- The journey of a thousand miles....
- March 13th, 2011
It's been over three weeks since I had my job interview. After the interview had concluded, I was told that they would be reviewing other candidates for the next two weeks, and then after they narrowed down the list down, I might be contacted to come in for a second interview. I have not been contacted ever since. I tried calling them up to ask about the job, but got no definite answers. At this point in time, I think it's safe to say that I will not ever get the job.
It's depressing, because it was the only job I had ever seen in this part of Alabama that was perfectly suited for my skills as both a 3D modeler and a programmer, and the *only* 3D modeling job I had ever seen pop up here as well. This was my big chance to either sink or swim, and I swam about as well as a lead weight.
I don't know what I'm going to do now. It seems that it's impossible for me to get either a job with the skills I'm qualified for, or even an unskilled labor job. Both of these job markets are vastly overcrowded with unemployed people in Alabama, and worse, my employment history as a somewhat high-wage worker could be working against me when I apply for some fast-food restaurant. =/
I'm getting to that point where I just want to go into business for myself, much like my brother-in-law is doing. One major difference, however, is that he has friends and family there to back him and give him support, and I have none of that. My own father didn't even so much as give me comforting words when I was severely ill last winter. But damnit, if I can't make it on my own somehow, what other choices do I have? Suicide?
That said, I do have quite a few creative ideas, and do I have multiple talents. Now all I need are others to help me out. At the very least, some encouraging words would be nice.