Friday, 4 November 2011

Job Seeker

So today I'm feeling pretty rubbish. I currently work two part-time jobs to supplement Hubby's proper salary. We're fortunate enough that his income covers our mortgage and bills, but for pretty much anything else, we depend on the money I bring it. I found out a few weeks ago that my temporary contract on my second job is coming to an end (it was only ever maternity leave cover), leaving me scrabbling to find a new job before all our money runs out.

I thought I'd found something pretty good, and had an "interview" last night, which felt like a waste of time. It didn't go badly, it just didn't go anywhere, no new questions were asked and I wasn't shown what I'd be doing if I got it... I was told I'd hear back today but nada. Not that it was my dream job or anything, but boy is it depressing! Either my letting slip that I have a degree (I know, the crime of it) or being totally devoid of personality clearly didn't enamor me to the people there, both of which do not inspire me with hope of ever finding another job.

But since I want a job I don't have to travel for (the cost means I'd have to earn about twice my current salary for it to be worth it), and I can't drive a HGV... Well, my options are pretty limited. Sigh.

Is anyone else job hunting out there? How to you cope with the mind-numbing, dispiriting, dismal depression of it all? Please share any tips with me as I'm dying here.

This post was brought to you by melancholia. Normal service will resume tomorrow, thanks for indulging me.


  1. I had a whole year and a half of the soul crushing job hunt Rosie so I totally understand what you're feeling. I didn't handle it very well at all so the only advice I can give you is to hold your head high and try to have at least one day a week where you forget about the weight on your shoulders. I know its probably not what you want to hear right now (I never appreciated it all that much) but there will come the day you find something :) x

  2. Thanks Mel :) I do still at least have one job, albeit only an hour a day, but it's still a reason to get out of bed in the morning. I might consider signing on if I can't find anything, but I don't know if I can bear it :(

  3. I spotted your painful tweet yesterday, Rosie, and was so touched by your plaintive cry I then followed a link to this post. Thought you might like to take a look at my book which is all about 'learning to leap'. You might find it helpful. Here's a link to what readers have been saying -

    Best wishes

  4. Oh man that sucks. I wish I had advice, but I'll be sure to send you nothing buy good luck and wishes from across the way.


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