Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul

Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul

…Really love that rock and roll…

How is it that it’s *already* Halloween, and that I still haven’t managed to catch The Rocky Horror Picture Show yet this year? Maybe that needs to be my goal for tonight, but to be honest, I’m too wrapped up in Stranger Things right now. We shall see.

It’s a perfectly chilly Halloween morning. I’ve returned from a four-day mini vacay in which I went to see the Foo Fighters in Birmingham (recap coming soon!), then traveled to my parents’ home for a much-needed mental break and reset. The stress was starting to really, REALLY get to me.

Now I’m back, and getting down to business, and looking for a second job to sustain me financially through the winter. On that note, I applied for work at a locally-owned national -fast food place-. I don’t particularly want to work fast food, but it’s a means to an end. I have things needing to be fixed in my house, you know?

I figured I could walk in, get hired, and start before the month was over. Boy, was I wrong. Despite my several years of experience in running a (much slower paced, mind you, but still) cafe and a current 98 Health Department score, I was told they had a lot of applications to look through and they would let me know if they decided to take it further.

Say what? They’ve had “WE’RE HIRING!!!” signs on their window since July or August? And how is it that I’m possibly not good enough to get hired at –fast food chain-? I am stunned. Not only am I in desperate need of additional employment, I now have a complex because -fast food chain- is holding out for better. I envy the hell out of people who can just walk in somewhere and walk out with a job.

And that, folks, is the state of my head. Happy Halloween!

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3 thoughts on “Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul

  1. I totally know how you’re feeling. That kind of thing feels like a last resort kind of thing. The guarantee we don’t visit unless we are absolutely desperate. And then to find out there’s competition at that level? Absurd. Seasonal work may be easier to get into. A lot of shops are hiring for the extra christmas shopping rush. Hopefully you get into something soon to meet that need.

    1. Thanks; I sure hope so! It would be one thing if it was just out of boredom or for some spending money, but there are actual needs that I want to take care of that are really difficult on one income – even if it’s decent income. I’m just putting applications in everywhere. Retail is great, but since I’m already in retail, a lot of places won’t hire me due to a conflict of interest with my current employer (although my current employer doesn’t consider these smaller retail outlets competition and has no problem with me working with them.) It’s crazy!

  2. Oh my! Looking forward to hearing your Foo Fighters recap. Just purchased my tickets to see them (for the 2nd time) next July in Toronto.
    Hope you get that 2nd job soon! Hang in there – looking for work is the hardest job of all.

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