- 5 years ago
Okay Bees, here’s the deal.
***I know all of my posts seem to be really whiny but you guys are way too supportive for me not to turn to you all!
I recently got a job at Joann’s. Yay me, right?? That’s how I SHOULD be feeling. But I’m not!!
If you haven’t read my other post, with most of my background, I mentioned that I have a bachelors in psychology and a bachelors in art (I managed this in 4 years, in addition to being an officer in multiple honors societies. AKA I worked damn hard to make my resume look good.) My original plan was to take a year off of school (Ugh I need it) get a job, some money saved up, and move to Chicago where I can attend the art therapy graduate program.
WELL. Finding a slightly higher paying job has been proving to be quite difficult.
For those of you unfamiliar with psychology.. backgrounds?
I. Am. Useless.
For school counselors, people would prefer to hire someone with a teaching background. Everything else requires a Master’s.
Jobs like psychiatric technicians/ aids/ assistants are almost nonexistant because no one has the money to pay assistants.
When there ARE jobs like that (and I’ve applied to a few) I don’t get them. I’m told by my professors that it wasn’t anything that I’ve done wrong, it’s just that those jobs are being given to people with Master’s degrees because they have more experience.
I’ve been trying to find something that isn’t retail or fast food. A secretary or receptionist or something like that. I don’t have formal experience but I can say I’m 1) very good with people and 2) very good with computers (I built my own!)
I still live at home. I know I’m 22 and no one is going to look down on me for still living at home.. but.. I want to move out. I want my own space. Actually, I want to move in with my FH. He works 30 hours at a bank. He can’t move out because he doesn’t make enough. If I even had a 10 hour job it would be enough for us to live comfortably in a 2 bedroom apartment. It’s just that tiny amount that he needs.
I feel so horrible and ungrateful. I know I should be STOKED that I found a job after looking since July.
But I feel so.. worthless. I feel like a failure. I want to be excited about this.. but instead I feel almost annoyed that all I could find for nearly 3 months is a seasonal position at an arts and crafts store.
I’m not asking anyone to “fix” my unlucky job searches.. but I could just use some cheering up 🙁