I don't talk much about my new job, but as stress-free as it is compared to my last gig, I do have some very frustrating days.
I'm a creative and digital recruiter. I match people to jobs. I get people work. And, it's pretty rewarding.
And then, you get that one idiot.
ME: "Hey, Mr. Unemployed, I sent over your resume and they'd like you to start on Monday as a temp for 3 months! Isn't that GREAT news??!!"
MR. U: "How much are they going to pay me."
ME: "$500 a week."
MR. U: "I'm not sure if I'm going to take it."
ME: "Are you kidding? You've been out of work looking for a job for 8 months. I found you a job, and now you're not going to take it???"
MR. U: "Well, in my last job I got paid $650 a week."
ME: "And how much are you getting paid now? ZERO dollars a week."
MR. U: "I have my unemployment."
ME: "How much is that a week?"
MR. U: "$350 a week."
ME: "So let me get this straight: you haven't worked in 8 months, and I'm offering you a job that pays you $150 a week than your unemployment, and you're saying 'no thank you'?"
MR. U: "Well, as I said, I made more in my last job. That's not enough pay."
ME: "BUT IT'S MORE THAN YOU'RE MAKING NOW. PLUS, IT'S A JOB WORKING EVERY DAY, DOING YOUR SKILL, KEEPING YOUR MIND SHARP."
MR. U: "What if I say yes and then a better paying job comes along?"
((Need I remind him that he's been looking for a job for 8 months? And that his high-paying dream job was yet to fall into his lap?))
ME: "Look at it like paid networking. You'll be getting paid while you look for a job."
MR U: "Well, if you put it that way, then it makes sense. I'll take it."
Shoot me now.