I have had a pondering question for a really long time.
I have no choice but to ask it every single time I have to move on to the next chapter in my life.
Why is the job market such a bitch!? *Excuse my language*
You ever apply to 10,000 jobs and feel stuck in the same shit hole?
Why do we sit at a screen for so many hours waiting for the opportunity to have 8 hrs a day controlled by someone else?
Unless you own your own business.
Waste time going to interviews and end up nowhere.
Then it feels like a gamble.
I have gone to many interviews and two of them strike the question.
When I applied for Starbucks last year for example, it was simple.
The 3 part interview was No Big Deal.
They treated the interview as a conversation.
Good. Take the edge off.
Every single one of those interviews were as such.
That’s how I got in!! Cool….
But when I looked for a second job in the Fall so I can leave them (that’s a long story), I stumbled upon a shitty interview that made me want to curse people out. I am not that person though.
The manager was a huge douche as she looked at all of us like she was threatened we were coming for her job.
Well I could because I have a degree. She told us she doesn’t.
So she was being rude to me based on the credentials on my resume.
I always smile and engage in my interviews because that is the key.
Literally I walk into interviews like this:
Too bad I can’t actually say that. But what is the point of a resume when you are just going to ask me about the same exact thing??
I need to leave this retail business stuff aloneeeee.
I love customer service.
For all my teenagers that read me often, Hear me when I say a good customer service job teaches you things about life.
Especially patience, tolerance and being efficient.
There are many people with personalities and you will come across them every day.
From the grouch, the nicest, the sweetest, low speaking, loud speaking, obnoxious, to the cutest!
There are all sorts of people you encounter when you work anywhere.
Lately coffee shops has been my thing but that is because I enjoy the interaction between bar and customers.
Anywhoooo…back to this job process rant.
I shouldn’t have to apply to a job, get redundant questions and then the “We will call you.”
Noooo tell me now what you think about me and my shitty or awesome resume.
Why can’t we live in a world where the job search is less stressful, the job is less stressful, and we as humans can be somewhat happy…
We are fighting for minimum wage consistently.
It shouldn’t matter if it’s a woman or a man, why do we treat interviews differently in that sense too?
I don’t dress up or dress down based on who I am meeting with.
Neither should you.
I am 25 and dying to reach my obtainable goal as even entry level at a publishing company.
It would be so nice if “Post Grad” this world provided jobs for us humans still looking for jobs in our degree’s chosen field.
Good thing I am considering grad school! Part 2 whew!
But it sucks.
“It’s who you know, not what you know.”
Can I get some people to know though? 😛
I have friends who are still looking to make money.
Or more money.
Money makes the world go round and the world go crazy.
Life shouldn’t be this hard.
The job market should switch stuff up.
Essentially this is how I feel….
I refuse to settle into retail for the rest of my life. *No offense to those that have*
Don’t tell me I over qualify for a job when I know that’s not the case. Don’t tell me I under qualify if I am at the interview I have to be somewhere right? 😀
I was over qualified for a job when I was honest last year. I told them in 5 years I see myself as a published writer. What’s wrong with that?
This must be one of my longest rants. I could continue but I’ll stop and open the discussion instead 😀
Am I the only one that feels like it’s all a sham? A game? It’s worse than monopoly. What are your feelings?
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