Others have done it, so can I. I need a job and I’m sending out the SOS here. Oh, there are lots of jobs out there and I get listings of hundreds of them everyday. Additionally, I’m very well qualified for most of them and have applied to dozens of positions. The problem is that the vast majority of jobs for which I am qualified exist on the other coast. I suspect that my California address puts them off, though, at one point, I was willing to relocate.
Additionally, another situation exists: my great-aunt, who I’ve mentioned on several occasions, is in her eighties and has the creeping physical problems that go along with increased age. Though I had planned on moving to the east coast had the right position come up, after recent events, I think it’s better for her if I stay here (she has refused to move with me to the other coast). It’s not like I’m all that altruistic. I simply couldn’t live with myself if something happened to her while I wasn’t here. I thought I’d be able to deal with it, but, after further consideration, I can’t.
Few employers on this coast—and none on the other--have called me for an interview. One was a obvious multi-level marketeer who wanted to meet me at some beach club out in Marina del Rey; not happening. The other was a well-known insurance corporation. For that position, I would have had to take classes and pay hundreds of dollars up-front for the licensing fees.
When you become employed by someone, aren't they supposed to pay you, rather than the reverse? At least that’s how I’ve always understood it.
I suspect that I’m a bit over-qualified for certain positions and under-qualified for others, a sticky situation to be in. Well folks, if you know someone in Southern California that needs a dependable administrative assistant with a ton ‘o skills who merely wants to work, send them my way!
In the meantime, I humbly (oh, how I hate that word) request that you buy a blog ad or make a donation.
I’ll even throw in this offer: find me a job and you get a free blogad forever.