Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hire Me Dammit!!!!!

I have mad proofreading skills. I can write very well. I have more than 10 years of professional office experience. I can operate office equipment which includes running diagnostic tests on copiers and printers and changing toner. I know my way around a computer and I learn quickly. So why is it so hard for me to find a job??

Granted it would be convenient for me to stay home and telecommute but still. I probably know more than most people who do the damn job postings do! I need to work!! Every day I scour the online want ads from Yahoo hotjobs to to the local want ads and everything in between. Craigslist has become a breeding ground for scammers and cheapskate companies who want the moon but will pay only a pittance.

I have applied to many. I even heard back from some that ended up being shady. The rest give me Nothing! Granted we are in a lousy economy. There are still some job sectors that are growing and need help. Hello!! I'm here!! Hire Me Dammit!!!

Indie What?

Babbling. You know that incessant rambling you do to yourself while working on something difficult? Just above a whisper but not loud enough to be understood? I do that. I used to do it at the office I worked at in NJ mainly when I was filing our taxes - yes me with the bad math skills. Or when I was deciphering the salesman's notes for transcription.

One day I was at my desk doing one or the other and the girl I worked with was at her desk doing some equally difficult and mind-boggling assignment. We were both mumbling aloud to ourselves when our boss walked by. He stopped, looked at us and asked, "What is this independent babbling going on?" We laughed, went back to whatever was plaguing us and he continued on his way. Thus, the title for my blog was born.

PS - I still babble independently.