So I started a new job six weeks ago. I quit three weeks ago. I totally hated it and was about to have a nervous breakdown. It’s not really something I wanted to do, or am comfortable doing, but I was going to do it anyway because it was a decent job with decent pay. I’m actually kind of missing my old job, but it’s too late to change all of that now. The job was working at a huge call center in collections. Not something I was overjoyed about to begin with.
The job was in a huge corporate office and that’s definitely an environment I’m not used to being in. I’ve worked for large companies before, but nothing quite like that. That place has strict rules and procedures. I have no problem with all that, as long as it doesn’t make me feel like a drone, which I started to think I’d end up as at that place.
Don’t get me wrong, the benefits were good and the pay was not bad. However, it just wasn’t the place for me. The people were friendly in a weird brainwashed kind of way, but I noticed some very odd, almost childish, behavior patterns. Stupidity and childishness in the workplace tends to irritate the shit out of me. Honestly, I was just trying to hold out as long as possible or at least until I could find something that I’m better suited to doing.
So, now that I’m unemployed I’ve had to start job hunting again. I hate job hunting. I’ve been on a few interviews, but so far no luck. The last interview that I had was today. It was an online video conference interview with a woman at an employment agency. The interview went great, but I noticed towards the end of the interview that there was a man behind her. He had turned around in his chair and was watching her computer screen and me I suppose. He looked very interested in what he was watching, so I’m hoping that he was not just ogling me and instead maybe he was her supervisor or something. I still found it a bit odd.
Being my first online video interview I was already a bit freaked out by the whole thing. I’ve successfully avoided having a laptop with a webcam for the past forty years, but a few weeks ago my old laptop was about to die and Buck bought me a new one, and it has a built-in camera & microphone. I absolutely hate being on camera and video. I’m too self-conscious and shy. Don’t laugh. It’s true. 😉 I suppose I’ll have to get used to it though because evidently that’s how people do business and stuff these days. Damn, I’m getting old. OK, now you can laugh.
One last thing that I have to complain about…the weather here. I’ve been in Tennessee for two and a half months already and my nose has yet to thaw out and I can’t stop shivering. Thankfully the snow has melted, but it’s still too damn cold here. I do miss that Mississippi sunshine. That’s all. Thanks for tolerating my moaning and complaining.
Also, since I’m unemployed and broke now, if you feel like looking to the right of this page and clicking on the donate button, it would be most appreciated. All I need is a dollar…or two…or twenty. A girl’s gotta eat you know. Plus I’m not quite ready to hit the corner and start turning tricks. 😉
Peace, love, & happiness.