Today I was informed that LOTS of people, full-time people, with LOTS of seniority and experience have also applied for the job I am trying to get, and that also the job itself if probably going to be downgraded to a part-time position anyway, since the resale of rental cars is wayyyy down. And on, and on. What do I want out of a job? Well, I said, I want to be busy; I want to have lots and lots to do; I love paperwork and computer work and I am smart and efficient, etc.
None of that makes any difference.
Forget it; get over it; look elsewhere.