I end up with a lot of outlandish advice.
Part of my studies involved 3D graphics and game engine work.
I can do it, but it's not my forte, nor do I particularly enjoy it.
Plus, jobs involving those skills are located far away from home. As in, states away. But, that's what everyone asks me. "What are you doing with your degree? Why don't you apply to this job, that job?" It's because I have no way to get to them, even if I did make the cut - and even then, if I did make the cut, and I got there, I'd be miserable and alone.
Then there's the "Walmart is always hiring!" line of bull.
No, Walmart is NOT always hiring.
And neither is McDonald's, or Wendy's, or Starbucks, or anything, for that matter. They're always accepting applications.
"Well, why didn't you apply?"
"Oh, I did. They each have an application from me, and a copy of my resume - I even wrote custom cover letter - YES EVEN TO WALMART!"
At which point, awkward, disbelieving silence ensues.
My biggest peeve are people who hate the job they have, but know better than to quit because it will be impossible to find other work - but they hold currently unemployed people to the expectation that there IS easy work out there to find. So frustrating!
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