The phone is silent.
I wait for a call that may increase my small bank account this week.
I am up very early, waiting to hear
That someone can’t make it to their receptionist/secretarial job
In some school in the local school district.
I need the work.
Only for so much time can I try to write,
Try to compose.
Looking for work begins to feel useless.
I am 65 and behind on computer skills.
The jobs available are often not suitable for my skills and expertise.
I want to write. Write with a purpose.
I’m good with people. I love being receptionist.
But even clerical jobs require proficiency in
Microsoft office – Word, Excel, Etc.
I can learn these skills.
But I need on the job experience.
Tutorials only get you so far, they don’t make you proficient.
So I wait by the phone. And I try to write.
And I wonder what will become of me.
March 19, 2014.