Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Small window of opportunity

Today's post brought more refusals to job applications. Also two phone calls saying their recent part-time posts had been filled. As for my application to be a costumed tour guide for Oxford Castle... they didn't even respond!

What can I do? Surely I can be of some use? Is my age against me or am I just unlucky and if so, is it a temporary thing?

My business idea is on hold due to the encroaching recession and my not wanting to take out a small business loan at the moment.

My other idea is to go back to college and take a course in psychology or hypno-therapy... if nothing else I may understand why I'm being turned down and may be able to convince myself that I am worthy of a job.

I have just turned down a full-time job at a secondary school; the stress of which I really don't want any more, not unless discipline reigns supreme. Surely, someone out there needs a willing, able and fairly intelligent person to work part-time?


Nancy said...

I am nearing 50 and find it is harder to get work now. They tend to hire the younger women. Still, I believe persistence will pay off. Wishing you luck!

Puddock said...

I'm sure something will turn up - keeping my fingers crossed for you. By the way, I've tagged you - see my Mystical Book Meme post. Don't feel you have to do it, but i must admit I quite enjoyed browsing through my books to find good quotes.

Wouldn't it be great if we could get paid for blogging?

Puddock said...

I've gone through exactly the same processes - don't want to work full-time, thought about going back to University to do astronomy, thought about restarting the little business I had...but none of them is right for the me that I am now. At other stages in my life each would have been fine, or with the support of a partner, but alone they are simply too stressful.

I have come to the conclusion that you have to look at these choices as paths - you can only walk one at a time. So I try not to get depressed about all the things I cannot do now because even if my husband had still been alive, I could only have been walking one of those paths, so there's no point regretting them all.

Now I just need to find the path that's right for me now...