Where to find a friend

tinkerbellandeeyor

DIS Veteran
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Aug 4, 2011
work no longer exist just found that out so just lost entire group

Church no way

I don't drink due to meds

So what choices do I have
For finding a friend I am looking for a new job
 

lanejudy

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Oct 27, 2011
So sorry to hear of your job status! That's rough. My family has been through that situation. I'm sure you'll find another.

Keep contact with your former work colleagues. There is no reason you cannot remain friends outside of work -- maybe meet for lunch or dinner once a week or once a month. You can even attend happy hour and order a non-alcoholic beverage.

Other suggestions for finding friends in your community:
  • Volunteer -- hospital, library, nursing home, animal shelter
  • Do you have a hobby? Knitting, scrapbooking, reading, gardening, music, travel? Join a group. Check with your local library or recreation department, they may be aware of groups or willing to help you start one.
  • Join a gym or sign up for an exercise class offered by your local recreation department.
  • Go window-shopping downtown; stop in a different shops and meet the owners. If the store isn't busy, many are happy to chat. (I don't suggest this option on Saturday afternoons or other times the store has several customers.)
  • Is there an ARC organization in your community? I'm not sure what your challenges are, but my local ARC is very accepting of everybody. Find out if they have any activities that interest you or suggestions for volunteering.
  • Take a class at the local community college. Many are low-cost or could offer financial aid. You can take a class just because it's interesting, or something that might also help with your career.
Good luck and keep us posted on your job search!
 

chewysmom

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May 7, 2005
That just stinks! I'm sorry about your job loss. :( We've been there before a few years ago but dh at least had a few months notice that his plant was closing.

You can try searching with your job title and zip code on indeed dot com. It usually brings up quite a few job listings. (I'm sure there are many other websites that are the same, I just happen to use indeed.)

Good luck!
 
  • Pridemom

    On our way to the Kingdom
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    Feb 21, 2016
    Thanks everyone
    Many Centers for Independent Living (CIL) offer groups for meeting other people. You can find the CIL in your area by using Google.
    Finding friends is a gamble. I have lots of acquaintances, but to find someone I really click with is hard. Good luck.

    Sorry about the job loss. Have you gone to Vocational Rehabilitation for their services in finding a new job? New funding has given them job development as a focus.
     

    tinkerbellandeeyor

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    Aug 4, 2011
    I fm a client and did not look into that

    Shortly after I posted I got a invite at the place I am currently for kindergradenden oration(sp) so it is a start in the right direction

    I can't belive they are dropping special end for the 2-5 were I am though
     

    Liberty Belle

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    Aug 23, 2006
    I work at Voc Rehab, Tink, so if this falls through and you have any questions, just message me.

    As far as finding friends, that's hard. How come no to church (or do you mean you don't go)?
     
  • tinkerbellandeeyor

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    Aug 4, 2011
    To answer the church question I thought I was being judged turned out I was being sensitive so I did give church another chance and it worked, honstly though it is hard to go sometimes when you think you are being judged don't worry I know better know

    And thanks liberty bell
     

    Liberty Belle

    <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see
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    To answer the church question I thought I was being judged turned out I was being sensitive so I did give church another chance and it worked, honstly though it is hard to go sometimes when you think you are being judged don't worry I know better know

    And thanks liberty bell
    Some churches can be judgy. I belong to a very open minded church. I'm glad you found one that works for you. :)
     

    tinkerbellandeeyor

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    Aug 4, 2011
    So went to the Orientation last night and I do have a job next fall just diffrent then what I used to working with more then one teacher vrs one teacher and might be working remotely some
     
  • lanejudy

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Congrats on the new job! That's always a time of anxiety for me, but I try to put my worries behind me and just do my best learning something new.
     


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