A few weeks ago I went to a networking function of former colleagues. Immediately a man who used to hit on me zeroed in. I have nothing against him, but he is most definitely not for me.
Under the guise of job leads, he’s been calling me and asking to meet for lunch. I finally capitulated and met him, and he had some good ideas, but they were leads for me to pursue on my own by making cold calls. In the meantime he has had to undertake his own job search. I feel for him, but I can’t be put in a “support” position at the moment, particularly involuntarily.
It’s hard not to wonder why I bother to get gussied up and get out there. It usually results in nothing but more problems for me, if it results in anything at all.
Back to secluding for the weekend!
I concur. Tremendous amount of energy it takes, not to mention the repeated dashed hopefulness. I am curious: may I ask your age? I am 56yo female. It sounds as though you may be younger than I because you still have the energy to “try”.
Bingo, I’m in my early forties.