Had no choice - Posted by Lisa in Oz
Posted by Lisa in Oz on March 29, 2000 at 13:35:52:
After graduating college with a Bachelor of Business and moving to Australia with my new Aussie hunk, I was unable to get a job for the first time in my life. I had never been turned down for any job I ever applied for. Over three years, I applied for many jobs and sent out over two hundred copies of my resume. I finally landed a job with Toys R Us building shelves. Do you think I was depressed? You better believe it. Especially when I had been told (off the record) by a friendly Human Resources Director that I wasn’t getting interviews because I was American. Anyway . . .
To make myself feel better and to use up time, I started working on my house which was an older home. We sold that for a big profit. During this time, however, I was still looking for a job and getting beat up and feeling pretty worthless (you know, you’re not worth anything unless you’ve got a JOB). The next house we sold (yes, we moved a lot) made us over $70,000 in 18 months. The third one sold and made us an approx. $142,000 cap. gain–we were there about 18 to 24 months. After the third time, it finally smacked me in the face that I not only didn’t want a job, but I couldn’t have made the same kind of money.
It’s about educating yourself. I don’t recommend moving every 18 months though–there are easier ways.
Good luck to you.
"Lisa in Oz"