While I’ve been in Philly for a full week now, the struggle of applying for jobs is making my self-confidence and sanity curb on the edge of destruction. All this experience nonsense for entry-level jobs are starting to become way more over the top than it should be. I know, I know, there’s a lot more to it than that. Plus, you have to start somewhere when you’re twenty-one years old. However, employers look at a damn piece of paper to see if you’re qualified for a damn entry level position. Yes, the interview is when they get to see your beautiful face, and even that is a forced sham. Maybe I just have the opposite way of thinking, or I don’t dare think things in black and white. I’ve never been in a situation where I need to hire someone, so I don’t know what that entails. Maybe this post is stupid and irrelevant to the majority, but I can’t be the only one who thinks that this is the wrong way to go about hiring.
I don’t believe that things will change though, so, for now, I’ll have to stick it out and see what I can find. Maybe I’ll actually get a call back from the twenty places that I applied to so far. “Here, send your resume and cover letter and tell us why you’re right for a serving position at our establishment.” All it is is learning, then the paper doesn’t matter because they know that you’re capable of doing the job. I mean, that’s all everything is.
Along with the things stated before, this shit is time-consuming. I have preferences of jobs I DON’T want to do and jobs that I’d tolerate. The bottom, bottom of the barrels ones (aka dishwashing), is one I strongly attest against. One, I already did two jobs of that kind. Two, cleaning other people’s trash and food is disgusting when you think about it. Three, see point one and two.
Money talks in society and to play you need to go along with it. I guess that’s what frustrates me the most about this process. I feel like I’m capable of more than what these entry-level jobs are asking. There’s no challenge involved, just annoying, repetitive tasks and fake customer service skills to get the extra dollar. I guess that’s why in high school I wanted to become an adult so fast. Skip all these petty jobs and find myself starting a career. It would’ve helped to know what that was at the time, however, I know now. So, I guess I can manage going through this for a fifth time knowing that I can just detach myself from work and focus on my skills and hobbies. Hopefully, those will pan out soon enough so I won’t have to keep doing this.
I’m living in a city I never would have thought I would be living in. Exploring everything I can and immersing myself in the grand history at every turn. Job searching isn’t fun and yes, it’s a pain to go day after day wondering and putting the cards out so strangers think you’re a good fit. They don’t tell you that you’ll get a lot of rejection from jobs in school now do they? Interesting. All in all, I don’t know much but what I do know, is that this shit is exhausting!