Job search

I’m writing instead of applying for jobs.

Right now is an annoying time to start a new job because if it’s at a place that will be open on, or close to Christmas, I won’t be able to get as much time off as other employees who started earlier. That is one reason why I am trying to land an office job. I also want something that has a constant schedule, a 9 to 5 Monday to Friday kind of thing. My last job was a seasonal retail gig that ended earlier this month. We never knew our schedules more than a week in advance, and often only day to day. It was a Halloween store and (besides the annoying scheduling) it was awesome because I love love love costumes! The best part was working the dressing rooms because you just stood there and told people that they looked nice in this Shore Thing Sailor or that Deputy Putdown Police Officer, or that they might like a Goin’ Clubbing Cave-woman better. The closer it got to Halloween the more times we were allowed to wear the costumes around the store. My favorite was a pirate captain outfit. Oh yeah, I also met the person that I recently started going out with at the store too. A coworker at a Halloween store. How perfect is that?!

Under different circumstances I would be looking for an environmental job because I got a Resource Management Diploma in Environmental Studies from college last year. For the last two summers I’ve had a really cool conservation job. Besides that though I don’t have any work experience related to my diploma. I’ve been really wanting to get started on a long term, fulfilling environmental job or career but I think I’ll have to wait until next summer…

The town I live in now is too small to have very many opportunities for what I want to do. Therefore I will probably have to move to Vancouver. I have accepted this and it will be nice to live closer to my sister, but I don’t want to do it yet. I have a really good living situation right now. The rent is low and I love my one roommate (the other roommate is okay too). We are also really close to downtown so it’s great for everything from clubbing and restaurants to walking to the library or City Park and the beach. My old coworker that I’m seeing now also lives relatively close so I don’t really want to move far away.

Things will change in the spring though because my parents and my sister are planning a trip to Europe for three weeks. My sister suggested that I come with, but stay and do an extended trip to see even more because I’m at a good point in my life to do that. I really want to go through with that and I told my roommate and another friend that they should come with me. The amount of time that we will travel will probably depend on how much money we have. Which is a great incentive to get a high paying job, but one that I will be okay with leaving if they don’t keep me around after I take off for a few months.

My roommate also wants to move to Vancouver, so after we get back in the summer or fall we might do that. There we will have more opportunities. My roommate might continue with university there, and I can find a sweet environmental job. For the time being though I will be making as much money as possible, which will probably involve having more than one job. The first step to that is actually getting a single job. So I better get back to searching.

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