Light at the End of the Tunnel
It appears that my long weeks of unemployment are finally coming to an end. A local restaurant, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, has decided to hire me as a part time salad bar attendant. The pay will be $7.25 per hour.
I am not in a position to turn down any type of job write now, so I will be going in on Monday evening, at 7:30pm EST, for my orientation. I still need to keep looking for a better job however, as I need something full time, with benefits. A higher wage would be nice as well.
I have a few potential leads on better jobs. A local grocery store chain, Staufers of Kissel Hill, just interviewed me for a nursery sales clerk position, that would be full time, and pay $8.50 per hour to start. This job likely wouldn’t begin until April, and there is no guarantee that they would still have work for me a few months down the road, but I would be willing to take that chance in order to get my foot in the door at Staufers.
I also just had an interview at a printing company called R.R. Donnelly. They are a well established, successful company, that has been in our area for a long time. They interviewed me for a forklift operator position, that would start at $11.90 per hour, plus $17.85 per hour on weekends. I was really impressed by this company when I went there for my interview. It was not at all what I expected from a “warehouse” position. The people were very friendly and professional, the building was very clean, low noise, and climate controlled, and the interview itself was a casual, low pressure affair. However, there are several candidates for this job, and only one spot available.
I also just found out about a telemarketing job that has become available in my area. It can pay as much as $10.50 per hour if quotas are met. I know how may people feel about telemarketing, understandably, but having done this type of thing before, I actually enjoy this type of work, so I am excited to explore this opportunity.
Unfortunately I have also received a couple rejection letters from companies I have interviewed with. These have come from companies that do credit checks as part of there hiring process. My credit is completely shot, and I don’t really see any hope of repairing it. I am not letting this get me down though. I just have to have faith, and keep doing the right things, and eventually I will find a career path I can be proud of.