Monday, December 21, 2009

Jobless around for the holidays

After finishing final exams, I went job hunting again but this time I had to include fast food jobs and grocery stores. Guess what, they're not hiring people because they are at full capacity. I was like that does not make any sense at all. These stores tend to hire people who are much older than I and inexperience at the tasks they are doing. What is worse is that some people do not seem to read their weekly ad on prices of their products. With the unemployment rate still in double digits, I might as well give up on finding a job if the companies are hiring those who do not know what they are doing.

Friday, December 4, 2009

College is over, finals begin, still jobless

College classes for the Fall semester are finally over, but I still have one final exam to take. Luckily, it is a take-home exam and it will be easy. Of course, there is one professor who keeps coming in late and doesn't seem enthusiastic about teaching to us. What nerve does she have when the students don't even show up except a few people? Anyway, it's still very hard to find a job for me even after the drop on unemployment. It seems no one cares about new talent, but instead care about ways to get more money by sacrificing quality employees for quantity employees. Yes, a temp. agency hiring temps at smaller wages just to get extort more money from the company that needs temps. Honestly, it makes me sick and the agency never even bothered to call me in two months! Everywhere I drive around town, houses are empty and messy, stores empty and vacant, and people sitting down outside like homeless people. This is not our future, but it seems to be that way here in Georgia.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, end of college semester

The holidays came by and I relax on those days. I didn't participate in Black Friday since I still don't have any money and job hunting. Life is very hard for me anyway and approaching 30 isn't getting any easier for me. Filing a complaint to the EEOC isn't going to do any good when it takes over 180 days to either approve or reject my case. Time is short on my side, I've probably spent my time giving advice, and writing my own reviews on computer hardware. Georgia isn't a good place to find work and minorities are treated rather poorly here. I'll graduate next Fall and say goodbye to this state. Moving out may be the best option for me. Whatever opportunity I have here is now gone. If anybody wants an opinion or critique of some computer hardware, I'll answer them to the best of my knowledge.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Out of college and still no job

Two of my professors decided to give the whole week off for Thanksgiving, so I continue my search for a job. It's really bad here in Georgia and I couldn't attend an interview due to Tropical Storm Ida and the manager doing only one day for interviews. Applied at Micro Center again and never landed a job anyway. The employees they hire tend to be clueless when it comes to sales on their advertisements. Even what I sold on eBay isn't enough to pay for my bills. The struggle still goes on for me. I have no hope for my future anyway and will pay the price with my life.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Earning money from eBay

I've earned some money on eBay by selling iTunes gift cards that were left over from my last job. It sure is hard though to make money and avoid all those scams promising large sums of money. I was a victim of these quick rich schemes and avoid them since then. There is no way you can make money that fast unless you have a successful business venture. Selling my stuff seems to bring in some income, but not much. With the way the economy is running, many of us sell off our stuff just to pay for the bills. I need to replace my old router since I'm getting interference from 3 other networks around my house. Too bad I'm out of work for the time being.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Xoxide out of business for good

Looks like the site Xoxide will be closing its doors soon and selling off all their stuff. The store specializes in computer mods, components, and other knick-knacks. At first, the prices were okay but later prices drop to unbelievable levels. The price cuts make me want to buy stuff, but I didn't since I lost my job recently. Who would ever thought an Enermax Revolution 1050w PSU would be sold for $135 when the PSU is around $285? Blame the weak U.S. economy and skyrocketing unemployment. At least Xoxide still has an auction on buying the domain name which is good. If another computer parts store is going out of business, then I will buy whatever they have if the discounts are huge. It is scary though if other online computer vendors follow suit.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Paid to review products

It is interesting in this day and age that people are being paid to review products from focus groups. These products are usually in trials and you come back to tell if it works or the product has problems. There are sponsored reviews for products because they are paid to test the products and see how it goes. Unfortunately, some review sites are paid to say the product is positive when in fact it has issues or problems. This is why I wish I was paid for unbiased views of products, but I would have to do torture tests and write them in great detail. XoticPC was a great site and it was very user-friendly to navigate the site. Anyway, user opinions really matter on products and often up-to-date on them.

Friday, September 11, 2009

XoticPC review

Today I'm doing a review of XoticPC. It is a website that specializes in selling custom notebooks for a variety of uses to buyers. The reason is that people want to be different instead of using the same old Dell, Apple, HP, and any other OEM laptop. Just remember that XoticPC also competes against other online vendors who sell the same laptops/notebooks as theirs.

Their customer service and tech support are top notch, they are very friendly, and they will price match other sites that offer the same specs on any notebook. I can vouch for them since they were originally on eBay, but they moved on to have their own web site dedicated to selling custom notebooks. They occasionally have special sales on certain laptops in the form of discounts, which is good if you plan on upgrading your notebook.

There are several choices to choose from like Asus, Sager, MSI, and their own brand Force. Most seem to be on the expensive side, but you will pay in quality and service. No bloat ware or any junk software in the laptop beyond the drivers. You have the option to include an OS, but it costs extra if you need an OS except for Asus (which is included). Click on the link below and see if any of these notebooks is best suited for you. I get 1% for every sale made on anything sold by XoticPC. Trust me, you won't regret ever going back to a Dell, Apple, HP, or any other OEM branded laptop.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day

Labor Day seems to be getting closer here in the USA, but only a fraction of the population will go out on vacation while the rest stay home. Many of the people I have seen are incredibly sad due to people losing their jobs and not making any income. I have seen it with my own eyes and experience job loss myself. It is frustrating to come up with money to pay for bills and I have to sell my stuff on eBay to cover for college tuition and expenses.

More people seem to be vocal about Obama's promise of change, but it is turning out to be a storm of uncertainty and unrest. People now blame Obama for the recession, but they don't realize that our country has outsource the jobs long ago to other nations. China now has the second largest GDP and will now do what it takes to surpass the USA. Don't blame the President, blame your companies and organizations for outsourcing your work to these nations to satisfy their greed and profit. Quit saying you're buying an American car when it was assembled in Mexico. You must realize that we can not blame someone else as a scapegoat, when we should be blaming those directly responsible for your job loss and time.

We're laughed at around the world and completely hated in the Middle East for trying to get into other countries' affairs. It's time for the USA to advance beyond petty squabbles and excuses and unite to make our future brighter instead of being bleak.
Violence and irrational behavior are no excuses to change our nation for the better.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to college and spent too much

I went back to college this week and there are way too many freshmen running around the Georgia Gwinnett College campus this week. Bills keep coming in and I've spent over $1600 in computer parts and upgrades. Mother told me not to spend anymore, so they'll be no Christmas gifts this year. Finding a job is even harder now no thanks to higher unemployment and foreclosures here in Georgia. I need to find work soon, but there are some focus groups that pay pretty good if you want to try out new products.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Back to work

After six months of being unemployed, I've finally get back to my old job of production. Even applying for fast food yielded nothing. Looks like nobody wants to hire someone who is willing to work and inexperienced. The work I'm doing is assigned from a temp. agency. Whatever money I can get is saved to my bank account. I did finish building my i7 rig, but lost $200 to a scammer on eBay for frauding five buyers including me. I've been plagued with money woes and it isn't getting any better. I just hope I can land a job that relates to my business degree, as I have only 30 semester hours left.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Watching new anime

I'm watching new anime that is currently out in Japan, but I can't watch one series due to receiving a letter from BayTSP telling me to cease sharing it. The series I'm currently watching are Dragon Ball Kai, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sengoku Basara, and Valkyria Chronicles. Finals are approaching within two weeks and I have jury duty before that. I'm just very busy trying to find a job, but it is very hard to find valid employment.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Break

College is taking a short break, so I'm going out to find a job and build my computer. Money is important anyway and so many of my friends lost their jobs as well. Just make sure that you do have money or else it will be impossible to buy the necessities for survival.