Here’s a hint. This hasn’t happened to me in almost 6 months.
You guess yet? Come on this one’s easy…
Fine I’ll just tell you. Today I got dressed, made a lunch, and WENT TO WORK. TO THE PLACE WHERE I AM EMPLOYED. Did you catch that? Is this sinking in yet? If not let me spell it out for you.
After almost 6 MONTHS of hunting for jobs, after nearly half a year of sitting in interviews for jobs I didn’t even want, I finally found someone willing to employ me. And, better yet, I even like the company! I start today with a week of training and shadowing (the worst part of a new job if you ask me), and then next week they take off the training wheels. The job is with a really cool Northwest company (sorry, I wont tell you who they are though and this is why), someone who is producing an amazing product, and even keeping it green. Right now it’s only 30 hours a week, but I’ve been told that I’ll be able to move up to full time providing I don’t turn out to be totally incompetent or something. Here’s to hoping!
Honestly, it feels kinda weird to be going to work again. I had begun to accept and understand unemployment. I had schedules, plans, and a budget like you wouldn’t believe. One of the best parts of finally having a job again? Now when people ask me what I do, I finally have something to tell them. No more pity face. I fucking hated the pity face. Listen up people, before you give the pity face to the unemployed, realize that it helps nothing. They don’t want your pity face. They want a reference, a contact, or rent money. Use your pity face on those who need it, like deformed puppies, or legless children.
All I can say now is NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. If I can find a job in this economy, you can too.