Friday, June 06, 2008

The Economy & Job Hunting

It was time to break out the old resume and dust it off.

I've recently reviewed and revised my resume, and am on the prowl again. This economy is very bad, and it's affecting my clients and thus it's affecting me.

In addition, the primary company that I work with is VERY unethical, and it continues to steal clients from me because it's cost-effective to cut me out of the deal. They have a terrible reputation of great disloyalty to many, so I am certainly in no way an exception.

Could I take them to court? Sure I could! And we'd waste lots of time and money battling it out, as my paycheck steadily declines.

The problem is that I am somewhat overqualified and that means that both sides are now fussier than we would have been 10 years ago. I also feel that my business knowlege is a little rusty after 7-8 years in an exclusive field. So, I'm also reading up on the latest business trends once again.

The only thing constant is change. Ted Peters wrote an excellent book about continual change in the business world, and I'm so glad that I steeped myself in that at an early age. Of course most of us don't welcome change, but we might as well - since it's inevitable. To grumble over change is equivalent to railing against gravity. It is, it's there, so deal with it.

And I'm dealing with it.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Ed Abbey said...

We had to lay off some people in our company due to the economy. It sucks. Hopefully it will get better but I'm not counting on it in the short term. Wish you luck in finding another means of employment.

Miss Cellania said...

Good luck, Saur! It's tough out there in the job market.

The Lazy Iguana said...

I was offered a job, and then they gave it to some old fart who did not meet the qualifications. So they downgraded the job and gave it to him.

Oh yea - he held a similar position, with similar qualifications - for years. Without EVER meeting the minimum requirements.

I have a lawyer on the case.

Paul Nichols said...

Monday. I'm inviting you to stop my blog. I'm not tooting my horn, but knowing your love of our country, I think you'll be interested in my Monday, Jun 9 post.

BTW: I'm out looking for work, too. Best of luck to you.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, you aren't in any difficulty, on accounta you're so smart. Good luck, Saur.

Fred said...

Good luck, Saur. I'd help if I could, but I've been out of the business world for seven years now.

Try teaching!