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Old 10-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #2001
 
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Just ask Jeepy; she seems to have a great boss.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:54 PM   #2002
 
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Hey everybody...thanks for the concern

The first interview was in my field and it was one of those cases where I came-out literally saying, "You know what? From now on, I am only going to interview to work in fish markets. I probably won't be that disappointed if I keep getting rejected from fish markets...................."

The young man interviewing me kept listing the tasks and saying himself, "I know you can do that..." and I'd be like, "OF COURSE I CAN DO THAT. I DID THAT ALL THE TIME IN MY LAST JOB. PLEASE HIRE ME!"

It was 'first rounds" and I didn't meet the guy I'd be immediately assisting, so last night I made a list of every connection I could have. My close friend is friends with this guy, so I messaged him asking if they're close enough that he can casually talk me up.

He emailed me back first thing this morning with an email he had sent this guy...

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So I hear ur interviewing CIBC o be ur assistant today. just wanna give u my two cents.


Have known her for 8 yrs and I can tell u without a doubt that she's incredibly sweet, very smart, neurotic yet endearing, high energy, driven, and will work her ****ing ass off for u. she lives and breathes this industry and she won't sleep till the job is done. Believe me.


She deserves a shot.
It was a great way to start the day. (But, neurotic???? ME? haha...)

Very glad to have so many friends willing to stick-up for me.


At the SECOND interview, which wasn't in entertainment, but still in the literary world, I met with a very nice older man (maybe around 75) and it was such a random interview in that he was basically asking about my life and my jobhunt and I thought, "What the hell, I'm telling this guy everything, what do I have to lose". He was very intrigued...haha...he told me I was funny enough to write for Leno or Letterman and that they got over 700 submissions for this job and only mine and two others stood out. He ended it with "I'll keep you in mind." He was supernice.

I sent my thank-yous when I got home last night.

I'm kinda counting on the first job...maybe my friend's recommendation will have some pull.



Finally got my rejection for the first one

I was really holding-out hope for that one.

What else do people want from me? This is so frustrating. I feel soon we're going to be in that "dead of winter holiday slump."

I'm so frustrated. This sucks so much.
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #2003
 
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Do you think anybody else has ever gone 25 years interviewing and being rejected for jobs or will I be the first in history?
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No!^

Something will come through soon.

I swear it by all that is canine.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:45 PM   #2005
 
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You will find something eventually, CIBC. Hey, at least you're getting interviews. I can't even get those. My temp job ends in less than two months and I send out at least 6 resumes a week. Not one single interview in 8 months. Not one!
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #2006
 
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When I was unemployed, the job seekers group I attended said you need to spend 40 hours a week working on your job search. I never did that, but I know a lot of people who did. It's an exhausting time. Keep your chin up. Everyone will "land" eventually.


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Old 10-08-2011, 09:06 PM   #2007
 
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I have terribly high hopes for this job on Thursday, but I'm so beyond getting my hopes up
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:14 PM   #2008
 
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Oh, Breathe, sometimes a bad job is worse than no job at all, unless you are starving! What kind of work do you do?

And here is round of applause for TRBL which Ninja suggested....

Hip hip - Hooray!!! for TRBL

I never understood the hip hip part.
I do retail for the most unorganized, mismanaged store I've ever seen in my life. The hours have been a joke ever since I was hired -- There were many, many weeks where I was LUCKY if I got two 4 hour shifts. I am only getting hours now because so many people left after the summer to return to school.

I'm at my wits end now because the dynamic of the store has changed for the worse. The only likable manager jumped ship a few months ago and was replaced with a moronic tyrant. Just last week, the new manager blamed us for the management's lack of common sense when it comes to scheduling people. LOL. They just don't get it. You can't dish out work to 5 people when 10 people are needed to fully complete the tasks. The fact that she actually got upset about the work being left unfinished and threatened to fire people over it is even more ludicrous. The problem is not us, it's you. If the District Manager chewed you out about it, you deserved the verbal beating.

I'm just really done with it. This job and I have never meshed and I lost my enthusiasm about it many moons ago. Pair this with rude coworkers and unstable/unreliable hours... WHY am I still doing this crap? This store is a sinking ship and I'd rather it continue to sink without me.
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Retail sucks some times. I need to hire a pt keyholder and I can't even find someone who can fill out an application properly. Any curlies with retail experience in the Rockland NY area? Palisades Mall?
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #2010
 
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In supersad/pathetic/hopeless/life is a complete mess mode today

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Sundays are rough.
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This has to get better soon.


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Old 10-09-2011, 06:40 PM   #2013
 
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That job I interviewed for? They were supposed to call today and I'd start training Monday if I got it. I guess I didn't.

Not even retail wants me.

This week/weekend was beyond terrible.

Oh sheesh, y'all. 'Tis my phone!
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That job I interviewed for? They were supposed to call today and I'd start training Monday if I got it. I guess I didn't.

Not even retail wants me.

This week/weekend was beyond terrible.

Oh sheesh, y'all. 'Tis my phone!
So rude...I wish they'd at least call you back and tell you no. Who wants to work for rude people???

I have absolutely NO idea what has gotten into me this week either! It's sucked. I've been crying off-and-on all week, been sleeping WAY too much during the day and just feel like snapping at everybody.

I go back-and-forth between thinking about the bad times (the day I lost my job) and when I was incredibly happy (summer 2010 when I was preparing for my first big NYC show).

I can't believe that happy, confident person was even ME. It just seems so far away right now. I can't believe it wasn't that long ago and I have no idea how things have gotten this bad.

This sucks so much...I just want something good to happen.
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I hear you.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:27 PM   #2016
 
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It is rude. I feel like my luck has to be turning around sometime soon. How can both my personal and professional life keep rejecting me?

I really want something to get me out of the house and my head.

I feel soo blah now. I've been watching the most depressing movies to try and spark some emotion, but nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Oh sheesh, y'all. 'Tis my phone!
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It is rude. I feel like my luck has to be turning around sometime soon. How can both my personal and professional life keep rejecting me?

I really want something to get me out of the house and my head.

I feel soo blah now. I've been watching the most depressing movies to try and spark some emotion, but nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Oh sheesh, y'all. 'Tis my phone!

Oh, lord, I've been watching Holocaust movies and cancer stories and 9/11 specials. It's like, "Well, now's the time! It's not like it can make me feel much worse!"
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Ughhh, have gotten back into touch with an old friend...she's been out of college for about 3 years and is yet to find a full-time job.

Her song is the same as all of ours...she's so depressed and stressed-out and said today she started sobbing by herself to the point that she looked like she was auditioning for a tragic play.

I really can't imagine how this can't all NOT get better at this point.
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And this is random, but exactly how hard is it to get a job with the super little kids at day care centers???

I know this young woman who has gotten fired from two day cares in a 2-week span. She's now on her third. She gets fired for being rude to the kids, giving too much information to parents about the kids' behavior (instead of letting the teachers do so) and for wearing too-revealing clothes.

And yet people keep hiring her.

She's gotten all these jobs on-the-spot...she goes and knocks on doors and asks to work there and she just keeps getting hired.

I'm so confused...do some of these day cares just hire ANYBODY off the street??? Because that's pretty much what this girl is doing!

And it's not like I want that job, but I just can't believe we live in a world where this girl gets every job she goes in for and I don't have one.

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^ I totally agree. I keep thinking "This week. It'll happen this week"

Oh sheesh, y'all. 'Tis my phone!
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