November 20th, 2002
|10:09 am - Parents|
[10:02] Mom: OK, I was going to suggest that you "pound the pavement", looking for a job. Going to various hospitals, banks, large companies, etc
Of course I can't say what I want to say because that would be. "The thing i'm most likely to pound the pavement with is my head."
I think i'm cursed. My parents and friends are probably convinced that i'm not trying to get a job.
And it makes me pissed off. Cause I am. I apply to like 5-10 jobs a week.
Some online. some fax. some mailed in. I'm nervous about walking into some place and tracking down the HR department to ask for a job that isn't posted or such.
And the fact that i've been applying for all theese jobs over the past 6 months.
How many interviews have I gotten?
And I never heard back from them.
So it depresses me even more.
Seen it said that I have to move to where the jobs are. I can't even seam to find them.
I've applied to a couple jobs out west. I've looked elsewhere.
I get no response. Its a work in frustration.
Current Mood: frustrated
Hell, out of all the people I know, I think you've been trying the hardest to get a job. The economy is simply in the crapper, and it's shittiest for those from 20 to 30. I love how they keep saying "unemployment is down" when it isn't. They base that number on the number of people on unemployment, not the actual number of unemployed. As soon as your 6-months of unemployment are up (or if you never qualified) you are no longer counted as "unemployed". According to a few trustworthy sites I've read the actual number is around 17% of the population for those who need a job but don't have one. According to what Kehner's been reading, the percentage of unemployed in our age bracket is around 70%. Seems to match what I'm seeing personally.
Let's see, who do I know that has lost their job this month?
Dave, my sister's husband.
My aunt Debby.
Jake (guy who I'm trying to get to come to the game).
I could go on and on.
I picked a damn good time to go back to school. I know you're trying to get back in as well, and that's probably your best bet. Get loans if you have to. Hunt for scholarships. Escape the economy. If that doesn't work, Eastern Europe is looking for tech and machinest people. :)
Long live the Second Gilded Age!