Friday, September 11, 2009
Squishy Faces In Unemployed Places
Penny and I have been hard at work on our dog tags
as well as searching for a job that will pay the bills.
It feels like it was just yesterday that me and my
fellow classmates walked tall with our college
degrees in hand, hopeful, and ready to enter
the working world. Then, the economic
downturn hit, and it hit us hard.
Everything we had been told about our near future,
was no longer relevant. From the 300+ people in
my department that received their degree last
year, three that I know of, landed their dream
job. That doesn't mean we have given
A lot of people have been tirelessly
searching for work, despite little to
We are hard workers, with an abundance of skills
ready to be used at the drop of a hat. Yet over and
over we are told on interviews that we are up
against 900 other applicants, and the
prospect of obtaining that job, is
At this point in time, all you can do is keep doing what
you are doing. Apply in other states, other cities and
other industries you wouldn't normally look in.
Relocating is a pain, but if the job becomes
yours, take it. It's incredibly frustrating to
come close to a job, as I just did, and
beat out hundreds of others, only to
be told you didn't get it.
But I encourage others to keep up the search.
Our furry and human friends mixed in with
a little hope that things will turn around
is all we have right now.
Posted by Dana Orsborn