I don't know why I am writing this. The people who mostly read me here seem to agree with things I say. So this is falling on deaf ears... at least they're deaf ears that care about me.
I have been searching for a part time job for about 3 weeks. I know the economy is bad, but people say they're hiring. I fill the application and return it. I never hear from them.... or haven't yet. But these aren't what I call 'real' jobs. Not career choices I mean. Just something part time to get me the heck out of the house and back into the working class (not to mention Christmas present money).
So, I am applying for jobs people would consider beneath me or beneath my talents...yeah, beneath my talents. Dad says they think I'm over-qualified for the jobs, so they'd rather give them to people they think will stay around...blah, blah, blah...
I say that's crap. Dr. M.L. King, Jr. said it best "If you're gonna be a street cleaner, be the best street cleaner they've seen." I share the philosophy... I make the choice to be good in anything I do. I commit 100% or not at all.
I learn everything I can at a job, from as many perspectives as possible. It can only help in the future, when people call in sick. When that happens, I make the move of covering for the 'sick' one, and the upper-levels are usually impressed that I could jump right in and take over their job... it usually leads to something better... at least for me.
But I'm getting no calls!!! None, nada, zilch. What is the deal? Because I'm 35? I still have an outstanding record of employment. Because I'm a fat chick? All the more reason to give me a job...exercise! LOL.... I even had to fill out a pre-application (which I still think aren't legitimate, got to check with the BBB on that).
Those folks wanted to know not only how many kids, ages, the usual... but also my height, weight, if I smoked and how much a day!! Here's how that went on paper:
Height:Tall_ Weight: Over_
Smoker: Yep #/day:_depends on the day__
I get why I didn't hear from those folks...lol. Maybe I'm kidding myself... that these jobs are reserved for teenagers and retired people and I'm going to wind up looking for temp agencies and such. Ahhhhh, it's discouraging but it's not stopping me.
On a lighter, much happier note.... My brother got a job!!!! :::Happy Dance::: Not just any old job either, but an entry-level management job :) A nice, 10-6, M-F, regular-paycheck-distributing type job! I know it is a huge relief off his back (and mind). Parents and I included in that, too. He's actually putting his Mechanical Engineering degree to use on paper. Hooray for him.
Hmmm.... I wonder if he needs a part-time secretary/ assistant?! ;)