I too have been unemployed recently from my nice desk job at a bank. The worst part is, I was preparing for it, going to school for automotive service. I had a 3.9 GPA and was the highest of the class. My father was stricken with cancer, bills went up and I grabbed a second job. I wasn’t always able to go to school do to the peronal situations, but I always covered the work and the activities with great grades. Unfortunately, due to my attendence the school refused to give me a certificate (despite having top grades and no incomplete work). Long story short it made me angry to see some bums who got their certificates with their C- averages all because they didn’t have more important commitments like jobs and a family.
Now everywhere I apply is offering 8.00 to 9.00 an hour to change oil, and I always get the same line, I don’t have the paper to prove I excelled in school. That won’t pay my bills, so I have been doing side jobs and collecting unemployment to make up the difference (a.k.a part time job and partial unemployment). I don’t want to do this anymore. I want to get a business going, but I have no idea on how to begin.
The costs to rent a shop are pretty high and I would need a loan, which scares me, to get started. I was hoping you could give some pointers and advice to those of who want to get off the ground since you have had a similar experience.
Thanks in advance.
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