Wednesday, 25 February 2009


It’s been a while since I applied for my last 2 jobs, 1 at the County Council and the other City Council. So I thought I best ring and chase them up. The one at the City Council hasn’t been short listed yet, so I should still be getting an interview, hopefully soon. However, I was frustrated to find out that the County Council job, the one just in the next village to me had been given to an internal candidate. Why? Because they were on redeployment as their contract was coming to an end. Sound familiar? yeah, my contract just ended a couple of months too early, as that job wasn’t available then along with all the other jobs I applied for at the time.

There really isn’t much out there job wise, it’s unbelievable. If I could I would work in a supermarket just to say I work and prove I want to work. I’m currently filling out an application form for RNIB’s Trainee Grade Scheme in Loughborough. The opportunity is only open to blind and partially sighted unemployed people and it’s full time for a year. I don’t want full time work, but beggars can’t be choosers! Yet again it wouldn’t be a proper job so to speak, but something else to put on my CV. Seriously if I don’t get it I will be shocked. They don’t ask for any experience, which I have a year’s worth, plus the Business Admin qualification to add to my long list and I honestly don’t think that many people will apply. Interviews are the week commencing March 16th. It would be a miracle if I could get the City Council job before then.

Friday, 13 February 2009

False Hope

I called Guide Dogs on Monday like they told me to, but after having to leave a message the District Manager Graham called me back. I could tell by his voice straight away that he wasn’t sounding positive. He said that the centre has 14 Guide Dogs at present and there are 26 people on the waiting list. It surprised me when he said I was only half way down the list. I would have thought after 10 and a half months of waiting, I’d be near the top.

Anyway, so much for priority, as he said it would be a 50/50 chance whether I get matched this time around. He said he wants me to have a small, bitchy, mod plus dog, but he doesn’t know what they have yet.

I wasn’t given a date to call back this time and was told they’ll be in touch. God knows when that will be, but please please please let all of the other people on the waiting list above me be tall and slow!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Still Unemployed

Well I finally received the rejection letter from the last job I applied for. It was a personal letter saying that they didn’t have the facilities on their premises for me. Poor excuse in my books!

Will I ever find work? Well this week I’ve applied for 2 jobs 1 at the County Council and the other at the City Council. I should get interviews for both, as I meet all of the essential criteria and we’ll just have to wait and see if a miracle happens and I actually get the job!