Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sigh..what to do?

I'm feeling very lackadaisical about posting right now. Sorry. Just a lot on my mind. I moved to California to find a new direction in my life, and during this adjustment period I have clung to familar ways and bad habits- which I need to shed if I want to go forward in life.

My personal life here is Fantastic. I am very very lucky with the friends that I have made here. Socially, there is never a dull moment.

Professionaly, however, I'm in a dark tar pit of Hell in which I am stuck and sinking in minute by milimeter while my soul is being slowly sucked out. I need to find not just a new job, but a whole new career.

I've been scanning Craiglist like mad. Ok, not like mad but I have been looking (procrastination - one of the bad habits I need to shed). I've found a ton of Admin Assistant postions - all of which pay equal to or more than I'm making now. United is hiring for flight attendents, and I know I could work the runway in any plane. I'd really like to find something in the wine industry or maybe publishing - but how does one break into that without any experience already in those industries? (BTW my background is in Media and Real Estate- neither of which I want to do again.)

Any Ideas?

21 Comments:

Blogger JohnInAustinTX said...

you could be a fluffer?

xoxo

hang in there babe!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Chox said...

You've chosen a fortunate place to experience this sort of epiphany. Take advantage of all the opportunities available to you in San Francisco that wouldn't be available to you anywhere else. Dream about what you want to do and then run with it. There's a fire burning inside you, I can see it, and it makes me slightly afraid sometimes.

Anyway, blah blah blah...I need some tea.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Zoe said...

You could be on HGTV... XD
-zoe

5:32 PM  
Blogger Chox said...

Or you could just whore your ass out on Craigslist m4m for $150 an hour.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Jimmi said...

All I have to say is Join the fucking club! LOL I am in Commercial Real Estate. Not what I went to school for. But here I am... sigh

8:16 PM  
Blogger DanNation said...

Remember what I said about dreams and go for it. And, the thoughts of you as a flight attendant would cause me to take every flight just to have you walk by me in my aisle seat and make an under the breath comment that would cause me to fall out of my seat with laughter.

And, it could be the best fit for you ever! I've always wanted a stewardess for a girlfriend!

10:28 PM  
Blogger geolab1701 said...

Hmmm, how about being in porn? Check out the adult gigs on craigslist... you would do very well there!

G.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Alan Bennett Ilagan said...

There's still a bit of honor left in pimping, I don't care what anyone says...

5:40 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Let's discuss when I'm there. Sometimes I like to write advantages/disadvantages on a sheet in order to make a logical and life altering decision.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jason M said...

Two Words:

Party Planner

10:53 AM  
Blogger Pookie Pie said...

Chox is right. You have so many options and opportunities available to you in San Francisco. Take advantage of that.

We all want you back here in Austin, but if it means you gain insight in what you want to do, then stay there for a little while longer.

11:22 AM  
Blogger jetboy747 said...

*gasp*

A skybag? I might actually fly United if you were onboard. But shouldn't you be doing your pre-flight check for a certain Canadian's arrival? Stocking the dinner cart? Loading little liquor bottles? Right. Canadian. Big liquor bottles. Checking to see if seatbelts are securely fastened. Hopefully the vomit bags won't be required.

Flight attendants. Arm doors and cross-check.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Kelicious said...

Thank you all for the advice:
A: I do not have the body to be in porn, even though I'd be great at it. Also, it doesn't pay that much, I looked into it.

B: While we all know I can entertain - I'm not in a position to own my own business just yet, so Party Planner is out for now, but I will continue to throw brunches for my friends.

C: TV adds 10 lbs, enough said

D: I think I'd be a great flight attended, until I went off on some bitch for not hanging up her cell phone. It would be ideal though, if I could get an Austin to SF run and then I could have the best of both worlds. Plus two words: Buddy Passes.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I like the flight attendant. United (in a Star Allance with Air Canada) is who I am flying with to come visit you. so you may have layovers in Calgary if you get that route.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I see you as more of a Southwest Flight Attendant than a United attendant for the simple reason Southwest attendant are given more leeway to be funny/bitchy. I think SW suites your personality better. And you would have the added bonus of working for the airline that is not in bankruptsy.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Kalvin said...

I love the flight attendant idea. It would just be like View from the Top all over again. I can just hearing you saying, "bonjour monseiur" right now...

4:32 PM  
Blogger Moby said...

Sadly, career changes often mean a cut in pay as you are reduced to entry level positions. However, 911 is hiring and as long as you aren't a felon, can type 40 words a minute and pass a psych profile, you can start out making 50k a year. You are paid to train. However, say good bye to weekends off for at least 5 years. Now, that I'm off that horse....

Take the time to discover hobbies or activities you enjoy or excel at. Are there career fields surrounding it? If so, look for entry level positions that allow for advancement.

In other words, work it gurl!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Atari_Age said...

Just don't you be taking all the good jobs - I'm looking, too, ya know :P

2:17 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

The stylized photo of you in your profile is hot!

On the job front, I can imagine that it is quite difficult for you right now - I'm just glad you didn't get fired! I have a friend here in a similar position (loves his life, but hates his job).

It looks like everyone wants you to be a flight attendant. That could be a lot of fun.

7:35 AM  
Blogger matty said...

I don't think being a flight attendant is all that much fun. Especially in the beginning. And, all that recirculated air. And, as Moby, said -- kiss the weekends goodbye. You will be starting off with the shifts and flights that no one wants.

...but since the tragedies of 911 flight attendants are the boss. You could take that cell phone and rub it in her hair and if she raised her voice to you she will never fly again. Power.

I'd like to work front desk at Glamarama but I doubt it pays anything. I already do not make much. But, I do love what I do.

11:26 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Ummmm...

You could creat your own website and talk friends into doing porn for you which you can sell via stream feed. I saw this years ago on Queer As Folk and he made a lot of money.

Of course, he also became a Tina addict but that got cleared up in like 3 episodes.

11:28 AM  

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