This has been a crazy week. So far this week I have received a call to participate in a focus group which will pay $100 for 1 hour and 30 minutes of my time and opinions, free screening tickets to see the movie The Host for my husband and I, and most importantly, a job interview.
I’m excited for the interview, but after being on numerous interviews I can’t allow myself to get my hopes up. I will try to stay as positive as I can, but also as realistic as possible. Reality being, that as well as I thought my previous interviews went, I still have yet to receive a job offer.
So right off the bat I already have mixed emotions about this job. I hate that not all jobs post the salary in the ad, because it can be a major let down. Turns out, this job pays way less than I thought it would. So what is someone who is unemployed, has been unemployed for 4 months, and eagerly wanting to get back into the job force to do? Of course, take it if I’m offered it. Anything is better than $0 income and having to resort to work in retail. Now I have nothing against retail, I worked at a retail store while in college and I met great people and actually had fun at work, but after having obtained my bachelor’s degree and still having the student loans to prove it, retail just feels like such a step down, not to mention having to work for minimum wage.
I never thought I would actually miss work as much as I have recently. Not only for the social interaction, and everyday routine, but also for the income. I have been couponing for a number of years, so I have stockpiles of a lot of the things we regularly use, but lately it has definitely helped us stay within our budget. It seems like every time I set foot in the store, everything is increasing in price.
As much as I’m not looking forward to settling for less than I deserve, I am looking forward to having a steady income and being able to continue pushing towards achieving the goals my husband and I have set.
Through difficult times, you learn to see things in a positive light, and for the time being, that’s all I can do.