Friday, April 22, 2011

Joblessness

WARNING: Full self-disclosure in this entry...

Although I've been working full-time for years, I have been making jabs at myself for not being able to find anything stable.  You know, something that pays when I'm away and will help me take care of my health and my future babies' health.  Yep, that kinda job.

I will just put it out there that I think it's ridiculous that I've been in school for so long, when all I really wanted all along was this type of stability.  And now, with the degree I'll be getting, I'll feel awkwardly overqualified for any of the jobs I feel I could be good at right now.

If I don't find something soon, I am probably going to end up entering a contract with my current gig and be open to the possibility to contracting with other places, too.  This means I'd be a mobile worker (a blogger's/runner's dream?).  But still, no benefits.  I have also entertained the possibilities of starting my own business(es) -- I have a handful of ideas, some more viable than others.  But I always figured that self-venture is something you do later in life when you're not gifted with that required entrepreneurial spirit (and $$$).

Anyway, this e-mail exchange made me laugh out loud... (not meant to offend)

"The Ukrainian": I saw this [job] post...

Me: Thanks, honey. One of the base requirements is to be bilingual in English y espanol.  I told you I need to work on my panhandling skills. I'll try to look cute. -_-

"The Ukrainian": You speak espanol, right? Because you need that language for panhandling as well.

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P.S. Sun Chorella giveaway ending SOON.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if you are aware, but I've been on job search for the past 6 months or so. My advice? Use your network. Talk to professors, family, friends. Take them to coffee, lunch, etc.

    Here is a true story - back about three months ago, I made contact with a guy that I went to grad school with 20 years ago. We went to lunch, he passed my name along, and viola! Interview!

    Go through your list of friends and acquaintances. Talk to them. Create a list of target companies. Use LinkedIn to find people you know who work in those places. Take them to coffee. Network!

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