...I'm really angry. or...maybe a BIT sad. But a LOT angry! Got a call of rejection from the school where my interview went so well. I'm rejected for a $15,500 grunt work job! This is INSULTING!! I passed the danged screening interview in March or April... been to 5 or 6 schools in this district...and I can't get ANYTHING! Calls (that they wrote a letter saying that principals were taking July off-and they would be interviewing for jobs again in August) have stopped! It's the 12TH! EVERY bit of ambition is drained! And I'm ANGRY! Angry at this district...good G**! I was a great student teacher there... I have connections... I obviously did a good enough job while screening...and... Angry at my university... don't tell me the idiots i went to class with have positions...i ran RINGS around them! My study partner didn't even STUDENT TEACH..and she is going on her third year of teaching! (And I didn't get a price break on school...I was probably one of the few paying full price and cash. No loans...NOTHING! Wanted to work at school-or a scholarship/grant, and was told that I didn't qualify.. until the last month when the women's studies office heard about me and said that THEY could have helped me had they known.) Angry that i am going to have to watch teachers (as a sub) who won jobs over me... and think, are you CRAZY??? **** My son... got in trouble with the law about 2 weeks back. And while we wait to find out HIS fate.. he CONTINUES to try to get a job so it'll look like he's TRYING (I have driven this young man around looking for a job for MONTHS!! - This is a young man who is SO strickingly handsame and has a pleasant personality. people are always asking me if he models...and ...we haven't been able to find him a job.) Today he went on a SECOND INTERVIEW to be a frick'n busboy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (yesterday-at the FIRST interview-he gets there, and there are 8 young men sitting waiting their turns). At the end of this second interview they say, "we'll get back to you when we have training." So you aren't training...or you are saying no? If there are no jobs...why have 8 young men line up to interview for one? **** I am just so.... MAD! And insulted... and worried... And I don't understand... WHY I can't (WE CAN"T) get the SIMPLEST of jobs!!!!!!! We aren't morons. We aren't hideously ugly or embarrassingly uncouth . We are so capable...and this is just.. ....I don't know what is going to happen here...but I just feel like collapsing.