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Old 03-02-2012, 12:03 AM
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yea there are a few race shops around here i have been hounding, it hurts not having my camaro with me/running to say look here is what i do, as its gotten me a few jobs in the past lol.

The crappy thin in SoCal is there are 30 people for every job opening and most kids out here my age are total dbags so most people wont give me a second look for any sort of serious job cuz people before me have wrecked it lol.


this was more of a vent thread, but man ugh! haha
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I once got the job I wanted over all the other 'qualified' candidates (I was the only candidate without the qualifications) by making a bold offer to the business owner.
I claimed my experience would be a greater asset to him, then all the qualification papers and offered to work for 2 weeks for free. At the end of the 2 week period, if he did not believe i was the right person for the job, that I would leave graciously and it would not cost him a cent in wages. If at the end of the 2 week period he felt that I have proven my worth and wanted me to stay, then we would negotiate a mutually acceptable compensation package for my continued employment.

He accepted the offer, and at the end of the 2 week period, I was informed that I had the job if wanted to stay, and he handed me a paycheck for the 2 weeks. I informed him that the 2 week period was 'free', that I had given my word. He indicated that not only had I proven my worth, but by stating that I was prepared to 'honor my word' gave him even more reason to ensure I did get paid for the period and had already earned a raise.

Quite simply, I knew I could do the job if given the chance, but was also mentally prepared to walk away with nothing and thank him for the opportunity.

Not saying this is a sure fire way to get a job, but it's how I got the job I wanted when all the cards were stacked against me.
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I'd hire a skilled worker over someone with an education and no experience any day. 1 year of experience is worth 2 years of education, JMO. And having gone through and getting an education, I can confirm that I've learned much more in the field than in the classroom.

Keep at it and you'll find something. I'd put emphasis on references. A man who tells you of his own greatness is worthless. A man whose greatness is told by others is priceless.
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I was out in your neck of the woods for a conference lasyt year and was not impressed with the SoCal I saw. I was stationed at George AFB west of LA after I got back from SEA in 1979. I could not believe how much things have changed. Keep up the faith and things will come your way.
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Well said Sean.
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i live in the welfare capital of the world. meriden ct, and i'm 27 been working in a garage since i was 16 turning wrenches part time. its the owner and i that are left and its pretty scary. the shop went from doing 1500 to 2000 a day five days a week to like 300/500 a day now for the last few weeks. we see hundrends of cars a day drive by, we hear exhaust systems falling off, breaks squeeking. belts squeeking. stuff leaking out from under the hood as they sit at the stop light. then on tv there saying the economey is doing and a 2 man shop in a town 35000 people has 1 bay with a car in it and the other 3 empty. all my friends moved out of state for jobs and im left and im about to do the samething
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Farm living gives you experience the contractors need,
i was hired by CalTrans in 1970 & stayed with them until 2003
all i had was dairy farm experience & i had worked for a guy that built houses for a summer

Try putting in a application at CalTrans, they may or may not be hiring, but their list is usually a year long & then starts all over. I think the year always ends in June, but i may be wrong
There are 2 depts to apply to, Highway worker & Equipment shop

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/civil.htm
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I was talking to My boss at Home Depot and they are hiring 10,000 people nation wide, thats how i got my job their 2 months ago. I dont know much bout californias hire rate, but I would try there
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