Not everything in my life is roses. I'm not really complaining. Oh wait... yes I am! Who changed the rules for getting a job???
I have never had to look for more than 2 weeks to find a job. Never!
I knew the rules... look fresh, use my sense of humor to my advantage, print answers like you are drawing up building plans and follow up in person regularly.
Not any more. Nope.
In this area, if you want a job in education... and I do... you have to go to a central online site to apply.
I have issues with this.
It makes you faceless... so much for fresh looking!
It robs you of your personality...
There is NO way you can answer with humor to a question like:
"Have you ever been investigated for a sex crime?"
(I wanted to answer "No, but I'm sure I've committed some in some states!")
Picture Agent K in a principal's office saying
"We in education have no sense of humor that we are aware of..."
It clearly states on all public education districts' websites that applications through this program are the only ones that will be considered.
So... How do you know they even look at yours?
How is it possible to follow up?
The only place you can fit in any of your personality or passion for the job is in a cover letter limited to 100 words.
Worse still... there are a bazillion things required and all must be down loaded into this program, which I cannot do on my computer since I do not have a scanner. This means that I have to do some on my computer, which I am familiar with and know what is where and do the rest on Randy's computer.
This is a big deal for me. One, I consider my computer to be as sacred as my diary... which it is.
I have great respect for privacy and that certainly includes Randy's. I do not want to be rummaging around in there trying to figure out how to do things and run across something I do not want to see.
It makes me nervous.
I told him that I don't like to use his. He says that is silly, he has nothing he would hide from me, then teasing said he'd already gotten rid of those photos when he asked me to commit to our relationship.
(A Stevie Ray Von quote.)
Anyway, I am feeling frustrated and flummixed by this process.
Anyone got any good tips on how to deal with job applications on line? I would appreciate any
thoughts you have on the subject.
I need a job!
I have 2 paychecks left from my former job.
I over-spent last month... Randy's birthday, obligations, helping my kid out, and frankly, I truly needed a bra that wasn't so big that my boobs fell out every time I moved. Hey... bras are not cheap!
On top of this frustration, there is the whole deal with changing my name on everything. I thought it would be easier to do one time and waited to move here to do it.
All those rules have changed too thanks to the anti-terrorist act.
It's like some monstrous Catch-22.
My legal name is not on anything!
I had a run-around starting at the DMV... who insists that I go to the Social Security and change my card there first. The SS say I have to have a valid ID... which I can't get without the SS card changed.
Hello children can you say shit?
So, here I am in my perfect life that I have waited so long to reach, feeling like I want to scream.
Especially since I cannot find my birth certificate...
which they say will take up to 14 weeks!
Who changed the damned rules?
So what wonderful thing in your life is causing you endless suffering?
Misery loves company.