Unemployment


I'm unemployed and it sucks. It sucks because I've had a lot of job turnover. I can see employers' eyes shut down as I try to shuck and jive my way into his or her good graces.

I want to go back to bed. I want my friend to buy me muffins and pat my back while I cry into my coffee.

I'm sure they're sick of listening to me.

14 comments:

Miss Michele said...

Molly,
I love that fucking picture...that's hilarious.

I've been fired so many times because of my "sarcasm" or my "attitude" that my resume is a fiction novel at this point. I totally know what you mean as you go into a potential employer and do the "dance".

What kind of work do you do?

I'm still laughing at that fucking picture.

pinknest said...

:( boo.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to take "Pinknest" seriously with that picture. What is up with that? What is the goal here? Cause Maulleigh to become even sicker with disgust? "I'm so sweet and cute and spaghetti-strappy with skinny arms and hide and seek hair, doesn't everyone want me?"

Miss Michele said...

hide and seek hair! that's funny.

Maulleigh said...

hey Anonymous! Don't alienate one of my three readers!

bowling with no panties said...

I would explain your MOVE as the reason -- that you had to MOVE for FAMILY REASONS but are now BACK and looking for STABLE LONG TERM LIFETIME EMPLOYMENT.

I've had 75 jobs. Some of them only lasted a few weeks. Those I've totally just left OFF my resume.

Other than my stint at that record label, my longest "tour of duty" is about 2 years. 2 years HERE, 2 years THERE...I get the 2 year itch. Of course possible employers give me the stink-eye but I calmly explain that various circumstances warranted a move or a change. I come across all slick like and act as if it were circumstances beyond my control where I was needed somewhere else -- from CA to CT to NYC back to CT...they don't delve too deeply and because of my calm confident delivery they have no idea that I am
SHUCKIN AND JIVIN' TO BEAT THE BAND!!!

Slinky Redfoot said...

I'll buy your blog. But will have to replace you as CEO (with me), in which case you'll REALLY be out of work. Deal?

Slinky Redfoot said...

I have a cyber crush on Pinknest. Too bad she's got a LTBF. But his name is Matt, which is my name, so that's a start.

pinknest said...

whoah...somebody clearly has issues. i read maulleigh's blog, i don't rail anonymously on other people.

Miss Michele said...

Uh oh, who da thought that there would be a blog war started at little innocent Maulleigh's pLace...it sounds like it would be a place you would go and have tea on a saturday afternoon, but its turning into battle ground. Waht have you started Molly.

;)

Maulleigh said...

I know!! I take an innocent little after-noon nap, come back to the computer and wipe the sleep from my eyes!

J.J. Gittes said...

I got laid off earlier this year (about 6 weeks after my boss told me to expect a slow period, but not to worry), and I agree with you...it stinks. Thankfully, the free-lance market is not bad. I think you can free-lance at anything, pretty much. So, I'm sending good luck your way.

archeress said...

do you really want a job in the summer? i haven't had a summer off in a long while. enjoy it while you can. work will come back like an annoying ex boyfriend soon enough. time to plan out what you want and be picky about it. don't settle. btw, i've been trying to take your advice about deadlines. it was a good point.

concha said...

dude. i feel ya. despite the thousand yrs ive spent in school and degrees i've acquired, nyc is not ready to bequeath a job to me yet. (bequeath...that's a word i haven't used in a long time) but it's cool, yo. i can just wait tables and have people talk down to me all damn day. this sure isn't the bright future promised in all those graduations speeches though...