Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I was interviewed twice, by a major insurance company. Two different department heads, both liked me and appreciated my honesty and candor. Honesty appreciated? Who knew?
(But I digress)
We'd finished discussing benefits, salary and were discussing work life balance when the interviewer inquired about my credit and debt histories.
**Imagine the sound of subway train brakes screeching**
His next words sent a cold chill down my spine. It's true, what we've been warned about, what we've been told to guard against by the credit card agencies, the banks, the insurance companies et cetera, et cetera. I was denied a job that was perfectly suited for me. My skill set, my personality, my temperament were all molded for this career opportunity. And yet I was not hired. I was told to keep in touch and contact them again when my debt was less than $1000. Hopefully within the next 4-6 months.
So explain to me dear friends, how am I supposed to repay my debt, pay my bills and save money without an income? And how am I supposed to earn an income if my debt is preventing me from being hired? I'm stuck. I don't have much faith in the lottery, but I do have a dollar and a dream. Does this mean I'm going to play? I don't know, probably not. I have a dream but I also have bills.