Wednesday, April 15, 2009

An update on that whole "unemployment" thing...

It sucks.

What? You wanted more?

For the past few weeks, I've been interviewing and communicating with a company about a position as Marketing Manager. I knew it was a longshot. After all, I still don't have my degree. Sure enough, today I got word that they went with someone else. And it hit me pretty hard. Actually, much harder than I expected. I was one of the final four candidates and I knew I had a good rapport with the person who would have been my boss. Now, I've got to stop crying and pull myself back together to go to school and suffer through a pre-test review on Hegel. Cause I'm really into that...

I think it hits so hard because I was so close. Also, it's just another reminder that I am jobless, useless, and unwanted. It's a blow economically, of course, but it's also a blow to the ego. I want to be useful. I want to be doing something with my life.

So, the whole "unemployment" thing isn't work out very well. I've just got to keep plugging away...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Despite my recent lack of entries...

Can you believe I got a C on a test?

Can you believe I got a C on a test for not writing enough?

Can you believe I got a C on a test for not writing enough in a philosophy course?


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

And in record breaking time...

Officially it has taken me less than a month to post this picture.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Groucho Marx Syndrome…

So, yesterday, I had my second interview for a Marketing Manager job. I’m not really qualified to work as a Marketing Manager. After all, I don’t have my Bachelor’s degree. I’ve never worked on TV commercials or event planning or nationwide media, which are things they’re looking for. But I made it past a screening and an initial interview to make it to round two… while hundreds of other applicants were winnowed away and the woman doing the hiring was left with just four.

What a mistake that was.

Consider this. If I don’t get hired, I’ll always wonder what qualifications the other three had that I don’t have. I’ll think about how close I came. I’ll fantasize about what could have been… if only… While if I do get hired, I’ll also be wondering. I’ll be wondering what kind of incompetent clod would hire someone so under-qualified. How shitty is this company that they pick the least qualified of the bunch? What are they trying to pull over on me? What’s wrong with this picture?

You see? Either way, I’m screwed.

And it gets worse because I’ve also been approached about another Marketing Manager position – and I know there’s no shortage of qualified Marketing Managers out there. So, what the hell???

It’s like the old line from Groucho Marx, “I wouldn’t want to be a part of any club that would make me a member.”