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A Day to Relax

Saturday, March 26, 2011

This week has been so crazy that I have decided to take a little bit of today to relax a little bit. I am hoping to re-charge enough to be able to plan the week ahead tonight and start back full force in the morning.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/26/2011 9:13PM

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Not Sure if I'm Getting Anywhere

Friday, March 25, 2011

I went on my job interviews yesterday and honestly can't say how I did. It bothers me when I don't really have a feeling one way or another.

My passing Avon books out like crazy has paid off a little bit. I did get a couple new customers, but still not as many as I'd like. I need more to really make money out of it. I asked a friend if she wanted to help me sell; she said she needs time to think about it. So, the verdict is still out on whether or not all I've been doing is worth it. Everyone says it takes time to build the business up.

I just feel that I've been putting so much time and effort into trying to get a job/make some money. I'm a bit frazzled and don't feel that I've had any time this week to have for myself and unwind. My sleep has been up and down and I wonder if my schedule has been the reason for that.

Over the weekend, I will plan next week out just like I did last weekend. Maybe I will be a little more organized and a little less frazzled. Practice does make perfect.

  
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SLIMLILA 3/26/2011 11:31PM

    I so hate being out of work, but then again I have to take into account how horrible I feel in this job and despite a friend saying "Better the devil you know" and stay in the job where you are, I can't help hoping it's gotta get better in the next job...

I sold Avon for a couple years too. the only time I made money was when I met a friend through the meeting and we worked together and always got our percentage. It was a lot of work, but I met some very nice people. One lady, now passed on, was an 80 y.o. lady living alone and visiting her after 10pm at nite worked for both of us. All the best!

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CTEMPLE 3/25/2011 8:07AM

    Yes it does but you have to allow for states of mind.
Re the interviews, I spent a whole year in 2003 sending cvs and going to interviews and I got to a point in which I had so much practise that my attitude changed and it was more like I was interviewing them to see if I wanted to work for them, after I made 2 big mistakes in two jobs that I accepted.
It was a very stressful time and it felt pretty awful, but I learnt a lot about myself.
I'm not saying that it's easy. Sometimes we can't see the gain because we look in the wrong place.
All you're doing will come into fruition but no one knows how. I think you' re doing well and hey spring is coming and it'll make things easier.
You can only do what you're doing.
Claudia

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DONNABRIGHT 3/25/2011 7:57AM

    In this economy it is so hard. Hang in there - YOUR job is there for you somewhere and soon, I hope.

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Hoping for some luck today!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I got two calls yesterday to set up two job interviews for today. I'm trying to not get my hopes up too high, but by the same token, I want to go into these interviews with a positive attitude. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I desperately need one of these to offer me a position!

  
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CTEMPLE 3/24/2011 7:28PM

    Here's hoping you have a couple of good interviews and something comes out them.
Claudia

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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/24/2011 6:11PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 3/24/2011 12:05PM

    Best of luck!

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Spinning My Wheels

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I've been doing so much of the same things lately that I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere. I've applied for soooo many jobs and have only gotten one interview lately. That's not doing much for the confidence! What am I doing wrong? I'd love to fix it!

I've been passing out Avon books trying to get new customers. I've gotten a couple, but definitely not enough to be making any money out of it. Again, not doing much for the confidence.

I'm trying to get food stamps to at least be able to get food in the house. I feel like I've been jumping through the same small hoops for the past two months. Is it really DHS's job to drive people crazy and not help them?

My money is now gone. I'm still owed one day's pay from my last day of work. The company I worked for is giving me the run-around. I sure could use it, but it sounds like I'm going to have a fight on my hands.

Everything that's been going on lately is really stressing me out. I've been trying to take one day at a time and keep plugging away, but...the steam has been let out of my sails. I just don't know how to keep going at this time.

  
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STARLIGHT22146 3/24/2011 9:30AM

    Oh man, sounds like you really have a lot to work out. I hope you can get the food stamps soon. Send me your Avon link, do you have an Avon website? My friend used to sell but she stopped recently and I occasionally order, I won't be a huge customer or anything, but from time to time things caught my eye. Good luck to you, I sure do hope things turn around. My same friend who was selling Avon has been substitute teaching for I think it is 2 or 3 years since she lost her permanent job. She has been on COUNTLESS interviews and feels so depressed as well....there are just to many good ppl out of work right now. :( Try to keep your chin up.

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CTEMPLE 3/24/2011 7:06AM

    It's such a difficult situation dear Patty, so many people out of work in the US and also so many young willing to work in horrible conditions it doesn't make it easy. All you can do is keep creating the opportunities for things to change. I know it's not easy, but acceptance is the key.
Claudia

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FITMARY 3/24/2011 5:23AM

    I agree with Samiam: it's not you! The economy is affecting your chances so try not to take it personally. I know that's easier said than done.... Please try to hang in there!

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KKP4673 3/24/2011 1:58AM

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DIDMIS 3/23/2011 9:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI just trust that God will make a way where there seemeth no way.


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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/23/2011 12:31PM

    I will keep you in my thoughts. Don't let this defeat you! This too shall pass, although right now it may seem dark and dreary. The right job will come around for you. Stay strong and don't stop trying.

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Have you checked into substitute teaching? I don't know where you stand with any college credit, but the schools are always looking for good subs.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/23/2011 8:15AM

    don't try to go into anything that is a luxury thing (like avon) PEOPLE RIGHT NOW MOSTLY ARE JUST KEEPING THEIR HEADS ABOVE WATER!

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SAMIAM167 3/23/2011 8:08AM

    I know how you feel. I was in your shoes last year. I was out of work for about 10 months having only gone on 3 interviews that entire time. I always felt like it was me and that I wasn't even good enough for McDonald's. I live in Nashville and when the flood came last May, it shut down the biggest hotel in the city that employed 3,000 people. When it open back up 900 of them decided not to come back, and that is how I got out of my unemployed mess. I am not telling you to wait for a natural disaster to get a job, but I am saying that good things come to those who wait. emoticon

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Busy, Busy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I've been busy, busy all morning with an eye appointment, a job interview (part-time only) and looking for other jobs, as well as my usual chores. The day's half gone and I'm not even half way done with my to-do list. I'll just keep plugging along and will accomplish as much as I can. I'm really hoping that at least one of the jobs that I have applied for this week calls me for a job interview.

  
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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/22/2011 5:34PM

    Make sure you don't over do it and then crash! Good luck on the job search. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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CTEMPLE 3/22/2011 5:17PM

    I hope they do!
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 3/22/2011 1:37PM

    Good luck!

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