What's a girl got to do to get a job ...

What's a girl got to do to get a job in this town?

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mirabellaplum

Medon, TN

#1 Oct 5, 2012
So, hey. I was tempted to just write a letter to the editor for the JSun, but...eh.

I've got a bachelor's from a great women's college (Seven Sisters of the South, hooray!), most of a master's degree from UAB (why didn't I finish? Long story...), I've been handing out CVs like a crazy person and applying for practically everything I know I can do - and yet, no job.

I just moved to Jackson about...four months ago, I'm living with my mother, I need out of this house ASAP. I'm sure some of you know my pain.

Any tips on where a girl can go for a job? A career? It's almost like no one in this city wants anyone to do any work for them. Both of the hospitals sent me to their websites and refused to take a resume. Same with other large companies. I spent a week just driving around and stopping everywhere I knew there was something I could do.

As far as my qualifications, I've done everything from graphic design to filing insurance claims for a medical office to cleaning doctor's offices (though I'd really prefer not to do that again - men have terrible toilet aim, ew). My favorite job so far was working in social media for Monster.com . I'm a writer. I'm learning computer programming. I can do pretty much anything you need me to as long as you're paying me (though I draw the line at a very, very obvious place). I've done a lot of different things in my 25 years, I think. Unfortunately, that seems to work more against me than for me. Retail and such thinks (probably correctly) that I'll split as soon as I get a "real" job.(Scratch the "probably." Definitely correct. But isn't that how it usually works?)

I'm just feeling terribly down about the whole situation and hope that someone has some advice for me.
iknowwhere

Henderson, TN

#2 Oct 5, 2012
Email me @ [email protected] I know a place that's hiring.
mirabellaplum

United States

#3 Oct 5, 2012
iknowwhere wrote:
Email me @ [email protected] I know a place that's hiring.
Excuse me for being a little wary given the email address.
guest

Savannah, TN

#4 Oct 5, 2012
mirabellaplum wrote:
So, hey. I was tempted to just write a letter to the editor for the JSun, but...eh.

I've got a bachelor's from a great women's college (Seven Sisters of the South, hooray!), most of a master's degree from UAB (why didn't I finish? Long story...), I've been handing out CVs like a crazy person and applying for practically everything I know I can do - and yet, no job.

I just moved to Jackson about...four months ago, I'm living with my mother, I need out of this house ASAP. I'm sure some of you know my pain.

Any tips on where a girl can go for a job? A career? It's almost like no one in this city wants anyone to do any work for them. Both of the hospitals sent me to their websites and refused to take a resume. Same with other large companies. I spent a week just driving around and stopping everywhere I knew there was something I could do.

As far as my qualifications, I've done everything from graphic design to filing insurance claims for a medical office to cleaning doctor's offices (though I'd really prefer not to do that again - men have terrible toilet aim, ew). My favorite job so far was working in social media for Monster.com . I'm a writer. I'm learning computer programming. I can do pretty much anything you need me to as long as you're paying me (though I draw the line at a very, very obvious place). I've done a lot of different things in my 25 years, I think. Unfortunately, that seems to work more against me than for me. Retail and such thinks (probably correctly) that I'll split as soon as I get a "real" job.(Scratch the "probably." Definitely correct. But isn't that how it usually works?)

I'm just feeling terribly down about the whole situation and hope that someone has some advice for me.
You are quite long in the tooth by now sweetie with 25 years of experience, you should have learned that a gal would have better luck landing a position if she would get in position. Get off your feet and on your back. No MBA required!
iknowwhere

Henderson, TN

#5 Oct 5, 2012
If you want to get a good paying job with full benefits, email me. If not, then why ask who's hiring? The email is just that, an email address.
SomePeopleAreDou cheBags

Jackson, TN

#6 Oct 5, 2012
Seriously,

Email me at [email protected] and we'll go from there. You just have to know the right people to get your foot in the door. Networking will get you a job in this town.
Bleh

Jackson, TN

#7 Oct 5, 2012
There's a growing business in Corinth Mississippi. It would be a little bit of a drive but worth it. You could make a lot of money and meet lots of people. You have to be flexible (literally) and have great social skills. If you're interested the place is calle CHERRY'S. I don't have an address or phone number but I'm sure some of these people on here can help.
mirabellaplum

United States

#8 Oct 5, 2012
To everyone who suggested adult activities to get my cash flow going, are you freaking serious? If a man had come in here with the same problems as I have, I highly doubt you'd suggest the same profession. I have respect for sex workers, but I'm not doing that. I also suggest you think about your perceptions of women. Sheesh.

To those who have given me email addresses, thank you, I'll contact you via a throwaway address tomorrow.
mirabellaplum

United States

#9 Oct 5, 2012
(And come on, dude. "In position" can be any number of other ways. On the back is so boring.)
Earl

Jackson, TN

#10 Oct 6, 2012
Looks to me you just want to sit on the computer and play on Facebook all day kinda job. You're not gonna find anything like that around here.
mirabellaplum

United States

#11 Oct 6, 2012
I realize that (and it's not playing, it's hard work keeping up with a community base of over a million users). That's why nothing I've applied for fits that.
Steven

Jackson, TN

#12 Oct 6, 2012
mirabellaplum wrote:
So, hey. I was tempted to just write a letter to the editor for the JSun, but...eh.
I've got a bachelor's from a great women's college (Seven Sisters of the South, hooray!), most of a master's degree from UAB (why didn't I finish? Long story...), I've been handing out CVs like a crazy person and applying for practically everything I know I can do - and yet, no job.
I just moved to Jackson about...four months ago, I'm living with my mother, I need out of this house ASAP. I'm sure some of you know my pain.
Any tips on where a girl can go for a job? A career? It's almost like no one in this city wants anyone to do any work for them. Both of the hospitals sent me to their websites and refused to take a resume. Same with other large companies. I spent a week just driving around and stopping everywhere I knew there was something I could do.
As far as my qualifications, I've done everything from graphic design to filing insurance claims for a medical office to cleaning doctor's offices (though I'd really prefer not to do that again - men have terrible toilet aim, ew). My favorite job so far was working in social media for Monster.com . I'm a writer. I'm learning computer programming. I can do pretty much anything you need me to as long as you're paying me (though I draw the line at a very, very obvious place). I've done a lot of different things in my 25 years, I think. Unfortunately, that seems to work more against me than for me. Retail and such thinks (probably correctly) that I'll split as soon as I get a "real" job.(Scratch the "probably." Definitely correct. But isn't that how it usually works?)
I'm just feeling terribly down about the whole situation and hope that someone has some advice for me.
I would like to speak to you about a job. Contact my email address [email protected] I am really interested in your experience.
Tim

Dyersburg, TN

#13 Oct 6, 2012
Wish I could help you with a job. At a time when many of us, including me, harp on the fact that most of the people out of work wouldn't take a job if given one, here you are trying to do anything to make contacts to get one. I admire you and hope it works out for you and find the job that fits your attitude.

If the economy was at a better place or if I hadn't waited too long I would be seeking a change of careers. Too risky right now for a closer to 50 than 40.
Best of luck to you young lady.
guestZ

Savannah, TN

#14 Oct 6, 2012
mirabellaplum wrote:
So, hey. I was tempted to just write a letter to the editor for the JSun, but...eh.

I've got a bachelor's from a great women's college (Seven Sisters of the South, hooray!), most of a master's degree from UAB (why didn't I finish? Long story...), I've been handing out CVs like a crazy person and applying for practically everything I know I can do - and yet, no job.

I just moved to Jackson about...four months ago, I'm living with my mother, I need out of this house ASAP. I'm sure some of you know my pain.

Any tips on where a girl can go for a job? A career? It's almost like no one in this city wants anyone to do any work for them. Both of the hospitals sent me to their websites and refused to take a resume. Same with other large companies. I spent a week just driving around and stopping everywhere I knew there was something I could do.

As far as my qualifications, I've done everything from graphic design to filing insurance claims for a medical office to cleaning doctor's offices (though I'd really prefer not to do that again - men have terrible toilet aim, ew). My favorite job so far was working in social media for Monster.com . I'm a writer. I'm learning computer programming. I can do pretty much anything you need me to as long as you're paying me (though I draw the line at a very, very obvious place). I've done a lot of different things in my 25 years, I think. Unfortunately, that seems to work more against me than for me. Retail and such thinks (probably correctly) that I'll split as soon as I get a "real" job.(Scratch the "probably." Definitely correct. But isn't that how it usually works?)

I'm just feeling terribly down about the whole situation and hope that someone has some advice for me.
Do the same thing I did when I found out that most serious accidents occur within 5 miles of your home. I moved!!!
mirabellaplum

Medon, TN

#15 Oct 6, 2012
Thanks, Tim <3
jelly

Jackson, TN

#16 Oct 11, 2012
I have the same problem. I moved here with my boyfriend, but i have had no luck finding a job. I a BA in psychology and cant find anything
Dick Nixon

Humboldt, TN

#17 Oct 13, 2012
Well all I can say is welcome to the harsh realities of the failing Obama economy. It is my fervent hope that help is on the way and it will be if Obama becomes unemployed in January.

As for those who suggested adult activities to create cash flow I strongly advise against doing that. Once a mans self respect is gone there's nothing left but further down.

Hang in there things are about to change !
mirabellaplum

United States

#18 Oct 13, 2012
The President (who, by the way, does not have any magic powers allowing him to help or hinder the economy - that's mostly Congress's doing) has nothing to do with my current job situation. The way Jackson works, however, does.
iknowwhere

United States

#19 Oct 14, 2012
I told you were to put in an app! If you truly want a job, do what I told you!
iknowwhere

United States

#20 Oct 14, 2012
Which is better, job you may not like or no job at all? Think about it!

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