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28 April 2008 @ 11:24 am
Between One Moment and the Next  
So here I am at the end of my two weeks: finished, kind of hollow, and woefully unemployed. -_-;;; I've got money in the bank, and I still get one more paycheck from Lichfield so, while I need to find a job, I have a week or so to look without getting into trouble. I seriously thought I was going to have a job before the two weeks ended-- I was being considered by this Japanese-Korean toy company, and I felt really confident about it... until I met with the head manager. I didn't feel like the interview went well, and she must have felt the same. The next day, I got one of those lovely 'you're just not a good match for us' phone calls. Lovely.

I have three or four more irons in the fire, but that was the one I really wanted. I spent the morning on the phone, calling around, faxing resumes, getting in touch with a few head-hunters. Basically casting a really... wide net. And look at that, in between typing "really" and "wide", I got a phone call. Yes! *pumps fist* Not the most challenging job in the universe (it's call center work), but it starts at ten dollars an hour, there's room for advancement, and it's a job. Whew.

What a rollercoaster! *smiles* More later, I have to go dance like a loon in the privacy of my home. ^_~
-Meredith
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The Band Plays:: "Worth Dying For"-- by Rise Against
 
 
 
Purpleyin/Hans: beliefmissyvortexdv on April 28th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
I think I must've missed one of your posts, didn't realise you'd actually given notice but yay for getting out of that bad working environment, it really did not sound any good. Shame for the kids though but I'm glad for you, hope the new job you get is a lot nicer and less stressful, with good decent people in charge.

I wish you good luck for it. I know jonhunting is usually exhausting so congrats on it being over for the time being. I'm doing it too at the moment though not for the same reasons - I always seem to get 6 month contract jobs since I graduated and so the time has come around again. *sigh*

Edited at 2008-04-28 03:57 pm (UTC)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: brokenheartsgarnettrees on May 4th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
yay for getting out of that bad working environment, it really did not sound any good.
I feel much better, personally, being out of such a negative environment, though I still look at the clock and think, "Oh, now the kids are doing ____". Leaving was very, very hard-- but I made myself shake the director's hand and look her in the eye before I walked out the door. Her shocked expression was worth it. ^_^

Shame for the kids though but I'm glad for you, hope the new job you get is a lot nicer and less stressful, with good decent people in charge.
I feel bad about the kids-- especially since the woman they're moving up from the infant wing to take my place is not very well educated or kind. I've been emailing with a friend of mine there, so I'll be able to see how my kids are doing vicariously, but I'll still miss working with them.

This new place seems very professional, which is really all I need in a workplace. I'm not looking to make friends, or do anything other than do my job and do it well, and I want a place with rules in place that protect me and allow me to work to the best of my ability. My heart really can't take anything else.

Good luck on your own job search! No matter want the reason, job searching always strikes me as very uncomfortable and unpleasant, possibly even more so than looking for a place to live. I hope you find something awesome soon!
-Meredith
Purpleyin/Hans: applemissyvortexdv on May 9th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the new place has what you need and that you can still find out how the kids are doing too.

Thanks for the thought regarding my job search - I actually managed to find a temp freelance contract that should last a month to three months. Moved house now, still much unpacking to do etc, but I have a job of sorts for the time being so it's all pretty good. :)

Edited at 2008-05-09 12:02 pm (UTC)
lilyoftheval5lilyoftheval5 on April 28th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
'More later, I have to go dance like a loon in the privacy of my home. ^_~'
THAT's the spirit! :D
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: carolgarnettrees on May 4th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
*grins* There was dancing, and it was very loony.

*hugs* Thanks for being there.
-Meredith
Amberminttown1 on April 28th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
I am pleased that something came through. ♥

*hugs* Things have a way of working out, sometimes.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: familygarnettrees on May 4th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
*hugs tightly* Thank you. I just have a hard time seeing the forest for the trees, when I get really frustrated. Even if I *know* it will get better, intellectually, it takes me a while to get a handle on my emotions. Having you here to listen helps. You're a doll. ^_^
-Meredith
gamesiplaygamesiplay on April 28th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the new job! Money is good. :)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: badassgarnettrees on May 4th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! *dances with Leigh* Money is very, very good indeed. ^_^
-Meredith