?

It would defer student loans and keep finaid coming in to keep the bills paid.

Worth it?


If you're talking about getting an LLM in tax from NYU, maybe.
If you're talking about getting a masters in history, I'd say to work at starbucks and apply for govt benefits.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If I just can't find work, and I need money to (eat, not sleep in gutter,etc) does it make sense to stay in school longer until I line something up?

It would defer student loans and keep finaid coming in to keep the bills paid.

Worth it?


No it's not.

1) Get a job, anything.

2) Go move in family.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If I just can't find work, and I need money to (eat, not sleep in gutter,etc) does it make sense to stay in school longer until I line something up?

It would defer student loans and keep finaid coming in to keep the bills paid.

Worth it?


The only way it would be worth it is if you were doing joke online courses at a community college for $300 a year to keep loans in deferment. Taking out new loans or paying top-dollar for graduate work are subpar choices.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby jurisx » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:01 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If I just can't find work, and I need money to (eat, not sleep in gutter,etc) does it make sense to stay in school longer until I line something up?

It would defer student loans and keep finaid coming in to keep the bills paid.

Worth it?


The only way it would be worth it is if you were doing joke online courses at a community college for $300 a year to keep loans in deferment. Taking out new loans or paying top-dollar for graduate work are subpar choices.


online classes don't pay living costs. That would defeat the point if the reason is for rent and food.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:08 pm

just go get a job, bro

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:47 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:just go get a job, bro


can you read the subject?

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:51 pm

Just flee America.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:just go get a job, bro


can you read the subject?


Keep looking. Or take something "beneath you"

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:06 pm

rad lulz wrote:Just flee America.


despite the myth by angry beavers, less work in other places.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:07 pm

Nova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:just go get a job, bro


can you read the subject?


Keep looking. Or take something "beneath you"


I have a felony and a 2.0 at a 4th Tier law school and my BA was from DETC.

BK told me no. Went to school to live off loans to begin with. Kinda screwed.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Just flee America.


despite the myth by angry beavers, less work in other places.

Not to get a job, to avoid debt collectors.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a felony and a 2.0 at a 4th Tier law school and my BA was from DETC.
BK told me no. Went to school to live off loans to begin with. Kinda screwed.

:lol:

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a felony and a 2.0 at a 4th Tier law school and my BA was from DETC.

BK told me no. Went to school to live off loans to begin with. Kinda screwed.


I have 2 felonies, and I was born an illegal Mexican immigrant and I still got an education and a job.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby dingbat » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:48 pm

Generally, when someone who is mentally and physically capable tells me they are unable to find a job what I hear is "can't find a job (that I want)"

Go clean toilets for minimum wage. It'll give you a newfound respect for every other job you will ever have thereafter.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby sunynp » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:55 pm

Whatever you do- do not lose touch on your student loan obligations . You can use ibr. But taking on more debt is a bad idea. I guess if you go to a local community college- but if so there might be a cap on how much debt you can have in total. But don't go just to defer loans.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:47 am

dingbat wrote:Generally, when someone who is mentally and physically capable tells me they are unable to find a job what I hear is "can't find a job (that I want)"

Go clean toilets for minimum wage. It'll give you a newfound respect for every other job you will ever have thereafter.


Not the OP, but I was in a similar situation after college. Could not find any work whatsoever. I applied to work in fast food, retail, as a hotel maid, and no one would take me. After 5 months of no job offers at all (only had 2 interviews at Trader Joe's and Ikea, who apparently didn't want me), I decided to go to law school.

It's harder than you'd think to find a job cleaning toilets. They don't want you if they know you have a degree, but if you don't mention the degree and they inquire about your work history it starts to look pretty sketchy if you're in your mid twenties and your only work experiences have been summer employment.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:46 am

dingbat wrote:Generally, when someone who is mentally and physically capable tells me they are unable to find a job what I hear is "can't find a job (that I want)"

Go clean toilets for minimum wage. It'll give you a newfound respect for every other job you will ever have thereafter.
No offense, but I think you're out of touch with how bad it's been. I got turned away from a hot dog vending position coming out of undergrad. Eventually I got some clerical gigs through networking, but that was after getting turned away from even more jobs that required five years experience in the custodial arts.

Also, the OP you're responding to is a law grad, not an English major fresh out of undergrad. The OP's concern here should probably be developing some kind of career, not simply jumping from gig to gig.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby dingbat » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:03 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote: The OP's concern here should probably be developing some kind of career, not simply jumping from gig to gig.

really? I figured OP's concern should be putting food on the table and paying rent

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a felony and a 2.0 at a 4th Tier law school and my BA was from DETC.

BK told me no. Went to school to live off loans to begin with. Kinda screwed.


I have 2 felonies, and I was born an illegal Mexican immigrant and I still got an education and a job.

no one is born an illegal immigrant. You either were born in another country and then came here or were born here and thus not illegal.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby blurbz » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a felony and a 2.0 at a 4th Tier law school and my BA was from DETC.

BK told me no. Went to school to live off loans to begin with. Kinda screwed.


I have 2 felonies, and I was born an illegal Mexican immigrant and I still got an education and a job.

no one is born an illegal immigrant. You either were born in another country and then came here or were born here and thus not illegal.



WOOOOOOSH.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:23 pm

woosh to what? Explain (if you can, which you can't)

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:woosh to what? Explain (if you can, which you can't)


I was, apparently unsuccessfully, trying to combat flame with even more obvious flame.

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Re: What to do if I just can't find work

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:46 pm

dingbat wrote:Generally, when someone who is mentally and physically capable tells me they are unable to find a job what I hear is "can't find a job (that I want)"

Go clean toilets for minimum wage. It'll give you a newfound respect for every other job you will ever have thereafter.

Probably not even worth it for someone with substantial student loan debt to spend their time making $7/hour. What's the point?




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