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Thread: Got a job - and in Michigan

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    Super Member carrieg's Avatar
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    I got a full-time, permament job, with benefits! Woo Hoo!

    I was laid off in February, had a 40hr/wk temp job during June. Worked there 3 weeks, gave them 1 week's notice and started my new job this week. The people are all so nice here.

    It's definitely less money, but great benefits. Less money here only means less stress and responsibility. At this stage in my life, that is just fine with me. The gal who was laid off on the same day as me also got a job a couple weeks ago. Hers is with a county government. Mine is in a school system's accounting dept.

    If you're out of work, keep plugging away. If you're in Michigan, there's some hope.

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    I'm happy for you! :thumbup: It's hard to find a job nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    I got a full-time, permament job, with benefits! Woo Hoo!

    I was laid off in February, had a 40hr/wk temp job during June. Worked there 3 weeks, gave them 1 week's notice and started my new job this week. The people are all so nice here.

    It's definitely less money, but great benefits. Less money here only means less stress and responsibility. At this stage in my life, that is just fine with me. The gal who was laid off on the same day as me also got a job a couple weeks ago. Hers is with a county government. Mine is in a school system's accounting dept.

    If you're out of work, keep plugging away. If you're in Michigan, there's some hope.
    I live in Grand Rapids MI and jobs are really hard to find here, in Dec I will graduate with an associates in Accounting, Marketing and in Business Administration, I hope I can find a job in the new year.

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    That is definitely good news. Congrats!!!!

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    In the months I was off, I did have interviews with about 6 different places. My temp job was at a very busy place, in the medical supply field.

    I have always felt that visualizing what you want really does help. It sure can't hurt! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    I got a full-time, permament job, with benefits! Woo Hoo!

    I was laid off in February, had a 40hr/wk temp job during June. Worked there 3 weeks, gave them 1 week's notice and started my new job this week. The people are all so nice here.

    It's definitely less money, but great benefits. Less money here only means less stress and responsibility. At this stage in my life, that is just fine with me. The gal who was laid off on the same day as me also got a job a couple weeks ago. Hers is with a county government. Mine is in a school system's accounting dept.

    If you're out of work, keep plugging away. If you're in Michigan, there's some hope.
    I'm doing the happy dance for you right now !!!!

    I have been laid off since January of 2008 and I only have part-time job at Joann's. I would be happy with a full-time job even if it was less money. At least it would be 40 hours a week.

    Congratulations !!!!!!

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    Congrats Carol! I'm in "the 'Zoo" and jobs are scarce here too. Not as bad as other parts of the state tho'. We just returned from up north, dismayed at all the empty storefronts and for sale signs. Hope this proves to be a great job for you. Penny

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    My temp job I just quit was at the BTR park in Kazoo. I think they hire some of their warehouse/factory people through another temp place. They're in the medical field. The job I just started is 35 miles west of you.

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    Congratulations on the new job!!!

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    Congrats! That is great news for YOU and Michigan, too! :thumbup:

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    Best of luck!

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    That's wonderful!! Benefits are worth a lot, best of luck!! :D

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    Congratulations! I am hoping something opens up for me in October!! I have been laid off for a year so far and Michigan is not in the employment business right now!! You are lucky!!

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    I am so happy for you. I'm glad you are enjoying the new job. :-D :-D

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    Congrats! That sounds like a great job!

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    Good for you. Congratulations.

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    Congrats ! Doing the happy dance for you :mrgreen:

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    Congratulations on the new job!!!! :)

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    Congratulations, and I'm so happy that you like the job and the people there!

    I grew up in Michigan (Detroit area) and left after college in the mid-'80s. Even then I didn't expect to find work there. It really hurts me to hear how bad things have been there.

    I am so glad you got that job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    Peggy
    My temp job I just quit was at the BTR park in Kazoo. I think they hire some of their warehouse/factory people through another temp place. They're in the medical field. The job I just started is 35 miles west of you.
    If you were in the BTR park, do you mean the one at Parkview and 131? I live about 5 miles from there and drive by all the time. 35 mi. west puts you in Lawrence/ Hartford area if my recollection is right. I am a nurse, and worked in a Lawrence office for about 5 yrs. What school district? VBISD? Penny

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    That is wonderful!! I hope you will continue to enjoy your new job! :thumbup: :-D

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    Halleluyah ! ! ! We're rejoicing with you! Thank you Lord!

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    Great news for you. I'm going through a trying time at work and am concerned I might be let go. Finding employement at this stage of my life is scary. Especially since I'm a single kinda gal.

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    I am so happy to learn of your new job and how you like the people there. Thank goodness there is some good news and it sounds as if you kept visualizing positive things :-)

    Although from the U.P., there were few offerings available when I returned twelve years ago. I retired 8 months ago and so many people were waiting in line for my job. Yet, when I left Iowa in 1998, the labor force in Des Moines was so large and highly educated that there were several turnovers yearly in my department. Go figure the economy!

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    Congratulations :D:D:D

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