Sunday, January 13, 2008

Status: Unemployed

I'm going through a really frustrating period right now. Everywhere we hear that Calgary has a need for employees. There are help wanted signs everywhere... so why can't I get a job?

I am being picky, I fully realize that, but I'm also not going to settle for a job I won't enjoy because I really don't need work right now. My weekly allowance covers everything, and I really don't spend nearly as much money as I used to. My only "social" spending is Starbucks once a week with Aneca and Justine, and I have figured out how to only spend $1.85- those glass bottle frappaccinos. I used to go to movies too much for my own good, but they're so expensive here that unless I really want to see something, I don't.

I applied at the Keg. They didn't need another expo.

I applied at Chapters. They never called back.

I applied at Traditional Pastimes Quilt shop. They didn't need help.

Neither did Watermill Bakery.

I babysat Benjamin (see previous posts) for a while, and learned a lot, but they moved in December.

Nectar is across town, so Mom doesn't want me to apply there. Understandable.

I'm trying to figure out what I'm supposed to learn through this. Patience, probably. But I feel like there's more than that. I really think my job in Texas was more than a coincidence, and I wanted to work there so badly, I remember begging mom to let me. Looking back, I find that so weird. Why would I want to hostess? It's completely out of my introverted personality. I'm going to be spending a lot of time at this new job; I bet you there's a reason He's holding out. Just like babysitting taught me a lot of important things I'll need to know later, I bet this job will too.

There's one more place I want to apply at... after that I have no idea. I'm going to head over there on Wednesday. Prayers would be appreciated.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Chin up, kid! You're absolutely right; don't spring for a job unless you think it'll be a good place to work. Lots of people go through the job search process. The key, I think, is not to get discouraged. Somewhere, someone is looking for someone just like you. Until then, you have hands-on experience with AD material: structural unemployment.