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.”

Comments

R. Jacob said…
you know that law firms like titles because then they can bill more to the client. if you have been thinking about this guy's firm for three years, it never was a good fit !
@ R. Jacob - You are right. I guess it's now come to desperation.
Jacqui said…
The best of luck in your search, I'm right out there with you.
Simply Suthern said…
Being one that has worked with folks with experience and not so much schooling and worked with schooled and not so much experience I prefer the former. I am rather dismayed when we go look to hire the powers-to-be look straight at the schooling. Of course they don't have to work with them.
JennAventures said…
I too am a gypsy at heart
Brian Miller said…
hoping you find something to challenge you ina good way...
Well here's to you finding something that won't involve people who can't hold a candle to a monkey driving a stick shift! :)
Sarah said…
Sorry I am a day late commenting. That is rough making a decision like that - it is always hard. But if you feel it is the right thing to do, go for it! I am behind you in whatever you choose to do - I am sure you will have no problem finding a better gig! And poo on the guy who made you wait so long - you don't deserve that! Good luck sweetie! :)
Raven said…
Good luck with the job hunting. It sucks to be stuck in a job that isn't fulfilling. Oh, and I love your response at the end. Hehe

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