Daughter A has been home from college for a month now. While I love her dearly I am ready for her to not be here so much. Daughter D's last school day was Tuesday.
Now you can understand my reason for helping with the job search.
Oh it has been extremely frustrating. All of the retail outlets and food outlets must be swamped with applicants as none of them ever bother to contact us. The girls follow up with phone calls and hear all manner of excuses.
Finally Mom's ingenious idea: The Temp Agency. I used to use these agencies when I was young and inexperienced. I landed a few nice little busywork jobs filing and typing and filling envelopes and such, but they were resume builders.
I helped A to build up her resume. Highlight skills: Adept at Photoshop, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, yadayadayada. Beef up the National Honor Society and 500 letters to soldiers and Vice Captain of the Fencing club to compensate for her lack of actual "work" experience.
It helped so much that she became overqualified for work in the cookie factory. (Not exactly what we were going for)
Then the Volkswagen dealer was looking for someone with her exact qualifications but wanted a permanent commitment. (No chance)
Will try another temp agency tomorrow. Funny, when I was her age they were always looking for clerical people.
This teen boredom might be the reason there are so many cute cat internet pictures, videos, games, etc.