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Ex-Peace Corps Needing Direction

Hey /r/Maryland,

Long time stalker, first time poster on here. I totally forgot my old reddit account, that's why there's no history on this account.

My story: I was in the Peace Corps, working in Armenia. Due to an accident, I was placed on Worker's Compensation and removed from my service in Armenia.

This happened six months ago, and as of yesterday, I got the "okay" to work from the doctor. I plan on reapplying to the PC, I want to finish my service. However, the application process will take probably six or more months.

What I am looking for is a part-time employment. Unfortunately, due to the accident, I am not capable of intensive physical/manual labor but I am personable and quick to pick things up. I'm wondering if there are any places in Maryland (I'm in Montgomery County) where I could find some sort of part-time work. I've looked at Craigslist and will continue to search there.

Think anyone could point me in the right direction, or give me some ideas on where I could look?

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3 points · 4 years ago

Good luck with your whole situation and thank you for volunteering with the Peace Corps. I don't know any specific jobs but if you enjoy interacting with people and want something temporary then you might look into working at a call center. I worked in one at one point and while I don't think I could have done it for more than a few months, it paid really well. Those places are always hiring because so many people quit.

In case you haven't heard of it, Amazon Mechanical Turk can be a nice way to make a few bucks while you're looking for something. There are several subreddits dedicated to sharing advice and well-paying tasks on MTurk, specifically /r/mturk and /r/HITsWorthTurkingFor.

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Original Poster1 point · 4 years ago

I'll check it out, thank you! I don't have enough time for a super formal job but this looks like a lead. I'll definitely check into it.

Very much appreciated.

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