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700 people apply for 1 janitorial job

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Contento, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Contento

    Contento Seattle Member

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    http://www.startribune.com/lifestyl...ArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUI


    MASSILON, Ohio - Evidence of the slumping economy is stacking up at an Ohio school which has nearly 700 applications for one open janitorial job.

    Officials at Perry Local Schools near Canton in northeast Ohio say they've extended the deadline until Monday to accommodate the overwhelming response to the week-old posting.

    The full-time position at Edison Junior High School pays $15 to $16 an hour plus benefits.

    Superintendent John Richard says many applicants are laid-off workers with heart-wrenching stories about the tough economic times.

    Forty-nine-year-old Donna Croston says she applied after losing jobs at two nearby factories that closed.

    Croston says her chances of being hired amid the hundreds of applicants are slim, but she's hoping to get lucky.






    Wow...
     
  2. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    Wow, middle America sure is hurting, I hope it doesn't get like this on our coast.
     
  3. Yester

    Yester Troutdale Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It already is my friend... Our unemployment rates are through the rough and looking to get worse before it gets better....
     
  4. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I are stocking up on food staples, gas, diesel, and drinking water now while the getting is still good. The great thing about it is that it doesn't cost any extra. While I burn the gas next year in my truck I'll be saving to fill it again when it's empty for another years storage. Water is almost free and is on the same one year rotation. Bags of rice, oatmeal, and beans are all cheap, filling, and will be used. Prepare while you can. If you have any questions I'll tell you what I know. I'm new to this way of thinking too. Stocking up can save you if the economy goes to poo poo and if you lose your job. It's a great security knowing extra is there.


    http://thebarrelman.biz
     
  5. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Are those barrels you sell clean enough to drink from, store food like rice in, etc? :D
     
  6. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Clean enough for me and my family. I have plastic 55's that held rice syrup. I use one of these to store drinking water. 55 gallons at one gallon per day (this does not include water for cleaning) comes to 18 days of water for a family of three. I have steel drums with plastic removable lids that held tomato sauce that I use for dry goods. And regular steel drums that I keep 55 gallons of gas in case there is a refinery strike or worse. 1.5 months of driving to work and back. But I don't want to change the topic of this thread. Please check out the website for any further questions. Nic http://thebarrelman.biz
     
  7. jason97496

    jason97496 Cottage Grove, Oregon Member

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    I applied for a job in the employment office. I was told that I was one of 95 applicants.