Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sage Advice

The job hunt is going very slowly and my severance will stop on the 15th of this month. I started the paperwork for unemployment benefits, but I found out today that the corporate office is going to protest it and try to deny me.........I have the ammunition to fight, but I'd rather just find a job and not have to deal with it.

I'm trying very hard not to be stressed, but I'm starting to feel the panic rise. So, my very wise and constant IM friend mentioned that I might look at some of the job leads I've gotten for sales and I shut him down immediately. True sales people are horrible to work for and with. I asked my friend if he thought I was being stubborn and he gave me some very good advice. He said he thought I should look into a sales job as an interim possibility.....to get some income flowing.....and then continue my job search from there. I still don't want to work in sales, but I also don't want to be homeless and I don't know how long it will take to resolve the disputed unemployment claim.

If I thought I could bring in enough money right now just sewing and designing, I'd go ahead with that, but I don't like the unknown and there are too many unknowns involved with that.....the main one being, "How much money will I make?" I need to know my bills will be covered. End of story.

I'm off to apply for more jobs!

2 comments:

Jessican said...

Why are they going to fight your unemployment benefits?

The perfect job is out there for you. These are tough times and things might get worse before they better, but they will get better.

I took my B&N job sort of as a last resort knowing that my rent was due and I was close to having to borrow from the 'rents again.

As for taking the sales job, your friend might be right that it will pay the bills and it might practical right now. I don't know though. You been pretty emphatic about not wanting to do it. It's a tough choice.

Keep the faith and keep us updated.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am praying so much. I just know that God will give you something that you love and your heart desires. Now, he might not give it to you at this second. I know that would be ideal. I just think something wonderful is going to happen. Praying!