Who knew not working would take up so much of my time?
I have had ideas for posts:
One More Way I stay Warm
Why Does Every Flower and Candy Company Have to Send Me Three Emails a Day for Two Weeks Prior To Valentines?
Making NOT Going to the Gym an Art Form
Unfortunately, I have not penned any of them. I have had one conference that I actually came out of my introvert bubble and networked with former co-workers that led to: two text job leads/offers to decline and two phone interviews that led to an online application and in-person meet that led to a pending offer phone call.
There were a couple of online applications to send. Sounds simple, but they always seem to take longer than they should. If you upload your resume, why do you then have to fill out pages of questions that ask you for the information that is on your CV???
One of those online applications did lead to a contracting position. So, I work for myself. It is kind of cool to be able to dictate how many hours I am willing to work and what days I want to get out of bed.
One application was caught by a recruiting company that clearly did not actually have the job opening that they listed. The first thing she wanted to know was my complete salary history. Uhm, really? I do not even know you, I don’t think so. She told me that all of her clients require that information before they will even accept an application. Uhm, really? I do not even know you. You called me. You could be anyone. So maybe I am paranoid, whatever. She has tried to contact me through email and by phone at least 3 times since I thanked her and hung up.