Post # 1
I just need to vent out my frustration on here. I don’t want to stress out Fiance because he’s going through his own work related stuff.
I had a pretty decent job in finance about 2 years ago, but decided to drop that career and go back to school. I graduated last fall with my Masters in Info/Library Science. Since then, I’ve worked in 2 libraries and an archive, and am now working in a records management department.
I’m starting to get upset/stressed because I keep jumping from contract to contract, and because of that, I no longer have the savings or financial stability I used to have. My current contract expires at the end of April, I’m really not sure whether they’re going to renew or not, and I can’t afford our rent for longer than a month if I don’t keep working. I have literally applied to every job I can find, regardless of qualifications and whether it’s in my direct field or not.
I’d love to work in a public library but I can’t seem to catch a break at all – the metro libraries downtown don’t seem to hire externally (unless recommended by an employee, I don’t know any) and I don’t have a car so a lot of places are out of reach.
ARGH! I’m getting so frustrated! I’ve applied to probably 60+ jobs in the past 3 months, with only maybe 2 callbacks and no results, I dislike my current job but I need the money. Why can’t I just be rich? *sob sob*
Post # 3
I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with this, I know it is insanely frustrating! I’m in the same position and literally think, “I had a better job BEFORE I went to school.” Wth.
Post # 4
🙁 i know how you feel! I have a nutrition degree, but am not a dietitian (because i find it boring, its all calculations and stuff) so I can pretty much work in a gym, or like a GNC or something. It feels like i wasted my time getting that degree :-/
Post # 5
I read that most people don’t wind up with careers in their fields. It definitely sucks but eventually you will find a job that pays the bills and makes you happy, even if it’s not in your field. Good luck, don’t give up, and keep moving!
Post # 6
I feel you! I am looking high and low for a job after I graduate, the one job offer I did get pays minimum wage… for full time! It was so dissapointing to hear! I barely live on minimum wage now, I can’t imagine living like that for several more years, not to mention attempting to save for this wedding!
Post # 7
I have been trying too, I know how discouraging it can be… Just wanted to let you know you are not alone in this. Good luck, I hope something comes along for both of us soon!
Post # 8
Ugh I totally know how you feel. I’m living just as paycheck to paycheck as I did when I was going to college and I’m even fortunate enough to have a full time job. I apply at jobs on a daily basis and don’t even get called . So glad I have a four year degree and I make pennies. I have a complete melt down on a monthly basis or so . I know I need to stay positive butword eel like I worked so hard for nothing!
Post # 9
I hear you… I have loads of qualifications (BA, MA, MPhil, getting a PhD, CAD, a few diplomas), and have only had two non minimum wage jobs my whole life. Wish I could give you advice… but I can only sympathise!