First, what do you think about that double amputee in the games? He's a nice guy but there's got to be an unfair advantage there. I don't think he should of been allowed to run.
It must be terribly awful for people like yourself who's old profession is not producing many jobs any longer. Last night, there was a post on, "Employers who don't respond to applicants." The lady was a designer in California, hasn't worked in 3 long yrs. A field like that is history now. Her post was depressing to read.
I guess I'm a little blessed in the fact that I am in Sales and every company will always need salespeople. However, A LOT of these Sales positions really stink. The good ones people who have them are not giving them up because of the uncertainty of the economy. But my unemployment checks will run out in 8 weeks...Scary.
For me it's showtime now. I have to do what I have to do to get a decent job...any decent job now.
I do look outside of Sales. Last week I seriously thought about applying to be a Horse Groomer for 25 horses. It said will train the right person. I like horses and that Cowboy era. But, when I looked up salaries for Grooms I saw low salaries...20's and they want you to live rent free at their ranch. I'm fine where I live now.
Point is I try to look at jobs that will fulfilled me at least to some degree and will pay more than 3 bananas a day. Maybe I'm asking for too much.
Lastly you ask Big John, "How are you going about attempting to convince the employer to give you a shot?" The interview is the toughest thing for me (and for most). You have to really connect with these Bozos and give a performance of a lifetime. You know?
I can't believe it's been 15 months for me now. When I think about where will I be when I'm 75 it gets really scary so I try not to think about that. Or what could happen now if I needed medical attention with no insurance. I'm actual laughing cause I just downed 2 devil dogs.