Posted by: ShackledMuse on May 06, 2010
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I read on MSN News that SA has a work force of 12.8 million and that 1 in 4 South Africans are unemployed.
Now I've been uncarreered (sounds better than unemployed) for about 5 weeks. That's 5 weeks of job hunting, of sending out CV's and Application forms and writing and rewriting and then eventually copy and pasting cover letters. (It would be nice if some folk actually reply every once in a while. Ya know, something along the lines of "we appreciate your time and effort but unfortunately your application was unsuccessful." Good manners never really harmed anyone.)
5 Weeks of being shackled indoors with a sulky teenager for company. Not my teenager, I’m way too young to be mother to a 17 year old. Its good on most days, luckily my taste in music spans over many a genre, even the stuff that young ones listen to these days, and its nice having someone around with whom to watch gory horror movies.
Now I don’t know what housewives get up to every day whole day. I sure do feel sorry for them. It takes me about 2 hours to do all the house chore duty stuff. And then? For the rest of the day? A friend of mine recently informed me that he was unemployed for 9 months but had the sandy beaches of Cape Town to keep insanity at bay.
Ya. I'm from Jozi. No sandy beaches or rolling waves to come to my rescue. In fact, this charming little piece was written from the comfort of the Wimpy down the street, which is THANK GOODNESS in walking distance. Me being car-less as well. Its really sad when you get to point where staring at a closet for 4 hours, actually entices you to pack it out and clean it from top to bottom. Which I did, I'm ashamed to say. Me, the most unhousewifey type of female you ever had the displeasure to meet.
Just give me a job dammit. Any job. I think its safe to say that I'm at the point now where I'd take practically anything. Just for the sake of having something to do, besides washing the dishes (You see how I mention "having something to do" before even stating the obvious - ie, I need to earn a friggen salary to pay my bills? Yeah, Thats how far along the insanity spectrum I am... I don't even feel comfortable watching tv or movies whole day.)
I'm a fairly intelligent creature, and hard working too. It would be nice to use my grey matter again for something important. Some complex work related problem. Even office politics and bitchy bosses/co-workers and late hours seem oh so shiny now. Would be nice to feel like a worthy human being again.
Instead of feeling like scrubbing the dishes and cleaning up after a teenager is all I'm good for...