Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The World is Still Turning

Well, clearly the world did not end on December 21st, despite all the hooplah. Hopefully my Netflix queue will stop recommending Mayan Apocalypse "documentaries" to me now.

And since the world did not end, it means that I am currently still on a mad hunt for jobs. Having finally graduated from university (after a long five and a half years), I am now among the many thousands of unemployed college graduates across our fine nation. Yippee! So far I make for a fantastic Fine Arts graduate.

This is why I've felt so particularly spiteful towards the GOP lately, who want cuts to so many social safety-net programs. I'm a college graduate who held jobs all through college; but now that I've graduated, I'm relying on unemployment checks and food stamps to be able to pay rent and eat. See, my previous employment was a student only position, which was automatically terminated upon my graduation from the university. I started applying to job in November, when my graduation was December 15th. According to my records, I've applied to nearly forty jobs. I either haven't heard back or been turned down for all of them.

Yet the GOP thinks that the vast majority on social safety-net programs are lazy slackers that simply don't want to work. Really? Because I know that for me state, I have to submit proof of applying to at least two jobs per week. If I don't submit proof of job searching, I don't get my check. It's that simple.

As much as I want to rant and rave about how the GOP and the more conservative Dems infuriate me, I just don't have the energy. I'm moving next week, getting my head scanned (because I've been having seizures. Yay.), and job searching like a maniac. Hopefully someone will hire me soon. I like having somewhere to live and food to eat.

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