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Message 1617 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 4:43:50 UTC
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here's my case:

went to work right out of high school, for a tv station who'll not be named. worked there for 1 and half years then got laid off. then 4 months later, they ask me to come back, 2 catches, 2 jobs for the price of minimum wage. i lasted 2 months, and they terminated me for job performance/attitude. I'll admit that i had an attitude, but i have an excuse. I'm 21 and their are a certain few mental disorders that kick in at the age of 20-21. mine just happens to be Bi-polar. So here i am, 21, bi-polar, unemployed, with zero benefits!(apparently, losing you mind is not grounds for an appeal in the state of Georgia). all i have right now is; my dog, my mom, my self and boinc. I'm currently in a technical college, (West Georgia Tech) and I'm pondering my future. i would join the army but getting into the army or any branch of the military with a mental disorder during war time is like pulling teeth that are 8 inches long. so, I'm going to look into the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Message 1618 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 8:41:19 UTC - in response to Message 1617.  

Hi zpm
I'm glad to see you're very close to the BOINC community.
As I'm 22, I don't have that much experience too.
But, the thing I know is, you really have to find what you like.
I mean, do like the army or you want to join them because you don't see any other alternatives ?

What about continuing School ?
(I didn't really like school until I studied in others countries.) What about doing a Bachelor in an other country ?

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Message 1622 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 16:42:11 UTC - in response to Message 1618.  

i'm just trying to see if any doors will open for me, i can't find anything in this town that'll touch me, as i don't enough experience or it could be that the stations fires people for good reasons and no one will touch me. reason i brought up army, as there's this post called Fort Benning less than 10 miles from my house.
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Message 1623 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 17:15:13 UTC - in response to Message 1622.  

ZPM, sometimes people can think too negatively about themselves. Sometimes they can think to highly. Looking at what you described sounds perfectly reasonable. There can be many reasons why a station fired you. I would not dwell on them. I used to dwell on getting fired by a fertility clinic where I worked for a month. In hind sight, it was a pathetical job with a terrible salary. I had to work with four very difficult women who did not like me invading their social network. Sometimes you have to take this as a blessing in disguise.
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Message 1627 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 20:10:14 UTC - in response to Message 1623.  

ZPM, sometimes people can think too negatively about themselves. Sometimes they can think to highly. Looking at what you described sounds perfectly reasonable. There can be many reasons why a station fired you. I would not dwell on them. I used to dwell on getting fired by a fertility clinic where I worked for a month. In hind sight, it was a pathetic job with a terrible salary. I had to work with four very difficult women who did not like me invading their social network. Sometimes you have to take this as a blessing in disguise.


yea, i know it's a blessing in disguise, but overall i'm running on fumes, and can hardly sleep. it was a good job, the editing was the good job, the production was a nightmare. i know that i just need to like purge my memories of the place as the pay sucked, the work environment was down right awful. but here's where it differs from any other job. its a tv station, which means you (as long as you still live in the area) it's a constant reminder that you flip to the channel to watch a football game, a race, or a prime-time show.

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Message 1628 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 20:22:29 UTC - in response to Message 1617.  

i would join the army but getting into the army or any branch of the military with a mental disorder during war time is like pulling teeth that are 8 inches long.

Source: Arlo Guthrie, lyrics to Alice's Restaurant.

They got a building down New York City, it's called Whitehall Street, where you walk in, you get injected, inspected, detected, infected, neglected and selected. I went down to get my physical examination one day, and I walked in, I sat down, got good and drunk the night before, so I looked and felt my best when I went in that morning. `Cause I wanted to look like the all-American kid from New York City, man I wanted, I wanted to feel like the all-, I wanted to be the all American kid from New York, and I walked in, sat down, I was hung down, brung down, hung up, and all kinds o' mean nasty ugly things. And I waked in and sat down and they gave me a piece of paper, said, "Kid, see the phsychiatrist, room 604."

And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sargent came over, pinned a medal on me, sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."

Didn't feel too good about it.


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'Cause you seem like an orchard of mines, Just take one step at a time.
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Message 1629 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 20:36:03 UTC - in response to Message 1628.  

i think i need to perform a Walk-A-Bout, go soul searching.
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Message 1632 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 0:51:41 UTC - in response to Message 1629.  

zpm,

Here are a few places to look where your experience with DrugDiscovery@home should be helpful in looking for a job:


isgtw.org

dice.com

cell.com


You may want to read this before any job interview:

monster.ca


When I graduated and started looking for a job, I found that there were probably no jobs suitable for an electronic engineer in my hometown; the closest I could find was a TV repair job that often didn't even pay the minimum wage.

Eventually, I found a suitable job in a city a few hundred miles away, and started a well-paying career, although one that required moving to other US states several times.

You seem to have a slightly better situation in your hometown; you could at least find a job that paid the minimum wage. However, it looks like you're now into a narrow enough specialty that you'll often have to make fairly long moves whenever it comes time for a new job.
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Message 1633 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 3:26:32 UTC - in response to Message 1632.  
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zpm,

Here are a few places to look where your experience with DrugDiscovery@home should be helpful in looking for a job:


isgtw.org

dice.com

cell.com


You may want to read this before any job interview:

monster.ca


When I graduated and started looking for a job, I found that there were probably no jobs suitable for an electronic engineer in my hometown; the closest I could find was a TV repair job that often didn't even pay the minimum wage.

Eventually, I found a suitable job in a city a few hundred miles away, and started a well-paying career, although one that required moving to other US states several times.

You seem to have a slightly better situation in your hometown; you could at least find a job that paid the minimum wage. However, it looks like you're now into a narrow enough specialty that you'll often have to make fairly long moves whenever it comes time for a new job.


minimum wage doesn't buy much in this town anymore. honestly, with gas right now is at $2.59. I don't have a degree in anything, and I'm in school for certificates right now.

I'll be honest about this, i haven't done much here at drugdiscovery or hydrogen, I'm merely just a small helper and an adviser to Jack and Andrey. tidy the forums, and help test new apps. Jack is the brain, Andrey the piper, and ageless(Jord) is a helper/adviser and knows a lot more than i do.

Edit: i forgot, but am adding, that i'll look at the links and see if anything is open to me. but thank you Robert.

Coast Gaurd Physical Requirement.

Men will be expected to perform:

* 29 push-ups in 60 seconds
* 38 sit-ups in 60 seconds
* Run 1.5 miles in under 12:51
* Sit and Reach 16.50"
* Complete a swim circuit
* Tread water for 5 minutes
* Jump off a 5-foot platform and swim 100 meters

pushups, situps, 1.5 mile run will be my biggest challenge, also the sit and reach. i weigh just shy of 300 lbs, but i have been going to the gym... i just need to layoff the soda's. i have a swimming pool in my back yard but it's about to get cold.
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Message 1634 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 8:15:39 UTC - in response to Message 1633.  

If you want to run 1.5 miles quite fast, I know a really good tips.
Buy or make some weight for your legs.
I did it during 3 years for Taekwondo and also for higher running speed, it works so greatly !!
About 2 weeks and I was able to run much faster !!

Every morning, after a good shower, I took the weight (1kg at each leg at the beg) and just did everything normally. Went to school, walk a bit, etc... And only before sleeping I took it out.

I was doing it during 3 years almost, and with 2.5kg/leg. This was so useful.

But anyway, 3 years is quite a long time.

I did it because I had a sport exam to do (Like running X miles ,etc..) And I was felling confortable with it. So, just 2 weeks before, I started it, and i've run twice with it (around 2km for each week)
And finally for the exam, woow, I was even too fast (my speed was quite good, I had 20/20 for that but because I did knew my timming, I had a lower mark haha)

Anyway, you can try it, it doesn't consume time !! (I like it)
And It should not cost too much (20$ I guess)
Or you can do it by your own. I did it, socks with sand, aroung my leg (but down the shinbone, never on the ankle). It was a bit big..but it was free xD
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Message 1990 - Posted: 17 Dec 2009, 15:36:44 UTC - in response to Message 1634.  

Well, today will be my first day on the job at Circle K... Convenience store....
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Message 1992 - Posted: 17 Dec 2009, 20:18:42 UTC - in response to Message 1634.  

For running faster, I wonder if I should try wearing clown shoes :-)
Good luck with the job ZPM!


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Message 1995 - Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 18:56:00 UTC - in response to Message 1992.  

actually my feet were the one part of my body that hurt more than my mind.
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Message 1996 - Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 18:56:28 UTC

How was it? Alright? First days may be always stressy.
Standing on the shoulders of giants
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Message 1999 - Posted: 19 Dec 2009, 23:08:33 UTC - in response to Message 1996.  

it was ok, 2nd day was ok, i work again tomorrow...
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Message 2040 - Posted: 30 Dec 2009, 21:40:43 UTC - in response to Message 1633.  
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zpm,

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Coast Gaurd Physical Requirement.

Men will be expected to perform:

* 29 push-ups in 60 seconds
* 38 sit-ups in 60 seconds
* Run 1.5 miles in under 12:51
* Sit and Reach 16.50"
* Complete a swim circuit
* Tread water for 5 minutes
* Jump off a 5-foot platform and swim 100 meters

pushups, situps, 1.5 mile run will be my biggest challenge, also the sit and reach. i weigh just shy of 300 lbs, but i have been going to the gym... i just need to layoff the soda's. i have a swimming pool in my back yard but it's about to get cold.


I've recently found some articles saying that the main things that happen with any fructose from your diet (after digestion) are:

1. The fructose causes insulation resistance, which may eventually result in type 2 diabetes if it gets bad enough.

2. Your liver converts the fructose into cholesterol and saturated fats, and therefore often increases your weight.

A major source of fructose (before digestion) is high fructose corn syrup (HCFS). A major source of fructose (after digestion) is table sugar. Therefore, you may want to start avoiding anything that contains much of either, including most non-diet carbonated drinks.

The articles are rather technical, but I'll post a list of links to them here if someone wants them.

I worked for a university radio station (non-profit) for a while, but saw no reason to do anything on the air. Instead, I built a few of their low-power radio transmitters, intended to cover only one building each. You might consider going to a college or university with a TV station, and seeing if that helps you learn more about such jobs. Any campus TV station would be likely to be glad to accept someone with previous experience at a TV station, but you might want to think about what jobs at such a TV station would help you the most. For me, I suspect that it would have been those that did NOT involve much contact with other people.

Another idea: Consider applying for a job as a software tester. You may want to try studying whatever computer languages the software will be written in first.
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