Educated Beggar

July 20, 2005


I just got back from a job interview for a job I really don’t want. The title of the job is Enrollment Counselor for the University of Phoenix, but that’s just a façade, what it really is is nothing more than telemarketing. A sales job where the lucky employees get to sit in a crowded room divided by cubicles and talk on a headset for nine hours out of the day, but I can’t find anything else, and my time and money are running out. I’ve got $800 in my account, and once that money is gone, that’s it, game over, you lose. I have no credit cards, no assets, no hidden savings, nothing. Beggars can’t be choosers, even when you’re a beggar with a BA. Ten people showed for an interview and at least 3 of them also had BA’s. They said they would call me in about a week or two. I’m still looking for a different route.

Author: Lindsay Niemann

Writer | Graphic Artist