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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this chanllenge by continue to jobseach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

Marina Robards from Chattanooga, TN on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 4:32 PM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this challenge by continue to job seach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

Richard from Duluth, GA on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:53 AM
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One of the most dominant challenges facing us is "unemployment" Many of us are out work like me due to the slow economy especially here in California. Months turn into years and no work in sight. To solve this is to accept other low paying jobs or even odd jobs just to keep the money going in while still looking for that elusive ideal job for us. It would take time but patience is also needed if we need to survive the city life. Improve my profile by adding some needed education in areas I need to improve and by putting some prayers for luck and guidance.

RAMON REYES from Pomona, CA on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Irate customer visited shop. She was not happy with the work that was performed on vehicle. I allowed her to vent and listened carefully. I addressed her concerns and did every thing within my power to make her happy. I spoke to the person who repaired her vehicle and he corrected the problem and she left happy and even returned again for service.

Nicholas from Richmond, CA on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 4:55 PM
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The challenges I face is very difficult, but I'm going to stay strong and not give up. I will be able to find another good job with my experience. My goal are to continue my career in law enforcement so, I can continue to protect and serve my community.

JACQUELINE from Houston, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 8:47 AM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this chanllenge by continue to jobseach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

Gary Tarpley from Dallas, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:44 AM
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DUE TO THE ECONOMY I'M FACE WITH JOB LOST. THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME. MY CHALLENGE IS TO FIND A JOB.

from Mesquite, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 5:14 AM
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The most recent challenge Iam finding myself facing with today is not finding employment in my city. I have had many interviews lately, but its who you know here in tampa,Fl that will get you a job. My goal is to land a job based on the skills I have on my resume and what I have to offer to an employer.

Suzanne from Tampa, FL on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:21 AM
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I find myself for the first time in 33 years dealing with job loss, due to economy. I have found it difficult, but I will continue to search diligently for the correct position. I am attacking this challenge as I would any other task set before me, by researching and adapting to the requirements as necessary. My goal is to find a career position that is satisfying and utilizes my experience and skills while affording a learning environment with increased management mobility.

Carl from Houston, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 9:18 AM
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At my last job I was a dock supervisor where I was responsible for 8 loaders, 4 truck spotters and over 100 trailers. On an average day we would load about 95 to 100 of these trailers. On an average day we would have about 10 to 12 trailers down for mechanical reasons. One day my truck spoters would call me on the radio and say they could not find any good trailers, in the meantime the dock was backing up with orders. So I came up with a system that would keep this from happening again. I got a list of all the trailers with there numbers,got a list of the down trailers from the shop which is known as the hold list, and alist of all trilers that were out of town, or on loan. I took all this info and made a chart that I could change on a daily bases when needed and gave one to each spotter. A

John from Baytown, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 3:46 PM
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I am currently facing a challenge in finding a job that relates to my education. I am 44 years-old and I have faced closed doors in relation to my degree for many years. I spent six years in college and been out of college for ten years. I am not giving up in finally landing an awsome career.

ELIZABETH WINFREY from Wichita Falls, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:00 PM
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Private fraud engagement - country club. Without any management help, determined cash and asset recording fraud was taking place. Concluded with a 2 week trial in county court - was on the stand for almost a week. Results were a guilty verdict with a sentence of 2 to 14 years. With the defendant having a clean record, probation was grant with full payment of costs.

Donald Callen from Portage, PA on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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I had a very irrationally upset customer that was disrupting everyone else in the store. I managed to keep calm and non condescending, saw his side of the problem and offered a solution that would keep him happy (and get him to leave)

Kelly from Las Vegas, NV on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 6:07 PM
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Being able to try to job and do well at it.

Brenda from Smiths Grove, KY on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:06 AM
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One challenge I faced was when a project of mine was being challenged by a labor union. They had filed several data requests and showed up to all public hearings to express their opposition, all because they wanted a construction and maintenance contract. My client was not in a position to agree to this because they did not want to be the final owner of the project. I found a way around both parties by selected a construction firm that was already using union labor.

Michael from Anaheim, CA on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:27 AM
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I was told by my supervisor that I would be teaching Art Appreciation for the first time on very short notice, and at first the thought was very stressful, but in a very short period of time I realized that much of the experience I already had was going to assist me in teaching the course and was able to successfully teach two sections my first semester and I had siblings of former students in myclass the next semester.

Melanie from Houston, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:40 PM
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One of my biggest challanges in my working career has been dealing with my job loss, due to the slowing economy and failure of financial institutions, where I have been working for most of my time. I have found quite difficult to find another job. I decided to reinvent myself and try other areas, such as insurance agent and continue to try to develop my knowledge and skills in different areas.

FELIPE CRUZ from San Juan, PR on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 2:50 AM
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My greates challenge to date is finding a job in today slow economy, even in a city like Houston. I've probably applied to at least 75 job through the internet and networking. I'm looking outside of the inducstry that I've been associated with for over 20 years and check the job boards and company web site to find a career that can use my years of management experience.

Ernest from League City, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 9:35 AM
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The recent challenge is of course the limited career opportunities available in the workplace in this economy especially in a smaller city. I am expanding my job search to positions I might not have considered before becoming more flexible and creative in this tough job market. I am also considering relocation, as a larger urban area would have more exciting opportunities in a new environment. I am excited about new ways of seeking employment and exploring a more creative and fun way of marketing my skills.

N. Mariah Chavez from San Juan, PR on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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The challenges I face is very difficult, but I'm going to stay strong and not give up. I will be able to find another good job with my experience. My goal are to continue my career in law enforcement so, I can continue to protect and serve my community.

Edward Bello from Fort Worth, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:44 PM
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Right Now I am job less and has to pass my whole time at home . In fact I got a chance of job which I really want to do but as I am having experience in India and not references here, I am rejected. Although I have skills to do that job. I am continuously searching for job and hoping I will surely start my career once again.

RASHMI JHALANI from Miami, FL on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:18 PM
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Ardent persistence, sheer diligence, and motivation in recovering from a job loss and trying to reenter the tough job market, is an ongoing challenge. I'd like to quote Stephen Hawking at this juncture, to give all the unemployed candidates inspiration to rebuild their confidence: "Don't look down at your feet, look up and see the stars."

Vijay Mithal from Garland, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:37 PM
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My challenge is not accepting just any job but to wait for what I want or is in the field that I want. I am doing the leg work on a daily basis and I am crazy enough to believe that God will do what he say he will do.

Cathy Stafford from Fort Worth, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this chanllenge by continue to jobseach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

Ali from Lahore, on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:33 AM
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After successfully implementing three iterations of company-wide custom CRM software the company committed itself to a business system conversion. The CFO was the primary sponsor on the project and set an extremely aggressive timeline. Our internal group was asked to redesign our product and integrate it with this new system. We had less than six months before the first scheduled rollout. I pushed back on the schedule and on some of the requirements, but relented once it became clear that the schedule was not going to change. We ramped up the schedule, through ourselves into the project and adopted an eXtreme approach to the development cycle. I adapted, kept my cool and managed the expectations of the many stakeholders. The system survived. The project was successful and hundreds of users were up and running by the end of the year long schedule.

John Herman from Bismarck, ND on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 8:42 AM
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My hardest challenge is believing in myself during this struggling time of finding a job. I have registered with every online job search website, local employment agencies, temporary companies, and even asked everyone i know that is employed if the company they work for is hiring. I refuse to give up for I know there's a company out there somewhere who can use an employee like me! No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

Kimberly Edmondson from TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:39 AM
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You are doing the right thing .Just stay positive and focus on your goals, and with time, all else will fall into place.

Debra from Dallas, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:40 AM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I am very skilled and ready to work I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my area. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up.I continue looking and sending out my resume and improving my skills.

Judith Dietz from Lake Villa, IL on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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I believe in not giving up and remember to be patient stay positive,

Henya from Lake Forest, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 8:28 AM
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One of the challenges facing me is unemployment and loss of my home because I can't keep up with payments. So many people are out work and with the proposed changing with Contential Airlines more jobs will be lost in the Houston area. To help with the job market in Houston and try to stay ahead one must apply for low paying jobs or even odd jobs just to keep the money going in while still looking for ideal job in your field of expertise. I know it will take time but patience some needed education in areas I need to improve will help me become more successful.

RUTHIE from Houston, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 9:04 AM
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While working for the Bethlehem Foundation a client was applying for Christmas toys for her 5 children. It was pass our signing deadline and she was told it was too late to apply. I noticed she was crying and asked her what was wrong. She said she had no way of getting toys for her kids this Christmas. I told her to wait a minute and I looked her name up in the Christmas clearinghouse After seeing she hadn't applied for toys with any other agency, I spoke to our Executive Direstor, explained the situation to her and got approval to add the lady and her kids to our Christmas list. We were able to give the lady food, clothes and toys for her kids. I was as happy as the lady because while I was giving the toys to her kids they were crying. It is so gratifying when you can help someone and make them happpy in a time of need. Knowing they had no other way of getting anything. Three months later the lady came to our office with a cash donation of ten thousand dollars. Be careful how you trea

Anthony Campbell from Red Oak, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 9:10 AM
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My challenge is matching my 25 years experience in the jewelry field with a challenging work siuation that values my extenive talent and knowledge of the trade and the beauty of gemstones.

steven geiger from Denton, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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One of our Cisco switches was not working properly and I was the one suggesting to pull out the Flash card and clean the connectors, after rebooting the switch, users were able to connect again. My action minimized downtime and saved money for the company.

Sylvain Guignard from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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several of our medical devises failed functioning during operation. I quick trouble shoot the device and found one of the lock washer was out off tolerance due to tool wear out. Quick fix the tool and testing the devise found to be functioned properly. This save my company hundred thousand dollars due to recall.

Dao from Saint Paul, MN on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 1:38 PM
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Payroll from a remote site seemed to have excessive hours for one certain employee. After investigating I found that this employee and the Supervisor were adding the extra hours for a shift that I could verify with the Assistant Supervisor she was not working.

Holly Van Esselstine from Golden, CO on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 1:45 PM
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A challenge I face is supporting team members who are unsure of the results that they desire I address this type of situation by asking open ended questions in order to get a clear understanding in order to complete the tasks.

Janice from Carrollton, TX on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 2:53 PM
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We had a product that did not eject a tape when the eject button was pushed. The design engineer and lead engineer spent hours on looking at it on CAD and could not come to conclusion. I took the product and came back in 5 minutes with an answer. Want to know how? Ask me.

Tony from San Jose, CA on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 7:15 PM
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Dealing with an irrate boss. First I acknowledged the fact that it is not personal towards me. She is like this with everyone in and out of the office. My solution is to stay professional,do my job,and maintain a favorable work environment as possible.

Toni from Hackensack, NJ on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 7:39 PM
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My biggest challenge was starting and running Song Bird Trucking. I did this by giving all I had to the running of the company. If I was presented with a problem that I did not have the experience or knowledge, I learned of to do what was required to solve the problem

James Reynolds from Las Vegas, NV on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 9:21 PM
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I approached a customer one day and offered assistance. While speaking to the customer she mentioned that a few other associates had offered to find her assistance but never came back. Keeping this in mind I knew it would be important that this customer like any other deserved the best service available. Most of the merchandise that she wanted was available at our location but we did not have enough matching accesories to complete her set. The merchandise had a generic inventory number so to ensure that she was able to have a complete matching set I called three different stores until I found the correct accesories. After finding the merchandise I made sure that it was put on hold for the customer and stayed with the customer until her merchandise was loaded into her vehicle.

Nicole Taylor from Fullerton, CA on Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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while i worked at ecreek solutions group i worked with many customers that were recieving new smartcards and we had to help them over the phone to help them install new smartcards in thier systems and also troubleshoot thier sustems through the tech portal

John Stockdale from Englewood, CO on Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 6:24 AM
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As a financial advisor, I had a large client who was a widow and had no family. She was not pleased with the previous advisor who had been in the office before me. After our initial meeting, she told me she needed a driver to help her get around town. I helped her find a person for that job. i saved the large account and also made a friend for life.

WENDEL WILSON from Lake Charles, LA on Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 7:34 AM
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In tough time as now theft is one the rise I had to be more alert and visibe to customer as well as employees to let them know I was still in control and took inventory control very serious

cathy from Marlin, TX on Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 9:10 AM
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The absolutely most challenging thing that I dealt with was house caring for my terminally ill brother in law (wifes brother) in our house, and unemployed attempting to find work. I found out about strength I had NO IDEA that I had. He passed Dec 2009 and I am blessed to have known him and his world. I am still u/e and searching for work still.

James Michael Conner from Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 1:07 PM
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The biggest challenge has been in staying in school while struggling with watching my husband search for a job. He wanted me to quit school, so that I may go back to work and help the family out. I opted to stay in school and work part time jobs to help out when I could. I know that my personal work experience has hindered obtaining a job, but I know that while earning my degree, will benefit me even more and the personal issues that have rose from it all has made me realize that I won't regret a thing.

Victoria Ruiz from Harlingen, TX on Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 8:28 PM
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Less than a week before a 3 day conference in New York I was informed we needed about 30 volunteers and had next to no budget. I put an ad on CL, and various schools in and around the city and put together a student volunteer base that was given a small stipend, a room to share for 2 nights and a complimentary membership the the trade association I was working with. I put in a lot of hours making sure things went smoothly but those student interns and I exceeded the needs of conference attendees and my employer especially for staying out of the red!

Renee Brazell from Stanton, CA on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 1:10 AM
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The downturn in the economy, especially the housing market, created many challenges in collecting balances from smaller builders and remodelers. I was able to come up with creative payment plans to collect the balance without sending the account to collections or forcing the customer out of business.

Susanne Buch from Denver, CO on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 7:32 AM
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A customer came in and said we owed her an oil pan. I listened to her carefully and examined the oil pan for damage. I informed her there was nothing wrong with her oil pan and the dealership that replaced it did so without cause. I advised her to take the oil pan back to the dealership and let them know they were in error. She returned to the shop and thanked me for the advise.

Debra Sieting from Garland, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 8:59 AM
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The challenge I am facing now is being a stay at home dad and not having the income I can earn. I am addressing it by sticking with my volunteer job and continue to be aggressive in the job field that I may become successful at, by working hard with the computer skills that I acquired throughout these last few years of completion.

Albert from Wilmington, DE on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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One of the biggest challenge was to consolidate the Customs and Purchasing activity from eight manufacturing plants into a centralized office. Through good rapport and professional presentation of objective-tangible goals, found the buy in from everyone. $3.5 Million first year was shaved from operational expense plus standardization became a robust add to our corporate process. Volume purchase allowed us to develop a couple of our best supply base performers and reduce buy price on a 40% on exchange of volume.

Jorge A. Castillo from Laredo, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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I understand I have recently came back home from school and I dont have that much job work experience because I finished school so fast so its a little bit more harder for me to get a job but i love what i do with a passion and im not going to give up so I believe that you are doing the right thing so keep trying and dont give up something will come eventually

Jeannie from Killeen, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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a got a technical support call from an irate customer who had call several times before and none of the other agents were able to fix his problem. he described to me the problem that he was having with his phone, i had not clue on how to fix his issue, but i stayed calm and sounded like i knew what i was doing. while i talked with this customer, i researched his issue using my web tools and walked him through on reprogramming his phone and his issue was resolved. the customer was very happy.

Robert from El Paso, TX on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 12:10 PM
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I face a new challege in a job that I just started. It is not what I wanted, however, I will work to the best of my ability as always while I continue my job search. The job is a very entry level job which I am very over qualified but to keep my sales skills sharp I will continue working as hard as possible. I think I can impact the company and develop new sales and revenue for the branch that I work out of. I never believed in door to door sales but it is a new challenge and I love to be challenged.

TIMOTHY AGAN from Douglasville, GA on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 3:09 PM
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In my previous career in the food service industry, the food court located in the corporate headquarters received a sub-standard rating as the result of a surprise inspection conducted by the health department. In anticipation of employees seeing the report, which ran in the local newspaper, I drafted a memo for internal distribution alerting employees to the report and which advised them of the individual steps the company had already taken to remedy each area of concern. Employees who were unaware of the report were appreciative of the "heads-up". Those who were aware of the negative report appreciated knowing what the company had done to mitigate the damage and sub-standard conditions. As a result, the food court was not severely impacted.

ANGELA from Colorado Springs, CO on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 3:10 PM
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When a client (customer) calls on the phone and is upset, I patiently listen and listen to the temperment of the client. I then take notes as (he, she), explains the situation and then determine what do say after the client (customer) is completely done finishing (his, her) arguement. Usually if I do not know the answer to the question I will let the client know that I will follow up in either a few hours or a day until I know the answer to this question or complaint. I do not get nervous, I am just patient. I then proceed to my supervisor who in then gives me the answer to the question I am looking for. I then proceed to return the call to the client.

CHARLENE MONTGOMERY from El Segundo, CA on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 3:20 PM
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I was given a crew of experinced and long term employes that were under performing. The ringleader was the most qualified and most senior but also the least productive. I decided to work right along side of him as much as time would let me. Being new to the divison there, the crew had no knowledge of how I managed. I let the crew know from the being that the employe hand book was written in black and white and so was the way I operate. As simple as it seemed it was one of the most demanding and trying times I have ever had at work. The problem crew member finally resigned without even given a two week notice. The same day, the balance of the crew came to me thanked me for finally getting rid of him they had been trying for over a year. They told me that if making him so uncomfortable would have made him resign they would have stoped talking to him a long time ago. I left the company with the most enjoyable, productive and safest crew in our divison, for the five years I was there.

Christopher from Henderson, NV on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 7:34 PM
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irate customer, did not want to keep service .. listened to customer issue and needs showed empathy customer very happy to keep service and relied on me because of the extra mile I went and gave a followup call to confirm customers satisfaction ..

Venessa from Boynton Beach, FL on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 8:35 PM
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Customer called in to complain about the three other reps that did not resolve his issue. I was able to listen to the customer, gather information, view his issue and resolve it satisfactorily for both the customer and client. I was given a customer compliment for outstanding customer service.

Shonda Childs from Englewood, CO on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 9:52 PM
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The most recent challenge I had was trying to explain inflation to my 14 yr old daughter when she asked why her younger brother received $20 for his recent tooth from the tooth fairy. She only received $2 at the time she lost hers.

ronda from Statesboro, GA on Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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Transferred to a facility that was failing a major customer's inventory requirements. Incorporated new best practices and developed a strong team environment and within one year the facility received best inventory managemnt for the entire country for the same client

ALBERT from Lincoln, RI on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 5:18 AM
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A customer of mine was having issues with getting their copier to print a major project. I was called to find the issue and repair it. After evaluating and repairing I stayed with the customer, even though it was after hours, to ensure the project went on without any further problems. I feel our customer is our biggest asset and we should make them feel they are special and we are there for them.

Ken Whitt from Hialeah, FL on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 6:20 AM
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A big challenge I faced was going back to school at age 47 when the rooms are filled with younger adults.I didn't let that hold me back.

Vanessa from Roanoke, VA on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 7:08 AM
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When I started with Knuckleup Fitness, the previous accountant had deleted the hard drive of the compuer, the system had not been backed up for the last two weeks, I had to go back to the checks and re-enter the information to bring the system back up to date. All of the reconcilations were gone, and I had ro recreate all the information in xcell.

Patricia Dietz from Macclenny, FL on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 7:48 AM
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Client was rude and cursing. I stayed Calm and said Have a nice day and left.

Tavoughn from Baltimore, MD on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:21 AM
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We were having problems with the IP addresses being duplicated on the AS/400: Designed and developed strategy for Iseries printer set up that cut out duplication of the IP addresses on the AS/400(Iseries)

CYNTHIA ELLIS from Arlington, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:40 AM
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The company I recently worked for acquired a new company right at month end. So in addition to processing all invoices and trying to closed AP for the month. I also had to learn the new coding and review invoices for a company that was completely different from our normal processes. This was a challenge and took a few extra hours, but accomplished our goal.

Linda from Sammamish, WA on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 9:21 AM
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Developing a new dress code policy which was met with great reluctancy. Formed a team to discuss the problems and resolution was finally resolved.

Katherine from Laguna Hills, CA on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 9:25 AM
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I moved here from out of state. I found it very difficult to find a job. i went back to school. I became up to date on all the Microsoft programs and office procedures and am now starting my search with new vigor and hope.

MARCELLA from Midvale, UT on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 9:42 AM
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my challenge will be to myself of not having a job,not giving up on my sisuation,and to put a greater effort in retaining a job for myself and family

clifford coleman from Beaumont, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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The most recent challenge is not able to find work. I have been out of work for almost four months and its real hard waiting to hear from somebody. However I am not willing to give up on myself and my family. I have been to multiple job fairs and mutiple job sites. I know that I will get that call one day for a great career.

Travis Brooks from Dallas, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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I came in USA 2001. That time I did not speak english, did not have place to leave, did not have job. That was the bigiest gallenge in my live, but i did not give up. Never give up. I like challenge

from , on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:01 PM
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Doing my pre Ortho calls patient was concerned about her medical equiptment had not been delivered yet. It was promised to be delivered 2 days ago. I immediately calmed the patient down and made some calls to Dme and her equiptment was delivered later that day. I then spoke to my supervisor abOut the situation,together with theinput from my supervisor we devised a plan / check list so this type of situation will never happens again.

Lisa from Paradise Valley, AZ on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 12:58 PM
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In fundraising/telemarketing cold calling is a task to prepare and committ to a mindset daily then with no options but to to convert no name or address leads

Saif from Minneapolis, MN on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:13 PM
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The most recent challenge I am finding is dealing with a new job search after going back to school to change careers. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this chanllenge by continue to jobseach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com among others. My goal is to start my amazing new career!

from , on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 1:57 PM
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I once began a job where the daily production for one product averaged 28 pieces,and was excited that after 3 weeks I could do 50 pieces. I was hired to do MY best, so after 2 months, I was doing 100 pieces a day. At my 3 month evaluation, I asked my supervisor about the possibility of an incentive program,with bonuses, which the company did put in to effect. My job is to always do 100 percent,my goal is to do more.

Marlene from North Richland Hills, TX on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 3:40 PM
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A few years ago I moved to a new city to take a new management job. I was working with people whom I did not know and who did not know me. The challenge was to win their trust in order to be successful. Within a couple of months I had succeeded in this by treating my new team with respect and consideration, and showing trust in them.

Fritz from Brighton, CO on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 4:10 PM
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After 2 years of searching for a job I finally gained part time employment in my present position. Recently, another person was hired in the same position, in registry status. I trained the new employee and to my surprise discovered she'd been offered full time status after being on the job three and a half months. I was totally upset because I made it known upon hire that I was interested in full time status and I've been in this position for a year and a half now. Even though it's a very difficult position to be in, I've maintained my professional standard and I continuously believe that I would eventually have full time employment. a

Brenda from Lansing, IL on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 6:18 PM
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I had an employee start crying at her review. I gave her a minute to compose herself and then asked if she was ready to have a frank discussion about how she can improve her performance. We had a much more productive conversation after that point. I was glad I didn't involve HR as her performance improved dramatically after our discussion and she received a good review during her next annual review.

Robert Rosenfeld from Oxnard, CA on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 7:50 PM
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I have been very fortunate in life facing tall mountains,giants,and pressures of the worlds daily dishes of disappointment.Still we must move on as if nothing has ever happened to us.Let turn are frounds upside down and face our next challenge of the days weeks to come. Never shall I give into the objects designed to stop me from achieving my goal in life and that is living.

Timothy from Chicago, IL on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 8:42 PM
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A challenge that i face on a daily basis is not making enough money to buy a house so my 2 children can be together. i will keep searching for a job that will pay me and satisfy my desire to provide outstanding service to customers.

Cleon Simpson from Freeport, NY on Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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I run my own company and things are very slow at the moment,so i am trying to secure a job temp or perm abroad

Neil from , on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 1:45 AM
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The biggest challenge I faced was getting accepted in the the Radiologic Technology program at Dalton State college. I enrolled at DSC after not attending school in over 17 years. I worked and studied very hard for all of my core classes to obtain a GPA acceptebale to be invited into the program. Once accepted, it didnt end there. the hard work and studying was twice as hard. It was the most challenging thing I have ever accoplished in my life, but well worth it. I wold do it all over again.

Anthony Edds from Rocky Face, GA on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 6:21 AM
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I have worked in Accounts Payable for over 20 years in various industries. The largest challenge I faced was bringing together a team to recoup overpayments made to a 3rd party lessor in excess of 1 million dollars. We worked to establish and set processes and procedures to eliminate this type of a situation going forward.

Teddie Fotiu from Richardson, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 7:54 AM
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one of the challenge i faced was anenployee not be able to put on his sitbelt while operating forklift and i called his attention let him know.

ERIC from Dallas, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:10 AM
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I found myself searching the proper solid wood packing for international shipment. (ISPM 15) The requirement was to fumigate and stamp wood material with proper labeling. I came with the resolution to use only plywood materials on my crating, since plywood is not a wood, it's a man made material and the process of making the plywood consist of heat treatment and other steps, this eliminate the need to fumigate. My shipments to China and Brazil never had a problem with the ISPM 15 requirement. Customers were satisfied knowing there shipment was in compliance of the international requirements.

Jose from Miami, FL on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:25 AM
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During my employment at SubMicron I had to convence manager of their decision to use MS Projects for database was wrong. After I was given responsibility to manage the field service installation history I determined MS Access was the correct tool. I took a 3-day course and built the correct relationship database. The company continued to use my created database at the corporate office.

Susan from Austin, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:26 AM
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Working in customer service I worked with a very diverse group of customers. One had a tendency to be always complaining about service, products, pricing, and basically verbally mean. I ask if I could go to meet this customer in person, which I was allowed to do. After putting a face to my name and visiting about the issues at hand, we developed a very amiable work relationship. He knew he could depend on me to take care of him, which I worked extra hard to do as his business was very important to our compnay.

DONNA from Federal Way, WA on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:29 AM
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One of the biggest challenges often faced with is the ability to work in any enviroment including co-workers and making it a positive experience. When I embark in a new enviroment my primary objective is to make others feel comfortable and get a feel for what their needs are so I can be of any assistance. Then creating a team work enviroment so each and everyone of us can succeed and meet our goals. When working in a positive enviroment then a more positive result will occur. The best way to do this is by lead by example, try and have everyone on the same page, be open to feedback, listen to what others need then put all this into a plan of action and get to work!

Kendra Smith from Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:42 AM
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I was assigned, based upon my extraordinary orgazional and writing skills, to head up the group responsible for the National quality review of all reports submitted to the Department of Justice for prosecution. During the 1st. meeting with my team, i discovered that

George from Georgetown, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:15 AM
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My latest challenge has been returning to school for my Master's in Special Education. I see a need for Special Educators who like to design curriculum. I also want to be able to help my special needs son. Work, school, and family are large challenges that I appreciate and enjoy in my life.

Janelle Spaulding from Crossville, TN on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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I was homeless and Desided to change my life and circumstances so I went into a change life program I have recently finished school and I am now looking for employment. I believe that I have over come all the odds I need to become sucessful. I know That I am a confident Lady with an appreciation for life and the strength I have within

Gabriella from Denver, CO on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Anytime I face a challenge, I gather all the tools I have (ie. Coworkers, contract documents, correspondence history, etc.) to piece together all unknowns to solve a problem. Doing so not only gives me a complete background of the issue but helps me to make a better decision.

Sergio Flores from Houston, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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The company I worked for had an antiquated project management method. There were numerous tasks that were being duplicated and a lot of time was being wasted. I integrated an online project management software program, which increased efficiencies by 25% and resulted in bringing on a new major client without hiring additional staff.

BRIDGET BRANDON from Argyle, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 1:05 PM
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I have faced a lot of rude customers being a cashier for 18 years, but best aproach to a rude customer is to first calm him down with your calm voice try to get the customer to understand the rules and help them any way you can, even so much as to go out of your way to help them. I have always taken the extra mile with no problem, because that was my job but also iam always willing to help because one day i might need help and i would like to be helped by a nice person.

Sherry from Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 1:38 PM
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I was able to successfully perform a multitude of responsibilities while keeping deadlines and monthly reports on schedule. My last position placed me in a very busy somewhat demanding environment. Not only was I following the directives of my immediate supervisor but I came to realize that I was a liasion to the district's Human Resources, Maintenance, Purchasing, Accounts Receivable and Payable, Print Shop and Central Distribution Departments. The campus had about 115 employees who came to be with human resources problems and questions, maintenance and supply problems. The position was challenging and I felt I stepped up to the plate, I don't see how I could have handled the job any better than I did under the circumstances.

TERRY BRADY from Houston, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 1:54 PM
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Well i had dropped out of school and i went back and got my G.E.D. to pursue a better paying career

Richard from Longview, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:11 PM
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job loss.trying to find work without getting stress out.l know l will find a job,because l know lm a good worker or a good employee.l think l have alot to offer a employer.

from , on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:23 PM
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My most recent challenge is that I am unable to find positions within my field. It appears that my field has very little to no openings. I have not given up seeking employment. I am continuing to search for jobs based on other skills that I have obtained throughout my career.

Portia Corley from Farmington, MI on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:57 PM
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I was faced with increasing productivity with the same head-count. My engineers were highly specialized. Through taking quality metrics, I was able to determine that utilization of my workforce was not optimized, where some engineers were free but could not perform the task. I then implemented a cross training program so that the engineers were no longer a specialist. I now had engineers capable of performing other tasks thus essentially multiplying my workforce and increasing productivity and reducing cycle-time.

Mauro from Glendale Heights, IL on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 3:41 PM
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One of the most dominant challenges facing us is "unemployment" Many of us are out work like me due to the slow economy especially here in California. Months turn into years and no work in sight. To solve this is to accept other low paying jobs or even odd jobs just to keep the money going in while still looking for that elusive ideal job for us.

FRANK ANDUJO from Westminster, CA on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 3:42 PM
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One of the biggest challenges that I have faced recently is the challeng to find a job with pay equal to my experience with benifits.I have been able to find contract work with low pay and no benifits . While I am thankful to have something it is a real challenge to put my kids through college. Being surplused out due to cut backs at a job I loved with AT&T I know the key is never to give up on what you want and to keep meeting the challenge of finding a job. I will meet this challenge no matter how long it takes or how hard it is.

Stephanie Reyes from Porter, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 4:15 PM
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The Company I worked for changed their accounting system to Peoplesoft. Being acquainted with a different system for more than 5 years it was a challenge. After studying the new system on line dilligently, I am proud to say I received 100% on my test score. I am now considered quite an expert on Peoplesoft Accounting.

Teresa Kelly from Galveston, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 5:53 PM
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A challenged I faced recently was I was hired for a temporary job and my supervisors really gave me a positive feed back and showed interest in me, and gave me heads up that they would hire me. I was so motivated and was certain I would be hired without a doubt in my mind, but then I received a phone call and was told that I was fired!! I did not, and was not given a reason for the layoff, but what I did do, was this, I told them that I wanted to know where I went wrong, or what I did, so I could learn from it and move on, I also Thanked them for the opportunity they gave me to learn, I was never told what I did that got me fired, but I learned that sometimes its not what you its who you know!! lol!! know, its who you know!

Gina from , on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 7:36 PM
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The most challenging issue that I have faced was dealing with difficult or aggressive people whether it's a client, co-worker or supervisor. For me the best way to deal with this challenge was to listen to what they have to say whether I like it or not, give eye contact, and speak when asked to be spoken to without being nervous or upset if it was something unpleasant.

Cicily Jefferson from Houston, TX on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 8:02 PM
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Took a 7 day task, responsable for sending and receiving orders for a company, and compressed it to 15 minutes, on demand task, this shortened shipping time from 2 weeks to 1 hour or less

Raymond from Cumberland, OH on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:01 PM
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One challenge I faced was making a decision to accept a optional severance plan from my previous employer during a company reorganization and downsize in order to move back to Portland, OR to be near my family. I knew that job market was declining and was willing to accept a position in a lower paying job. I'll continue to search the job opportunities for a position that utilizes my skills and assets.

Carolyn from Portland, OR on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 9:24 PM
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i was proforming a customer project. She was not happy with the process of the project was going. I allowed her to vent and listened carefully. I addressed her concerns and did every thing within my power to make her happy. I spoke to my manager and changed our process to satisfy her. In the end so was very happy with my work and contracted me many times coming in to help her department.

Toni from Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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At one place where I worked as a manger, there was no central database to assist support techs in helping them solve a problem. I created an online database of problems and solutions that ended up lowering our time to resolve a support call from 2 hours to 30 minutes.

BARRY WEISENBERG from Orange, CA on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Pay cuts during slowdown impacted employee morale and increased turnover, affecting production cycle. Designed and implemented quarterly bonus and Employee of the Quarter program, awarding those with exceptional service. Improved morale, decreasing workplace injuries and lowering turnover 25%.

Jim Walsworth from Sierra Madre, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 7:01 AM
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While working at one location, we were not meeting our weekly sales goal, so through various observations and implementations of new sales strategies created by myself, we did begin to meet our sales goals.

Angel from Crest Hill, IA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 7:07 AM
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Working in a project-driven environment was a bit of a challenge to me. It required flexibility, ability to finish tasks regardless of changing parameters and folding in new data and requirements. I've learned to rely upon myself while leaving the way open for additional input and changes without losing sight of the primary goal.

JOYCE from Poway, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 7:29 AM
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I am facing a challenge as we speak. Obviously due to the economy everyone is facing a challenge, my challenge is that I am only able to get 5 hours in at my current job. That is 5 hours a week. I have and will continue to keep a positive attitude while searching for a career that will suit not only my needs, but that I will suit that companies needs.

Dianna Bateman from Cuero, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 7:58 AM
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When hired in at QPM Aerospace one of my assignments was to clear up their Calibration program and database. It seems many hands had been in it and there were numerous errors including the loss of very expensive inspection equipment by the outside vendor who calibrated these items. After working diligently canvasing the entire building, contacting the vendor and locating these "lost items they insisted they didn't have", I was able to clean up the entire database, place the calibrations items on a three quarterly timeframe periods each year, and did all of this in 5 months. Before I came to QPM, all the calibration was due every week, every month of the year. It was totally out of control.

Jodene Sorlie from Portland, OR on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 9:49 AM
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Another victim of the economic downturn I was laid off from my last position. Since then I have enrolled at Stanbridge College and obtaining my Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Server 2008, Cisco CCNA and Linux + certifications two nights a week from 6 – 10 pm. I maintain an “A” average while pursuing employment and working out at the gym daily. My father once told me that “The Cream always rises to the Top” and I keep that in mind as I continue to improve myself and search for employment opportunities

Barry Free from Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 9:57 AM
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My greatest challenge to date is finding a job in today's slow economy, even in a city like Houston. I've probably applied to at least 10 jobs through the internet and networking. I'm looking outside of the industry that I've been associated with for over 20 years and check the job boards and company web site to find a career that can use my years of administrative experience

SANDRA POWELL from Dayton, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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the most diffucult challenge I face is the lack of jobs in my areaI keep submitting resumes and ahaving no luck I feel that there has to be a job out there somewhere for m. I will keep looking and hopefully something will come up.

Judy from Edon, OH on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 12:25 PM
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I was working in the store i use to manages and all of the cumputer shut down and i had to close the store until i got the computers back up on online in order to open back up it took about one hour .

Melissa from Palestine, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 12:59 PM
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I 'm having problems because I recently retired from my last job on November 1,2008 and I'm having trouble because it seems that most companies wont hire you after you've retired.

Stettinus from Jonesboro, GA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 1:13 PM
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Currently facing a problem with my supervisor's dissatisfaction with something I did at work. I admitted the error and asked for specific advice on how not to make the same mistake again.

ANNE from Henrico, VA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 2:06 PM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this chanllenge by continue to jobseach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

RAMONA SCOTT from Ontario, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 4:52 PM
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The challenge I faced recently is transferring to a MS from a PhD degree at the fourth year. It is a hard decision since I have passed all the written and oral exams. But with all the experience and skills learned these years, I clearly understand I would like a career in industry. I am trying my best to find a job from any websites and any person I knew. Once I have a chance, I believe the next several years of industry experience will be much more valuable and meaningful than a PhD degree based on my career goal.

Celeste from Columbus, IN on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 6:55 AM
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My most recent challenge has been job loss. I have been the main support for our household for many years and without a job paying bills has been very difficult. After being out of work for 6 months and the competition for the positions I was qualified for being 700 to 1, I decided to go back to school, which I did in August 2009. I graduated June 15, this year with a 4.0 GPA. I plan to continue my job search with a new direction for my career that will continue a life of service to people in need of care. kdfjklkjjkl;lkjkl;lkjkl;lkjkl;lkjjkl;lkjlk;lkjkl;lkjkl;ljl;my

M Leann Wynne from Oregon City, OR on Friday, July 02, 2010 @ 12:46 PM
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ONE CHALLENGE THAT I FACED WAS, A CANCEER PATIENT, SHE WAS EXTREMELY UPSET BECAUSE SHE HAD TO HAVE HER RADIATION AND SHE WAS NOT COVERED BY MEDICAL FOR SUCH TREATMENT. SO I ASSURED HER THAT I WOULD DO EVERYTHING THAT I COULD TO HELP HER, I WAS ON THE PHONE FOR 45min, TRYING TO GET HER BENEFITS CORRECT. I FINALLY GO IN TOUCH WITH HER SOCIAL WORKER AND WENT OVER EVERYTHING THAT I HAD TO WORK WITH. COME TO FIND OUT THAT MEDICAL ISSUED THE WRONG MEDICAL CARD TO THE WRONG PERSON, EVETHING WAS UPDATED AND SHE WAS ABLE TO GET HER TREATMENTS AND HER GRATITUDE WAS MY OWN PERSONAL REWARD.

FAVIOLA LEE from San Diego, CA on Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 1:02 AM
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I was given the task of cataloging, auditing, and securing the enterprise for a county IT department that had 37 servers, 419 workstations, and all the connected equipment all located at three separate locations, and securing the enterprise from hacking and intrusions over a 150 mile stretch across the county. This was done remotely using Windows management instrumentation. This was a huge task and I was able to complete it in record time and to the satisfaction of the IT Director. I was very happy at having completed the task which made the associated jobs much easier thereafter.

Rick from Oldsmar, FL on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 6:33 PM
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I created an opportunity to receive a contract job that pays for 2 years of school. I had a semester of prerequisites and another 4 semesters to finish my MBA. After I finished my first semester, I set my goal to finish the two year program in a year and half. I set up schedule of classes I needed and when they were offered. A couple of semesters I 16 credit hours at one time. I had to really plan my time to be able to focus on each class as needed. Frequently, I had to put in extra hours at work in advance so I could have ample time for course work. I also hit a bump in the road with the administration about taking my capstone class before I finished all the course work, but with a letter written to the admin I was able too. With careful planning, goal setting, and dedication not only was I able to finish a semester of prerequisites and finished a two year MBA program in a year in half. At this time along with my MBA I received a Certificate of Information Technology Project M

Andrew Cole from Chapin, IL on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 7:40 PM
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Two software engineers became engaged in a shouting match where it appeared that it could become physical. I called building security to help diffuse the situation. The two were sent to separate rooms to cool down.Thankfully, it was a large office. I contacted the CEO who in turn sent one of the VPs to handle the situation with me. We interviewed both parties separately and then together. Grievances and frustrations were aired. Later that week, the CEO conducted a general meeting with all employees present. As an HR professional I discovered that the troubled employee is not always easy to spot however, it is my job to keep the fuse from igniting. I learned a valuable lesson that day regarding employee relations and how to diffuse and prevent a crisis.

MARY from San Bruno, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 8:23 PM
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At Cost Plus World Market, Two customers came in the store at the same time, for the SAME piece of furniture, and the model they wanted was discontinued, our floor model was the last one in existinsance. I took each customer aside and listened to their needs. After a few minutes it was clear which customer should have the table. I got each customer together and explained how I came to that decision, I was sympathatic at all times and worked out another option for the customer NOT getting the table. In the end everyone was happy and felt good leaving the store, STILL a valuable customer.

Theresa from Renton, WA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 8:29 PM
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The recent challenge I'm facing now is the job loss, everyone knows the economy is growing very slow and try to find a job is very difficult this days. It is been only two months send I loss my job, and it fell longer then that,but not willing to give up. I'm handle this challenge by searching for a job everyday and by using hot job.com., monster.com and many others.

Johanna from Cedar Creek, TX on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 11:22 PM
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In my position as publications coordinator for a technical education company, I was selected (being one of eight publication coordinators) by a group of software engineers to copy a 8’ x 4’ whiteboard drawing of complex computer networks then reduce the drawing to an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper. I freehand drew the diagram on an 8.5 x 11 paper then scanned the drawing and brought it into Adobe Illustrator as a template. I then traced over my drawing in Illustrator with appropriate boxes, lines, symbols, etc. and then deleted the template—the diagram was complete and then printed. The engineers were very happy with the results! A lot of pressure, but I was able to pull it off.

Marilyn Hilliard from Murrieta, CA on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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Biggest challange: Being unemployed. I find it very frustrating that you can not check on a job when you apply online and there is no follow up information for you to check back with the company. I am doing my best if there is a name of the company I look it up in the phone book and call them. This is just a small way of combating the problem.

Lois Cannon from High Ridge, MO on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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Getting the first job was very frustrating.. but faced this with a constant and continous effort as in a do-or-die situation. the result was very fast... I got a job in 1 month even being a fresher.

Mervin Thomas from , on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 3:52 AM
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Learning the difference between empathy and sympathy. Recently made a site visit on a water damage claim. Large new residential home had major flood damages from a product liability. Customer was enraged with our services and the company. Was able to not only retain the customer by assuring them their claim would be handled promptly and explained the processes in detail. Resulted in a proposal offered with a signed agreement on additional services to be provided in the months to come.

Scott Miller from Mesquite, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 6:06 AM
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A challenge I faced was when the Manager of our company became ill and could no longer perform his duties on a regular basis. I had been a liason between him, the public, and government agencies, but was faced with more responsibility and accountability to the Board of Directors. Along with other employees, we faced the situation and kept the office running in an efficient and productive manner. The last year I was there produced the best audit sin a greamany years.

Audra from Brady, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 7:23 AM
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While all of the RE/MAX International senior officers, including the legal team, were attending the annual convention in Las Vegas, my boss, the CEO, received a certified letter from the attorney of a very well-known RE/MAX broker in the California Region that we had known for many years. This broker had, for whatever reasons, made some poor choices and the judge in the case wanted character witnesses to attest in writing to his civil worthiness, moral fiber and likelihood of redemption/rehabilitation, etc. There was a deadline of only a couple of days to get this letter into the judge's hands. After speaking to the broker's attorney and briefing my boss, I wrote two different letters on behalf of the CEO and President. I sent the letters by overnight mail to the hotel where they were staying for signature and I instructed them to forward the letters on to the broker's attorney in the overnight envelope that I had provided. Our corporate counsel, while attending the convention, rev

S. L. CHANDLER from Denver, CO on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 8:33 AM
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My challenge latly has been keeping up with the bills and i"ve faced it by looking at all jobs.

from , on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 8:38 AM
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I have to fight with myself for things I do not want to accomplish but I have to do it well in anyway. I have addressed it by putting these things on a scale not for myself opportunities. Even though for my own needs, and for my own family's needs are still so small for a comparision with the community or the society where I am living now. Therefore, if I can limit myself for the other needs, I should. Shouldn't I? Sincerely yours.

Helen Minh Phuong from Garden Grove, CA on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:20 AM
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When I was given the task of of drawing exploded assembly drawings for IOM manuals I had to figure out how to make accurate drawings manually. I experimented with various AutoCAD Draw and Snap settings. I found out how to use a single Elipse command and copy it over and over at various scales to represent round parts correctly. The answer to most problems after careful research and asking others is just plain old perseverence.

John from Houston, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:37 AM
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Will let the company to know the answer

Phu from Houston, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:21 AM
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It seems that my challenge is the most prevalent challenge in this day and age. Yes I am talking about unemployment and having to re-evaluate ones worth in the job market. My challenge was how I saw myself and comparing that assessment to how I perceived the rest of the world saw me. I discovered that there is a lot of misconception on my part on how other people view me. Those misconceptions were base on myth and not on facts. So I approached my predicament as I have done in my professional life. Identify the problem, find a solution, define a plan and implement the plan. There are things that I can change, so I changed them. There are things that cannot be changed, so I changed the focus to other positive areas. There are things that I should avoid, so I did. In short I found out that my worse enemy is me and nothing else. I also found out that appearance is key, so I made a lifestyle change by taking care of my health. I implemented an exercise routine which I follow rel

Johnny Daniel from Scottsdale, AZ on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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While working at Cingular Wireless now AT&T, I was put on a special project team. The goal was to convert 23 agent owned retail stores to Cingular over night on a specific date. I had to hire all personal with a moving target date. The biggest challenge was keeping all of the candidates motivated to wait through the latest extended start date. I did not lose any candidates and I met all goals!!

Dorothy Kenzie from Placentia, CA on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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An account was brought to my attention from the agent assign to repossess the unit stating the vehicle was registered to a 3rd party and to a different address. Immediately came to mind title washing. I then checked the title so make sure we had received. Then pursued to call the FL DMV where learned the lien has been fraudulently released. We stopped the repossession I used Lexus Nexus to a found number to the 3rd party in possession of unit and other parties involved in scheme questioned how he obtained; I continued investigation until leads lead to a detective investigating case.

MADELINE from Richardson, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:17 AM
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Trawcy from Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:44 AM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with a job loss, due to the slow economy. I am finding it difficult because of my age, not my experience. I will continue to look and use all the tools that are out there to accomplish my goal.

LARAINE from San Dimas, CA on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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The biggest challenge I am finding is facing with is the job loss. I have been out of work now for 3 months and have gotten to the position where any job will do to put food on the table. I am handling the challenge and continue to search for the perfect job.

DAVID from Euless, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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I improved inventory turn and product selection in 2 categories, doubling sales in those categories in a one year period.

Colin Campbell from Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 12:01 PM
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Most recently I find my self with the challenge of balancing my job which ends on June 15th, trying to keep up with recent culinary trends and taking care of my wife who is 26 weeks pregnant. Currently I am searching for another job, reading only online articles when I have a chance and my wife is pretty calm considering the job loss. I am a chef working at a Hotel that has recently been purchased by another company and they are cleaning house. I was among the first of the salaried managers to go. They're going in a different direction, so that gives me an opportunity to explore more options.

Charlie from Duncanville, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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After being injured on the job a few months ago,two surgeries,and endless therapy;I have put myself through college to become a Pharmacy Technician.

maureen from Stafford, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 1:17 PM
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I had two hundred people waiting on records to be copied so I quickly faxed copied scanned all documents into separate emails and sent at once on three computers while on teh phone calling people and making sure to document when who where hwo and why for my manager

Sarah from Florence, KY on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 1:44 PM
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I am 56 years of age and find that this late in life I am dealing with job loss. It is very difficult to find a job at a time when the job market is at its lowest. I am not one to give up and am always up for a challenge. Using any and all resources that are available along with faith and patience I know that soon enough I will again be employed.

MARIA DE LA CRUZ from El Paso, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 1:52 PM
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I have been unemployed for 1 1/2 years after working my whole life. I am still job hunting and have confidence that one day I will get the job that is meant for me. I continue to believe and will not give up.

DEBORAH from Plantersville, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 2:26 PM
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The biggest challenge I find is right now. I am currently unemployed, for 2 years now. The job search method has changed dramatically, plus being out of work for so long doesn't help. However, I have not given up yet. I find it hard to believe that someone does not want to give another a chance to show what they are capable of doing. My long term goal is to land a long-term job with someone that understands this job market.

JANET OKON from Hanover Park, IL on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 3:34 PM
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i am a felon and i had to find work i found a uion and worked hard for 4 years

Michael from Cypress, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 3:48 PM
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If this is a challenge in life then it would have to be the death of my parents last year and I am still dealing with that taking it one day at a time. Also recovering from a kidney transplant while dealing with the loss of both parents, and still trying to find employment has definately been a challenge however I will not give up on this pursuit and will perservere.

Lisa Carroll from Norfolk, VA on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 4:49 PM
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The challenges I've faced as Director of my company- a mobile surgical providership, often demanded creative, fast problem solving. Our surgical transport once break down at 2:00 AM in the mountains over 200 miles from the surgical site. The next day was a crucial surgery day for us, with 63 procedures constituting a $60,000 revenue day. Via internet I located the residence of the owner of a high-capacity tow truck company. My engineer awoke the owner and had our transport towed the 200 miles. The truck was backed up to the surgical center, the equipment downloaded and calibrated and the day proceeded uneventfully. It cost a fortune for the tow, but we still profited from the day and maintained our reputation for reliability. "Excellence is invisible, problems are exaggerated" was our mantra; addressing logistical challenges and a passion for quality control helped make us the premium provider of surgical services until my company was acquired in 2008.

Lawrence from Ann Arbor, MI on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 4:59 PM
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One of my greatest challenges in the past was taking a start up group of telemarketers and growing the business from one state to a national call center. Each milestone we set a goal and each goal became a milestone!

Thor from Westminster, CA on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 7:32 PM
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One of the biggest challenged since being retired from the army is not finding a job that will create the same income that I had while on active duty. I got the degree but I also seem to be over qualified. I didn't realize it was so hard and competitive in the job market. I continue to be positive and not give up so easily because when one door shuts another door opens. All I need is a change and the opportunity. No one is giving me either of those.

WANDA from Killeen, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:12 PM
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I had 32 state licensing reports in addition to renewal licenses getting ready to expire, all due in February, with no help available. I spent one day reviewing each report, itemizing in detail what needed to be done on a spread sheet so I could track my progress. I began by starting with requesting items I needed from other departments, then moved on from there. I kept detailed notes of what I had completed each day and what was still needed. With diligence and persistence, I finished all the tasks for the month of February one week early.

Ginni from Tustin, CA on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:27 PM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow growing economy. I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this chanllenge by continue to jobseach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

EVELYN from Houston, TX on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:25 PM
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Kimberly from Ace, TX on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 4:47 AM
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If you're not the supervisor or in management, you have no business making business decisions. It's a trick question. What they want to know is how you delegated problems to the proper channels. They want to know If you contacted your higher-ups with the present dilemna and gave them a briefing on the situation. What you want to do is get the name of the person who has the problem, and his/her phone number. Call your supervisor and if he/she isn't there, leave a message about the situation and give the person's name and number. The customer will have to be patient because there's nothing you can do. You tell your co-workers about the situation, and let the next shift be aware of the situation as well. It's all about communication and delegation of authority in business. If you were hired to solve problems, then of course, tell them of your problem solving skills.

Nia from Midvale, UT on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 4:56 AM
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ANTHONY from Arlington, TX on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 6:24 AM
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I think that my biggest challange is happening right now, which is being unemployed. I have always worked, so this is hard for me. But I have vowed to stay focused on finding a job. I am posting my resume on several different sites. I will continue to stay strong and continue to search for a job where I can prove my skills and abilities. I will not give up.

Shannon Harris on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 8:10 AM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself is being lay-off and unable to fine work. I have not work since 2008 and doing that period I attend computer class to continued my education. Since 2007 I continued Job search. I know thing has change in the Job market since the 60,70,80,90 and know 2010, I try to every morning that some is going to call you, and to keep a positive smile.

Celestine Franklin from Lancaster, TX on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 8:40 AM
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My current challenge is being out of work. It is literally driving me crazy being at home. I am utilizing every job website available and registered with work in texas to find a great career position.

Deborah Foss from Gainesville, TX on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 8:53 AM
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I am presently working for a real-estate company as Broker's Assistant. It pays well but I virtually work alone most of the time as my work-place is in my employer's home. The challenge I faced when I first started was how to stay inspired and productive without the usual daily interactions of a busy office that I was used to in previous employment such as from co-workers and the public walking in off the street. I also did not have the oversight I was used to from my supervisor. To resolve the oversight issue, I set hourly goals and took ownership of the business. I asked myself, what would you do if this was your business? To resolve the loneliness aspect, I decided to make the most of the interactions between the realtors and property managers that called and built personal rapport with each. This resulted in improved communication and trust between our office and the agent's and a good working relationship between our company and the property managers so we would get paid more time

Susan Hikel from Bastrop, TX on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 9:14 AM
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The most recent challenge I am currently facing is dealing with my recent job loss, due to the slow growing economy and company lay offs. I am handling this challenge by continuing to stay positve and hopeful that by dilligentlly putting my best foot forward and utilizing Gadball.com, I will soon land gainfull, meaningfull employment.

KAREN from Orchard Park, NY on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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I handled all details for a rush $100,000 wire transfer when one of the Project Engineers and her assistant were on vacation. The manager was very happy I took of care of this for her.

JANICE REINSCHREIBER from Northridge, CA on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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My biggest challenge is to find a job right now. I know it is difficult due to slow economy. But I'm not gonna give up. I will continue my job search. I know I can find a job because of my qualification and educational background.

DENNIS TIONGSON from Chicago, IL on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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In this time of unemployment i have not were to turn but to my faith and trust in God to help me

KAREN from Clovis, CA on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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I was meeting with another supervisor one night, when I noticed that his speech was slurred and he was staggering. Then I smelled the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. I was somewhat surprised as I really hadn't had too much contact with that supervisor before. From a political standpoint I felt like, it would be best if I just kept it to myself. However, from an integrity standpoint, I felt that I should tell my manager. So, I told my manager. It's called "Lead by example."

James Cope from Jamestown, IN on Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:00 PM
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Right now I feel that it is the economy! Although I draw unemployment I have far to many goals and things in my life I'd like to do and achieve! I will continue until the right job comes along and it will!

Patty from Palestine, TX on Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 3:47 PM
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A challenge I faced happened doing the holiday season. It was Christmas Eve, I was an operator in the computer room of a hosiptal. We hand an abend on the AS400 system. I esculated support calls to the numbers listed as well as the VP of Operations, no call back. I reseached the problem, we had documentation of the fix and the department was saved.

Jeffery Fisher from Dallas, TX on Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 5:26 PM
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Is dealing with job loss and trying to further my education at this time I'm caught up between what type of career change I want and having the means of completed the task.

2SHARON from Mesquite, TX on Sunday, June 20, 2010 @ 6:58 AM
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The greatest challenge in my life as of late is the decision to go back to school full time while raising two children. The "challenge" as it turns out has helped me better manage my time, patience, and resources. My new challenge is finding the perfect fit with a growing and ethical company.

Katie from Modesto, CA on Sunday, June 20, 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Losing my job has been quite a challenge for the past few months. I have always worked diligently to provide for my family, and being unemployed has put a strain on myself as well as my family. Regardless of this situation, I continue to wake up in the morning with faith that there is a great opportunity waiting for me out there. I continue my job searches, both online and in person on a daily basis, realizing that each day is not only a challenge, but an opportunity.

Jesus from El Paso, TX on Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 8:47 AM
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I try to stay relaxed and focused and just take the challenge one step at a time. Just don't rush yourself just stay focused on the the challenge at hand and you will over come it.

Jeffery Schapiro from Lake Dallas on Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 8:49 AM
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Surviving a brain tumor. I took it straight on as I do all problems. I have done what needs to be done and attack the situation as best as I can. Pray and trust the Lord to do His work on me and move me forward. At this point, the tumor is gone and I plan on accomplishing a lot with the time the Lord is providing me.

Jonathon Stidger from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 1:27 PM
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When Hurricane Ike came through and tore up the property I was managing, I was able to protect the customer's property and get the facility repaired and ready for business in great time. We were ready for business before the electricity was restored.

Justin from Conroe, TX on Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 9:12 AM
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A major challenge I have faced was when my boss gave me a third financial application to support. I was already leading two separate applications and was hesitant to take on a third. However, my boss had negotiated our team taking on this new assignment based on me being the lead and there was no going back on that commitment. So I had to refocus onto the new application, learn it - both technically and the business rules built into it - and to deliver a project to System Test within one month of taking it on that impacted sales tax reporting by an affiliate of our company. I studied the application, the design of the changes that were required, coded and tested the changes, and delivered a successful product to System Test on time. When it was implemented there were no production defects opened on the product.

DENISE LINDSLY from Walnut Creek, CA on Thursday, July 01, 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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I WENT THRU A GREAT LOSS ACOUPLE OF YEARS AGO. FAMILY LOSS, JOB, DIVORCE, BECOMING A SINGLE PARENT. SEEMED LIKE MY WHOLE WORLD WAS CRASHING DOWN ON ME. BUT I HAD TO OVERCOME SOMEHOW. I STARTED MY OWN LITTLE BUSINESS, WITH THE TRADES AND SKILLS I HAVE AND KNOW.

RICARDO ANDRDADE from El Paso, TX on Friday, July 02, 2010 @ 8:28 AM
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The most recent challenge I am finding myself to face is dealing with job loss, due to the slow I have been finding it very difficult to come up with a job in my city. I have been out of work for several months. However, I am not willing to give up. I am handling this challenge by continue to job seach and setup my profile and continue to use the job board from Gadball.com. My goal is to land a awesome career!

Eric from The Colony, TX on Friday, July 02, 2010 @ 3:37 PM
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Being involved in the network group with Micrografx and understanding how much downtime can cost a company, especially when you have over 200 developers costing x dollars per hour. I developed a disaster recovery plan for our servers, that within eights years has to be used twice. The servers that crashed were down for a total of 10 minutes, in an ordinary situation had the servers’ gone offline it may have taken over 4 hours to recover the data lost. This would have cost the company over 56 thousand dollars in lost revenue.

Scott Christianson from Dallas, TX on Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:22 AM
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I was working for Frontier Airlines in the baggage room. A gentlement who had planned a trip down to Zions Park for a couple of weeks of hiking and camping, did not receive his bags, I tracked them down and we were able to get a smaller airline, I believe it was Northwest to take them to Moab where they were delivered to a motel and he could hook up with them. I missed my grandsons birthday party, but received great satifaction in knowing his trip was not completely ruined.

SHERRY from Tooele, UT on Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 3:41 PM
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Is the down of the housing market and finding a job where I can fine a job where I can use my skills working with people and keep using my Spanish.

Gloria from Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 1:31 PM
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It is hard, because all around me at my job, people are being layed off because of todays economy. I just work hard and be on time hoping I'm not next.

J D Hennessey from Huntington Beach, CA on Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ 6:12 PM
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I was borne with a severe Lisp. I spent years at Scottish Rite Hospital to learn to speak properly. Then I spent over 30 years for a Telecommunications Employer. I may still have problems pronouncing a word but soon learned to over come it, gracefully.

Olivia Castro from Dallas, TX on Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 4:30 PM
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A challenge is an opportunity to grow. Think, then act and take responsibility for your actions.

Susie from Granger, TX on Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 9:00 PM
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As a geophysicist, our contractor could not get permits from a major block of landowners, because they were afraid of damage which might be done by the Vibroseis vehicles which were to be used. I went to the spokesperson for the landowner group, an attorney, explained to him the details of what was to be done along with the safety precautions to be employed. With this full understanding of what was being done, he happily allowed us access.

Charles Timmons from Conroe, TX on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 9:12 PM
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A challenge that I faced was to study and take tests and in some cases I surprized myself by getting very good marks.

Joan Dominique from El Cajon, CA on Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 6:57 PM
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I have had several challenges in the work place but each one teaches you something. I don't have one harder then another, they could all be very difficult to handle. All you can do is not panic, stay focused and find a solution. Worry and panic are only going to prolong the solution.

ERNEST BARRETT from Castroville, TX on Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 9:54 PM
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During my research career I was tasked with supporting an operating division’s international exploration program. There was insufficient published literature to permit resolution of the problem, and the local expert had stated that the type of data I proposed to use would not work. I convinced management that I should collect our own samples from the area of interest, I analyzed the data from those samples, and proved not only that the data would work, but devised a system that was 3x as powerful as that possessed by the competition.

Kenneth Piel from Mckinney, TX on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:45 AM
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my present challenge is making the income im acostom too.everyone is hiring at a very low pay rate for me and im continuously looking for the rate i need.

Brian from Richland, TX on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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The challenge I face is being with a company for 30 years and then get layoff. It is very hard trying to start over with another company learning things with a new company. I am willing to start over and learning a new job.

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