Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kiss My Grits

So I seem to only write a non-race report post when I have something to vent about.  So this is my vent.
I worked my ass off at Henry Ford Community College.  I graduated in three full semesters.  I took 18 credits over Spring and Summer semesters.  I graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
I also studied my butt off for the CompTia A+ exam.  I passed.

It all means nothing

I've overcome alot of crap in my life.  Self made crap, but I've overcome it none the less.  I squandered 13 years of my life foolishly.  I acquired more than a few felonies.  It is those felonies that make all that I have worked so hard for for naught.  
I have had two serious job interviews.  They both went extremely well and the companies wanted to hire me.  The last one progressed all the way to the owner of the company.  They both came to an abrupt halt when I acquiesced to a background check.
The first company told me, in essence, "We have standards and you don't meet them."
The second company was the real heart breaker.  They were working through a staffing agency.  My contact there called me and told me that the company wanted me to come down yesterday and discuss salary.  Sweet, right?
I received an email at ten a.m. from my contact telling me that the interview was cancelled.  No further explanation given, but she would call me when she had further word.  I called her at 3 p.m. and left her a voice mail.  She didn't even have the decency to call me back.  She sent me an email at 4:30 p.m. telling me that they had extended an offer to another candidate who had accepted the position.
Cover Your Ass.  Transparent, but covered.

So in conclusion, I quit.  I accept the fact that as it stands at this moment in my life, I will be unable to get a job in the IT field.  I will be taking a job at a steel mill, doing whatever it is they do there (which is not anything that I want to do).  Perhaps I'll continue my educational pursuits part time and get a Bachelor's Degree.  I'm still not sure about that.

I leave you with this.  I can't say it any better than this: "Oh mother, tell your children not to do what I have done"  -Eric Burdon and the Animals

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