Yesterday, somebody asked me ‘Are you actually looking for a job?’.
Well, I’ll be honest with you. No, I’m not. I really enjoy having no money, nothing to do and being looked down upon by everyone who thinks Uni is only worthwhile if you study medicine. Why would I want to leave behind this fabulous lifestyle?
I don’t think a lot of people understand the severity of the situation at the moment. They hear about there being only very few jobs about, but when they look on job websites they see loads of jobs listed. All us unemployed people must just be scroungers loving some time off.
What they don’t realise is the amount of people applying for every job. In February 2013, a new Costa Coffee opened in Nottingham, creating 8 new jobs. 1701 people applied. Obviously not every vacancy receives 1700 applications, but it goes to show how many people need jobs and how few are going.
Another factor people don’t take into consideration is that some employers turn people away because they are overqualified for a position. A close friend of mine is a recruitment manager at a local bar, and she regularly rejects applicants for general bar positions because they have a degree.
So to the Nosey that had the cheek to ask me if I was even looking for a job, of course I am, I’m bored and pissed off and sick of being miserable. I am trying my best. But what can you do when there is so much going against you?