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A recurring frustration

Umbrella Love
I'm elbow-deep in the hardcore job searching.  Time is running shorter and shorter to save money for this wedding so I need to be working.  It's not so easy when so many other factors have to be taken into consideration.  I have a certain amount I have to earn as a salary to even make working worth it-  it has to cover daycare (full day for Joey, for now, and before/aftercare for Andy, depending on the hours and location) and be more than I'm getting from unemployment (for the few months left that I will receive it!).  

So I weekly scour the ads online and go through the Sunday classified in the local paper.  I apply to 10-15 jobs per week and so far I've had one set of interviews, was offered the job and then the offer was rescinded, leaving me completely crushed.

(distracted by Joey, lost my train of thought... a common occurrence) 

Wayne's brother posted an article to Facebook this morning and it's nothing new, I believe I've seen this particular list before, it still had the power to take my breath away on several levels.  

22 Secrets HR Won't Tell You About Getting a Job

First, the absolute condescension in the tone of these HR people, the contempt they have for other people, it's horrifying.  Follow that up with a good helping of blind-to-what's-going-on-in-the-world.  Hello?  Global recession.  Ten percent unemployment across the board. And they say "we won't even consider anyone who has been unemployed for six months or more."  Argh.

I knew weight was a factor too.  To many people overweight equals lazy.  I guess in some cases that's true.  I don't feel like it's the case for me.  Why is it illegal to discriminate based on skin color, race, religion or sexual preference but it's perfectly acceptable and expected to be judged based on size? 

I have to get my nose back on the grindstone but I felt like I had to get this out of my head before I explode.

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jamiethetiger
Mar. 22nd, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
I will say that in this economy, the length of time you've been out of work is counting for far less. And I would also consider the source of that article...I find a lot of Yahoo to be akin to reading Star or something...
acrane
Mar. 22nd, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
acrane
Mar. 22nd, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I hate negative, untruthful articles like that (I work in HR). Step away from the crappy advice! :)
glass_lion
Mar. 23rd, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
just: yes. and {{{}}}
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