Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wishing Wednesday

Week 27: Where the harsh realities of job searching are sinking in...

I wish there were laws about things people could NOT ask applicants to blindly state - like my salary requirements. I require to be PAID - other than that, does it really matter what I want? Honestly - you have XX$$ to give me, I can take it or leave it...right?

I wish there were laws about things people HAD to say about the employment what it pays. Because if I'm going to tailor my resume and cover letter to your position - only to find out it pays 1/2 of what I will make on unemployment...let's save us both some time, k?

I wish there was a way to quickly detect the 10 worst things/ 10 best things about any job you were considering - again in an easy totally transparent kind of way. You know, don't yank my chain about "fulfilling in creative ways" if you really mean - sell your soul to our company and we will use you up until you are a weak twig that breaks under the slightest pressure...then we will discard you in the alley out back. Doesn't that seem fair?

I wish AGAIN for the crystal ball...some "odd" jobs have come to my attention being a party planner for cow-people - and no, I'm not making that up. Is this the best thing the universe is going to send me? Seriously - if this is the path I am destined to take - I'm going to need a neon sign...b/c I'm just not feeling the love.

I wish that crabgrass had a mortal enemy - and that this mortal enemy would come battle in my yard. Because I am really in fear that the crabgrass is plotting to take over the world...and based on it's progress in my yard - we should all be very, very afraid.

On the thankful front...
Thankful for vacation hours that were stockpiled.

Thankful for plants that will soon be filling my dinner plate.

Thankful for kind people that say nice things.

And last but not least - I've been thankful a lot lately for iced coffee recipes, and for the reunion of ice cream, Oreo cookies, and hot fudge all together in my bowl.

Hoping that your week is filled with more than you could wish for - all the best!


Janet said...

I'd like to add to your list that employers should be required to state, "We're only posting this position as a formality. Don't bother applying, because we already know who we're going to hire." Seriously, would save everyone involved a lot of time and effort.

And for the record, I'm not feeling "Cow Party Planner" as your future vocation. I mean, you gotta do what you feel in your heart, but I'm quite certain the Universe has something else in mind for you!

Emily said...

I agree on the job comments. There definitely needs to be "upfrontness" (which totally isn't a word, I know). I think the best thing to do during interviews is to ask a lot of questions. I don't think employers expect too many questions. If I ever find myself in another job interview, I think I'll ask: "Why do you work for ....?" "How important will I be to you if I'm hired?"

Yay for vacation hours!