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Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I will continue my fight for freedom and equality. I will not let anyone like you stand in my way!

That's the spirit.

Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I will only do a job that I want to do not a lousy job that I do not want to do.

Then you will likely continue to remain unemployed.

Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I am going to make more noise and complain about things that are unfair and unjust. I will continue my fight for fairness and equality. 

Complaining incessantly isn't going to magically make a job appear out of thin air. You need to work hard to get somewhere, no such thing as a free ride.

Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I do not want to work as a security guard. No way am I paying $800 for a security guard course.  I have no motivation to work as a security guard, it is not a job that interests me and is not my dream job. I am a Business School graduate and a Commerce degree was not enough to secure me a job that I wanted to do and interested me.

A security guard position for an intellectually disabled person with limited social skills and can not read body language or facial cues would not be able to cope with the job. My limitations severely restrict what jobs I am capable of doing.

You aren't getting it. You have to start from the bottom as you are currently on the bottom.

From there you need to work hard and work your way up to your dream job.

Get some motivation, seek professional help if you must, medication maybe.

As for your disabilities, they are just excuses, I see people with disabilities work all the time, and not just mild disabilities either... Individuals with down syndrome working the parks, building furniture, that sort of thing.
People unable to walk being a receptionist... A disability only prevents you from achieving something if you let it.



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Dark_Lord_2008 said:
Cobretti2 said:
Ok I just spoke to a friend in Perth at 1:30AM in the morning my time.

He is willing to talk to you (i.e. take time out of his busy schedule), in person (his family runs a security company) and tell you what qualification you need to get to get a security license. Said it is about $800 all up.

Wants to have an informal interview to see what kind of character you are and drive you have before he makes up his mind on whether you should do the course or not and whether he is willing to employ you.

I do not want to work as a security guard. No way am I paying $800 for a security guard course.  I have no motivation to work as a security guard, it is not a job that interests me and is not my dream job. I am a Business School graduate and a Commerce degree was not enough to secure me a job that I wanted to do and interested me.

A security guard position for an intellectually disabled person with limited social skills and can not read body language or facial cues would not be able to cope with the job. My limitations severely restrict what jobs I am capable of doing.

One of my friends who is an electrical engineer worked as a security guard for 4years.

He went into the graduate program for 3 years as an engineer then moved QLD to be closer to his wife's family as he had a couple kids. In that time he decided to go study his Masters and therefore he worked part time at night as a security guard. Once he got his masters, he then started looking for work. Eventually he landed at Volvo as an electrical engineer.

The point I am making is you have to start somewhere. You say you have no work history and no skills and that you need work reference etc. Without any you will never get your dream dream. Plus think about it security companies work for many organisations, who knows what opportunities they can lead you? Build your networks.

A dream job is just that a bloody dream job. There is no job out there that will ever meet the expectations of a dream.

You could have skipped all this drama when you graduated. But no you chose the easy way out. Oh the top 4 companies won't have me therefore my degree is useless. You said you didn't even bother applying for the graduate positions, so how do you know they wouldn't even accept you lol? Another assumption.

Well it has been 10 years and nothing has changed for you have to start somewhere, anywhere, build some reputation up of being a hard worker.

At the end of the day living in Australia you know you don't have to try. Admit it you love being a dole bludger, as long as you have enough money to live off some sort of life it is easier to blame everyone else. If you were in Eastern Europe you be either dead right now or collecting dog shit off the ground to get enough money just to eat. They don't fuck around with indefinite handouts.



 

 

There were only 100 graduate roles but thousands of graduates competing for the limited positions. Why would I bother when the odds are stacked against me? I bet on short priced favourites in horse races and select favourite in sports bets. I only play when the odds are short and the chances of winning are more likely than losing. Getting employment is like a lottery, low odds of getting any job. Getting rejected from menial jobs was the last straw and put me off looking for work. It was an insult that i could not say no to the cleaning, factory, dishwashing job, retail or fast food job that I would never show up to do.

Some people walk straight into their dream job right after completing university by pure luck. Hard work is not enough to get a job in what you want to do. There are millions of starving people in Africa and Asia that work hard and struggle to survive. Anyone can work hard if they are given the opportunity to work. Being given the opportunity is the only thing that matters. Anyone can work most jobs if given the opportunity to work. Being in the right place at the right time to get the job and knowing the right people to pull the strings.

The recruiter agencies ask so many questions and I refused to provide my details and just walked out and never returned. Why would I give details about all my employment/education history and references? They even asked for bank details just to register with stupid agency and with no job even offered. I refused to provide details and believed it was a scam and I did not sign anything. They have no right to ask so many questions that I do not want to answer that could be sold onto third parties like being robocalled 24/7.



This thread and constant posts by the OP seem to be waiting on someone to make the fairly obvious suggestion of what to do next given you don't want to do anything with your life.

I would actually love to see you post a copy paste example of an email you (pretended) to send out to a potential employer though, just to get an idea of exactly why HR staff have to read these days. You said you applied for tons of jobs, surely you have a copy of a cover letter/CV laying about? Also would love to know your idea of a dream job, bed tester? Chocolate taster? What would it be? What do you picture yourself setting an alarm to get up at 8am so you can go and be arriving at 9am each day to do and be a productive member of this planet? What's the dream that gets you doing something.... just something.



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Ganoncrotch said:
This thread and constant posts by the OP seem to be waiting on someone to make the fairly obvious suggestion of what to do next given you don't want to do anything with your life.

I would actually love to see you post a copy paste example of an email you (pretended) to send out to a potential employer though, just to get an idea of exactly why HR staff have to read these days. You said you applied for tons of jobs, surely you have a copy of a cover letter/CV laying about? Also would love to know your idea of a dream job, bed tester? Chocolate taster? What would it be? What do you picture yourself setting an alarm to get up at 8am so you can go and be arriving at 9am each day to do and be a productive member of this planet? What's the dream that gets you doing something.... just something.

Hi mentioned in previous posts (the one about women and i think a few pages back here too) that he doesn't send out a cover letter and cv because they are a waste of time.

In this thread he also admitted he just applies cause he needs to to get his welfare payments. With zero effort put into them.



 

 

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Dark_Lord_2008 said:
Machiavellian said:

So, does that mean if you do not get a job with any of the top 4 accounting firms then you will do nothing at all.  Exactly what are you declaring.  It really doesn't appear you are looking for change but instead looking for pity.  What exactly are you looking to accomplish.  What is the goal you are setting and the steps you are working on to accomplish those goals.  Are you expecting to be handed a good job or are you serious about working for it.  After reading a bunch of your replies, I am still wondering exactly what you are seeking to do concerning your situation or are you not considering anything.

I am not doing anything. I gave up and have just done nothing with my life. I have no plan, I just drift through life and no motivation and no ambition. In my country you actually have to earn over a certain amount before you have to repay back student loans. I do not want to do cleaning toilets, labouring, factory, farm work, gardening or any job that requires hard physical work.  I do not know what jobs I want to do and interests me. I need to be passionate and enjoy what I am doing or it is not worth it. To be honest I did not really want to work in any accounting firm. I never applied for any graduate jobs because I do not have a passion or interest in accounting. I did not care that I did not find accounting job because it is boring and monotonous and I did not put any effort into my studies. 

and yet you complain when migrants come to Australia and do exactly those jobs....



I have sat on the streets, begging with a sign saying "Homeless! Please spare change"
Maybe selling the Big Issue, homeless paper may be a way to earn some money on the streets.
I have no talent for singing or playing guitar, so busking is not an option.

I looked at jobs online and write them down. No one checks that the jobs were applied for or not. There is no way to check emails were sent or online job applications that get no response. Online applications and emails have  low probability of getting a response. No one really cares if an unemployed person gets a job or not. Tabloid media and government make a big deal out of unemployment but it is smoke and mirror screen and they do not really care about it because it does not impact them.

Last edited by Dark_Lord_2008 - on 16 April 2019

What is your dream job anyway?



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Dream job would be paid to run an online business where I do not need to interact with anyone. I get easily upset and I over react to situations and make a big deal out of small issues. There are businesses online that do just that but I do not know how to make it happen. Most of the online businesses that claim to get rich quick at home are too good to be true and sound like a scam. For most businesses you need start up capital and most businesses cost a lot to run and there is the business risk of losing money. 



In online business you still have to deal with shitty people (I speak from my own experience on Ebay and Etsy lol).



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