My roommate is currently out to lunch with her father so I got the apartment to myself and quiet for a moment. I need to go to the hospital for medicine, but really I don’t want to because these times happen so little. So yeah, I’m still being bothered by her constantly being home.
She still hasn’t even gotten a nibble on a new job and I’m not shocked but this is not the topic I want to be “I told you so” on. I mean she left work so that she wouldn’t feel ok with not getting a new job, to force herself to make the change because she isn’t someone who changes easily.
It isn’t a bad idea, but in order for it to work you have to act like you aren’t working and change your attitude to finding a new job. That means going after jobs that you don’t particularly like, that may be a little lower in salary, that may be further away, etc. These are the jobs you’d tend to grab that you may not if you still have employment, but she hasn’t gone after these. She is just as picky as she always was.
On top of that, she still hasn’t changed her application process. She emails the applications and then let’s them be. She is doing two things wrong here, first she is emailing. Even though they accept emails, I bet most places would still prefer a hard copy of the resume. Second, she never calls back. She feels that if they wanna hire her, they will call her but that isn’t the case in modern job hunting. You need to call back and schedule an appointment but she doesn’t unless she really wants the job. So really her whole process of getting a job hasn’t changed and it really needed to. She might as well have been staying at the crappy job she was working at. If she is going to be this picky either way at least she’d have a somewhat decent salary.
On top of this, one of the main reasons that she left was also because she felt that she was always frustrated and she was not happy with who she was. Since she has become unemployed though, her frustration level has probably gone down, but she actually gets frustrated much easier than she ever had before which leaves me in the position of always being on the receiving end of her frustration. This isn’t helping matters at all.
On a side note, the itching from my swimmer’s itch subsided about Tuesday or Wednesday. I hope that the bumps go away somewhat soon though because I look somewhat diseased right now and am really embarrassed about the way that my skin currently looks.