Girl Talk

Get My Masters Degree & Earn 90 Cents More …….??

July 24, 2018

I’m slightly annoyed at recruiters, well not slightly I’m really annoyed at recruiters and I wanted to get my thoughts out there for anyone who can relate. So It’s been officially a week that I’ve been unemployed, I’ve been on the go for years. While getting my degree at one point I had two jobs, I went to Summer school and took online Winter classes and stacked up on extra courses during the semester so I could finish a four year degree in two years.  I moved to California started working and then had surgery on my feet, back to back.  I wasn’t even given the go ahead by my doctor when I started my new job and was back on my feet again.  I had my first full 8 hours of sleep two nights ago, that hasn’t happened in years.

I hate looking for jobs I don’t know anyone who does to be honest, the process seems so fictitious trying to sell yourself to a company on paper. A lot of the positions I’ve been seeing for my degree require so many other skill sets, that I’m like wait a minute this is basically asking a person to have three different degrees to do one job that essentially should be three different jobs. Yet at the end of it you still want to pay this person, well one persons salary.   The whole thing seems like such an unfair scam. Not only do you want me to be able to do PR, but you want me to do Marketing, graphic design and administrative work, but you want to pay me how much an hour.

Recruiters are looking for the best candidates right, they are looking for people with four year degrees who have thousands in student loan debt to give us an entry level job that somebody with a degree SHOULD NOT BE DOING for a salary that isn’t even worth it. A recruiter called me this morning, her tone was bright and chirpy and full of promise. She informed me about a position that was available she called it “Amenities Attendant”, she looked over my resume and reached out to me.  She said the position was managing the amenities room tending to the coffee machine making sure the area is clean and helping people with amenity rentals as well as help out in the leasing office as receptionist and that the pay was $16 an hour. I chuckled and told her I wasn’t interested.  Then I sat down thought about it and got angry as hell, someone looked at my resume, looked at all my experience, certificates and my degree and thought I would like to be an amenities attendant for $16 an hour?!  Don’t even get me started on the insurance companies who want to hire you and the pay is 100% commission based.

I went back to school to increase my chances and make myself more hirable, but I really am beginning to wonder if companies can even afford to hire graduates. Do companies not value a degree the way they should, all entry level positions these days want you to have a degree.  Soon fast food restaurants will want you to have a first degree to work at the drive thru.  There is nothing wrong with working at a fast food restaurant, what’s wrong is shelling out thousands of dollars on a degree and too many sleepless nights to just work at a drive thru.  Let’s be honest I don’t need to spend that kind of money on a degree to sell burgers, especially if I’m at the very bottom of the corporate ladder in this one. I’ve been thinking of going back to school to get my Masters but the current job market has me feeling demotivated, should I really shell out thousands more and put myself in debt so, so someone can pay me 90cents more.

How are you guys feeling about this topic sound off below …….

xoxo Lauren

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  • Reply Shaneil July 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Story of my life. One year since my bachelors and nothing. The job search is honestly frustrating.

    • Reply laurenolauren July 27, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      It’s frustrating, it makes you want to just give up.

  • Reply Javanna July 30, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I thought they only did this in Jamaica. Its so frustrating job hunting and I’m def not going back to school

    • Reply laurenolauren July 31, 2018 at 1:09 am

      Girl I was thinking about going back and I’m like. This aint even worth my time

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