I recently lost my full-time job due to my decision to continue my education. I have since been searching tirelessly for work; it has been a serious struggle due to various unfortunate circumstances, and rather than bore you with the details, I would like to discuss the DISGUSTING IRONY of one particular situation. I interviewed for a position with [local bank] off of [local blvd] in [local city], and left satisfied that it was the most articulate and impressive interview I have ever been through. I was certain I would get the job and was confident that I could start to get my life financially back on track again. HOWEVER, the bank informed me that on the 1st and 3rd of every month, they need all staff members on hand because those days were extremely busy for the bank as they were the days that the government hands out welfare checks. I smiled despite how I truly felt about welfare check days, until I my interviewer pulled out a calendar. Turns out, the 1sts and the 3rds tended to fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays (the only 2 days I am not available due to school). I tried to overcome this by offering to work from 8-12 on the Tuesdays and Thursdays that fall on welfare check day, determined that I was not going to let those who are out of work keep me from getting this job. (Mind you, I would then head off to school until 9pm)…but I was willing to do it because I need the work. Well honest to goodness, I did NOT get the job, and it was because of my limited availability on Welfare Check Days. Can you believe it? I hope this disgusts you as much as it disgusts me. I am trying to advance my life by going to school but because I am, it’s hard to find a decent job that will pay the bills and allow for my studies. Disgusting…I am so distraught over this. Let me repeat–I DID NOT GET A JOB BECAUSE I HAD LIMITATIONS WITH MY AVAILABILITY ON WELFARE CHECK DAY! WHAT?!?!