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Officially Unemployed!

My last day of work was yesterday. I am now officially unemployed.

This is a good thing, because I really couldn't stand my job anymore - either it had to go, or I did, basically. There's only so long that you can deal with both monotony AND crimes against humanity, and I drew the line at five years.

Now, the last time I tried to find a different job, it didn't work out so well and I had to go crawling back. Going crawling back isn't an option this time, so hopefully I find something else.

In the meantime, while I'm unemployed, I should HOPEFULLY have plenty of time to do a S8 rewatch and write things.

If anyone has any job leads in the Vancouver area (or the South/Eastern Ontario area, or the Montreal area, or the Germany area) let me know! From experience, it helps if you are the one actually doing the hiring and can give me an unfair advantage in the application/interview process. Nepotism is a huge problem in Canada and quite frankly, if you can't beat them, join them.

What are my qualifications? I can do anything. Unfortunately, this isn't reflected on my resume, so you'll have to take my word for it. 

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etoile444
Oct. 1st, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
I wish you luck in your job search, you have a great sense of optimism for sure. When I saw your post, I thought...oh no, another person furloughed, but then I remembered that you were lucky to be Canadian.

hells_half_acre
Oct. 1st, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I almost put a disclaimer up to explain that I wasn't affected by the American shut-down thing... another reason to be happy to be Canadian.

I'm optimistic about the furloughed Americans too though - I mean, they're just on hold at the moment, and I'd like to think that despite the clusterf*ck of politics down there, that the gov't will get it's shit together sooner rather than later, and then everyone can go back to work.

Anyway, we'll see how optimistic I am when I've been two months without work and my money is running out. :P
juppschmitz
Oct. 2nd, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
"The Germany area..." Lol! Surely economy is doing quite well over here and with Angie in power another 4 years hopefully it stays like that for a bit :)

Sadly I'm in no position to hire you for anything :( Unless you want to temp as a cleaner at a trade fair in the Ruhr area, in wich case my husband might be able to find something for you...
hells_half_acre
Oct. 2nd, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oo, the Ruhr area... I went there for a guitar concert once.

That being said, yeah... not sure I'd be the best cleaner. I might try to find something else in Canada first. ;)

I wouldn't know the first thing about work-visa rules anyway, I just figured I'd through that out there. I haven't spoken German very much in the past 10 years, and I feel like I've lost a lot of it (or all of it) - but I always did dream of maybe living there one day. :)
metallidean_grl
Oct. 29th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! for you that you are finally out of a job that you absolutely hate. That took guts. Not a lot of people, me included, would leave a job they hate to go into the unknown world of the unemployed. I rely too much on that paycheck, and I have great fears about not getting one, as I have been in that position too many times to count. I do hope you are able to find something reasonable within a good amount of time.
hells_half_acre
Oct. 30th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I was sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place - because I really didn't think I had the ability to drag myself through another 6 month contract while being absolutely miserable, but I also know that unemployment is no fun.. so yeah, I went with unemployment, on the off chance that it would lead to something better sooner.

We'll see what happens next, I guess!
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