Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My Next Job


Now that the news is out about my move, I seem to be having a lot of conversations that go something like this:

Them: "Wow! You're moving! Do you have a job already?"
Me:
"Well, no, not yet. It's still a few months off. But I am looking."

Them:
Strange look of pity/fear/humor passes over their face as they nod.

Me:
Internally freaking out while smiling and nodding.


I am not that worried about finding work. I am highly employable. It isn't like I work for corporations where I can apply for a transfer. I am a bleeding heart social service chameleon. We don't do things like "transfer." No. We like to do things the hard way and kill our spirits by paving a new path over and over again. We love to reinvent the wheel! We love to work too many hours for very little pay because it makes our hearts feel full. (I kid. Kinda.) And hey, because of all those reasons, there are always openings in the field. Score!

So have I submitted my resume for one job yet? No. Um. I am getting to it. I am. Really!

It's the next hurdle to making this move real. I've told the masses. Next: Find a job.

Where can I apply for the cupcake job? I would be soooo good at that! Seriously. I would.

Birthday Self-Promotion: One week 'til I am 33!

22 comments:

JustRun said...

You will find that job posting in the same ad where I find my dream job posting of beach bum.
Wouldn't it be nice? :-)

gorillabuns said...

one can find a soul-sucking job anywhere. let's hope you find a job where they actually appreciate you for you!

Bill said...

Interesting. I often have the same problem. Other people worry about my employability and income more than I do. I muse about quitting, taking time off then trying something else and it's like I had broken some major social taboo.

I think if you're good at what you do and have confidence in yourself it's just a question of time and how much money you actually make, though I'm not very good at worrying about that last one either.

gronce said...

No worries Ba-Beeee! Seriously.

Ignore the looks of pity, because they are in fact carefully concealed looks of envy. Everyone wishes they had the guts to chuck it and move. I'm tellin' ya the truth.

It's gonna be great!

GirlGoyle said...

Job shlob....ugh. Necessary evil. It will come but it needs to be searched for. Probably one of my least favorite things to do...look for work. Why doesn't it ever look for me?!

ocg said...

I am going through the exact same thing right now... I feel your pain.

If there was an opening for a high-paid all-day blogger/chatter... that would be great...

Wiat, that will be available here as soon as I leave. Damn.

Happy Early Birthday!!!

Rabbit said...

That must be really annoying, people asking you if you've found a job yet. Next time someone asks you say, "No, why? Do you think I'll need one?"

Mrs. Ca said...

I'm in the same kind of field so I can totally relate. My husband doesn't understand why I got my masters and then went to work for a non-profit, but it's the work that I love. Just can't get around it. He's in his job more for the pay than the enjoyment.

Anthony S. said...

That cupcake model position sounds pleasing...look how happy he is.

I'd go for that.

Dave2 said...

I would totally suck as a cupcake model because I would eat the cupcake the minute they handed it to me. Old habits die hard.

Amanda said...

You will do wonderfully, and yes it is more likely envy. Everything will be great!

Lizzie said...

I can totally relate to "I am getting to it." My friends always kid me that my middle name is "I'm working on it."

Good luck finding a job. (And if you feel like sharing, I'd love to hear what you're looking at - I'll be looking for non-profit jobs in about 6 months too and would love to hear what kind of things are out west.)

Mmmm... cupcakes...

Jacynth said...

A break is always a good thing, sista! Let me know what you're lookin' for, i gots Seattle connections!

Bre said...

I want a cupcake!!


I'm sure you'll find something fabulous... they must have some sort of use for you in Seattle ;)

amy said...

wow i forgot you are so much younger than me.... you are so wise :) hee hee hee.... good luck finding a gig. i havent announced i am moving but i have applied to another state :) and another city today.

The Witch said...

You will find an awesome job as a cupcake model for neiman marcus where they will have you come in from 11 am to 3 pm. You will be wildly wealthy and fly me to Seattle so we can drink mad amounts of alcohol and laugh til the sun comes up.

And then we both wake up...

Good luck, I know you will do great!

Nihilistic said...

I quit that cupcake model job last year! Don't do it! The benefits suck, the cupcake they have you hold is actually a plastic cupcake and there is a glass ceiling once you reach cake model!

Mikey said...

It's your birthday in a week? I didn't know that!!!

sandra said...

Sizz, I moved to SF without a job in early 2003 -- you will TOTALLY find a job. I even know someone who works in the non-profit area up there. I'll hook a girl up!

Nocturnal said...

Cupcakes sound delish right about now, model and all. Happy B-day when the time comes.

Cheers.

sue said...

*sigh* You are almost young enough to be my daughter. Just missed it by a couple of years... strange. You are so wise you seem older.

Don't be worried. You'll have a job in no time. People are envious. Most of us live on such a tight budget that it scares the living bejeezus out of us to think of going a week without pay. You'll be fine. I predict you'll have more than one job offer and you'll have to make a hard decision on what to take!

Claire said...

I remember those shocked looks so well. People were stunned I would up and leave with nothing lined up. It was a difficult work environment, so it felt great.

Enjoy them as a reminder of your own courage.

And I bet you'll find something as you sound eminently employable, and the networking gears have already started turning up above. Good luck with the hunt, whenever you get around to it! ;)