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Just a thought...Mt. Brighton is always looking for waitresses, especially during the winter. The money can be great!!!


It's ageism. They want some fresh little tart right out of school. Eye candy. Not that you are not drop-dead gorgeous, because you are, but those little girls who work for cheeeep and look like models...well...you know.


Yep, Lisa is describing the way things are (and have been for a while) in Michigan. I could have saved a great swatch of rain forest if they had just said right up front: "Don't send your resume we won't look at it or call you anyway" right in the ad. Sigh.

- M


Ditto what martin said.
Chin up girlio, if they don't call you call the ones you are really interested in. Be relentless. The first job I had after 22 years out of the market while raising 3 dotters was a fluke.

Originally I interviewed to be a kindegarten teacher. That job was advertised but was filled in house. My Spanish credential got moi a call-back and I wound up doing a totally different thing. After several years I went into a co-teaching position with Jaine teaching K/1. The demographics always had us scrambling around in Sept to rearrange the teaching and classroom sizes. I always did continue teaching the handful of latinos/germans/iranians/persions etc. One job can take you to another job and once you get your foot in the door, even as a temp, things will start to happen. Have courage dear Lisa.


I was told to try the temp agency that supplies workers to the County and City offices.

That can get you into civil service (good pay/benefits/etc.) and bypass a lot of the red tape applying the "regular" way.


Or else, maybe you en famille will move to England/NewZealand/Austrailia or any points in between. I really sense (although my dear friend robin does not want my sense) that all of you need to get outta dodge, that would be Brighton, Michigan. Trueheart, believe moi when I say faint heart never won fair maid. In your situation, the dilly-dallying around with the frustration of your demographic reality seems to indicate a move to a new opportunity and a move to a new energy. You are comfortable in your community and niche of enjoyment of said community. However, it is not supplying you with the energy and occupation that you need and desire. I am (one more time, Robin would tell me to but out of sensing anything about her) sensing for you and your family that you need an enormous change in which all of you can thrive. It will be uncomfortable to make the change. Moi of all people loathes change as a cancer. However, as I have mentioned to myself in the past and others have mentioned to moi and just tonight I mentioned to Loretta: there is no progress without pain. This is the essence of our learning experience on this planet. The quip-ish excercise motto of no pain no gain really does not apply to the physical body, but to the growth of the soul. Exercising one can damage oneself with that pain/gain deal. Looking at true progress of the total being is a balance of going through whatever pain (mostly emotional) to achieve the goal for your life. Believe moi, it is worth it. Pain is extempraneous and transient. The results are real and tangible and bring the true bliss that each of us deserve. Hmmm. Accepting the fact that we do indeed deserve bliss is a reality that often takes many mistakes and painful experiences to realize. Chew on it and put it through your mental computer and let moi know what you come up with. xxoo



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