Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Frustration Running High

Tuesday, April 28, 2009.....

Once again, I find myself in a position of pure and utter frustration. I'm tired of having to listen to ignorant people when it comes to my job search.

I no longer really discuss my search or the stress associated it with people . I've always found it best when really stressed to make light of a situation. It has helped me get through some difficult times and continue to use it as my defense mechanism.

However, I'm struggling with one individual. This is not the first time, but I'm just sick and tired of the flip comments. I've addressed it before and I guess it fell on deaf ears. Sure, I may be a tad sensitive when it comes to this person, but tonight they pushed my button by telling me that "I really need to get a job" because I was making a joke when asked about my situation.

Really? Why hadn't I thought about getting a job? Such an easy concept, but when you're at certain point in your career it is not as easy as it sounds. I'm tired of defending myself. I'm out of work. I'm trying. I just don't feel the need to advertise my efforts.

I know many people feel awkward when talking to an unemployed person, my advice: Shut your piehole if you have nothing constructive to say.

Seriously, unless you know a person that can help, just say I'm sorry to hear nothing is out there and talk about anything else. Oddly enough, I may be unemployed, but I still read books, magazines, enjoy movies, etc...


E-Claire said...

Ah I know people like that, it's just blatant judgement with no consideration of your situation and the effort you're putting in. I mean, if its on your mind then you're ALWAYS in job-seek mode. I've been there. You're doing all you can, it's just a bad environment at the moment. But you've got the determination and the drive, so keep it up, you'll get there :)

Hows this for constructive??

marathoner81 said...

How frustrating! I can't stand it when people do stuff like that.

Little Ms Blogger said...

E-Claire - thanks for your kind words. It's hard to explain the constant worrying to someone who hasn't lost their job and I don't want that to be defined by my unemployment status.

marathoner81 - I hate that I haven't figured out how to stop it from bothering me.