Friday, January 6, 2012

New Pages of Life

Lesson learned - do NOT take the first job that is offered to you if you are unsure.  I learned to trust my instincts about a job.  The previous job that I had was horrible.  I was unprepared for what arose and I did not like working with two male clients for nine hours a day.  They were rude and disgusting and I felt like I was in prison, stuck with them.  I couldn't do it.

So, I am job searching again, but I feel good that I am free from that job and that I can actually look for a job working with kids.  I love kids and that would be a much better fit for me. :)  I don't really like job hunting, but it's gonna be okay.  I just have to trust God that he knows what is best for me. 

To make my week better, I have invited my little sister, Aly to have a slumber party with me tomorrow night and I think it's going to be a blast! :)

Hope you've had a better week! 

11 comments:

  1. What exactly where you doing at your previous job?

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  2. Since we spend a huge chunk of our time at the day job it's uber important to find one you enjoy with people you can get along with for large spans of time. Good luck in your search!! :D

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  3. @Courtney - I was a Caseworker for two male clients, making sure that they had constant supervision, but they were extremely rude and on my first shift alone, one seriously wanted to commit suicide and I was never trained what to do. No one answered the phone when I called for assistance. The second night, the other one was throwing up blood and I couldn't get ahold of anyone. It was very stressful and I couldn't do it. I'd much rather work with kids.

    @CherylAnne - I totally agree. It's very important to find a job that you like. Hopefully I can get one working with kids since I love kids! :) Thanks!

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  4. geeze, where was this job? lol

    what was your degree in again? Are you actually looking for a Human Resources position?

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  5. Sorry you had to deal with that :o( That's why I ended up NOT working in the social services field--even though that's originally what I thought I wanted to do (my degree is in sociology, with a minor in psychology). I interviewed for one job where they wanted me to make home-visits at all hours of the day in DETROIT (and yes, the city is as bad/dangerous as you've heard).

    Keep your head up and keep looking--I hope you find exactly what you're looking for :o)

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  6. @Courtney - I can't say where (confidentiality). My degree is in Child, Adult, and Family Services. I was kinda looking for a human resource type position and now I'm looking for anything. I applied to work as an assistant teacher at a daycare, which is something I'd love to do.

    @Angela - Thank you! This is the field that I originally thought too, but I don't wanna do that type of work. Home-visits in Detroit sounds terrible!! Hopefully I can find a job that I will really love. :)

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  7. Love your new blog banner! Sounds like you are making some good choices. Trusting in God being the best one :)

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  8. It's a good idea to leave a job that you basically hate, especially if they offer you little to no support to back you up.

    Good for you for doing what you need to do for you. I wish you luck in finding something more satisfying, maybe not perfect, but perfect for you.

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  9. The slumber party sounds fun! I hope it went well!

    Life's too short to stay in a job you hate. I'm glad you have options and I'm glad you had the strength to make a change. All the best for finding a job working with kids!

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  10. I think you are very wise. It's not good to work in a job that stresses you out in a bad way. Good for you and best of luck in the job search. Have fun at your slumber party!

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  11. My best to you in finding the right job for you> But you really do not know a job until you are in it for a few hours or days. You were wise to leave to seek less stifling, cruel workplaces. Oh, you have a new follower - me! Roland

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