but i got the job today. i wasn’t even interviewed (and I spent all morning nervously swotting up) – just shown around. i start next month. i am not 100% sure i want to work there mainly because i feel i want to start my own business but i do know that i am not going to be in retail forever and i think if i was to work in an office again i would become complacent and far too relaxed. I don’t know how to feel. it’s strange when you’ve spent every single day looking for a job then finally have one – like the death of an old lifestyle and a part of you. It’s weird. You’re searching forever then you’re not. It’s like being shot with sparkles. I will have to start building my life from now on. I just feel a bit ‘lost in the ether’. who am I? Funny how your behaviours slowly define your sense of self when you’re not paying attention. 3 months ago
Entries from everyone
no idea if we can still write on this site but i have a job interview tomorrow and a trial for a local shop. we’going at this point. this is very much a one-day-at-a-time kind of moment in my life. i cannot plan anything nor do i know what to plan. 3 months ago
Well, I’m at least getting more hours at work now. I really like my job, but I do have to secure full-time employment at some point. Plus, my new apartment is really far away (kind of annoyed by this), so it’s a lot less convenient – and less worthwhile – when I can’t just walk 10 minutes to be there.
But my hours have been steadily increasing each week, and I’m hoping that with everyone going back to school, I’ll be getting more. (Of course, I imagine it won’t be as busy in fall as it is in the summer.) Plus we’re opening a whole huge new section in a couple days, it’s like increasing our store by 50%. So that’ll hopefully also help get me more hours. Even just if I stay at my current level that I’m scheduled for next week, it’ll be way way better, and I won’t have to worry about just having to pay for rent each month.
I’ve really been slacking off in the applications department, which is no good. I think it’s been three weeks now that I haven’t submitted any applications. Seriously no good. I’ve just been so stressed, but most of that stress is about money, so it’s counterproductive! But when you apply to 200 jobs and get nothing, doing more applications doesn’t feel very productive either. 3 months ago
Company announces Megatech responsible for managing the largest websites in the world about the need to recruit women to work from home data entry, work will be with hours system and very good salary.
Send your personal C.V with New photo of you to our E.mail
firstname.lastname@example.org 3 months ago
today – 7/8/14 – applied to:
- Portobello shoe shop (forgot the name – oops!)
- apple tree Portobello
- kids shop with random crap in it (sorry and also the girl I gave the cv to didn’t seem to want to take it so I don’t think she’ll call me back)
- kids toy shop in westfield (local mall)
4 places. not bad. I might put my cv in the Portobello rd coffee shop too (aracina?). the uniform is a tad cringe but no one will see me other than tourists who may never visit my country again. phew. there was also a kids shoe shop opposite the shop with the unfriendly girl but she was watching me from across the road so I didn’t put my CV in there. i’ll have to return again on the quiet.
so my plan of action is this:
- apply for as much retail as possible
(wait for response: if nothing…)
- take my cv to a recruitment agency on a high street
(wait for response: if nothing…)
put work on the backburner, get sh~ hot at excel and volunteer to work in an office part time. OR give it all up and start a business and burn all of my CVs. This means more time spend living with the folks and as I do not like my father that’s not great. I’m considering volunteering abroad and working on projects in my spare time. My life sucks like an old nun with mint humbugs.
I cant believe how much time this crappy job takes up. and it IS a job. it’s just badly paid…income £0. and yes I am moaning. hurray for moaning. 3 months ago
I am finishing up my Bachelor’s, which I should receive next year. Afterwards I want to travel to Scotland and Ireland, to see where my family originated from.
I am extremely friendly and am accepting of everyone, no matter what. 4 months ago
I am almost ready to give up. I wonder how people keep holding their heads up after constant rejection or no-feedback. If I don’t get anything within 2 weeks, I will have to do something else like commit to developing my own business which means living with my folks forever but I would be 100 times more positive. I have almost no motivation to do a job that I have no interest in doing in the first place, only to keep myself on the career ladder/reduce the gaps in my CV. I am at the will and mercy of other people which is not what I like at all. I might even very quickly learn some random ‘trade’ like massage and get very good at it then post ads in the local library… just anything.
Ok – I have made a decision and I am no longer going to look for office/cubicle work. I just can’t. I will die. 4 months ago