When Summer Ends, But You’re Still Underemployed
Well, it’s the end of the summer. I’m not heading back to school for the first time in approximately 17 years, now that I have a degree and all.
And no, I still don’t have an adult job yet.
I graduated from Lasell almost four months ago. I check the job boards every single day, and keep a running list of the positions I’ve applied for. My current tally is at least 40 jobs. Only 11 companies responded with rejections, and what’s worse is that I’ve only had about four interviews, total.
Needless to say, my job search isn’t going well.
I’m thankful to be working as a server for the moment, but I’m sick of working in food service and being treated like an imbecile. I’ve already spent six years in restaurants, and I really don’t feel like doing this for the rest of my life and using my tips to pay off my loans. I want a real job with steady hours. I want to live in my own apartment in or near a city. I want to have enough money in my bank accounts so that I can pay for things easily.
In case you can’t tell, I’m stuck in a rut. I barely even write anymore. Summer’s just about over. Today, I realized that this upcoming weekend is Labor Day. When did it get here so fast? I’m used to moving back into my dorm room around now, or camping with my family. But now, it’s just another weekend. I’m working instead.
I’m underemployed. And I need a better job, stat. With only two months left before my grace period is up, it’s time to work harder (like I’m not already).
P.S. If you’re still struggling to find a job post-grad, it’s okay. You’re not the only one.
P.P.S. If you know of any open positions that would be perfect for me, contact me with details!