Ladies and Gentleman, meet the enemy.
But mostly – the telephone.
And another week has gone by without receiving one. phone. call. Not one.
How is that possible? At this point, I’m certain I’ve sent out nearly 100 resumes. Or at least, I’m pretty close. And it’s getting to that point where I’m kind of freaking out. I’ve never been out of work this long. Four months? At the most it’s been two months. But never this long.
So, what does my week look like without a phone call?
Well, let’s take a look. Here is a play-by-play layout of Monday through Friday, waiting for my phone call.
“I’m feeling really good! I’m certain I’ll get a call this week. Probably have an interview by Friday, maybe even start my new job by next Monday.”
Overall Feeling: positive, hopeful
“That’s okay. No one really calls on a Monday anyways. Employers probably like to wait on a Tuesday, because…they just do. Yup, I’m definitely going to get a call today.”
Overall Feeling: somewhat positive, hope wavering
“I wonder if they get my emails? I should probably start a new email account.” (opens up 15th email account) “…There at least I know they will get my email. I wonder if I should start listing a different number, though. Maybe I’m not getting the calls that do come in. Oh well, I’m certain I’ll get one by tomorrow. Someone is bound to call.”
Overall Feeling: positivity nearly gone, hope definitely fading, paranoia increasing drastically
“What if I never get a job again? Is that possible? I read online people are sometimes unemployed for years. How does that happen? That won’t happen to me. Will it? It can’t happen to me. No, it won’t happen to me. Can it happen to me? Maybe I should change my number. Someone probably hacked into the phone line and are preventing calls from coming in. I should definitelychangemynumberormaybeIshouldn’tbecausewhatwillthe othersdothathavetheothernumberand….” (and so on, and so on)
Overall Feeling: positivity gone, hope definitely gone, paranoia through the roof, temper increasing
“…………………………………………………………………Oh my God, I’ll never work again.”
Overall Feeling: panicked, paranoid, and a short fuse. All signs point to stay the hell away from me.