06 mai, 2008

Jobless and hopeless

So, I guess wanting something so bad enough to will it to happen isn't a reality. Does that mean that buying kitchen utensils won't automatically get you a job? Yep, guess not. I musta been confuzzled. I haven't posted much because a)I'm lazy b)I don't have too much to say 3)I've been trying to focus on my job search here in Rennes/France. Yes, I realize that I just wrote a, b and 3-that's how I roule. I do want to write about my vacances or at the very least upload some pics and write sarcastic comments-you guess which will most likely occur. But, for now, I'm a little held up on the fact that I had two entretiens for a poste of lectrice(how's that for franglais, Victoria?) in the past few weeks one of which I mentioned on here and said how I didn't get it. Well, the second one I had yesterday and I got an email this morning saying that they had the regret to informer me that I didn't get it and that I got the 3rd place, so if person#1 and person#2 decline, the poste is as good as mine. Skip-ih-dee-doo-dah! Who would eeeever decline that? A lecteur position is like crack for non-EU citizens. Crack, I tell you!

This means I have about a month to magically find a job in France. A job that will either sponsor my visa or a job that would fit the FACC requirements. Plus, I'm trying to stay in Rennes. Oh, I should find that job in about...a quarter to never. I am looking in other towns in Bretagne and I wouldn't rule out Paris. Anybody know of anything? I really don't want to become a student again just for the visa and then work 5 bajillion jobs like this year for a meager salary, it just isn't moving forward and that's what I need to do at this point. I have 26 ans...I'm no spring chicken of 20 like I was when I came to this country for the first time. I can't keep on doing this, my desire to stay and live here is not so overwhelming that I'd be willing to be completely stagnant. And that is what I would be if I were to be a student again...stagnant. So, for now I'm crossing my doigts so tightly that I will probably eventually form a misshapen claw. At least then I would have something different than other candidates if I go for more interviews...a misshapen claw. Yes, that must be the ticket to France. Well, I think me and my ten-fingered-for-now self shall goeth now...eth. But, I just wanted to spread the wealth...misery loves company, right? Don't forget, any job offers you hear about, I'll be there with bells on!

9 commentaires:

Samantha a dit…

Haha, I know I shouldn't laugh at your misery, but that post was just too funny.

Did you apply for the job in Redon?

Victoria a dit…

Good luck job hunting! I'm sorry you are feeling in a rut, but it's completely understandable.

bonne chance and your readers are always here to listen... :)

Emily a dit…

Good luck Leah! Job hunting is not fun, but soon enough that perfect job will find YOU!

Emily a dit…

ok, i'm sure i left a comment yesterday...guess my disorganisation spreads to my computer as well!

Just wanted to say i have my fingers and toes crossed for you and something will turn up!! (merde)

Leah a dit…

S-Well, I'm glad someone can find the funny in this. No, I'm kidding, I'm trying not to get too stressed out, so I need the funny as well. And, I did apply for the job(s) in Rouen-I say jobs because I'd take either one. Haven't heard back yet, but they would've gotten the letter earlier this week, so it's not completely mort yet, I hope not anyways.

V, E1&E2-Thanks so much for the kind words. I need all the luck I can get at this point!

Astrid a dit…

It's just so stressful isn't it? Anyway, I'll be crossing my doigts for you to find a god job!!

Au Soleil Levant a dit…

Good luck! I really hope something turns up for you.

Leah a dit…

Thanks A&ASL, all those extra pairs of doigts crossed for me have got to mean something!

Emma a dit…

Hello
I dip into your blog and I just had to comment on this one!

I too am applying to get a lectrice gig in Picardie and I didn't realise you had to have interviews! why wouldn't you be up to scratch? What did person 1 and 2 have that you didn't? I'm very so slightly scared now! write back before I slip into another spiral of despair 'que dois-je faire pour trouver du taf dans ce pays? agghhh