I got a job offer today! But sadly it’s outside of my field (big shock there) and is in Northern Virginia. So here’s my dilemma:
I want to accept the offer and begin work next month. I want to start working there before my current job ends so that I will have something definite to go into when I am done at Thurgood Marshall Academy on Dec. 17th. But what if I do get a job offer in the library field? I would hate say, “Thanks, but it’s been a month and now I’m done!” I would also hate to back out because I can’t afford to live in Northern Virginia on a Starbucks salary (<$10/hr).
I am upset that a Starbucks manager is the only guy that has said, “Your resume is impressive and I want you to work here.” I know there are other unemployed people who have been unemployed longer than I have. And I know they would kill for any job. So would I!!! But right now, there is more than a job to consider. Where will I live? How will I become self-sufficient enough to pay for rent and utilities, my car, and, soon enough, student loans? Will I need two jobs?
I am applying to jobs all up and down the Eastern seaboard: Carolinas, DC-metro region, New England. I am amazed that none of them wants me. Oooh, did you see that? Up there? That’s my bubble bursting. Pretty little book-shaped bubbles popping all over the place…
…just a little woes-is-me blog. Nothing that requires a response.