Effective today, some big changes are taking place in my life.
I have been employed for 8 years and 2 months at my current place of employment. I have spent approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of my waking life there since I started in 1998. My youngest son, who will be 9 in November, does not remember me working anywhere else. This has been my home away from home. I have lived in 4 different residences since I started working there.
As of roughly 1 an hour ago, I am actively looking for another job. I've felt this coming for a while, but I've been trying to fool myself and bury my head in the sand. I have had so much change in my life over the last few years, I was hoping that I would not have to make my job yet another change.
I will only be posting either in the early mornings or in the late evenings for awhile. I am going to be very busy at work for now. One of my coworkers that started just 3 months after me in the fall of 1998 has been laid off. I will be expected to pick up many of his responsibilities while he is off.
Any of my Ohio friends...ones who know me personally: please keep your eyes and ears open for job openings. For all my praying blogger friends: please pray for the right doors to open. I may need an ear now and then, and maybe even some advice.
Prior to this job, I was a waitress. Since I have been working in this office, I have done accounting, payroll, payroll taxes, billing, office correspondence; I opened mail, answered phones, provided customer service, worked with human resource issues, safety issues, etc., etc. I have been told many times by various friends that I was underpaid compared to others in comparable jobs. I have kept on working where I am out of convenience, comfort and perhaps a need for security. No more. I know now that I have to do what I need to do for ME.
I have always liked my job. However, I have given far too much of myself in an attempt to please my boss. I have worked sick, when I desperately needed time off, when my kids really needed me. I cancelled vacation days to come in because no one else could. I put off medical care and even surgery in order to make sure my job was covered. I was a devoted and faithful employee. Now it's time to be loyal to me, and put my needs ahead of the company. I have given too much already.
Off I go to search the internet for job postings! Here goes nothing!