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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:41 pm
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Unhappy The luck has finally run out

Well, after finally getting situated in a job here in the good ol' US of A, I get a call from my employers this morning to say they are pulling the plug on their web development program.

:scared:

Nice timing. Just got the new car, balanced all my UK credit cards into one monthly payment and thought things were going well.

After all my monthly outgoings for March have been taken care of, I should have about 50c to live on until I get another job.

Fantastic.

Am I the only one that feels like the USA is shitting on them every chance it gets? Or am I in a minority?

Now I have to look around again for a job which is not easy in a small town.

Anyone know how the hell you sell a car that's on finance?

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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by rincewind
Well, after finally getting situated in a job here in the good ol' US of A, I get a call from my employers this morning to say they are pulling the plug on their web development program.

:scared:

Nice timing. Just got the new car, balanced all my UK credit cards into one monthly payment and thought things were going well.

After all my monthly outgoings for March have been taken care of, I should have about 50c to live on until I get another job.

Fantastic.

Am I the only one that feels like the USA is shitting on them every chance it gets? Or am I in a minority?

Now I have to look around again for a job which is not easy in a small town.

Anyone know how the hell you sell a car that's on finance?


I'm really sorry to hear this, it's a lousy situation. I can sympathise. Hubby got laid off the end of Jan. and I'm doing the 50 cent thing too.

Life in the U.S. is not as easy as it's painted. Yes, the economy's strong compared to many countries, but getting a decently-paid, full-time job just isn't that easy.

If I get any good ideas for you I'll pass them on, but I wish you good luck with your job hunt anyway.
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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:46 pm
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Default Re: The luck has finally run out

Originally Posted by rincewind
Well, after finally getting situated in a job here in the good ol' US of A, I get a call from my employers this morning to say they are pulling the plug on their web development program.

:scared:

Nice timing. Just got the new car, balanced all my UK credit cards into one monthly payment and thought things were going well.

After all my monthly outgoings for March have been taken care of, I should have about 50c to live on until I get another job.

Fantastic.

Am I the only one that feels like the USA is shitting on them every chance it gets? Or am I in a minority?

Now I have to look around again for a job which is not easy in a small town.

Anyone know how the hell you sell a car that's on finance?

I'm sad to hear about the loss of your job, Rincewind. Don't you have any money stashed away for "a rainy day"? This would be the time to pull it out, at least until you have some form of income.

You may have also considered this already but take care to protect your credit score. I don't remember how long you've been in the US but you need to make sure you don't default on any loans, etc.




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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:48 pm
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I'm sad to hear about the loss of your job, Rincewind. Don't you have any money stashed away for "a rainy day"? This would be the time to pull it out, at least until you have some form of income.





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The only money I have stashed away is for my tax payment due in April (I have to file quarterly) so I can't touch that.

Think I'll turn over the couch and see what coins are lurking within
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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:52 pm
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I'm really sorry to hear your news. Where are you located? Where were you working? Do you have a BA degree? Just spinning my wheels on what advice I could give to put some light into that tunnel. There's got to be a way.
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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:55 pm
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Default Re: The luck has finally run out

Originally Posted by rincewind

Am I the only one that feels like the USA is shitting on them every chance it gets? Or am I in a minority?

No, I'm doing great here, new house, new car great job. Took some time getting there, 3 years nearly but just keep plugging away. If not you can always have a few !!!!
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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:57 pm
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Sad news, rincewind. I hope you find something quick.

Not sure about the car thing, but it revolves around getting the cash to the lienholder to release the title to the new owner. The buyer's financer might do that for them, releasing you from the difficult part. If it's a cash deal, I would probably take only cash or cashier's check for payment. My guess is that you then give the guy (and yourself) a signed receipt so that he knows he's bought something, and that you're not giving him a non-manufacturer's warranty (make sure it's in writing). Call the insurance company and tell them that you no longer own the car. Send money to the lienholder to release the title (which you might have to sign) before sending it to the new owner.

But first, wait for other BE members to correct my statements as this is something I've never done myself. (You might also call the insurance company and get their take on it.)
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sorry mate.
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Rincewind,

You do website design, don't you?

Have you tried networking via Meetup?

Are any of these any good to you?
http://webdesign.meetup.com/

I don't know your zipcode so I can't check if there's a group near you. You can also do a search by topic of interest too if you in fact specialize in something else.




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Old Feb 28th 2005, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Berta
I'm really sorry to hear your news. Where are you located? Where were you working? Do you have a BA degree? Just spinning my wheels on what advice I could give to put some light into that tunnel. There's got to be a way.
I'm stuck in a small town about an hour away from Savannah and three hours from Atlanta. Savannah is my best option but I did the rounds with all web companies there towards the end of last year. No-one is hiring.

No BA degree for me, my only notch is the seven years web experience working with large and small companies.

Time to send out that resume again.
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Hmm. The reason I ask about the BA is because schools usually only require you to have that in order for you to substitute teach which is ofcourse, a very temporary but easy solution and you can get round 95-100 / day and work when you want meaning that you can job hunt in person when you need too. It may be worth checking into in your state. I know some states have loser requirements and if you catch a particular school district in need of subs then you may get in. Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by rincewind
Well, after finally getting situated in a job here in the good ol' US of A, I get a call from my employers this morning to say they are pulling the plug on their web development program.

:scared:

Nice timing. Just got the new car, balanced all my UK credit cards into one monthly payment and thought things were going well.

After all my monthly outgoings for March have been taken care of, I should have about 50c to live on until I get another job.

Fantastic.

Am I the only one that feels like the USA is shitting on them every chance it gets? Or am I in a minority?

Now I have to look around again for a job which is not easy in a small town.

Anyone know how the hell you sell a car that's on finance?

That is a bummer. Hope you find more work soon.
 
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Originally Posted by Berta
Hmm. The reason I ask about the BA is because schools usually only require you to have that in order for you to substitute teach which is ofcourse, a very temporary but easy solution and you can get round 95-100 / day and work when you want meaning that you can job hunt in person when you need too. It may be worth checking into in your state. I know some states have loser requirements and if you catch a particular school district in need of subs then you may get in. Hope that helps.
You mentioned a BA. Do you specifically mean a Bachelors of Arts or simply a Bachelor degree?




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Old Feb 28th 2005, 8:11 pm
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Web Design work, 50% discount. Anybody want anything
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Old Feb 28th 2005, 8:15 pm
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I'll be honest, I can't help.

But I hope you find more work soon.

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