Getting laid off soon - is the job market any better for office/admin workers?
Are you Mexican?
What state are you in? It's terrible in California.
While you still have a job, OP, think about getting some training in another field.
Admin work is drying up faster than the Nevada desert and probably won't ever recover.
[quote]Admin work is drying up faster than the Nevada desert and probably won't ever recover.
I can vouch for this.
It's great. According to Obama and his administration unemployment keeps falling. Since you all voted for him and support him, you have absolutely no reason to complain about it.
For get "would you like fries with that" That is upscale by todays standards.
Now its more like " would you like a paper towel for your hands sir"
You are kidding right? Where have you been the last 5 or 6 years? At least 1/3 of my friends are long term unemployed, like over 2,3, 5 years!
These are people who have college degrees from real schools, not University of Phoenix.
Wow, you are a sharp knife. I am sure with someone of you intellect who waits until they are about to be unemployed after living in a country in a great depression will look grate to an employer.
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