Tomorrow I have an appointment with the unemployment office. I assume it is to interview that I am actually searching for work and I am not just sucking the resources of the state while I do nothing. I think the wording in the actual email was slightly different but that was the feeling I am coming away with.
The holidays make this especially hard to search for a job. So for a week I had the luxury of not having people call asking me to apply for jobs that I am either not interested or are far out of my location that it would be a difficult move to make.
I am placing a lot of my hopes on a certain job mainly because it is fresh company to the area with a young company culture and exciting product lines. They are European, which is a new market I would like to explore.
I have experience in the Tier 2 level of American automakers in addition to my experience with Toyota as Tier 1 supplier. But Europe is a new idea and I do not much about European automakers and their quality. Perhaps that is a good thing in that I do not know that they have much knowledge on their quality except for the Volkswagen emissions fraud. Other than that, I do not know anyone who has a German car except for my relatives and friends in Europe.
Other than that, I have limited prospects. Other opportunities are in places I would not go even only driving through on the way to some other destination. One job prospect is in the middle of Tennessee. Others are in Michigan and northern Indiana.
I just hope that this opportunity pans out and I can get back to earning a living rather than living off unemployment insurance. I would rather have fill from my hard work than a hand-out. While I take the hand-out graciously, I feel that it is not deserved. I never wanted to leave my job and I am still confused as to why I had to. Perhaps that is another post for another day.