I posted this rant on my notes on facebook. Why I have no idea... (maybe because I am reading The Facebook Effect about that company).
Are you sick of your job?
I am. Someone recently told me that I should be glad I HAVE a job. Interesting. Do they mean a job that is commission only, minimum wage ($8.50/hr) guaranteed but if I am making that little in commission I won't still have the job, a job where I put 30K miles a year on my car, no reimbursement for fuel or repairs, work in all kinds of weather...no paid vacation, no benefits. I would hate to do a cost analysis of my expenses versus what I make. I would probably have to quit on the spot.
No idea until Thursday night/Friday morning what my work load will be for the week following? A job where I have our clients customers yelling and/or cussing and/or threatening me because our client doesnt know how to provide customer service and outsources it to Panama/Philipines/Pakistan? A job where I am trying to convince people to pay their past due accounts on service that is spotty/dodgy/inconsistent?
I should be glad I have THAT job. Wow. Profound.
**********end of facebook rant)
What I want is a job that pays a decent wage, working regular daytime hours, with benefits for me and my family. Without health insurance, me and my fiancee are going to have a difficult time getting married. Though we will bite the bullet if one or both of us doesnt have a new job by March 2011. We want to get married, but she is going back to school and jobs are scarce around here. Unemployment rate in this area is around 10-11 percent. That is the rate of those collecting unemployment, not those whose benefits have run out or they have given up. Estimated that 5-6 people are chasing every job. Go to a brick and mortar establishment and often they tell you to apply online. (Thus why I am online right now). The job listings on the major boards are slim. I apply for what I might be remotely interested in that has benefits. I customize my resume for each prospective employer I am frustrated.
Of course, if you are reading this and have no job, then my little rant is petty at best and your frustration is exponentially larger. And for that, I apologize...that whole "met a man with no shoes, then met a man with no feet..." kind of thing. Yes, there is always someone in worse shape.
Here is hoping the economy gets better soon (hint: quit outsourcing jobs to foreign countries and giving tax credits for the privilege).
Snakes (Rich )