Friday, November 04, 2011
I actually had a decent day yesterday. I got a little bit of deep cleaning done on the condo. Not as much as I had intended, but I thought it was at least a start. I took a bag of clothes and a bag of kitchen chair cushions that my mom had given me to a local store hoping that they'd buy them. The owner passed, but there was a lady standing there looking through stuff that bought the cushions.
I then went to the Salvation Army and donated the bag of clothes. It's a great tax write-off and I really didn't want to have to bring them back in the condo to store them. I desperately needed some nice pants in case I ever do get a job. I found two pairs. It took me awhile. I started out with the size that I thought I was only to find out that everything was too big. I have to hem one pair, but the other pair fit perfect. It's was a little scary knowing I have lost more weight without trying. The doctor didn't comment about it the other day, so I guess I don't really need to be concerned.
I got a lot of Avon orders yesterday. I spent a few hours writing them out and entering them into my order. If only I could get orders like that every time! If only the representatives in my downline would put orders in every campaign. Then I could make a percentage of their orders! It would certainly help in the financial department. A day like yesterday made me think even harder about spending more time working on my Avon business and forgetting about the other job.
Speaking of the other job: I have not gotten my usual last-minute can-you-come-and-work-a-couple-hours call. This makes the second week of no hours at all. Yes, this makes me more determined to not go back.
I did get a call yesterday while I was in the Salvation Army Store. A place that I had applied to the day before called me to come in for an interview this morning. It's so much closer to my condo! And it sounds like it's a job I can do - a customer service representative. And it HAS to be more hours. Now to go and ace the interview! That's the hard part with me. I've been practicing my job interviewing, but I do realize that often times my lack of self-confidence shows. Time to psych myself up and go in with a super positive attitude.
I think I will call the company that I interviewed with last week. The guy seemed encouraging, and he did say that it might be awhile before they had a chance to make a decision. Maybe by calling, I can be the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
Then it will be time to apply for more jobs, do more cleaning and weeding out, and finding more creative ways to bringing cash into the household. I spend so much time looking for a job and practicing my job skills that if I ever do get a job, I won't know what to do with all the extra time that I'll have on my hands. But I'd love the chance to be able to think of something to do. (Like have a social life!)
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I had a pretty good night's sleep last night. My dreams were actually pleasant. It made me wake up in a better mood and full of morning motivation. So, I want to accomplish some things today.
First, I want to do some deep cleaning of the condo. I want to get rid of the junk that I don't need. I want to sell what I can, however I can, to make at least some much needed money. I'll put some stuff on Craig's List or ebay. I will take some stuff to a place close by that actually buys stuff to see if they will take anything. I am having such a hard time finding a job that I'm afraid I may have to move and I hate moving a bunch of stuff that I probably won't ever use again. I'm having Thanksgiving here anyway and I want the place to look as good as possible.
Of course, I will spend my usual time job hunting and honing my skills. I won't get a job if I don't do this. I'm including taking Avon training courses in this as right now, this is the only job I can count on. I've decided to make the most of it and see where it takes me. The effort certainly can't hurt.
The boss hasn't called in two weeks, and the rope is at the end as far as that job is concerned. I need to cut my losses (monetarily and mentally) and let go. I feel that I will be mentally healthier and my car will be physically better if I do this. Two to two and a half hours of fighting traffic not only gets on my nerves, but my tires, shocks, and gas have really taken a beating for four to six hours of work a week. If I put my mind to it, I can stay local and ramp up on finding Avon customers.
Of course, this is me talking before getting started for the day. But, all this has been on my mind for at least the last two months and I need to either change my situation or decide to live miserably. I'm getting too old and I'm running out of time. I want to enjoy life, not stress over it. Maybe I'll have second (or third or 100th thoughts) about this; maybe I won't. I'm asking that good vibes and advice be sent my way.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I was in a down mood all day yesterday. I tried to stay busy, get out of the house, talk to friends to get out of the mood but nothing worked. It happens a bit this time of year and I don't like when it does. So, I spent the afternoon applying for a bunch of jobs and practiced some job skills like typing and ten key. I tried to learn Access, but got absolutely nowhere with that, which didn't help my mood. So, when all else failed, I just went to bed.
I slept better than I did the night before and feel a little better this morning. So, I'm hoping today is a better day for me. I will again be looking for jobs in between doctor appointments. It's probably good that I have the appointments - just to make sure everything is okay physically. I believe it is. It's just that I usually get melancholy around this time of year thinking about my father, who passed away on November 10, 25 years ago. One would think I wouldn't be affected anymore, but I still go through it.
And my job situation doesn't help. I didn't work for the company at all last week and haven't gotten a call yet this week. But I get so depressed when I do have to go in. It's hard to work only a few hours a week for a critical boss. I need to find something and find it soon. Just don't know what....
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