Since I last posted, I have applied for a dizzying array of jobs. Whenever myself or most other people complain about being impoverished or unemployed, a bootstrapper immediately offers the sage advice of 'just get a job' as if it's that easy.
"Just get any job."
Never mind finding a decent enough job fit so you don't job hop. Never mind finding a job you can physically do, so you don't lie to yourself and talk yourself into a job that is beyond your limits, setting yourself up for failure that leaves you without even the petty amount of unemployment benefits if it doesn't work out.
It's always easy for someone on the outside to dictate someone else's destiny, because there is no risk in what they say, as opposed to what I do.
As my situation grows more desperate, I have casted a larger net, hoping to get something I can do that offers full-time hours.
I have had 3 interviews out of at least 100 applications in the last few months. I interviewed for a driver/concierge position. I interviewed for a customer service representative position with Time-Warner Cable. I interviewed for an entry level management position with Raising Cane's chicken finger restaurant.
I have experience directly related to all three and have been rejected by all three.
"Just get a job"
I'm trying, but I'm also running out of time. I have ten weeks of unemployment left. That should be plenty, but like the West, I'm also experiencing an epic drought.
I had to get a family loan last month to catch up on rent and only be slightly behind on utilities. By the end of the remaining 10 weeks, I will be a month behind on rent at least, perhaps a month and a half.
If only I would just get a job...
As always, I have a PayPal donate button. I'm not expecting anything, but maybe I'll get lucky and some rich philanthropist will drop a large sum so I can get an Uber car or move to a different city or at least have a few months of breathing room and maybe a suit to interview in... but I'm not holding my breath. You hear stories about people getting tons of money on a Go Fund Me or IndieAGoGo campaign, but I didn't get discriminated against(that I know of), and I didn't make some crazy pro-conservative statement that costed me a business.
I'm just poor. Drop a couple bucks if you want.