1) I am forty and a half. That’s it. That’s the post. I’m kidding. For real, though, let’s recap. Despite interviews I feel proud of when they’re over, I have now been declined for FIVE internal, lateral-move analyst positions in as many years. Quick reminder that these positions tend to have anywhere between 60 and... Continue Reading →
“Too Many Stars and Not Enough Sky“
For any passing strangers who might be vaguely aware of my career saga, I’ll give you the latest chapter - though its conclusion has not yet been written. I just went on my fourth internal panel interview in four years. (As you read, keep in mind that I work for a huge corporation.) What my... Continue Reading →
Ugly Truths about Plotting a Career Change, Pt. 1
I've been pretty honest in this blog about my (so far unsuccessful) career change machinations - but as my partner reminded me tonight, there is a saying that "There's the truth, and then there's the TRUTH." Tonight I'm all about cracking open that all-caps truth, in the interest of confronting and hopefully transcending it.1) I've... Continue Reading →
Quick Reminder: If Your Career Doesn’t Fit and You Think You’re Fooling People, You’re Probably Not.
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 →
“Dating outside the Marriage”
(Note: This will probably be the only time I feature a craptastic stock photo about relationship drama, so SOAK IT UP, PEOPLE)My last entry nodded to elder millennials getting out of marriages they chose in their twenties. Well, I, too, am continuing to feel sour toward a stale marriage I chose in my twenties, and... 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 →
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 →
Crossroads (or, “The Messiness of Existence Is the Point”)
On Friday, I was brought in to re-interview for the same internal position I didn't get in the winter (an experience that has received quite thorough coverage in this blog). And interview I did, not necessarily more effectively, but from a higher vantage and with less emotional investment. Later that evening, DP and I were... 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 →
Take a Good Hard Look at the One Behind the Curtain!
Everyone knows what the Wizard yells. Don't look at me, in here fiddling with these controls! See only the finished product, not the fumbling. I'm not a malfunctioning, fallible human - I am Great and Powerful! If you all haven't noticed from my sporadic fits of bellyaching, my MO in this blog of late has... Continue Reading →