Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Friday February 24, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Laid Off - Again

 

continued

Erdman lives in Plymouth but often comes to Ann Arbor for networking or job events. He's learned to talk about employment and job opportunities anywhere, from the laundry to the church in Farmington Hills where he attended a two-day resume and job-search seminar.

He has four resumes-"one for any situation"-and believes his religious faith and positive attitude will see him through. "I pray a lot. I read God's word," he says. And he goes to a job-hunters group every week at a Plymouth church. He doesn't read newspapers or pay much attention to the news because "it's all negative."

Though he's single, sometimes when he gets lonely, he pretends that he's married. His imaginary wife asks him about his job hunt. And then she says something like, "You better do it soon, or we're going to eat nothing but rice and beans for the next year."

The toughest weeks, Erdman says, are the ones when he doesn't hear back from any place he's applied. That's when he turns to a circle of close friends for support.

Paul Bianchi, too, finds it frustrating when he sends in resumes and "then you never hear from them. . . . They've forgotten the human part of human resources."

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 l 9  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Today's Events Today's Events
Athleisure at Lole - Arbor Hills doubles down o... Athleisure at Lole - Arbor Hills doubles down o...
Pale Flower - Japanese film noir Pale Flower - Japanese film noir
Map of Health Care - Health Information and Physician Referral Map of Health Care - Health Information and Physician Referral
Vedge Cafe - Amanda Ratke makes her own seitan Vedge Cafe - Amanda Ratke makes her own seitan
The Arc of Justice - MLK at Hill Auditorium, 19... The Arc of Justice - MLK at Hill Auditorium, 19...
Ann Arbor Jobs, Training, and Finances Ann Arbor Jobs, Training, and Finances
Dom Flemons - The American Songster Dom Flemons - The American Songster
Hip Hop Sock Hop - Fake Ad: January 2017 Hip Hop Sock Hop - Fake Ad: January 2017
Crime Map Crime Map
Regent Hotel
custom blinds and window treatments, flooring, and furniture
top of the lamp. All your in home lighting needs.
Holiday Inn Ann Arbor. Comfortable Hotel, a home away from home.
Become of Fan of the Ann Arbor Observer on Facebook
Victors For Art February 18th through June 11th
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor