8. If you’ve been looking for a job for a while (and I was, from January until July,) an added bonus that comes with finding a job is the thrill of cancelling all the job alerts you signed up for in the midst of your hunt. Although I’ll tell you this, just when you thought you cancelled them all, another one pops up. Job hunting, especially when there are dire consequences involved, makes a man desperate. And you should never underestimate the width of a net a desperate man casts.
9. I know what it feels like to almost be dead. And I don’t mean like dead as in not living, but dead as in settling for an insanely mundane job and slothing into mediocrity. Not many people know this, but I had two interviews with Mutual of Omaha to sell insurance. I had reached a point where I wasn’t sure what my options were and thought that frankly, any options I had were limited. So I started thinking outside of the box and thinking that maybe I would do something like sell insurance. You don’t need to love your job, you just need to do your job I kept telling myself as I drove up the New Jersey Turnpike. I had been lucky for the most part and had jobs I loved. That would be enough. So I went to two interviews with Mutual of Omaha and learned all about their compensation program and how that no matter how long you’ve been shucking insurance, you’ll always be nervous before knocking on someone’s door. I gave it some thought and even took the test after the second interview to see if I was M of O material- which I was. But in the end, I just couldn’t stick my head in the sand like that. Of course if I was still looking for a job right now, that might have all changed.
|photo by Steven Govel|
Summer is almost over and it’s been a tornado of life-altering changes. Fall is coming and it’s time to settle in. I can’t wait.
All right life. Let’s dance.