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RiverLight last won the day on September 8 2018

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  1. I gained a new client yesterday at work, so it looks like I'm now in the clear from being laid off -- PHEW! Time to celebrate -- happy Friday!
  2. I feel very misunderstood right now and as a result, isolated and alone. I revealed a work issue I have on another forum and was practically gained up on for it. I am very soured by the experience. People find it so easy to send jabs from behind their computers.
  3. Today was a good day. We put all our work stress away in the drawer or sent it out to cyberspace, we went shopping and bought a gorgeous quartz healing crystal, and I treated myself to a beautiful pair of tall brown leather boots for the Fall as an early bday present. I always buy myself a nice gift each year -- I enjoy my own thoughtfulness for myself, lol.
  4. Aw, thanks Brian! Yes, you are quite right.
  5. I feel anxious. It's the unknown that's worrying me. I wish I would just get this job offer so I can have something concrete to grasp onto.
  6. Yeah kind of weird. However I do a lot of data analysis and statistical reporting and this role is similar in that way. Still weird though, I agree.
  7. I had to take several stupid qualifying tests for this much higher paying job, and the math test timed out before I could finish. So I may not even make it to the interview stage, but I may have another job offer from a different company. IF I get the offer, I may have to just take it. I cannot afford to pick and choose right now given our current circumstances. My husband's hours and pay were recently cut, which is a problem for us. We need the money.
  8. I may have a new job offer coming, from a well-known national brand. It would be a great opportunity -- it's a big job and is 15K more in salary. Then there's another position that I REALLY am interested in, that is 75K higher in salary, a Senior Director of eCommerce role for a travel company. For the latter job I had to take two personality tests and a math test. I didn't even finish the math test -- it was timed and it timed out before I could finish. I may not even make it to the interview stage for that one, but I wish I could have interviewed already so that I could have two options to choose from at the same exact time. The timing of this sucks. IF I get the offer from the well-known brand, I may have to take it. Things are shaky at work, at best. They let someone go last week, the highest paid in the company, and we still don't have enough clients for my team or for me. It's only a matter of time before I am let go, being the highest paid in my dept. I cannot afford to be between jobs. My husband is job hunting now too since his hours were cut along with his pay. We're OK right now (I think), but we both need a new job and SOON. I suppose if I take the lower paying job it's still a leg up from where I am now, and it is still a stepping stone to a comparable eCommerce Director role down the road. I can look at it that way. And it's still 15K higher than what I make, which would give me 2-3K extra per month. I was salivating over the possibility of a 75K higher salary though. That would allow me to save 4-5K per month very easily!!! And it's a seemingly great job. I should be thankful that I am still in the running with the well-known brand. I don't think I can afford to pick and choose right now, which is unfortunate. I wish I had that option. It always seems like I have to take the very next job offer that comes along out of pure necessity. I wish it were different. Maybe next go around. Gotta stay positive! At least I may have a job offer, and before I get laid off from my current job -- always looking at the bright side!!
  9. @iWantRope I’d like you to know that since that breakdown, I worked my butt off and raised my salary from 35k to 90k in five years. I’ve earned my Senior title. Despite some anxiety I still have, I’m more than equipped to handle a Senior Director role at this stage in my life. I deserve it, and I’ve worked hard to get there. I am fully qualified for the position and have been at a strategic leadership level for many years. It’s not in the cards for me to go backwards. I’m thriving and am doing very well.
  10. Um. I am nowhere near another breakdown. I have fully recovered, thanks. And I am more than capable of handling stress, which I have proven in my current and past roles. Thanks for the support.
  11. RiverLight


    Hold on.. hold on for another day. Make it through that day, and hold on for another day. You have the strength within you to keep going.
  12. Thank you Sober!!!!! It's a far cry from when I was hospitalized five years ago with a breakdown. If I can do it, anyone can!
  13. Blown away. I am being considered for a Senior Director of eCommerce role that would nearly double my salary and bring me into well over a 6 figure salary. Holy moly. Really???? The recruiter contacted me about it, which is always a good sign, and feels I am a good fit. I would be beyond thrilled to extend myself beyond what I am doing now and move more into a web design/leadership role, which is what this role is. It's with a luxury travel company. I'm nervous but totally pumped up about this new prospect.
  14. Had an amazing day with hubby, all stress from work gone and just enjoying.
  15. And after that high this morning, my sleazy boss tried to find & poke holes in one of my most successful endeavors. What a total freaking sleaze scumbag. 😡I really detest him. Luckily I am far smarter than he is and can outsmart him any day, lol.
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