Sick of this SHIT

First of all I would like to say this website is great….for a not so great situation… well I have resorted to lying on my CV because I don’t understand how in order to be accepted on a internship I have to have ‘6 months experience’ when no one is giving me any experience. Don’t get me wrong I do have some experience but I’m in a catch 22 situation because I REFUSE to do any more unpaid work experience. I am a 22 year old woman who has graduated from University not a 16 year old who has no idea of what it’s like to work in an office.

I am looking for EVERYTHING but still can’t get anywhere. When you get rejected for a Sales Assistant job in Boots you know times are hard. I have been to job courses, had my CV checked over a million times, but still getting pipped to the post…

However, I am really pissed off with one PR agency (time for a career in social work you say..?) basically I had an interview with the head of the department I was applying for and with another manager of some sort and after the interview I asked: “when will I be told of the outcome of the interview”. They said “within a week”… um it’s now been about a month. Within that time I phoned one of them who was conveniently ‘in a meeting’ and even spoke to a HR manager and was told they would get back to me so basically they are fobbing me off. I refuse to let this go because this is not the first time this has happened to me and I think it is highly RUDE the way I’ve been treated.

Regardless the search still continues but I think I’m through with this…need a career change ASAP! (i.e. where the money is at) I feel like University is one big rip off… we have all been conned… They are stooping us to unthinkable measures (i.e. Vicky Harrisson) Something needs to change……
I don’t even know what to do because I’m living with my mum rent free and I feel awful because I know she is struggling and feel like I should be doing something to help but no one wants to give me a job… I even tried to sign up with an agency (by the way I am signed up to 5 in which no one gives a shit) which was for admin work… they told me flatly I need 6 months experience to a years experience. I don’t understand because admin work can be done with your eyes closed…not exactly brain surgery….but I just don’t know anymore….I’m surprised I am not a crack addict/alcoholic yet… has been too long now… *sigh*

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4 Responses to “Sick of this SHIT”

  1. 1 ginandmilkthings 05/12/2010 at 3:14 am

    regarding “university is a one big rip off”

    I see university as a place to go to develop yourself and learn more, an exciting place…I don’t go there because I hope to get a job…try seeing it that way



  2. 2 didntseethat 06/03/2010 at 10:38 pm

    Im also 22 year old woman- ive applied for Pr also and I get nothing. I dont want to work for free anymore neither. And now teh next band of graduates are comming arghhh!!!!!!I dont need to lie I feel I have a good CV, but its getting tempting….what kind of cv does it take to get the job!!

  3. 3 Lucy @ 06/04/2010 at 3:54 pm


    I’m reading through your blog with such a heavy heart.
    I’m sooooo sick of going to interviews and being told i’m down to the last 2 and I never get the job. When I ask for feedback, I get nothing because I “really impressed them”. I’m so fed up. I need a job. what does it take? I just feel like my degree is a keycard that has failed to let me in to the party.My parents made it sound so easy… they went to uni and got a job. Just like that. I wish it was that easy.

  4. 4 woo 09/10/2013 at 11:19 am

    employer are misusing the ‘internship’ concept and working for free is getting out of hand

    somehow. this. needs. to. stop.

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