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Need your prayers and well wishes

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  1. daphins

    daphins A-Style

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    Many of you know that I've had a rough time since graduating 7 months ago. The economy has been REALLY hard for young architects and it just keeps getting worse. I have 60k in student loans and recently moved back home BUT.....I had a job interview for a design firm (non-architectural) that went pretty well today. It's 35 minutes from home and sounds like it would be a lot of fun.....and best of all they're flourishing in this economy. My ex just got laid off with another 80 people from a major architectural firm in Chicago...things just keep getting worse. I REALLY REALLY need this.

    If you have the time I could really use your prayers and well wishes.


    Thanks!
     
  2. HolliFinFan

    HolliFinFan Not a Face Painter Luxury Box

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    You got it! I hope you draw their socks off :up:
     
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  3. Phinperor

    Phinperor formerly In_Flames Luxury Box

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    Thoughts and prayers brother, many people, including myself, are struggling with finances due to this economy. Hopefully things will start turning around for the better sooner than later. Good Luck. :wink2:
     
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  4. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Best of luck, prayers and best wishes brother. I know how you feel. I have been out of work since July.:wink2:
     
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  5. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    I hope things get better for you as well brother.:up:
     
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  6. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

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    Wish you the best man. :yes:
     
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  7. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Hate to hear of the rough times.

    Have to remember this:

    The economy WILL turnaround eventually, some indicators are already looking up. Once this happens, you will have the toughest of times behind you.

    God bless, and good luck.
     
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  8. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    I hope you get it man. Sounds like a rough period to just come out of college.
     
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  9. femalefinfan

    femalefinfan Phillies fan Luxury Box

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    I feel your pain with student loans. I'm at about 70k myself. Good luck and hang in there. You will get a job. I promise. Don't forget, you can get foreberances and deferments with those loans so you don't have to pay right away. Good luck again!
     
  10. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Very good point.

    When I got out of school, I was able to stay out of serious financial turmoil with these options. :up:
     
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  11. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    good luck bro. Hope it works out.
     
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  12. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I was unable to stay away from financial turmoil when I finished college, but it was all good, times can be tough, tough people ride them out and come out ahead.
     
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  13. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Good luck brother. I graduated law school with over 100k in debt and it took me a year to find a steady job. It can be hard. Certainly not what I expected. I did contract work in the meantime, and didn't have any expenses and lived at home with the 'rents, but still, a rough time.

    I'm doing fine now, but absolutely positively hate my job, but I'm keeping it, while launching my own law firm. Sometimes I wonder if I'm thinking the grass is greener. My specialty will be small business law, so I'm monitoring that niche daily for a blog I'm going to launch soon. I pray it picks up, because it'll be good for everyone.

    My wishes are there for everyone in this thread that need the help. Godspeed everyone!
     
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  14. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    You have em. And I feel ya. Tuition and other fees are why I'm delaying medical school for a year while I work (paying for medical expenses also took a chunk out of my education savings so I'd still need loans anyways). And it was one reason I chose UCLA over Harvard for undergrad because UCLA was fully comped by Regents and other merit scholarships for locals while Harvard would cost $50k a year.
     
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  15. dolphindebby

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    You've sure got my prayers.
    Hang in there.
    We're in a bad bind to.
    A lot of us are. All we can do is hope and pray for each other.
    Best of luck to you.
     
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  16. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    best of luck brother. i hope you get the job you're looking for. also, if you have any questions about your loan situation, i worked in the student loan department at my school for a few years so I may be able to give you some advice/answers. we're all here for ya
     
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  17. like2god

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    Best of luck brother
     
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  18. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    I wish you the best bro. Other then that it would probably help to live at home for a bit til you get your finances straight and try and live the low maintenance lifestyle for a bit and avoid any careless splurges.
     
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  19. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I'm at harvard, i graduated law school, blah blah blah *name drop* blah blah blah *name drop* blah

    :pity:
     
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  20. Coral Reefer

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    Brother, I'm right there with you believe me.
    I wish you the best of luck man I really do.

    Just be thankful you aren't one of us old geezers having to deal with this.
    You've got more time for this to work out and still blaze a career path after it's over.

    Hope this job comes through for you.
     
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  21. PMZQ

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    You have my prayers brother. Its tough right now for almost everyone. I haven't had a contract for almost a month, and I don't know where I will get money to pay off some of my debts. My dreams for some things I wanted will have to be shelved for a while.

    Just keep the chin up, and stay strong. :up:
     
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  22. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    I see someone hasnt taken their ADD meds this afternoon! But its good to see you have your comprehension level up to a 6th grade level. hey :hi5: buddy. Good job. :tongue2:
     
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  23. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    1) I never take those stupid pills.
    2) I've always read at a 6th grade level..........except in grades 1-7..................
     
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  24. daphins

    daphins A-Style

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    Hey guys thanks, I really appreciate it. I'm very sorry to hear about many of y'all having bad luck (read about some of them on this site). Hopefully we can get this thing turned around here soon. I've done a decent job of keeping things in perspective...I have a very supportive family and got a lot of help from my gf's family while I was looking in Chicago. While some students are having a hard time finding loans I've got my degree and that'll never go away. I've seen family members who have families lose jobs, other people I went to school with get laid off....just rough all around. I hope the best for you and am going to just relax until Monday and try to hit a home run.
     
  25. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Hey, just because we couldn't get into the Universidad de Cocaína Contrabandistas en México doesn't give you the right to look down on us. :hi5:
     
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  26. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Uh, lucky, the pills arent stupid. :shifty:
     
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  27. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    That was hilarious! :theman:
     
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  28. JCowScot

    JCowScot So funky the dead dance Club Member

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    Da phins, I feel for you. I was without a job for over a year, and today, like some sort of crazy mystical aligning of the planets:wink2:, I got two job offers. I will start the one on the 15th and the other I'm not sure of (it's part time IT), but fortunes be, I think I will be able to work them both. My point being- be patient; keep praying. It will happen. Good luck to you on Mon. I'm pullin' for ya.:up:
     
  29. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    dude I can't believe your still pissed you weren't allowed in. But then again everyone wants to be a fightin burro.
     
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  30. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    Good luck Daphins, I hope that you land a job.

    When you do get work as an architect I hope that you won't be the kind that looks down their nose at us planners. That's what drove me out of my job in Miami.
     
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  31. calphin

    calphin deadly at 250 yards!!

    Thoughts and prayers on the way...best of luck with the job search.
     
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  32. daphins

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    I'm never one to look down on others. Hell I'm just a kid from Iowa coming out of a long generation of farmers lol. I chose architecture because I felt that I had a chance to make a difference in peoples lives. I actually have a strong interest in planning and think that the positive impact they can make on our environment exceeds even that of architects.
     
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  33. Fin Fan In Cali

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    Brother the most important thing is to keep the faith, smile, and stay positive, and good things will happen.:wink2: I wish you nothing but the very best!
     
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  34. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    If it makes you feel better ... it was a mail order law school. Get my degree with 5 easy payments of $59.95 and all I had to do was write 3 papers and mail them in. The other 100k in student loans were spent on blow and hookers. Which tells me I should have gotten into Universidad de Cocaina, or affectionately known as Colleja de Llello. I'd be in less debt.

    daphins. If it helps make you feel better, do not fret about moving home! Especially since you got a gf already. of course I come from an Asian family my mom doesn't want me to move out she offered to move into a smaller room while she gives me the house and I move into the master! I said yeah right as soon as I could, I'm out.

    But there was no shame. Plus, what better place to be ii tough times then with the people who absolutely care the most, a supportive family.
     
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  35. GridIronKing34

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    Hope things go well for ya, bro...
     
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  36. unluckyluciano

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    good luck tomorrow bro.....
     
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  37. daphins

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    Thank you ALL. The interview went well and I started a day later. I really appreciate it and am going to take some time to land on my feet here. Thank you guys very much once again.
     
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  38. HolliFinFan

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    :up: Congratulations to you, and best wishes in your new endeavor.
     
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  39. Celtkin

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    Congrats on the new job brother. :up:
     
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  40. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    sweet bro thats awesome. congrats.
     
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