During the time I was disliking the job, I applied for new jobs. I got a interview for a job that seemed…absolutely perfect. It was a Mon-Fri full time (9-5) job and was close to my house. It was a BLOGGING position, and a copywriter for some kind of retail site. It seemed perfect. Until it wasn’t. I’m proud of the decision I made not to take the position. I fought with myself over it…What was the problem, you ask? Well, it was a company that sold real fur products. Not just one or two products within a store…ALL FUR! And rugs made of polar bears! I guess I hadn’t really thought about where I stood on the industry until it came up in my face. I tried to research it and tried to justify that the fur industry isn’t so bad. There were some compelling debates and arguments I came across, but none that were great enough to convince me to do it. I know me not taking the job isn’t going to change the fact that someone else will, but I couldn’t have it be me. It would eat at my conscious to promote real fur for a living.
So now I am unemployed. I feel a bit out of my element, but I am actively trying to find a job that I will enjoy. It’s a bit scary, not knowing when that will happen. I’ve come to terms with the fact that eventually if it doesn’t happen, I will have to take something I don’t exactly like to make money for the time being. People living in Winnipeg will understand when I say that there aren’t many creative opportunities here. I’ve opened myself up to things slightly outside of fashion – anything to do with marketing, advertising, etc. These sectors interest me because they involve things I love – graphics, writing and creativity.
For now all I can do is stay positive and keep looking 🙂 You never know what type of job or opportunity could pop up or present itself!
I’m trying to identify the things that matter most to me in a job. I’d like to have it be something I feel is meaningful work and keeps me busy and engaged.
Wish me luck. Feel free to share your stories in the job world or offer words of wisdom!