Mining for steady employment.

Your working class-less hero has another interview today. Okay who am I kidding, I have to go to an agency and apply with them, just to have a shot at a job. Since the position is full time and near my home I will take a shot at it. But I have to sneak out of the office, change into my suit, which is stashed in my car which will be nice and warm by this afternoon. Which I really need. I don’t sweat enough at interview. Drive about 30 minutes and then spend the next two hours happily filling out an application and taking computer skills test for the millionth time. They never give you the test for Solitare, man I would kick ass. All of it for just 10 minutes with the recruiter and a thanks for coming out.

Why do I do it?

Maybe just maybe I will find something that I enjoy, or hell tolerate. I know you all may think I am a slacker. I might, also I think I have the attention span of lettuce. But I do work hard, it is just tough to stay motivated. I want to find a job that I could enjoy. But part of me is at the point where I may never be happy in an office and that I happy to enjoy my free time. I might be someone who will be happy to work to make money to do the things I want to do. Things like my Habitat trips and so on and so on. The more and more I think about it, maybe I should try to make a living betting football. Hmmmmmm, interesting, wait I have looked at some of my picks I have made. It may not be the best idea.

I know I should not complain, me and the wife are doing alright. We have a house to live in, employment and our health (even though we do not have any health coverage, oh there’s that other pesky reason to find a full time job), but I just needed to whine like Bill O’Reilly for a moment.

So today, I have to get “home” for “plumbing situation” this afternoon. I hate having to lie to my current handlers, who I will say are very nice and I would not mind if they asked me to hire on. I would like that in fact. If they were going to keep paying me what they are.

The lying made me think that I love how employers who you interview with for look at you funny if you can’t move heaven and earth to make an appointment in the middle of the day, drive 30 minutes, in the middle of the week. Hey I understand it’s not easy, people do not like to stick around at their office till 8 to ask someone where they see themselves in 5 years. I also always found it funny that employers love your resourcefulness to get to an interview, but the whole time you are giving the finger to an employer that you most likely will need a reference from. On top of that they look at you strange if you have the time to interview at moments notice because you do not have a job. Well that is my experience, maybe the look at me like that because of the sweating and because of my grill.


One Response to Mining for steady employment.

  1. Eric says:

    Godd luck, sir!

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