I am not enjoying this part of the story, which is not intended as slight at all against Georgia and her wonderful characters, story telling or art. I want to fix everything for Goldie and make it all better, which is just projection on my part to fix everything in my life (unemployed-need job) and make it all better.
I have sent out numerous resume’s on Indeed, and done everything I should be doing. Applied for unemployment, but in Missouri it takes 3-6 weeks. I am checking other places (i.e. Craigslist) but no nibbles. Either I don’t have exactly the right training or my Masters & Bachelors Degree in Business and experience make people think I am overqualified for the position. Furthermore, they can see the dates of my Degrees and figure out my age…strike three! He’s outta here!
My sleep has been effected. I dream about my old job or my dreams are troubled in general. I keep busy during the day and I am exercising. My Dad has Doctor’s appointments so I take him and he likes that I am around for problems. It is just a general feeling of uselessness.
You know what? I have never had a job that I said is perfect for me. At 56 years old, I have no idea what would have been a perfect career for me. I am applying for similar jobs to what I had, as a Purchasing Agent, but that job is not fun. Its boring. I have had positions that have been more fun than others, but no single one has been the end all, be all, of jobs.
February 26, 2016