Hi there. What are you guys doing? I’m sitting here trying very hard not to think about the fact that I’m still unemployed and the two possible jobs I’ve talked to folks about recently are ridiculous long shots that I probably have no chance of landing. I’m a week into being off unemployment and things are looking grim. Anne and I have been studying our bank account and trying to decide which bills we’re going to pay or if rent will be a priority. We’ve got enough left to cover some of it, but not all of it and now that she’s working again we can’t defer her college loans any longer so those are going to start coming in again soon. We’ve tried just about every trick we can think of to keep our heads above water and we’ve made it almost 8 months so far, but I’m at a loss on what to do next now. I sent out another half dozen or so inquiries today as well as applied with Blockbuster Video, Best Buy, and Wide Open West (my cable company) in hopes of landing something. I’ve also asked the SEB regular who’s company is contracting folks to do Katrina/Rita hurricane cleanup to submit my resume for consideration. Did a search for all available jobs in my area and there’s quite a bit, but it’s all stuff I have no qualifications for. Still submitted a few inquiries just the same to see what happens. Contacted old friends who have contacts in the IT industry to see what they might track down, but none of them have replied so far. I’ve covered all the bases I can think to cover with the exception of signing up for the military which I really don’t want to do.
This is just so frustrating. I just want to make a decent wage so I can afford to pay my bills and occasionally splurge a little. Especially with the holidays just around the corner. Grrrrr….
Update: Just heard back from one of the two jobs I was hoping for, the one I thought I might have a decent chance at, and they’ve picked three people for face-to-face interviews none of which are me. There’s still a chance that they’ll revisit the rest of us who applied for the job if the three they are interviewing don’t pan out, but I’m not going to get my hopes up. This leaves the long shot to go. *Sigh*