Want to know what my inbox has been like lately? Here are some excerpts of what I’ve seen.
From a local grocery chain regarding the position of Team Leader, August 3, 2010:
We have considered your application carefully and unfortunately at this time we will not be progressing it any further. We will keep your application on file for one year to consider for future opportunities.
(Note: they could use a proofreader as “progressing it” makes no sense.)
From a financial institution regarding the position of Bank Teller, August 25, 2010:
At this present time, there are other candidates whose qualifications more closely match the requirements for this position and we will be moving forward with them in the recruiting process.
From a major pharmacy chain regarding the position of Store Management, August 26, 2010:
After a thorough review of your resume, we have decided to pursue other candidates whose skills and experiences more closely meet our current needs.
(Note: they offered a complete training package even if you had minimal management experience, but I guess being a Department Manager at the World’s Largest Retailer for three years wasn’t good enough for them.)
Then there’s the letter I received from the company whose name is one letter off from Carfax, regarding the position of Auto Salesperson. It was pretty much the same as the ones listed above and frankly, I don’t know where it is to scan and post it.
No, checking my e-mail has not been very much fun lately because it’s been nothing but a barrage of denial letters the usual anti-Obama rhetoric from my Republican-’til-I-die father-in-law. About the only job offers I’ve been getting have been for those life insurance companies that, once I checked their backgrounds, turned out to be scams. And I often get calls from places that won’t give me the details of the job they are looking to fill but are more than eager to speak with me.
It’s actually getting to a point where I want to befriend one of those e-mail guys from Nigeria and hope that he is indeed the missing link between me and my long lost uncle ARISTOTLE MORENO III, who was killed in a freak plane accident off the coast of Barbados and had somewhere near $31 million USD in savings, with me being his only heir.
Yeah, it’s that bad. And my unemployment is up in October so who knows what I’m going to do if nothing steady turns up. (Oranges + shopping cart + freeway exit = profit?) About the only thing I could do is book myself at least three, perhaps four times a week for background acting work. Or somehow end up joining SAG and getting twice the hourly rate I’m getting now. But if not then I might as well leave the keys in both of the cars and wait for the Repo Depot to come around and take them away.
And despite me telling myself that it’ll get better, it’s getting harder and harder to believe.