|Licensing Exams, Asian People, and the Hunt for a Job Continues
||[Jan. 22nd, 2009|11:16 pm]
|||||Nirvana - Sliver||]|
I knew there was a reason why I decided to enroll at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy as opposed to going to some other institution and that reasoning helped me kick ass (I assume) on my state licensing exam today. It was really easy. I would even say too easy. If you had a modicum of knowledge and some decent reasoning skills it would have been ridiculously easy to just use the power of the process of elimination to get the right answer. It wasn't very challenging at all. No wonder 90% of Swedish graduates who took the test in August passed. The SI over prepares you, but you get a really good education from the oldest school for massage therapy in North America and graduates from the Swedish Institute are highly valued.
Has anyone else found a licensing exam to be relatively easy? If so, then I definitely think they should be harder - especially if it involves health or education.
Speaking of education, for you non-Asians out there, I have a story for you about the work ethic and the importance Asians generally place on education. As we all know (if you don't know, how is it that you are my friend? Did you recently come out of a coma I didn't know about?), there's a new President of the United States as of Tuesday, January 20th. While my mother and I were watching the news of the inauguration, they showed the Obama girls, to which my mother asked me, "Obama's children didn't go to school?"
As for the job hunt, it sucks. I am still looking. I have one job training on Saturday in Jersey, going to an Open House for American Apparel on Sunday, and seeing if my friend's job has a position for me. As a last resort, there is one job I definitely have lined up, but there are a lot of reasons why I'm not interested in it.
I'd first have to go through 3 days of training (19 hours total) that I would not get paid for until I have completed a week of work. Unfortunately, a week of work would mean working from 3:30 to midnight for $7.25 an hour on weekdays and $8.25 on weekends. Then I'd get my $100 bonus for going through the training. If you're not good at math, the training works out to be less than minimum wage!!! I don't mind the hours so much. I am nocturnal after all. I just wish the training didn't interfere with my graduation ceremony on Monday. I'm okay with not going, but I'd feel bad considering I've invited four friends, one of whom is coming all the way from Philly and skipping out of work early. I don't know. I'm desperate for a job. I may still take it. Let's hope something better comes along.