Unemployment #4: Taking objective notice of how everyone around you with a job is doing piss poor work

January 26, 2011 § 3 Comments

When you’re only applying for the most basic of jobs (the ones you can see on your daily job hunting treks), you find yourself wondering how that person at Starbucks that took 30 seconds to greet you because they were talking to their work buddy is STILL working there.

Relax. This is just the desperation permeating your touchy touchy nerves.

Breathe and stop (Q-Tip offers sweet advice). Agitation comes easily with unemployment. Irritability is unavoidable. And yes, you probably could do a better job navigating the register than that new girl at the gas station that you just asked last month whether they were hiring, but CHILL.

Take a step back. Has much really changed? At some point in your employment history you thought, no, you KNEW that you could do a better job than the person above you.  Remember your last job?   You probably scoffed at the idea of minimum wage.  “Been there, done that.”

Well, you might have to be there and do that all over again.  Get over it.  Thinking that you “deserve” something more than someone else is bullshit. Patience, time, and focus are what you need to keep trucking. Success is measured not on what you become, but how you come into yourself. Alright, I even cringed a bit over that one.

Anyway, you can’t stay unemployed forever.  We hope.

Keep your poise and aim to grow into something like this hepcat:

Lester Freamon from “The Wire.”


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§ 3 Responses to Unemployment #4: Taking objective notice of how everyone around you with a job is doing piss poor work

  • Bev says:

    … i just came into myself…

    but seriously, think this through:

    No I’m not better than you, but I can convince them that I am!

    I think that’s what you really need to focus on. BULLSHIT is what’s really important.
    It’s how to sell yourself.
    You know you’re witty;
    So create 10 witticisms about what makes you a good employee!
    That’s right make them laugh with your intelligence and good work ethic!!

    … and if that doesn’t work, fucking A gab!!!!!, wear a low cut top and work on a seductive look.

    … or get out of that fucking 90s dream world and move back to Madison, where you can rely on the fact that YOUR WANTED HERE.

    • Bev says:

      …. yeahh if I’m remembering correctly you had a decent rack Gab…. yeahhh… well damn, then why don’t YOU USE IT!!! Tits are God’s gift to women, because He knew he was fucking them over in the long run, therefore, He BESTOWED UPON women the advantage of steamy hot SWEATER MEAT.

      NOT utilizing their abilities is BLASPHEMY; and I will tell your mother.

    • Bev you’re too much, hahaha. Also, I’m too idealistic to bullshit very well, but I am working on it.

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