Job Hunting was the 22nd episode of Season 1 of The Golden Girls TV series, also the 22nd overall series episode. Directed by Terry Hughes and written by co-executive producer Susan Harris with Terry Grossman, it originally aired on NBC-TV on March 8, 1986.
Dorothy is in a tangle with an old crush with her past while Blanche is on one of her weight loss fiasco's. But the big plot is Rose losing her job that she has held for so long at the grief center. This leads her to go job hunting but she realizes nobody wants to hire her. She gets really upset that her age is playing a factor in her hiring declines.
Dorothy: So you're five years older. So am I, so is Blanche. All right, so you have a few more wrinkles. So do I, so does Blanche. OK, so you're a little thicker around the middle. So is Blanche.
Dorothy, referring to Milton, whom she's just "met" on the lanai: "Drop him, Rose. He's driftwood."
- Rose loses her job at the grief counseling center, and at the end of the episode, she gets a job as a waitress. However, in numerous episodes in later seasons, Rose is still employed as a grief counselor, the waitress job is never mentioned, and whether the grief center ever re-opened is never explained.
- Rose introduces Milton to Dorothy on the patio early into the scene. Being in the line of work that she's in, Rose would have to exude patient/counselor confidentiality and not tell anybody of the details of her patients. However, as she's introducing Milton to Dorothy, she spills all of the details of his case right in front of him. Later, she does the same thing when she receives telephone messages from her patients via Sophia.