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12 October 2009 @ 04:09 pm
Jobquest: Aaaargh.  
Wanna Real Job Wanna Real Job Wanna Real Job

I feel: frustratedfrustrated
Bobyourbob on October 12th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
I've gotten three interviews out of the 1200 or so applications I've sent out in the last 4 years.
Your Obedient Serpent: doomsday clockathelind on October 12th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
The difference between job-hunting and shouting into an empty cave is that the cave, at least, will have the courtesy to return an ECHO.
Bobyourbob on October 12th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Sternbunny, sharp pointy-teethed rabbitsternbunny on October 13th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
*HUG* I'm on that picket line too.

Helvetica 'Foofers' Bold: Sneaky Scabrousfoofers on October 13th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I like dragons. Dragons are soothing and majestic.
Pakapaka on October 13th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
I hope this doesn't wind up sounding insulting, and I know it's not comforting at all, but your openness about this stuff has really been comforting to me.

I think you're smart and cool and it sounds like you were really good in your field, just that things came together in a bad way for jobs and living conditions. But often when I look at my degree I feel like I must be immoral or offensive or a total moron to be poor and scrabbling. And if you're that similar and I still think you rock, maybe that means I'm actually okay, too. If that makes sense?
Your Obedient Serpent: workathelind on October 14th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
This actually does help, because you put it into perspective. I AM good at my job, when I'm allowed to do it; I'm just terrible at job HUNTING, for a variety of reasons (including having a very, very low frustration level).

Most of the time, I put up a sufficiently convincing facade of cheerfulness that I even convince myself that it doesn't bother me, but it does. A lot. And recent events have pretty much torn down that facade completely.