purplejuli (purplejuli) wrote,

A recurring frustration

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  I apply to 10-15 jobs per week and so far I've had one set of interviews, was offered the job and then the offer was rescinded, leaving me completely crushed.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.
Tags: financiness, ventiness, workiness
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