I am 32 years old and have a little part time job at Dominos Pizza that i thoroughly enjoy, mainly because for every shift i work i am entitled to a free pizza, but also because without my little part time job which i still thoroughly enjoy i would not be able to pay my bills.
As much as i love and thoroughly enjoy my little part time job, it just isn't enough for me, those 5 hours i get given a week help me scrape by, but it doesn't allow me to make a contribution to the household that i feel is acceptable, so i do what any person who wants a full time job does.......They search, but my 1 year job search has so far come up fruitless. i have applied for jobs on various websites, i have phoned numerous potential employers and i think most of the employers in my town must now have at least three copies of my CV and Covering Letter.
But as always my search lives on for another day!!!!
I have been to various employment agencies and organisations that can help people find employment and provide resources to help gain employment but always leave with more or less the same answer each time "i am very sorry but we are unable to help you because of your age" or the other answer of "we would love to help you bur because you are employed already there is nothing we can do" i then spend ten minutes explaining how the employment they refer to is for less hours than it takes me to search for a job.
So what is the point of this insane rambling i hear you ask?
Well i would like to direct a couple of questions to our government who provide funding to the employment agencies and organisations who repeatedly turn me away.
Why is it so hard for me to get help finding employment?, why must i be between the ages of 16 & 24? and finally, do you realise there are people out there who are above the age of 24 who only work 5 hours a week that would like to become full time employed?
But i suppose i am never going to get an answer to my questions, i shall have to stick at my little part time job at Dominos Pizza which i thoroughly enjoy and i suppose i can always find comfort in the knowledge that 2 days a week i will be eating pizza for tea!!!!!!