And I'm Sick of It

I have been job hunting since September of 2007, 3 months before I graduated from college.

I have been employed the whole time, however it has been part-time. The job I currently have is part-time but has health insurance, so that's nice that I'm not paying a ton of money for a private insurance plan, but it's still not enough.

I am going to a job test tomorrow to see if I know enough to get this job, and to be honest, I am just sick of applying, testing, interviewing, and still not hearing back or getting calls or any of it.

Don't post an opening on a job search site if you don't want to follow through. My time is valuable, too, especially since I went to college and most of the jobs I am actually qualified for don't even require a damn degree.

I am sick of this stupid economy and hearing about how everyone is losing homes, etc. I can't even BUY a home because there are no jobs to pay me enough to be able to afford these astronomically-priced McMansions that in real life aren't worth what they cost.

I am sickened by the way this country has turned out. It seems like everyone else is surpassing us in healthcare, crime reduction, employment rates...

What's going on? We are running things so assbackwards.

 

ladyloves ladyloves
22-25, F
3 Responses Mar 22, 2009

Even when I thought it couldn't get any worse, it did and everything all of sudden came crashing down on me. My job was taken from me which resulted in me not being able to pay for my car. Then after that was gone and my depression set in I pretty much had it set in my mind that life as I knew it was over.<br />
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This is that stage were most of us just give up and say **** it. I'm here to tell you I been there so I know how frustrating it is to be amongst the unemployed. I never thought it would happen myself, but I'm glad it did. It gave me a chance to learn about mysef and develop a different way of thinking.<br />
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I know own my own business and I'm not stuck with the struggles of someone telling me how much I'm worth. The opportunities are available you just have to take action. I pose this question to you...WHY NOT YOU? WHY NOT NOW<br />
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If your interested in taking a different approach to better your financial state, I'm looking for serious individuals that are ready to take action now and take back control of their lives. Contact me for more details..

Wow, this is really unfortunate. I'm in a similar situation in Canada, however not as bad.<br />
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I don't understand how with a strong education AND work experience, employers turn us down. Honestly, I get the feeling that I am wasting my time applying for positions and the more hopeful I get about taking creative attempts like going out to make physical contact with hiring companies, the more - at the end of the day - I find myself thinking "what a ******* waste of my ******* time."<br />
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Honestly, I get the feeling from people I meet that it's all a big joke and I never had a chance to start with. I honestly get that vibe from people every day.<br />
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Of course I'm sure that eventually someone will give me a chance, but, how far will I have to fall? Scrubbing toilets? Picking up garbage around town? I have a BA for ****'s sake, isn't that worth anything? I know people without BAs that have jobs simply because they were getting work experience while I was getting my BA.<br />
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Honestly the whole argument for post-secondary education should be questioned. It's like la-la land. Everyone is so chipper and there are lofty attitudes but when it comes down to it at the end of the day, what the hell have you done with YEARS of your life? At best, you've learned a lot and changed as a person; at worst, you haven't learned all that much or changed. The problem: EITHER WAY, YOU'RE NO MORE ACCEPTED INTO A WORKFORCE THAT - SOMETIMES UNDERSTANDABLY - DOESN'T SEE HOW YOU HAVE ANY DIRECTLY-APPLICABLE SKILLS.<br />
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This has been my experience so far in job searching. They say an education helps and bla bla bla, but really at the end of the day it's who you know. I wouldn't trade my education but at the same time I'm deeply disappointed to find out that no one takes it seriously. I'm pretty sure I'm getting turned down for jobs that non- BA holders are getting, and that is the really sad part of all this. I think this is even happening to masters students.<br />
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There is something seriously wrong with our whole model of life that needs to be fixed.

I have been looking for a job since January 2003. All I have been able to get is one free lance editing assignment and various odd jobs--mostly through a church group. I have five degrees: M.A. Journalism, B.A. History (with Business minor), Associates Automotive Technology, Associates General Education, Diploma Video. I have 17 years automotive technical writing experience and am a published author. I have ASE and Michigan Master Auto and Heavy Truck Mechanic Certification. MacDonald’s won’t even hire me. <br />
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I compiled from my computers a list of jobs I have applied to or at least investigated since January 2000. It is simply a list of file names of my computer files of ob letters and contact information. It is done in a block style with the file folder name followed by the file names separated by commas. It is not exhaustive since in does not include places I applied to in person, where contacts mentioned me, some places agencies have submitted me to. It came to 17 pages.<br />
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I have stood in line over an hour just to hand in a resume at a job fair with engineers, machinists, project managers, accountants—educated capable people—all out of work or radically underemployed. The waste of ability, experience, and learning is staggering.<br />
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For seven of the last 12 years my taxes were more than my income. DHS has been just this side of useless except for food stamps. If I have learned one thing from being poor it is that the welfare system is a scam created to get power for politicians and cushy $100,000 a year administrative jobs for their cronies while case workers are underpaid and the needy underhelped. In fact sufficient help was impossible from day one as the bankruptcy of the local, state, and federal governments shows.<br />
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Friends help as they can, but I am so sick of begging and they have their own problems too.<br />
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I am in real danger of losing everything I love. All the dreams and hopes I had for my life have been smashed. Even worse, lots of good people I know are having health and financial problems.<br />
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On the other hand a lot of really slimy and incompetent characters are getting ahead and holding high public office. Although my physical and psychological health is better than that of just about anyone I know my age, I am simply losing interest in living. Why live in a world where only the creepy slime balls get ahead anymore?