20 yrs old
no job experience
after high school, all i did was play vidya and lurk here all day
if i wanna get my life back on track, where do i apply for a job? i wanna work w/e till i can at least afford a car to make life easier
where should i /b/
seeing as much you are out of highschool but have no job experience. You are going to have to rely on mostly your highschool career and chrisma. Chances are you will just end up in fast food or retail for a few years. Then once you have experience and people who can voach for you. Start looking for higher jobs that pay more. Or you can always just join the military. thats what im doing, going in as an E-3
You don't need money to start a business OP! Go wash cars, cut some grass using other people's mowers, clean shit around people's house, etc.
Find something you're good at, charge a little more money for it. Find more customers.
Dude, just get a job somewhere so you can get a car and apply to a college and get a degree in something you want to do, either at a state college or a community college if you are too poor for state colleges. If you get a degree you can open up so many opportunities for yourself. Do it Op. You won't regret it.
Just a hs diploma? Any fast food or retail thatis hiring. You could also look into being a waiter since they make good money on tips.
Long term look at college majors and their related majors or a trade? Something you could do everyday that is profitable and actually has a demand (example art school=no, but plumbing=yes)
I would say start a business, but given your history...
Fuck fast food and retail. I worked retail for 2 years and it sucked ass. Warehouse work is the way to start off. It pays higher than any fast food and any retail except sam's and costco and there's no customer service.
You walk into a fucking McDonalds, ask for the manager say, 'What would it take for you to hire me right now?' It's that fucking simple, and if you think you're above fast food, you're not. you are the bottom tier of workers, like you said, you have no experience or references. you got a late start, and that's your fault.
I'm in your same boat OP, applied everywhere in my local area and no interview. Tried my ass off but never got a job. Guess I just lack the necessary social skills needed. Heading off in the Navy in a month, hoping for the best. At least I'll be making some decent money. Best of luck to you brother.
Temp agency. They will literally hire anyone. Murderers. Rapists. Anyone.
Just work a job for 3 months and quit. Work another job for three months, then quit. Then Work a third job for three months then quit.
In 10 months, you'll have 3 reference to put on any application and you'll be ready to go get a better job. If you follow this advice, you'll be able to buy a car (piece of shit Toyota) in about a year.
Will this path be a pain in the ass? Yes. But that's what you get for playing video games after graduation dork.
The comment about McDonalds is not so bad really oranother restaurant chain they start with shit pay but in a few years you will be promoted if you are worth a fuck I started as a prep cook for a chain and 10 years later I was Asst Gen Manager making 45k a year plus bonuses. Get a job and work your ass off to suceed. Or start your own bussiness doing things people need done
Op 4 months ago I was in the exact same position. Luckily I had someone who mentored me through this. Go to career builder .com and create an account and write your resume and add it, the resume is important. I would suggest looking for warehouse work but you'll get a lot of crappy offers and you could get a temp for a decent company. If your looking for a job tomorrow go to your local labor works and sign up.
Do what you want to do man. I always wanted to be a politician but recently got into film editing so I am studying that now. Nothing is completely out of reach man. Just do what you want to do for a career and enjoy it. Anything is better than living on 40+ hours a week at McDonalds.
Kinda in the same boat OP. Except I decided to do drugs and be stupid for two years after high school. Been sober for six months. Starting CDL classes next week. If you don't mind driving trucks its good money. Especially while you're young. Don't have too many obligations and you can see a lot of the country. Or you can get a local job. Plus oil fields are always looking for truck drivers!
If you don't mind doing some hard work, apply at a warehouse. Where I live most warehouses don't require any previous experience or degrees, except for forklift drivers they like them to have experience, and they usually start out at $10/hr for workers with no experience. For like 99% of the warehouses you're guaranteed 40 hours per week, minimum, but depending on exactly what goes on in the warehouse you could end up working 50-60 hours a week. So with OT that's easily $550-$700 per week ($2200-$2800/mo, $26,400-$33,600/yr, all gross income). For a 20 year old that's really good money and could easily afford you an apartment and a car payment if you play your cards right. And of course you'll get regular raises if the company isn't run by a tightwad company, and after a year or two you could even try to become a forklift driver, which they run upwards of $14/hr to start.
Alternatively, you could become a police officer. A majority of police departments don't require anything more than a high school diploma or GED, a valid drivers license, and a clean record. Where I live a rookie officer makes something like $42,200/yr to start, but that's without OT or special duty. OT is usually a given because our city is full of dipshits, and when you have to go to court you spend maybe 1 hour there and get paid for 6. However special duty is usually reserved for senior officers, so as a rookie you'd be lucky to get this unless it'd a large event like a festival or something, and even then it isn't a given. Realistically, with OT and after taxes, a rookie officer in the city I work for makes around $60k/yr, give or take. I'm 22 and I just started and, if I keep on track with the hours I've been working, I'll end up bringing home somewhere around that amount.
Or, if worse comes to worse, join the military. I'm an E-1 about to be an E-2 and I was making a little over $2,000/mo while in BCT, but that was mostly due to BAH.
I'll be 20 in December. Did exactly as you did graduated high school and thought, "hey I worked my ass of for this so I might as well take a break." That "break" turned into two years of fucking around, partying, and vidya. Spent every last dime of my graduation money and tried out college for one semester but that one semester left me $2,000 in debt so I wasn't liking that. Thankfully I was smart enough to pass the Navy exams and they're giving me an $8,000 sign on bonus and $1,800 a month but I have to do 4 years of active service and 4 of reserve. I'll work up a great amount of money since you don't have to spend a dime on food or shelter so it sounds pretty good to me. Plus benefits.
Your best bet, short of getting yourself into some manner of further education, is to be prepared for long hours. Work whatever service sector zombie job you're best suited to and make sure you are performing ample community service on the side. Check hospitals, churches if you can stomach the religious, but preferably hospitals.
These people can pad a resume very nicely. It demonstrates both a desire to work as well as provides excellent opportunities for collecting references. The best part is they ar every unlikely to turn you down as they need all the help they can get. Do a good job for them. It will be hard for a while, but it's a means to an end. When you get frustrated with your short nights, and you will, just keep that in mind.
I just want to add, if no jobs will hire you for your lack of experience, you should start volunteer work. Obviously doesn't pay, but you don't need to be hired and it counts as work experience.
I don't know where you live, but warehouse workers here don't make that much money. I've worked at warehouses that paid 8.00 an hour before, and some that only pay 9 dollars for a full time forklift driver.
I make 12.50 as a forklift driver where I work now, but I've been here over a year. I was hired on as a forklift driver with almost no previous experience.
The overtime shit is spot on though, depending on where you work. 60-70 hours a week makes for a very nice paycheck.
You might actually spend a good deal of money if you aren't careful. I knew a lot of guys that would go out on the weekends and buy the dumbest shit just because that was the most money they'd ever had in their lives up to that point. People were buying assault packs and gay ass little patches for them, new cellphones, clothes they'd basically never get to wear, and gifts for family and spouses back home, on top of paying for massive amounts of beer and junk food. Most guys probably spent half of what they made each month, and then the married ones sent money back home for their husbands and wives, although they were more careful.
You just need to be smart about your money and you'll have no problem.
My brother did this in the navy. He got these lavish bonuses for being willing to do almost anything. Several years later he was phased out and had not a penny to show for it.
Look at your fucking posts:
>no job experience
>no money atm so i cant
>sadly i have asthma
>never called me
>once i have some cash
>stay home as long as i need to
>once i have a car
>im beta as fuck
One excuse after another for not trying what people suggest. Unless you lose your fucking attitude you're destined to spend the rest of your life fapping to traps on /b/. Pic is to give you a head start.
you don't need a job, you need disability.
there are law firms that specialize in getting you SSI-D, but it really only works if you haven't worked or lost a job due to disability. Better to never have worked at all, ever.
You will not get it the first time in court, but almost always the second or third time. You have a lawyer and the government doesn't, so it's up to a judge. It works.
That's what I was planning to do. I really want to save as much as I can for when I get out. Maybe just a six pack of beer every now and again. I don't have any kids or a wife so the money would be all mine. I'm going to refrain as much as I can from buying unnecessary bullshit.
People like you don't fucking help dick-bag. sorry your life has been so easy and shit's been handed to you, and you didn't experience the same shit as OP.
go an hero now.
I live in Columbus, OH. A majority of warehouses around here do start you out around $8-$9/hr due to the working being extremely mindless and repetitive. But a couple I know of start you between $10 and $11. I actually work with an insourcing company right now, it's kind of like a temp agency, but not exactly, but I have a permanent position as long as they maintain this one contract. I'm making $13.50/hr right now and should hit the $14.50/hr mark here shortly. The warehouse before that I started at $10/hr and got up to $12.50/hr in less than a year driving forklifts, reach trucks, and load hogs. But when I moved on to the police department it was the best fucking choice I ever made.
My buddy has been a cop for 9 years now, and he still gets OT, plus he's one of the more senior officers so he's guaranteed special duty. In a year he easily makes over $100,000, and that's after taxes. He lives comfortably in a nice house out in the country with very few people around. My goal is to be in a decent house in the country within the next year or two, and seeing as how police here get a raise every year, sometimes more, I should be set.
Take it in the ass too.
I got a $10,000 signing bonus (you get half upon completing BCT and then 1/4 after 3 years, then the rest after another 3 years for any signing bonus) and a $200 kicker on the GI Bill. Through BCT I tried so hard not to spend money, but I ended up dropping $800 on parts to build my own computer, and yet I only play Gmod and WoW occasionally on it, so it was really pointless.
But I saw guys buying shit that was $100+ every weekend, and that was just in fucking BCT. I'm National Guard so I went home afterward, but I kept up with a lot of other Guard people and some Active guys and they were buying shit they couldn't afford. One guy bought a god damned Harley. Most guys were just as broke out of BCT as they were going in.
You'll tell yourself that, but you'll see something you REALLY want, and it might be expensive. You'll convince yourself that one big purpose on yourself won't break you. Rinse and repeat.
I live in South Carolina, The only places I know of that cost over 1,000 dollars are the nice as fuck areas. Three story houses, houses that are larger than the entire property I own.
Still, I'm a homeowner at 25. No mortgage, no rent, nothing.
Any armed service branch pays for your college, or if you enlist after college they will pay off your loans. With ROTC they usually give you a monthly stipend, like $500. then after college you serve a 4 year term as an officer, after 4 years you would be a captain with an O-4 pay rank.
>you should start volunteer work
This. Lots of places need volunteers and the time demands usually aren't that high. Gives you experience and if you're any good, perhaps they'll consider you for a paid position.
If you do ROTC you get free room and board, tuition and books are paid for by Uncle Sam, and you get like a $400/mo stipend to spend on whatever you want (although it's supposed to technically be on school related items). All you do is show up to formation at like 0430, do PT, then you take a military-related class (usually military history, strategy, etc). And normally that class is once a week. Once you complete a 4 year degree you'll be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, and I think the commission period is like 4-6 years minimum. It's a pretty good deal if you can keep up with the PT, which honestly isn't that hard, and aren't a dumbass. Most people hate 2LTs though because it's a bunch of young, fresh out of ROTC faggots that think they're the shit. Once you make it to 1LT you'll be more respected as a person, and until then the salute is just a formality.
Working your way up is how most of us do it. My first job was a dishwasher. I continued to work in restaurants for 15 years. Now I'm a bartender in a high- end restaurant and I'm making over 60k a year. BTW, the ultra outgoing personality that is required to be a good server or bartender is learned. You can gain those skills over time
22 here, welcome to the club.
I hope to be a wizard when I hit 30, that way I can build my dungeon of despair, perfect the arts of abstinence and transcend the physical flesh so I can forever be a virgin.
You aren't guaranteed a promotion every year. You usually have to take and complete a class that proves you know how to be a better leader. I remember my platoon sergeant had to take like 4-5 weeks of classes and write a 28 page OP order just to go from E-6 to E-7. I know that, for MPs anyway, to go from O-1 to O-2 you have to take additional MP classes and training and write some kind of report. Not sure about O-2 to O-3.
I forgot to mention that you do need to go to BCT at some point. Usually they'll send you to BCT either before you start college or over the summer, but either way it has to be done before you're commissioned. BCT is easy though, all mental. It's nothing like the movies and not nearly as hyped up as people make it seem. I was bored as shit a majority of the time and AIT was even more boring.
I'm an order picker which is basically a forklift driver that can also read an interpret an rf maching while operating it and with bonuses in a year i can make close to 40000 grand a year before taxes if i hit most of my bonuses
go apply to a retail job, they hire anyone, No Job Experince? No Problem , retards, punks with piercing's and tattoos, teens, it doesn't matter to them as long as you work hard
You should have been born into a better family, no one hires random bums.
My first warehouse job was like that. We had the big RF guns and drove forklifts, reach trucks, and another one that had like 3 different names, but it was like a combo of the reach and forklifts. I was an Assistant Night Manager making fucking $12.50/hr, no incentives, no bonuses, nothing. The only thing that made me any more money was the fact that, in order to go home, we had to finish the daily work load. Sometimes that meant 5-6 hours of work, sometimes it meant 14 hours. But I honestly don't miss getting home at 4-5am because that measly paycheck wasn't worth it.
Retail job-- work hard... is this even possible?
Go lift boxes at some warehouse or whatever. You don't need experience for that.
I went from a trucker to a boss.
Learned the trait, saw an opening in the business to transport logs, got a business loan, 3 trucks, 2 drivers and started from there.
Now I don't drive myself and I have 8 trucks and 11 employees.
No branch of the military allows anyone with asthma anymore. I know 3 people that got medical discharges for having asthma, 1 that got a medical discharge for sleep walking, and 2 that got medical discharges for being suicidal as fuck.
practically every city has places where you show up in the morning, sign up at the desk, and do day labor. you get minimum wage, no drug testing, etc. if you really want to do something, you can find a place most likely. temp jobs to dig mud or wash dishes are also easy to get; pretty regular gigs to stand around feeding dishes through a washer and they use temp agencies to find people because they decide how many people they need every night based on capacity in their resort, etc. really. start making calls to temp agencies. they hire for extra workers even in factories and pay you a bit more than the real losers that work there and again, don't drug test even when the job you're temping for, the exact same work as everyone else, does require it.
I've always wanted to start my own business and I can get a small business loan since I'm in the military. Got any pointers on how to get started? Or where to start? I was kind of thinking about just leasing some building in a shopping plaza and starting small, maybe with some kind of franchise deal, but it seems stupid; I'd rather get a warehouse and do something with that.
Have you tried sucking black cock? You can get paid and profit as long as you don't get hooked on the drugs they offer you. Don't use drugs at all, just suck the black cock.
It will actually grant you charisma after you've been sucking for a while. The charisma will help you find other jobs. But once you've tried black cock you probably won't want any other job.
Wal-mart dude. I was in the same boat as you but I just said yolo and applied online, been working there for a few months now. Now if you don't have a wal-mart in your area/country, idfk
Three words: city bus drivers.
The hours are kind of bad, but if you don't mind it, you could make possibly 36k/yr starting with bonuses. And with seniority, the pay increases by so much.
Be willing to start at the bottom.
I went to school for two years, dropped out, and kind of drifted around for a couple years.
By the time I was 21, I was completely broke, living with my parents, and had wasted the time where most of my friends (all advanced classes through high school) had graduated.
Started throwing out my resume to do basically anything, didn't matter what it paid, just needed minimum wage so I could save my money and start thinking about going back to school.
I got a call back from a mall kiosk sales guy who wanted to start me selling shitty internet to shitty people for a shitty price. I killed my working interview displaying a willingness to engage with anyone and they hired me.
On my way home I got a call from a restaurant seeing if I wanted to come in for a working interview. I walked in there never having worked, and they put me on as a bus boy for the night. I did okay, did what they told me, and made some people smile. Got hired on full time making minimum wage for my hours worked plus $40-$100 in tip outs a night. That turned into a front door hosting job where I'd make $10/hr + $100-$200 in tipouts per night. Then I started bar backing and made $150-$250 in tips plus wage and finally, where I am now, as a bartender making $150 on the slowest of the slow day shifts to $500 on a regular weekend night.
I stayed away from the drugs in the industry and saved $15,000 over a couple years during my come up. I'm now completely self sufficient living in my own place and going to school full time and have almost finished my BS in chemistry.
All I can say to anyone is to have a willingness to take a shitty job. Dig ditches and be smarter than the average ditch-digger, get promoted, leader of the ditch-diggers, then boss, get your general contractor's license, be the big boss. Unless you were born into money and get a free ride into a high paying job through your fraternity connections you're gonna have to EARN the American Dream
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had a question about the fish and wildlife, what do you do?
same boat as op job wise but i've been going to school for 3 years and my degree is biology..
genuinely interested please.
I didn't even graduate from high-school and I'm more successful that the people who went to universities.
They all expected to be CEO-s, but in reality education doesn't mean shit. They are working shitty mcdonalds jobs, as I'm running a successful company.
BAHAHAHAHAHA, get a load of this nigga. This is the attitude that neckbeards have, "I'm a genius, I just don't apply myself", faggot, you've been playing on Easy. Get out into the real world where it's Legendary, see how well you do there.
You need to get over your fart ass ego, cause it's going to hold you back. If I had,
I probably would have gotten out of my parents place soon cause I would have worked at Subway or some shit, instead of waiting for some job "worthy" for me to do. That's what you're doing, and it's not cause you're waiting for a worthy job, it's cause you don't want to put in the effort, and don't want to be rejected.
Man up and bus dishes faggot.