Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More negativity

I been avoiding updating my blog because I've been so very negative but I just couldn't help it, I had to blog about today's happenings.

I've spent countless hours applying for jobs over the past few weeks. I finally decided to try AppleOne, an employment service. In order to get an appointment you have to fill out lots of paperwork online. I spent about 2 hours filling out all their online stuff and was scheduled for an appointment tomorrow at 10:30. I just received a call from them to "verify" my appointment. They wanted to see why I had no recent job experience. I explained that I have been a homemaker for the past 9 years but that I have done some volunteer work during the last 2 years. The office canceled my appointment, according to them I'm not the kind of person they can help. You have to have a stable work history and I don't have it.

I asked the woman who called to please explain who could help, she suggested the county work agency. I explained that I had attempted to get a job working for minimum wage but that I was turned down due to being overqualified. She was surprised but said an education without any recent experience was pretty much useless. I'm still wondering how I'm supposed to get that experience if no one will even talk to me. I called the county agency but the person I spoke with was unsure how they could help. I'm going in tomorrow to fill out more paperwork in the hopes that they can help me find a job but the person didn't sound very hopeful.

So here I am with a BA in Math and no way to get a job. I looked into substitute teaching but the high school district isn't even accepting any more applications for next year, there are just too many teachers out of work. I could start being less than truthful on applications saying I have no education beyond high school but I highly doubt employers want a liar working for them. I am so out of ideas!

I'm trying to have faith that things will work out but I seem to be running into one stumbling block after another, I could really use a break and some good luck!


Glenda said...

Oh Kim, hugs to you and prayers ascend.

It is hard for me to believe that what you wrote can even be true! I'm sorry I have no ideas or help for you besides prayer and sympathy.

Glenda said...

Last night when I was thinking of you and praying for you, I thought about my comment and realized it might have come off snarky. I didn't mean it that way. I meant that it is hard for me to understand that there are actually situations like this. I *know* that there are, but fortunately never having to be in this predicament means I don't really *know* what it is like. It seems to me that is shouldn't be *that* hard to find a job for someone like you who is able, willing, and motivated. I think "why wouldn't an employer want someone like that."

I hope I'm not digging a deeper hole, but did want you to know where I was coming from.

Kim said...

Oh Glenda, your comment didn't come across snarky at all!

I appreciate your prayers and hugs! :)