Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Days End

Sadly I end my day the same as I end all days unemployed and sitting in my parents home. Which shortly I might not have due to my father who believes I sit all day around here doing nothing. He is one of those types who has to be always working. And well if you are not continually working in his sight you are not working. So he tells me if I don't find a job soon I'm out on my own. Even though I been paying his bills for the last year with savings because his contracting job was down. Now he has a job at a refinery after fifteen years of not having a steady job, living from one major job to the next falling short a lot with me pulling the slack. And thinks he is better than me. So now I hurry to find a job on the bring of insanity. So if you think you got it bad living with your parents out of work meet my stepfather.

Day 938

Today is my 938th day of being unemployed. As I search over those same website again I think to myself. Why am I unemployable. Is it because have a termination on my resume I had no part of? Or is it this economy which keeps me in interviews, but many cancelations. So as I filter through the Texas Workforce Center website I become angry at the Bureaucracy of it all. How can a Veteran find work when those helping him or limited by bureaucracy. For example when you go to the VA Rep down at the workforce center they can only help you in the scope of your matches on the website. They have no pull with these companies or contacts. So all they can do is help you write your resume. Tell you to go email or fax someone. And for the federal system it is a joke to. I'm taking vocational rehablitation in order to boost my contacts. For which I have to drive two hours and what do they hand me the same stuff the vet rep did here in town just for the big city. They didn't even look at my resume or my education. And I'm going to drive two hours or move to the big city for a $9.00 an hour job which I probably way over qualified for and won't get. Really. So this is my rant and I hope people out there will listen to my troubles and help the sytem change for the better.

Story Behind Unemployment.

After serving in the military I went on to get my degrees in History and Political Science. Afterwards I sought out a postion in the federal government to help my country. Things were going well until she decided I was no longer a valued employee and fired me. No warning, nothing. See if you are in propational period they can fire you for anything and not have to worry about it coming back on them. So here I am unemployed. However, this did not stop me. I took my GI Bill to better myself as an employee. I went to the University and got a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Believing this would help me become more employable. Now here I sit applying and reapplying to the federal, state local, and civilian jobs. None who seem to want to hire me. I ask not much, just an office or workspace where I can make the money to support myself and my debt. But sadly none has come.