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Topic # 240373 4-Sep-2018 21:39
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I am currently working for a boat dealership the work is long hours for low pay I am trying to get something better but because of all my problems both medical and psychological I have a lot of trouble getting any sort of work let alone a decent job. I have tried contacting several organisations but nobody seems to be able to help. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do?

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  Reply # 2084171 5-Sep-2018 09:09
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Might be a bit more specific than you were wanting, but I hear amazing things about Sudima and their approach to hiring and supporting people with personal challenges and disabilities.

 

I believe they pay fair as well and a hotel chain would offer a wide variety of roles fitting all sorts of skill sets and experience levels.

 

Of course, you still need to demonstrate ability for a given role, but they would be worth checking out IMO

 

https://www.sudimahotels.com/careers/

 

https://diversityworksnz.org.nz/diversity-awards/winners-and-entrants-2018/walk-the-talk-2018/sudesh-jhunjhnuwala-2018/

 

 





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  Reply # 2084534 5-Sep-2018 20:10
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Most of my experience is in I.T. And I don't see any computer jobs on there website I suppose I could flick them a CV anyway you never know.

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  Reply # 2088093 12-Sep-2018 10:52
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BoredNerd: Most of my experience is in I.T. And I don't see any computer jobs on there website I suppose I could flick them a CV anyway you never know.

 

 

 

Spark and a few of the ISPs offer jobs as help desk. Not the most innovative jobs but steady pay in a corporate environment. corporate can be difficult, too many people above you, but it is steady generally. ditto govt departments who also have  equality hiring programs in place.





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  Reply # 2091592 16-Sep-2018 17:56
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Like what? If you have to tell them - in a wheelchair, visible issue or likely to need someone to help, then that's tricky. Stick with Equal Opportunity employers.

 

 

 

If you don't have to tell them, don't.

 

Discrimination is rife.


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  Reply # 2092071 17-Sep-2018 17:32
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Just like buying a home, finding a job top 3 priorities are location, location, location.

It's typical that different cities in NZ have different career is high demand.

DBA's may be in shortage in Auckland, but low demand in Wellington.

Programmers may be in high demand in Wellington, but low demand in Christchurch.

And there's always Australia.

If you want to get ahead, you may need to leave friends and relatives behind, for a new city.


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  Reply # 2092214 17-Sep-2018 22:33
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BoredNerd: I am currently working for a boat dealership the work is long hours for low pay I am trying to get something better but because of all my problems both medical and psychological I have a lot of trouble getting any sort of work let alone a decent job. I have tried contacting several organisations but nobody seems to be able to help. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do?

Maybe look at a very small amount of local nz remote freelance on the side. You don't want to overwork and do two jobs so take on small jobs preferably from larger companies until someone makes you a telecommute offer or wait until you have a good client list and confident enough in a steady supply to let go.

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  Reply # 2092253 18-Sep-2018 07:53
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To be pessimistic, I found telecommute jobs are almost non-existent in NZ.

Also if you're in a city with no opportunities, it's likely yo remain that way for a while, perhaps years.

And again to be pessimistic, if you're not a local candidate, you're at a severe disadvantage. Even if you just live in a hotel in a new city, your odds will substantially increase.

Think of your friends and family as anchors in your life. Anchors are good when things get stormy, but they also prevent the boat from moving when it's time to leave.


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  Reply # 2092374 18-Sep-2018 10:21
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pctek:

 

Like what? If you have to tell them - in a wheelchair, visible issue or likely to need someone to help, then that's tricky. Stick with Equal Opportunity employers.

 

 

 

If you don't have to tell them, don't.

 

Discrimination is rife.

 

 

There are quite a lot of big corporates actively boasting they are part of a group positively looking for ways to be more inclusive. Read about it somewhere. I think asb and spark both featured.





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  Reply # 2092380 18-Sep-2018 10:29
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This is very relevant to me to help a friend.
He randomly showed up from aussie as he escaped a ward there and got off the meds then somehow managed to get back into AKL. I was going fishing with the blokes driving down Bayswater ave and we saw him walking down it. Completely unplanned out of the blue. So he has full blown drug induced psychosis, worst ive ever seen so I took him into the local facility and got him on the right track. He is a good bloke knows how to make coffee but now just needs to stay on the meds and he is fine.

If anyone knows any place around the shore that we can get him into and so fourth it would be great. My friend group is some of the only people he has left looking after him as family is out of town so we hope to get him set back up so he doesn't fall into the wrong crowds again.





 


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  Reply # 2092482 18-Sep-2018 13:13
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kingdragonfly: To be pessimistic, I found telecommute jobs are almost non-existent in NZ.

Yes way too pessimistic. You might be picking up they are not advertised and may be less visible.

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  Reply # 2092534 18-Sep-2018 13:26
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I don't know why people don't advertise jobs as "possible work from home" or "telecommuting possible"

I'd take a salary hit, or change positions, just for the chance.

It's not for everybody, but for people who want it, it's a BIG perk, and can be a strong attractor for skilled workers.

Why keep a great perk hidden?

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  Reply # 2092541 18-Sep-2018 13:33
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kingdragonfly: I don't know why people don't advertise jobs as "possible work from home" or "telecommuting possible"

I'd take a salary hit, or change positions, just for the chance.

It's not for everybody, but for people who want it, it's a BIG perk, and can be a strong attractor for skilled workers.

 

 

 

My mum does this between Sydney and Gold coast, works from home in the GC Monday and Friday, Flies down Monday night and back Thursday night.
Some weeks she stays in the GC. Works for a big Telco there in a high up position and they were happy with her choice.

No one knows that is her situation, they just think she works from home in Sydney for those days but if they knew the real situation then jealousy and other things coming into play. This is probably a lot of why they don't advertise roles as such or make it oblivious. Just ask and if it is a no then you obliviously move on...






 




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  Reply # 2092908 18-Sep-2018 22:28
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Advertising in the newspaper and doing odd jobs freelance is actually how I got my current job unfortunately I don’t have the money to do that anymore. As for working remotely the place I am currently working at has a branch in Auckland which I sometimes have to connect to remotely to do trouble shooting.

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  Reply # 2093357 19-Sep-2018 17:32
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Have you tried contacting Workbridge? Here's an example of how they helped a guy with Asperger's land a job in IT.




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  Reply # 2093465 19-Sep-2018 20:34
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Yes I have already tried workbridge apparently I am in an area that they don't cover.

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