"The Jub Hunt", or, "The Wild Goose Chase"

With all my excitement over the comic, and the work on a Layout and Tips and Tricks guide for it, it seems I've neglected my blog. Well, that and I don't have much in the way of news. Amy's back for the summer now, which is nice, and we both have to find jobs, which is less nice. I should have gotten one by now, but there's not many to be had, and after last summer, I'm reluctant to throw resumes blindly at every job. It also doesn't help that I'll be moving to London in September. Nor that I just found out that I had bad contact information for my references on the first couple batches of applications I filled out. I can't really see why no one wants to hire me. I'm hard working, I'm good with people. Then again, so is everyone else who writes a cover letter. But I'm among those who mean it. Not that that means anything. Out of the couple dozen or so resumes I've sent out, only one employer gave any indication of why they wouldn't hire me. It was because I was leaving in September.

I don't know what these employers want. The open ended essay questions are the worst. "What does customer service mean to you?" Making the customer as happy as possible without breaking company policy? "Why are yo interested in a position at [our company]?" You have an open spot in customer service, and I really want to work customer service? "Why are you interested in a career with [our parent company]?" Whoah, what? I just want to apply to this temporary position to get money so I can pay my tuition.

I don't see why someone needs to be eternally dedicated to a company to work for them. Isn't enough to be dedicated to doing your job to the best f your ability, regardless of who you're working for? It's an employers market, so apparently not.

I'm also in a bit of a catch-22 with transportation. No one wants to hire someone from out of town who doesn't have their own car. Unfortunately for me, I live in the middle of nowhere, so all my applications are for out-of-town jobs, and I don't have more than a G1 license. I'd get my G2, but I can't afford the classes or the insurance, which is why I need a job, but no one will hire... etc, etc.

Some might say I shouldn't post this because of employers reading it. I just did a google for my name, and that doesn't seem likely, but I'm fine with it if they do. I have this comic pinned up on the wall by desk, and I agree with it. Although if any prospective employers are reading this, I would like to point out that I don't complain nearly as much in person, which is probably why I complain so much on this blog. I would also suggest they search "cyborg_572" if they really want to find out about me. As there's a lot of people with my name, and I don't use it online all that often. Well, that's it for me. Until next time!

yeah, I'm back to the "Until next time" thing. What can I say? I like it.