I got layed off on October 31, which made it my scariest Halloween ever. Getting layed off was unrelated to the economic situation. It has been 17 years since I waa last out of a job. In 1994 it was easy to get temp work. I'd call up a temp agency and they would say come on down. This time around they would tell me to apply on their web site. Another trend I find disturbing is some companies demand an applicant's social security number online. In today's environment that's asking a lot. They advertise their jobs to numerous job sites. Then expect people to fill out their online application where applicants are epected to give their life history, personal information, and their social security number. It's impossible for me to believe these companies have never heard of identity theft. So I must conclude they just don't care about applicants, some of whom will end up working for them. Anyone can take out an advertisement on these job sites. It is easy to set up a web site that looks like a legitimate company. The applicant has no sure way of knowing if they are giving their social security number to an possible employer or someone interested in stealing their identity. Even if it's a legitimate company how many people are going to have access to this information. It's a bit curious what kind of employees these companies want. Do they want employees who will blindly follow any request? Would they want employees who are that unaware of security concerns?
Companies that ask for a social security number over the internet:
|Company||Job Applying For||Company||Job Applying For|
|Michaels Arts & Crafts||Support Specialist job||Marriott||Administrative Asst-Sales|
|Virginia Workforce Connection||Administrative Support Specialist||Virginia Hospital Center||Birth Registrar, Part time position|
|Capital One||Admin Support Assistant III||Northwest Federal Credit Union||Courier|
|Donohue Hospitality Services||Front Office Manager-Courtyard Conv Center||Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.||Information Technology Intern|
|QIVLIQ||Help Desk Specialist||Suburban Hospital||Administrative Assistant|
|Davidson Hotels and Resorts||Sales Administrative Assistant||http://www.airport-job.org||A no experience required job.|
|Harris Teeter||Office Assistant||CarMax||The U.S. Government|
|KMart||Admin & Clerical||Wshington Hospital Center||Mail Clerk|
|RAC||Customer Service Representative||Recruit Job Pro LLC||A recruiting organization|
|American Systems Corporation||Customer Service/Help Desk Specialist|
Looking for a commission only sales job:
An area of caution is where they ask people to sign and give a unique identifier - last 4 of the social and their zip code. If someone received the social security number in the same area where they now live an unscrupulous person knows the applicant's first 3 and last 4, that limits the applicant's social security number to 100 possibilities.
Another area of caution Sears, Roebuck & Co. wants applicants to log on to their facebook accounts. What are they up to?
November 2 - Got a phone interview on November 4. It's with a good company and for a good job. That means I probably won't get the job but here's to hope.
November 3 - Booted up the machine at 7:11, do you think it is a sign of good luck? Today being day 3 it ties for the most amount of consecutive days of leave I took in the past 19 years. That 3 days of leave happened in 2004.
November 4 - Had to do a school drop off and get gas in the car. Didn't submit my first application until 8:54.
November 5 - After yesterday, and it being a Saturday, I'm treating it as a down day. Hopefully by next Saturday I'll find out I made the right decision.
November 6 - Decided I'll be more choosy about which jobs I apply for this week. If nothing happens this week I'll go back to applying for anything. Spent a ton of time looking for 20 year old documentation so I could use the wording as a cover letter for a job applicaiton. Didn't find it so I winged it.
November 7 - Hopefully this will be a big week. I should know if my optimism is justified by the end of the day. I am disturbed at how quickly I became comfortable with being unemployed.
November 8 - That interview with the temp agency lit a fire under me. Decided I need a job, fast! Went through the list of 250 jobs in the Washington Post, applied for 22 of them. It's election day, that's the reason for the second picture up top.
November 9 -
November 10 - Problem getting into the internet. That's all I need. Tried every reset, didn't work. Then it started working, lost an hour.
November 11 - Veteran's Day - We'll have to see how it goes. Many organizations are closed. Maybe some of the offices that are open will use this day to work on hiring employees. One can but hope. The third picture up top marks the passage of time. I suppose this has been relatively big week, which is kind of depressing.
November 12 - Had an email asking me to apply for a good job. The job is no longer available, couldn't have gotten the job anyway.
November 13 - Sunday is a rough day for job hunting for me, so many other things to do.
November 14 - Start of third week, seems like forever.
November 15 - Wheel spinning. I don't know what else to do to try to find work.
November 16 - There seem to be much fewer jobs out there than would appear from the advertisements. A couple of staffing agencies are trying to fill a few openings and advertise all over the place for them. Many of the ads are duplicates.
November 17 - Still down from the rejection emails.
November 18 - Meeting with an employment agency this morning. Probably a waste of time and a toll. Also have to do a school drop off.
November 19 - Got the money for the unused leave from my former company.
November 20 - Off to a slow start today. Didn't finish the Washington Post 250 until late evening.
November 21 - So begins another week.
November 22 - Keep seeing the same jobs, with the same handful of companies. Time is going by very slowly today. The nights are worse. There is time to think about that ashes that is my career.
November 23 - Last day of job search for a couple of days. Am giving an in-law's web site a look to see what can be improved. Have a link to the site at the top of the page. It's the Gordi graphic. Figured maybe I can help them and keep myself busy practicing my skills.
November 26 - Back from Thanksgiving vacation. Should have stayed here and looked for work, but there are family obligations. The graphic up on top shows passage of more time.
November 27 - Going through emails.
November 28 - So begins another jobless week. I found another disheartening pattern. Organizations post new job adds for jobs I, and presumably many others, have applied for.
November 29 - Got an email from a recruiter for a job in North Carolina. He probably thought I was a candidate because of parsing software. Tip for recruiters, use the parser but then actually read the resume. Bought a box of Christmas Cards today, 32 for $2.97 at Walmart. A couple of years ago I got into the mode of buying inexpensive Christmas Cards, although this year I would have been tempted to go for the more expensive cards had I been employed. Yes, I'll waste the $2 somewhere else but I would waste $2 somewhere else anyway so every little bit helps. It also gets me in the mood of feeling guilty every time I waste money, which motivates me to spend less. It's a good way to evolve into the live with less mode. Today was a relatively good day, not from the quantity of jobs I applied for, 13, but the quality. A couple of jobs seemed right for me and one I think I made a pretty good case of why I was good for it. I did get one email rejection, but all that means is that organization wanted to be more talkative than most of the others that I sent applications. I also got to address all my Christmas Cards.
November 30 - Unemployed for one month. Now there's a permanent gap in my resume.
December 2 - So ends another jobless week. The frost on the ground this morning yet another reminder of the passage of time. Got a couple of robo calls, unrelated to jobs. They are especially annoying since I hope the phone would ring for about a job. Checked my savings plan from the company I worked for. It went up $700 from last month. On closer inspection I saw only the Stable Value Fund, Government STIF, and the company stocks gained money. The other dozen or so funds lost money, that includes a Target Date fund.
December 3 - Off to a slow start today. Had somethings that had to get done in the morning.
December 4 - Sunday is a difficult day to look for work, religious obligations.
December 5 - So begins another week.
December 6 - Don't feel bad today, I'm not sure if that's a good thing. The concern is I may be getting use to being unemployed.
December 7 - Called Virginia Employment Agency, went through a series of questions then got to where I was listening to muzak @ 10:18. Got a live person on the line @ 10:32. Was told since I worked in Maryland I had to call Maryland since it goes by where your employer is based not where you live. Called Maryland got muzak at 10:39. Got disconnected at 10:49.
December 8 - Morale non-existant. Called Maryland unemployment at 10:16, listening to muzak until 10:25. The person I spoke with was very polite, gave detailed information, and completely answered all my questions. I'm officially on the government dole. The URL given on the Mayland unemployment agency's voice message is wrong. The correct URL is http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml.
Decemver 9 - Another Friday. Was out on an errand got two phone calls and one just moments after I got back from the same company. It's good to know they are still interested.
December 10 - Day wasted. Dropping off someone at the airport & Christmas shopping took up the day. My spouse received a job offer without even looking. As we were shopping she got a call from a friend who offered to hire her. My spouse is already working two part time jobs, in both cases they would give her more hours if she asked for them. The lesson here is getting and keeping job is difficult, but not for everyone.
December 11 - Sunday, I get the feeling with all these opportunities something is bound to come through. Another part of me says that's silly, since the vast majority of opportunities have come to nothing. The question is should I still put in for Administrative Assistant and Data Entry jobs or should I get greedy and only apply for jobs more technical.
December 12 - So begins another week. So begins another look at reality. I need to get my applications to the people who are actually going to make the hiring decision. I have no proof any application for a job of significance has gotten to that point.
December 13 - Off to a slow start today, it's 0852 and I haven't started looking yet. Received some mail from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations. Went online and filed my verification.
December 14 - Caught up on my email, wonder how long the box will stay empty. Sent a book query to another agent. Another nusiance is employer web sites that don't work properly.
December 15 - My computer decided to do an automatic reboot and I lost all of the morning entries. Not a big deal but it's annoying. Just finished the telephone interview, it seemed to go well. It's good for a part time job. I'll find out by the end of the month if it really went well. The face to face interview was for a company that wants people to sell financial advice. All the signs were there. When an interviewer asks you over the phone what was the favorite part of your old job and doesn't seem to have any problem with you making a career change, that should set off alarm bells. I got a sinking feeling when I got into the office. It was a stark office with no receptionist. There were a couple of motivational posters taped to the walls. There's the feeling they were trying a bit too hard to promote themselves. The interviewer's office had a bunch of award plaques and trophies. After the interviewer gave the initial spiel and I confirmed he wanted me to sell this automated financial advice system I told him I wasn't the right person for it. The brochure projected a 12% annual growth on money market funds. That seems overly optimistic when recently a decade's worth of gains were wiped out in a couple of months. My advice is to decline anyone who calls you up or sends you an email offering to be your financial advisor.
December 16 - So another week draws to a close. It looks as if nothing good is going to happen this year. Just opened an email I got yesterday. It was to tell me a job I applied for was cancelled in November. I had applied for the Job on October 20.
December 17 - Not much time for searching today. Obligations have a habit of getting in the way of a job search.
December 18 - Will probably be another day without too much time for searching.
December 20 - 4 more days to look for a job before Christmas. Unemployment is a good way to put a damper on the holiday spirit. Have a phone interview today, it's with an HR person, better than a recruiter, not as good as a hiring manager.
December 21 - So begins my winter of discontent.
December 22 - I'm upbeat today. I am under the impression with as much that is happening I will get some kind of work right after the New Year. I'm fighting this upbeat feeling since if something good doesn't happen then the post holiday blues will really be bad.
December 23 - I'm supposed to head something about a part time, temporary job today. Let's see what happens.
December 24 - Have to leave town so the job search is suspended. It also means another milestone I didn't want to reach. I applied for 1 job, Washington Post.
December 26 - Back from Christmas vacation. Had some letters from the unemployment office.
December 27 - Start the job search again in earnest. Morale seems high, but I can't give a good reason for it. I put in my unemployment claim. Claimed I earned $1 during the week ending December 24, which is .97¢ more than I actually earned. You have to round up to the next dollar. The .03¢ is what Yahoo said I should get.
December 28 - Down today, in the "I'll never find a job" mood.
December 29 - Seem to be uncovering Administrative jobs at a good clip today.
December 30 - The end of the business year.
December 31 - Late start today. Not able to get much done. Did apply for one job, a good one, probably won't hear anything back from them. I applied for it twice, once through the Washington Post job board and once through a direct email. On the off chance I hear smething from them I'll be able to get an idea of which method worked better.
January 2 - Today is a Federal Holiday so I have another day before I face a day of disappointment. Many of the posted jobs are no longer available. Most of the jobs involving DoD contracts require recent DoD experience, great for insiders.
January 3 - Started out filling out an application from a company, from an automatic email. I sent the filled out form by both email and fax. Received a robocall about a work at home opportunity. I didn't take it, but I didn't add myself to the do not call list. This has been a bad day.
January 4 - Feeling nothing so far. This is too routine. I'm moving at a slower speed.
January 5 - I am supposed to be getting a call at 0900. I solicited the call a couple of minutes after 0900. He called on my cell phone. It's a great job, I'm sure I'll be getting a rejection email. Sure enough the rejection email came in this afternoon.
January 6 - The first week of 2012 is over. My hope the new year would bring a better job outlook is also over.
January 7 - Weekends have a paradox. On one hand I don't bother wishing for a telephone call since I know I won't get a call on the weekend. On the other hand I know nothing positive will happen today or tomorrow.
January 8 - Sunday again.
January 9 - Another week begins. No calls, not a good way to start a week.
January 10 - This has gotten entirely too routine. One trend I find annoying is when a job board lists a job and the link to apply for the job is to another job board.
January 11 - It seems 2012 is even worse job wise than 2011.
January 12 - If I don't get anything back today or tomorrow that would be very bad news. I put in 46 applications yesterday.
January 13 - Let's see if 13 will be mu lucky number. My printer is out of black ink so it's not a good start. A server is down. I have a face to face interview at 10:15 today. As expected the interview was for a "work on commission" marketing job. The organization is Edge Marketing. I figured that's what it was but I had to take the chance. They were apparently holding a training session in a conference room. Naturally when the interviewer was trying to sell the company rather than try to find out my qualification I knew it was bad. I also realized its not just the end of another week, it's a three day weekend. This means I'm not likely to make any progress on the job front on Monday.
January 14 - Had a dream last night I got my old job back. I've had that deam before.
January 15 - Slipped and fell in the church parking lot last night. No discoloration or swelling but it hurts every time I try to bend, or straighten, my knee. It's not what I need right now.
January 16 - Martin Luther King Day. The hope today is, since it's not a universally observed holiday, some businesses might use the relative down day to catch us on looking at resumes.
January 17 - I have an interview tomorrow. I left a phone message and sent an email to a recruiter yesterday. Everyone, except me, is back at work today, so let's see what happens. The volume of emails I have been getting is way down.
January 18 - I have an interview today. Not feeling good about it. The job is over an hour away and I doubt I'll get it anyway. To compound things my wife apparently miscalculated our needs so we might run into financial problems soon.
January 19 - Have to make a call back on a Data Entry position. Today is starting out hopeful. It's 7:40 and I applied for two good jobs. Made the call back on the Data Entry position at 09:02, left message. Made contact over the phone, let's see how it goes.
January 20 - Another week comes to an end. I had really hoped I'd get a call back on that Data Entry job. That job would have paid $30,000. It doesn't bother me when I get a turn down from a job that would pay about what I was getting. When I don't get any word back when organizations know they are getting a fire sale price that hurts.
January 21 - Computer problems. Did some job search and applied for some. It just didn't save my changes.
January 22 - Managed to partially repair some of the problems. I was infected with a Trojan Zeroaccesslkmem worm. Really caused a nusiance. Tried restoring from December. That seems to have made it a bit better. I still can't to see the files on my system. They are there but I just can't see them unless I call them by name.
January 23 - I am going to try to work with my hobbled computer. I fell really bad. It's the last full week of January and no job. The one thing this has taught me is retirement isn't so bad. It's just too bad I'll never be able to afford it.
January 24 - My computer seems to be near normal now. I feel relatively up today. I'll find out in the next couple of days if it's justified.
January 25 - Made the telephone interview. It involved answering some standard questions. Considering the job they are asking a lot. Disturbing trend, a help desk job I applied for in November is still being advertised.
January 26 - Another week nearing and end, I hoped something would break loose but it doesn't look as if it will.
January 27 - Another week is at an end. Time seems to be slipping by with no improvement in my situation.
January 28 - Another weekend. This means two days with no hope of a call. Sent an email to Senator Jim Webb about my identity theft concern. We'll see if he does any more than Senator Warner. Yes, this is turning into a one person crusade. That is what happens when people have time on their hands.
January 29 - Have been dreaming about applying for jobs.
January 30 - Another week begins and another month is near an end. Have a dental appointment today. Now I'll see what this COMEXIS (Cobra) insurance is worth. Got to the dential office. The dental office made a call and they were told my coverage expired on December 16. Got home, verified I was paying $85.56 a month for the past three months. Called up COMEXIS who said I was paid up and active. They said I had to settle the issue with Delta Dental HMO. Delta Dental HMO said it was Delta Dental PPO and they transferred me. Delta Dental PPO said it was Delta Dental HMO. I explained the run around situation and the Delta Dental PPO representitive. Was given one of two possible numbers to call, they said I had to deal with Delta Dental of Virginia. I called one number, they said they would have to transfer me. I was transferred, after a couple of minutes I received an automated voice telling me to leave a message. They called me back in a few minutes. Then they told me it was the responsibility of COMEXIS (Cobra) to give them the verification. I put in a complaint with the FTC Complain System. I don't expect anything from it but I figure if I'm one, or one of a few complaints, nothing will happen. If I am one of many complaints there may be a day where the FTC gets one complaint too many about them. COMEXIS got back to me they said Delta Dental confirmed they have received verification. COMEXIS gave me a number to call Delta Dental. I called, the number is not in service.
January 31 - Another month is at an end. From the number of calls and emails I've received for interviews 2012 is no better than 2011. January is has not been a better hiring month than any of the months in the autumn. To make matters worse they are cutting back on my wife's hours. That will set us back about $500 a month.
February 1 - Another month begins. This doesn't feel like Month IV; A New Hope.
February 2 - Groundhog Day. Rather than everything going in a circle I seem to be on a downward spiral. I've got an appointment on Monday with another recruiting agency, probably a waste of half a day. I'm also going to call what is apparently a staffing agency about a horrible excuse for a job. It reads like 3 month of full time, brain dead work where I would get less than I get for unemployment, with no hope of continuing. I called up the recruiter and left a message. They sent back an email asking if I was comfortable with $10/hr, 3 months, 40 hr/wk, no benefits. I told them I wasn't the pay was too low and I wouldn't be able to interview for a permanent job. I told them I would do part time or short term for those prices. I doubt I'll be hearing from them again.
February 3 - The end of another week. Called Delta Dental again. They had there three days. They sent me back to CONEXIS who gave me another number for Delta Dental. Delta Dental admitted I was a member. Now it's a matter of filling out paperwork and sending it to my dentist. Let's see how this goes.
February 4 - Saturday again. Yesterday they were talking up how much the employment picture improved in January. I have seen no evidence of it from my perspective. Granted I may just be unlucky, that would be consistent with the way things have been going for me lately.
February 5 - Superbowl Sunday. Off to a late start, folks have different church obligations.
February 6 - Week not off to a good start. Looked over an email and saw I had to fill out some online forms. Filled out the online forms. One interview was with a recruiting organization and the other was with a temp agency. Let's see if these do any better than the others.
February 7 - A slow start today. At 9:40 internet started acting up.
February 8 - Same old routine.
February 9 - Have a part time job interview today. I have two worries about the interview. One worry is I won't get the job. The other worry is I will get the job. It's a part time job that pays less than $12/hour. That means I'll be working for nothing because the unemployment pays more. The interview was fun. I actually had what seemed to be good answers for everything. God a call from the company with a job offer. It's $11.35/hr.
February 11 - I completed the I-9 form today. I fugured I'd show up dressed for work just in case. I have to call on Monday to make sure all the paperwork is in. My spouse is angry that I'm taking this job. An old friend of mine advises doing charity work in my field instead. There are good reasons for doing the latter, it would look better on a job application that I would be doing something in my field. It might also turn into a paid position. The other side is if you are working for nothing the impression might be the services aren't worth anything. Another problem is what I've run into when doing volunteer work in churches. There is a tendency to ask more and more time of the volunteers. This could also translate into tearing into job search time.
February 12 - Typical slow Sunday start.
February 13 - Week not off to a good start. Couldn't get through to a human at Human Resources at the part time job. Talked to a recruiter who didn't seem to be listening to anything I was saying. A company's online application form isn't working right.
Cheryl Palmer answered my questions of February 10. Here is her response:
February 14 - Site being blocked. I challenged the block yesterday. Will move to another site if the block isn't stopped or an explanation isn't given by today.
February 15 - Switched to another site. Went to the part time job's web site for onboarding. This company managed to break morale even before I start working. It has ridiculously difficult reporting procedures for a low paying job. Everyone was right, it was foolish of me to agree to work for them.
February 16 - This part time job is causing trouble even before I have started working at it. My wife is mad at me.
February 17 - One telephone interview down, two more to go. The job seems great, so I probably won't get it. For the second phone interview the hiring manager asked I come in for a face to face on Monday. This puts it as the furthest I've gone with a full time job application.
February 18 - First day of "work". Mixed feelings: The job reminded me how far I had fallen. The job kept me busy for a few hours.
February 19 - Not much in the Washington Post 250.
February 20 - Had a job interview. There was a test afterwards. Didn't handle the test well. The bad part was I could do a good job in that job. At least I learned something from the test.
February 21 - Have been applying for a good number of jobs, unfortunately none of them are good jobs.
February 22 - Ash Wednesday, another milestone I didn't want to reach.
February 23 - Day is starting out pretty good. There is an airport job I can have if I want it. The problem is the job pays about $9.50 and hour. I also have to pay Union Dues of over $57/month, after paying an initial $75 for membership. That comes out to $ a month, before taxes.
February 24 - Still upbeat from yesterday. I do feel some regrets about deciding against taking that airport job yesterday. One thing unemployment does is make people more choosy. Becoming unemployed means a big economic hit. Taking a job that pays less then unemployment means a second economic hit.
February 25 - I work at that part time job again today. The work went well, among the things I did was some broom and mop stuff.
February 26 - Not going to get much done with the job search today. I did apply for 11 jobs despite not doing any serious searching. I also tried to apply for another but their fax machine apparently wasn't turned on.
February 27 - This begins a week of hope. If I get a call back from that job interview this week then I might be on my way to full employment, at about half of what I was making before. If I don't get a call back then it will be real bad come March 3.
February 28 - No calls on Monday. Maybe I'll have better luck today.
February 29 - The close of another month. No calls yesterday. Morale is sinking. I scheduled my annual physical for March 19. Why do I get the feeling I'll still be unemployed then.
March 1 - I am now entering my 5th month of unemployment. The last time I went through this, 18 years ago, I was unemployed for 5 months. I hope I don't break that record. The web site I maintained has been completely revised, so goes the last proof of what I did for 17 years.
March 2 - I'm closing out the week more hopeful than any other Friday. I have two interviews scheduled for next week. I am working today.
March 3 - I work again today.
March 4 - Very late start today. Got through the Washington Post 250, applied for 1.
March 5 - Another optimistic Monday. I think I'm going to have to shake that off and look harder for work. I read March is the last of the big hiring months. The interview went very well. I also sent a follow-up letter.
March 6 - Approaching the job search at a leasurly pace. I have to convince myself this isn't good.
March 7 - I have to call in for a conference call interview today. Interview seemed to go well. Not much in the way of questions.
March 8 - Work at part time job today, and tomorrow.
March 9 - Not feeling good today. It turns out the telephone interview was a formality. The company is going to send up both resumes to the U.S. Government who will make the decision. I can think of many silly reasons why they would choose the other person. The U.S. Government has one speed, slow.
March 10 - Today is tax day for me.
March 11 - Probably not going to get much done with the job search today.
March 12 - All optimism is gone. Now I have this sinking feeling I'm never going to get a real job.
March 13 - Adrift, torn between trying to come up with a new approach and just going through the motions.
March 14 - Made phone call to schedule a job interview at 0800. Network was down, as it was yesterday afternoon, they asked I call back in an hour. I called back and they told me to call at 0945 for a telephone interview. I had a bad feeling about this outfit. It turns out it was a cleaning company, so it's legitimate. We'll see how it goes. Decided against taking a work at home offer. The risk it was someone up to no good was just too great.
March 15 - The ides of March, should I beware it? It doesn't offer much job wise.
March 16 - I work at the part time job today.
March 17 - I work at the part time job today.
March 18 - Starting earlier than I do on most Sundays.
March 19 - Went for annual physical. My health has taken a definite downturn. Haven't received a call I was expecting. Today is a bad day.
March 20 - Morale non-existant. Yesterday my spouse proposed I take advantage of the "time off" and bring down my parents. I declined the offer. I'm following the rule when you don't have a job, looking for a job is your job. In reality I don't see any evidence that rule has a basis in fact. The catch in all this is for the 17 years I worked for my employer I was never able to take what was called a vacation in the 20th Century. If I get hired it will probably be a while before I could even take a day off.
March 21 - Seems to have trouble making progress on anything. Got a ballot to vote my shares of stock for the company that laid me off. The board recommends I vote against a proposal that the company "Adopt a Policy That Requires the Board Chairman to be an Independent Director." At any rate I voted opposite the board recommendations.
March 22 - I notice on the calendar Easter is in a couple of weeks. That looks like another milestone I'm going to reach in this unemployment saga. I applied for over 50 jobs today. Got an email from Career Builder that stated my resume was viewed 23 times through Career Builder.
March 23 - The close of another week.
March 24 - I work at the part time job today. Got an email about a job. It seems good but I won't be hearing from her again.
March 25 - Sunday, got an early start for a Sunday. Applied for a job with AT&T.
March 26 - I am also looking into the printed version of the Washington Post. I am a distracted today. Hopefully after tomorrow I can focus completely on getting a job.
March 27 - Had an appointment this morning. It's keeping up my record of not getting anything accomplished.
March 28 - Can't go to a job fair for logistics reasons.
March 29 - I go into work today. At this point I feel getting a real job is a lost cause. I'm just going through the motions.
March 30 - Went to the Virginia Employment Commission for screening for a job. They provided much assistance. They improved much from the last time I was there in 1994.
March 31 - I go into work today. The hope I felt from yesterday is gone. I'm surprised at how soon it left me. Today marks the end of the top three hiring months. It didn't seem as if the companies were hiring any better from my end.
April 1 - April Fools Day, yes I feel like a fool. Today marks 5 months without a full time job.
April 3 - I don't feel anything today. It seems I'm use to not having a full time job. That's bad. A mixed bag of news today. If I'm working at the part time job for more than 90 days I'll be able to make a contribution towards retirement. The good news is I will at least be working for something. The bad news is I'll have to work for this company a lot longer than I hoped.
April 4 - A dreary day both in weather and outlook.
April 5 - I won't be getting a job by Easter. If face these special days with dred.
April 6 - I go into work today. So for the job search another fruitless week is at an end. At the end of the month I'll have to work 4 days that week. If the trend continues I'll be putting in a good number of hours for nothing and cutting down on my job search time.
April 7 - I go to work today. I'm thinking more about what I have to do today than getting a full time job. Today I'm going to have to try to sell a product that seems an impossible product to sell. If I make their quota I'll have to reconsider my opinion that I'm a bad sales person.
April 8 - Easter, another milestone I didn't want to reach. Part of me wants to celebrate another part of me wants to bear down since my job search efforts have not accomplished much.
April 9 - Easter is over. The next milestone I don't want to reach is May 1, six months without a full time job. Got some disturbing news today from someone who owns a small business and has a government contract. They wanted to fire an employee for cause but the government's contract manager won't let them. To make matters worse they had to put this bad employee over a good employee they wanted to take the bad employee's place.
April 10 - Have an errand this morning.
April 11 - I went down for a test today. They need someone above my skill. Got an email from a recruiter, asked if I had used Sharepoint. I haven't so that's probably the last I'll hear from her.
April 12 - I work tomorrow so another week is at an end. I have an interview on Monday. Got paid $5 from Yahoo Voices for an article I wrote. I applied for over 30 positions. Not a bad way to close out a week.
April 13 - I go into work today. I checked my schedule this morning there is a conflict with my job interview on Friday.
April 14 - I go into work today.
April 16 - Today I go for the first of 3 interviews I have this week. I believed this first interview was for a phoney job. I was right. I walked in the door. It was unlocked but no one was there. I walked out and waited until someone showed up a few minutes later. The office looked as if the rug hadn't been vacuumed in a month. There was a poster on the wall of folks in company T-shirts on a beach. There was another poster of one of those inspirational posters. This one's title was Success. The person at the front desk was watching television on her computer. There were about ten people who showed up for an interview. The person giving the interview arrived 20 minutes late. He passed his pay check around. He mentioned he just got back from vacation. He took a pole, almost everyone learned about the job from Craig's List. It was a work for commission job. I listened to his short talk then walked out. They would have done better in the advertisement had they asked for lazy people. He would get the folks he really wanted and would save serious job seekers a trip.
April 17 - I go into work today. A possible snag came up with the job I have hope for getting. They ask the convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, without asking for an explaination. Oddly if someone had a misdemeanor marijuana conviction over two years ago they can say "no". Someone who had a traffic ticket 35 years ago should say "yes". We'll see how this plays out.
April 18 - Went to the interview today. It wasn't a train wreck. It is a great job.
April 19 - The euphoria over yesterday's interview is gone. While it wasn't a train wreck I doubt if I did anything that would make me stand out as a candidate.
April 20 - I had an interview this afternoon. The interview seemed to go well. Naturally, I only know if it went well if I get a call back. The job seems better than I expected. It seems I have two chances of getting a job offer before the end of the month.At any rate it's a good way to close out a week.
April 21 - I go into work today. I will work 6 of the next 8 days. A lot of time to work for nothing.
April 22 - I go into work today. Heard something on the radio that got me started. Someone wrote a book about how things aren't that bad and how unemployment is an opportunity. The premise is you can get a better job or start a great business. I find this stupidity at its worst. If someone can find a better job they won't be unemployed for long or at all. For every story of someone who went from unemployment to becoming rich by starting their own business there are at least 100 other stories of people who had their business dreams turn to ashes along with their finances.
April 23 - I go into work today. This is a big week. It's the closest I've been to a getting a real job since I learned I was going to get laid off. Working on Monday threw things off a bit. Almost forgot about doing my Monday morning sanity check with the Maryland webcert.
April 24 - Went to the job "interview". It was a workshop where they were offering training. It would probably be good for someone out of college but I can't see suspending my job search for 2 months on the hope I might get through the program and they might find a job for me at the end of it. It was a morale killing waste of half a day.
April 25 - Had an interview through Yahoo! Messenger. The interview seemed standard. It's one of those I'm afraid they might say "yes" situations. It seems it's a work at home job. I'm always worried with that I might end up working for them and not get paid. The person's name is Mrs Linda Swanton. The person claims to work for Napier Health-care Solutions Pte. Ltd. I have put in an inquiry to Napier Health-Care Solutions Pte. Ltd. and the Washington Post. I've also put in a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center. I also put in a complaint with the FTC. They came back with a linux.org email. So I told them thanks for the offer but declined it.
April 26- I go into work today. Things are not going well. The end of the month is next week, still no full time job.
April 27 - Have to go into work today. They have this special event for spring. That's something I don't need. This week has been a complete disaster on many fronts. I don't need something else that can go wrong.
April 28 - Have to go into work today.
April 29 - Have to go into work today.
April 30 - Six months of unemployment.
May 1 - Situation seems hopeless. Just found out I have to go into work this morning. This is a lot of effort to work for nothing.
May 2 - Job interview today. It's with a car dealership, even if I get an offer I'll probably have to turn it down. The job sounds better than I thought. That probably means I'll get rejected for it. Spent some time with a recruiter who can't seem to get her email to me. Finally got it over to her. It's probably a waste of time.
May 3 - Work again today. Trying to put yesterday's interview behind me, there is no sense thinking about the downside of a job I probably won't get offered.
May 4 - Work again today.
May 5 - Work again today. Am not getting much done in the job search because of the time working.
May 6 - Work again today.
May 7 - So begins another week. I have no real prospects. I called up Farmers' Insurance, it's another work for commission scheme, even though they say it's not a work for commission job.
May 8 - I have to work today.
May 9 - No work today. Let's see if it helps my job search. Have been getting pressure from spouse about part time job. When I work that cuts down on the time she can work. Since all the money I make just cuts down on my unemployment I am working for nothing.
May 10 - I have to work tomorrow so this is the last day of the week as far as finding a job goes. I got called in to work today.
May 11 - I have to work today. Feel very bad today. Deep down I know my situation is hopeless.
May 12 - I dawned on me yesterday since I haven't had a full time job in over six months I'm now chronically unemployed. I'm now talking in terms of "if" I get a full time job rather than "when".
May 13 - Mother's Day, another day to remind me I still don't have a full time job. I go into work today. It is difficult to work 5 days a week and realize all I'm doing is making it so the unemployment office doesn't have to pay me so much.
May 14 - Monday again. I have an appointment with a staffing firm. It doesn't sound good, such is the way things have been going. The online test I was supposed to take didn't get past the browser check.
May 15 - The job interview seemed to go well, naturally I won't know unless it ends up with a job offer. The job seems much better than I expected. Had a telephone interview with another organization. It also seemed to go well.
May 16 - I go into work today. I saw a full time job opening for the company where I work part time. I have been considering if I should pursue it further.
May 17 - I go into work today.
May 18 - I am feeling much better about my job prospects today. I hope June 1 doesn't prove this to be an illusion. I also have an interview on Monday. I had a phone interview at 9:30. The job doesn't sound good. The pay is low and its a contract position. It seems I would be where I am right now after six months only less employable.
May 19 - I went to the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House today. It was a bad mistake, I should have searched for a job. The Open House instead of showed the U.S. military's capability, but not in a good way. I hoped going to the Open House would be a morale booster, it had the opposite affect. Lesson here, attempts to improve morale are worse than useless. When unemployed the only morale booster is a job offer.
May 20 - Slow start today.
May 21 - The job interview today was a train wreck. Had to do something else, which killed the whole day. Nothing much on the Washington Post 250. I arranged it so 10% of net I make with my part time job goes into a retirement account. Now at least I'll feel I'm working for next to nothing instead of losing money every time I go to work.
May 22 - The good feelings I had about job prospects are now gone. I have an interview with a car dealership tomorrow. I put my chances at slim to none.
May 23 - A job interview today at a car dealership. I got past the first hurdle there, I'll find out if they are going further with me by tomorrow afternoon.
May 24 - They asked me to take a drug test tomorrow for that used car dealership job. So I am still in the running. I also got a call about a temp-to-perm job from a temp agency. I hadn't heard from that agency in months. They also offered a single day job for next Friday. I decided to turn them down in case they want me to work that day at my part time job.
May 25 - Took the drug test with the car dealership today. Norton just detected an error on my computer, that's all I need. Another milestone, Memorial Day weekend. I'll be working on Saturday and Sunday. These holidays mean another day I'm not going to get called about a job.
May 26 - I have to go into work today and tomorrow.
May 27 - I worked today.
May 28 - Memorial Day, off to a very late start.
May 29 - I work today.
May 30 - I work today. Received a voice mail about used car dealer training beginning on June 5. I will have to see if it's a job I can accept.
May 31 - Today I find out if the car dealer job is an offer I can accept. The base pay is 1,500/month. The commission is 20%, that turns out to be about $300 per car.
June 1, 2012 - I have stopped the clock at 214 days. I have decided to accept the job offer as a used car salesman. I view this as a failed job search. If you are looking for a job I wish you better luck than I had. If something relevant happens I'll add updates.
June 14 - I got my license to sell automobiles. It turns out the job is commission only. The base pay is money you have to pay back with your commission. If I understood on May 31 what I understand now I would never have accepted the job.
July 9 - Got canned by the auto dealership. I wasn't able to sell any vehicles.
August 4 - The Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance turned down my application for unemployment insurance because I quit my part time job at CROSSMARK to take a full time job at Joyce Koons Automotive. The moral of the story is don't take part time or temp work until the unemployment runs out.
August 10 - A Temp agency got me a one day job, 6 hours worth of work.
August 21 - Received and accepted a job offer for $11/hour.
September 8 - Appeal for unemployment denied. Tip, accepting a part time job when unemployed is a bad idea. If offered a full time job and they decide to separate you then you can't get unemployment again, at least not with the state of Maryland.
Looked at 188606 Jobs. Applied For 1805
February 4, 2016 - Got word today that I will probably be outsourced. The news hit me like a sledge hammer. I'll probably be unemployed within 2 months. There were some rumblings that things were going wrong with the company. The word here is if something seems wrong something is wrong.
February 5, 2016 - Got word I'll be unemployed in between 2 weeks and 2 months. I applied for a job based on the job listing of the company I work at. It is a different location but in the local area.
February 8, 2016 - My supervisor told me she would see if there were any openings in my area. Was quiet in the office today.
February 10, 2016 - Ash Wednesday, the question is will I still be employed by Easter. Today supervisor asked for some documentation I wrote that she never had an interest in before. Two co-workers worked for a temp agency that had its contract cancelled by the company. They were made to sign 2 month contracts with a new temp agency.
February 13, 2016 - Updated my resume at Indeed. I shared it with Linked In and Facebook.
February 14, 2016 - Am getting bogus job offers. This makes the job search even more frustrating.
February 16, 2016 - Trained my replacements today.
February 22, 2016 - Got a rejection letter from Fairfax County Public Schools.
February 28, 2016 - Suspended job search a week ago because I was given word I had a good chance of getting a new position with the company. I have received no further word so I am resuming my job search. I applied for a job today.
Looked at 236 Jobs. Applied for 8.
December 5, 2016 - Got word my contract would be canceled on December 31. Nice, and only, Christmas present from the company.
December 8, 2016 - Applied for a few jobs. Got some answered from people who want me to sell stuff. Approaches for sales jobs are one of the more depressing things about job hunts.
December 9, 2016 - I have a job interview on Tuesday. It is for a job at the company where I was working as a subcontractor. Against my better judgement I'm putting a hold on the job search until Tuesday afternoon.
December 10, 2016 - Just applied for another job. It only took a moment.
December 13, 2106 - While it wasn't a train wreck I don't think I helped my chances of getting a job with the interview.
To my surprise I was given, and accepted, a job offer and started work on January 3, 2017
April 25, 2020 - Applied for PHARMACY BUYER through Linked In:
Inova Health System
April 26, 2020 - Applied for Administrative Clerk through Monster.com:
McLean, VA 22101
April 26, 2020 - Applied for Payroll Clerk through Nexxt.com:
Government Services Clerk
April 27, 2020 - Appled for SAP Functional Consultant through Linked In. Orbis declined my application.
ORBIS America, Inc.
April 29, 2020 - Applied for Help Desk Technician through Linked In. - JK Moving declined my application.
April 29, 2020 - Applied for Administrative Clerk through Monster.Com
McLean, VA 22101
April 30, 2020 - Applied for Client Support Analyst through Linked.In
11800 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 1100, Reston, VA 20191, US
May 1, 2020 - Applied for Administrative Support Specialist through Monster
Falls Church, VA
May 2, 2020 - Applied for Data Center Document Coordinator through Monster
Metro Systems, Inc.
Herndon, VA 20170
May 3, 2020 - Applied for Data Entry Clerk through Lensa
May 5, 2020 - Applied for Administrative Assistant position with Leidos
Falls Church, VA
May 7, 2020 - Applies for General Clerk II position with PAE through Monster.com
Falls Church, VA
May 8, 2020 - Applied for Administrative Assistant position with Brookfield Properties
May 8, 2020 - Applied for General Clerk II position with PAE through Monster.
Falls Church, VA
May 11, 2020 - Set up an appointment with The Addison Group, a head hunting organization, for Thurdsay @ 1400.
May 12, 2020 - Clicked on a job in myjobhelper. Instead of taking me to the job it poped up an add I couldn't get around that wanted contact information for more jobs. Never got to the job it mentioned.
May 12, 2020 - Applied for an Administrative Assistant job through Lensa.
May 12, 2020 - Applies for a Data Entry Operator through Employment Scouts.
May 13, 2020 - Got an email from jobsearchforce.com. I clicked on "Data Entry" and I ended up running around in circles on the web.
May 15, 2020 - Applied for a Data Entry job through Great Jobs Today.
May 16, 2020 - Applied for an Administrative Assistant job through Lensa.
May 16, 2020 - Applied for an Administrative Assistnt job through CareerBuilder.
May 17, 2020 - Applied for an Adminstrative Assistant job through jobcase.
ComforCare Home Care
May 18, 2020 - Applied for an Administration Assistant jog through JobHat.
May 19, 2020 - Applied for a General Clerk I position through the Virginia Job Department.
I've been put back on a 40 hour week.
May 29, 2020 - I got furloughed.
Applied for 5 jobs.
May 30, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
May 31, 2020 - Applies for 4 jobs.
June 1, 2020 - Applied for 12 jobs.
June 2, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
June 3, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
June 4, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
June 5, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
June 6, 2020 - Applied for 9 jobs.
June 7, 2020 - Applied for 6 jobs.
June 8, 2020 - Applied for 8 jobs. A staffing agency interviewed me about a job and said they would submit my name to the company.
June 9, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
June 10, 2020 - Applied for 6 job. Being behind in my emails could hurt me. Came across an email requesting a phone meeting that was sent a week ago. Got a call about a possible job for Lockheed Martin. Seems little hope but it would be nice to finish up at Lockheed Martin.
June 11, 2020 - Applied for 10 jobs. Got a call about 2 jobs. Asked to be removed for consideration for both. One probably needed someone with more physical strength. The other was a work at home. I'm wary of work from home jobs.
June 12, 2020 - Applied for 8 jobs today.
June 13, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs today.
June 14, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs today.
June 15, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
June 16, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs today. Got a call from (571) 464-8083. As expected when I gave them the year I garaduated from high school they hung up on me.
June 17, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
June 18, 2020 - Applied for 9 jobs today. Some insurance company wanted to interview me for a sales position. I turned them down.
June 19, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
June 20, 2020 - Applied for 9 jobs.
June 21, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
June 22, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
June 23, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
June 24, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
June 25, 2020 - Applied for 14 jobs. Got a call from Addie at the Millenium Group.
June 27, 2020 - Applied for 11 jobs. Good a call about a possible position as a contact tracer position for Covid-19. It's a work from home job. Not what I am looking for but I agreed to go further with my application.
June 28, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
June 29, 2020 - Applied for 1 Job. Received a letter in the mail about a Voluntary Separation Program.
June 30, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs. Have an online interview scheduled with a staffing agency for 2:30 on July 6.
July 1, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
July 2, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs. Had a job interview today over the phone. I could see the interviewer but he couldn't see me.
July 3, 2020 - Applied for a job through Jobcase for a job at Integrated Resources, Inc. The application asks: "High School/GED Grad Year:", normally when a company calls up and asks this question, if they don't like the year, which indicates the person's age, the next sound is the click of a hang-up.
July 5, 2020 - Applied for 8 jobs.
July 6, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs. Had an interview today with a staffing agency.
July 7, 2020 - The staffing agency copied my social security card and my drivers license. I have an interview with the company tomorrow.
July 8, 2020 - Interview didn't go badly but I'm really not strong enough for the job.
July 9, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
July 10, 2020 - Applied for 6 jobs today.
July 11, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today. Got a job offer via email from USL Center. They claim to be an organization that helps connect students and cultures. I can't verify their existence on the internet.
July 12, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
July 13, 2020 - Received a call from Pridestaff for a 1 day job today. Since I was working on another part time job today I had to turn them down. Applied for 3 jobs.
July 14, 2020 - Job Case seems good at bait and switch. Click on one job and thats the job I can't find. Applied for 4 jobs.
July 15, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
July 16, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
July 17, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
July 18, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
July 19, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
July 20, 2020 - Applied for 1 job. Had an interview today for a job with an advocacy group. Wasn't comfortable with the question but their job their rules. I have another job interview with a car dealership at 11:30 on July 21. The interview isn't to be an Automotive Sales Representative.
July 21, 2020 - Applied for 1 job. Interview was short. Nothing seemed wrong it was just going through some standard questions. Got an email on the 23rd they weren't interested in me.
July 22, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
July 23, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
July 24, 2020 - No applications today.
July 25, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
July 26, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
July 27, 2020 - Applied for 6 jobs.
July 28, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
July 29, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
July 30, 2020 - Applied for 10 jobs.
July 31, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
August 1, 2020 - Applied for 1 job. I did a course for a contact tracer. I did it all in one shot. I got 96.37 on the final.
August 2, 2020 - No applications.
August 3, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
August 4, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
August 5, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
August 6, 2020 - Applied for 6 jobs.
August 7, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs. My spouse found my PIN number for Virginia Unemployment. It is fortunate she did. Their online chat and phone numbers won't let anyone through. Backed up they say. All I got from emailing them was a referral to the number that never gets me through.
August 8, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
August 9, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
August 10, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
August 11, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs.
August 12, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
August 13, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
August 14, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today. I may have gotten all the ones close by.
August 15, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
August 16, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs.
August 17, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
August 18, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
August 19, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
August 20, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
August 22, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
August 23, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
August 24, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
August 25, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs.
August 26, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
August 27, 2020 - Applied for 1 job.
August 28, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs. EveryJobForMe.com asks for a person's High School graduation year.
August 29, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
Augsut 30, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
August 31, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
September 1, 2020 - Applied for a job.
September 2, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs.
September 3, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
September 4, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
September 8, 2020 - Applied for 6 jobs today.
September 9, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
September 10, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
September 11, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
September 12, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
September 13, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
September 14, 2020 - Applied for 6 jobs today.
September 15, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
September 16, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
September 17, 2020 - Applied for a job today. Got a call for a temp job but they wanted someone with faster typing speed.
September 18, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today. My Internet Explorer is giving problems.
September 19, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
September 20, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
September 21, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
September 22, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs today.
September 23, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
September 24, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
September 25, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
September 26, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
September 27, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs today.
September 28, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
September 29, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
September 30, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 1, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today. Today I scheduled an interview for tomorrow.
October 2, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today. The interview was for an instructor/manager job. They say that's what I applied for. I don't know how. The interview was with FastTrack, Inc.
October 3 & 4, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs.
October 5, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs. A staffing agency wanted my resume for a temp job in Leesburg.
October 6, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs. God a callback about the Leesburg job.
October 7, 2020 - Got the official notice in the mail today. I've been laid off. I got some papers in the mail to sign and send back. I have to pay for postage. I applied for a job today.
October 8, 2020 - Applied for 8 jobs today. Have been having trouble with the unemployment site. There's an error on the page. I sent an email to the Virginia Unemployment Facebook site. They said to email: Socialmedia@vec.virginia.gov. Let's see how that goes.
October 9, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today. Also got a call about a temp job. I'm not expecting anything.
October 10, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 11, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today. Got an email from the Fairfax County government about the error on the Virginia Unemployment web site. They gave me another email address to tell about the problem.
October 12, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
October 13, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
October 14, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 15, 2020 - Applied for 7 jobs today.
October 16, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 17, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
October 18, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 19, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
October 20, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
October 21, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
October 22, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
October 23, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
October 24, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 25, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
October 26, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 27, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
October 28, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
October 29, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
October 30, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
October 31, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
November 1, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs.
November 2, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
November 3, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
November 4, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
November 5, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
November 6, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
November 7, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
November 8, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 9, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 10, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
November 11, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today. Also took an online typing test.
November 12, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
NOvember 13, 2020 - I passed the online tying test.
November 14, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 15, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
November 16, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
November 17, 2020 - Applied for 5 jobs today.
November 18, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 19, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 20, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
November 21, 2020 - Didn't apply for any hobs today.
November 22, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
November 23, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
November 24, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
November 25, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
November 26, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
November 27, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 28, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
November 29, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
November 30, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
December 1, 2020 - Applied for a job today. Had an offer of an interview. Seemed suspicious so I declined the interview.
December 2, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
December 3, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 4, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 5, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs.
December 6, 2020 - EveryJobForMe.com asks the year applicants graduated High School.
December 7, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
December 8, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
December 9, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
December 10, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
December 11, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
December 12, 2020 - Applied for a job today.
December 13, 2020 - Didn't apply for any jobs today.
December 14, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
December 15, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 16, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 17, 2020 - Applied for 4 jobs today.
December 18, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 19, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
December 20, 2020 - Applied for 3 jobs today.
December 21, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today. Got a call from a company called "College Support", (571) 512-2309. When I told them in the year I graduated high school they gave me a quick good-bye.
December 22, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 28, 2020 - Applied for 2 jobs today.
December 29, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
December 30, 2020 - Applied for 1 job today.
January 3, 2021 - Applied for Social Security today. Not filing until 2021 caused a bit of a nusiance. I have to wait until my W-2s for 2020 to come in to give Social Security copies.
January 4, 2021 - Gate Gourmet recalled me. I'm going back to work on January 23. No matter what happens I've decided when this job ends by choice or circumstance I won't look for another job.