The underemployment side of downsized (the job-shift version) ...
I am stuck to the desk because I had been stripped of duties I used to have (the interesting ones) ... slightly longer hours, same pay, no benefits anymore ...
business picks up a little, but it takes a long time for them to see the cash ... (etc.)
If I have to use the phone for the company's business, they get suspicious
And I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop ...( ? )
The upside is, I am (while still chained to the desk) reading the news online ...
Browsing amazon (can't afford to buy much)
Oh, seriously studying/previewing pilates videos on myyogaonline.com (I'm in the midst of a free one-month trial), with sound down or off ... I do dance, yoga and pilates at home ... with or without video/audio guidance ...
Anyhoo, I work in a company in not the sort of business where I could advance myself during downtime; I kind of work for what Richard Florida once wrote about--a "creative class" member--in a very tiny office ... my coworker doesn't even bother to teach herself computers, so why should I (do much in that realm, I do something, of course because I love to LEARN ... but very little)
Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 2/25/2012 (18:56)
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
Now that I foresee myself working full time, I am trying to enjoy the best of these last moments of being out of work. I'll add to this from time to time. But what are your upsides of being under- or out-of-work?
1. Spending time with family -- hiking, playing games, sports, eating well, grocery shopping. Everything.
2. Taking advantage of EVERYTHING in the middle of the day -- no crowds or parking to fight over. Businesses are available and open.
3. Not having an 'agenda' or a built-in bias when networking - being able to represent myself only and not being affiliated with a specific company.
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