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MaverickSkye

Mission Failed. [update]

Doesn't look like I get to stick around a comfortble place I call 'home' for too much longer. I kept getting turned down so often, due to lack of experience, and I was given a month deadline ever since the beginning of this month. So, by Tuesday, I gotta give Job Corps a call and see was going on and get shipped out there. *Sighs* So...yeah, doesn't look like I get to stick around too much anymore. I'll take a bit of time to figure out which one I'll go to. I might just stick with the one here in Chicago, since my girlfriend is moving out this way herself.

Dunno though, either way, didn't get the job within the deadline, so in general, I just don't get to win. Hopefully SOMETHING may change, but the liklihood is around slim to none. Sorry folks.

Small light at the end of the tunnel, the Job Corps in Chicago here means I'll have Painting and Visual Communication/Graphic Design, and Driver's Ed. So it won't be ALL bad.

...Still REALLY don't want to go.
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Added: 7 years, 2 months ago
 
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 2 months ago
You're going through with the Job Corps idea then.
If you think it'll help, Mav. I'm sure you'll be able to get through it all.

Sigh, damn. By the way, just because I don't talk to you often doesn't mean I'm not caring.
So in the spirit of that... good luck, Mavy. I hope you're still able to relax a little. There's not much point going through a pseudo-boot-camp that wants to pretend it's the Marine Corps boot-camp when you might as well just join the Marines.
MaverickSkye
7 years, 2 months ago
Hehe, yeah, I know Kichi. I know you're always with me in spirit no matter how little we talk. And yeah, I REALLY don't want to do this, but what just happened with this reentrant kinda broke my spirit of even believing I CAN get a job. When you're turned down from a restaurant that's literally a stone's throw away. As in, I can stand at my apartment and throw a rock and most likely hit the place...and you get turned down before an interview, you may as well pack it in. And I'm sure it all boils down to lack of experience. When you're in an upper-middle class city with a population of about 35,000, the liklihood of getting a job on foot is almost nil. So at this point, I'm just doing what I gotta do.
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 2 months ago
I know, honestly. I was lucky and my dad got me a casual job with his employer. The government, actually -- still, I only get 6-9 hours a week. Before that, I had applied to over 120 employers, only three responded, and only one went anywhere (then they dropped me because they found they could employ teenagers with unfairly low wages). I was there, man, and I technically still am. I'm just lucky...
Experience does seem to be a big factor. So ironically, because you don't have experience, you can't get experience. Hooray.

Look, I might as well throw it out there since I already mentioned it. My backup plan is the military. You might want to consider the actual Marine Corps or something. You're not necessarily going to be going off and killing people, or anything like that. Check this out for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3ghLghVfPI&feature...
I just don't want to see you go through hell for little benefit. I mean, I'm not even American, so believe me: I'm not in the habit of recruiting for the US military. But the benefits seem far beyond what this "Jobs Corps" seem to be offering, and like I said you're not necessarily going to be shipped off to shoot people.
It's just an idea.
MaverickSkye
7 years, 2 months ago
Won't be able to. Two major factors that bar me. 1. I'm obese.Yeah, I could work it off, but there's also factor #2. My leg.

My left knee has been broken/fractured 4 times, so bad to the point where now, if I take a step up a stair, it goes "Kuh-KRACK!" every time, without fail. The VA hospital (Naval hospital) said there's nothing seriously wrong with it, but I bet they'd never take me in if they knew every time my leg went a 100 degree angle or less, it pops. I haven't gotten it fixed yet becuase I am on nobody's health insurance. Parents or my own.
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 2 months ago
Ah, I see... All I can say about that avenue is "consider at least looking at it, you might be surprised." (I recently had a friend who complained he was too fat to join the military until I informed him his BMI was actually acceptable). Nonetheless, I still don't like the Job Corps. Everything I've heard about it is disturbing.

I don't want to weaken your resolve or anything, but I do believe that something like Job Corps should be a last resort; have you spoken to a temp agency or anything like that in the area?

If you're sure you have to do this, then I'm behind you 100%. I just... have a strange, natural aversion to anything like this. Please be sure you're up for it.
MaverickSkye
7 years, 2 months ago
Pfft...of course I'm not up for it. By me going there, I'm sacraficing a part of me I never wanted to. The part of me that got to enjoy life just for living. In doing this, I'm having to actually live on another being's schedule. And relinquishing the fact of getting to talk to people. I've faced it. Social interaction on the internet is how I've come to live, thrive, and survive. Being here for people I know and love and so on. I'm cutting out a major part of myself in doing this and no amount of preparation is gonna truly get me ready for it.

Military wouldn't be a better option for me either, because, again, I'd have to make my schedule out in a robotic fashion. Wake up now, go to bed now, you have this amount of free time. I hate losing that much control over me, when freedom is the primary factor of life that I truly enjoy. Even with a job, I at least had freedom afterwards, with this, I'm under -their- schedule for over a year.  I already felt imprisoned just living here, honestly, but this will put a whole 'nother level on it.
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 2 months ago
Precisely, that's my point. If you're going to go through a military-esque routine/lifestyle, you might as well just join the military if you could. But of course, if you don't want to that's more than fine.

Like I said, whatever you do and whatever shit you end up going through, I'm gonna be behind you 100% of the way. I'd say I would pray for you, but I'm not a religious guy. You deserve a lot better than this bullshit.
Good luck, and I hope to speak to you more before you vanish off the radar.

PS: be aware that sometimes I'm only online with my cell phone, and sometimes it doesn't do its job properly. Like last time you tried to speak to me. :S
MaverickSkye
7 years, 2 months ago
Fff...okay, yeah, I gotcha bud. And yeah, I really don't wanna but I'm glad I know I got you backing me on it either way. But it will suck, my free time and bed time being....regulated. I'm REALLY not looking forward to that.
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
Damn =( Will you still get to be online and stuff like that? Or does this mean you're going poof? =/ I really do hope things get better for you. v_v
MaverickSkye
7 years, 2 months ago
Honestly, I wish I knew, but truth be told, the result is not looking positive. Most people I know that have gone to job corps usually go months without being heard from again. IT's supposed to be like a year or two program. But either way you look at it, it sucks.
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
Sorry to hear it. =( I hope you can get some sort of internet to stay in touch. *hugs*
ScottyKat
7 years, 2 months ago
damn that sucks  * hugs tight
MaverickSkye
7 years, 2 months ago
*Hugs back* It does, but the worst part is that judging how the rest of my recent years have gone, this came as absoltely no surprise to me.
Acelionheart
7 years, 2 months ago
*hugs tight*
Salem
7 years, 2 months ago
I really hope you don't have to resort to that Mavy. I'll send my best wishes and all my luck so you don't have to do that. *hugs tightly*
TheTatteredKitty
7 years, 2 months ago
Nadz..... Sowie Big Bwuder..... Yous Knows Ifs I's Coulds I's Woulds Lets Yous Shtay Heres Wiff Mes Shows Yous Coulds Takes Alls da Tymes Yous Needed Tos Looks Fur A Jobz dats Wightes Fur Yous.... And Dun Blames Yer Shelfs Big Bwuder..... Dares Just nos Werks Anywheres....
*Huggles Tight*
frostcat
7 years, 2 months ago
That royally suck Mav.  Seems that mostly every cool fur that I watch is going through the same issue of finding a job or just recently being laid off.  I really hope things will get better for all of our sakes. *hugs and lightly head bumps you*
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