Today is the first day of my job-hunting. I have chosen to call it "job-hunting" and not "jobless life" as previously thought of. I resigned yesterday and was told to leave yesterday. This is normal practice with key personnel. Its so you don't poach clients while you are in your last month, or don't steal secrets from the hard drive. It makes me feel a little good: At least I was considered key personnel. I have been looking on all websites already for a new job and will be doing so every day.
I must admit though, every now and then I get this fluster of panic where I think about the 1st of March an dont d not having a new job yet by then. Then I sit in a corner at home, cry a little, and feel like jumping off the roof of my house. When I realise that this will only make me break some bones, I get over it and go on. I have never been in this position before. I have been retrenched before, but have been able to find a new job within the first few days.
Although it is great to be able to look for a job from home, it really does feel a little hopeless. At least if I had to work my last month notice, it would have felt like I was still working and doing something. Now it just feels like I am jobless at home....
So please send me any and all job opportunities to keep me from standing on the street corner with my cardboard sign.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Its a new year. Its 2010. Its South Africa's big chance to shine!!!
I want to vomit.
I came back from my amazing pilgrimage and all I wanted to do since I have been back here, was to go back there again. I started working again this week. While on the pilgrimage I realised that I am on a career path that I am not happy with. I don't want to be what I am. The problem is that I don't know what I want to do. At work things are returning to normal. The pressure of finding appointments is in full swing, and that is what I hate. I don't want to battle to find appointments, and then go to them and beg them to stay in our hotels. I am sick and tired of doing that. I want a job where I do something completely different, maybe a little more creative industry than tourism.
2010 is not starting out very well for me. I have figured out that I don't want to be in the career I am in anymore, but I don't know what I want to do. On top of that, I only know how to be a sales person, as that is what I have done my entire working life.
Blog posts will slow down dramatically for now, as I am not very inspired at the moment, and don't really have much to say.