Yesterday I made some changes. My union and unemployment insurance fund have been unsatisfying and now I´ve switched to another union. There will be more changes soon. I´m not quite sure yet what exactly, but somehow my life is just running around in circles at the moment.
By becoming a member of another union and I can hopefully get more and better support on my job search. Right now it´s still two applications per week. No mercy whether I have been on training, or if there simply are no jobs to apply for.
Running The Treadmill
My personal treadmill feels harder and more exhausting at the moment since nothing is happening at all. No new jobs to apply for. The hostel is still on the edge of complete failure as we members of the board are going in each our own direction and not cooperating. My former work colleagues are all so busy working that I feel completely forgotten. And what could I offer them? I don´t have much input for them.
My husband has already been in contact with potential new employees for several jobs. I am very happy for him, but also green with envy. Seems he is already moving on with help from his network. After 22 years in Brande, whereas more than 15 have been spend within the same company, apparantly I still have no network outside the company. The network I still have are not keen on helping;
I´m so sorry about you situation, but I can´t see how I can help you…
The thing that really, really pissed me off, right after I was released was when people said
OMG, that´s so awful for you! Thank God the family breadwinner still has his job.
Meaning, since nobody has ever known or cared about what I was doing for a living, (all my co-workers were not from here) why should they do now? Funny thing, however is that event though my husband earned slightly more than me, he worked many hours more. So my hourly rate was actually higher than his – making ME the breadwinner since I also had to do household chores, attending school meeting etc.
However, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I began to wonder why and what. Why am I in this situation and what can I do about it. As a part of that, I need more professional sparring – and that´s part of why I changed my union. I worry a lot about my professional future, so it´s time for help.
None of my friends or family are following my blog, either they don´t know I have it or they have shown no interest in reading it. At least they never mention it. And somehow it´s also not for them or about them I´m writing, so I don´t mind – at all. I do this entirely for myself.
Nature Says Hello was originally intended as a small blog only on my love for nature, with tons of nice photos. However, I found out that blogging is very difficult and the personal blogs are the most interesting. So I share some of my life with you, my happiness and my worries. It´s not a diary, but more a place where I can write down my thoughts, hoping someone reads them and reflects. The thing is, that even though you and I are in different countries, different time zones and different continents we share the same joys, worries and life experiences.
So please feel free to comment, it would be nice to get some feedback from someone – maybe you are or have been in the same situation. Help did you deal with it?
Song Of The Day
Must definately be Why Worry by Dire Straits (with a nice Tanqueray Rangpur + soda)