Just Saying...

Just Saying...

Employment is NOT an option.

Posted: 18 May 2012 11:13 AM PDT

I just had one of the agencies I'm using to find employment advise me, she wouldn't apply on my behalf to a position I asked her to.

She is afraid I'm over qualified, and will end up being bored.  I was furious with her and replied the following. "Fair enough, that's considerate. However, let that be my decision. It's my livelihood, not yours, and please do not act as though the choice of whether or not to be employed was an option. This position pays enough that I can pay my bills and rent. I'd appreciate it if you applied to it regardless."

That's what I look for in positions too. Can I afford to live without a roommate, in case he ever moved out.  I know I sound like I have a shitty attitude, but I will not let an agent pass me over for consideration about a position cos she thinks I'll be bored.  You have a job, you don't have to worry about if you can pay August's rent.

In this economy there are people with master's who are working jobs they hate to make rent. How am I any different? A job is a job, and it should be our decision if we want to tough it out.

If I keep running into these issues, I'll change up my resume to reflect that I'm not over qualified and just the perfect fit.