Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pour Your Heart Out - Rejected

Today is the first time I have ever linked up with Shell at Things I Can't Say.   I have been down in the dumps lately, trying to claw my way out.  Maybe if I can pour my heart out, I can reach a higher place.

As many of you know, last November I was fired from my job, for the best reason in the world, and in the words of the owner of the company, YOU HATE YOUR JOB.  Uh huh.  Because being that I live in a right to work State, he can do that.

AnyIwanttohurthimbadlylater, I have been applying for jobs since then.  It is depressing me.  

You see, in the olden days, when life was beautiful all the time, and I can see the men with the little white coat, oh wait, I was digressing there for a minute.  Back when I was in my 20's, there was a thing called, looking up a job through the newspaper, or going to the local unemployment office, selecting a job that looked good, and you would call them.  I know,  close your jaws, it's true.  They set you up an appointment right there and then.  You went to your appointment, talked with whomever was going to hire you, and then they would either hire you right on the spot, or gave you a call in a day or two and give you the good/bad news.  They also loved to see on your application that you stayed a jobs for a long time.  Heaven forbid if you had more than 2 jobs a year.  They nolikey.

Nowadays, you have to email in your resume.  Said resume shouldn't include the amount of years experience, say in my case 30 plus years (hello, can you say age discrimination).  I was actually told to put 7+ years in my experience.   

Now, if you are lucky, they won't just throw your resume into file 13.  After they narrow down how well you did on your resume, IF you are even luckier, you will be given an assessment.  In my case, in the last 10 months, I have had 2.  Yup, two whole assessments.  One I didn't even go in for.  Just had to do it all online, because you know, they don't have time to see you.  The other I went in, only to be sitting there when the next applicant came in telling the receptionist, oh I talked to so-and-so yesterday at church blah, blah, blah.  I knew right there and then my assessment was going to go the way of file 13.  Leading me to my next knowledge of, it's not what you do, it's who you do.  What?

If, and this is huge, if you do extremely well on your assessment, you might be the lucky candidate who will be called in for an interview.  How many interviews have I been called into.  Zero, Nada, Ziltch.  Which is really kind of bad for the company doing the hiring, because, I am dependable, In the last 10 years I took a total of maybe 4 sick days.  And three of them I went in to do things that had to be done, and then went home.  I am personable.  But you see, these companies will never know, because the newfangled way of hiring is all on paper.  If they like your "paper", then you get the job.  

For the record, I didn't hate my job.  I might not have liked it some days, but who likes every single minute, of every single day, at their job?   Who has the right to fire you because of that reason?  Apparently the owner, that lives in a small town, has even smaller ways then the big city guys.  But, he has a nice new house in another city, but nobody gets a raise, because they can't afford it.   Hmmm, interesting.

I need a job.  I will be the best darn employee you have ever had.  I will make you laugh, get your stuff done on time, and be there when you need a shoulder to cry on.  

I will be a decision that you will never regret.


  1. Sweetie I am so sorry you are having such a tough time finding a job. I believe it is the employer's loss because they are missing out on a great employee.

  2. I am so sorry too. I know you would be the best employee ever. Don't give up; I will keep my eyes and ears open for you. I know how you feel; I was turned down twice for two teaching jobs at my kids' school this year mainly because I took 10 years off to raise them and I'm not fresh out of college (even though I have a master's degree). I am now just subbing and making next to nothing :(

  3. Job hunting can be so depressing! I hope it turns around for you soon, you sound like a great employee. I'd hire ya!

  4. Aww this is a sad post. I'm sorry you haven't found work yet. I think the US just like the UK, is going through a recession. Times are tough. I really hope you find a job soon. Chin up!

  5. I'm with you Dazee. I remember the day when you at least got that first, face to face, with them. Your chance to make that first, great impression. Now, it's all done on computers.

    We're in the same boat. It's sad that employers in small towns listen to the gossip mongers. If they want to run their business like the big kids, then they need to at least act like a big kid instead of the school yard bully.

    I know you and I know, if you got one face to face with them, one chance to shine, you would show them just how big of a mistake Ding DONg made letting you go. I hope his business goes right down the toilet!

    Good luck Babe.. Love ya long time!

  6. I would hire you if I had a company. <3
    I'll cross my fingers for you so hard. And it really is who you know a lot of the time.
    I really don't like the paper way of doing things anymore either. You really need to look the other person in the eye and see their bearing to make a good decision.
    Oh and Cabin in the Woods was the funny scary of classic late 80's early 90's horror. It also had a kind of scifi feel to it. I really liked it, but I like horror movies I can laugh at after I'm done squeezing all the blood out of Jex's arm.

  7. Having trouble commenting. :/

    Hope that you find something soon!

  8. It is a horrid game out there. I work frequently with Vocational Rehab who also help to find employment for clients. The discrimination I have personally seen is mind blowing. My heart hurts for this woman who wants to work and is so willing to work but they don't want her because she doesn't have a high school diploma and she can't hear. They don't look at the fact that she is smart. Very smart! And really? It's a housekeeping job. She doesn't need to be able to hear for that.

    Sorry....it was a long day. I am terribly sorry you're having such a difficult time. Some days, many days, the world sucks ass.

  9. SO sorry! I hope that some doors open for you. What line of work do you do? The process seems so hard now. I would be clueless in the get a job market these days.

  10. :( I hate the way hiring is done now too. I'm so sorry you haven't been able to find a job yet! I'll pray it's soon...