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hanging in there

hanging in there

Date: Jun 27 2005


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Sometimes, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about when people ask you what’s up. That happened recently when Steph was talking to Kyle.
Listen in as Kyle talks to Steph about hanging in there while looking for a job.


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Steph:  Dude, have you been doing anything interesting lately?

Kyle:  No, I haven’t been doing much at all.

Steph:  How come?

Kyle:  I’m a little tight on money these days. I’m trying to save.

Steph:  Oh, well, that’s good. Are you saving up for a big purchase in the future?

Kyle:  No, actually, just trying to pay the rent.

Steph:  Oh yeah. It’s rough these days, isn’t it? Are you still looking for a job?

Kyle:  I am still looking for a job.

Steph:  Awesome. How’s that going?

Kyle:  Pretty slow right now.

Steph:  Oh, well, ya know, take advantage of your free time, I guess.

Kyle:  Exactly. And I figured with summer coming up, maybe I’ll buy an ice cream truck and sell ice cream.

Steph:  That is such a great idea

Kyle:  That’s right. I wanna be a business owner.

Steph:  You should.

Kyle:  Ok.



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Between jobs is a hard place to be. I have several friends who are between jobs right now. On the one hand, they are happy to have a lot of free time, but on the other hand, they don’t have the cash to go out and enjoy it.
This can be pretty frustrating. When I was between jobs, I tried to do as much creative stuff as I could without spending too much cash.
Have you ever been between jobs? What did you do to keep yourself busy?



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johnSuper Member!

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i like kyle’s style

01:52 AM Jul 01 2005 |

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