The Rant III

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Ohhhh it’s been a long time since we had a nice, long, explosion all over our beloved blog (that’s what she said). But today really, REALLY frustrated me to no end. One of my most disliked words in the English language is

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OVERQUALIFIED.

“Being overqualified means one is skilled or educated beyond what is necessary for a job. There can often be high costs for companies associated with training employees. This could be a problem for professionals applying for a job where they significantly exceed the job requirements because potential employers may feel they are using the position as a stepping stone.”

So they tell me.

Well, today was just your normal day in paradise. I woke up to some dog barking, and a phone call or two in the morning. Did some chores, went to the bank to dump out my change cup (27 dollars wooo!), and came home. My dad came by and we talked about some stuff and what not. So i decided to go check out the job fair at Raymond James Stadium in hopes of perhaps finding something that can hold me off until next year, or if I got lucky, maybe something I liked and could develop as a career. So I got dressed up in my nice dark blue dress shirt and black pants with a SHARP tie and went.

And again another miss.

All of the companies were hiring like entry level type positions! It was absurd, I’d go talk to some people and the dreaded O word was used. I tried to convince them, but to no avail. Sales, and management positions, but I had too much education… I believe they told me it would be a waste of my education if I worked for them. Wow. I’m a grown up, I can handle my education on my own thank you very much. And I’ll do what I want with it.

But at least there was a funny and ironic sighting. Get ready for this. Remember from TTMC II, the Wal-Mart guy who was trying to get me to join Primerica? Hahaha. Well, HE was at the job fair. It seemed like he was looking for jobs too! Seems like that “scheme” isn’t working quite like they advertised it would. Or could it be that he was preying on the desperate and vulnerable. Jerk.

Well, that’s all for the latest edition of The Rant. I’ll just keep on trucking, and mainly, keep on trashing.

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