Finding a Job, Rejection and Flirting With the Wrong Man

As ya'll know, I've not been a happy camper here at the Asylum for a while now. Between my oh-so-precious co-worker, the putrid air quality and lack of adequate pay, I've been driven to find a better job. The urgency of my search was stepped up a bit when the PPP fiasco combined with my buying a "new-to-me" truck left me scrambling for enough to pay my bills. Wednesdays have sort of unofficially become the day I've set aside to check job listings, mainly because that's the day the Hee-Haw County Weekly hits the stands.

Remember that government job I applied for last month? I received a nice little rejection letter from them yesterday. "Although your application was considered for the position, another applicant was hired."

Translation: "You Suck."

I checked all the online job listings this morning. There's nothing within a reasonable distance that I'm qualified for. I'll pick up a paper at lunch, ya'll keep those fingers crossed for me.

In other news...

I stopped in at our little hometown grocer yesterday, where I found the very friendly, somewhat attractive son of the owner working. He's only there a couple of days a week, working at the family's other business most of the time. I've always been sorta sweet on him, he's my age and we always cut up and carry on when I'm in there.

Unfortunately, he prefers the company of men, a tidbit of information understood amongst the townsfolk but never spoken of. I would have appreciated it if someone would have clued me in a little sooner, I came dangerously close to making an ass of my self.

Anywho, while talking to him, I mentioned trying to sell my car, how much I wanted for it, etc. Low and behold, his nephew is in the market for an el cheapo fixer upper.

There is hope. He's going to let me know tomorrow.

Ya'll have a good Humpday. Hump it real good.

16 comments:

Travel said...

Oh, there there on the job front. it will happen when it is meant to be.

Oh, there there on the man front, it happens to the best of us, it will happen when it is meant to be. It is kind of hard to tell with most of us.

DG

Mahala said...

Lol DG.. I wish it could be "meant to be" a little sooner.. on both fronts lol.

~JJ! said...

You crack me up.
First with your comment at my place (Thank you) and then your blog.

I'm sorry you are having a hard time finding a job you love...I know that feeling.

Nice to meet you too!!!

Mahala said...

Hi `JJ :) Something will come along, eventually. Great to meet you :)

Honeysuckle Rose said...

Aww, you'll get something soon! Government jobs are all sewn up before they're even advertised, it's not a reflection on you :=)

By the way, email to Craig Ferguson sent on your behalf! I will keep sending them until he responds!

Mahala said...

I've emailed the show once, when they changed the set. I made some comment of how the hot pink was reminiscent (I kaint spel) of pink hot pants on roller bladers during a Gay Pride parade.

There was once some other corespondence, back when I had my other blog. I can't really elaborate on it though. *cough*

You WILL let me know if you hear anything I hope :) Thats so cool of you to do that. I feel all special and stuff!!!

Dianne said...

I continue to send out powerful good karma for your job search. It will happen.

I don't think you would have made an ass of yourself with "wrong man" - everyone likes to be found attractive. And gay men make the best friends and a new friend is a wonderful thing.

Mahala said...

:)

Carolyn said...

Happy humpday to you as well! I was forwarded an article today that must have had you in mind. Hope you find it as intersting as I did.

http://carolynslostsanity.blogspot.com/2008/01/working-with-stupid-people-can-kill-you.html

Mahala said...

LOL I loved it carolyn! And I think my days must be numbered lol.

Inanna said...

I've had the is he or ain't he discussion in my head before... never turned out quite right.

Jeni said...

Searching for just a job, much less a decent one, no matter how you cut it, really can be a royal pain in the dupa! Been there, done that, probably killed several sequoias to make all the paper I used for those resumes and cover letters too. The key -so they tell me -is to keep on looking, keep on trying and sooner or later, hopefully sooner, something better will come along. You got lots of folks here pulling for you so maybe the powers that be will get tired of us preaching at 'em to find you a good job and then, it will happen!

terri said...

What a bummer that the cute guy is batting for the other team!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on the job search.

Paige said...

Hey. I just came by to say hi and thanks for all the fun comment-love recently.

And also this:

I'm sorry to hear about the job searching it suckssuckssucks so much - I'm still twitchy from my last experience.

AC said...

Its little consolation, but AT LEAST you received the "position filled" letter. It was a real bummer helping (that means mostly angsting) my girl find something - she sent in several apps and resumes to hear nothing back! Not even a "we got it, but you can forget it" email.

But it IS true, government jobs have so many rules -- they have to post the vacancy even when they know who, someone already in the agency or division, is going to get the job. I've heard it can take 9 months before Federal jobs even begin to interview. It wasn't anything about you. And although you KNOW I'm no pollyanna/sunshiny girl, I DO believe it will turn out but I hate it that things take SO LONG.

Thinking of you...

Mahala said...

Thank ya'll for your kind words. I'll find something, I'm sure of it :)