Just keep going :)
Former grad student. Current job seeker.
Just keep going :)
I haven’t been posting much at all lately because I’m feeling really, truly shitty about the fact that I’m still unemployed. I know that a lot of people are in the same boat and that I’m probably taking this more personally than is healthy, but I’m entering panic mode. I need a job. Any job. As soon as possible.
Lately it’s taken all of my energy to stay on top of my job applications and daily tasks, which hasn’t left much energy for tumbling. On top of that, I don’t like that my posts have been so negative. I want to write about more positive things, but this is also pretty much my only outlet where I don’t have to project faux positivity over everything. Anyway, with all that in mind, here is a list of positive things that make me happy. This is mostly for my own perspective, so feel free to scroll on by.
I completed all of my UFYH tasks that I scheduled for yesterday.
I waxed my own eyebrows for the first time and while they’re not perfect, they’re also not hideous.
I’m working on three very exciting volunteer projects, two of which are directly related to my field.
I’m actively taking (baby) steps to improve my physical and mental health.
In the same vein, I’m getting myself out of the apartment more frequently.
Even though I really don’t want to, I’m going to get off tumblr and do a few 20/10s on job applications, and I will feel better for it.
Poverty and inequality are inextricably linked. That’s because poverty is not a personal attribute such as hair color or height, but a relationship between poor people and the society in which they live. The experiences and behaviors of the affluent — the wages they take home, the bonuses they receive, the price they pay for basic goods, the amount of taxes they pay, and the political policies they support — all help constitute what it means to be poor.
And yet many rich people insist that their fast-increasing wealth has nothing to do with the fact that others are poor, and everything to do with merit and just deserts. A number of politicians and pundits have recently given credence to this position, seeking to divorce the fight against poverty from the push for greater equality. In arguing that poverty and inequality are unrelated, they suggest that to help the poor, we must focus on addressing the attributes of people that make them poor in the first place. This is called an “attributionalist” stance.
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this is a FB post by one of the employees at the baby box church:
Because there are so many babies coming through the babybox, the children’s welfare facilities that are taking care of them are now facing financial difficulties. The Ministry of Welfare or Seoul Metro Govt. is not supporting…
We moved on Monday in the aftermath of the worst snow Portland has had in 6 years. It was the second worst move we’ve made together and it took us both a few days to recover. We didn’t finish moving our big furniture until Tuesday because we couldn’t get the moving truck into the parking lot of our new place. In the middle of all of that, I found out that I didn’t get the job I interviewed for last week and I cried while driving my fiace’s truck back from U-haul because it was the only alone time I had on Monday. Fortunately, things have gotten better since then.
Our new apartment is in better condition than our old one. It’s a bit smaller, but it’s warmer, quieter, and has less mold and better lighting. Also, there is not a playground outside of the back door, so no screaming kids. I don’t usually mind kids running around being kids, but there was one girl in particular who shrieked at the top of her lungs at our last place. Also good, more jobs are opening up and I’m applying for them. I’m getting better at picking myself up after rejection letters (or in this case, phone calls) and getting back to work.
Today is Friday, which means homemade pizza, tasty beer, and binge watching Doctor Who. Possibly my favorite part of adulthood.
"I worked my way through a top notch college on a $10.00 an hour part time grocery store job, but that was nearly 50 years ago. I was also able to afford a car (a souped-up jalopy) and my own studio apartment beginning in the second year. Today, that same college cost six times the old tuition (not including books, etc.)..$10.00 and hour will only feed a family of four by dividing a single meal into four portions. It doesn’t pay for transportation unless you cut out the meal and it definitely doesn’t pay for rent. Of course, in my day, clothes were simply not big-ticket items and they lasted indefinitely, being well made by American Union workers (I actually still have a pair of shoes and several shirts and pants from that time which I still wear now and again)."
I just got back from my interview, and sweet Jesus do I want that job. I’m trying to avoid rehashing the interview in my head and speculating as to whether it went well or not. I don’t think it went terribly, but I don’t want to be blindsided and devastated if I get a call saying they went with someone else. There are at least three other candidates, if I’m not mistaken. I won’t find out until sometime next week if I got it or not, and thank goodness I have the upcoming move to keep my mind off of things because I’m already driving myself nuts. I just want it to be next week already.
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was possibly the most badass suffragette of all time. Not only was she contending with the legions of men who didn’t want women to get the vote or equal protection under the law, she had to fight just as hard against many racist white suffragettes. Born to enslaved parents…
California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission (by RTAmerica)
I’m going to watch this later but I’m boosting and posting because this happened very recently and needs to be brought to light
In 2013!!!! Omg.
1. Where is the outrage from mainstream feminism?
2. Where are the supposed pro-lifers?
*I don’t actually need responses to these questions, cause I already know the answers.
I feel sick.
Not 150 years ago. Not fifteen years ago.
Not fifteen months ago.
I have a job interview next week! I got really excited and then incredibly nervous in the space of about half an hour and now I’m worrying about everything that could possibly go wrong. Pros and cons of the job below for my own peace of mind, feel free to ignore.
-Classified as temp/on-call, not to exceed 19 hours per week.
-Salary maxes out at $13/hour
-Kind of far away from our new apartment. Much closer to the apartment we’re moving out of next week (because of course)
-It’s a job! In my field!
-The department is newly established, which makes me optimistic that there could be room for growth and expansion in the near future.
-It would give me experience in areas I need to strengthen.
-It would open up opportunities to build my network and get some local references.