Another semester is about to begin at my community college. I had hoped to have a full-time job by now and put an end to the long string of contract jobs with no benefits. I had hoped that this would be the next stage in my life where I have finally achieved financial stability. However, my plans didn’t work out the way I wanted them to. Am I wrong to believe that a full-time job will solve my problems?
I know it is bad to plan your life in too much detail. When I found out that I wouldn’t get any summer classes, I thought it would be the perfect time to job search. If I applied myself, I could get a full-time job before the fall semester starts. It would solve all my problems! I would have:
- benefits with the job which would include health insurance,
- financial stability,
- a place of my own with a cat, and
- more vacation time to travel home and see my family.
I am attempting to remain positive, but do not have a full-time job yet. I have been turned down multiple times. I have a couple of good leads at companies where I know multiple people on the inside. I am trying to focus on companies where I already know at least one person working there, and am also attempting to network both in person and through social media. I will assume that I am still a candidate unless they tell me otherwise.
Is financial stability another lost American dream?
I am not an economist, but often I hear many news and opinion articles stating how “The economy is getting worse..” Another person told me that a full-time job doesn’t guarantee stability. You can get fired at any time. With these things in mind, I have had many questions floating around in my head:
- Am I wrong to believe that a full-time job will solve my problems?
- Is financial stability another lost dream in America’s future (or is this just something the republicans want you to believe)??
- Can you achieve financial stability through working multiple contract positions with no benefits?