Time to look for a job...

Time to look for a job...

Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

April 6th, 2017, 7:06 pm #1

I have plenty of time -- I'm not desperate -- but I do believe once I return to Colorado this weekend, that it's time to look for a full-time salaried job again.

The big question is: What kind of jobs should I apply for? The same ol' same ol' stuff that burns me out after 12-24 months? Something in the mental health field? Or an entirely different field? Ahhh.

All I will say is, I'm already praying.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 2nd, 2015, 3:53 pm

April 6th, 2017, 7:43 pm #2

I would say look for something different, but just keep your options open. Maybe you could teach!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

April 6th, 2017, 8:43 pm #3

... some bad or unruly kid.

Thanks for the prayers. We'll see what happens.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 28th, 2015, 11:04 pm

April 8th, 2017, 5:52 am #4

I have plenty of time -- I'm not desperate -- but I do believe once I return to Colorado this weekend, that it's time to look for a full-time salaried job again.

The big question is: What kind of jobs should I apply for? The same ol' same ol' stuff that burns me out after 12-24 months? Something in the mental health field? Or an entirely different field? Ahhh.

All I will say is, I'm already praying.
There has to be some kind of happy medium where you are doing a bit of investing in people, but not running yourself into the ground with tedious mind-numbing tasks that wear you down emotionally. You need to be energized, one some level, and the jobs you end up taking drain you rather than feed into you. You are never going to the 40 hr. workweek, hamster wheel, nose to the grindstone - type of person. Some people can gut that out and make it work, but it just isn't you long term. You need a job with some latitude and leniency, in some way. I don't know what exactly that will be for you.

Ideas:
1. Plant nursery - some kind of outdoor type of thing.
2. Park ranger
3. Park and rec position
4. Personal assistant
5. Small store clerk
6. Tour guide
7. Marketing for a rehab facility
Quote
Like
Share