Blame It On The Economy

10.22.2008


So as stocks were falling and banks were disarray panic and all of the good stuff. Like everyone, I was praying that the economy and banking industry just had something to do with other folks and not me. Don’t ask why I thought I would be excluded. But wait let me back up a bit. The second week of August I was stoked to receive a call for an interview with on the leading companies in the financial industry that one of my friends works for.

After looking for a job in the field I got my degree in for over 3 months I was relieved and excited. I could get back on track with life. I went for the interview things were going well, passed the background check and everything and then here came the bad news.

I turn on the tv one morning and here is the breaking news about the banking industry “bail out” and stocks plummeting to record lows. Although not phased I went about my daily routine. Days had passed now and it was about the middle of September and I hadn’t heard from the recruiter at this company and wanted to know what’s the hold up? I should have a job by now right if all the pre-employment stuff went through ok, which is what I was told.

Wrong. I finally was able to get in touch with the recruiter again with weeks going by of staying in contact I wanted answers were they just jurking me around? Were they waiting on a manager’s approval, what? I wanted to know.

So I asked all of the above questions and it finally came out. “Well, I do know that they are waiting to see if they do well third and fourth quarter”. The recruiter said trying to sound ever so hopeful, when I spoke to her. My little hopes were crushed.

It didn’t dawn on me until she said something that by being a financial company they too might be having issues.

So I had to take a job in retail, which is something I haven’t done since high school.
Yeah, more about this job later. It’s tough times for us all. I know trouble don’t last always, but when is “trouble” going to leave?

4 comments:

  1. work wherer u can its hard out here
    maybe one day folks will se the am way and work for self

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  2. economy suck! it affects my job seriously!

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  3. damn you are not the only one, with this economy my mom who is a technical nurse had to take a part time job at kmart.....and she's still barely making it, you gotta do what you have to, I'm applying to retail myself just cuz I know that I will have a higher chance of getting hired due to the christmas season but it will probably be back to square one come the new year.

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  4. Tough times, not only is the economy slowing - but energy and housing costs are still rather high.

    Everybody is being squeezed.

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