A portion of the poster that used to hang over where I slept.
Looking for work has become serious business with both of us looking.
Job hunting has always been stressful to me.
The idea of selling myself feels like bragging
and some what phony.
I know, it's what you do to get a job.
Interviews are the worst.
I haven't had one yet. I hope I have one soon,
but in education, those do not start until mid-August.
All I can do now is fill out applications and then wait for them to get around to interviews.
There are 19 school districts in the county where I live. However, as good as that sounds in regards to opportunities, this county is huge!
It goes all the way to the coast from here.
I am not getting up and driving to the coast everyday to work. Half hour, yes. An hour and a half, no.
Several of the districts only accept on line applications. I can fill them out in my jammies if I want. But one of them... the main one where I want to work... insists that you have to go through an educational online jobs company.
It should not be a big deal, but it is.
The program is stubborn and kicks stuff back out.
You have to seriously be committed or
you would just give up and shut the damn thing down.
That what I'm up to... frustration and filling out applications on paper, then delivering them to places.
I don't know where anything is here.
Randy is back to answering my questions about where places are by telling me that he will drive me there.
I can't really blame him. When I get lost, I have little idea of where I am. I say things like
"Well, there's a Chevron across the street."
As if he knows where every Chevron is.
My "day" is pretty much over. I have two paper applications to deliver in the morning.
I was able to down load these two.
And even though these, and one I turned in there yesterday, are at the same location, each has to have its own application identical to the other two.
So I decided to fill out everything on one except for dates, signatures and job title or number and make a master copy.
From now on, I only have to fill in a few blanks.
I am hoping they believe this is clever and not lazy.
My blogging may be a bit spotty for a bit...
I'm seeing so much of my computer that I hardly want to look at it.
But you don't get a job by sitting on your hands.
Forgive me if I miss some of your entries.
And now, if you will excuse me,
it's time for a nice bloody mary and a BBQ rib steak.
Later I'll watch the squirrels search for the peanuts I hid for them.
Yes, I am aware that pictured above is a chicken and not a squirrel. But I can't find my squirrel photo
and well, maybe the chicken will drop back by.
Sometimes you just gotta make do.