I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, that’s why I’ve not been blogging, it’s hard for me to write when I’m not happy. So I’ve made some decisions…
#1, I set a deadline in my head about a situation that I want resolved at work and emailed off what I need done and by when to the two people who can make it happen.
I got an email back from my boss telling me that one aspect won’t happen until XYZ takes place which is a problem on a couple of fronts;
- I’m not sure I want to be involved in XYZ and
- There is no time frame around it happening
Unfortunately I know what will happen and I’ll be forced to take action and that will involve giving up my nice comfy telecommuting, cats on desk, sloppy clothes wearing life to get a “real” job which will suck just a bit, however I’ll get better pay as a trade off and that means retiring earlier. I know, first world problems right?
This lead to decision #2 at some ungodly hour this morning: I got up, turned on the iPad and typed “marketing recruitment my city” into the search bar. I scrolled through a couple and registered for job alerts with the one that looked like a good fit.
Part of me is secretly hoping that their CRM is so good that they’ll call me to see what I’m looking for. The other part is kind of terrified that they will! LOL, I’m bad at saying no, and I’m worried that I’ll wind up in a new job before I’m sure I want to leave the old one.
After that I realised that I have another problem. Who do I get as a referee? I’ve been eight years in this job, everyone in my old job (which is too long ago for a proper reference anyway) has scattered to the four winds after they dismantled the newsroom. I can really ask my boss*, my colleagues for the most part are his family and it doesn’t seem right to ask my clients. Sigh, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Now I think about it referees come after the resume part! Aw man, I haven’t had a resume in over ten years, I don’t even have an old copy kicking around. Do I even need one these days? Isn’t that what LinkedIn is for? Sigh (I’m doing a bit of that today).
So while feeling thoroughly depressed about all that I decided to cheer myself up with a spot of online shopping and I’m pleased to say that after some serious web browsing my new long satin robe is winging its way from Neiman Marcus in the USA to wine country in little old Australia.
Happy days, mostly!
* I will tell him of course, once the deadline (March 30) is past. As long as I walk in with a transition plan he’ll be ok, upset, but ok.