Let's just say I'm having issues with applying online. Issues I'm going to have to overcome as the vast majority of jobs these days are listed ONLINE. omg Sad thing is, I'm actually usually good at things online. This evidently, not so much. I'm used to the old way where you fill out an application, hand it to a human being.......and well with me that always meant an immediate interview in which I could explain whatever might need explaining. (yes, I realize not everyone gets immediate interviews, but I always have.....not sure if that is good or bad LOL ) Oddly enough, I never NOT got the job I was applying for either. Which is also sort of weird. But anyway. My being Susie homemaker does not play to my benefit, lemme tell you. I just so enjoy the suspicious expressions as if I'm hiding information from them or something. I guess spending most of your adult life being a stay at home mom is now an alien concept. I've known this for a while, it just gets under my skin. It's worse, of course, with male interviewers than females. Some females have copped an attitude on me, but usually they're understanding, especially when I explain I had my hands full raising a disabled child. My job history has huge enormous holes in it from the long stretches where I didn't work. Shoot, people the last job I held was 9 yrs ago......a temp job, just to give me something to do post accident (the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) one) it turned into a permanent job, which I wasn't sure I wanted it to do........and I eventually via talking with my bone doctor, was told to knock it off it was making the healing process of my shoulders take longer. (he couldn't believe I was working at that point, but he never told me not too lol ) I quit because the pain when I got home was driving me nuts & the store manager I worked for grated on the nerves, and frankly I hated the darn rotating hours so you never knew if you were getting up before dawn right after pulling a **** until midnight. After this job, I decided to stay home and finish healing. Then I went to school for 4 yrs. There are a few jobs I can apply for in person and that is just no biggie, job hx or not. But there are 2 that I'd really like to have; 1. a dialysis technician, which looks really promising as they'll certify you and really seem not to expect to get someone already certified, my education is a huge plus with this one, especially the phlebotomy. It's full time too. And the job has been listed for 2 months, so I'm guessing no one is really jumping at it. 2. is a cna one at the assisted living facility where mother in law lived for a while. They'll also help you get certified (I already am, just not for ohio) and it's full time too. But both of these appear to only be online and the process is well, confusing. Answers to questions are a bit too black and white if you know what I mean...makes them harder to answer. Looks like I'm going to have to have easy child help me write up a resume tomorrow evening too, cuz everything online seems to want one. ugh (other than education, mine is gonna look like crappola) I really really want the dialysis one. It sounds tailor made for me. So I'm not gonna let the resume thing scare me off. I'll just finish the process with easy child. But some prayers would be nice, or good thoughts, maybe some juju. <<<< for any job, not just the dialysis one But at this point, I'm not picky. I need a job and I need it yesterday. I'll even work 2 jobs if I can swing it schedule wise. The nest egg I've been working with is becoming depleted quickly and is almost gone. Only thing I will NOT do is fast food. Yes, I realize beggars can't be picky but I'd stand in the middle of the floor and scream about a half hour in. I can barely stand to eat in one (rare), I could not work in one. Sensory overload to the max. If I didn't quit, they'd fire me before the day was out. I know my limits, that is one of them. Oddly, I've gained new empathy for Katie due to this process. She hasn't held a job in over ten years either. On top of it she doesn't have any advanced education or skills. I have both and after a day of looking.......I feel like a total loser. So I can imagine how she feels. I will get through this to employment, some how, some way............ But a miracle would sure be nice right about now.