I don't have that day-job anymore. It's been a week. I've been catching up on lost creativity and putting feelers out for different/new work. I know there are a few big things coming up (music, movies, etc) so I am torn about finding a long-term permanent position.
I could go back to dog walking till I know what's around the corner but the last time I did that, I walked dogs for ten years. I know me. I have to feel the need in order to make things happen.
If I go back to a way of life that I felt done with (that I still feel done with) then I could still slip into a state of stagnation and let time pass without making moves in other directions.
So I'm interviewing for temporary positions. If a great long-term opportunity arises in the meantime, then I'll cross that bridge at that moment. Being a temp has its benefits (unfortunately, not the medical kind). It gives me and the employer a chance to see if we're a good match. In this last position, we clearly were not.
I am not as young and impressionable anymore. I don't stand for manipulation tactics (and can smell them a mile away). I also don't do well with micro-management. I was self-employed for ten years. I work hard. I care about productivity...all on my own. I don't need anyone breathing over my shoulder. I enjoy building up a staff and keeping things light, fun and happy. That's how to achieve results. But that's my opinion.
My former manager did not share the same opinion. Which could explain why I was the fourth person to pass through that position in the last six months. I mean come on, there's only one common denominator.
It's that kind of management that drove me to self-employment in the first place. Well, that was one of the reasons.
So yeah, I forwarded my updated resume to a former temp agency. The owner is always begging me to come back and work for her, especially when it's a busy time in the entertainment industry. It hadn't been busy this season (with the writer's strike). She's out of the office but her employees practically fell over themselves when they saw my updated experience.
I hope to have work soon. I'm going a little stir-crazy. I love sleeping in but I want a plan...and I want food on the table next week. Or at least a smoothie.