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Things to Do When Out of Work and Saving Last Few Connects for a Good Job

Community Guru
Beth T Member Since: Jan 18, 2015
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  1. Use neti pot to rinse nasal passages--again.
  2. Do hair and makeup (to pretend I don't work in sweats from Goodwill), then take glamour-shot selfies for a profile makeover.
  3. Make pros-and-cons list of self-employment, then make same of traditional jobs.
  4. Duolingo
  5. Brainstorm ways to cut food budget. ("Stop eating" doesn't work.)
  6. Empty Amazon shopping cart.
  7. Exercise. (I don't call what I do "working out.")
  8. Reexamine financial situation and upcoming bills.
  9. Locate adult beverages.
  10. Look for cheaper places to live.

Keep it going! (funny OR serious)

Community Guru
Beth T Member Since: Jan 18, 2015
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How could I have forgotten:

 

11. Make eBay pile and start selling.

 

I wonder if I could just throw all the junk I can live without into my spare room, take a pic, and auction the entire room.

 

 

Community Guru
Setu M Member Since: Jan 26, 2014
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  1. Collect stats on Upwork
  2. Collect more stats
  3. Find ways of getting the most out of the stats
  4. Read posts here in the Community
  5. Check RSS feed for new projects
  6. Post replies in controversial threads
---- easy like Sunday morning ----
Community Guru
Beth T Member Since: Jan 18, 2015
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Ha! This post is not against Upwork ... It's just like, "What do I do now?"

 

Sorry, but what do you mean by collecting more stats?

Community Guru
Mr M Member Since: Apr 27, 2013
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@Setu M wrote:
  1. Collect stats on Upwork
  2. Collect more stats
  3. Find ways of getting the most out of the stats
  4. Read posts here in the Community
  5. Check RSS feed for new projects
  6. Post replies in controversial threads

Thats what i'm doing Setu Smiley Tongue 

"One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom"
Community Guru
Robert James R Member Since: Apr 17, 2015
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* Complain about the system and try to get a good laught at it with everyone else.

Community Guru
Setu M Member Since: Jan 26, 2014
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@ Beth,

I know it sounds strange, but that's what I do (for now) - collect stats. Job stats, hiring rates, feedback stats, JSS stats, & more.

What better is there to do. I need to find some more productive ways of biding time.
---- easy like Sunday morning ----
Community Guru
MERCY N Member Since: May 6, 2015
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OMG, Beth! I like your list.

 

And how about coming back to these forums, identifying someone with a real serious issue, and telling them to stop whining and get back to work??? Ah nah... Won't help to play sadist...

 

 

Community Guru
Beth T Member Since: Jan 18, 2015
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Ha-ha, Mercy! Just don't try that with me; there's no work to go back to! LOL.

 

Seriously, I'm still hopeful. And I do keep busy with constructive things. And I realize I need to have more of a backup plan these days, since things aren't like they used to be. This thread is mostly for fun.

 

12. Take a class through Coursera

13. Wax entire body

14. Dream about auditioning for America's Got Talent

Community Leader
Scott E Member Since: Feb 24, 2015
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I make stock footage to sell, so that the next time I haven't got any work on, I've got a bit of residual income to keep me going on the rainy days. Then I make a bit more stock footage the next time, and I have a bit more residual income the next time... and so on and so forth. 

 

I'm hoping to earn enough to just make stock footage by the end of the year, and enter a stage semi-retirement. It's looking promising!

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