The Employment Predicament
I had three interviews today, all of which went quite well. I think in each of them I spoke well, sold my skills, created a good impression and developed a positive relationship with the potential employer. In two of the three cases it became apparent that the interviewers had quite high perceptions of me - indeed, surprisingly so! If I was looking to settle down and make a career in hospitality I don't think I would have a problem.
But I'm not. I want three (er... make that two now) months of solid work. I'm willing (and able) to work hard, work well - be a model employee with extras. Even skirting around this issue employers can smell temporarity on my breath. The market is such that, for most places, I'm not even worth considering.
Tomorrow I'm doing a bit better than three interviews - I have two trials. Trials are what you want because if you can do the job it makes it hard for someone not to give you work - even if they don't need you.
In other news, the aikido sessions I was hoping to get involved with have been moved to 7am - with my present sleeping habits I would be getting up little more than halfway through the night to make them. If I can bring myself to it, though, I would really love to have the impetus to get up early three days a week. We'll see how it goes.
The 'free salsa' classes are not as utterly free as hoped. They are, however, pretty damn good regardless, and when I start earning enough not to be depleting my savings on groceries I'll hit them up for sure - $9 classes with a pretty cool teacher, a really positive class in funky establishments, with ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO CHARITY. How hot is that? You'll have to let me know if you're interested, AFAIK they are an SMS + mailing-list only organised affair.
My 'daily occupations' list has grown beyond what could reasonably done in a day - it's great being able to keep myself busy, and I'm finally getting to the point of needing to prioritise and cut out (otherwise worthwhile) occupations. Only problem is not getting paid for any of it.
I really am sounding like a broken record, aren't I.
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