Now because this site is dedicated, created, and regulated around the work mentality, and performance habit of and for women, I babble.
Accounting Analyst in Florida
August 27,2021 at 5:15PM UTC
It has been a couple of months participating in the discussions, reading, and responding to posts. There were many posts by members that I've become so impressed with, I'd go back and reread them over again. I hope that this would become one.
She writes..."I’m sort of at a point where I give up on the 9-5. "
I respond: Love, grandmother would always say to us, “whatchu tired fo, other people,” (case and point WOMEN) “wish dey wer in ya shoes…” I apologize for the southern hospitality. But her words deserve no correction, for they are as real as the sunshine.
We have and are facing millions of issues incorporated. Somehow, we must manage to find the tiniest layer of hope, strength, and courage to move. Whether it be north to the daycare for the baby, east to the market, south to the corridors of employment, and west to a relative for conversation.
“I too, crammed I am. Working world don’t give a dam.”
One, currently working a position with a master’s degree, but getting “High School” diploma dollars. I feel your pain; I know that it becomes frustrating to complete packages, applications (over 300), and interviews and get returns if any stating that the choice was difficult, but they have selected another candidate for the position, but good luck and all that other (explicit). I know how it feels to get all geeked up about making it to the “qualifying finals,” to only receive a proclamation of participation, “we’ve decided to go with a more suitable…” I can fill the room with the rejection letters that I received as I tore holes in stockings, became crossed eyed from completing questionnaires up the ying-yang.
I say to you, do not give up on the 9-5. Keep the assertion of applying for that position, for it is soon to come. We are not going to settle for just anything, our accomplishments will go viable viral. Just hold on my sister, in due time the reward will come. Don’t give up, don’t give in. And as always, take care of you, YOU matter.
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