Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"You Can't Take The Sky From Me"

I am definitely looking for a job at a grocery store or something similar. I plan to apply at my favorite clothing store and the local Bath and Body Works, just for fun. None of these are jobs that I enjoy or want to do. As a college grad it is difficult to reconcile myself to the fact that I can't get an office job in this dreadful town. I'm too conservative for the school to hire me and everywhere else I've looked has ended up promoting someone within the department. Yeah, what can you do against insiders? Nothing. There would be no reason to work a job if you could not get promoted so every organization must look to those already there before they look to new recruits. I have been told over and over and over again that I have amazing qualifications, and then I don't get hired. I can already hear the people at the grocery/general merchandise stores saying those three terrible words, "You are overqualified." Why does the economy have to suck in my area?

It is not as if I have not worked at a store before, however. I mean, how do you think I made it through an expensive private college to obtain a four year degree when I was paying for it all on my own? Not just loans, I made money during the summers to pay off some of the tuition and I had to work to do that. So I hardly see working in a store as beneath me. I just see it as something I do not want to do right now. That's because it's called a dead end job and I despise dead ends. But I don't really want to stay in this city, so a dead end will not hurt me that much. I'll leave eventually and find a place with a better economy that appreciates my qualifications. In the meantime, even if I do get stuck working a dead end job I can still write. I can still dream. I've been watching too much "Firefly" lately and have come to a very important conclusion: no matter what boring, depressing job I get stuck doing, it can't take the sky from me.

6 comments:

Esther Kustanowitz said...

No one can take the sky from you, fellow Esther. And your name rocks.

Esther said...

Thanks. You have an awesome name, Esther.

MaxiSmeg said...

I'm sorry about the job situation. I will keep praying.

On a somewhat related note I didn't get to see Serenity! Now I have to wait until it comes out on DVD. My friend is letting me borrow the Firefly DVDs though.

Not sure when I can watch them but I hope to do so soon.

Xana Ender said...

you know, since everyone's promoting from within these days, a dead-end job may no longer be dead-end. Think about it...

little-cicero said...

Overqualification is a state of mind
-little cicero, sage extraordinare

Nothing on Miers? I beat you to the punch again! You'll be shocked to see that I reacted with relief to the news today! Am I provocative or what?

Tracy said...

The only thing worse than having a job, is looking for one. You're planning your demise before it even happens. Get to know people who do what you want to do. After awhile you're a known commodity.

After 1999, Seattle turned into a high tech ghost town. If you knew someone you could get one of the few remaining jobs. Knowing this I kept in touch with as many people as possible. I was never unemployed for more than 4 months. A rocking 4 months!

I'll pray for you today.