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Unemployment and the magic jack beanstalk.

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Okay, there is no “magic jack beanstalk” but there is still the issue of unemployment. Tying my shoes, making calls. Calls to friends and family although I haven’t heard back from some (ok, one family member and you know who you are) and many of my FaceBook friends have remained,mute. Maybe I will have better luck contacting the starving children in Bangladesh that I talk about so often at suppertime.

I was even informed, that I could not use Jesus as a personal reference. What gives? Sure, He died for me on a cross made of wood and wire, but too busy to take a call from a prospective employer to give me a reference?

To those that have asked for my resume, I salute you. I humbly thank you that yes, you actually care about me. Not just about some of the silliness that I post, but that somewhere, I register on your radar. (And you know who YOU ARE!) Does unemployment automatically make one a pariah? Did I develop leprosy that no one cared to tell me about? Do my feet smell that bad?

My job coach/close friend has suggested that I start calling everyone that I know. And I am. I am going to call, and call until I can’t call no more. or until I get a job, whatever comes first. So maybe you know someone with a small project they can’t get off their desk” or ” if you know of any small business owners who need help with XXX so they can concentrate on their business/sales (whatever)” tell them about my plight, about my sacred madness!

Update: The one interview that I did have so far has garnered no call back so I assume that I did not get the job. I guess that I shouldn’t complain too loudly, but man! I washed my hair and put on nice pants and brushed my teeth! For what?

  1. Tabatha Cher
    December 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    You can do it Gary, and yes, to answer your question, your feet probably do smell, but that should not affect your employability, unless they get down to foot level! Have faith, the right thing for you is out there and will reveal itself to you when the time is right!

    • December 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm

      Ladies and gentlemen of the internet, I give you one of the “good ones”

      Thanks Tabs!

  2. DANA
    December 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Hey brother, yes I saw the post but I wasn’t aware that I had to respond. I have prayed for you and will continue and so has the church lifted both you and Mike up but it is all in his time. He may be testing your faith so habg in there you know he will not fail you. With Lang’s they have a network department that takes care of the web page but if you could email me your resume I will give it to Pat. Send it to dana@langsystems.com. Hope to see you on Saturday for men’s breakfast.

    • December 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Your one of the good ones:)

  3. PC
    December 15, 2010 at 12:31 am

    CALL the interview place back and check in to see if there’s any word, is not bothersome, shows interest; send a thank you card for follow up, and never assume, remember hiring sometimes takes longer than they anticipate. Even if you didn’t get the job, you’ll stand out if you are one of the rare ones who does follow up and sends a card, and continues to check in. Offer to volunteer as well.

    Your FB message did say you’d follow up with a call, so maybe those that haven’t replied, figured, I’ll talk to him when he calls. keep it up – you’re on the rigth track – i heard a great quote the other day something about a person’s success is directly related to the amount of difficult conversations he’s willing to have on a daily basis

    • December 15, 2010 at 7:28 am

      Thanks for the input!

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