And by short while, I mean this could last a few days or it could last a few weeks.
A quick recap of my job situation.
2007 The pcb manufacturing plant I worked for for 11.5 years closed down.
2007-2009 Back to college for a degree in network technology. I also get a CCNA and an A+ certification.
2009-2010 Can’t find an IT, or any other type of job.
Today - I’ve been offered a job I interviewed for. It’s for a nearby school district. They’ve been doing renovations to a lot of schools so they disconnected the computers and put them into storage. My job, along with a bunch of coworkers, is to put back the computers and hook them up again.
No prior experience is necessary and I have to attend a mandatory training session this Thursday. So it’s IT work, but it’s even lower than a help desk position :eek: . Just kidding, I don’t mind, but like I said above, it will only last a few days to a few weeks. And it only pays $8.40/Hour. Both of those things suck. But if this can lead immediately to another job I’ll be happy. Actually I’d be thrilled, but I’m not getting my hopes up too much.
I hope this leads to a position in a field that you like and with a good salary. BTW, it was smart of you to go back to school right after losing your job- besides updating/honing your skills, it keeps your resume from having empty time slots. Way to go, and fingers crossed for you!
Thank you. I’m hoping I can show the school district that I’d be a great employee to hire on full time. Or baring that, since companies like to hire people with jobs already then maybe someplace else that I apply for will hire me since I’ll be employed.
Andy (son) was on unemployment for about a year (Baldin Wallace College 4 year degree).
Been a temp at Pepsi 3 months loading beverage in trucks, same $9.00 / hour. Work is physical too, as you can imagine 3-4 cases weigh a bit more than a desktop Dell.
Although I’m sure everyone know, it’s Leaffan who said “Like most electronics manufacturing, it’s all going off shore.”
Heart of Dorkness, thank you.
For some reason if we work at more than one school in a shift, we can’t drive to the other school. The district will transport us to the second school, then at the end of the day, back to the school we drove to. I didn’t ask why, but I guess it must be for liability purposes. I can’t think of what the problem would be of letting us drive ourselves though.