Wednesday, July 22, 2015

$25 A Pound for Bologna?!

Photo courtesy Edelweiss Deli
Who, in their right mind, would pay $25 a pound for bologna? This girl, that's who.  Babboo's birthday is today and he wanted to try Schweinebauch from Edelweiss Deli in Portland, Oregon.  Living in the Mitten, I couldn't just jump in the car and pick up a few pounds, so I've been diligently visiting their website to see if it was back in stock for shipping.  Sunday was my lucky day and I submitted my order for the minimum 3 pounds along with a pound of rosemary garlic bologna.  I clicked "checkout," entered in my shipping info and up popped the total with the shipping charges, $109.  Yep, that's not a typo, one-hundred nine dollars.  Babboo told me not to order it when I told him the total with shipping, but he's totally worth it so I did.  The UPS man should be knocking on the door tomorrow with a package of meat, B-O-L-O-G-N-A.  Sing the song you know you want to.  I'll post our review after we sample the deliciousness.  It's wrapped in bacon, how could it possibly be bad?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


If you didn't get the title of this post, that's me swearing yet again over my job search.  Let me tell you most of these job search websites just regurgitate job postings from months ago.  I keep seeing jobs that I applied for one or more months ago come up in my saved search results, and they are listed as new.  BIG lie.  Then I have found that Careerbuilder has found the best way to deflate my optimism over jobs I apply for on their site, they actually let you know how many people have applied to the job you are applying for.  It's like when you actually read the back of your lottery ticket and see your odds of winning.  Let's be realistic, you know that more people have actually applied for the job than what they are saying.  The job has probably been listed on all the major job search websites and the company's own website.  So, if 300 people have applied on Careerbuilder I can probably assume the total number that have applied is closer to 1500, conservatively, and that number will continue to grow because the job is still listed.

I am really considering using some of the wording from the cover letter post on my real cover letter.  I want to be brutally honest with these people in charge of hiring.  I am the best candidate, regardless of my years of experience or lack of, because I have the drive, the spirit, the heart, the tenacity, the will, the desire, and I am motivated by money.  Cut and dry, I like to win and be the best.

To any of you that are currently searching for a job or may have just gotten a new job, what are/did you  do to land the job?  Is it the job you wanted or did you settle?  I don't want to settle, but I may have to in the interim and apply/accept something I really am not excited about and keep searching and applying to the jobs I would really want.  You have to do what you need to to stay afloat.

I WILL NOT GIVE UP, DAMN IT!  I'll say it again, to the companies that are overlooking me, another company will hire me, maybe your direct competition, and I will be your biggest threat.  You may never know what you passed up, but I will and that will be good enough for me.