I suppose this story is better suited for a personal diary, however considering the current status of unemployment in America, I feel like my story applies. I came home from Japan in August 2010. Since then, I have been unemployed or underemployed. I have suffered upsets and disappointment many times. I have been humbled to a point that has taken a toll on me mentally. My pursuit for a job and really, a career, has been a rocky one. However, on March 14, 2012, I officially became employed. NO MORE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES FOR DINNER FOR ME! IT’S ALL TOP SHELF LIQUIOR AND FILET MIGNON FROM HERE ON OUT! Since my journey was as long as it was tragic, I have decided to split it into chapters. My tale of woe, starts almost two years ago. Continue reading
Hey everybody! This here site has been running for almost a year now, with Scott basically doing everything (and Keith peppered in for good measure). But during that time people have found their way to this site in numerous ways. And the lovely people at WordPress (/is handed a bag of money) allow us to track how people got here. Now with all the movie reviews you of course can assume that it was a lot of people looking for news on a certain film. But when you have “BONER” in your site’s name things tend to get a little weird… So in the spirit of laziness I’m listing my favorite search terms. Continue reading
Back when I was 18 and times were simpler, my parents, older brother, essentially everyone that was older than me by a decade or more told me, “Keith, do whatever it takes to go to college. Once you finish college you will be able to write your own ticket. YOU’LL BE MAKING THE BIG BUCKS” Foolishly I believed this. I can’t fault them though, perhaps at one time what they were saying was true. Unfortunately now, that isn’t the case and I highly doubt it ever will be again Continue reading
Once again I would like to give a good rant about my ever elongating stint as a professional job searcher. This time my target is master’s degrees. There have been multiple jobs that I have not met the qualifications for just because I didn’t have a master’s degree in what sounded like a made up field. I wouldn’t have applied to the jobs if I didn’t think I was at least kind of qualified. Apparently though, you need to spend thousands more dollars on education to be qualified for most jobs now a days. Now, I do not think all master’s degrees are bullshit. Just most of them. For instance, a master’s in education I could see as being beneficial, but did you know there was such a degree as a master’s in student development? Basically, a master’s degree in student development is a nice way of saying “a professional RA”. Anyone who’s had to deal with an RA knows that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do that job.
Usually when people get home from work they want to relax. Maybe they watch TV, maybe they play some video games. Basically what people want to do when they get home is relax. Well for me, when I get home I get the pleasure of looking for jobs. Currently I work two part-time jobs that only sustain me because I live at home and borrow my grandparent’s extra car. This is largely thanks to having a pantload worth of student loans. I am one of the lucky ones though as millions of American’s rely on unemployment to get by.