Pimping This Won't Be Easy...
I’ve mentioned it time and time again that my current job is not fulfilling. My job makes a monkey driving a stick shift look intelligent.
I’ve known for a while that it’s time to move on, but I’ve seriously hoped things would have improved, but sadly they have not.
I’m experiencing an overwhelming feeling of guilt because I’m considering leaving. Not so much because I want to leave this job, I’m feeling guilty because I can’t seem to find a job that’s a right fit for me. I tend to switch jobs often - 2-3 years on average.
The only reason I’ve stuck this one out as long as I have is because I didn’t want it to look bad on my resume and don’t care to have another conversation that leads with “Your resume looks fantastic, but you don’t seem to stay in one place very long.” I don’t care anymore. I need out.
I can’t wait any longer on my friend that’s been wanting me to join his legal department – it’s been over 3 years and all I keep hearing is “soon”. I’m concerned that if it’s taken this long – what’s that company like to actually work for?
Today, he asked for an updated resume and then wanted to know if I actually had my law clerk designation. WTF? I’ve only been working for high profile companies for over 15 years now – even if I didn’t have my designation, one would think that my experience would speak for itself and should be enough for him. I DO have the designation he is looking for, but he just wanted to be sure because apparently, it’s all about designations within his company. That type of arrogance bugs me and always has – there are plenty of intelligent people out there that have gotten to where they are in a company simply from experience, not a diploma. I don’t care if I would have an office, I’m done with him.
So, with that rant over. I’ve just finished updating and posting my resume to a bunch of different job sites. Now I wait and prepare myself for the eventual conversation of why I’ve job hopped so much.
I’m thinking my response will be: “I’m a gypsy at heart and besides - I tire easily of working with assholes and I'm tired of you asking that stupid effin question.”