Being sick while unemployed is not a fun experience. The motivation that was already waning because of the dead-end interviews is now at an all time low due to the fact that my throat is on fire. But there is no rest for the wicked, as sitting around at home watching old Disney movies doesn’t get job interviews. I have one tomorrow morning and I really hope that I don’t sneeze on my interviewer.
However, let’s look at is this way. Each time I’ve had an interview, someone else calls me to schedule another one for a different opportunity. They aren’t all worth exploring. (And according to the book, Surviving a Layoff, I started this whole job hunt thing all wrong. Apparently I was supposed to sit and mourn my loss first.) But I apply for everything I could possibly be qualified for because 1) I need benefits and 2) I need to survive. I suppose turning down interviews is a good problem to have. I just wish something more interesting and challenging pops up.
Being sick and working part time with no benefits also has a downfall – when you are sick, you can’t get paid if you don’t come in. And since the State doesn’t seem to want understand my Unemployment Claim Forms, I haven’t received any benefits yet. At this rate, I might actually have a full time job before I get any money at all. On the other hand – I have a job, albeit a very part time one. I’ve heard it’s easier to get another job when you are currently employed. Though – the headhunter that interviewed me thought it was funny I was still working there because my paychecks essentially pay for the gas that gets me there. Guess I can’t complain too much – I still get to see my friends a bunch.
With show in two weeks, perhaps resting for a few days would be a better idea.