Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Change is not always good

Up until March 31st, I had a job that I overall liked. I enjoyed the work, pay was great and so was the benefits.  As with every job, there were the few employees that I could not stand. For the past 20 years or so, I have always worked in an office.

As of April 1st, my world went into an uproar.  Yeah, I knew the job was ending but knowing that did not help the situation. 

I am a creature of habitat.  I got up same time every day, had my coffee watched the news, got ready and walked out the door.  After work I usually came straight home except for the occasional stop at the store. I liked that. You can call me a fuddy duddy, but that is the way I like it.

Having started applying for jobs at least 6 months prior to the end, and no hope for anything, I took a job working for a friend.

I thought maybe this would be a change in career for the better. Thus it has not turned out that way.  My daily schedule can change at the drop of a hat. And it has. Not good for a creature of habit.  And I am working a fraction of what I used to making substantially less than I used to.

I can't comment about work on Facebook so I use Twitter to vent sometimes. My friend is not on Twitter, so it is my safe haven.

I have continuously been searching for that office job, even applying for jobs that I am overqualifed for.  Nothing yet.  Still plugging away daily looking.

Working this job has been humbling in ways and I feel like a lost lamb looking for her flock.

I know God has a plan for me, and everything is done in His time, but I sure wish he would put some octain in it to speed it up.

1 comment:

  1. I went through the same thing when I left retail. It was all I had done for my whole working life! I applied for jobs like crazy, but got nothing. I either didn't have the right qualifications, or since I had been in management so long, was overqualified. I finally signed with a temp agency, hoping that would lead to a job and at least was a steady paycheck.

    I found my job purely by accident, just over a year after I left my old career. I had a conversation one Sunday morning at with someone who happened to be the boss of my now boss (but it doesn't feel that way). The company was in the process of creating the position I now have, and hadn't even finalized it yet, much less publicized it. It's been 3 years now and I'm still happy!

    So keep your head up, keep looking around, and keep your faith. You never know where you'll find your dream job.