Mar. 6th, 2014 | 11:23 pm
I was thinking about all the strange career aspirations I had as a child. I never really had conventional career ideas. Here were some of them; game show host, mermaid, clown, cartoonist, American Gladiator, fashion designer, novelty song writer, DJ, cartoon voice actor, professional roller blader, and toy designer. Some of those choices don't exactly make sense like mermaid, but I was really into The Little Mermaid when I was a kid, so it kinda makes sense if you think about it. I thought doctor, lawyer, President of the USA, and astronaut were all boring career choices. I thought doctor and lawyer were way too common. A lot of kids aspire to do that or so they say. President never really interested me. I could be president eventually. I'm native born to the USA, and I've lived here for the required amount of years. Of course I'm under 35 years old now. But if I wanted to run in 2016 I would be old enough to be president by inauguration day. Not like that's gonna happen. With being an astronaut I was interested in space a little, but I didn't want to have to do all the math involved. I would have liked to go to space camp as a kid and eat astronaut food.
Mar. 5th, 2014 | 11:57 pm
location: the dole
music: "Going Out of my Head" by Fatboy Slim
So I had to go to a mandatory recruitment for a staffing agency at the DPSS office. I still don't trust those places.
A lot of those places just lie to you like this one place (not the one I had to meet with) I went to lied about the amount of experience I needed. Apparently this place is pretty bad because other people gave this agency poor reviews online. When I apply with agencies I just want to yell at them "Cut the crap and just tell me outright if you don't want me! Don't sugarcoat this shit!" My dad claimed the company was "misinformed" misinformed my ass.
Then I thought why not apply to a modeling agency as a joke? They said an agency right? I don't even have headshots.
My mom pointed out that I was wearing the same shirt as yesterday. And you know what I didn't care. I was like Elaine's bald boyfriend in the Seinfeld episode "The Little Jerry" when he wears some stained sweats to the coffee shop.
Well at least the X-ray machine was fixed. It was broken for 2 months at least! It was broken since the time I noticed when I went there on the 30th of December 2013.
Of course it didn't start on time. Should I expect anything else!? My doofy former worker was helping organize the event so that was a bad sign right off the bat. So the people were just talking. They were getting mad at use because we were talking. If it had started on time there would not have been a problem. The lady who was there to talk to us was 15 minutes late because she couldn't find parking. Then all the people who where there helping organize it, and the lady running it seemed to really had no idea what they were doing and just running around and stuff. I was so hungry waiting around for this because I STUPIDLY thought it would go quickly and smoothly.
They actually took a picture of us in the room as proof. (embarrassing and degrading) It reminded me of when George took a picture of himself by the coffin at a funeral to get an airfare discount. The episode "The Implant".
It's strange that people from the class know who I am. I don't think I've formally introduced myself to anybody in the class. Except maybe the guy I sit next to at the computer. Not that I'm snobby or anything; more introverted. I socialized with the people last time, and those people seemed more on edge that time. Maybe they just remember my uncommon last name.
I didn't get out of there until 10:30 for an event that was supposedly supposed to start at 9:30 AM which it didn't.
I had taken more pictures of the burger, but I think I accidentally erased it from my phone. Sorry the quality is bad. This one wasn't as nuanced as the last one I got. This one had good lettuce and bad tomatoes. The last one I ate had bad lettuce and good tomatoes. I need to find a "perfect" one.
Mar. 4th, 2014 | 11:22 pm
location: the dole
music: "Blue in the Face" by No Doubt
I had to go to the bathroom really bad. (I usually don't write about my bathroom habits. Well cause it's kinda gross) While I was in there making a BM. When all of a sudden the lights went off while I was still using the toilet. I was pissed because I would have to get up, and turn it back on. It was pretty annoying.
I was just daydreaming a lot. I was so BORED! Uber Super Bored! I was just taking random notes. I took like a whole notebook paper full of notes. I wished I was at home so I could be doing the same things they make us do like write resumes. At least if I was at home I could do other things like make crafts and watch tv. I can type sort of. I'm not gloating, but better than most people in there. For some people it took them 4 hours to type up a resume. I was thinking I could try to come up with an idea for a blog that is not about being there, but nothing came to mind. I was drawing emoticons to amuse myself. I came up with an idea for fan art though.
Since nobody got the funding they said we would for "office clothes" everybody was wearing what they usually wear. It's casual Tuesday! I tried to class it up by wearing a polo shirt. It's like what they used to say in school. Collared shirts are fancier than t-shirts.
There was really nothing to do, so I was really just goofing off online. Scouring craigslist and fake applying to places. I was so bored I applied to a local McDonald's because I had nothing better to do. I wanted to apply to more places, but all my good resumes are at home in my hard drive. They told me I should email a resume to myself. They were telling other people to make up job titles and company names.
I think I'm more mild mannered than most people there. I bet a bunch of the people there don't believe I went to the high school I did. Only because I don't look all gangster. I'm an alumni. LOL! They were talking about stuff like how drinking coffee makes you poo. I don't like coffee and don't drink it because religious beliefs. I don't like the taste. I prefer soda and tea. And those Mountain Dew Kickstart drinks I tell my dad they are "soda". They were also talking about oldies music. I don't know much about that. Except for the music I listened to as a teen is now oldies and some of those old songs are being played on a local oldies station. When an Alanis Morissette song is on an oldies station you start to feel old. But they were talking about the old stuff and Huggy Boy. Too bad I studied up on local sports this time. :( LOL! XD
Even if they do give the same program another name and housed it in another building it is still the same crappy thing. It's lipstick on a pig.
I thought the other song that could me a Job Club was "Blue in the Face" by No Doubt.
Somebody was caught trying to escape. Well it was just hearsay. I didn't actually see it happen. But when the guy came back he looked pissed ad guilty. I appreciate their boldness.
So they just want us still to apply to anything and everything. There is a mandatory job fair I have to attend. Except that it is really far and for people with caregiver job experience and a valid state driver's licence. Neither of which I have. That really makes no sense. But I thought I could do it because I rode the bus all that way to meet Shirley Manson willingly. Except there is no rock star to meet there. :(
I ate the $1 Burger King Rodeo Burger. I don't know, but personally I liked it! I liked the simplicity of the burger all it had was a hamburger patty, onion rings and BBQ sauce. I ordered extra onion rings on the side. I just love onion rings. I think the sandwich could have used a little something extra like a pickle or cheese, but not both. It didn't have a nuanced taste like the Jack in the Box Bacon Insider. Which I tried last week and for got to blog about. I sound like Charles from Brooklyn Nine Nine. Sorry no mouth feel ratings.
Then I got a call from the McDonald's I applied to. Like 6 hours later. When I tried to call back to ask a question some slack jawed punk claimed I did not call a McDonald's. So I called back from a different number. Still claimed to have no idea what I was talking about. Like I said before those McDonald's workers are sneaky snakes! Don't trust them EVER! Why do my McDonald's applications/interviews seem to go awry?
Mar. 3rd, 2014 | 08:43 pm
location: Acme Crimenet
music: Happy Birthday
Any gumshoes know what today is? Anybody?
It's Greg Lee's birthday! I looked it up on the Wikipedia. Which I hope is correct.
He's one of my favorite game show hosts, and was my favorite live action cast member on "World". I'd write more, but my mind is a little depleted. Maybe I'll go watch an episode of "World" and a Flips commercial.
Let's celebrate with Vienna Sausages and pretzels! ^-^
Mar. 3rd, 2014 | 08:36 pm
location: Job Club :'(
music: Indiana by Rockapella
Job Club was annoying! So annoying. Of course when I get in there with the other people all they are talking about is crime and drugs. Why would they talk about anything else? The people talked about that the last time I was there so that was nothing different. Then the people read the banner wrong as "dress for sex" instead of "dress for success". Some of the people there smelled like cigarette smoke and/or booze. The whole office looks like Sue Heck from "The Middle" decorated the place it's full of motivational posters.
The only good part was that security was more lax than the last time. I didn't bring much since I didn't know what was banned or not. Nobody attempted to confiscate my wallet. I think I'll bring more stuff tomorrow. Too bad MP3 players are banned. :(
They are making us dress up and wear fancy shoes. Are they like those ridiculous clubs that check your shoes? Seriously playing dressup does nothing really it's the same concept as school uniforms. You are wearing your (something) clothes so you are in the mindset to do that something. Like you are wearing your prison outfit then you know you are an inmate and so on. Too bad I can't get away with wearing a sailor school uniform. It's hard to ride the bus in fancy shoes. They are likely to get really damaged. I wanted to wear slacks with sneakers like casual game show hosts do.
Job Club owns me they have my soul. I am dead inside. Where are those seashells?
I made sure to take extensive notes on what is allowed and not allowed.
Somebody's car got towed, but it wasn't mine, so I didn't care. The people there were; loud, brash and uncouth. They just kept yelling. It was hard to hear anybody talk. It was easy to remember one of the facilitator's name because she had the same name as me.
Everything they want us to do is the opposite of what you should do in getting a job. I need to apply with 4 temp agencies (which I think are a scam anyway), get 10 references, get a government agency printout, write a resume, get 3 print outs for 10 days (3 per day), and then do an annoying follow up. It's some sort of deranged job scavenger hunt. The problem with the temp agencies is that I applied to some in 2012, and they already have me on file. What can I do? I don't get it. I remember I even blogged about it. I'm going to drive myself insane trying to complete this! >o<
Some of those people could not even fill out a job application and they have job experience?! My life royally sucks. I can read and stuff. Why can't I get hired!?
Then I had to go buy some pants. I just picked something that fit. If I wear them with my polo shirt I'll look like somebody who peddles cell phones in the mall.
Then I was thinking about the song "Indiana" especially the lyrics "Done permanent turn my mouth into a frown" and "I'm a budget of nothing, My life is a lemon, I'm suckling the rind and it's spittin' time".
Mar. 2nd, 2014 | 03:21 pm
location: the dole
I'm so desperate not to go I'll go to my old college banging at the doors screaming crying saying "Let Me Back In!" in a hysterical manner. Plus I applied to a yogurt place through email.
But maybe Job Club could be good for me. Then I won't be at home compulsively checking my email and ebay store. Plus I gotta stop psyching myself out and thinking it's gonna suck outright. I should go and then see if it sucks. I'm making assumptions again, and that is a big problem for me.
But I did get a pleasant horoscope for tomorrow it said I will learn something. Not sure what that something will be though. *shrugs*
Mar. 1st, 2014 | 07:44 am
Feb. 28th, 2014 | 07:02 pm
location: the dole
music: "Rocksteady" by No Doubt
But one of the facilitators was cute. *^o^* o^-^o (blushing faces)
After I thought about it. I thought about it I think it is a punishment. I should write a parody song about Job Club to the tune of No Doubt's "Rocksteady" the song. I was inspired by the lyric "Love is like a punishment".
But my luck is changing because The People's Court got moved to 5PM next week. Then I won't have to miss it at 1PM.
Feb. 26th, 2014 | 11:57 pm
location: the dole
That place was totally bush league! I guess I should have used my judgement when I saw their ad in the gigs section of craigslist and not in the food/bev/hosp section. Because job postings in the Los Angeles area craigslist cost $25 to post. The ad was kinda vaguely worded. There were 3 cities listed in the ad which I thought it meant they were opening 3 locations. The 3 cities border each other like in a line. The restaurant was not on or near the border of 3 cities.
They had us be interviewed in the dusty restaurant they were renovating. I couldn't stop sneezing! And my shoes got dirty. They are like 2 days old!
I got asked an illegal job interview question. The guy wanted to know my age. When he asked me that I was thinking "What?! That is an illegal question!" I didn't answer at first because I was so shocked. He was trying to defend this by saying that by saying that since the restaurant has a bar that I need to be over 21. What he should have said was something like "We serve alcohol here can you prove that you are 21 or over." He was also trying to flatter me by telling me I look young, but I was having nothing of it. That question just turned me off and soured me.
I'm not sure if he didn't read English well or what, but he couldn't understand my resume. He was like "Why did you list this college if you didn't graduate there?" Even though all the colleges I listed on my resume say "did not graduate" under them. WTF?! *shrugs* Plus I wrote on my resume that I have only worked one day EVER! and He though I only worked one day a week or something. It was so annoying and frustrating trying to explain my resume to this guy.
The whole thing went horrible! It wasn't even worth the drive. I should have stayed home and watched Mister Ed.
I wouldn't be surprised if that place closes within 2 years.
Feb. 25th, 2014 | 11:45 pm
location: the dole
All the places I'm qualified for, and not just everything under the sun like I was advised to do at job club.
My mom tells me somebody told her there is a way to get out of this, but they never told her what is was. Good job mom!
So I applied for this place that is "really high energy". But it's not a Chuck E. Cheese. The place smelled like feet. I got there on time, but it was confusing because the place had 2 doors. Luckily somebody helped me out and told me they had the other door open. They should have put a sign up that says "use other door" or something. They played really annoying and old music. Like stuff from 2005, except the song "Royals". The people grouped up randomly. I sat in some random place. Some of the people were trying to jump the line. I didn't, but I had a great idea for job interviews to make them more organized. They should have numbered tickets like a deli. Somebody else said that was a good idea. So everybody re-organized, and pretty soon it looked like job interview musical chairs. The company spammed up craigslist with their ad a few days ago. They even put the ad in the wrong categories. They didn't put the name of the place, but they put the address for the cattle call interview. All you needed to do was look up the address and figure out where it was. Here is my theory about this place they said they were having "job interviews" then they took all the ideas from the people they were interviewing to make the place better and not hire anybody. All the job interview was to say how to provide great customer service. Plus they made us write that down in a written statement about how to provide great customer service. I'm not sure if i did bad or not. I wasn't smiling enough and I was nervous, so I used Valley Girl speak a lot. That doesn't reflect well on me. Their yelp reviews are a mixed bag at best. They said call backs would be made later in the week. If I do get called for an interview, and miss job club I will have to get a written and signed note from my interviewer. Or at least that was a rule last time I was there. Actually I only applied there since I live close by, and it wouldn't hurt to do that.
And I have another interview tomorrow.