Close2perfect- That's another one of the major issues I have with my town, most everything is volunteer. Even the library, which used to be the place a lot of kids worked as teenagers (including my mom) is completely volunteer with no ability to become paid down the road. I used to work at a dog kennel, walking dogs, feeding them, and cleaning kennels, but I had to quit to go to camp and then the recession hit so they couldn't take me back. That is the one area I have real honest on the job skills. I even got promoted to medicating the animals before I had to leave. I'll have to look into hospitals. =)
Saskia- Thanks for the tip about going into business for myself, I hadn't thought of it that way. =) I agree that I could get better at money counting if I really worked at it, however, I would probably have to share that I needed practice with money in the interview and that would be my downfall. So many people are looking for jobs in Oregon right now that the smallest little thing will get you not hired because there is most definitely someone out there with the perfect skill set. =/
M2G- I'll look into that! Is it a common thing for hospitals to have job boards? There's actually a hospital right by my school... O.o
TaMMa- You are always so encouraging. Thanks!
Knowing how much to give back is kinda the issue. I know what to give back in my head but when I go to find it my brain freezes and I forget what bill plus what bill makes that number. It's like test anxiety only not... I'm sure that with lots of practice it would go away but I don't think anyone would hire me for a job involving money counting right now, especially since there are so many overqualified people looking for jobs that people like me usually fill. >.<
I don't know about an employment office... I don't think so... I know my parents are both part of a temp agency that helps them find jobs once their current ones run out, but I don't know about a place to go see a bunch of job listings...
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzaner gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Last edited by Wallaby; 10-11-2009 at 01:04 PM.