It has been a VERY long time since I had a job that I really enjoyed. You know what I did, I stepped out on faith. I had been working a dead end job as an Accounts Payable Associate for over two and a half years. I hated it. I fell into that job after being laid off from a job that I really enjoyed as an HR Coordinator back in 2012 which was only fifteen minutes away from my house. That job paid very well and it allowed me to help people become employed.
I have always had my company Curry Creations since 1997 but being that I do not have a steady flow of clients that can afford me the luxury of not working for anyone else, I get jobs that know how to do. Fortunately, I know how to do many things and I have the temporary agencies to thank for that because whenever I found myself to be between jobs, the temp agencies have always been able to place me somewhere.
My Accounting job though was awful. It was an hour away from my home and it was more of a Data Analyst position than Accounting. They paid accounting salary but had us doing data analyst work (sneaky). They never gave me a raise and I was miserable for a long time. I used to dread going to work and would cry all the way there most days. The Accountant that I worked with was very condescending and kept up mess….she spoke to me like I was beneath her (I have a college degree also — in Accounting). I had to speak to management about her several times and I even asked if I could be transferred to another department. NOT.
To make a long story short, I just stopped going after much mental anguish and thought, and after missing many days and getting into trouble about my attendance. I just prayed to God and I never went back after calling in sick on Wednesday, July 19, 2018. I was scared to the point that the following Monday I had an anxiety attack out of no where and my blood pressure sky rocketed. I thought I was going to die. I called the Paramedics and they came to take at look at me…my heart was fine. They asked me if I had been stressed lately and I told them yes. I kept drinking water and my boyfriend, whom I had called earlier and told him that I did not feel well, had left work to come and make sure I was okay.
A month later, I got a job that I had interviewed for several months earlier. It is where I work at now and is only 10 minutes away from my home. Also, on this job I am a Quality Improvement Officer (official name – boss title) 🙂 I love it because I am part of management now and I am treated with respect and everyone gets along. The best part is that the company I work for helps people. They work with developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals. They care about people and I love working with them. I get the opportunity to use my creative abilities, I train staff, and I work from 10 til 3:30 part-time, Monday through Thursday– Sweet. The only thing that could be better is more money. Eventually, I will get there. Come to think of it, I have been praying for a job where I work from 10 til 4 for a long time. Here it is!