All is Fair in Post-Graduate Bad Economy Hell

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I feel like I've done something bad. Don't tell me I didn't! I know the reasons! It won't make me feel any less guilty or any more justified, for I am capable of harboring both feelings at once. Kind of.

Lately my job search has been mostly focused on craigslist. A lot of the listings are shady, but they have some good stuff too. I can generally find a nice handful of listings every day for which to send my resume to.

Also, by the way, I totally changed my reason for leaving my last job from budget cuts, woe is me to omg my husband got a super good job offer so we had to move, which means I now have this cute I am new to the area, tee hee thing going on.

So, yes, anyway, looking through craigslist I found this totally fun-sounding job and got all excited. At the same time I'm also checking Facebook because my attention span is like that--must be doing three things at once and focusing on one thing for more than thirty seconds causes me to start drooling--and a friend of mine has posted as her status that she's totally applied for the aforementioned fun job. And she probably needs a job more than I do.

No, she definitely needs a job more than I do. But probably not emotionally, which is how I justify it to myself that I applied anyway.

Now she posts about how she's in talks with the employer about the job and how excited she is, and I totally am in the same boat but just not saying anything, which makes me feel like an ass, but at least maybe soon I'll be a gainfully employed ass for the first time in fourteen months.

Or maybe neither of us will get the job anyway and I'll be right back to where I was. Again.

Update: After emailing back and forth for a couple of weeks, she gave the job to her friend's daughter. I refuse to even process this.


Jessica said...

I hope you get the job!

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