Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Salary Schmalary

I sent out a few resumes in the field in which I previously worked. In fact, I have to make 3 job contacts a week to receive my unemployment benefits. So far I have only heard back from one company. They replied to my email by saying 'Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements'. I ignored that part when I sent my cover letter. Everyone always tells you not to give this unless you absolutely have to. So, I sent a reply saying 'What do you have budgeted for this position?'. I got another reply saying 'Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements'. OK. So that's how this is going to work. Why do people have to play this stupid game? I guess they're trying to save some time by screening me out without bringing me in for an interview if I'm out of their price range. I guess they don't give a shit about hiring the best person, just hiring someone they can afford. Whatever. I'll send them a number because I don't really care too much about getting this job. It's in Fort Worth, I would have to move, and I know I don't want to work in that field long term.

Today I got my first check for unemployment benefits. Woo-hoo! Kegger at my house!

OK, not really. Daddy's got bills to pay!


Blogger holli said...

That is exactly what's happened with me on every phone call.. What are you currently making? Oh.. well, you're over-qualified. Sorry.

No chance to figure out what it would take to get me to take a paycut, etc.. BAH.

10/26/2005 6:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

Yuck, I hate that salary requirement crap. I hope the search gets more promising.

10/26/2005 11:00 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

yeah, that bites. It's too bad that this is a standard situation. The whole idea of deciding how much you are 'worth' monetarily is so depressing anyway. sigh. have a fuji.

10/27/2005 5:50 PM  

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