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    Hi guys,

    Business for my company has taken a serious downturn, and while I'm very confident we can weather the storm, we have cut back quite a bit. It's a family business, and I was one of the first to go as my hourly input was low to begin with.

    Anyway, I've been out looking for part time work while I go to school, but it hasn't panned out too well yet. First time in my life.....usually when I want/need to find a small job, it takes me only a few days to a couple of weeks to do so. Money is starting to get a little tighter, so I need to find something to do soon....ideally within the next 30-45 days. I haven't given up on the local market yet, but I just haven't found too much out there so far.

    Soooo.....anybody know of any good ideas of work-at-home jobs that are legit? Not the BS you find on craigslist.

    Thanks.
    Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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    Jason

    It would be helpful to know what you did and what your main skills are...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SomeCiscoGuy
      Jason

      It would be helpful to know what you did and what your main skills are...
      ever heard "jack of all trades, master of none?" :huge:

      Man, I've been involved in several things. Unfortunately, the fields I have the most experience in do not work well with me attending school.

      I have a lot of sales experience, most of which is in the support of plastics manufacturing. It's the same family business in which I've just left. The company makes insulation for injection molding and extrusion machinery. Unfortunately, in this market business has really turned down, as have many. Even though we provide a great product (most cases ROI is 12 months or less) many companies just don't want to put out the investment capital right now. I've been out of the sales with that company for a while right now, and I DO NOT miss the travel.

      I also have flight instructing experience, but that is not a good option to return to. Difficult to explain, unless you are familiar with the industry.

      In my younger years (14-24) I have a ton of experience in the bowling industry: mechanic, lane maintenance, pro shop, and management. This industry in the midwest is nearing the summer season in which everybody cuts back....not hiring.

      My financial goals are quite modest in my position fortunately. I can fulfill my needs and wants quite nicely with an extra $1200-1500/month presently.

      My main problem is finding something that is flexible enough to work around school, as my schedule changes each semester.

      I'm not a computer expert (although mainly using a windows machine has made me learn to troubleshoot alot).
      Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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      • #4
        Jason, a suggestion... my wife works for a mystery shopping company. Not as a shopper (although if you live in a good area that can make you some spare change) but as an editor. She is an independent contractor, works her own schedule, and basically gets paid based on the number of edits she does. It's not huge money but it is convenient. I'd maybe look for something like that.

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        • #5
          Don't know how it is in OK, but out here in CA when I was younger I could find pretty good work through the temp agencies.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dvenardos
            Don't know how it is in OK, but out here in CA when I was younger I could find pretty good work through the temp agencies.
            Yeah...I wish I had never left CA back in 2000. I most likely would still be flying, probably with SkyWest like most of my other classmates.

            Good idea, though....I'll check around tomorrow.
            Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jason
              Hi guys,

              Business for my company has taken a serious downturn, and while I'm very confident we can weather the storm, we have cut back quite a bit. It's a family business, and I was one of the first to go as my hourly input was low to begin with.

              Anyway, I've been out looking for part time work while I go to school, but it hasn't panned out too well yet. First time in my life.....usually when I want/need to find a small job, it takes me only a few days to a couple of weeks to do so. Money is starting to get a little tighter, so I need to find something to do soon....ideally within the next 30-45 days. I haven't given up on the local market yet, but I just haven't found too much out there so far.

              Soooo.....anybody know of any good ideas of work-at-home jobs that are legit? Not the BS you find on craigslist.

              Thanks.
              Have you tried bartending? Most places have flexible hours and the money is pretty good.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cmabooty
                Have you tried bartending? Most places have flexible hours and the money is pretty good.

                Nope, never tried it. But I don't know squat about mixing a drink, and I mean nada. I think I saw an add in CL today about a barback though....gotta go back and look.

                I guess it's mostly uncomfortable, since I've never been in this position before. Anytime I've ever wanted to find some part time work, bam, I've been able to find it within a couple of days.
                Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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