is the economy looking good?

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    jobless claims rise. how is that good? I am still out of work.

    I can't believe I got denied a part time job at michaels craft store because i'm 'overqualified' and would leave for a better job.

    This is insane
     
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    The economy is typically slow to increase or decrease in productivity. It may sound hollow, but improvements are happening- you just gotta hang in there! How silly to be denied a job because you are over qualified. You are probably so sick of people offering advice on how to get a job so I'll just say don't be discouraged...you never know when the next door will open:) :)
     
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    I feel somewhat better after this afternoon. I'm on my last week of UE benefits and was truly getting discouraged with being 'overqualified' but I got two late phone calls to schedule interviews for next week. They, unfortunately, only pay about half of what I was making at my last job but its better than making nothing. Now I just have to hope they don't have an issue with my hair.
     
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    Download "Signs" by Tesla - You'll like it if you haven't heard it already! I believe it's a remake of an original, but I don't recall who it was.

    "imagine that, me working for you!"
     
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    Good Luck then! Why the heck would anyone have an issue with your hair? Do you live in some hick town???
     
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    Please, I couldn't get a job for more than 8 bucks an hour until I got my haircut. There's always been a prejudice against guys with long hair.

    Don't cut it!!
     
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    I don't think there is a prejudice against guys with long hair unless they have an attitude to go with it. I would think that the IT industry was much more lenient than mine (we're strictly suits and hair cuts) towards it. If you are qualified, act politely, dress the part and look kempt, most people don't have a problem with long haired guys.
     
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    It all depends on what part of IT someone works in. When I was doing exchange/metaframe admin for Bell Helicopter, they had no issue with my hair whatsoever. When I started doing project management/engineering for verizon, they did everything they could to keep me out of customer sight.

    does dallas count? :D :D
     
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    This explains everything, all the Cowboys talk in your neck of the woods has fried your brain! :laugh:
     
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    I'm originally from northern illinois, so I'm a bears/blackhawks fan at heart but I get more flack for downing the cowboys than one would believe possible.

    cowboys :suck:
     

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