Tag Archive | Decision

Jobs

A wave of nervousness hit as I opened up my email to read whether or not I got the Executive Assistant position I interviewed for yesterday.  Then, depression hit as I read it.  Here’s what kind of hit me the hardest reading it:

“While I was impressed with your background and experience, I have concluded that another candidate’s qualifications more closely match the requirements for this position.  I sincerely regret that I cannot offer you employment with this organization at this time.”

Okay, I get it.  Maybe you needed someone else who had less experience than I had.  I was only an office assistant for 3 years at a job where I did the same exact stuff that was in this job description.  But I guess with my Bachelor’s degree, maybe I have too much experience.  Or maybe it’s because I have kids.  I know that legally they aren’t allowed to ask whether you are married or have kids or not, right?

Seems every time I go in for an interview I get asked those questions.  Not much on my background, but mostly on my personal life.  This, to me, seems wrong.

I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am today and all I have to show for it is doing a seasonal job.  This is the only place that will hire me (other than fast food, and I do not want to go back there).  I pushed my way through college with pregnancy and an infant with a full time job.  I’ve done everything in my power to get where I am today, and I can’t get a job doing what I went to school for:  To be an accountant.

Is it so hard to want something better for myself and my family?  In this small town, I guess it is.

So, that was my last job search.  The last time I hand out my resume for something that seems promising for me.  The last time I go to an interview feeling like I got the job only to be told I don’t have the experience they need, or they found someone better, or whatever else excuse they come up with.  Their loss, not mine.  I will just stay at home with my kids from now on until they get into school and maybe, just maybe, I’ll look into getting a job then.

Goodbye for now.

Careers

I’ve often wondered if the career path I have chosen is the right one for me.  I have a bachelor’s in accounting, which I finished even after having my first child.  The only problem is that I can’t seem to get a job with that degree, other than Jackson Hewitt doing taxes (which anyone can do, mind you).  The reasoning from potential employers: “You need more experience.”  Well, my simple (and logical) question is this: How am I supposed to get more experience, if no one will hire me in order to get the experience I need?

I’ve been job hunting for over a year now since I moved from one state to another.  And still nothing.  Same reasoning behind every possibility of a job: I need more experience.  I’m to the point that I’m giving up on this degree that I worked so hard for because it isn’t making me happy.  I’m stressed because I can’t find a job in my field.  And I’m stressed because even just doing taxes during January through April is annoying and stressful and makes me very unhappy.  (They work me to the bone.  7 days a week, 8 hours a day… If not more..)

So, the question on everyone’s mind is this: How do I find a career that makes me happy? What should I do to be happy with the career I think is right for me?

My husband asked me this very question last night and it made me sit and think.  And I admitted to myself that I’m not happy doing this accounting thing, I’m not happy one bit.  So, what do I do?  I started looking into teaching professions.  Since I already have a bachelor’s in something, what’s my next step?  If not full-time teaching, then maybe I should just be a sub.  I would be on call all year and I could still spend time with my kids!  But it had me thinking again, what do I have to do to become a substitute teacher?  Everywhere I look, it just brings be back to getting a degree in teaching.  I’ve been told that I don’t need to do anything to become a sub, just fill out an app at a school.  Is that true?  Is it really that simple?

Honestly, I don’t think so now days.  I feel like every time I find a solution to become happy, I get stumped with another problem.  And these problems I keep facing are driving me crazy and stressing me out to where it affects every aspect of my life (and I mean every aspect).

I wish things in life were simple.  That I could do something that makes me happy and brings in money.  I don’t want a hobby, although that would be the easy way out.  I want a job that doesn’t stress me out and doesn’t cause me to work 50+ hours a week.  I want a job that allows me to spend time with my family and have time to do things, like clean my house.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being a stay-at-home mommy for my kids, but I need something to do, right? Maybe I’ll look into kids books or blogging for cash or crocheting blankets.  Well, we will see after this tax season, wish me luck!

And be happy readers!

Guys

Guys are rude, obnoxious, and only have one thing on their mind.  What is that you might ask?  Uh, sex.  There is your answer.  One word.  Well, they are simple minded creatures.  And I really hate the fact that all they have one their mind is that.  Or most guys do.

This guy I am going on a date with just asks me nothing but sexual questions.  I kinda have this feeling that I don’t wanna go on this date with him because of that.  What should I do?  I know that for sure that I am not willing to give up the Big V just to date a guy, if that is all he is interested in.  I find it ridiculous that this is all that he wants out of me, I think.  So my question is:  Should I go on this date with the guy or tell him now that I’m busy?  I’m in this big dilemma.  I’m unsure as to what to do with this weekend.

Now, on the flipside of things.  As I said before, there is this guy that I like that I have in class, yes he is older than me and hella cute.  I added him on facebook and he added me back, but where do I go from there?  Do I say “Hey, wanna hang out sometime? Maybe go on a date?”  I’ve been told that a chick asking a guy out is kinda hot, but again, I don’t know what to do.

Oh, man, boredom is seeping out of my skull as I ponder what to do… I’ll keep updates on my worrisome thoughts..

XOXO