I have a job interview today. The last thing I want is to walk in there filled with negativity not knowing when the next opportunity for employment will come. Most employment prospects I have applied for are positions beneath me, steps on a rung climbed long ago. I’d have to look way back to the 1980’s, before I received any college credits and when I lacked experience, to come to a time when my earning were as little as these other positions pay.
As my unemployment benefits are winding down should I seem elated being considered for a position earning $10,000 less than my last position? Should I cling to the hope that having also sent my resume, I will receive a call for another position, an ideal position, more suited to my career track? I generally make faces, expressing disbelief blowing the interview for the crappy paying jobs. I wonder will I be doing this again today?
I don’t know what I will hear in todays interview. I might be pleasantly surprised hearing the position has less than, yet adequate pay. This position appears to be a lateral move, certainly worthy of consideration. I prefer when the HR representative discloses salary when setting up the interview so I can weigh whether or not to burn the gas or apply my make-up and dress the role before wasting their time and mine.
What have I been doing all this time since last employed? I have many things on the burner; crops to raise, harvest, and sell. I have my freelance writing aspirations. The writers workshop has concluded and I am seriously exploring how to begin this new career. I am planning to crochet and sell items on Etsy come fall. My fingers have been quite busy; sowing, weeding, crocheting, and typing essays!