About This Blog
A blog about my life, universe, etc. At any given time you might find something endlessly interesting or just me ruminating on something else, which no one (not even myself) finds interesting. That's the way blogs go, I suppose. Anyway, I was eleventh in line, and you weren't. Hah!
Scripture of the Moment 2 Nephi 2:27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
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-- My comment policy is listed below.
I like comments, and I'll keep them activated. HOWEVER, if you want to start a flamewar, go somewhere else. If you want to get me to start arguing with you about Ohio State vs. Michigan, whether Mormons are Christian, how stupid being spoiler free is, or pretty much anything else inflamatory (inflamatory is in the eye of me in this case -- if you don't trust my judgement, too bad), go somewhere else. All links to pornography, all instances of vulgar language, and anything else I don't think is appropriate for my sisters, brother, neice, and nephew to see (ages 1-18), or quite frankly appropriate for ME to see, will be edited as I see fit (probably with links to something else, or alternate words, or what have you). All spam comments, including blatant off-topic self-promotion, will be deleted. If you've been banned, feel free to email me; if you're uncivil, please know that I'm interested in finding out exactly how many people I can add to my killfile without bringing my processer speed to zero, and don't mind using your address in my experiments. I reserve the right to delete and/or ban anyone I want. If you need to say it that badly, go get your own blog. They're free, you know.
A Note About Chatting and Emails
I'm not what you would call an extremely social or extraverted person. As a matter of fact, I tend to test 100% introvert on Myer-Briggs and other personality profile tests. Therefore, please be aware that most of the time, if I don't already know you (either in person or through weeks/months/years of email contact) the chances are I won't be very talkative if you IM me. I like having a long time to consider what I say, and that goes double for what I say to total strangers. Please don't think me scary, rude, hateful, or even just someone in a perpetual bad mood, if chat efforts are unsuccessful. Quite frankly, it's probably better for you to go find someone else to chat with, unless you have something significant to say. And if it's that important, you should probably email me. Which reminds me to let you know now that if you do choose to email me, it might be days, weeks, months, years, or never before I email you back. It takes a lot of energy for me to come up with replies to random inquiries from strangers, and most of the time there's something I'd rather be doing instead. Your understanding is appreciated. I'm not saying don't try, I'm just saying -- have minimal expectations, okay? Thanks. Oh, and if you DO know me, don't treat this statement as an excellent excuse not to talk to me. You know who you are.
So. A bazillion people are all looking for jobs simultaneously here in Ohio. It's a sad state of affairs for me; the last time I went looking for a job here it took two days, and it only took that long because I didn't apply to a food service establishment until the second day. I'm going to see if the magic still holds, and apply at the same place I got a job at last time (the Easton Steak n'Shake), tomorrow. Today was frustrating, because I only had time to apply at three places: Cracker Barrel, TGI Friday's, and Kohl's. If I'd known that Kohl's was accepting applications from 8am to 8pm, I could have squeezed in Applebee's, or the Steak n'Shake near my house, but I figured they were a 9-5 operation (there's no phone number, just a trailer outside the construction site). Everyone other than Kohl's has asked that people apply between 2pm and 4pm, Tuesday through Thursday. And there's only so many jobs one can apply for in a two hour period. Today I got a late start (left the house at 1:55pm-ish); tomorrow I'm going to Easton Town Center first (aiming to leave at 10am), and will try to be back in Pickerington by 2pm to apply at Applebee's, the nearer Steak n'Shake, and Uno's (a bar/grill/pizza place).
I'm also, regrettably, going to start applying at what I would normally classify as "desperation" locations. You know what I mean. Minimum wage in Ohio is still $5.15, I believe (that's what's great about food service; you get paid $2.13/hour PLUS tips), so minimum wage type jobs are a lot less desirable than tipped jobs or temp jobs (I'll be blitzing the temp agencies on either Friday or Monday, depending on how tomorrow goes). Blech. I planned originally on applying to at least 100 locations; I don't want to have to get more photocopies of my resume done.
(incidentally, every application I fill out dramatically reduces my success rate -- before I moved to California, I'd never applied for a job that didn't result in getting hired for or at least offered a position; now I'm more like one out of two [I've applied at, in my estimation, 30 places, and worked at 12, including internships and the like], and today I added 10% to the "application" list and a big fat NOTHING to the "hired/job offer" list.) Stupid economy. posted by Sarah at 12:57 AM. |