Some of you may remember, I was let go from my job in june. I was devastated because I LOVED this job.
Anyway I applied for over 500 jobs in june/july/august/september and finally got offered a pretty good job and started on October 5.
Well the work itself was relatively easy but the place was archaic in the sense that one of the sales guys didnt even have a computer, pretty much everything was done by paper and everything had to be done a certain way. I gave it a shot because I thought once they got to know me and my skills they would budge a little on some things.
I was wrong and began to dread what I would walk into in the morning.
To top it all off we are still living in one room of my MIL's house which is very cramped, we are sleeping on the floor and we moved out of the house we sold in september.
It has been very very hard to cope with everything... oh and then there was the camera drama of breaking my lens
So buildings down from this job is a photography studio. I walked past this place every day on the way to work from the train station and back again. Now you all know I do not wish to go into the photography biz but walking past this place very day made me think I wish I was going to work to do something that I love and that I should be happy at work, especially 4 weeks into a job.
Then I get into work this morning and I am told by my boss that he is sick of 'carrying' me and my workload... Hello I have been there 4 weeks with no formal training except for a rushed 4 hour crash course on the computer and I am not picking it up fast enough for him. who's fault is that!!!
So I quit.... I have been through a lot in my personal life this year to tolerate a job just for the money. I need to live and work for me!
When I came home, my DH decided to call the realtor and arrange an inspection for the new apartment which we are supposed to settle on the 27th of November and she informs us that the guy we bought it from actually moved out yesterday. so we were on to our solicitor quick smart and have arranged her to get the settlement brought forward as fast as possible and in the mean time we'll pay the guy the current market rent for the place
WE MOVE IN TOMORROW
So its been a very funny day for us all round and maybe one of those meant to be moments
Also this new place is going to give me a lot more photo opportunities which means more time behind the lens.
Once we move in Im looking for a new job but this time I'll be applying only for the ones I WANT to instead for the sake of just getting a job!
I really hope you don't mind me sharing and if you got through this, well done!!
share away! I am glad you are moving into a new place and tomorrow! I had no idea of your living situation. Sounds rough but you sound happy to get an apartment now. About the job thing...that stinks. I know it is important to do something you enjoy doing. I know its hard sometimes though and one needs money to get by. I dread going back to work one day. I don't have a career yet. But hopefully in the future I can have one in photography or something else. Graphic design is my next best thing I love doing. Anyway...you should totally go for something you enjoy doing. Good luck on that!
It has been quite the day for you! Im glad you are going to search for a job that makes you happy! I hope that your moving and everything goes as smootly as possible!
so brave of you! I hope you find a job that you love.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
wtg, sorry you had to quit but I think its great that you realize you don't love something and then instead of sticking it out you say forget it. Now you can focus on your photography and on finding a job you love.
congrats on the move tomorrow, hope it goes smoothly
ds1 Evan ds2 Adam
Thanks ladies, again for your support.
I put my resume on a site called link me last night and got a call this morning I have a job interview tomorrow
Wow! It must be meant to be! Glad its working out!
what a day is right!
and I think it's great that you quit the job. I'm not a fan of jobs that make people unhappy. I think you'll find something you're meant to do, I really do.
and whoo hoo on the new place!
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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Yeah, you don't deserve to be treated that way. I would have quit too. So exciting you guys got a new place!
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.