Dec 9, 2019: 2 Months At New Job, Still Terrible

So it’s been two months at my new job. I’ve been taking calls for three weeks now maybe. It was so busy that I hated life. Today is not so bad. So it’s not all bad. But it was mostly bad. Of course, we have to say thanks for the things we take for granted: …

Unemployment Diaries: 6 Weeks, 100 Applications, 1 Offer, Plastic Bag Suffocation

It’s a pretty bad sign when the morning after a job offer you start googling how to suffocate with a plastic bag. Drastic, I know. The worst part is I’ll probably show up bright eyed and bushy tailed that Monday morning. Ugh, I hate this. Don’t I want a job? Isn’t this why I applied …

Unemployment Diaries: 5 Weeks Later, Psychological Implications

I have been unemployed for 5 weeks now, and my life plan changes by the moment. One minute, I’m fixing my mindset for a pre-planned sabbatical. The next I’m ruminating about why no one chooses me for a job. Then I’m forcing myself to be grateful that I’m making some progress on some applications. Each …

Unemployment Diaries: 4 Pieces of Bad Advice I’ve Been Given

I’ve been unemployed for almost five weeks now. As I have mentioned, it’s been quite the reckoning of emotions. I haven’t told too many people about my unemployment status simply because I don’t really have that many personal relationships. Since this draft has been staring me down and I’m feeling a bit discontented at the …

Unemployment Diaries: 3.5 Weeks Later, The Dust Settles

Can you believe it’s been 3.5 weeks since I last held a job? I just got my final paystub in the mail. Apparently I had 2 weeks of vacation time. So… winning! I haven’t even checked my account balances. #blessed Musings I’ll be honest; I really thought I would have found another job by now. …

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 …

Unemployment Diaries: 3 Quarter Horses in a Race I’m Not Sure I Want to Win

It’s Thursday afternoon at 2p. It’s my 2nd week of unemployment. Because I don’t feel restful quite yet, I have yet to call this voluntary break a sabbatical. In fact, in a panic last Friday I applied to quite a few more jobs. Nine to be exact. This is in addition to the the seven …