Friday, June 11, 2010's been a month...

I can't believe it's already been a month since I last posted. I've come in here several times to post something and my doggone life has gotten in the way. So, here's the updates.

I had applied for a crap load of jobs in the last month or so and had gotten 2 second interviews, but didn't get the jobs. In fact, one of them never even bothered to call me back. Whatever. Then I had nothing. I was finding that I was either overqualified or under-qualified for most of the jobs here. I have 10 years experience working in a medical office, but I can't get a job to save my behind. I think some of the places were afraid that I would jump ship as soon as something better came along; either that or they asked what my wages were before and the wages the company was going to offer was way they assumed that I wouldn't want the position. Ummm, yeah. I am smart enough to realize that the wages I made at my previous position (in a BIG city and I ran an ENTIRE office) are not going to be anywhere close to the wages (in the small town and front desk receptionist position I applied for) that I would make here now. But again, just pure speculation on my part.

So like I said, I was getting nowhere. Then about 3 weeks ago...I had 4 job offers all at once. I ended up declining 2 of them because they were not the right fit for me. So, now I am a "paperwork pusher" (my description for my job) at a local real estate office. I like it, but I'm also having to learn everything. I'm an independent contractor for an agent, so I have flexibility to also do things from home as well as in the office. My other new job is a position where I am an independent contractor as well.

We've also added a new addition to our family. We adopted a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the kids name her Frosty. She is now about 10 or 11 weeks and has soooooo much energy. Now we are having to deal with housebreaking and puppy biting. If you are not familiar with the breed, they are used a lot on farms to help herd the animals. So, now she's just trying to herd our kids. They are a very smart breed, so we have our work cut out for us. Here's a pic of Frosty.

There is one thing that I need help with. I need to create a business name for my independent contractor jobs. But, I don't know what to choose. I don't want it limited to real estate, because I may expand it further into other things like a personal assistant, grocery shopping service, etc. I was thinking something like Girl Friday - but most people don't know what a Girl Friday is anymore, so it ends up sounding like a call girl service (and I definitely don't want that). Any ideas????????

Till next time...

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