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July 1st, 2018 at 04:54 pm

Really did not want to.... but said yes to the job I interviewed for on Friday. they called a few hours after interview.
I know... why did I interview if I did not want job? Honestly interviews are not my strong suit and so many times I have heard you were close but another candidate was a better fit. I always go to interviews for practice.

So I am going and will try it out they seem to have gone through a few people in the last few months so maybe it is something I won't excel at and they chose to go another direction.
It has been said by many well just quit if something else comes along... it is very true that is being done very frequently in the area I live but I like to have a reason when leaving a job not just cause the grass looked greener on the other side.
If I can get excited about finishing off my car loan or saving for something maybe I can have a better attitude but frankly have not felt excited about any job for awhile. maybe it is just me and I need to dig deeper into why I feel this way. We can get along fine without me working but spouse really would prefer me to work. When I had more debt I had motivation but I paid a lot in the last 2 years and now do not feel the debt panic anymore.

6 Responses to “new job”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Well, I don't know your age, but I had similar feelings about various jobs in the last few years. I am in my 50s. At first I thought eh, it's just not the right job, but as time went on, I began to realize I just was tired of working full-time. So I transitioned to p/t work after a 37-year career. Although I wouldn't do that unless I felt I was in a position to do so. Your debt is relatively small, although it would be good to pay off that mortgage. Why not set a fairly aggressive goal for yourself to ramp up those prepayments and just get rid of the thing in X number of months? I think that would be a great goal!

  2. Smallsteps Says:

    Thanks for letting me know you have similar feelings it does help me understand why I feel this way.
    The mortgage is on my first home and my daughter/son in law and grandkids live there and make the house payment. The only time it will become an issue is if they choose to move ( doubt they will since their "rent" is incredibly cheap). The Zillow estimate for renting it out is over 3x the payment so I guess I could rent it out if they left.

    I too just turned 50 recently besides not wanting to work full time we moved (for spouses job) across our state while our hometown is full of hardworking people this area is filled with the bare minimum crowd that do as little as possible so my various placements have ended up with me doing far more work then the average employee which tends to make me feel resentful.
    I have been paying extra on mortgage since I refinanced in 2012 for a remodel I am years ahead of schedule on it. The thrill is really not there. I know I should be motivated just cannot seem to get worked up about it. There are always more retirement contributions/ possible repairs to either home / grandkids college fund but my level of interest is so low I cannot seem lift my enthusiasm.

  3. Wink Says:

    I am also in my 50's and seem to be having the same feelings about work. I work full time and find it really difficult to feel enthusiastic about it anymore. Maybe it just stems from working since I was 16 (like a lot of people) and I'm just tired. I really look forward to be able to cutting back to part time in a couple of years.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    get it. I don't have kids, so never took time off for that, and it's just getting "old." If your heart is not in it, sounds like it's time for a change.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I get it. I don't have kids, so never took time off for that, and it's just getting "old." If your heart is not in it, sounds like it's time for a change.

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    I am 51.5 and have been struggling with this for about two years now! I just don't want to work any longer; there is other more interesting stuff I want to do.

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