Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ain't nothing in this world for free

It goes without saying, but the job market it incredibly frustrating right now. I had one position all lined up for after I graduated, but that university has instituted a hiring freeze on any full time employees until the economy is in better shape so that's no longer an option. I really thought that hiring freeze would be lifted by now, but it's not.

To add to the frustration, I just found out that the hiring for another job has been "postponed for a year due to another round of state budget cuts." I'll keep looking because I have no other choice, but I've already been turned down for a bunch of jobs, and it's hard to be motivated to keep applying knowing that the result is likely to be the same with each new application I send in. When there are only a couple of jobs advertised each month, each one of them receives 100-200 applicants, so simple probabilities suggest that I'll need to apply for a hundred jobs before I get one, right?

I shouldn't complain though. At least I have something worked out that will keep me with a paycheck through the upcoming semester. I'm sure that's better than what some graduates are facing right now, so I'll take it and I'll be happy about it. The only reason I'm going into all of this in the first place is so you can see the timeliness of an email a friend of mine just got from his mother:

I found you & [Minnow] a job out there in Vegas. They are getting ready to hire male prostitutes at a brothel about 150 miles from Vegas; you can make about $300.00 per person-from 5 to 20 women each night!! Does that sound like a winner or what??? LOL!!

I may have to look into this further if something else doesn't pan out soon.

11 comments:

Lindsay-Weaver said...

That may qualify for hazard pay. ;)

steph said...

hey, it could be great!

good luck in the job hunting!

slimysculpin said...

I wish I had landed a real job before you finished. Really, what's one more competitor out of 200 in the crapshoot of an research job search? Still, I'll be crushed if you get a position before me! I don't think I'm cut out for brothel duty (20 women???? The Coolidge effect must be more powerful than I thought!)

Kymical Reactions said...

won't that help fill your recent perscription from your nutty doctor?? bingo!

Gypsy said...

5 to 20 women???? In one night???? I'll get back to you when I'm done working on the probabilities and if in fact this is even PHYSICALLY possible.

I think it might be safer and healthier to pump gas instead of...well you know...

Boxer said...

Hey, you can work that Bill Clinton thing and make a cool $500.00.

You'll need to get rid of the earring, however.

Anonymous said...

The women would love someone who could "get them there every time." :)

TROLL Y2K said...

Merry Christmas!

It's the "from his mother" part that I find surprising. Also disturbing.

Amber said...

you know you're a pretty good writer, maybe you could try submitting some freelance work to magazines like field and stream or something - I hope you're able to find something soon, I know you haven't found it yet, but that just means that the right job hasn't come along yet! Good luck!!

2 Dollar Productions said...

Male prostitution is way overrated Minnow. Trust me. Ha. It will get better on the job front (that's whay I keep telling myself), but regardless, Merry Christmas and have a good holiday season.

Gypsy said...

I want to know how $2 knows this....

I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas Dr Minnow. I hope it's everything you want it to be and may that special job come up for you in the New Year.