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Job hunting

May 14th, 2007 at 09:29 pm

Got two "thankyouforyourapplicationweregrettotellyouyouhavenotbeensuccesful" letters, so am feeling a bit blue. I really thought I had a good chance at the bookstore one in particular.

It costs me each time I make an application: nz$1.40 for an A4 envelope and stamp, plus the ink and paper for printing out CV and letter. Then busfare to an interview - unfortunately job hunting costs are not reclaimable from Work and Income.

Previously when I kept myself busy with volunteer work I was given a small allowance for travel and lunches, but this is no longer payable to the unemployed, only to sickness and invalid beneficiaries. I'm tempted to write to the Minister of Social Welfare and ask him what genius came up with that idea. I would have thought it better to encourage unemployed to at least do something.

Ah, it's not just the lack of job and money that's getting me down. I'm missing ds and also grieving for dad. Also coming into winter here and that can be cold, damp and miserable. So I had a dig thru my stash and pulled out some bright red wool to knit myself a cheerful scarf.

2 Responses to “Job hunting”

  1. daylily Says:

    Hugs. I've been unemployed for just over five months. For the first couple of months I didn't look for a new job because I wanted to take some time off. Now I'm looking and I keep getting those Thanks-but-no-thanks letters too. I've had a couple of major disappointments in the past months - jobs that I thought I should have got because I have friends on the inside. They didn't pan out. It gets depressing after a while. I have a job interview today. I know I should be excited but at the same time I can already see the rejection. Sigh.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ahhh, sorry to hear that.

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