After not receiving a merit increase in September, I'm back to job hunting. It's not going very well thus far; I haven't received any call backs. :( That's very disappointing. I know I'm doing everything right. My resume is good and I have good experience. I don't understand why these white folks aint callin me back.

I wonder if these people even know what they're looking for. Ads are full of catch phrases like "self starter, team player and detail oriented" couple with duties such as "manage executive calendars, draft correspondence and other duties as assigned." Real cute. Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnd they want you to have a four year degree to do this piddly shit. Are you serious?

Of course a company wants the best candidate their $35k per year can purchase. Imma need HR to up they game. Please do not post ads with misspellings, bad punctuation and words used out of context. You're not gonna attract and retain the best if you don't present yourself as an organization deserving the best.

30.October.2007    08:47 PM     Commments: 0

The kids Godfather has been away at work for the last four months. He can barely talk about his job since everything is classified. That's really hard for us since we talk about EVERYTHING. I felt really bad; I could hear the distress in his voice. From 11 years of age forward, I've always been by his side to navigate through his life decisions. While he's out in the field strategizing his way through various situations, there's nothing I can do. He's such a sensitive soul, but he can't afford to be with the type of work he has to do. I have so many questions for him when he comes home. Some things are best communicated face to face.

I missed another anniversary last week! Last Thursday marked my 5th year as a homeowner, although I'm not sure how excited I am about that. It's been a tough ride. Maaaaaaaaan, this sumbitch more of a money pit than the kids! There's always so much work to do, inside and out. For the new year, I've decided I'm going to make a list of things I want to improve and complete a different project every month.

Homeownership is typically viewed as majorly beneficial. Thus far, it's been a real pain in my ass. If I didn't have children, I wouldn't be concerned with owning a home at all. The bright spot is the kids have a place they feel is theirs.

Now only if they'd clean it...

24.October.2007    10:04 PM     Commments: 0

This time last year, my financial situation was real precarious. I was a contract worker hustling to make the mortgage payment. That was my only concern. Shortly thereafter, my position came permanent and I stopped holding my breath. Contracting is so volatile: you never know when you'll be out of work. Instability irks my nerves.

Now that I've been on this job for about a year, I'm ready to move on. I'm trying to make the best of it but the truth is..I'm no longer interested. Maybe if they hadn't canned my boss in May I'd feel differently. Maybe. Maybe not.

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13.October.2007    05:42 PM     Commments: 0