Friday, June 6, 2008

The Job Market

Well, my husband finally got it. He had been on me, in a manner of speaking, to get a job. I told him that I had been calling every job that I could apply for. One job had over 200 applications. Another job I applied for, had 5-6 people who up for the same job I was there for, in a ten minute period. Times are tough.

Last night for dinner were sitting at the dinner table, just going over stuff and then my husband told us a story about a co-worker. Her daughter and son-in-law have moved in with her. both kids have college degrees, and yet they are jobless. Her son-in-law went down to a Career Stop style place to see if he and his wife could find jobs. The lady who was assisting them told him that places like drug stores, grocery stores, and other menial places were getting thousands of applicants A Day! Did you read what I typed? Thousands a day. When he finished telling that story, I think he finally got it that I was not joking in the fact that there are no jobs out there to be had.

I am still looking for part time, but most jobs want full time and some sort of degree or expierence. What about us blue collar folks who just want to tread water in the world of bill paying? Well, I just keep scouring the want ads and hope for the best.

5 comments:

Scribbit said...

Wow--that is tough. My aunt is going through something similar looking for full time work. Not many people want to hire a 50 year old woman who's been out of the market for 30 years.

thislittlepiggy said...

Thousands a day? Oh my!

Hope something turns up soon. :o)

Madge said...

my husband spent TWO years looking for a job. TWO YEARS. It's tough. good luck, don't give up.

Donna said...

We are facing the same thing here! My son has applied every where and still nothing : ( It is just so stressful, I know what you are going through. It is hard to belive that now a days there just aren't any part time jobs to pick up to help families ease their money troubles!!!!! It sure is scary....
Donna
justme32110@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I hate to advertise, but for your situation, you might consider working for H & R Block as a tax preparer. You would have to take & pass a class, but a LOT of folks with block make a year's worth of minimum wage (or in my cases a lot more) in 4.5 months. Keeps my summers free to spend with the kids too!