I hate job hunting

Canada
August 18, 2009 12:00pm CST
It has come to the point where I absolutely cannot stand to look for work anymore. It is so depressing, any position I answer doesn't get a response or it is something that I am completely not interested or skilled in (specifically sales :P) I have been looking for roughly a year now and summer isn't really a good time for hiring anyway because students will work for less then someone who isn't a student. Fast food places aren't even hiring. It's enough to drive anyone crazy. I've recently taken up selling Avon products but even that is not really hand over fist money. I have quite a few people interested that have placed orders but it still comes down to selling yourself and your product. I don't like soliciting door to door and that is what it feels like I'm doing so I don't know how long this job is going to last. I'm also doing a few online things (mylot, mturk) and have registered with homejobstop for future job opportunities. I'm not looking for advise although it's appreciated I just need to vent. However, if you have any ideas I'm not adverse to hearing them.
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@khrackow (23)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Who doesn't hate job-hunting? I'll go one better; I hate jobs and I quit the last one I had. That was nine months ago; since then I've been teaching myself online marketing, and I see tremendous potential here. It takes time and it takes work. I said I hated jobs, not work; I'm always working. Personally, I love owning my time, and I am hell bent on doing just that. I mean, what's the worst that can happen? I've got plenty to do. What do I do? Well, anytime somebody asks me what I do, I always respond with, "I do whatever I want!" I have enough money put away to live on for a while longer, and I just keep on keeping on with what I doing. I won't say exactly what because talk is cheap. Funny thing about jobs, I have never had a problem finding a job. The only tiime I have ever been out of a job is when I didn't want a job. If worse comes to worse, I can get a job the next time I go on an interview; if the job is open, it's mine. What's my secret? My favorite pastime is studying psychology and related subjects, which is just about everything. It's, I think, really all about attitude and being positive. Not thinking positive but being positive, and being in control, not of others, but of yourself. As humans we have trememous potential, maybe even infinite potential. When somebody says, "Cheer up, it could be worse." My response is, "No! It's cheer up, it going to get worse, but the worse it gets, the better I like it. Because what doesn't kill me strengthens me, and when that which does finnaly kill me comes along, it just means that it is time to go home! We're just visitors here, so Relax and pay attention. I lived long enough to have no doubt that everything works itself out sooner or later, one way or another. Just live, as they say, One day at a time. Everything goes in cycles. Recessions come and go just like the weather. My advice is believe in the Higher Power inside of you. Another aspect of my philosophy on life is: Life is a journey with no end, just stops along the Way!
• United States
19 Aug 09
I feel ya! I recently quit a factory job I had. It was hard work with little pay, no a.c. and I was miserable. I took a job working at a mortgage company, (basically because my brother is the office manager and he needed the help) but as a loan officer, I get paid on commission, and I can tell you, the housing market isnt great! Most of the loans that I try and do, people dont qualify and if I cant do the loan and get it closed, I dont get paid. A lot of people I talk to dont even qualify for refinancing because of bad credit. Its day after day of cold calling and running credit checks and talking to people that want to do whatever they can to get into a house, but its just not gonna work, and the work I do, I dont get paid for. I havent been paid in over a month. Ive looked around for other jobs, but much like you, it just doesnt seem to be happening. Ive thought about going back to school,( I have 3 years credits in a health promotion major) but Im really to broke to go back to school! I kinda need money first. Its one of those things where you try and be creative and think a little and you get blocked at every turn. So I know the feeling! But what can we do? Give up? I have an 8 year old I havent been able to pay my child support on in 2 months. I will get my license taken away if I miss another month. And that just adds on more obstacle to overcome. All I can say is Im trying, and I know something will break loose. Its just not gonna be on the time frame I expect it too! Keep your head up and fight the good fight.
• United States
19 Aug 09
Home based paid surveys and affiliate marketing have been a popular way of earning extra and I think if proper approaches can be done then it would also be rewarding at some point.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
I too hate job hunting. as if the hunt never stops and you keep getting rejected by the interviewer.. i rested for a while. i guess i should tryagain
@Archie0 (4509)
• India
19 Aug 09
I too hate job hunting.But i think if we do a job hunting then i expect a good job at the end of every hard work sometimes i do.But i just hate too much exertion and that is why out of 5 interviews i attend only 3 most of the time. But i want to join a job as soon as possible because for me money is become the most important thing these days.
@mith018 (57)
• India
19 Aug 09
I too hate job hunting but without hunting for it its difficult to get one...if you get a answer that you expect do tell me...
• India
19 Aug 09
I know exactly what you are going thru. As a couple, hubby and me went thru the same phase from July 2006. first he lost his job of nine years, then he started a business which did not work, then he started looking for another job…he called up each and everybody he knew, they all kept giving hope but nothing came up. It was so frustrating to just watch him call up somebody week after week and then just bang the phone in frustration. Then like you, he started applying but then nobody was hiring…he somehow managed to get a foot in a company but that was some work he did not enjoy at all. He kept at it though for the money for about a year and then again shifted….its not over yet. Recently he’s joined another company which looks good and I sure hope it turns out good…he’s lost something like 15kgs during this time due to mental tension and frustration. I cant give you any ideas but can only express solidarity with your situation.
• Indonesia
19 Aug 09
May you should write a book. You can put your life experiences on it, or you can write practical things so you can give solutions to others. Who knows it's gonna blow out?
@ggurlz (8)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
It really is, there is so much job demand, no matter where I look up, even the crappiest job requires a few years experience in that field. Unfortunately its a catch 22, you need a job in that field to get experience in that field, so you can get a job in that field.
@Hatley (107920)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Aug 09
hi jaydee I dont know if you are in North America or where but here inCalifornis the job situation is horrible.my son 'a computer programmer lost his job last Sept.and is still' looking for work. he gets unemployment insurance but he wants a job now.theres so many more out of work here than there are jobs,the rents keep going up higher thAn the' salaries for a lot of people .so we have A bad situation here a lot of people have moved to find lower rents and more job opportunities. I know just how depressing it can be and I am too old tobe Able to work and help him.I Am stuck here in a retirement home simply because we were homeless. my son with 3 other guys are in gov sponsered housing so they can be free to looke for work. I was a drag as he had to keep finding shelter for us. it was just horrible.hope it all gets better and you soon get that job.good luck and God bless
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Well I have been temping since last year when I couldn't take it anymore after being at my permanent job throughout 2007. So if not adverse to working as a temp, check out your reputable agencies in your area. You get paid every week(or least the ones I have worked for have paid each week) and pick up skills that possibly can be used other places. If you do a good job, don't be later, absent often, more work could come your way because you are more reliable. I know that what happened in my case. There was a non-profit organization I temped for from March-August 2008 in their donor services department and this time they needed help again but this time in IT. It is a pain in the butt commute-wise getting out there because I take public transportation but the pay is really not bad. I have had friends who gotten hired by different clients too from temping. Temping is a good way to feel out a company and figuring out what exactly is the type of environment you want to be in. So that is one option and another I can suggest is try asking friends and neighbors if they need help. I didn't have any temp work from latter May to last week so I help a couple of friends with some computer stuff and was able to keep some money flowing that way so my husband and I could keep the ends meeting. I apologize for the long paragraphs lol. I just wanted say I am empathetic to your situation because there were times I was really depressed about my situation and stressed about it when I didn't think I would not even get something short-term. But I kept praying on it to the Lord to help me through this because I know it is not the end of the world. It can be frustrating but not the end of it.
• Indonesia
19 Aug 09
I know that job hunting can be an agony. My job hunting period was about 3-4 months last year till iI get a regular job. The waiting, the interview, the recruitment test (I hate the psychology test, they eats a lot of time and very tiring!)! All those process are excruciating, but I think that's a part of life that we all must experienced in our life. I hope you got a regular job jaydee, maybe improving interview skills or changing your appearance a little bit might help. I learn to get the best first impression, how you appear in front of them, the looks, the confidence, the gesture is always important, no matter if inside you actually don't know what the answer of the question they ask you lol.
@Jennlk84 (4221)
• United States
18 Aug 09
My husband and I moved just a few weeks ago. So I had to quit my previous job and come here to a new state to find a new job. It was really hard giving up the job I had, in this economy. But it was the best for both of us. So now here I am trying to find a job. I feel ya. I know I haven't been looking nearly as long as you have, but I do know what the job market is like right now and can relate. It's awful. Hopefully things get better soon. I can't go much longer without a job. I need the money and being home and doing nothing but cleaning and laundry is starting to make me crazy! lol