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April 23, 2006

The Job Hunt

It's no secret since my company got acquired but another much larger company, that I have been freaking miserable! My job now blows!

I'm not sure it's the job that blows or my boss? Obviously, it isn't very hard to move up in this new company!

I could go on about what an idiot she is and all the crazy stuff she's done, but I'm in a decent mood and would hate to ruin it. But to wrap it up, she prevents me from doing my job. Yes, that is correct...a boss that keeps you from doing your job!

So I have been hunting...hunting for jobs on the east coast and out of retail. I've searched in Tennessee, Atlanta, North Carolina, South Carolina and the northern part of Florida. These places would be ideal as they are in between both sets of parents and sisters.

The job hunt has been a bitch. I'm not quite sure why, but it has. Sometimes I think I'm very marketable, and then other times I wonder why someone would even look at my resume. Eh!

So I got a call from a recruiter Friday asking be about a certain position with their company. The position sounds great. It's different, there's travel, and seems like it would take awhile to get boring. The pay is good and it would be in Atlanta....5 hours from my mom and 6 hours from my dad. Enough distance to where they have to call before they come visit but close enough when I'm craving mom's cooking or a hug from dad!

So I'm supposed to get a call Monday to schedule a phone interview with a couple of people. If all goes well there, they'd fly me to Atlanta to do a couple more interviews. It's very exciting but I feel like I'm jinxing myself just by talking about it. Ya know, getting my hopes up and stuff.

So, needless to say, this weekend has been full of submitting more resumes to people that I will probably never hear from.

My personal deadline...June 1st (avoid the Yuma summer and prevent my insanity). The really need to be out of here by deadline...August 1st.

So, back to the job hunt....

Posted by Sissy at April 23, 2006 11:28 PM | TrackBack

I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 24, 2006 07:04 AM

I know how frustrated you are - but the call is good. Very good.

You'll do it. You are very marketable, and charming and all that good stuff. Seriously. And being willing/able to relo is very important.

xxxxxx - crossing everything I can for ya!

Posted by: Tammi at April 24, 2006 03:54 PM

Good luck. Do you think you might stay in one place for a while then?

Posted by: Jody Halsted at April 25, 2006 08:56 AM

Good luck! (And let me know if you stop in ATL anytime.)

Posted by: zonker at April 26, 2006 08:37 AM

I think you should just move with us and be a beach bum with me!

Posted by: Ang at April 27, 2006 01:53 AM

No worries - you are great - and yes you will find a great job - or at least a job to get you out of Yuma that pays relo and then you can look for a great job :) You will do fine.

Posted by: Napster at April 27, 2006 03:09 PM