Thursday, February 18, 2010

On the Job Hunt...

Today after seeing a job opening online, I went to nearby Medina to put in an application at this company which specializes in the production of cold salads. They were looking for third shift warehouse people and forklift experience, which I have, was a plus. Since the ad was not only online but in the Medina Gazette, I was filling out an application in a very crowded room.

Yesterday I decided to go to my local one stop employment resource center. As I got there, I asked the receptionist about any possibilities of getting training for other job skills other than the ones I have. I was told that this was not available due to a lack of funding. What was available there was a resource room, which consisted of computers and the local newspapers.

What the heck??? No funding? I was told to come back after July 1, when the next fiscal year began. Now let me get this straight. In 2008, Ohio was one of the so called "battleground states". Obama, Biden, McCain, or Palin were here about every other day. Most of what we've have gotten since January of 2009 has been unfufilled promises and many unemployed workers. If I remember correctly, this is a Congressional election year. You remember what "we the people" did to the Republicans. We may do the same thing to "you the incumbents" no matter what your party affiliation may be.

Funny thing, though. There was enough funding for four employees to stand around doing nothing.

Cliff Note: As a personal policy, I don't normally delete comments, just keep them clean and have the courage to leave your name.

5 comments:

Leesa said...

YiKEES!!!

Funny how people DO sit around and do nothing!! That is sucky!! Sorry about that and it's discouraging but hang in there... Sending out prayers for a good job for you!
Leese

dons_mind said...

Vote 'em out!!! you know that's my motto for this election cycle - if you're an incumbent from either party, i'm voting against you! be it independent, dem, gop or whoever if you're there now, it's my opinion that you don't deserve another term. and, if you've noticed, a LOT of long time dems are deciding to 'retire', or not seek another term! (same for the reps, but not as many)...

sorry for the long comment - but incumbents are sore spots for me this time - they're all about useless - time to clean the house (and senate!) Vote 'em out!!

sorry bout your bad experience - i know the northeast ohio corridor is terrible and they've all promised things that don't seem to be showing up.....you know i wish you only the best of luck....

Syd said...

I hope that things will turn around for you and countless others.

Margaret said...

Just one clean G-rated sentence:

Don't get me started..

Speedcat Hollydale said...

HERE HERE .. the nation is crumbling. I wish I had some good advice, but it seems most people finding their way back into the workforce have found inroads through contacts. The last 30 days for me have been really slow, and the sector of people like me that are working with far less hours are not counted in with gov statistics.