Thursday, October 28, 2010

Post Convocation Alphabet Project

C is for not choosing children over education. Sorry Mommies! I just had different priorities directly after high school that did not involve my legs over my head in the back of a pick up and faulty contraception.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What I Learned Tonight

I've just gotten home from an overnight shift. All I have to say is that my eyelids are very heavy and that 7am looks a lot like 11pm when you are walking to and from work in the rain and wind.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Post Convocation Alphabet Project

B is for Bad Decisions- like working midnights at the Salvation Army in -35C weather and anything involving youth work!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Post Convocation Alphabet Project

I'm taking after Kyla Roma and doing an Alphabet Project with my own twist.

A is for Acting like you're interested when people talk about mid-terms.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Free Box O' Monies for ME!

Getting paid for training today and tomorrow! Whoo Hoo!

I have a sneaking suspicion that I have stumbled into an amazing organization and I will only want to stay and move around to different positions within it.

Shifts have been going great and the things I heard today only make me want to work harder. It feels great to finally have a job that I feel I can move up and around in.

Knock, Knock. That's me- knocking on wood. I don't want to jinx it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Attempting to Move Forward

How do you know when it is time to move on? No, no, no... no more relationship blather from me. How do you know when it is time to move on and away from a job or position that you hold?

I had been struggling with leaving my volunteer position at the women's shelter for some time. I felt that I had gained as much knowledge from my position as I could. I loved the staff and I loved the kids who I spent time with there. However, after nearly 6 months of volunteering, it became obvious that there was no more room to learn or advance- especially after the director told me that even though I was an ideal candidate for their current job posting, I would not get the job because I did not have a vehicle. Therefore, I made the decision that I had gotten everything out of the position that I could and told them it was time for me to move on. They understood, wished me well, and agreed to be a new reference for me.

I am now faced with a much harder decision. How do I move on from a job that is not teaching me new skills and there is no room for me to move up? It is a much more difficult decision since this position helps to pay my bills. I am not challenged at this job and any decisions I make are second-guessed. I want to find a new workplace where I can learn and grow. But, I'm scared that I won't be able to find one and I will be broke trying to find one.

I would be happy with a part time position to compliment my weekend job. Then I could quit the other 2 jobs I still hold. I'm looking, but the market is tight, especially for people just out of school.

Wish me luck!