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October 31st, 2015 at 05:07 am

In summary for those that aren't aware, I moved to the Florida panhandle in March for a job recommended by a friend. The good news is I like the area. The bad news is over time I grew to hate the job. It was an entirely new career for me (condo management) and the lack of training was frustrating. I let them know my initial concerns my interview. I was told they hire for attitude, not experience and they would teach me what I didn't know.

I did a lot of thinking when I took a vacation week in early October to visit my mom who has been ill in Michigan. When I returned I spent an entire day applying for jobs I would enjoy and would allow me some flexibility.

I am in the final stages of being hired for a part-time editing position from home, I am also doing a LOT of mystery shopping (I have done it close to full time in the past and have made pretty decent money), and I only have one more step to being able to sub in the local schools. Finally, I was also offered some merchandising work (as an independent contractor).

I did the math and I will be able to replace my income including insurance. I gave my notice and they only held me to one week because they had someone to fill my position. Yesterday was my last day. I have such a sense of relief!

I look forward to enjoying my new area (The job took everything out of me and I barely left the house since August when things went downhill) and my new jobs. I am thankful for the abundance of opportunities and multiple streams of income.

On a side note, I had the following recent snowflakes:

$3 Amazon from mPoints
$9 Paypal from Pinecone

Happy Halloween everyone!

7 Responses to “Changes”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Congratulations on making a new career move. It sounds like you have a number of options just in case.

    I guess I would be wary of any employer who said they hire for attitude, not experience. That would tell me there's something wrong with the job, that it's been hard to fill or something.

    I hope things work out for you.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations on figuring your way out!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That is truly amazing news! Great work Smile

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you!

  5. PNWMom Says:

    Congratulations! Good for you for making that change!

  6. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck and best wishes to you. Does your spouse work? Can he contribute more? Sometimes you have to do what's best for your family and mental health. I can attest to that~!

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Hooray! I'm so glad that worked out and they had someone lined up.

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