Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Well, I quit my job on Friday. I gave two weeks notice, so I finish up here on September 5th. Lovely! I'm fed up with taking the same phone messages 6 times over the space of 3 weeks because she's unable to resolve issues immediately. I'm also fed up with being paid late, lied to, kept uninformed, and fed up with the complete lack of organisation or effeciency around here. I'm gone. The boss doesn't need me - she doesn't need an office administrator, she needs a co-manager. She's never here, she's unreliable, she doesn't get things done. She needs somebody to be here and do things. And NO, I wouldn't do that if she asked me to. I am a rat, deserting this sinking ship! (Yeah, we're so broke she can't afford to pay our couriers so now nothing is getting sent to our customers... and she couldn't afford to pay me until a week and a half late... the list goes on...)

So now I need to find alternative employment. This is a bitch of a city for getting jobs, for me. Most jobs advertised are one of three things: IT, retail, or government. I'm not qualified for IT, I don't really want to do retail unless I can't avoid it, and government jobs are all fancy-pants stuff like project management or policy making. You need degrees and contacts and smarminess to get jobs like that, even if you wanted them.

So, whilst I am applying for office admin/PA/EA roles, I'm also mulling over business ideas. Gothic clothing? Sci-fi bookshop? Gluten free frozen meals? I'm also hoping to get into the Diploma of Technical Music at CIT at some point, so should I already be thinking about co-ordinating working hours with school, and find a casual or part-time job? That can probably wait.

My future is once again a blank page, waiting to be written on...

6 comments:

Lletna said...

Stace,

Get that paint brush out - and start making the page full of stuff!

When you were 4 what did you wanna do?

Stace said...

When I was 4 I wanted to get on the bus and go to school with my brother!

Donnnnn said...

When one door slams behind you another one opens...you may have to knock a few times but eventually someone will open it.

Look out world here she comes.

elizabeth said...

Kind of exciting though isn't it?

Cazzie!!! said...

I so hope you find what ever it is you are looking for, and that you are just happy :)

Stace said...

Donnnnnnnnnnnn - I think the problem is finding a door, first! When I find one, I'll knock like hell :)

Elizabeth - I think it's a bit more frustrating than exciting... especially because I'm hoping to start studies again next year, so any job would have to be either short term, or flexible... so I'm more excited about the prospect of going back to school! :)

Cazzie - thank you, as soon as I figure out what will make me happy (besides Aidan, obviously!) I'll let you know :)