Still Chugging Along Over Here
The Husband had two interviews with two companies in the last two weeks. One of them, he had a second/final round interview last week and is supposed to hear the outcome this week. I am trying not to get my hopes up because I don't want to be disappointed when it doesn't happen.
The second round interview was for a position that had initially been posted 6 months ago. They kept the resumes for later and hired a referral. Another position opened up recently and they called the people that had applied 6 months ago, thinking, likely, few of them would still be available. They picked six of "the best fit" (why would be you pick the worst - I think it's a fair assumption that they didn't pick the 6 worst). None of them had jobs yet. NONE. That's how shitty the construction job market is right now. As Dooce would say, it is the Valedictorian of Shitty Job Markets. It is the Bush 43 of presidents.
The odd thing is they said they might have two positions open which is cool - hey better chances to get one of them, right? But then yesterday, they posted the position on CL. Now we are wondering (a) did they not like anyone they interviewed, (b) is this the posting for the second position, (c) are they curious to see who else is out there. Only scenario B gives me any hope. As for the other company, it seems they are not very organized. He got the interview via his brother who works there. From the sound of how things have been working there with hiring, it's a slow process - though they have made it sound like it was going to be a fast decision when The Husband interviewed.
I was hoping that by now I would have good job news to write about, but the only good job news, really, is that they extended the unemployment benefits for people second extension expired after February 28th (if you were following the news, there was one senator from Kentucky blocking the entire thing. Now, I'm all for trying not to add to government spending because it is ridiculous, has been sinc 2002, but it's rather arbitrary for, let's say me, who got laid off in February 2009 to be still eligible for 3rd and 4th extensions if I were still unemployed, yet my husband, laid off in April 2009, is not - the economy was just as crappy two months later. More crappy, in fact). So, at least we're not going to have to eat ramen and cancel cable TV to make the mortagage payments.