Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Job Hunt Sucks... and now I have a killer headache

So, today I had an interview and 15 minutes after I left their office, the lady I met with sent me an email stating that they didn't choose me. Personally, I don't think that's very classy--they could have waited until the next day or maybe an hour afterward. Plus it took me 2.5 hours to drive home (when getting there only took 45 minutes--thanks rush hour). I'm not really disappointed that I didn't get this, but I am starting to feel hopeless about my ability to find a "career" job. I know that the economy sucks now, but I don't want to hear that anymore because it's not helpful (especially hearing it from people who already have work).

Friday my sister and I fly out to Nebraska to see family. I'm dreading it because my dad's a "fixer" and will constantly question me about my job finding skills, and will then suggest I print off 100 resumes and ship them off to companies, which is how you did it in the old days, I guess. I'm really not looking forward to that. Maybe I'll get lucky and it won't happen. I'm not holding my breath though.

Anyway, the cartoon below represents my experience so far:


margosita said...

It's unfortunate, but our parents don't really have any idea about the job hunt anymore.

And, let me say, finding a job is an IMPOSSIBLE, HORRIBLE, NEVER-ENDING EXPERIENCE.

I think people like to say "it's the economy" because they think it's helpful to suggest that you shouldn't take it personally. As if that really matters.

Good luck, with the home front and job search. You're not crazy for feeling so awful. It just is awful.

B :) said...

I like to tell myself "the economy" sometimes, but then I remember that "the economy" sucking doesn't affect my bills or just being able to live. And that's when I really get annoyed. I mean, there are no jobs out there, but somehow I'm expected to pay for things... while prices increase, too. Very annoying!

Anyway, my plan of student teaching/going back to school has made the people in my life sort of "back off" on providing answers and solutions. Too bad you just completed that route... :/

We'll trudge through this awfulness together! And it'll be over soon enough!


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