Tuesday, March 3, 2015


To say the last month has been a rough one for me, is a bit of an understatement.  Firstly, I lost my job..  I would have been there almost 6 years this Spring so I am admittedly, a little sad. When it happened, I realized I wasn't sad about losing that particular company, just my job in general.  Plus, every single one of my best friends works there still.   The people were what made that company for me and I am heart-broken that I don't get to say I work with my best friends anymore.  That being said, I've actually kept in touch with a lot of them, even more since I have been gone... so I guess the saying that you try harder when you want something to work is true.

Thankfully, I never let go of the Part-time retail job I've had for just over a year, so they have been wonderful about accommodating me and actually had a girl quit on them the week prior, so had quite a few shifts for me to pick up.  They are also giving me pretty much full-time hours for next week so that's been a big blessing.   Not to mention the contract I have with a private client, that allows me to work from home on my own schedule.  It's a temporary contract but they have said that if need be, my manager will look at speaking to some of the other franchisees to see if they need assistance so that has been ideal.  I do have some interviews lined up, so that's promising but truth be told, there is not much available in my industry and overall, some pretty slim pickings!

As a night owl though, I am not going to lie that the ability to sleep in, has been wonderful for me.  When I get up though, it's a quick breakfast and straight to job searching!  I've been working in the dining room (in lieu of my messy office) and despite the crummy job market right now, have been aiming for 15 - 30 resumes out a day.  It's actually been pretty tough cause of the few available jobs for me, they are either:  paying peanuts, or are looking for someone with far more education than someone applying for these jobs should ever have!  I mean really, if I had 3 degrees, I would be a doctor, NOT working in an office... some people really need to get with it!

Anyhow, I am definitely gonna take my time and try and find the right job and not just settle for a right now job, if I can.  In the meantime, if you need me, you can find me here:
In other sad news, at Christmas time, I learned I was going to be an auntie again.  Yesterday, I found out that my sweet future niece/nephew went to be an angel instead.  We are obviously pretty broken hearted and while I don't really know what to say to my sister in law to make her feel better, I just want her to know that we are thinking of her and here for them if they need it. 
It's times like these that really make me wish my family lived closer.  On that note, I have to work tonight, so I am off to get ready for that, but it's my goal to get together a post of some Interview Appropriate outfits, in honour of my job-searching, so look for that this week!!


Emily F said...

Sorry to hear about your sad news! :( I'm currently looking for work also, so you aren't alone! Good luck! :)

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Thanks Emily! You've been very supportive these last few months! Thanks for your support and comments!