First of all, I would start this blog post by saying that I am blessed.
Since April I have been unemployed. There was a group lay off at last job, which was at the airport, and I was one of the fortunate ones to get cut. I know what you are thinking: a job at the airport must be really good, with great pay and benefits. Well, you are wrong. I couldn’t have been happier to leave. I wasn’t worried financially, right away, but then again I did not think I was going to be unemployed for long. Needless to say, three months later, I was still job hunting.
I started to panic then. Job hunting can be so costly and exhausting. I started to believe that I just would not get a job this summer. I went to so many job interviews, some promising, other not so much. For example, I went to this interview for a position as a “masseuse in a spa”, which turned out to be a prostitute position, bluntly put.
Fast forward to the end of July, I finally got a phone call for a receptionist position in a retirement home that I had applied for at least a month prior. I was more than ecstatic to take the offer as I desperately needed a job at that point. A couple of week after that, I got another call for a position at a dental office that I don’t even remember applying for! Both jobs are absolutely amazing. I never thought I would say this is a million years. I do absolutely nothing at the retirement home. Granted, I only work weekends there, but at times I feel guilty. My “receptionist duties” include reading a book/magazine, catching up on my favorite blogs, and answer the occasional phone calls that come through. That is basically it. I get bored at time but with the internet available, I find something to entertain me. Although I work two jobs, full time at the dental office and part time at the retirement home, I don’t feel tired at all. I have had worst jobs (I worked at Wal-Mart for two years, and still suffer back problems from it), so I count my blessings. The only downside is that I work everyday! :/
I am currently writing this post at work, need I say more?