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On the F@$king Rollarcoaster again!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Hello Out there....
I am in a flipping hurricane. So we lost to people last week. One was fired. One had quit.
This week started out with a co-worker having her contract end. No one knew until Tuesday. Apparently, the company I would for has a contract end after two years if we don't get on permanent. That means, I have to start looking for a new job just encase I will not be hired on. I have until Sept. 17th. I am wick stressed out. I wasn't even planning on looking until I have my degree. I just started applying to go back to school on Monday.
I am so disappointed.
Now here I am about to be 34 on Saturday.
Very close to having no job.
Little to no money....
Will this get any better?!!!!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
It will get better. You can create your own destiny. I did. I didn't go to college until I was 28, when my first marriage was ending. It took me 7 years, but I now have a masters degree in English and I have been teaching high school for 15 years now. While I was in school, I lived on my own and worked as a waitress all through out college. At times, my job was in jeopardy, and I had to find a new job a couple of times, but I made it. I'm still paying my student loans, but my education is the best investment I ever made.
I met my 2nd husband when I was in graduate school. We have been married almost eleven years now. . . Things do get better.
My advice-- find a way to finish school no matter what. That will change your life.
1204 days ago
Just a wee suggestion. While you need to prep for that looming job deadline, it's true, it is a ways out there. Don't catastrophize too early. Good news: ALWAYS have a resume at the ready and updated. If it's OK w/ HR policy, get letters of recommendation while things are still rosy, well before they are needed. It's easy to say/hear and hard to do/ follow through on, but it's even MORE DIFFICULT if you're without a post due to unforeseen circumstances. You've had a word to the wise, right? If your HR policy keeps fellow employees from writing letters on your behalf, they frequently have mentoring programs in place. Start shopping within that program for someone to "sponsor" you.
I don't say all these things because I'm so GD smart but because I'm experienced. I did not do all these things and have had to really scramble now with even less resources. Something that did help me as an introvert ( I recharge by being alone, not a people seeker)( though people "see" me as an extrovert) was I signed up for a "leadership" class at my local tech college. It changed my self-perception and I also felt better about having been the only person laid-off in my situation. The title of the course was "Added Value: Leadership in the Workplace" I get a certificate at the end, as well as credit and it was only $171 bucks. The class is 2.5 hr/wk and homework is about 1 hour, if that.
The best part is if I get an interview, I'll have fresh things to talk about and better questions to gauge if I'd even want to work there. My mistake in my last job was not preparing myself to move on to the next job. I stuck out a bad unit too long because the discomfort was comfortable enough not to push myself into a better situation.
My motto this year is, "I'll figure it out!" I really have in less than 3 weeks taught myself to stop saying "Whaddamahgonnado??!!" "I'll figure it out" keeps you focused on the next step to take, not stuck as a deer in the headlights. I really identified w/ much of your post. I'm almost 20 yrs older than you w/ plenty of regrets but where's there's life there's hope so it's not remotely over for us yet. Best wishes.
1204 days ago
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