By It_gets_better - 16/7/2021 08:11

First step

Today, I finally got my first job offer in my desired career field at the city animal shelter. I have a bachelor's degree in Animal Science, two minors, and I graduated with honors. The job I was offered? Cleaning kennels, part-time, on weekends. FML
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OP here. I realize no matter where I go I'd start at an entry-level job; but even most entry level jobs that require a degree would pay the bills for my family. My biggest disappointment is that I was only offered a barely above minimum wage, part-time job, after a three-month application process. I spent hours watching recorded meetings and looking over the shelter's statistics and brainstorming improvements to present at my interview (because I applied for an entry-level desk job) so it felt like a slap in the face to spend so much time and energy on this only to be hit with, as kfchicken correctly pointed out, a job any able-bodied person could do- and only part time! (I know they had full time positions available, so I'm wracking my brain about who could possibly have been chosen over me.)
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By  It_gets_better  |  15

OP here.
I realize no matter where I go I'd start at an entry-level job; but even most entry level jobs that require a degree would pay the bills for my family. My biggest disappointment is that I was only offered a barely above minimum wage, part-time job, after a three-month application process. I spent hours watching recorded meetings and looking over the shelter's statistics and brainstorming improvements to present at my interview (because I applied for an entry-level desk job) so it felt like a slap in the face to spend so much time and energy on this only to be hit with, as kfchicken correctly pointed out, a job any able-bodied person could do- and only part time! (I know they had full time positions available, so I'm wracking my brain about who could possibly have been chosen over me.)

By  kfchicken  |  31

no... op was likely hoping for a low level position caring for animals which is what their degree is in. any graduate recent or not would be disappointed getting a menial labour job that literally any able bodied person is qualified to fulfill.

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  It_gets_better  |  15

This would be true-- if I didn't make more from unemployment since losing my last job to COVID. Double FML?? Haha

By  Mrs.Rabbit  |  1

You're not going to get the best job right out of the gate in many fields. You have to keep applying and getting your foot in the door. Keep your head up, you'll get there.

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  kfchicken  |  31

no... op was likely hoping for a low level position caring for animals which is what their degree is in. any graduate recent or not would be disappointed getting a menial labour job that literally any able bodied person is qualified to fulfill.

By  kfchicken  |  31

as someone who's at the same stage in life I gotta say that sucks but that's the world we live in. bachelors aren't worth much especially In the sciences, if you want better jobs you need to either upgrade that degree, get good experience, or both. hopefully you built some experience and networked in your undergrad.

By  It_gets_better  |  15

OP here.
I realize no matter where I go I'd start at an entry-level job; but even most entry level jobs that require a degree would pay the bills for my family. My biggest disappointment is that I was only offered a barely above minimum wage, part-time job, after a three-month application process. I spent hours watching recorded meetings and looking over the shelter's statistics and brainstorming improvements to present at my interview (because I applied for an entry-level desk job) so it felt like a slap in the face to spend so much time and energy on this only to be hit with, as kfchicken correctly pointed out, a job any able-bodied person could do- and only part time! (I know they had full time positions available, so I'm wracking my brain about who could possibly have been chosen over me.)