Wednesday, 25 July 2012

kick in the proverbials

Just when you think that things cannot get any worse, life has a funny way of ensuring that you do get slapped round the face with a kipper!

As a middle-aged, male, professional, struggling to find a new permament job, it is hard to deal with the daily rejections:
- "we have candidates who more closely meet our criteria" (ouch!)
- "you are overqualified" (very annoying!)
- silence (rude, annoying and frankly highly irritating!)

But you do your best to keep your chin up, look forward, and carry on to the next day. So you take a break, click on the paper online, to be confronted with this headline...

Accountant who lost £70,000-per-year job reduced to eating ONE meal a day after applying for 700 jobs without success

Not sure whether to laugh, cry, sympathise, or be grateful that it is not me...A vision of the future, a cautionary tale, or just coincidence.

And now it is time to start a new day all over again....

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