Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dear Wikipedia

Dear Wikipedia,

I've been looking for a job for the past week and a half and am concerned that I might have mis-understood what "job hunting" really is. Even though I appreciate your definition of what it entails I have to be honest in expressing my feelings on the matter (see picture below).

This is me. Trying to find a job. Not just any job. A job that fits my criteria. I love it.

This is your definition of "job hunting."

And this is mine:

  • Job Hunting: The act of preventing yourself from going in-sane as you submit 30+ resumes online. Spending hours in various interviews being dressed up and trying to "sell yourself" to each company (just to find out that they're only offering part time and the pay is about 1/2 of what you need). Driving to and from each place, paying Kinkos to print out nice copies of your resume for those places that have a NOW HIRING sign in their window so you can look more "professional" in hopes they will say,

"Wow! What a great resume. Thank you for stopping by. Would you like to have the full time position we're offering during the summer for $16 an hour?"

In case you're wondering, they never say that.

Wikipedia, my dear friend, don't get me wrong--I appreciate the effort you put into trying to convey what "job hunting" is, I just feel like people deserve to know the truth. Thank you for trying to help me understand but some things, you just gotta learn on your own!


Miss (still unemployed) Mel


Update: I wrote this letter a few days ago, and now am actually employed. Funny huh? I went to the orientation and everything. I guess after enough "job hunting" something finally comes. Keep checking back for more info on my new, I finally found one, job!

1 comment:

kimpg3 said...

Congrats Mel!!! Way to stick with it. I may need some words of wisdom from you soon, because you're a pro!