The good news is: I am officially in the job market.
The bad news is: Very soon a herd of recent graduates will be flooding the job market too.
The good news is: I’ve got 12 years of clinical microbiology and genetics experience
The bad news is: It’s over 8 years old.
The good news is: I’m an excellent communicator
The bad news is: I’m in my 40s – a great age to be a cougar, not so great an age for enticing employers.
The good news is: I have excellent self-confidence
The bad news is: That’s not really true.
My husband’s been laid off forever. His 79th week of unemployment assistance finally ran out. Our savings are taxed. No one seems to want to hire an older, out of work mechanical engineer who knows a little about a LOT of things. He’s had a few interviews, no offers.
I won’t even pretend I’m hirable. I’m keeping my expectations low.
Wish me luck. I hope we can resolve this major dilemma really soon.