I'm on the job hunt again. Ironically, there's no jobs. There's $12/hr jobs that require a college degree and 10 years experience. There's multi level marketing schemes. They're called pyramid schemes. College kids love them. There's commission based door to door sales and cold calling. Because strangers love learning about things they've lived their whole life without, right?
That is about it. Oh. There are classic jobs like waiter, bar tender and Verizon Wireless sales rep. But they pay little and the customers suck. Not you. You're awesome. I'm talking about your uncle who voted for Trump and thinks Hindus caused 9/11.
My search has been going on for a month. Most resumes just go to the internet abyss. I don't know if anyone got them because when I call the establishment there's no one to talk to. Either the business has extensions to every department but HR or HR doesn't pick up. I feel like I'm on Tinder. I'm swiping like crazy. Just no one else is on or swiping back.
I did get a few polite rejection emails. Those were sweet. One place wrote back "we have no work for you at this time." Oh they still have a job for someone. Just no work for me.
I feel I'm a solid candidate. I'm personable. I'm highly educated. I have vast amount of work experience. But alas, just like with women, no one is biting. Oh god how I'd give for a biter.
I'm not even applying for big time jobs. Just regular writing and consultant jobs in the mid $40k a year. I'm not greedy. I don't want all the Universe's money. Just enough so my rabbit doesn't starve.
Why don't we have Living wage jobs anymore? Because greedy capitalists decided we didn't need to pay for time. Just results. So if you make some shmuck money, he'll give you a cut. But if you don't, your effort means nothing to him.
We also have greedy 22 year old college grads filled with hubris willing to live at home and try commission based jobs. Why hire an established person whose past employer can't afford to run the business when there's a go getter with no experience willing to potentially never cut a check.
In many ways our lack of jobs reflects our society's lack of desiring experience and wisdom. As a teacher, marketer, writer, coach, etc. I can bring a lot of value, but in a market place that thinks instant gratification, a ship full of cocky minnows is better than an experienced seaman. I hope you enjoyed my double entendre. It was very self gratifying.
Sadly, I'm an overqualified, under skilled, too old to start, too young to manage millennial. If the 1940's were the greatest generation than today's 30 year olds are a lost generation; a group of lost souls caught up in a social media blitz that proves they're tech savvy but not skill savvy.
One of my favorite films of all time is Up In the Air. George Clooney plays a guy who fires people for a living. Then he almost loses his job. Then he loses the girl of his dreams. He feels the loss that all those people felt by him. It's a carthetic film. A film that makes you feel.
I just want to feel again. Feel useful.
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