So, it's come up again. My employment specialist feels that there's no chance in hell of ever obtaining even a chance at real employment without a driver's license.
I suppose he's right. Basically every employer posting a position says it's a requirement, even though many of those positions, especially at an entry level, require no driving at all. I face two problems here though: 1. No one has the patience to help me with my driving and 2. I have no way of taking the test let alone paying for it. To my credit, I drive a little four wheeled cycle with an electric motor around town and I seem to do okay with it most of the time.
I also don't seem to 'fit in' in the eyes of most interviewers. At least, that's my experience so far. I've tried to follow up a few times over the last three weeks with my last interview and the person I interviewed with always seems to be in meetings.
Someone even asked me 'Well, what have you got to offer potential employers?'
I can learn my way around almost anything on a computer. Not to mention I rarely screw anything up when it comes to database work (Okay, maybe I had a small inconsistency or two). Ask the people who oversaw my GIS job and they'll tell you I was their top guy when it came to digitizing watershed structures for the county at the time. I wouldn't have a glowing reference from my supervisor otherwise.
Then there's these so-called 'ProveIt' tests that recruiters (That is, staffing agencies) have you take for potential interviews with employers. They were nothing I hadn't seen in my college classes so they weren't all that bad, but what the hell is that supposed to prove? That I know about some obscure function that will likely never be used to begin with?
I've given everything I possibly can and I don't know what the hell else employers want. So I guess I'll just let go of the dream of actual employment, because the world keeps telling me I don't have a chance in hell.
See you around,