I have to hand it to difficult child...it may have been a long time coming, but she is handling the rejection way better than I ever would have anticipated. Yesterday, I spent another day going round with her to several more places. She had an interview as well. She went to at least 20 more places (on top of the 20 or so from last week!) and almost all except 3 took her resume or had her fill an app out! Three out of 20! And last week's apps only produced ONE call back/interview. And that guy said he'd call her this Friday or the latest next Monday. WTH? So many of these places have had Help Wanted signs up for weeks and she's applied to them 2-3 times so what gives?? She's smart, attractive, has some experience in most jobs she has applied to, lives locally, and is available for PT/FT permanent employment...so what is up? *I just had a thought - could it be the one tattoo she has on her forearm you think? I don't know, H doesn't think so because we see kids with way more tattoos and nasty ones at that working all over the place. Do you think? Because she's a girl? She started out yesterday with a nice spring to her very well dressed step and smiled a lot and was even chipper. By late afternoon, say about 3PM/4PM, her shoulders were beginning to slump and she was close to tears, but she didn't let them fall. She said "I feel like crap, but I'm not going to let this ruin my day". The warrior mom in me wants to storm into some of these places and just ask, "What's up???" This morning difficult child said to me, "Well, I'm glad you can see that it's not for lack of trying on my part at least". I'm thinking that maybe by next week, she will finally apply at 'the dreaded' Ocean State Job Lot out of sheer desperation! Haha. With all the college kids back, this area is completely flooded with students looking for work. I hope she finds something, even if its just for the summer. It just kind of blows that she's finally trying hard and nothing is coming of it.