They said they run a credit check. Not all departments do that. DEA is super strict. DOJ is not so much. There are lots of jobs with each of those departments in my area, so I am hoping to land something with one of them. shhhh ... don't tell anyone, but I'm not really looking for a career path, just enough money to get back on my feet & then I'm back to teaching -- or maybe will take some time off if I get married & have children.
The problem is that there are so many job seekers & they put the part about
the credit report in all capital letters, so I kinda get the impression it's important. I've missed some payments lately what with being on unpaid leave & such. If I explain it like that then it means admitting that I was on a 4-month LOA & I'm trying to avoid that. I'm healthy now & it really was a RIF, so I'd like to try to keep the part about
me being sick & having surgery out of it, but that's looking less & less possible by the day.
I want to just scream at these people that I don't take bribes, don't transfer money out of company accounts & don't steal office supplies. I am trying to be honest & hardworking. If I weren't, never mind the office supplies, I could have wired money from my old company into some off-shore account in my name. I funded tens of millions of dollars in wire transfers a day & had almost no supervision. One would think that would factor into people's views of who is trustworthy, but perhaps not so much.
I already have to explain about
my medication (though they say that won't be an issue), I'm just so tired of explaining everything all the time. I just want a job. I swear if I can just get some money that I will pay all my bills & such. I am good with money & can get things together, I just need some income to make that happen. Oh man, so aggravating!
PS -- Thanks so much for all your ideas & encouragement. It is so hard to keep going with this. My dad (who has had the same employer for his entire adult life) just keeps saying that I just need to stay positive & keep sending out resumes & applications. yeah, yeah, i know that. It's not that I'm lacking any knowledge about
how to go about
getting a job & I interview really well, so if I could just land some interviews I'd be golden. It's just really frustrating to look at all the bills I can't pay, have to take time out to go line up for food, utilities money & other benefits, and then have to try to search for a job not only in the midst of that but in a depressing economic climate that the morning, afternoon & evening news people all describe in ever more sensationalistic terms. Sometimes I wish I lived in Russia. They outlawed all negative news stories about
their national economy. I try to not watch the news, but it is posted everywhere & a lot of the websites banners about
the news, it just can't be avoided entirely.
But I know you at least get how hard it can be to try & keep up with everything & I really appreciate that about
you. Sometimes we just need less truth & more empathy. Along those lines, I've been thinking about
starting a Job Seekers group at my church where people could come for prayer, support, advice & encouragement. HW has been really great & I just wish I could share this experience with more people. Well ... maybe I can. I'm going to look into it tomorrow. :)
Post Edited (Frances_2008) : 3/15/2009 1:00:50 AM (GMT-6)