Friday, September 15, 2006

Five-o'clock world

I’ve had a very busy week here. I’m trying to become a bit more organized at work, largely because I’m trying to incorporate job search time into my day. I’ve made choices to stay where I was largely because it gave me time to take off when the little boo came home and I’m able to take off whenever he gets sick. It’s also a very low stress job for the most part.

However, some little annoyances have begun to build and build to an intolerable level. One of the supervisors has shall we say a very close relationship with a co-worker and her preferential treatment has gotten to be too much. I’m pretty easy-going for the most part; hey do whatever you want as long as it doesn’t affect my job. Now, it’s become way too obvious. It’s not at a whistle-blowing level or anything just highly unfair.

Anyway, rant aside, I have to start looking. I do hate the job application with the hatred of a hot white sun though. Federal applications are the worst too. You have to parse all these ridiculous little questions knowing that many of the jobs have already been filled but must be listed because of the posting requirement. I hate hate having to sell myself. Just pay me to nod and look pretty... is that too much to ask? (It's worked for my co-worker and her crazy eyes.)

Meanwhile, I found out I’ll be going to New York City next week. If I have any New York readers let me know. I’d love to get some recommendations from you. It’s going to be a quick trip just a couple days. I have to weight the freedom of getting away with missing my family and feeling guilty for going away without them.


Mark said...

Good luck with the job search....always fun (not). I used to have to travel quite a lot in my old job. Sometimes I would be in Australia and New Zealand for 6 weeks at a time. I did miss my family, but I made sure that what time I was able to have with them was quality time. That's why I always chose to bath and put them to bed.....ah what memories.

Moncrief Speaks said...

Too bad Paul isn't still in NYC, Brian. I assume you know he moved elsewhere for law school. He was always a great tour guide and companion in NYC.

BriteYellowGun said...

I feel your pain about job hunting. It is by far the most humiliating and degrading thing that one could willfully subject oneself to. I'm doing the exact same thing here.

The Brian said...

Mark, don't I know it. I hate the job process.

Monc, I knew he was looking into law school. He's started already! Wow.