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post #11 of 20

I'd apply to a school cafeteria.  In my state they get access to the school's health insurance... amazing for a job not requiring any education. 

post #12 of 20
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I'd apply to a school cafeteria.  In my state they get access to the school's health insurance... amazing for a job not requiring any education. 


There are no openings and they are cutting stuff due to budget contraints.   Plus no insurance there either.

post #13 of 20
When dh was laid off, I grabbed the first thing available, which was grocery and depending on the store, it had excellent health insurance. If you get into management, the pay improves.

Check into AmeriCorp and AmeriCorp Vista. The pay isn't great but they will train you and apply money towards an educational award.
post #14 of 20
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I'm sending in an app to one of the grocery stores today.  They are union and supposedly are very good employers. Hoping for the best here!

 

I went to Dunkin' Donuts the other day on the advice of my friend.  She works in Corporate for them and this store is one in her franchise.  She knew they were looking for help so she called him and told me he wanted to meet me.  I stopped in and he told me he JUST hired 3 people the week before.  But he would keep me in mind and hopefully call me in a few weeks.  We'll see.  I'm still looking, luckilly I get to be a little picky right now.

post #15 of 20
Only work for an union store. They pay pretty well too.

My state is very anti-union so the store never got the union pay but we were close to Washington State and got their benefits. Now my SIL, the crazy one, her pay was almost triple of mine. I cannot tell you how irritated that was.
post #16 of 20

Actually, if your hubby is fired, he might want to be the one to look into Americorp / VISTA. The job should offer a little flexibility and it includes medical coverage (for him only). Each assignment is only a year (two years at two different years max). Americorp work is a bonus on his resume and an easy explanation as to why he left his current employer suddenly.

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Actually, if your hubby is fired, he might want to be the one to look into Americorp / VISTA. The job should offer a little flexibility and it includes medical coverage (for him only). Each assignment is only a year (two years at two different years max). Americorp work is a bonus on his resume and an easy explanation as to why he left his current employer suddenly.

 

That's a great point!

post #18 of 20
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Okay what is Americorp???   I have no idea what that is, never heard of it?

post #19 of 20

http://www.americorps.gov/about/ac/index.asp

 

It's sort of similar to the Peace Corps in concept.

 

Also - don't forget you are an online board moderator. I think you could put that in as a skill.

post #20 of 20
AmeriCorp. http://www.americorps.gov/
http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp

Kind of like PeaceCorp, in a sense, but you are providing service in America. AmeriCorp is more doing your project on your own, VISTA is more finding the volunteers to do it. Jobs are often located in schools, homeless shelters, and that sort of thing. Though I have seen a position at a wildlife refuge lately. You are paid a low salary but the benefits are good and the experience is exceptional.

I worked with VISTA back around 2000 running a local reading program at our school district. Loved it. It was a great experience.
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