Thursday, April 18, 2013

Job hunting

Have you looked for a job in the current economy at all? I have. I actually have been looking for a job since moving back to Washington in Dec 2011... I stopped for awhile and was babysitting but when that ended, I started looking again.

I don't know why it's so difficult. No, I don't have a college degree, and nowadays with the way the economy sucks, that's what everyone wants. And there's plenty of people out there who can give it to them.

I have work experience though. A good amount. Up until I moved to Korea, I worked for the same retail company for almost 10 years and was an assistant manager. When I moved to Korea I found a job on one of the first things I applied for. And it was hard in Korea. Too many people and not enough jobs open. But I did it. So why can't I do it now?

I would love to stay home but financially that's really not an option for us. And now with hubby home and no deployment pay, I really need to find a job... Should I also mention my son is in school now. Half days, but it's still school. So when he's not home i'm bored. Yes, I could clean the house. That's what I should do. But that's no fun. I lack the motivation to do that. I'm also a very social person and I am going crazy sitting home by myself. I need people! I need interaction! And while I love having Facebook, that's just not enough for me.

Our local town is having the spring fair that started today and they were hiring on Tuesday. I went down there and waited in line for two hours for them to run out of positions. They take first come, first serve, and with people bypassing the line and cutting in, some people who had been there for hours before the rest of us, didn't make it in :( Now i'm sitting at home, hoping they call me to come in last minute because someone didn't show up. Luckily, hubby is home starting tomorrow for the whole weekend so I don't have to worry about Gideon but for today, I do. The lady at the fair said she'll take whomever can get there the fastest so I don't have time to drop him off at a sitter. So I have a sitter lined up to pick him up from the bus that I will call at the last minute if I don't get called in. So far I haven't gotten called in...

It's hard out there. Applying for jobs isn't as easy as running your resume to a bunch of businesses any more. Or filling out a standard application. Everything is online and you need cover sheets and letter of interests that are specific as well as questionnaires and tests filled out... It's a full time job just looking for a job.

I'm frustrated and i'm tired. I just want a job. Is that too much to ask for?


  1. I'm looking for a job too. I was working online until the company decided that they would rather pay people in the Phillipines to do a half assed job because they are cheaper. Applying for a job online is really starting to get on my nerves because it takes at least 45 minutes to apply even if you are only applying for a cashiers job. I've had to do 6 of those test this week and all the questions are starting to run together.

    1. I hope that you get a job soon! It's tough out there and I honestly don't know much of this I can handle. lol. It's hard not getting super frustrated with it.


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