She called at 4:00 needing a résumé submitted by 6:00 for a job that "was in the bag". So I sat down with her a put together a resume, cover letter, etc.
Turns out, when they see that she has absolutely NO experience, that the job is not in the bag. They were somewhat ok with having to train her a bit but when she started making demands about flexible hours, not being avail for OT, etc. they told her the job was no fit for her.
I, along with her dh, have been trying to explain that with her lack of degree and limited computer knowledge that she is not going to get her dream job right away.
I talked to her on Friday and she said that she received an offer from a temp agency, full time, longterm temp, somewhat flexible hours, and willing to train, but only $12.50 an hour. I said it was great and she should consider it. Her response "I won't take anything under $30 grand.
Stop helping her. Say "Well, I'm so glad you were able to get a jumpstart on your job search. Now, here's the number to your local unemployment office; they have job training and resume building services that they provide for free, and can help you with interview practice and job submissions, all for no fee. Call them and let me know what they say".
Post by looseseal on Sept 29, 2013 13:23:38 GMT -5
My sister was very similar. She has a high school diploma and some experience in a retail store. Now she wants an office job with great benefits, perfect schedule, and $13-14/hr. (We're VLCOL, that's hard to get here.) I was helping her with her resume and asked if she had experience with any Office software, like Outlook or Excel. She snapped back that she wasn't an idiot, she knew how to send a fucking e-mail.
Best to let her figure it out on her own, but I understand how frustrating it is when you want to help.
"It's all 'holy shit miracle baby insults to tamb theft accusations deactivation' and you're off to the side in the overstuffed easy chair like a half-deaf grandma like 'And another thing! I don't even like artichokes on my pizza but Billy is always ordering them! I want someone else to take responsibility for toppings!'" --cville
FI's best friends wife was like that, HS diploma and some time volunteering, took a few years off to be a SAHM, worked a few months in retail and then decided that she should be management and she wouldn't accept a position for anything less than M-F and a minimum of $50k/year + benefits. Good luck princess.