I've gone from looking solely for work in the field of videography, which I went to film school for, to giving up on that entirely and applying for every job I can find that isn't bartending or serving, and I still can't even get a bite or an interview. I've applied to at least 100 jobs in the last few months, and had exactly 0 interviews. I started school in January for web development, so in a little over a year I'll be very employable, but as of now I haven't had anything paying to do since mid October and it's driving me crazy. Aside from the total lack of money in my life, it's made me become a boring piece of poo with no ambition and nothing interesting ever going on, which is taking a toll on every other part of my life. The depression is slowly setting in and the whole situation is testing me as a person in every aspect. I can tell my lack of ambition is making my girlfriend be less attracted to me, which is tearing me up and making everything infinitely worse, but it's so hard to be ambitious when Fred Meyer won't even call me for an interview for a stocking job. Shit's tough.
I just spent almost a year without a job and it was frustrating and stupid and stressful and all sorts of things. The best thing that I can recommend to you is to go through a temp agency. In the Portland area I would recommend Volt, Northwest Staffing, and The Personnel Department. Most people are going through these agencies now as it is cheaper to hire people that way. I just recently got a job through Volt and I have used them in the past. HG had a lot of luck with NW Staffing in the past. And until I failed a drug test and was not able to work with them anymore, The Personnel Dept was really helpful (several years ago). I am so sorry things are so hard right now, keep your chin up. But not too high, as you might drown like a turkey in all of this rain.
Post by StormyPinkness on Feb 14, 2014 15:47:57 GMT -5
There is a lot of comedy I want to see this year, but in the past I have had to miss things because there were sets conflicting that I could not miss. I will be super sad to have to miss Eugene Mirman, Doug Benson, and Maya Rudolph. I really hope to run into Doug Benson and smoke a bowl with him.