What if nobody hires me?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I've been sitting here wallowing in self-pity. I don't know what I want to do "when I grow up". Lots of jobs sound like "fun". But I've applied for at least 20 positions since I found out I was going to be laid off, and I haven't gotten even one phone call. And that's really disheartening.

And....they posted a couple of "openings" that will only be open to people being laid off. I suspect probably nearly all 300 people who are getting laid off will apply for them. I wasn't sure if I should or not, since I really don't like my job/company too much.

And when I talked to DH about it, he urged me not to apply.

I told him that I had to keep all avenues open, since I need a paycheck (in case you don't remember, I am the sole breadwinner for our family of 3). DH told me that he was going to "work really hard and find a job--I'll take anything." That gave me hope. But he hasn't applied for anything yet, and it's been over a week. So....I did send a "letter of interest" regarding the two positions. I know the competition will be fierce, and I don't think I'm even really qualified, but I figured I'd better try anyhow.

Then I started imagining myself getting "rejected" for those jobs. Of course, like I said, probably every single person who is getting laid off will at least try to land one of those jobs, so my odds are slim--intellectually, I know that. But it'll just be another blow in this layoff saga....

I'm scared. I know I'm actually sitting pretty good compared to a lot of job seekers out there. But....I'm old, I'm overweight, and I'm an introvert.

And what if nobody hires me?????????
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    My heart goes out to you dear. You certainly have a lot of stress right now, which can affect your weight loss. But keep taking care of yourself, for you and your family. My husband is out of work for the second time this year, and he is rhe bread winner in our family. It is very scary, and a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Every time he gets a an interview (which isn't too often) we get so hopeful, only to be disappointed. But what I tell him, and this is what I believe, if it doesn't work out then God has a better place for you to be. We don't know when it will happen, but I have the faith that it will. Try to keep the faith too, and I will pray for you. God bless dear.


    4159 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    If you don't get the job, take some YOU time and really think about what kind of job you would really like and at the same time grow from. Maybe even take a class? YOU ARE WORTH IT! Will be thinking and praying that you land yourself the job of your dreams!
    Hugs. Connie
    4210 days ago
    Keep trying and keep positive. We will not be at this mess forever. emoticon
    4210 days ago
    Think POSITIVE!~! and so what if it turns out they don't hire you. Never ever give up trying. that is the main focus. Just keep applying for jobs. Even if you applied before. Tweak your job application. I hope to hear good news!~!
    4210 days ago
  • RHALES199
    'What if nobody hires me?' I don't know the answer to that question. I don't knw what will happen in your life, either way. But one thing I do know: No matter what happens, You will still be YOU, and YOU will still be a worthwhile person!!!!
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    4211 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    why wouldn't they hire you.. are you good at what you do? are you reliable? can you be counted on? girl there are a lot of reasons why they should hire you and if they do not then they are missing out.. get rid of that stinking thinking.. you are definitely worth it.
    4211 days ago
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