I've been looking for work since the summer, I'm registered with three placement agencies, and have been networking like a whore.
I'm cold calling, sending out my resume, and applying to places like Costco and Flight Centre.
I'm hearing back that perhaps I'm overqualified, and that I should 'dumb-down' my resume. Uh, no. If I do that, then I don't get a good salary. Not that I'm ever going to make more than a mid-40K anyway.
Some of the questions are so dumb, too.
"Why do you want to work?"
Because I'm a single mother trying to raise society's future.
Because I'm bored.
Because I ran out of drugs.
I look at an interview like a date, and it's a good thing I'm sociable and outgoing, so I don't take it personally when they don't think I'm a good fit for their company. Or for dinner.
Although dating is currently not on my radar. Please explain how I would have time?
I pick up my son from daycare and we spend our evenings together. We go to the library for a bit or swimming. Sometimes I'll bring him grocery shopping with me so he can look at something different.
I can't afford a babysitter and my mum is getting too old and tired to watch him for more than a couple of hours at a time, so forget any sleepovers, and I'm not going to bring him with me on a date.
Yay single motherhood! How do people decide to do this by choice?