Which of us are job hunting?

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Just made incredibly stupid mistakes on a proofreading test. I'm trying so hard not to feel like a complete idiot


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Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Don't feel bad. I went to an interview yesterday for a freelance project. I had to type in my own name at a kiosk for a visitor's badge. When I left the interview, I realized I'd spelled my own name wrong.

It happens.
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Yeah, realize you are anxious and under stress, and that's when these things happen. I typed the street name where I worked for 25 years wrong in an e-mail which, among other things, was touting my superior spelling and proofreading skills.

As Wild~Hair said, it happens.
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Thanks...they were SUCH STUPID MISTAKES...I was kinda looking for something "more" and missed the obvious, you know? I beat myself up over it all day

I keep telling myself that I obviously know grammar and spelling and punctuation and wouldn't be such a good writer if I didn't...
Thanks...they were SUCH STUPID MISTAKES...I was kinda looking for something "more" and missed the obvious, you know? I beat myself up over it all day

I keep telling myself that I obviously know grammar and spelling and punctuation and wouldn't be such a good writer if I didn't...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Def. don't beat yourself up. I just helped a kid on an English test, created by his teacher, that had basic apostrophe errors. I also have to redo some handouts for a student given to me by the Social Studies department because of basic grammar errors. These are teachers!! It absolutely happens and I'm sure they don't expect you to have done perfectly.

When I took my tests with a temp agency I was amused by their amazement that I'd scored so high on the Power Point and Word tests. I was thinking "are you kidding me?! anyone with recent office work should know this stuff cold!" The standard they set for proficient in things can be quite low.

Hopefully you'll get the chance to redeem yourself daily by working for them!
Just got a "you didn't get the job!" email from the guy who had told me that I was funny enough to write for Leno and Letterman. Whatever. I hope the person he DID hire brings absolutely no laughter into his office.
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I'm sorry CBC. (((HUGS))) I wish you could get a job. It's terrible all the people out of work right now. I have a job, but I stress about if I lose it. At my age it would be next to impossible to find another with so many others looking. Hang in there, sweetie. I'm sending positive vibes your way every day. I wish I could do more.
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CIBC, that totally sucks.

{{{CIBC}}}

Any other prospects in the pipeline?

I was supposed to hear yesterday either yes or no about a job I interviewed for last week. Nada.

I can't believe how tough it is out there. The unemployment rate is supposedly at 9% but I heard it's more like 17% if they count people who are underemployed or have given up. Feels like I'm in a bad dream. I'm counting pennies like never before.
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Thank you so much, curlypearl, lotsawaves and KookyCurl!

I'm also helping my mom apply for jobs (since, let's face it, I WANT HER WORKING AND BUSY!) It's crazy, if I'm having a bad time, it will be even harder for her to find something because there IS NOTHING. Almost EVERYTHING on Craigslist is a scam. I wish we could just find her some nice, quiet receptionist job somewhere.

I left messages with four offices I never heard back from today. We'll see.

I didn't particularly want the interview that I felt like I blew the proofreading test...it was just SUCH an awful feeling! I KNOW I can write. I know I'm a really good writer. I know I'm smart. I just felt so stupid and careless.

I know I keep bringing this up, but am I ever going to get over the way my former boss treated me? I'm still so angry at him. If I ever run into him on the street, I just want to pull a Charlotte/Mr. Big and scream at him that I curse the day he was born. I want to just write him off as some pathetic, deranged little man who probably doesn't have a single friend in the universe...why is it so hard for me to do that? I still feel like he won. I know I'm the one "letting" him win. But he still has all this power in the community, and I'm struggling, and I don't have a job because of him. I haven't had one in a year because of him. I did EVERYTHING for this man and he took my job away from me.

I genuinely think I have enough documented of things he said/did during my time there and would probably be able to sue him for emotional abuse/distress. I don't have the money to do that, so I won't. But I hate that he'll just continue to be the way he is and nobody will ever stop him.

I don't understand how people like him get so far. I really don't. It just goes against all karma laws...you work hard and honestly and you're a good person...and you struggle. You go around abusing others and are a sadistic piece of scum and you soar. I don't get it.
I ran into my neighbor from middle school a while ago and we've been in touch. She heard I got several more rejections and said:

All of this will lead u to something u never expected. Something really really good is coming ur way. I just know it. Ur way to gifted to keep being passed down so don't u worry miss thang, this will all pay off and u will look back and smile bcz if u didn't get all those "no's" than u wouldn't be where u suppossed to be.

Goodness...I hope she's right!!!!
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No responses to my follow-ups.


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Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine

Grrrr, why can't people respond and just at least tell me I didn't get the job?
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^^ I think that's the worst. It's like, at least tell me you don't want me.

On the phone! Sorry for teh errerz.
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Woot! I have my first job interview (in a long while) scheduled for tomorrow! I have an interview for a temp assignment in 2 weeks!
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Good luck Phoenix. They are lucky if they snag you.

You've probably already thought of all this (forgive me if I'm being a Jewish mommy) but try to get a good night's sleep, eat a really good breakfast that you enjoy (like eggs and bacon - forget about cholesterol for one day) and smile.
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I heard back from that one job I had really wanted (the one that my friend wrote the letter for me about). The man said they're still interviewing first rounds...ughhhh...I'm perfect for the job. I KNOW I CAN HANDLE IT. Let's save everybody's time and JUST HIRE ME.
I can't take this any more. Another rejection email. Then a call from a staffing agency for a fake job. It was so obvious they were just fishing for contacts to fill some quota. WTF? When will it ever get better? This seems to be the new norm. I just hate what our world has become. Sorry, I'm just damned mad.

Enough of my wallowing... good luck on your interview, Pheonix. I hope they come to their senses and hire you, CanItBeChristine.
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I can't take this any more. Another rejection email. Then a call from a staffing agency for a fake job. It was so obvious they were just fishing for contacts to fill some quota. WTF? When will it ever get better? This seems to be the new norm. I just hate what our world has become. Sorry, I'm just damned mad.
Originally Posted by eche428
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I hear 'ya. I am SO SICK of all these fake ads...I apply for jobs for my mom every few days and EVERYTHING on Craiglist is pretty much a scam.

And the staffing agencies I have gone to were all amazingly nice but useless.
I just had three glasses of wine. That's A LOT for me.

Thursday is a designated job-applying night.

This might be a bad idea.

Tomorrow I'll find out I applied to repair motorcycles or something. (Whatever. It can't be that hard.)
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I can't take this any more. Another rejection email. Then a call from a staffing agency for a fake job. It was so obvious they were just fishing for contacts to fill some quota. WTF? When will it ever get better? This seems to be the new norm. I just hate what our world has become. Sorry, I'm just damned mad.

Enough of my wallowing... good luck on your interview, Pheonix. I hope they come to their senses and hire you, CanItBeChristine.
Originally Posted by eche428

Eche, I so agree with the bolded. You (and all of us) have every right to be damned mad.
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Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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Blah blah blah.

I don't know what got into me last night...I just completely started obsessing instead of sleeping, replaying that day I lost my job OVER AND OVER.

I know I have to accept that I was just in a very abusive relationship and am probably doing what a lot of people who were abused do...blame themselves.

The way that office ran was just wrong. This man is horrendous. And yet he prospers. I don't get it.

I actually replayed the day he made a fat joke about me at a staff meeting in front of everybody, and then when some of my coworkers talked to him after and said, "You know, that was really really WRONG and you need to apologize to her..." but instead of apologizing, he blew-up and screamed at all of us and made us all miserable for the rest of the day.

Doesn't anything good happen for nice people who work hard?

I broke my back for that man for three years. I took such ridiculous abuse. I know that was my fault. But why did I end-up getting punished for it so he could keep a bunch of cute young gay men there instead? I don't care if I burned down the office or made an error which cost him $1 million. I didn't deserve the manner in which he let me go. I wish I could just forget about it, but I can't. When I feel so badly about myself, it's so easy to blame myself.

Last edited by CanItBeChristine; 09-24-2011 at 09:41 AM.

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