I’m having a pity party and you’re invited to watch. Yeah, yeah, intellectually I know no one can find a job. And theoretically I know I wouldn’t hire me if I had my choice of applicants. But emotionally, I’m a wreck.
I no longer dream of forgetting to attend Physics and being denied my diploma at the podium on graduation day . . . naked. I know longer dream of leaving a 9-year-old on a field because I thought he was already in the car (oh yeah, not-a-dream). Now I dream that I actually do have a job; that I have remained on the payroll of my last full-time gig only I forgot to go to work for say, 10 years, and the paychecks are accruing but I’m afraid to go collect because they’ll make me prove I’m proficient at Microsoft Office and Excel. So much for the typing tests of the 80s. I could so get hired back in the day.
I’ve applied for so many jobs: craigslist, mediabistro, monster, careerbuilder, indeed, ctjobs, yahoo, blahblahblah. Really, doesn’t hitting send count for anything anymore? Part time, full time, overly qualified, laughably unqualified, just-for-fun — no response whatsoever. I thought, perhaps all the “submit” buttons went to a big black rejection box, but I’m not even get rejected.
Does anyone get rejected anymore? Even a form letter would be nice.