Sunday, March 29, 2009

THE NEW JOB........ so far

I was at the firm of "here is a project, get it done whenever" for a long time... It was slow there for long, long time. At first, when the bottom fell out of my practice area, it freaked me out and then I became complacent, spoiled and annoyed when work interfered w/ me obsessively checking lawschoolnumbers.com all day, taking 2 hour lunch breaks and leaving early. Now at in-house job my mind and body are in shock. I'm not used to working at this pace, AT ALL. Don't get me wrong, trust me, I know what hard work is, it's just I haven't done it in a long time.

New place is keeping me busy and hoping, I have projects up the wahzoo already! I was handed a pile of work my first day! The flip side is I don't feel an once of fear re: job security. I am working in the area of legal compliance in highly regulated industry, which is about to get even more regulations thrown at them, so even though this company has laid off, if I keep up, I don't think I'll be one of them.

I have no idea how I ended up at yet another corporate job. Really, I have applied for a number of non-profit jobs and NOTHING! in the meantime I build up more and more corporate experience, WT?

Also, this company is extra conservative and Yes, I am in a DAMN CUBE!!! But how can I complain? w/ so many out of work and me out of work just two weeks ago. I got my first check already and I have to say it was a HUGE relief, plus I like being busy.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

PATIENCE MAY BE A VIRTUE

... and it may make you a better person but right now I'd take my chances, if [BLANK] law school would just let me know already!!!

Seat deposits are coming up and still nothing from 1st choice!! I have been complete since Dec. 1st. I don't get it, am I in a "reject" pile they just haven't gotten to? or am I in a "maybe" pile that they're waiting on until they hear back from EVERYONE they have admitted?

I'm such a dork, I've started practicing in my head what I am going to say when I call the admissions office next week if my status checker doesn't change... I really don't want to call, but I'm over the "no news is good news" and I just want to know!

Also, I'm starting my new job on Monday. I'm kinda nervous about it, especially b/c I wasn't really looking to start a new job. I don't know what desk I'll be at and my biggest fear is I'll be stuck in a cubicle. I hate cubicles, they remind me of vertical coffins, it's so Office Space !!!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Job

I got a job! It happened so fast! It seems like a good job, given everything that is going on right now. Everyone either has a spouse, a friend or someone they know who has been laid off. It is incredibly difficult out there, so I feel very lucky! Just in time, our insurance runs out at the end of the month and to continue through Cobra would be $1500 a month!! There are subsidies I may be eligible for, even still it would be completely unaffordable to keep us all insured.

The job is in-house with a large corporation, not really the direction I wanted my career to be heading in, but it pays well and has benefits. It is so hard to get a good government or non profit job that pays anything close to what we could live on (and we live very modestly). I have applied for government jobs and either I don't hear back or I get a letter months letter stating I have not been chosen. The only call back I ever got was for the Dept. of Homeland Sec. and I although I was desperate to break into a government position, I just couldn't see myself working there. Right now I am the main bread winner, so I am doing what I need to do.

I start in a week and I have a laundry list of things to do before I start, dentist, big cleaning projects etc. etc.

I'm so relieved, I have a job!!