>impossible to find work in my industry, am a programmer in ontario, jobs here are completely fricked

>impossible to find work in my industry, am a programmer in ontario, jobs here are completely fricked
>spent years working on certifications and licenses, have years of experience, all completely worthless, applied to hundreds of jobs
>buy autDA to work as a delivery guy
>actually like the job
>it's ontario, in the failed state that is canada, so, car prices are through the roof
>bought the car for a bargain, unsafetied
>have experience driving unsafetied cars (there's a loophole)
>safety inspections here are bullshit, because rust on the outside of a drum brake will get you a fail, and the mechanic will demand $1,500 to replace them
>car is fine, but because it's got a few rust spots, it won't pass
>live in the middle of bumfrick nowhere, completely stranded without a car
>find out they got rid of the loophole
>lady at leaf DMV smugly tells me to come back after I've passed the safety inspections
>cheapest safetied cars here are $4,000
>not possible for me to get because I literally have no money left (have a few thousand in emergency savings, but I won't tap into them)
>drive for a few weeks like this, doing deliveries for $8 an hour, but it's better than nothing, and the work is more pleasant than the manual labor shit I used to do in the past
>stopped by a cop first time, because the plates aren't registered (I'm insured, and the car is in my name, just using blank plates I have for now)
>lets me go
>second time stopped, tells me he'll detain me if he sees me a third time
>can't safety my car (it'll cost $3,500 to weld the rust up, don't have a welder)
>can't work remotely, because there isn't any work here, never mind remote work
>my only option is to become a construction worker, but, you need a car to commute to the site
>have 20 days of savings left

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    game over

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be wrenchlet
    >starve to death
    KWAB

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Need an oxy torch to weld up the unibody.
      No 220V supply here, I get a 110 line from 2000 feet away, so can't stick weld either.

      Torches are $600 here, with tanks.
      No lift either, jacks won't go high enough for me to really get under it to weld.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's a decent idea, can a 110 really weld that good?
          Still, it'll be 400 or so for the machine, but I could afford that.

          Now whether my wekding is good enough to pass inspection is a different matter, but who knows.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-120v-flux-core-welder-0588194p.0588194.html?rq=welder#srp
            When you have no options, lots of things become an option.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Now whether my wekding is good enough to pass inspection is a different matter
            A grinder and paint make you the welder you ain't.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You know bondo, spray foam and a wire wheel is cheap right?

        Fill in the hole with foam after cleaning off the surface rust, let it set up, cut it flush, slather some bondo on it, sand, and paint. I've did this to pass inspection before on a rotten ass shitbox of a work truck. If they'll b***h about dumb shit like surface rust on a drum, just wire wheel it before you go.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn’t school free there? How about learning a skilled trade like welding or something?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Refer to

      Need an oxy torch to weld up the unibody.
      No 220V supply here, I get a 110 line from 2000 feet away, so can't stick weld either.

      Torches are $600 here, with tanks.
      No lift either, jacks won't go high enough for me to really get under it to weld.

      Also,
      >free school
      lol/kek/zozzle

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Refer to [...]
      Also,
      >free school
      lol/kek/zozzle

      Only Québecois are allowed free post secondary education.
      I for one have two trade degrees, one in Electromechanics and the other in Industrial Mechanics.
      Did 3 years of schooling for a whopping 800$ for equipment, a pair of boots and PPE,

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Canada
    Nope.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    find some shady pajeet run shop and just ask how much cash to "overlook" things

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's bad here, they don't want to risk it.
      Already tried asking, just in case, got a "no" from the 3 shops within 70km, just as I figured.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How about joining the army? If you’re broke it could give you a chance to save up some money for a few years

  7. 2 months ago
    p

    Learn to code

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >programmer
    >certification
    You only need projects and experience. Code random apps and make random websites with APIs to put on your resume.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I do.
      And my certs are IT certs, because I have 3YOE in Network Engineering / SysAdmin work. No work in that field either, even help desk shit.

      >Now whether my wekding is good enough to pass inspection is a different matter
      A grinder and paint make you the welder you ain't.

      https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-120v-flux-core-welder-0588194p.0588194.html?rq=welder#srp
      When you have no options, lots of things become an option.

      Hell, I'll give it a try..

      How about joining the army? If you’re broke it could give you a chance to save up some money for a few years

      Five years ago, maybe. Now, it'd be signing up to die in Ukraine.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        IT isn't programming except scripting work and it's very vulnerable to outsourcing. Your only luck is to network.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.amazon.com/ARCCAPTAIN-Welding-Inverter-Portable-Equipment/dp/B0B1TGB5NW?th=1

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >die in Ukraine
        homie you're gonna spend your days counting rocks and reaping gibbs from the gov, even in the worst parts of the Iraq/Afghanistan war there was like, 5 deaths from other countries. Suck it up homo.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    leave canada and go elsewhere. frick canada.
    just don't you dare bring a single fricking thing about canada wherever you go.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, got nowhere to go, br/o/non.
      I would've left 5 years ago if I could.

      No, I'm stuck on this sinking ship, and I fricking deserve it.
      It's over.

      https://www.amazon.com/ARCCAPTAIN-Welding-Inverter-Portable-Equipment/dp/B0B1TGB5NW?th=1

      Thanks, anon, I like the Canadian Tire one.

      >programmer
      >can't find work
      Huh?

      Ontario is fricked.

      IT isn't programming except scripting work and it's very vulnerable to outsourcing. Your only luck is to network.

      I mean I'm also an IT specialist. Did DevOps, server maintenance / deployment, cloud admin, and system admin. Also structured cabling, and office-network type of work.

      I know C++, Java, Solidity, Python, web dev stack, and a bit more.
      No work.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Move to Toronto.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I’m sorry dude I know how you feel. I wasted years of study only to have the industry die on me. What’s worse is that I can’t even get a construction job because I’m not even 5ft tall. I wish I lived in India or some Slavic place so I could scam foreign companies without getting prosecuted. I’m genuinely unsure of what to do with my life with so many limited options due to my size and age. I also don’t have my drivers license yet. RIP.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What industry?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >programmer
    >can't find work
    Huh?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >$8/hour in Ontario
    wtf?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick do people buy into the STEM meme? You're literally working yourselves out of work. Also any third worlder can do your job.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tech job
    >canada
    roru, go cut trees or work at oil pipes, why bother with tech at all up there.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Been to an employment agency? They can lead to something better.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SAME Here in aus its bullshit

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wow, Canada is even worse than Australia. Not sure either is worse than the UK. On the whole, not as bad as California

    My advice - buy a white brush and a can of black high heat spray paint, brush off what you can then spray over it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks anon, I might try it.
      Maybe good old Bondo + spray foam + paint.

      But frick Canada. Honestly, maybe worse than California.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >How bad is it in Aussieland?
    been buying flipping houses last 5 years no other way to make money made about 100k but it doesnt last long.

    rego shit so bad the guy i bought the car off kept it in his name for 4 months while i try and bribe someone to pass it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, yeah, it's the same here.
      Except to flip houses, you gotta have a million, min., or else you won't be able to buy even the cheapest shack in Central Ontario.

      I'm thinking of doing E-Waste or scrapping.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Done scrapping and ict for last 20 years no money in it brother

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP is too overeducated and moronic to realize he can just sand down the rust then bondo and paint over it

    Just don't be a doucher who sells it like that to someone without disclosing it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Won't they poke a screwdriver into it?
      I mean, I might Bondo it, but how would I fill the rear bumper rail?
      It's rotted out.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are ways to make the worst rusty shit look like new while STILL being shit.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >graduated hs
    >did some auto tech to learn how to wrench
    >did some shovel monkey construction jobs
    >used a grant to get some cdl/equipment training basically for free
    >got into above ground mining union job
    >doing pretty OK all things considered
    trucks are slowing down though. not as much concrete being poured, not as much asphalt being made. It's probably a matter of time

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Am OP, I worked with tradies for a while, but riddle me this - how bad are drugs and what-not in your field?
      It was fricking *bad* where I worked, we're talking every single guy's on meth, coke, or fentanyl. Or, drunk as frick, 24/7 - liver failure at 30-tier.

      Can't work in that shit, these guys are basically trying to subconsciously commit suicide with the shit they do.
      Are you a leaf too?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        no drug problems here, average age is like 50-55 though lol. very aging workforce and we don't have many younger guys coming in

  21. 2 months ago
    ROFLsnackz

    >impossible to find work in my industry, am a programmer in ontario, jobs here are completely fricked
    buy civic, run doordash, stfu.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >didn't read the post
      I love doing deliveries, but if you read the rest of it, I got fricked by red tape into being unable to do so.

      Safety certificate and two run-ins with cops got me fricked.

      • 2 months ago
        ROFLsnackz

        >didn't read the post
        I should of said 'stopped reading there' to be fair.

        >I got fricked by red tape into being unable to do so.
        >Safety certificate and two run-ins with cops got me fricked.
        Damn, man. That sucks I'm sorry to hear.
        This is why i never run doordash without current state inspection here in the US.
        They're liable to deactivate you permanently if they somehow find out your stuff isn't current.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks for the sympathy, fren.
          >deactivation
          I'm really glad that they didn't, hopefully if I can get the car straightened out, I'll be able to work.

          Do you dash?

          [...]
          Only Québecois are allowed free post secondary education.
          I for one have two trade degrees, one in Electromechanics and the other in Industrial Mechanics.
          Did 3 years of schooling for a whopping 800$ for equipment, a pair of boots and PPE,

          Kek, this has been my experience too.
          Quebec gets the education stuff.
          How much did you pay at the school?

          The obvious answer here OP is to become great lakes, free room and board, free food, and make decent money.

          Great lakes SAILOR*

          Alas, anon.
          Family.

          Done scrapping and ict for last 20 years no money in it brother

          Well, shit.
          You reckon even if I do the shredding, materials sorting, and chemical separation, it won't be worth it?
          Thanks for being honest, mate.

          Maybe lithium / batteries?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You reckon even if I do the shredding, materials sorting, and chemical separation, it won't be worth it?
            no the real blackpill is all recycling is done at a loss tax writeoff and blackrock moneypool slushfund to make it look like thier SAVIN DUH ENVIROMEANT

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Recycling metals is the only real recycling.
            Plastics are too complicated, wood and paper are less efficient than cutting down new trees, electronics are a frick and half the shit they say is biodegradable stills has very real negative impacts on the environment

          • 2 months ago
            ROFLsnackz

            >Do you dash?
            I do, but it seems whatever profit margins i make go right back into my fuel.
            I'm doing it in a 6 cylinder SUV. =/
            There are days tho where if i get shopping orders that's when the real profits roll in, lowes, home deopt, car parts, alcohol, those are the orders i usually hope to get but lately it's been nothing but fast food. And to make decent amount of dough doing just fast food orders you need a 4cyl.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Spoiler alert: You're very unlikely to be profitable in the long term doing a job like Uber. More people get on Uber, Uber prices go down, drivers have to take more shifts to make ends meet, drivers have less time for themselves and a lower quality of living, less time for self improvement and education etc etc
            And then five years later you turn around and realize you've been making less than minimum wage after expenses, you've racked up 200K on your odometer and you still have zero valuable skills and are just as unemployable as you were back then.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can't stress enough how important education *IN THE TRADES AND OTHER HIGH DEMAND INDUSTRIES* is.
            You want endless fricking work? Become a nurse or an EMT. You'll be working 80 hours a week, picking up half shifts after your 12 hour shifts, making money
            But you'll be working. And it's going to be hard. Mr "I studied programming, give me a job" got into an over-saturated market that's 20 years past it's prime. And, frankly, being a "programmer" means you just went to college or whatever, you're not actually trained in anything. You're not offensive security specialist, you're not a network administrator, you're just some schmuck with a diploma.
            Make a game, make a website, do something, anything instead of just whining about how you can't compete.
            Did you forget that we import programmers by the tens of thousands per year? Do you think you have more skills than Chang, the Chinese coding prodigy who has twenty years experience before turning twenty five?
            Worst part is Chang's gonna be cheaper to hire than you, even ignoring the work ethic and skill gap.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The obvious answer here OP is to become great lakes, free room and board, free food, and make decent money.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Great lakes SAILOR*

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >rust on the outside of a drum brake will get you a fail, and the mechanic will demand $1,500 to replace them
    post pics and your car model
    or you know just fricking paint them lol

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >spent years working on certifications and licenses
    Such as?

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wrenching is free. Welder (shitty) costs like $150

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is the car body on frame?
    you can find a new less rusty frame in the junkyard, patch it up/Bondo it and make it look new, then swap frames though this might take ages and if you frick up it’s no fun.
    Electrical fricking sucks if you got no proper wiring diagrams though, the one I was looking at never told me how to wire the ignition relay so I ended up burning the ground wire (and my finger) and still didn’t know why the car didn’t want to crank by key, cranking at the starter worked fine though.

    t. helped work on a shitbox 1996 jeep YJ

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wiring and electronics are an arcane art in automobiles, not because they are complicated, but because they're all the same diameter wires with like 3 colors, and not a single fricking one of them is labelled

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unibody, anon.
      Plus, even a dead-motor pile of shit here is at a minimum $2,000.
      Everything else is rusted to shit - sellers know a unibody in good shape is priceless here, even if everything else is toast.

      >add fifty hoops and hurdles to make car ownership as difficult and expensive as possible
      >"pssh maybe you shouldn't've made your society so car-dependent"

      kek
      ...yeah.

      >”programmer”
      >onterrible
      >inept as all frick
      On a scale of 1 to SIR, how jeet are you? Be honest.

      Honestly, am South Euro by descent.
      Got pushed into programming by parents, wanted to be an engineer, but they said if they're going to help me, I'm going to do programming.

      I can't stress enough how important education *IN THE TRADES AND OTHER HIGH DEMAND INDUSTRIES* is.
      You want endless fricking work? Become a nurse or an EMT. You'll be working 80 hours a week, picking up half shifts after your 12 hour shifts, making money
      But you'll be working. And it's going to be hard. Mr "I studied programming, give me a job" got into an over-saturated market that's 20 years past it's prime. And, frankly, being a "programmer" means you just went to college or whatever, you're not actually trained in anything. You're not offensive security specialist, you're not a network administrator, you're just some schmuck with a diploma.
      Make a game, make a website, do something, anything instead of just whining about how you can't compete.
      Did you forget that we import programmers by the tens of thousands per year? Do you think you have more skills than Chang, the Chinese coding prodigy who has twenty years experience before turning twenty five?
      Worst part is Chang's gonna be cheaper to hire than you, even ignoring the work ethic and skill gap.

      Pushed into it, anon.
      I never wanted any of this.
      I wanted to do engineering, and pivot into controls, or something of the sort.

      I despise programming, and have never enjoyed it.

      >spent years working on certifications and licenses
      Such as?

      Cisco, Microsoft certs, the CompTIA basics, and a year long webdev cert (was cheap as hell.)
      Plus miscellaneous Solidity/Python certs.

      Family doesn't understand that tech is a dead field, they think if I "really apply myself and waste another 2 years on a graduate degree", I'll be swept up by Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and every gayMAN company at once.

      No point explaining that I fricking hate it, or that there's no work in the field, their answer is "not networking enough."
      It's alright now, I'm doing something else, but then I got hit with this car bullshit, and now I'm fricked.
      I'm broke, can't work (because of the car bullshit), and my only hope is body filler + paint.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you could always ride a bike

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no work in the field
        Dude... Are you mad?
        There's heaps of work in tech
        >t. Cyber/infosecboi

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ontario.
          There is *no* work, anon.
          500+ applications, 3 interviews (each a 3-stage interview), ghosted at the 3rd stage each time.

          Half the job listings aren't even real ones.

          Plus, every immigrant is educated in STEM, and many are programmers.
          There will never again be a non-ultrasaturated tech market in Southern/Central Ontario.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why cant you just put that charge on your credit card and pay it off? Do you have no credit or something like that? Just how worthless has the CAD become nowadays?

        >they said if they're going to help me
        And you made that choice as an adult. You can start by admitting you were wrong for giving in to your parents and not standing your ground and was a person who can't think independently.

        >2 years on a graduate degree
        kek, I'm a newly hired prof and graduate students who pay are literal suckers who come and give the school money for no good reason. Serious researchers (esp. basic research) pay for their students from federal funds won, etc. If you have to pay as a graduate student, it means either your aptitude is so shit no one wants you to do their research or the place you're going to is so shit their faculty isn't winning research money (which means its a diploma mill)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >their answer is "not networking enough."
        Well, they ain't wrong. The more fricked a job market is, the more important networking becomes.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >add fifty hoops and hurdles to make car ownership as difficult and expensive as possible
    >"pssh maybe you shouldn't've made your society so car-dependent"

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >”programmer”
    >onterrible
    >inept as all frick
    On a scale of 1 to SIR, how jeet are you? Be honest.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >op is trying to legally pass safety
      r u dum

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you spend al your money on drugs or whatever?

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I Live in Canada too and personally I decided to give up on life my last year of high school and live at home until I die. I don't even have a HS diploma. SO SAD, CRY EVERTIME!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have you considered killing yourself with the aid of your government?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but I prefer day-dreaming about e-types and keeping my dying father company.

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