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hurry up and wait

July 30th, 2019 at 11:46 am

So many things are quicker and easier ONLINE but job searches are NOT.
the minute you apply you have to be careful as the job advertised can be a bait and switch and every fly by night agencies start flooding your job email acct if you are smart and set one up separate from your real one. Then often they get more info and I get random texts and calls from people all over the country like I want to move 8 states away for a average job.

I applied for a job I have waited for a year to be an opening and the (government)job post does not close for 6 weeks so by they time I forget about it and take something else they may call.
I realize in this day and age it seems normal to take one and then quit if something else came up. I just feel bad leaving in a very short time. I know it is hard for these businesses to find and hire people.

In other aggravations I keep getting random and may I add very poorly executed calls from bill collectors trying to find a deceased family member. I have zero time for this and just added an extra step in phone screening and deleting and blocking these #.

I am trying to stay positive and ask each day that the path that presents itself is the right one for my next growth in life. I have an 2 hour interview later in week with a company an agency set up I am not sure this is a good fit or even if it is an item I WANT to do but have not brought myself to cancel this.


need to get motivated

July 18th, 2019 at 11:40 am

So I had a few meetings with people about jobs but I just am having trouble getting motivated to really sit down and search.
I realize I need clear motivation to be successful and not end up with another nightmare like last place. I keep spending at a minimum anyway so I am not rushed and want to be at least content with a new job.

I have been approached lately by people random inside stores asking to get money for gas or a purchase?
It is making me leery of going to any store in area alone. I have heard that a big city near mine with a big homeless population is trying to (under the radar of media) shoo them away so maybe they came north to my city.
I guess it will curtail any extra spending as I simply feel defensive to go into the grocery store now.
I do not want to be that person I know some people simply are having a problem but to be aggressively panhandled in a store aisle is TOO far.

this and that

July 12th, 2019 at 07:42 am

Well as a mixed blessing the temp job that IMO was poorly organized and executed has come to an end. The amount of work was grossly overestimated and now they ran out of enough to keep all busy.
Since I had a family member ill and did not need the job they decided to cut it short. I honestly think it was because I spoke up about a employee whom was doing some things that were at best questionable. I was honestly relieved by the whole thing. I had odd feelings about it and looking back know it would have been better if I had passed on that.

The manager was exposed for #1 not knowing the true amount of work and #2 lack of oversite on employee whom was out of control.


I have to get a tree removed from yard on house one and did not realize how pricey that can be but as it is very tall, half dead, and near power lines not a DIY event.

I really need to get in a clear frame of mind and be clear about my goals when looking for my next position. I have been offered another spot with same client company but NOW see how poorly run the whole operation seems to be.
Maybe a more permanent situation would be better. It is harder to focus on jobs when I am not under stress for the money. I will sit down and plan a path being far more picky to avoid a similar situation i just got out of.