Thursday, April 16, 2009

Job, Schmob...

What a kick in the head...

Everyone in the US is currently trying to KEEP the jobs that they currently have. However, I can't afford to stay at my job any longer. I am in the hole every month due to my school loan payments and the minimum payments of a credit card or two. I also can't afford to continue with school any time soon. Without my tax refund, who knows where I would be today. Seriously.

So, out in the job market I must go. I have a great idea for a side business for extra money; however, I don't make enough money that I can leisurely wait the one to two months to get it up and running.

I always believed in doing something that you were actually interested in, if not love. However, it seems I tend to like the unappreciated jobs; basically anything involved in keeping old things around like buildings.

The resume was rewritten months ago but it was written around my strengths in event planning and logistics. So I have to rewrite it now to emphasize the more marketable administrative assistant-type things that I do that I don't necessarily love or enjoy.

So that's what's weighing on my mind recently.

Psst! On a lighter note, don't forget about my giveaway!

4 comments:

chez shoes said...

I'm wrestling with something similar right now. I can't afford to *not* keep my job, as it's at a company that continues to make boatloads of money despite the economy. But it is entirely meaningless to me and frankly, I hate it.

It will be interesting to see where you go with this. I too tend to like the unappreciated jobs - hence all the totally-useless archives classes I took in library school. Making a living doing something I love and enjoy - I wonder if I'll ever get to experience that!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I am sorry to hear about your job woes. :( I have a friend who works at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and she feels the similar financial pinch.

Marcy said...

Job issues seem to be the order of the day; I have a good job but feel somewhat burned out (20+ years in non-profit social work) and wish I could do something else. I regret not making better money choices earlier in my life because now I can't afford to leave my job to risk trying something new (or a couple of something news) because of debt. If I knew then what I know now...

Antoinette said...

I'm sorry, my dear. I wish there were simple solutions across the board. In the absence of simple solutions, I send you some good mojo and other assorted positive vibes.