Sadly I’m working a seasonal job for a School Photography company which is going to come to an end soon for this season. So I’m going to start looking for other places to apply at. Now I have noticed that my boyfriend gets more interviews than I do. Now I had seen a video where a young man, of Latin American origin, was looking for jobs but was never contacted because of his name. I was surprised by the fact that simply taking one letter out of his first name to make it more appealing to anyone that may discriminate against Spanish names.
So for this round of applications I am have decided to take off one last name. Now for those that do not know in Mexico, and possibly other Latin American Countries, people would have two last names. One would come from the father and one would be the mother’s maiden name. For example, me, Rojelio Soto Dominguez. My father’s name is Jose C. Soto Mejorado and my mother’s name before marriage is Ana M. Dominguez Cruz. I would only take Soto from my father and Dominguez from my mother. In American culture I would only take on my father’s name, so my name would be Rojelio Soto.
My whole thesis on this is if I only use one last name, I would get more calls for interviews. Even though I love my full name, but I guess its too difficult to pronounce my full name. So if I do end up getting job interviews by simply shortening my last name, I will be upset and disappointed in humanity.
Wish me luck.
So all of my grades for all of my classes that I took this semester have been posted. I passed all but one class. I got a B in my Accounting class, which I am pretty sure is wrong because I was adding all of my grades and calculating my grade. It should have been a C, but I’ll take the B grade.
I got a C in my Economics and U.S. History classes, which I am glad because for a moment I thought failed my U.S. History class.
The on class I failed was my Business math class with a D. Which I dislike very much, especially since I have never failed a class. It brought my GPA down from a 3.0 to a 2.8. I must work on getting it up and actually passing my classes. Its just been hard to work full time and go to college full time.
There are days where I am just glad that I don’t have class so I can procrastinate on doing my homework. Then comes the day I have to turn it in and I realize I still have homework for other classes, and I am just crammed with homework, but I still procrastinate. (Hence why I am on Tumblr and not finishing my History Essay). I still have accounting and business math. Its a lot of homework!