A November 2019 Update: New Job, Aunty MERJ, Homeownership

How is it already November! I meant to do a post when I reached a month at Call Center #2. Then when I updated my budget spreadsheet for October. And again when I tentatively decided to get back in the housing market. But to write a quality post with figures takes so much longer than …

Underemployment Diaries: Week 3, Are you there, God? It’s me, MERJ.

Here we are at week 3. So much to say, yet so little. Namely because what I have to say is not new. Everyday is a battle to get to work. On the ride to work, I’m thinking of how and when to quit. My mind is on a continuous loop of all the things …

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Underemployment Diaries: Week 2, Disgruntled Lamentations

I survived my 2nd week at Call Center 2. Aunty MERJ asked me if I “liked the new job?” I said No. I mostly just feel disgruntled. At this early in the game, I’m a bit worried. To be fair, I think a large part of it is the failure to secure a proper Med …

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Underemployment Diaries: 1 Week Later, A Quick Update

Greetings, all, I thought I’d drop a quick note in update about my first week at the new job. I started Monday and ended Friday…intact. So far, so good. It’s mostly just been online training. Surprises: everything is virtual which makes me question why I have to be on campus at all. Half of the …

Unemployment Diaries: Tuesdays, 70 Job Applications, Spain

Hi, friends. So It’s 5a Wed. I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday, to be honest. Yesterday I was having so many feelings it felt as though a week had passed. Tuesday is the official D-Day in the Jobbing Process. I have it on good scientific authority that Tuesday is The Day recruiters or hiring managers …

10 Very Descriptive Statistics, Keen Observations from 20 Job Applications

Hello there! So I quit my job on Friday. Today is only Sunday and I’m so confused. My lease is up in two months, but if I don’t want to renew I need to let them know in two days!! Quitting my job was so anticlimactic. There was no big rush. There was no huge …

Journey of 20 Job Applications: Jul 9 Update (Discouraged)

As I posted a few days ago, I recently applied to 20 jobs and am hoping to find out something this week as last week was the holiday and some companies have summer shutdowns during Fourth of July. I was hoping to take you along this journey with this handy chart. We are in the …