Saturday, July 01, 2006

Masquerade

I keep taking things off of my resume in hopes of finding a job, any job. I'm now running on empty. It has been six weeks. I need income. So, off go the 5 years of doctoral work and fellowships. Off go my published articles. Off goes the master's degree. Off goes the teacher certification. Off goes the work abroad. Job duties are rewritten and watered down. My professional past now ressembles a bug whose hacked-off legs blow away in the breeze, one by one. I've put my dreams and hopes in the deep freeze. I'm applying at temporary placement agencies now. This is The Great Masquerade of 2006.

Yesterday a young whipper-snapper interviewed me. He was maybe 25. He was very impressed with my typing scores, but told me to go home and refresh my Excel skills.















I'm not feeling sorry for myself, just irritated.

9 Comments:

Blogger Cin said...

I love these little drawings!

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Blogger Potato Print said...

Hey, thank you Cin. That's really a compliment coming from you. I'm amazed every time I visit your blog.

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Blogger Jamie said...

OMG, I wish I could say that I didn't know this feeling, but darlin', I know this feeling.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Yes, Jamie, exactly. Isn't it the worst? I'd like to know more about your own story. You seem to be doing exactly what you want to be doing.

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