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Offline Jeremy Mitchell

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Looking for a job
« on: February 26, 2013, 01:26:47 pm »

The internet has made applying for and finding jobs easy, but it is also a crutch. I wish I could walk in to a business and shake the hand of the boss, look him (or her) in the eye and tell them why I would be a good fit.  I have been working my fingers off typing up applications and emailing different companies to get information about employment. 

Oilfield work in Texas, North Dakota, Wyoming and all those other big sky states is looking pretty tempting. As long as I am not trapped in a cage/cubicle for 10 hours a day.

I just thought I would broaden my network of contacts.  Maybe one of you knows of an employer looking for a reliable, honest employee that isn't afraid to do what is needed to put food on the table. 

Without posting my resume (I would be happy to email you a copy if interested) I will tell you that I spent 13 years in the US Army as an MP.  I spent most of my career either deployed or instructing weapons and tactics.  Thanks for any contacts you can provide.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 01:38:27 pm »
For what it's worth, I keep seeing ads on TV here in Colorado for the New Mexico State Police. They are definitely hiring.

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 01:43:01 pm »
Have you tried applying for LEO work, Jeremy, or is that something you don't want to do anymore?
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 01:47:02 pm »
LE would be ok, and I have a couple different counties I am looking at but here in MO (and lots of other states) they just don't want to pay a fair wage. 
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 01:50:56 pm »
I believe NY state police $80,000. base
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 01:52:18 pm »
I believe NY state police $80,000. base

Good money, bad state (IMO) to live in. 
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 01:57:33 pm »
Lots and lots of oilfield jobs here in Alberta.  They are bringing in people from around the world.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 02:02:47 pm »
As long as I am not trapped in a cage/cubicle for 10 hours a day.

How about 4 or 5 hours a day in a cube, but half of that spent on ebay and bike forums...  ;) ;D
 
I wish you all the best in your search JM, I'll keep my ears open for ya!  :chugbeer:

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 02:10:13 pm »

How about 4 or 5 hours a day in a cube, but half of that spent on ebay and bike forums...  ;) ;D
 
I wish you all the best in your search JM, I'll keep my ears open for ya!  :chugbeer:

I will take about anything no matter where it is, as long as they pay me a fair wage. 
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 02:30:57 pm »
U.S. Border patrol is looking for experienced people.... ;)

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 02:43:58 pm »
U.S. Border patrol is looking for experienced people.... ;)

No habla espanol.   ;D

Working up north on the Canadian border would be nice though..................


Government jobs are hard to come by right now.  I am being looked at for three different jobs but there is just so much competition that I don't have much confidence that I will end up getting it.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 03:43:16 pm »
Good money, bad state (IMO) to live in.
As an LEO in NY, I have to agree.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 03:56:21 pm »
As an LEO in NY, I have to agree.

The high taxes and cost of living is my biggest issue with NY.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 03:58:59 pm »
Probably not the best of time to be looking at any Federal or DOD jobs at the moment, unfortunately.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 04:09:12 pm »
Probably not the best of time to be looking at any Federal or DOD jobs at the moment, unfortunately.

Preachin' to the choir on that one. 

I had a job at the MP school doing exactly what I did when I wore the uniform, that was all but guaranteed (two of my references would have been making the hiring decision).  After the 30% budget cut that position went on hold.   

I know there are jobs out there and links to apply (I applied for literally hundreds of them) for, but I guess the biggest thing that I am looking for is a phone number to talk to someone and express my willingness to work, whether it is back breaking oil field jobs or learning the ins and outs of railway transport. 
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