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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The truth that is job hunting!

Let me just preface by saying that this is a blog, that's all, an online account of my life, yes it's open for all to see but it's mine and it's honest and I"m not trying to do anything other than release my inner ramblings.. hence the title... no malice intended people. If you don't like what I write then don't read it... capisce??

OK so, been unemployed for a week now and what have i accomplished? not a whole lot I can tell you. The laundry is a little less daunting and the carpets are well vacuumed, I have changed my profile pic on FB a million times.... never satisfied.  I have found a few more blogs that are completely wonderful and interesting, have had a video chat with Rxbambi and guess what, she may just reenter the blogosphere at some point so don't give up on her. 

I also managed to fit in a visit to the Dept of Labor, a totally new and humiliating experience I can assure you. I was lucky enough to be in a group of three, the DOL lady explaining the procedure (very calm and nice), another claimant (very disgruntled and total ball of anger) and yours truly (sad and bewildered). It was not the most pleasant morning in my life but, as I left, the other claimant apologized for being an "asshole"... chivalry is not dead. All I can say is please Lord let me get a job before I have to set foot in that place again. The calm lady showing me the ropes didn't seem to share my enthusiasm, when I told her I hoped to find a position before my benefit ran out, she looked at me with a sorrowful look in her eye and told me "times are hard honey, times are hard".

Another step in the direction of securing employment was to enter my resume in one or two employment sites...for the love of God.... the only people to contact me so far as a result of this are bogus, nightmare, scam artists ready to take my money instead of paying me money. Seriously... wtf is this all about??? Please only contact me if you are offering bone fide terms of employment and have enough dough in your pocket to pay me... I'm not about to jump aboard your entrepreneurial, bullshit, magic carpet. I need a real job, with a real paycheck and hours to suit. Thank you.

My next plan of action it to post my resume on every website of every local company in the mild offchance that they may just have an opening suited to my qualifications that they haven't yet posted. You know the deal, I post my resume first, the next morning the HR director is about to post an opening online, stumbles across my superior credentials, decides to talk to me prior to posting the position and, boom, I'm hired on the spot.
Bob's your uncle, in like Flynn and all that other craptastic stuff... back in the ranks of the respectable wage earning society and can once again hold my head high in public. No more having to explain the painfully woeful position to people on the street and I can once again go shopping for the non-essentials that I so dearly love. In the meantime, I'm on a diet of cereal and sandwiches hoping not to outgrow any clothes because I so can't afford a bigger, more full figured wardrobe. I'm making the kids sleep in boxes and strapping their feet with ace bandages in order that they don't grow any more. Ash has it better than Syd cos she can always wear Syd's hand me downs. Syd, however, has been forbidden to grow until I secure full time employment and am receiving a renumeration package deserved by a person of my caliber. By deserved.. I need you to read it as deserv-ed. Thanks.

Now.. next week I'll update you on my perseverance and, of course, once I do secure gainful employment i will undoubtedly issue an invitation to a Bloggy Online celebration where we can all relax, have a cocktail, toast the turn in the economy and make me feel a whole lot better about myself.

Thanks... really... thank you to the followers who have expressed their love and support for me... I have a whole lot more from this blog than I ever hoped to have and will continue the journey... because you rock!!

Here's were I would put a pic of a rock or something! 
oh here's one!!!! 

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice rock...hey have fun with it and hang in there...dont get lazy about looking too...

McGillicutty said...

Oh don't worry about that, if I can cut thru the crap I know the right one is out there!!! :)

Char said...

though monster and similar sites didn't help with me...it helps to try. have you also tried state agencies to see if you can get on employment register there? i wish i had better tips but in the end it was a friend that got me a job.

Eternally Distracted said...

I am a rubbish helper but am very good at saying pointless things like I hope it all goes well.... see I told you, I'm crap!

But happy to be part of the rock!!

Barb said...

Hang in there! I'm sending you virtual hugs and wishes for a speedy return to work.

Megan said...

no advice of tips here...just expressing my support. i'm sure you'll have no problem dazzling your potential employers.

Little Ms Blogger said...

I don't know if you've visited these sites, but I have found them useful:

indeed.com
simplyhired.com
linkedin.com

I feel your pain and understand your worry. You're not alone.

blueviolet said...

I really hope you find something soon. You really, really want this and that shows what a strong work ethic you have!

Conny said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed and have good thoughts for you. Hopefully it won't take long. :>) Cheers ~

An Open Heart said...

I found a job on Craigslist. That's all I got....good luck...sending good vibes your way.
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mama-face said...

Haha-The Rock-not the unemployment. I'm sorry and wish I had some good advice-sounds like some of your readers may have some ideas. Job hunting truly sucks. (As if I needed to tell you that).

Wishing you the best. :)