I Need a Job

July 12, 2005


Graduate students beware. The job market ain’t hirin’, and ladies, if you decide to take a waitressing job down at the local T and A bar to pay off student loans, don’t tell them you’re a college graduate.

“20 years of schoolin’ and they put you on the day shift. Look out kids, they keep it all hid.”

“Can you pass a drug test?” “Sure.”

I actually considered getting a job at the post office. The pay was pretty good, $17 an hour, but they wanted me to send them $139 to take some postal exam and take a drug test. I have a BA! No more tests. I’m worthy. The next thing I’m going to try is advertising companies. I am almost out of money, and almost to the point of extreme measures, but I have yet to know what that entails exactly. Maybe I should go back, get my master’s and live off the government for a little while longer.

Lost confidence. Crowded institutions cater. Go-getters fight for first place. Experience outweighs talent. Outspoken people – persons—ensue. Lost Confidence. Lost Time.

Author: Lindsay Niemann

Writer | Graphic Artist