When we were younger and newly wed, my wife and I had to take any job we could get to survive.
Well the wife landed a decent job working medical records but it was a temp. Problem was this was a 50 mile drive daily.
Having only one car, meant that if I were to be mobile and able to job hunt without spending excessive money on fuel we didn't have I would need to drive her., and wow were they early and long work hours.
I had a cell way back in the 90's so I didn't have to stay put to wait for an interview call. I also had a lot of computer stuff to keep me busy.
I would drive her to work in that city, and then do my rounds trying to find a job.
I had 3 main hangouts.
One place head great restroom facilities that were NEVER in use so were nice and private ( JC Pennies), a CO-OP truck stop, which had a power outlet WAY back in the rear of the lot behind a fences oil dumpster. I knew the schedule of the oil replacement, every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 am so I just knew to avoid that time to be plugged in. Here I would bring a full sized PC and bulky monitor and sit and play games or watch movies there in a cramped Camaro.
Then the other hangout was another truck stop /gas station that had booths for businessmen etc to make calls and or do work.
It seemed I would always wind up jump starting a truck driver, and getting a pop or some thank you for doing so.
I would spend an hour or so daily after interviewing, or visiting businesses to find work, documenting where I was and what all I did, and my impressions of how it went.. I am amazed today looking back on how thorough I was yet it took SO long to find work..
The owners didn't mind having me around at all, in fact when someone would come in asking for help with a vehicle problem they generally pointed over to me and said, there's the guy to ask. They even considered hiring me when they were to have an open position, but I got another job first.
Funny part, when I got a job, I got that job because of sitting there doing this.
A test car driving facility crew were making their daily stop. One day a crew leader came over and asked why ihe would see me there all the time, then offered it to me on the spot after I explained.
This sticks in memory so well because of how long I would do this before I found a job, and how I would up with one.
After all that work running and searching, the job came to me instead.
I felt so sorry for anyone buying a Dodge/Chrysler Neon after seeing the inside scoop of how they design them.