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Response to liberalmike27 (Reply #12)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:06 PM

14. Oh yeah, it's so easy...

I wish it was that easy. Comments like "get of the couch" really irritate me, as I don't actually own a sofa or a TV in the first place. I spend most of my time trying to find ways to make a living.

It has now been almost exactly three years since I finished grad school (with a degree in graphic arts AKA printing), and out of the thousand or so job applications I've submitted - I've lost count but the average would be about one per day - I have gotten exactly six interviews for serious positions, none of which I got. Perhaps most painful is that nothing I've even gotten an interview for has been in my field.

Now, to be fair, I have had several jobs in the past three years, but guess what, all of them have been temporary, short-term, seasonal, and part time, and in retail or food service. No benefits whatsoever and the highest wage has been exactly $10 an hour. Try paying off student loans on that.

Add to this the fact that I am not eligible for any sort of unemployment or government aid. I've checked.

I have an interview tomorrow, for another part-time temporary job ... but this one will pay $10.50 an hour! Woo-hoo.

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