Which of us are job hunting?

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Congratulations, CIBC, that's a great opportunity and you're absolutely right about all the possibilities it brings.

Don't justify or explain anything to your mother.

WurlyLox, I gotta say it... don't you think it's a little incongruous to talk about Christian lyrics about God's plan and blessings and then mock another person in their struggle?
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Okay, excuse my Christian-ness this morning, but these lyrics spoke to me:

I can see your heart is yearning
Everything is so unclear
Is the answer ever coming
After all these years
Itís not an easy feeling
Sometimes it seems unfair
But He knows just what Heís doing
With unanswered prayers
So hold on

Itís worth the wait
Just keep believing
God has perfect timing
Never early, never late
It takes a little patience
And it takes a lot of faith
But itís worth the wait

What if what youíre desperate for
Isnít what you really need
What if there was something more
Than what you dreamed
We may not always see
We may not understand
But He knows just what Heís doing
Heís got a bigger plan
So hold on

CHORUS

In His time, youíll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design

CHORUS

In His time, youíll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine

In much the same vein, I just added links to the song itself and to Laura Story's background story about it on my post about "Blessings" - bottom of page 174.

Don't know why I didn't think to look on YouTube when I first posted it, instead of just posting the lyrics. There are tons of different versions, etc. out there!

CIBC, while I was looking for the page #, I saw that post about the girl you knew who'd been fired from 4 daycare jobs and now wanted to find a "career type" job with benefits by the following Wednesday . . . How's that goin'? Is she liking that job, LOL?
Originally Posted by WurlyLox
Can I be honest, I have known this person for five years and have always tried to be some kind of helpful older sister-type figure to her...but oh my GOSH! She is just SO DELUSIONAL about EVERYTHING. This is the same girl who was saying her plan was to be on Broadway by 25, dead seriously, when she was at the time, 23 and had never even had a good role in a community theatre production. I was genuinely trying to give her good advice on the job stuff, because, hello, I've been there, but she doesn't even want to listen.

We wouldn't be in a recession if people with no experience were able to land fabulous full-time office jobs with benefits within two days! I mean, seriously?

I gave-up Facebook for Lent so I haven't been keeping-up with her, but we have enough mutual friends that I would hear if she had landed a job.
WurlyLox, I gotta say it... don't you think it's a little incongruous to talk about Christian lyrics about God's plan and blessings and then mock another person in their struggle?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Hey, what can I say? My bad, but I never claimed I was perfect - "Blessings" reinforces in me the wish to be, but it obviously doesn't always work . Point taken, though - Thanks! My flippant question was uncalled for.

However, I didn't intend to mock anyone's struggle - I regularly visit this thread because I'm concerned for those who are having so much trouble finding a job. I was just curious when I saw that post again as to whether this oblivious girl had had a reality check about the ease with which she thought she'd just go out and pick up something made-to-order in less than a week when, unless she's been living under a rock, she should know better - just based on her familiarity with CIBC's long search despite all her hard work, if nothing else.
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WurlyLox, I gotta say it... don't you think it's a little incongruous to talk about Christian lyrics about God's plan and blessings and then mock another person in their struggle?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Hey, what can I say? My bad, but I never claimed I was perfect - "Blessings" reinforces in me the wish to be, but it obviously doesn't always work . Point taken, though - Thanks! My flippant question was uncalled for.

However, I didn't intend to mock anyone's struggle - I regularly visit this thread because I'm concerned for those who are having so much trouble finding a job. I was just curious when I saw that post again as to whether this oblivious girl had had a reality check about the ease with which she thought she'd just go out and pick up something made-to-order in less than a week when, unless she's been living under a rock, she should know better - just based on her familiarity with CIBC's long search despite all her hard work, if nothing else.
Originally Posted by WurlyLox
I didn't take it that you were mocking her at ALL! And if you knew her and how she talks, you wouldn't feel sorry for her or that she is "struggling" at all...she is supported by a very wealthy family, doesn't pay a single bill (her mom still buys her clothes and food) and she wasn't bothered by losing her job at all, since it's apparently so darn easy to find another. I was annoyed that she would even talk to me about this, knowing what I've gone through!!!
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I got a few calls yesterday and since I need to work-around a retail schedule in another state, I need to wait until I have the schedule for the following week before I can plan anything!

-I'm going to interview for that job at the Empire State Building, BUT my friend said the most they would probably be willing to pay me is minimum wage. My monthly train fare is a lot, and I wouldn't be able to work at the store week nights after, but I could stay there on weekends, which could be up to another $100 a week or so, which would help. If I like them and it seems like a great opportunity, maybe I can try to get them up to $10 an hour? It would be for 3 months, which, if you think about it, isn't terribly long at all if it could just mean 3 months I would just be interviewing like crazy anyway. Hmmm. We'll see.

-I have a phone interview for an organization I never heard from but sounds great! It's a non-profit that's a Christian youth theatre in the city. I have been running my church youth group forever, so it sounds like a great match.

-I had three others I am yet to confirm interviews with...one with a 9/11 Memorial downtown, which I think would be very interesting, one with a agriculture charity and another phone call in which the lady said, "You applied for this two months ago through LinkedIn...if you're still interested, email me" I did so...no word back.

-I keep haunting my temp agency lady, but I know she also had medical issues and disappears often, so that might be why I haven't heard from her much.

-I'm trying not to obsess about money. It's hard! I know I'm not going to starve. But it's so frustrating. Even my mother lectured me the other day that I'm punishing myself and not enjoying my life because of all of this, and it's true...because it's so hard to do things when you don't have money! If I keep getting steady hours at the store, I'll feel better...

-I'm talking to the book guy tomorrow about freelancing! Yay! He's in London so we have to figure-out a good time because of the time difference.

Also, I have been taking my 5HTP regularly...I feel very much chilled-out when I take it. I think it's making me break-out a little (booo)

I know writing always needs to be my focus, but I also know I have done a great job in past day jobs that have given me a chance. I have to forget about that last place! They had issues. It's just really hard getting your confidence back after something like that happens.

I'm trying to limit the meltdowns. I really am.
Cibc, did you talk to the British company about the freelancing?
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Cibc, did you talk to the British company about the freelancing?
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I want to know too! And finding times to tall shouldn't be hard at all. I talk to people in Europe at work every day, just between 8am and noon. It's just kinda understood that if you work in the US you work on the early side (but can leave early), and if you work in Europe you work in the late side (but can sleep in). It pretty much fits our cultures, too. :-)
"I don't know! I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!" -BART SIMPSON
I think I'm going to start looking. I have a very specialized job, so it might take a long time. On the bright side, is was recently interviewing applicants, and know I'm a VERY strong candidate for any postings in my field. My current job just isn't giving me what I deserve in terms of a raise and promotion, and hired someone with pretty much my exact experience at multiple levels above me, for at least 50% more money, to do the same job as me. And they really love me there, too, it's just the stupid big company politics. But it's a slap in the face. I finished my PhD last year (while working full time) so I think I just owe it to myself to explore my options.

I'm going on a much-needed vacation next week, but am going to start actively looking as soon as I get back. I can probably find 1 or 2 postings to apply to, and am also going to contact my old manager who indicated he may have openings at his new company, as well as some recruiters that call sometimes.
"I don't know! I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!" -BART SIMPSON
They're going to call me today apparently!

I just had my phone interview with the Christian Youth Theatre...oh my gosh! They sound SO INCREDIBLY NICE! I was just on the front page of my church's newsletter with an editorial about why I work with the youth group so I told her about that and scanned it and sent it to her because she wanted to read it. It was so nice to talk to her!

Also, this made me feel better:
http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow...-firedstars/4/
WurlyLox, I gotta say it... don't you think it's a little incongruous to talk about Christian lyrics about God's plan and blessings and then mock another person in their struggle?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Hey, what can I say? My bad, but I never claimed I was perfect - "Blessings" reinforces in me the wish to be, but it obviously doesn't always work . Point taken, though - Thanks! My flippant question was uncalled for.

However, I didn't intend to mock anyone's struggle - I regularly visit this thread because I'm concerned for those who are having so much trouble finding a job. I was just curious when I saw that post again as to whether this oblivious girl had had a reality check about the ease with which she thought she'd just go out and pick up something made-to-order in less than a week when, unless she's been living under a rock, she should know better - just based on her familiarity with CIBC's long search despite all her hard work, if nothing else.
Originally Posted by WurlyLox
And I didn't mean to beat up on you - I just think we need to train ourselves to have truly Christ-like responses to everyone if we're serious about our faith. Of course, we are human and not saints so we all slip up at times, myself included.

And on a non-faith-related note, I think it's important to learn to tune out others and just focus on ourselves. What this woman thinks and whether she's realistic or delusional is irrelevant either to CIBC's struggle or to you. If she's being insensitive to CIBC, then that's a friendship CIBC may want to pull away from, but worrying or thinking about what she's doing and what's happening to her just sucks energy away from something more productive.
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I didn't hear from the British company today! I'll email them to check-in tomorrow. I feel like whenever they contact me, they apologize for taking so long to get back to me, so it's probably just how they roll. I'm not going to worry...but I'm also never going to chase people or force my way into a job again! I learned my lesson.

I have three interviews on Tuesday and another call to make tomorrow morning. I also had that great phone interview this morning, so hopefully they'll get back to me.

Since I already have action going for next week and Tuesday is the only day I have off to interview, I'm going to take a break and not apply again until Monday. (That's huge for me!)

I just am setting the intention that I'll have the means to support myself very very soon and will be out from my mom's roof for good.
WurlyLox, I gotta say it... don't you think it's a little incongruous to talk about Christian lyrics about God's plan and blessings and then mock another person in their struggle?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Hey, what can I say? My bad, but I never claimed I was perfect - "Blessings" reinforces in me the wish to be, but it obviously doesn't always work . Point taken, though - Thanks! My flippant question was uncalled for.

However, I didn't intend to mock anyone's struggle - I regularly visit this thread because I'm concerned for those who are having so much trouble finding a job. I was just curious when I saw that post again as to whether this oblivious girl had had a reality check about the ease with which she thought she'd just go out and pick up something made-to-order in less than a week when, unless she's been living under a rock, she should know better - just based on her familiarity with CIBC's long search despite all her hard work, if nothing else.
Originally Posted by WurlyLox
And I didn't mean to beat up on you - I just think we need to train ourselves to have truly Christ-like responses to everyone if we're serious about our faith. Of course, we are human and not saints so we all slip up at times, myself included.

And on a non-faith-related note, I think it's important to learn to tune out others and just focus on ourselves. What this woman thinks and whether she's realistic or delusional is irrelevant either to CIBC's struggle or to you. If she's being insensitive to CIBC, then that's a friendship CIBC may want to pull away from, but worrying or thinking about what she's doing and what's happening to her just sucks energy away from something more productive.
Originally Posted by Amneris
I am going to be REALLY honest and I'm sure it will make me sound petty and immature, but I honestly talk to this girl for the entertainment factor because I never know what on earth she's going to come-out with next and I can't believe she's an actual person sometimes. I'd never do anything unkind to her, or talk about her negatively, and I always try to give her advice...but, she's honestly like a sitcom character. It's crazy.

However, I DO thing it would be relevant for Wurlylox to ask about her on here in case she DID land a great job in two days! Heck, I'd grill her for her secrets and share it with everybody to help!
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I had a good phone interview this morning.

I really hope I hear back from that Christian group theatre! They sounded so nice!
I'm worrying about money but am also being grateful that I do not have rent to pay! Utilities and other bills are bad enough.
I had a good phone interview this morning.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
And just had a call to come in for an in-person!

I am cancelling the one that I was the least interested in for Tuesday and going-in for this one instead. Four in one day just kinda sucks the enthusiasm out of me.

You have to say this about me...nobody in the world is better than I am at getting job interviews.
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I admire you for all the job interviews you go to. I would dearly love a new job but the thought of an interview fills me with dread (it's been over 20yrs since the last one!).
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I admire you for all the job interviews you go to. I would dearly love a new job but the thought of an interview fills me with dread (it's been over 20yrs since the last one!).
Originally Posted by Starmie
Thank you, but sometimes I wonder if I'm just wasting a ton of time and money!!!!
A co-worker from that job I was fired from after two months IMed me to talk writer stuff today. (He is also a writer and had some news.)

Soooooo...

-They fired my replacement a few weeks ago

-They fired this other lady, that started in a position that was new a few weeks before I left, in December.

What the EFF are they doing in that office?

It was a bit validating for me that they were crazy and ridiculous over there. Nothing I didn't know. I know it doesn't help, but I'm glad to realize that it would have happened to ANYBODY in my position with that office!
A co-worker from that job I was fired from after two months IMed me to talk writer stuff today. (He is also a writer and had some news.)

Soooooo...

-They fired my replacement a few weeks ago

-They fired this other lady, that started in a position that was new a few weeks before I left, in December.

What the EFF are they doing in that office?

It was a bit validating for me that they were crazy and ridiculous over there. Nothing I didn't know. I know it doesn't help, but I'm glad to realize that it would have happened to ANYBODY in my position with that office!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
just a guess? The boss is a sadistic jerk. He gets his jollies in this time of economic crisis by hiring people, treating them like dirt, then firing them, thereby crushing their hopes of some kind if financial security, not to mention meaningful employment. (But, maybe that's just my overactive imagination and the fact that I'm still holding a grudge over the way he treated you. )
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A co-worker from that job I was fired from after two months IMed me to talk writer stuff today. (He is also a writer and had some news.)

Soooooo...

-They fired my replacement a few weeks ago

-They fired this other lady, that started in a position that was new a few weeks before I left, in December.

What the EFF are they doing in that office?

It was a bit validating for me that they were crazy and ridiculous over there. Nothing I didn't know. I know it doesn't help, but I'm glad to realize that it would have happened to ANYBODY in my position with that office!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
just a guess? The boss is a sadistic jerk. He gets his jollies in this time of economic crisis by hiring people, treating them like dirt, then firing them, thereby crushing their hopes of some kind if financial security, not to mention meaningful employment. (But, maybe that's just my overactive imagination and the fact that I'm still holding a grudge over the way he treated you. )
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
Thank you. I just think it is so disturbing that a legitimate non-profit organization can be run like that! Before they hired me, the new Executive Director took over about six months earlier. He fired three people who had all been there a LONG time, and then then the guy I had replaced had lasted about four months.

It really DOES have a great mission and the founder/figurehead is this sweet, dear old man that I really did grow to like (and I don't think he has any say in any of this) and I think it's just a crying shame that such people are behind it.

It makes me nervous to proceed because you never know what kind of people you are getting in with.

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