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gail........."How do you know they have tried their best to change their station ?"
How do you know they have not?
Another question, as a business owner when you needed to fill a position how many application did you receive for that position?
Posted by beedelight
I would get a good many applications when I was hiring. However, since the hiring that I did was of a specialized nature which few people have ever had training, I preferred to self-train. Thus, rather than their credentials or education background, I looked to their interest in the job and their "I Can" attitude about learning it. So I had art college grads and people who didn't graduate high school working the same type job.
I don't know if the unemployed or under-employed have tried their best to change their station - but perhaps it should be a question asked of them. Plain and straight - What have you done to change the current situation of your life? It can be an essay answer in their own words.
I'm sure you are asking because of the number of applicants that are applying for jobs in todays market. Yes, in major hubs, I am sure there are many, many, many - that's why setting yourself apart from the masses is so beneficial, no matter who you are or what you do.
In many parts of the country, there are jobs available. My nephew graduated from college in 2008, he has done just about everything - lawn care work, works on a farm, did some construction work - he says he just has to stay ahead of the game with plans. He is making $ 15 - $ 22 per hour. He also buys old furniture, repairs it, paints it and sells it at consignment shops. He has also done some child care, dog sitting and house cleaning. He's a real survivor and seems to really like the variety.
There is a big need for caregivers, CNA's, etc. If people become really good at what they do in this field, like it ; they can develop a great reputation and their talents will be in constant demand if they work for themselves and not a nursing homes, temp agencies or personal care homes where they are paid little above minimum.
All I know is when the question is asked of the unemployed or under-employed and excuses of one sort or another start to emerge . . . . then they are letting these excuses direct their lives. It is the excuses that have to be remedied if they are to set themself free to grow and earn.
I don't know how old you are but I remember when I was a kid and some member of the family had "hard times" - the family would pull together - housing them, feeding them, boarding & caring for their children for them to go find work and get their life on track.
That's my dissertation - have at it guys!