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Skinny Moon

10/8/2018 11:59:29 AM
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Seniors employment

I know there is an employment lsection on e- Brandon but I am a senior and I’m looking for specific employment for my age group . For example two or maybe three days a week, days , six hours per day kind of thing. Is there a web sight for this age.gruop? We are retirees yes but can still perform on a smaller scale and have lots of experience in many areas . 2 or 3 days is ideal for us older folks but seems to be hard to find. Seems like most of the part time jobs on eBrandon are for restaurant servers or commercial truck drivers . Anyway if anyone has any information would be appreciated . I myself am looking for a winter part-time job as I already have a summer part-time job .

chrisanddave

10/8/2018 12:22:31 PM
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mllc

try the liquor commission,

Giddyup

10/8/2018 12:35:04 PM
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Apr 2013
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Home Depot

Home Depot hires retirees, if that sounds like something that would interest you.

Johnbisonbear

10/8/2018 12:48:12 PM
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Mar 2010
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how do you

gain employment without the right 'connections'?

Brenda..

10/8/2018 3:32:56 PM
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Jul 2005
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employment

  
Johnbisonbear said "gain employment without the right 'connections'? "

I have had two very successful jobs, one I was at 23 years, I never had any connections.  
 
I made "looking for a job" like a full time job.  
 
Pounded the streets, dropped resumes off and both jobs I had were not advertised.

Shebear

10/8/2018 3:50:35 PM
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Aug 2013
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Ive

noticed that alot of the employed in town are younger or immigrants and anyone seniorish' is in the banks or maybe walmart, the odd retail...can't say of superstore as havent been there in awhile. I think seniors or even baby boomers ingeneral have alot to offer and others of similar age would feel more comfy with more of that age category hired. I have a family member who is only 30 has experience in cash stocking merchandise etc and they are having a hard time finding work in Calgary, Is there full time jobs in Brandon or is most of it part time only?

Johnbisonbear

10/8/2018 4:34:05 PM
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i am talking

  
Brenda.. said "
  
Johnbisonbear said "gain employment without the right 'connections'? "

I have had two very successful jobs, one I was at 23 years, I never had any connections.  
 
I made "looking for a job" like a full time job.  
 
Pounded the streets, dropped resumes off and both jobs I had were not advertised. "

family connections. For example, in our family, there were seven members working for the same corporation.  
 
Lots of the bigger employers in our city hire based on who you are related to or are friends of who already work at their business. Their children when old enough get the summer jobs ahead of someone coming in off the street to apply.  
 
Time for things to change. I would like to see these employers give the summer student jobs based on family income, the less the family takes in the more their children should be hired. But... that will never happen.

LynWaterman

10/8/2018 4:36:56 PM
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Sep 2011
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Seniors Employment

The car dealerships often employ retirees as shuttle drivers.

Skinny Moon

10/8/2018 5:06:34 PM
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Aug 2007
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Seniors employment

I applied at car dealerships. The shuttle driver usually works part time every day or they call you to make a vehicle delivery when they need one. I am looking for a couple of committed days say Tue, Wed, Thurs kind of thing. That way I can at least plan the rest of my so called golden years around that. Was hoping there would be some kind of sight dedicated to retirees and seniors who have a few days to offer. I don’t want to work full time anymore I’ve been there done that for a third of my life. Probably 40-50% of Brandon are seniors and retirees.

Doug

10/8/2018 5:35:07 PM
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good.

  
Johnbisonbear said "
  
Brenda.. said "
  
Johnbisonbear said "gain employment without the right 'connections'? "

I have had two very successful jobs, one I was at 23 years, I never had any connections.  
 
I made "looking for a job" like a full time job.  
 
Pounded the streets, dropped resumes off and both jobs I had were not advertised. "

family connections. For example, in our family, there were seven members working for the same corporation.  
 
Lots of the bigger employers in our city hire based on who you are related to or are friends of who already work at their business. Their children when old enough get the summer jobs ahead of someone coming in off the street to apply.  
 
Time for things to change. I would like to see these employers give the summer student jobs based on family income, the less the family takes in the more their children should be hired. But... that will never happen. "

Good point but connections beat a resume every time as it should.  
A long time employee or even a part timer with years under his or her belt generally by their job performance or even attitude goes a long way to sort through the resume pile.  
 
A family member is pretty much a known quantity for a employer when choosing who to hire. A reference be it verbal or a name on a resume as a reference is a huge foot up. A employees current job performance can and should speak volumes when connections come up.  
 
There is squat wrong with that. I think that old saying should be reversed. It really for the employer not who you know but what you know. Few will hire a known slacker.The opposite is true. The employer wants what is best for that position. To the OP check out age is asset program. Home depot is as some said a go to. Do a walk through at the shoppers mall. Seasonal retail hiring is here. It can open doors. Good luck.  
 
Edited by Doug, 2018-10-08 17:41:14

Dugr71

10/8/2018 6:07:17 PM
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Apr 2015
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Piston Ring

Works with retirees. Lots of them work doing deliveries. Couple of hours each day, or only certain days of the week

Skinny Moon

10/8/2018 6:36:07 PM
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Seniors employment

See that is the kind of information I needed to know . I will go check out other auto parts wholesalers and see if they need anyone to drive . 2 or 3 days at most and 6 hours max a day works well for me.

Bdn7

10/9/2018 1:07:27 PM
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Aug 2015
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Type

What type of employment are you looking for? Retail, customer service, cleaning, driving, security, etc?

Skinny Moon

10/9/2018 3:23:18 PM
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Aug 2007
Total posts:578
Seniors employment

I have Warehousing and courier driving in my background but only need 2 or at the maximum 3 days preferably six hour days for it to work out with the pensions I receive for income tax purposes . I am also up to trying something totally different if that’s what it takes . As I stated before I have a part-time summer job I just need a part-time winter job .

PrimeConvoy

10/9/2018 3:57:08 PM
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Nov 2012
Total posts:232
Actually

  
Johnbisonbear said "
  
Brenda.. said "
  
Johnbisonbear said "gain employment without the right 'connections'? "

I have had two very successful jobs, one I was at 23 years, I never had any connections.  
 
I made "looking for a job" like a full time job.  
 
Pounded the streets, dropped resumes off and both jobs I had were not advertised. "

family connections. For example, in our family, there were seven members working for the same corporation.  
 
Lots of the bigger employers in our city hire based on who you are related to or are friends of who already work at their business. Their children when old enough get the summer jobs ahead of someone coming in off the street to apply.  
 
Time for things to change. I would like to see these employers give the summer student jobs based on family income, the less the family takes in the more their children should be hired. But... that will never happen. "

I would suggest the opposite is true. Typically small businesses will hire family before "outsiders" that's why they call it a family business. It's tough to make a corporation run purely on family. Heck, even the trump organization isn't full of trumps.

katie1204

10/9/2018 8:02:42 PM
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May 2010
Total posts:95
Bartending...

I used to bartend at the Keystone Centre for Wheat Kings Games and other events that roll through. Was generally September to March and a lot of fun too. Great bunch of people to work with and the customers are usually pretty happy.

Cadbury Creme Egg

10/9/2018 8:14:22 PM
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Before Feb/07
Total posts:46
z

How about going on the Educational Assistant sub list at the school division? Your days will only be 5.5 hours long and you choose when you work, and where

Skinny Moon

10/9/2018 9:18:06 PM
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Aug 2007
Total posts:578
Seniors employment

Hmmm....I’m not a teacher.

hisluvmonkey

10/9/2018 9:35:35 PM
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Oct 2009
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don't need a B.Ed to be an assistant

  
Skinny Moon said "Hmmm....I’m not a teacher. "

it's more helping special needs kids with getting around, getting dressed and undressed for recess winter, making sure they have lunch, etc

Cadbury Creme Egg

10/9/2018 10:12:09 PM
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actually

It’s not just students with special needs that need EAs, some classrooms have them as extra help to the class. You can choose which area you’d want to work in, for example, general or lifeskills: the age group you’re interested in working with, such as early, middle years or high school. If you think at all that it might be something that you would be interested in

 
 
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