All posts filed under: Unemployed

Leaving Goggles

I’m leaving my job. That’s right folks; after over a year and a half of working full time in my kooky little call center, I am leaving to travel and follow my dreams of being paid to write. It’s exciting, it’s terrifying and there is a very real chance I will end up extremely poor and never be able to move out of my parents flat. It’s even more of a daunting prospect because this is the only thing I have done since graduating. I literally left university on the last day of June two years ago and started working here on the first day of July. I didn’t take a break or a summer off, this is literally all I know of the adult world. I always planned to leave; in fact I had no idea I would be here this long. The plan was to save enough money to go traveling before settling down into ‘adult’ life. Initially I naively thought that would take about six months. I kept postponing leaving partly because I didn’t have enough money to …

Interviewsday: Employment Edition

Originally posted on How Do I Grown Up:
In light of recently being fired, I sat down with one of my favorite coworkers ever, Francis, who, as I mentioned quit without notice after I was asked to leave.* Francis is not only one of the most talented human beings I’ve ever met, but also such a deeply kind individual. It is impossible to meet her and not instantly fall in love with her. So, I interviewed her about the ins and outs of bad jobs, when to get out, and what a good job should look like. Here we go! (And don’t forget to check Francis’ awesome movie blog out here) How Do I Grown Up: I suppose we could say it’s been a whirlwind week for both of us. You had  a lovely vacation with a wonderful boyfriend, only to come back to total chaos. How’re you feeling about everything? Francis: I am honestly feeling much better today than Thursday morning when I got your text saying that you had just been fired. As you mentioned I had…