Join Date: Oct 2012
Language: Fluent in English, Sarcasm and Backchat. Very bad at Spanish.
Applying for work isn't working.
I emailed about 3-4 local dog-related places a fortnight ago, asking if they were able to take on someone for work. I gave my experience with dogs, explained that I live in the area and whatnot, and I've not heard back from any of them.
Of course, I'm completely aware there is an issue with time, and perhaps they haven't any to check or reply to emails they get that don't concern boarders in kennels or clients for grooming, but the fact that none of them have yet replied to me is frustrating. (I'm also aware the emails could've easily gone into their 'junk' folders instead, but still.)
I was going to contact them via Facebook since they have pages on there, but I thought an email would be better. I have contacted someone else on Facebook, however, a pet sitter near me, and I've asked if they could take someone on, but I'm not holding my breath for a reply either.
I can't call these places, and I'm not getting my mum to call for me because that's ridiculous, and I don't want arguments with her about it.
I don't mind if these places don't have any work, but if they've completely ignored my emails then I don't know what else I can do.
The last time I spoke to the Job Centre, the guy there gave me his number and email address and said to contact him if I had any problems finding work... trouble is I ripped that piece of paper up because I knew that I'd never be able to contact him either way. Well, I could email him, possibly, but I'd never be able to open the email he'd send back.
And that's another issue. I contacted some places a few months ago, and only two replied, but I was afraid of looking at their replies so deleted them before reading them. I'm afraid of them saying "no" and having to start again. Also, I've got an ad online for pet sitting or dog walking that I've had no replies to either (and that's been up on two sites for months).
All I really want to do is work with rescue animals, or just rescue dogs. It's been my dream since I was 15 to run my own rescue. I was so obsessed with the idea, I'd design logos and tried to create a name for it, and even designed an entire house and rescue centre on Paint (which I still have the designs for), all because I worked in a dog rescue for 2 weeks work experience, then over the summer holiday when I left school the following year, and I instantly fell in love with it. But I've had one rescue tell me, when I applied years ago, that I'd be a "risk" to the dogs with my anxieties, and while I completely understand that, I'm completely fine around dogs. I just need the chance to prove that.
I don't see myself finding work any time soon.
Wilfred Mott: Oh, Doctor... what about you now? Who've you got? I mean... all those friends of yours...
The Doctor: They've all got someone else. Still, that's fine. I'm fine.