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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

When did I ever have time to work?

Good Lord. I honestly do not know where the last seven days has gone. I have been so busy playing Holly the homemaker, the joke around the house is how did I ever fit employment into my schedule? It sounds funny, but it is true...

I will say the garden has never looked better and Spring cleaning has been in full bloom in our house with a reorganization of all the closets and a posting of over 50 things to be sold on Craigslist. But I have been out of work for three weeks and my Type A personality is freaking out as I have not secured a new job. Eek.
Of course, I say this while at the same time I knew when the axe fell that I wanted to take the month of May off no matter what a we had two big trips planned and I needed some down time to do things around the house. But I guess I thought I would have at least been interviewing by now...

I think part of it is I really don't know what I want to do next. It would be easy if I were a nurse as I would search for nursing jobs. Auto mechanic - no brainer. My 'problem' stems from the fact that my prior jobs have molded me into a versatile generalist, 'specializing' in wearing multiple hats (sales, marketing, legal, HR, PR, etc.), doing whatever it takes to get the job done... but most of the job openings I am seeing these days are for topical 'gurus' with deep expertise in one area - such as direct marketing or search engine optimization. BLECH.

So to future employers I say: Want to build a
channel or an online community - call me. Got a hot new product you want sold - let's talk. Launching a startup and want someone to be your right hand overseeing operational activities - send me an email. Need someone to manage a specific project - I can be your 'Girl Friday' (contract only please). But, if you are looking for your next Administrative Assistant - pour your own damn coffee. Think you need the latest and greatest gimmick to get brand awareness - not my style, so you should look elsewhere.

So therein lies my problem. I want to find a company that will allow me to do my job while providing opportunities to expand throughout the company, preferrably based in San Francisco (or at least allow me to work from home a couple days a week) and pay me a decent salary. But what role allows for all of that?

I guess I will know when I see it and will turn my status into...

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