Anthony still doesn't have a new, improved job just yet. It's been nearly nine months of full time searching. I keep hearing this "oh the economy is recovering", yet cannot see it. I'm hoping the recovery isn't like Santa Claus. Where many people believe it exists, but it's actually just your parents stuffing gifts under your tree.
One of Anthony's rejection letters showed me just how smug employers have gotten....
Thank you for applying for the position of Database Administrator at XXXXX. While you have impressive credentials, we hired another individual whose background and qualifications were better suited for our needs. Thank you for your interest and best of luck on your job search.
Chief Executive Officer
Dear Andrew? Okay, now you aren't even trying. Guess "Andrew" will have to keep working with Radioshack for the time being. His job usually means no time off, no wife time, and no happiness but...
This weekend, Anthony managed to get off work for more than five minutes so we could go to church, eat Sunday dinner, and enjoy the awesome-ness that is the Ikea as-is section. After all, in 3 weeks, we're moving and still have nothing more than a few odds and ends. I'm even willing to take ugly furniture, because I know all about paint and the power of Home Depot. Even still, you'd think there would be some low prices to be had after the "depression recession". Nope, not that many that I could see. At least I still got to shop with Anthony and let him use his bargain buying skills to score use a super cute chaise.