Thursday, September 1, 2011

A hunting we will go

Since the end of June, I have been looking for a job.  I already committed to teaching at Cookies enrichment program  but, it is not a full time position.  Needless to say I joined millions of Americans searching for adequate employment and it has been very frustrating.  I have submitted tons of applications and have either gotten no response or a lame response or a "you're not qualified response". It baffles me that I made more money at my last job 11 years ago than the employers are offering for jobs that I am looking at or  interviewed for.  I keep telling myself that some peanuts are better than no peanuts but, when I really sit back and think about it, I can't justify working for peanuts minus gas, an outfit or 2, state and federal taxes, unemployment and all the other special deductions that the government takes, leaving me with take home pay of less than $100.00 for a weeks worth of part time work.  Are you kidding me America?  Is this what the job market has come to?  Am I really suppose to offer my talent and skills to a company for them to rob me when it comes to compensation?  No company can pay me what I am worth but, at least offer me something I can work with.  At least pay me more than what I would have to fork over to a babysitter if I had no coverage for my kids when I have to work.    My baby sitter shouldn't make more than I do.  And please don't insult me by telling me that a degreed individual with background and expertise in a certain field is justly rewarded by the minimum wage that is being offered.  Perhaps next time I will ask the interviewer, "Would you work for that amount of money?" And that my friends is how the job hunting is going.

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