What’s the old saying… it was fun while it lasted? Well, at least it was profitable, and there were some good moments.
I’ve become a casualty of working casually.
Just one shift this week, then after a quick conversation and a couple of text messages, my ability to pay my rent in three weeks is thrown into doubt.
No, that’s not the whole story, but it’s where things stand right now.
I have not been happy in my current/former job for a while. I don’t do well with a “one rule for us, one rule for you” mentality. I don’t do well with conflict and blame, and I definitely do not do well with not typing everything I want to about it right now, but I should show some restraint.
I’m not totally surprised, the writing has been on the (internal) wall for a while, I just didn’t expect the ink to dry so quickly once I voiced my dissatisfaction.
It is, of course, my employer’s prerogative to immediately cut the cord, that’s what being a casual entails.
And so, I’ll be dusting off my CV this week, updating my SEEK profile and putting on my thinking cap – a very jaunty crocheted number – and considering what’s next.
Here’s what I know about me and work:
I love working in teams, and I enjoy solving problems.
I love creative industries and I want to do something more with my skills and time than simply bolster my employer’s bank account.
I love a typo free document, I love a full stationery supply cupboard, heck I even enjoy refilling the stapler!
I am an administrator, and I am more than that. I am a creative thinker.
I’m great with words and I can create great blog content for your business.
I care about details. Spelling and grammar still matter.
Social media can be a great business tool. If your organisation’s Facebook page has tumbleweeds blowing through it, I’ll notice.
I believe honesty actually is the best policy.
I’m unafraid to speak my mind. My point of view is just as valid as anyone else’s.
Being the new girl in a work environment is daunting but I’m up for the challenge.
If I get really stressed, I will cry. It’s just salty water, I’ll regroup quickly. Stress responses don’t mean I can’t master the task.
And even with this door closing, I know this: I’m a great person to have on your team.
Have you ever been a casual casualty?
Do you believe in dream jobs?
What’s your top tip for finding rewarding work?