First of all let me start out by saying I live in California, the San Francisco Bay Area to be exact. I have had many job when I was younger, which probably hasn't helped me today but, in some ways it has. I have learned a lot of new things, trades, techniques etc. but, it deems me as unstable and unable to hold a job. Well if my interest are not met and kept then I move on. Its how I has always been in life. When the fun or interest is gone so is my focus.
So of course this has bitten me in the ass at my current age of 33. Over all I am an artist, I love to draw and paint and make things with my hands. As long as I'm making something I feel good, I feel accomplished and I love the feeling I get when I look at a finish project and can say, "I made that!"
Towards the end of May 2013 I landed a job through a friend, a job that I could finally say I love, that I can excel in, that could have led to bigger and better things for me, as an artist. Then tragedy struck, the sprinklers in the warehouse bursted due to all the heat and pressure, damaging very expensive equipment, in order for us to make our products for clients. Thus being said, there was also lack of work and lay offs. Being that I was the last one hired, I got turned over to the on-call status and was laid off for a whole month.
Knowing that I could apply for unemployment and being told the process I need to take now by my HR, I did apply, only to get denied. See the thing with unemployment is you have to pay into it. I knew that but, being that it was difficult to find work almost 2 years before receiving this job, I of course was unable to pay into unemployment. And even though my HR said I will be considered disability status in order to still receive a check due to lack of work on their part, I was still optimistic about the whole thing.
As it turns out I will not be receiving a check unless I get called back into work. This country really sickens me. How is a person suppose to get by and live if finding work isn't as easy as it was when Clinton was in office and you can't even get unemployment because "you have to pay into it". How about you take care of your own people America and stop getting involved in other countries and giving them money. What about us? What about those who can work and who want to work but get denied because of race, lack of college education, as so on and so forth? What about us? Why does some illegal or a drug addict with too many kids, gets welfare and doesn't have to do a damn thing get money but, someone like me who is smart, educated, speaks properly, clean appearance and who has transportation, why can't I even be considered for a job and denied unemployment when laid off?
I love(d) my job, I say loved because its like I don't have it anymore, don't know when I'll be called back and wish work was more consistent. I really and actually loved my job. It sucks because temps are getting my position, people who hate being there are getting hours, people who mess up and cost the company money get to work but, not me. Is it because I'm a female and do better work than most of the guys there? What is it? Or is it the same lame excuse you gave me in the beginning? "You were hired last."
You see this right here, this is a person who is fed up with how things are run in this country. I am so fed up at getting passed up for someone who isn't qualified, someone who kisses ass to get ahead, someone who has no means of making a career for themselves nor even tries to do better with there life. How am I suppose to survive? How does one get ahead while all these low lifes are already there?
I feel angry and enraged when I spend my quality time into applying for something I am passionate about, something that is of interest to me, something right up my alley, only to not get any response at all, or when I do get a response its either, "we'll keep you resume on file but, you don't have what we're looking for." Why do you think I applied! I have the skills or else I would not have applied! Or it's, "I'm sorry but, we're not hiring at this time." Why was your job ad posted up then? Hmmmm..
As always I will continue to find "that job" and keep fighting for a spot. But, I will not do it quietly. I will not be stepped on or passed up. I will not.