Thursday, March 28, 2013

Filling out job applications will be the death of me.

Today was a "work day."
No play for us.

We woke up at 11:00am. <--Boo hoo, I know.
We ate our breakfast delivered by room service. <--I should just shut up already.
We motorbiked our dirty clothes to a lady who has a laundry service down the street because I officially have zero clean underwear left.
In fact, if you must know, I have taken a pair of undies and am now wearing them inside-out. <--classy.
It was either that or go commando. <--Even classier.
Normally, we do our laundry in the tub to save money.
But this particular hotel is the shower/toilet combo room, so no tub is accessible.
Hence the $2/load laundry bill we accrued.
That's fine by me though! Saves my biceps and back from aching.
Though, if we're being honest here, I should probably say that it saves Verner's biceps and back from aching because I usually end up dancing and prancing around as he's breaking his poor back washing our dirty clothes.
But before you think I'm a good-for-nothin' little princess,
just know that I am in charge of the "hang-up-to-dry" duties!
Yes, he washes, rinses, and rings, while I then have the task of finding strategic places to hang the clothes around the room for drying. <--i never claimed i was domestic.

Anyway.

After that, we grabbed some Pad Thai to go and hauled it back to our little 10x10 hotel room for work time.
I worked a bit online for Fasha (I've been doing some online marketing and "building his online presence" for his chiropractic office in San Diego - thanks for the work, Dad!).
I also attempted to write another recap post on our travel blog, but failed miserably because I somehow got caught up with the latest celebrity scandals. Darn you, WonderWall!
V Dizz did his work online (and is currently still doing so as I'm typing this, because he's a good little worker bee, unlike someone else in this room).

After my celeb fix, I decided to hunker down and do some job hunting.
I think I've decided that I want to find something that is only part-time to begin with.
Hell, if it were up to me, I wouldn't work at all, so part-time is just going to have to do for now, thankyouverymuch.
I figure after having a 6 month hiatus from the work environment, it would be in the best interest of everyone involved if I slowly eased myself back into the workplace.

We'll be spending the first month or so at V Dizzle's sister's home in Noe Valley - San Francisco.
THEN - if all goes as planned and Mishi here gets herself a job - we can sign a lease for our very first official apartment together!

But first. That job thing.

I've been looking at some random jobs - airline business, hotel business, admin business. I'm pretty open to it all as long as it does not involve me being cooped up in a little cubicle, staring at a computer screen all day with zero human interaction.
I will live in a box on the streets before that happens! <--Okay, clearly, that's a lie, but you get my point.


I also need to find a place that I can get to via public transportation, because we will not have a car, nor do we plan on buying one anytime soon.
I am hoping for a scooter purchase sometime in the near future though. <--Fingers crossed.

Anyway.

I've probably applied to about 6 jobs and I already want to gouge my eyes out.
I don't understand why they have you "upload your resume" and then they want you to still manually fill out your entire education and work history.
Seems like a waste of time, if you ask me.
I don't even have a working cell phone for these employers to call me, so I don't know why I'm jumping the gun so soon and applying!

I have such mixed feelings about going back to work.

In fact, I may or may not have just said to The Dizzle in the best whiny voice I could muster,

"I don't want to work! Why can't I just be a stay-at-home MOM!?!"

Please take note: we are nowhere near having children and the mere fact that I'm presenting the option of us having one just so I don't have to work should probably tell me that we're definitely not ready yet.

Aaanndd on that note...

I'm sure something will come along that will mesh well with me and be a good fit.
I'm just being my silly, impatient self right now and needed a few moments to vent about it.
Thank you for listening and good day.

xoxo



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26 comments:

  1. Ahh I am on my 2nd month of job hunting and have only had 2 phone interviews! The whole process sucks and with me not having worked in over a year because I moved out of state temporarily to be with my husband looks like a bad thing on paper. Best of luck to you.

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  2. Girl, I have been unemployed since November and I'm officially going insane applying for jobs. It's the worst!!!

    val
    www.daily-distraction.com

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  3. Work is over rated...lol But seriously good luck with the job hunt!

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  4. hate looking for jobs. it is the worst

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  5. Girl I've been unemployed for almost over a month & I hate HATE hate filling out applications. You're preaching the truth about uploading your résumé & then manually filling in all the fields - WHY?! I just gave you all my information in my résumé, why do you need it a second time??

    I think going back part time to start is a great idea. I'd recommend working with a staffing agency, they are very very helpful & can find you temp jobs or temp to hire jobs in the industry that you're looking for. I've had some good success with the company I've been working with. It's called Office Team & I think they have locations all over so there may be one in SF! What I love about is that you give them your résumé & they market you to employers & you don't have to fill out job applications!! Sometimes you even get lucky & don't have to interview for a position, haha.

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  6. Oh my god I love you and how upfront you are! haha I hope you find an awesome job.

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  7. Filling out applications is such a waste of time I swear....so I uploaded my awesome resume and now you want me to fill in the same shiz.....right. I worked really hard to get a big girl job, and I love what I do, but sometimes I wish I was a little less chained to a desk. I miss moving around and interacting with people. I swear I just want to be a pretty trophy wife. I'm only a boob job away.

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  8. I think going with a temp agency is a great idea. Let them do all the work about locating a job for you. Except that you can end up with shitty jobs. Good part is, they're temporary and you'll have a new job before you know it.

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  9. GIRL! I just bitched about the resume & application thing LAST NIGHT on Twitter! BLEH!

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  10. Love reading about your travels Michelle!

    I think you'd be a PERFECT fit for a place like lululemon! Check out if they have any admin openings in SF. Best of luck!

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  11. Ok, first of all, we have a very similar laundry set up. Eric separates, washes, and hangs it all up to dry while I take it down, fold it, and put it all away. You're a smart lady getting him to do the washing. :)

    Also, wait until you get comfortable with the SF hills/crazy a$$ drivers before buying a scooter. I love them but moving to SF made me start viewing them as death machines rather than cute little modes of transportation.

    Have you thought about a nanny job? That's pretty close to a stay at home mom :)

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  12. I must say my dream job is one where I don't have to work with people...I don't know if I've become antisocial or if I just really hate customer service!

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  13. Applying for jobs is so tedious!!

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  14. OMG OKAY I'm not crazy, WHY would they ask you to send a resume and have you reenter it all?!? It's insanity. I'm job hunting too and on a daily basis, I think about banging my head against the wall. It's the PITS. But for the record, SF is only about 2 hours away from me so when you're in SF, lezzz get together. But please, bring clean underwear. ;)

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  15. filling out job applications is the worst! and i kind of look like that guy in the picture. i have the ugliest desk (that is one move away from falling apart) and most uncomfortable chair. i really hate my cube thats not even a full cube.

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  16. good luck! work blows haha. i always ask my fiancee if i can quit and be a stay at home dog mom. he says no. so mean.
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  17. Good luck gf! Also, can I have your life?

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  18. ugh. Applications are the worst! I LOVE interviews though. I'm a schmoozer:-) I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you guys! xoxo

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  19. The job hunting process is SO HARD. It's why I've been at my job for almost 7 years now. :) Good luck on your search!

    xoxo,
    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  20. job hunting is shit. I hate reentering my info after uploading the resume. I'm like, "SERIOUSLY WTF?"
    I'm also "slowly" job hunting... jobs are so hard to find now.

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  21. I've been looking for jobs too! And I do NOT know why they make you upload a resume and then fill out all the other crap. Gah! It's so annoying. Good luck!

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  22. Hope you find a job that isn't painstakingly painful to work at!! Believe me, you don't want to be a stay at home mom. It's not for me either.

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  23. MISH!!! you've got it all wrong. you dont want to be a stay at home mom. you want to be a stay at home wife. children require work!!!!

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  24. Good luck finding a job!! I hate it too when people have you upload resume and then fill out the exact same crap!! Just take one or the other, you're wasting my time and yours!! So frustrating! I'm in a position that ends in August and will need a job then and I hate that I need to wait to apply for jobs because no one wants to hire anyone 4 months in advance! lol I'm a planner too!

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  25. i just went through the whole job search thing, too. such a pain in the ass! you think filling out all the info multiple times is bad, wait until you have to repeat it all in interviews. over and over. fun times. best of luck though! you'll figure it out and then hopefully won't have to do it again anytime soon. so glad you're moving back to sf - i just got here about 2 months ago and LOVE it.

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  26. You can earn $20 for a 20 minute survey!

    Guess what? This is exactly what big companies are paying for. They need to know what their average customer needs and wants. So big companies pay millions of dollars per month to the average person. In return, the average person, myself included, participates in surveys and gives them their opinion.

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