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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

Seems like everytime something right happens for me here, Something goes wrong for my

Hey Mr-K. After I calmed down a bit yesterday, I went to try the link you gave me,
but it kept getting re-directed to a site that Chrome tagged as not right for some reason.
What I did do is put up a fundraiser on another site for my family. Not sure if allowed to post links here or not,but this is the one I put my family on.
Maybe this site can help others here.
http://www.giveforward.co...
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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

Seems like everytime something right happens for me here, Something goes wrong for my

He gave her enough to turn the power back on. It wasn't enough to pay off all of the back rent.
The rest of this story is too damn depressing and personal for me to share anymore.
I appreciate all that have given advice and listened and prayed for my cause.

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Seems like everytime something right happens for me here, Something goes wrong for my

Seems like everytime something right happens for me here,
Something goes wrong for my family in Thailand.
My wife and son are now evicted from my apartment and they have nowhere to stay.
I'm ready to do something desperate.

I need to bring my son here some how.My sister would be able to take care of him while I work.

And My wife would be able to at least work and support herself until I could send for her.


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thisdude   in reply to annie46   on

thisdude praying your job interview is successful and the door God has opened no man is

I have called a few charities. That was awhile ago. All of them sympathized but none of them could help.
But I have not even thought of trying after getting a job. Might be the key:)
No I'd almost rather go out on the street with a cup than ask for one of those payday loans. That's like legalized loan sharking.
But I will try the charities in my area again, see what comes up..
Thanks again:)
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thisdude   in reply to annie46   on

thisdude praying your job interview is successful and the door God has opened no man is

Thanks again:) I'm sure something will come up. But the credit card made sense for a short term fix.
I've applied for around 8 of them in the last few months. I don't want to keep applying, I hear that can mess your credit rating up. I don't have any credit history over the last 10 years is why they keep denying me.



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thisdude   in reply to annie46   on

thisdude praying your job interview is successful and the door God has opened no man is

Hi Annie,
I start Monday:) wOOp!! I'm employed again. It's not a huge salary, but it is a start,
and a good start. Once my training is finished, I might be able to take this job on the road. It pays bi weekly which is going to be a problem in the beginning.
I'm going to try to apply for a credit card to send my wife some cash til I get a paycheck. ( I know it's not the smartest way to supplement an income) But, I'm just so dang thrilled that i'm employed. Good news today!
Thanks again for your prayers:)
Cheers
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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

Pray for me. tomorrow, I am going for a job interview that I really am excited about and

Thanks bro.
If I land this job, I'll be the happiest man on Earth:).
I didn't realize it would be so dang hard to get re established here. Well,
Anyway, I figure if I'm going to share the stress I've been under, it's only fair to share the good news as well.
Thanks to all for the support.
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Pray for me. tomorrow, I am going for a job interview that I really am excited about and

Pray for me.
tomorrow, I am going for a job interview that I really am excited about and really, really want.
If I land this job, it's in a field that I have no experience in, but they are willing to train.
It's not going to make me rich, but it will provide my family and I's needs for now.
It could also lead to doing this from home or abroad, meaning that when the time comes for me to finalize the visa requirements for my wife and son to come to America, I might need to be in Thailand to do this.
I might be able to do this job from there while I'm finishing the steps to bring them here.
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thisdude   in reply to begging   on

I been praying and my house payment ant paid yet and I am A full beleave in god the

Have you ever thought that maybe Annie and myself found this website because we too need help from strangers?
Maybe all that we have to offer is our kind words, prayers and advice.

Step out of your world for a moment and think that maybe there are more here who need help than just you.

I understand that your frustrated and I know how it feels not being able to find a job and relying on some one else's generosity.

See that little guy in the picture I've chosen for my profile? That's my 3 year old son who is on the other side of the world. I can't even give my little guy a hug before bed time.
I came back to America to provide for his future. I found this site because I am desperate for help as well. Not being able to find work, no charity that exists to help out when your family is not in America, etc.
If God chose to send someone like Annie to my side to offer prayers and kind words, well I'll take it, because it does lift my spirits.


The fact that Annie is here offering you advice and prayers, shows that God does exist and he is listening. Are you?
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thisdude   in reply to begging   on

I been praying and my house payment ant paid yet and I am A full beleave in god the

Hello there,
I understand the frustration. Praying is what you do when you cannot act. Acting is what you do all day long.
What I mean is this. i spend my entire day applying for jobs and sending out resumes, contacting potential employers, keeping in contact with my wife and son in BKK . At night, when there is nothing else I can do, I pray to God that he will help me continue and not give up trying.
He gave us a strong back and a good mind to help ourselves. Charity comes in many forms.
If God puts in someone else's heart to help my family, I give thanks to him and to the person who gave it. But I would rather be standing on my own 2 feet and be the one giving.
I'm not wanting to judge or be harsh here, I read what you wrote and I see the frustration in it.
Annie is a sweetheart and She really seems to care. We are people she doesn't know personally and she has went out of her way during her day to offer kind words, prayers, and advice to complete strangers.
Keep the faith my friend, God will help us one and all if we stay strong in our faith.
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thisdude   in reply to annie46   on

Another update: Going for a background and drug test Friday. If this is the last stage

Thank you Annie,
The plan was for me to come home and pave the way to get my wife and son here.
We want my son to study in America. Problem is finding work.
A few good things have happened over the last 2 days. Friends of mine in Thailand helped my wife with some cash. And I got a call today to interview a second time with a company.
If I land this job then I will get 6 weeks of training and then it's on to making money again.
So there are some silver linings, but I still need immediate cash. Can't keep giving blood for a living LOL
Thank you for the prayers:)
God bless
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Another update: Going for a background and drug test Friday. If this is the last stage

Another update:
Going for a background and drug test Friday.
If this is the last stage of this job process, I'm pretty sure I'll be starting Monday!.

Is there a such thing as a kick start loan or any program of that nature to help people get to their first pay check ?
I've seen some types of "grants" and what nots, but they always end up being a "scam" or e-mail spammers.
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Thanks for understanding. I'm under a bit of stress. BTW, I do a lot of footwork looking

Thanks for understanding. I'm under a bit of stress.
BTW, I do a lot of footwork looking for jobs as well. Almost everywhere tells me to apply online. I'm old fashioned. I prefer face to face myself.

An update from a friend of mine in Thailand. He sent me an e-mail to say he gave my wife 5,000 baht (150 USD) roughly. So that gives me some relief.

Back to beating the bricks tomorrow.
Cheers:)
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Sorry for double post. I re read my post after sending. I'm sorry if it sounds angry.

Sorry for double post. I re read my post after sending.
I'm sorry if it sounds angry. It's not meant that way. It's frustration.
Mr-K thanks for the replies and the advice.
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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

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Guaranteed it is not a legal thing. I went to jail for a total of 12 hours in 1989. I will never forget this day because it was the day before my 19th birthday.
I haven't even had so much as a speeding ticket since.
Now, as far as credit reports go, that is possible. My bank denied me a credit card because I have no credit history over the last 10 years. ( I was in Thailand).

I don't understand why my credit report is important to anyone btw. I'm not applying for a CFO position, or accountant. I'm applying for blue collar work in most cases.

Right now, I need to send money to my family. I don't have the luxury of pride or worrying about what type of work it is. My family needs me now. And I can't do a damn thing about it.
Right now, I don't even have the money for a bus to get to the airport, let alone a plane ticket to get back to Thailand.
If I was there, I would at least be able to teach and make some cash.
Here, I can't even flip a burger anymore.

I do think your right about the "over qualified" aspect. When I was in management, I would have probably took one look at my resume and passed it over.

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thisdude   in reply to The Wizard   on

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I hope this doesn't offend you in any way. I was wondering if there is work in Las Vegas?
I've heard from others that valet parkers can make good money.
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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

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Mate, that's harsh! 7k?? I'm sorry to hear that bro. In that year were you able to find any employment?

I knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park to find employment. But I thought I could at least find work in a warehouse, or in a department store, even mcdonald's.
Believe this or not, mcdonald's won't call me back.
Relocating would not be a problem for me at this stage, but I would need to find a company that is willing to help out with that. I'm broke now.

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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

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I was joking about lying to them.
Also, I'm not saying for sure that they have a problem with me being an expat. I'm more thinking out loud here. I don't know what the problem is.
3 months home, I've had 5 interviews. I've applied for jobs in Texas,South and north Dakotas, Washington state, Alaska, and California.
Applying for any job at the moment. And still no luck.

All of the interviews I've been on have one common denominator, they always bring up the movie "hang over 2". It's getting frustrating. I'm sitting in a professional interview, desperate for a job, and they want to know if Thailand is really like the movie. That's why I said jokingly that maybe I should just lie and say I was in a coma.

It's past the desperation mark. My wife and son are sitting in an apartment right now waiting for me to be able to send them money for food, to get the electric turned back on and to pay the rent so they do not end up on the streets.

I came home thinking I could make a better life for my wife and kid. Turns out it might have been the biggest mistake I've made.

I was hoping to go back to school while I'm here, once I had employment and enough saved to get them here. I want to upgrade my teaching credentials. but that isn't going to happen I'm starting to think.
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thisdude   in reply to The Wizard   on

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Sorry for double post. I just want to make it clear that I am actively seeking employment in several states. I'm not too bothered of where I'm at, at this time. I just want to provide for my family.
Welfare, and begging wasn't even on my list til my wife called me to say the power is off.

I've been on a few interviews, and in every single one of them the movie "hang over 2" has come up. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with me not being employable here or not.
But it does make me think. Maybe I should lie to potential employers and say I was in a coma the last 10 years?:)
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thisdude   in reply to Glory Be   on

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Wish I did.
My sister and her husband are the only family I have in America that could help. and I'm a bit of a strain on them at this time.
I've tried welfare even. I said this on another post. But I almost want to lie and tell them I have a drug problem or something. I'm not qualified for any kind of help because I don't have an addiction or a child in America.
Beating my head against the wall for 3 months now.
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