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27 March 2012 @ 01:59 pm
Selling of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other action figures...  
So I'm losing my unemployment next week.  MN has this fucked up law where if the unemployment rate drops below 6%, then the people that were on their second tier of unemployment don't get anymore money.  Which makes NO sense, but that's how it is.  Anyhow, as of today I still don't have a job. Those of you out there trying to get work know what a bitch it is.  I have done four interviews in the past two weeks to no avail.  I have also tried to get jobs doing things like overnight stock and stuff like that at places like Target and such, but because of my degrees, they say I am "overqualified".  I love how I was told to go to school my whole life to get a good job only to have it be the reason I cannot get one now.  

SO, as of next week, there will be no income.  I mean, I have NO idea what I am going to do.  I am in the process of selling many things, including my Buffy, Angel, X-Files, and other action figures.  I wanted to post the link to my Amazon storefront here in case there are any interested parties.  I know there are lots of people who like that stuff on LJ, so where's a better place to post it? :)

I feel: scaredscared
I'm listening to: King of the Hill
aruna7 on March 27th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I like a few items there but being broke and jobless (overqualified anyone? 120+ applications and 2 fruitless interviews so I feel your pain big time) I can't even spare any coin into such things.

Anyway, I want to send good vibes your way and say that I hope the best for you!! *hugs*
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 28th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. I so on the same level as you with the interviews and such. It's awful.
Annie: worriedanniehunnam85 on March 27th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Tracy, I am so sorry to hear that. I'm out of work as well, and I'd love to go back, if for nothing else than to have a little bit of money of my own, but the only person who seems interested in hiring me is my former boss, and I have NO desire to go back to THAT job.
I know you're great with Photoshop, but are you good with other forms of artwork? Like drawing, painting, that sort of thing? If you are, you could probably do commissions. I know I'd buy a piece from you...well, I would if I had the money.
What did you go to school for, if I may ask?
*crosses fingers that things will work out for you*
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 28th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
I swear, we are ALL out of work. It's so sad.
I went to school for Computer Information Systems Management and got my second degree in Accounting and Finance. So they're good degrees, you know? At least business related.
Annie: JT @ VanGardanniehunnam85 on March 28th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
IKR? We all seem to be either overqualified or underqualified.
Every job that I apply for that I might actually like, either I never hear back from the company or I get passed over for. I'm trying to avoid restaurant jobs because I've worked there before and hated it, especially right at the end. Also, my mom's employment history is mainly in the food service (restaurants and grocery stores), so she can't seem to get hired anywhere else, even though she hates her job. I DO NOT want to be sucked into that vicious cycle.
I was totally not expecting that! Since you're so creative, I was expecting to hear that you had gone to school for graphic arts or something along those lines.
Lady Manson: film - gwtdt - appleladymanson on March 29th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
I was totally not expecting that! Since you're so creative, I was expecting to hear that you had gone to school for graphic arts or something along those lines.
Ha, no. :) That would be if I just had money to toss away on school. Back when I was IN school, the degrees I got were in high demand and supposedly are now as well. I remember when I did creative writing and our actual teacher said, "Now, you guys had better not plan on getting a degree in this. Because that will get you nothing but a job making coffee a block away at the Starbucks." I mean, if I get the right financial job, I could make six figures a year. I just need to get the damn thing.
Annie: JT @ VanGardanniehunnam85 on March 29th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Ironic, isn't it? Yes, the odds are against you if you go to school and earn a degree in English literature in the hopes of becoming the next J.K. Rowling or whatever, but that's why you ought to have a backup plan. You also have to put the work in.
I really hope you find something. If not this then maybe another opportunity will present itself. *crosses fingers*
turquoisetumult: [Dollhouse] Victor/Sierraturquoisetumult on March 27th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
I've never really had an affinity for action figures myself, but I really hope some of your pieces sell so you can use some extra cash.

And if you ever decide to sell your BTVS/ATS DVDs (although I don't understand why anyone would give those up! :D), I'd be the first to snatch them up. :D

Also - I hate that "overqualified" BS. There's no such thing! What, I wouldn't be able to stock merchandise because I'd be too busy philosophizing over its existence? Give me a break!

Good luck with everything, Tracy! ♥
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 28th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
What, I wouldn't be able to stock merchandise because I'd be too busy philosophizing over its existence?

OMG, this made me laugh so hard. Thank you so much! :)
turquoisetumult: [BtVS] Buffy: smileturquoisetumult on March 28th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)

I'm glad. Chuckles are a luxury in times like this, right? Happy to have provided you one. :D
ehlwyen: cordymasqehlwyen on March 28th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
What a crap law! And how ridiculous on the "overqualified." :blech: Have you considered not listing your degrees/college on resumes when applying for some of these positions?

Another thought, what about adding advertisements to your website or starting a blog and having ads? I have no experience with that, but I guess it works for some people as an income.

Lady Mansonladymanson on March 28th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
The lame thing about not listing them is that they run background checks that list the degrees and everything else. So then I get decide what's worse, having the degrees or looking like a liar.