print_r($recent);

Array
(
 [545]=>Collections
 [544]=>Good morning
 [543]=>You know the fee...
 [542]=>Date more, care ...
 [541]=>Moving On
)

 

RAMCal(date('my'));

November 2017
sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
             
archives(RAM);


print_r($newStuff);

Array
(
 [RAndoMness]=> 28Sep09
 [JPsDocs] => 22Feb09
 [JPics] => 10Dec11
 [frontpage]
 [FeedBack]
)

recent music
Boycott SONY

print_r($background);
Array
(
 [today]=>
 [past]=>backgrounds
)


 

  getentry(79); getentry(81);
printentry(80);

   
Chasing Rainbows
added Wed June 25 2003 at 11:57 AM
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Chasing rainbows in a land that was long ago stripped of any gold: no mines left, no pots in hidden crevices, no stray coins underneath the sand. Simply breadcrumbs strewn across the arid desert leading the wary follower this way and that.

Trying to catch a leprachaun in a land where such creatures are whimsical fairy tales. No good luck charm to bring my fortune, no genie to grant my wishes, no fairy godmother to make it all better. Doesn't matter how many wrong people you talk to, if nobody can grant your desires.

Searching for a good job seems to be getting more and more like searching for fantastical creatures in our mundane world. There's lots of pictures and signs that say they are real, but the more you give pursuit, the more futile it becomes. I'm too much of a student for real businesses. I'm not enough of a student for the university. I have years of valuable educational and service oriented experience, but I don't have "waiter" experience, so I can't get a job bringing people their food. I handle myself well on the phone, can work with computers like nobody's business, and can communicate with professionals in a professional manner, but I don't have experience as a "receptionist" or "secretary" so my applications receive a cursory glance before the position is given to the next person down the line.

Now, I suppose that I'm just being to picky. I had a job at Circle K, but it was wrong on so many levels that I quit it. Of course, at the time that I gave them two weeks notice, I thought that I had a couple potential jobs. One by one, they have all proven to be mere shadows of rainbows: not even worth chasing, let alone following to the "pot of gold" at the end. I currently have a job at Pizza Hut, but I cut the hours way back because I was promised a job in "no sales telemarketing" making $2 an hour more than Pizza Hut. Turns out that they aren't paying as much as they thought, and the organization of the leads is a mess. I haven't refused the job yet, but I question if they are worth my time. I could probably walk into Wal-Mart and get a job within 3 days. To be perfectly hjonest, I don't know why I don't want to go back there. It just doesn't feel right. But that hardly seems an excuse when faced with complete unemployment. Sturner and Klein are always hiring telemarketers, but the pay isn't worth the suicidal tendencies that come with dealing with that horrible job.

So for today, I chase rainbows. And hope. And pray that I might find one or two stray coins at the edge of a far-away galaxy.

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