When I think about getting a new job, I can’t help but think of the first three lines of the song “Rock’n Me” by the Steve Miller Band. The lyrics are right; it is very tough to find good employment these days. Now, that’s not to say that I’m not presently employed. I’m grateful for the work I have, even though I’m underemployed, but unfortunately my work has nothing to do with the field of politics. As I’m sure you can tell from reading this blog, three of my greatest passions are: advancing my political ideology, learning about politics and relaying such knowledge to others, and writing. I’ve been constantly searching for a job that encompasses one (or more than one) of these areas.
I’ve applied to positions as far away as Sacramento and Fort Lauderdale as well as peppering Virginia and the regional states. Alas, the tree of success remains barren. In addition, for some reason, communication from potential employers continues to be poor. On several separate occasions, a person or organization has either set up a date for an interview or planned to make an offer, only to completely cease all contact instead. It is horribly frustrating. I understand that circumstances change. Perhaps you found a better candidate. Maybe you are in a hiring freeze. Regardless, I would appreciate the common courtesy of a phone call or an email to relay this information. If you happen to be a person who engages in such behavior, don’t worry. Unlike Conan O’Brien, I have no plans of calling you out on this blog or elsewhere, but for goodness sake, couldn’t you show at least a nickel’s worth of respect? Imagine yourself in my shoes. Wouldn’t you deserve the same?
Now I know that this blog is a double-edged sword. Although it has greatly increased the circle of folks that know both my politics and myself, I’m sure it has offended some people as well. After all, it is a rare occasion when two people can agree completely on every issue. Nevertheless, I make no apologies for any of the stances I have taken. Every true, limited government, conservative could find more than enough common ground with this blog, and hence, with me. Now I know what a few of you will say, “But…but…but, the war…”. Sure, if you are a PAC, politician, media outlet, or another related organization looking for employees whose sole or primary task it is to promote the conflict in Iraq, you’d best look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are looking for a zealous pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-10th Amendment, pro-right-to-work, pro-Judeo-Christian values kind of guy, then I’m your man.
Well, I’m sure you came to this blog to read my articles, not to find a want ad, but I’m afraid we live in troubled and uncertain times. Should you or an organization you know be in the market, send me an email. Writing and politics are my life; I’d just like them to once again be my job too.
Thank you for your time.