Podcast #43 Looking for a Job

Published in the category Employment, General Practice

Conversation between William and Andrew.

W: Hey, Andrew, how have you been?

A: To tell the truth, not great. I lost my job four months ago and I’m looking for work.

W: I’m sorry to hear that. What happened?

A: My company laid off about 20% of its employees.

W: How are you doing with the job search?

A: I’ve sent out over 100 resumes…and I’ve had three interviews.

W: Any hot prospects?

A: Yeah, there’s a pretty good position in Cincinnati…but that means moving away from my family and my social network.

W: Well, the job market is not very good right now.

A: I understand that. but I never thought I would have to move.

W: Are you sure there’s nothing closer to home?

A: Only if I want to take a serious pay cut.

W: Yeah, but say you got in with a good company. If you performed really well you could always advance. Taking less pay to start would be a kind of investment.

A: You know, I think you’re making a good point. I’m going to give a lot of thought to what you said.

Hey, Andrew, how have you been?

Hey, Andrew, how have things been?

To tell the truth, not great.

Truth is, things aren’t going very well.

I lost my job four months ago and I’m looking for work.

I got canned four months ago and I’m on the job market.

I’m sorry to hear that. What happened?

I’m really sorry about that. What happened?

My company laid off about 20% of its employees.

My company down-sized by about 20%.

How are you doing with the job search?

So how is the job search going?

I’ve sent out over 100 resumes.

I’ve got over 100 resumes out there.

…and I’ve had three interviews.

…and I’ve gotten three interviews.

Any hot prospects?

Anything really good?

Yeah, there’s a pretty good position in Cincinnati.

Yeah, there’s quite a good job in Cincinnati.

…but that means moving away from my family and my social network.

…but that means relocating away from all my friends and family.

Well, the job market is not very good right now.

Well, jobs are in short supply right now.

I understand that. but I never thought I would have to move.

I understand that, but I never imagined I’d have to change cities.

Are you sure there’s nothing closer to home?

Are you positive there’s nothing doing closer to home?

Only if I want to take a serious pay cut.

Not unless I’m willing to make a heck of a lot less.

Yeah, but say you got in with a good company.

Yeah, but let’s say you started with a good company.

If you performed really well you could always advance.

If you gave it your best you could always move up in the organization.

Taking less pay to start would be a kind of investment.

Working for a lower salary would be like an initial investment.

You know, I think you’re making a good point.

You know, I think you’ve got something there.

I’m going to give a lot of thought to what you said.

I’m going to seriously think over what you said.

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