Um, help? I think I did something very, very silly on Monday afternoon.
I handed in my notice at work.
I will now be unemployed as of the 30th of June.
And I have no savings thanks to the past four years of university.
Back at the start of February I started what is my current (soon to be ex) job. It was a temp post and only meant to last a few months at most. Five months later I am still there and starting to climb the walls with frustration – I love the people I work with, but the job does not require someone with two degrees. We’ve finally got the project to where it should have been back in April, so it seems like as good a time as any to go.
My manager took the news wonderfully well, possibly something to do with giving her two weeks notice as opposed to the one we technically have to give – I’d feel bad just leaving them in the lurch – and I got hold of the temp agency to see what fun they had for me now.
Turns out, they don’t have much fun for me at all.
So here I am with no job to go to on the 3rd of July. Not a good feeling, especially when the landlord has this annoying desire to get paid monthly. I’ve applied for a few things, looking into some others, but I have this sinking feeling that I’ll be going back to shop work just so I can pay the bills. Nothing wrong with shop work, just… Thought the whole point of going to University was that they would be throwing great jobs at you once you graduated.
Why does being a grown-up have to be so difficult? *sigh*
You will now all please brainstorm in the comments on how I can start to get the dream job as commissioning editor for a literary publisher with 1) no experience, 2) no qualifications, and 3) staying in Southampton for now. Good luck 😉
I’ve discovered that whilst I can listen to music and be inspired, and I can be at the gym and be inspired, I can’t be at the gym, listening to music, and be inspired all at the same time. I was on the bike this evening and had a great idea for a post whilst listening to Pink, and just kind of ground to a halt because I didn’t want to loose the idea before I had worked through it in my head. I don’t want to have to start taking a notebook to the gym with me…
And no, this post wasn’t the great idea. The great idea has been added to the list with the ten other great ideas that I am working on at the moment 😉