It’s been a while…NBD

22 04 2009

crazy

So, yeah…I haven’t blogged in a while.  Where have I been, you ask?  Well, trying as best I can to fill in the job void and scraping together as much money as possible.  I’ve just come to terms with the fact that my life is not normal, and that it’s going to remain crazy for a while before it can even begin to resemble normal again.  I estimate this process may take up to a year, if not more. Especially considering the fact that I was laid off 5 months ago.  

 

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

  •  I took a job. Congratulations, you say! Well, stop. The job is weird though.  I’m technically working from home until the “new office” opens in New York, and there is no date set for said opening.  Some days, I get frantic emails asking me to send faxes or schedule meetings and other days…nothing.  I was promised a salary and benefits, and despite constant nagging on my end, I didn’t get paid for the entire first MONTH of my job and I don’t think they’re going to give me benefits.  Finally, last week I put my foot down and they overnighted me a check in the mail.  Still – it’s weird.  Plus I’m not into the job, but it’s a job and it’s giving me money, so I guess I should be grateful.

 

  • Took a part-time job, since I have some extra time on my hands when job#1 is not demanding things of me. I really like job #2 since it’s doing marketing for a small start up company and I get to have a lot of fun with it and make some extra money.  But…it’s going to end soon since the start-up has well, started up. 

 

  • Despite great interviews and seemingly doing everything right, I didn’t get the “dream job” I had interviewed for.  I don’t know why or anything, and they didn’t have the decency to tell me either.  I know the economy is bad so companies can be choosey about who they hire, but come on! Have a little decency, HR people.  That’s all I have to say about that.

 

    So, yeah my life is still far from normal.  I promise I’ll keep up with the blog better though. Strength in numbers, people!

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    3 responses

    22 04 2009
    Rick

    I have to say that I loved your blog. I think it speaks to many of the problems faced by people across the nation. All I can say is to keep your heads up and don’t give up. And if you need assistance with a job, please visit http://www.freegovtjobs.com.

    10 05 2009
    Baly

    I’ve received exactly one real response to about two dozen job applications in the past 6 months. I was so grateful that I gushed an email back. I’d settle for just a form rejection at this point, so that I know the position is closed.

    25 02 2010
    Scott

    Hey! I hear ya! I’ve been on employment for a abt 5 months as well. Tryin my best to get by on it but it’s tight. What have you been doing for work? Not easy out there!

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