I had a performance review at work today, and it was surreal. That is not to say it was negative. By all accounts I am doing what I am paid to do, and doing it well. It was, however, suggested that recent changes to my job description might have "re-engaged" me. That is an interesting... Continue Reading →
End of the Line.
So, real talk. After my latest “thanks but no thanks” for a role I have been courting for a long time and have no doubt I would seriously kick ass at, I am feeling… strangely liberated? I realized this as I was looking at Post-Punk.com’s feature of Roxy Music’s Siren album. I had volunteered that... Continue Reading →
When Staycation’s Over
Well, it happened again. Another week off (I usually take two a year, one in the spring and one in the fall) passed in a surreal flash. Many would remind me how lucky I am to have a job that allows me to drop everything for a week and get paid anyway. I don’t disagree.... Continue Reading →
Have Some More Folderol.
Forgive me, y'all, but I seem to be fixated on these career-related musings lately. I think what happens sometimes is, I keep certain observations at a low simmer for awhile, and all of a sudden they bubble up and demand my attention. I seriously just thought about deleting my LinkedIn. It struck me how much... Continue Reading →
Why yes, that IS a Vic Chesnutt reference. So. Whereas I have not received the official declination letter yet, sufficient time has passed since the interview to indicate that, as before, I was not selected. Here are my observations, this go-round.When one has just finished an interview, one may come away with a certain positive... Continue Reading →
“What Is, Is What Must Be.”
This is not what y'all want to hear. You want to hear how to earn a million in the first year. You want to tell The Man to shove it and piss off to Tahiti. That happens for a few people here and there, and everyone loves to hear their stories. For the rest of... Continue Reading →
I Can Only Picture Myself in a Corporate Job.
There, I said it. Despite encouraging comments from folks who, even with their broad experience, seem to find me unique and possessed of a “clear personal brand”...I cannot imagine a life in which the responsibility for my income falls solely on my shoulders. I hate to say it, but my disagreements with the corporation I... Continue Reading →
And Now, for Something Completely Different.
[[Currently listening to: Magnetic Fields - Realism (a recent local music store find). It's not quite like anything else I've heard. I think I'm digging it.]]I've practically made a pastime out of bitching about working in a call center. But now, for something completely different. Truth is, if I ever get out of here, I... Continue Reading →
I’m Reviewing the Situation.
Here’s some more of the career change agonizing I do periodically, because I owe it to myself not to get complacent. Also, I mean to keep myself honest and document all stages of this confounded process so I might be of help to someone else someday.I think the most important part of chronicling this stuff... Continue Reading →
A couple reflections on the delicate thing that is self-perception. Since I began wearing wigs for universal autoimmune hair loss in 2017, I have consistently maintained a strict visual delineation between my work self and my, shall we say, unshackled self. Yes, there are practical reasons that one’s work wig of choice might be plainer,... Continue Reading →