Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Job Searching

Well, it's that lovely time of year again. School is finally over, I've got all my grades (one A, 2 A-'s and a B+), and it's time to look for a place of employment. What a joy that is...

Job searching has always been one of my least favorite things in life. Can't I just get paid to stay at home with my mom and help her clean the house and run errands? PLEASE?!?! *sigh* Well there are many problems with finding jobs. Allow me to provide reasons why it's hard to find a job for the summer (particularly this summer):

1. I refuse to work fast food (like Wendy's or McDonald's).
A. The fact that they're cooking fast food makes the working area inside actually hotter than the air is outside.
B. I need more money than minimum wage.
C. I stopped smelling like a high school student about 2 years ago.
D. Occasionally I like fast food and I don't want my tastes to be influenced by things I've seen go on behind the counter.

2. Employers absolutely love it when someone comes in for an interview and says, "Oh, by the way, I'll only be here for the summer then I'll be moving back to Logan to return to school." Right about then the employer says, "Thank you for your time, we'll be in touch." I'm out of the office before I can even get the seat warm.

3. On top of the fact that I will only be here during the summer, my family is also moving to Texas this summer and I am moving with them. Unfortunately we are not sure when we are moving exactly, so I could have to leave a job anytime throughout the summer. Try telling that to an employer.

4. I want a job where I won't have to travel much. Last year I had to drive to Provo and back every day which cost me about $200 a month in gas. Money that could have gone to food, books, more tuition paid, etc. Plus my mom and Andrew had to share a car last summer and I can assure you that neither of them would be too eager to do that again. So yeah, local job would be really nice.

Well, there you have it. Four reasons why it has been hard for me to find a job. I am going to an agency that will help me find a job today, so hopefully that will be good. Anywho, I'm sorry I haven't written in this for a while, I've been running errands with my mom and trying to find jobs and stuff (go figure). But don't you worry, I'll keep you all updated on what's going on in my life. My life is just too funny not to let you know what's going on. Have a good day!

4 comments:

Katie said...

I have the perfect solution . . . COME BACK! We still dont have anyone new! But I totally agree with you on how frustrating it is to find a summer job. One summer I worked with a temp agency and worked at a cheese plant all summer . . . UG! Hope you find somthing that works out perfectly!

Ari said...

Uhhh...that's got to be fustrating! Wish I could help you. Good luck on the search for a job.
Love ya!

Miss Erika said...

You should just stop telling your interviewers that you might possibly be leaving at a moments notice... they will expect two weeks like anyone else. But don't feel bad about leaving them high and dry.... they'll get over it :o) Good luck~

Ari said...

So...did you find a job?