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Well even if my job search is going terribly it's nice to know that Dan's isn't.  He wasn't even looking for a job, but last week the owner of the company sent out an advertisement saying they were offering a secondement for a manager's position.  As far as I can tell, his company hierarchy is like this:

House Workers---->House Head----->Managers----->Owners

Right now Dan is a house worker.  He decided to go for the interview even though he was fairly certain some truly terrible sounding woman named *Clarisse would get it, which she did.  He was really sad for a bit.  But then the owner offered him Clarisse's house head job for three months :D, since apparently he'd been impressive in the interview or something.  Whether he keeps the job or not is dependent on how good Clarisse is at the management secondement, but either way Dan gets management experience and  a nice little bump in pay for at least 3 months.  And his boss told him to apply again for the management position at the end of three months as well! :D 

I'm very happy for him, but also annoyed that I've been sending out stuff and actually LOOKING for a job, while Dan was contentedly working and a promotion just fell into his lap.  I'm a terrible person.  Must.  Be.  Happy.  For.  Boyfriend.

I hate this.  Eight months is too long to not work.  Also, any potential wedding is going to be at a registry's office if I don't find something ASAP.  Gah.

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windwoodrose
Apr. 12th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
I had been looking for an animation job for five months (Not as long as eight months, I know) and working a survival job for about a month and a half. Then my friend Ben moved to Ottawa temporarily because his girlfriend got a 4-month co-op position in the federal government. Objectively speaking, he is not a great artist. He emailed me to say, "I got a three month contract for Mercury Filmworks!" I was happy for him, but I cried privately.

My boyfriend is a little terrible at feelings and was like, "Suck it up and just keep trying!" and that made me cry harder.

Sometimes it's hard not to have the emotions of a five year old. It happens.
thesoundofduck
Apr. 13th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Unemployment is torture. I'm sorry, Diana. *Hugs*.

But eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, potential wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And also, I am in the same situation. Except we're both looking for jobs. :) :) But EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE potential wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hearts,
Juliana
srkriger
Apr. 13th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
You are not a terrible person; you can't hold yourself responsible for what you feel, just how you act. Nobody who isn't a character from Seventh Heaven doesn't feel jealous or resentful sometimes - I know I often do about way pettier things than important life stuff like finding a job. It sounds like you ARE being a supportive girlfriend, even if you worry you could/should feel more supportive. So hang in there - you'll find something soon :-) And forgive yourself for not being Roma Downey on Touched By an Angel :-)
srkriger
Apr. 13th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
P.S. Just so we're clear, I would have to punch you if you were Roma Downey from Touched By an Angle
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