I confess, I had another job interview a few weeks ago. I didn’t tell anyone about it (well, only 2 or 3 local friends) because I (superstitiously) thought that if I didn’t tell anyone and no one crossed their fingers for me, that it might actually work out. I was wrong. Maybe I needed the finger crossing after all.
I found out about the job because of friend of mine works there. She told me that her boss was saying I was at the top of her list (for at least a week) but then her boss clammed up about the job search. I think that was the point that I was no longer at the top. I found out today for sure (from my friend) that I didn’t get the job. They gave it to a guy. The office is mostly female, so I wonder if the person in charge was encouraged to hire a male for the position. The vicious part of me hopes this guy doesn’t work out. They’ve already gone through two people for this position in the last year and a half. Maybe that’s a sign that it wasn’t the right job for me anyway.
I’ve got another lead, though it might not work out. It’s kind of stretching what I know, but it’s worth a try. Hell, most anything is worth a try. My dad suggested McDonalds… so maybe not anything. Starbucks has crossed my mind, but I don’t know how well I would do at a food service job. It might send me over the edge again. I have thought about a bank teller job. Counting out money all day long – go me. There’s nothing wrong with these jobs, except that I have a fucking PhD and I’m so over qualified for most things that it isn’t funny. Walmart isn’t going to hire a PhD, not that I’d want to work there anyway. My options are so slim. No, I need a new field. How do I go about doing that?
The work environment of my last job was so horrible that it cost me my mental health. I still feel like a failure because I couldn’t handle it. I know that most people couldn’t handle those personalities but that doesn’t make me feel any better. I was feeling abused there and it triggered all sorts of PTSD for me. I needed out, just not the way it was handled. I needed to look for a job so much sooner. See how I can berate myself for everything?
Anyway, that’s the latest in my unemployment saga. I hope something else comes along soon.
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