Friday, February 25, 2011

Thank you but no

I heard back from the job and got a "thanks but, no thanks" or a GFY letter. It was a disappointment and I got upset about it. Over the past few weeks, I have gotten quite a number of them and after a while it gets to you. I know that the job market is competitive and rough with so few jobs, too many applicants, people who will take less salary or had a different set of experiences.

Still, I am trying to stay positive and feed myself the tidbits like "It was not meant to be", "there are other jobs out there", "the job did not fit you" but it is hard to take it and stay in a positive state of mind.

My current job is just making me feel so useless. While I can't get into the details it is sufficient to say that there are a lot of changes that have happened and the powers that be don't fully get our niche and are imposing a vision that just does not fit. With this new power change, my role has yet to be utilized and I see it no longer existing. My projects have all but dried up and I sit there doing very little if anything at all. I want to be busy, I want to be utilized I want to feel accomplished.

But most of all, I want a new job.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bits and bobs

It has been a few weeks since I blogged and here are some snippets of what has been going on:

Last week I applied for a job that I would be great at, it combines my two main job experiences into a unique role. I am still waiting to hear back but I have my fingers crossed. My current job is less than stellar on so many fronts.

I became an aunt, a few weeks earlier than expected. The Hubs' brother and his wife welcomed a baby boy last week. The baby and mom are doing well, he is going to spend at least another 10 days in NICU.

We are starting to plan our vacation(s) this year and are looking at few places including San Francisco, Boston/NH and Miami. On the long "would be nice list" we have Spain, England, Ireland, Virgin Islands and Italy. So the research has begun.

Our taxes are done and can we say helloooooooooo refund.

So what is going on in your world?

Monday, February 07, 2011

Digging out

So I am sure everyone has heard of the top three blizzard that hit the Chicagoland area last week. Hubs and I hunkered down and rode it out. We are both fortunate to be able to telecommute so we were able to remain functional in our sweats and only venturing out to take the dogs out.

Yukon was in snow heaven, she adores this type of weather and was so happy to be able to bounce around in the white goodness. Rosie, not so much, even in her pink coat and her shoes, she was not a happy camper. Wednesday morning, she had to be carried out because the snow was taller than she was. So each walk consisted of one good dog who went immediately and one dog who did not, thus requiring many more walks and each walk with a plea to "do business" even bribery of treats did not always work. So subsequently, there was some extra laundry last week.

We dug out the car a little each day. The plow finally came down our street on Friday. I was all set to go to work today but I have been having a case of the dizzies. It probably was best to work from home today.

Well spring is 5 weeks away and I can not wait!