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04 June 2010

My Journey Through Employment

To paraphrase former U.S. President Leslie Lynch King Jr., my long national nightmare is now over.
At least for now.
After more than 18 months since I was told my services were no longer needed, I have finally found someone who needs me.
Actually, I have found three people -- or six if you count my kids.
It was just a few weeks ago that my stepmother told me to forget what I had accomplished in the past, figure out what I do well and find a job that uses those skills.
I’m very excited to announce that I will be displaying my skills in the areas of storytelling, producing and editing on three completely different jobs.
That’s the great news.
The less great news is that all three of these jobs are part-time gigs.
But you won’t hear me complaining.
Two of the three will disappear by the end of the summer, while the third will hopefully have a longer life span.
Keeping with the spirit of this formerly anonymous blog, I’m gonna keep the specifics to a minimum, but I will say that only one of the projects speaks directly to my previous professional experience.
The other two are working in areas that I have never fiddled with before.
And I take that as a compliment.
To be perfectly honest, after 18 months off, I was really starting to believe like I would never get a job again.
And let’s be straight up here, we know which way my stock was going with each day I was out of work.
I’m beyond excited to be taking on these jobs and in the same breath, I can’t wait to find out what's next.
After 25 years as a staff employee, this part-time freelance world is pretty interesting.
Well, pretty interesting if you get the work.
Pretty depressing if you don’t.
I have no doubt I will succeed in this new world or at least I will die trying.

And hopefully these new assignments are a sign of things to come.
So where does this big piece of happy pie leave this blog on my journey through unemployment?
Well the way I see it, the blog is as much a part of me now as anything I have ever done.
The support I have received from so many old friends and so many new ones has made this the greatest experience of my life.
And I’m not about to stop now.
Sure my blog started as a journey through unemployment, but it has evolved into a story of real life.
My life.
And that’s where it’s going to stay -- stories about the real world.
I hope you continue to follow my journey, because I’m going to keep writing about it.
Thanks for everything.
See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

Aimlow Joe said...

welcome to the new normal. Robert Reich wrote a column about it in the New York Times last week.
Aimlow Joe was here
http://www.aimlow.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations !! I've been praying for you & ypour family . i have a number of unemployed friends and i'm encouraged that you have found work !!

JS in CA said...

Congratulations Sir Bacon! Best of luck for great success.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Bacon Boy! Congrats to you and your family. Hope the one that doesn't end after the Summer might turn into full-time

Anne-Marie said...

Congratulations !!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Mazel tov!

Roxy said...

Congratulations!

headhunter said...

Glad that you still have positive insight even you are unemployed. That is a good thing to you.

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