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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yep...the picture about sums it up. It's exactly how I feel right now.

Just found out that one of the jobs I interviewed for last week chose to go with another candidate. I get why they did, as they had a specific background that they were searching for. It was not my background. But, it doesn't change the fact that I feel sad about it. And bummed. And...that I have to continue working in my current job, which is just unstable in every possible way.

I know that I shouldn't be discouraged. I know that my friends and family will tell me, "You have great experience and education, don't worry! You will find something." I understand why they say this, but it doesn't make me feel any better. I think by pushing away these feelings, it will ultimately just push me to food. I know I have to feel this, acknowledge it and learn from it. But, it does really suck.

And, I have been looking for about 2 years now, more actively in the last six months, but nonetheless, it's been a long time. It just seems like I might never get out of here unless I agree to much lower pay, which I know financially I cannot do.

Why is looking for a new job so difficult and emotional? Frustrating too. I will get out of this funk, but the wound is only about 15 minutes old...
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  • TOADIE2013
    Good things come to those who wait.

    Do not get discouraged, that job obviously was not meant for you. This just means that there is something better out there waiting for you.

    I know how discouraging this may be but know that you are fortunate in today's economy to have a job period and although it may not be what you want it pays the bills at the end of the day.

    Keep up the effort and it will pay off for you in the long run!
    I wish you luck!
    1877 days ago
    I know how you feel!!! I am on the hunt too and it's just so discouraging sometimes!! I hope something comes along soon!
    1879 days ago
    I am in the same boat as you...3 years in this job after being laid off from a carreer position ...much less money, no promotions, no raises....the economy is a monster....more people with more education are looking - a lot of them have more experience as well, all I can say is You know what you don't want and cannot handle...your present job is certainly in that be bummed a minute or 2, but get back in the game.....Giving up is just not an option..... You will prevail....we both will..We have to!!!!!

    All the best to you in your search....KEEP SEARCHING......Keep praying....cry some time....but don't give up....just like the weight battle...We just can't quit....We just can't....Ever....U WILL GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE! emoticon
    1879 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2013 2:03:35 PM
    Hang in there. emoticon
    1879 days ago
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