Falling Into Old Habits and Learning New Tricks

I wrote this post September of 2015. I am once again trying to determine where I want to be career wise. As I look, I thought that sharing this insight would be helpful. My shopping has been a lot less than it was, it is nice seeing money in my bank account instead of in my closet. JK I still like it in my closet, but some in the account is nice!

Hey everyone!! As always there is never a dull moment. I have been on the job hunt since I was once again let go from my job. I am being sort of dramatic, I am not let go until November 1, so I have time, but not enough. Pftttt. Job searching isn’t fun. It frustrates me. I have an impressive resume, but no call backs. I know that isn’t modest, but I’ve done some pretty amazing things.

Since this is my new reality, I’ve been trying to budget and figure things out. I don’t want to compromise on what I want for employment, or salary. Unfortunately, I live in a place where there are hardly any jobs. Well there are but it is all about who you know. Just a lame situation all around. I had two interviews a few weeks ago, with the same firm, and I was asked what salary I wanted. Well, I gave her a dollar amount and her eyes about jumped out of her head. I didn’t realize that you’re not supposed to give a legit amount. I’ve always been told what I was going to get paid and then negotiated from there. Needless to say, I did  not get the job. I asked around to find out what to do and was told to never give an exact answer. Like ever. (I broke into song there. “weeeeeee are never ever ever getting back togetherrrr.”) You should say that you want to be adequately and fairly compensated for the work being done. End of story. And up your previous salary if they ask.

There were also quite a few damn sales this week. Darn you Banana Republic and Dillard’s. I bought sooo much. It’s like I can’t stop. I am compensating for my lack of a job, with whatever sales I find. It is filling the void! So silly, but so real. I am running out of closet space. The struggle is real. I really need to just stop. But i can’t. Is there like a shoppers anon i can attend. I dont know what to do, But I sure look good. hahaha

So that is where I am right now. Buying clothes I don’t need and waiting for someone to call me back.

 

xoxo