A Human Resources rep commented that she has never seen anyone work as hard to get a job as my wife, Irene.
For those born with well-off parents or incredible intelligence and abilities, obtaining a good job is easy. For those not so "highly blessed", a longer, rougher road is travelled to a decent job.
Persistence and faith in God are one's biggest weapons against the apathy of personnel people that don't care if you get a position.
Trying to escape the burdens of the "working poor" has been the major endeavour of my wife and I over the last 10 months. You can read about this journey from May/06/05 to March/06/06 in this blog.