…but I didn’t.
I got laid off 4 years ago; have been looking for a full time job for 5 (things were not going well at my company; I saw the entire supply line dry up in June of 2007, long before the recession officially hit).
I recall an interview I had back in April of 2009. It was in a small city about 5 miles from here. The person who did the interviewing kept me a grand total of 7 minutes. 3 of those minutes she spend answering the company phone, since she was the only one in the office.
The job was as an admin assistant to the owner. The owner was not present. I thought that was kind of strange that his assistant — who was leaving shortly and would no longer be employed there — was conducting the interview.
She asked me nothing much. She spent the 3 minutes recanting and reviewing the job ad/job requirements. She ended the interview by saying she had 2 more weeks of interviews and she would call me if I got the job.
The job paid $15 an hour but according to the young lady who was doing the talking, it was possible to be paid more after employment; the boss would have to decide how much more the salary would be.
I keep thinking about this dumb place and dumb interview. The point is this: I am now pretty sure that’s where this entire job hunting mess came to entropy. And IF I was smart, I’d have scratched the entire job hunt right there and decided to do something else with my life and employment….
Yes, but what???
And that’s where everything comes to a dead end.
If you’re like me — nobody to support you and no parents to send you a check each month — you’re beyond being up shit’s creek with no paddle.
The thing here is this: that was a long time ago and I’d have had more time on my hands where I could have done something else with my life other than go to useless interviews and talk to equally as useless people.
This is the boat all of us are in. Where to go? What to do for employment? State jobs are out; the last state job exam I took was 3 years ago; I got an 85…but so did 150 other people. That was the end of that. EVERYBODY is trying to jump on the bandwagon for a state job and for a teaching job.
I should have known better and I sure wish I decided way back then, after that interview, to do something else with my life.