Thursday, August 21, 2008

Communication has been reopened with Cool Aunt but I feel so fed up by this point that I'm keeping my distance. I like things to be civil between us, but that doesn't mean we have to be best of pals. I just can't take a lot of things in my life anymore.

Speaking of which, I have been taking it super easy the last week or so. Kind of retreated to my apartment, my knitting and my library rentals. I like it this way. I hope it remains this way for a while.

I am looking for a job right now. Not only am I earning way below my market value, but I am still put off by gender bias and bullshit in the office. I've been asked to make coffee, buy a replacement shower head for an executive's private bathroom, reorganize the kitchen and mail in a rebate for an executive's new phone. When I was an intern, it pissed me off but I figured that's the way it works when you're bottom of the chain. One of these things, however, happened yesterday, with my 2-year anniversary around the corner, and I just don't want to stand for it anymore. (FFW #2, who has been here a year longer than I have, was told by an executive that she doesn't need to worry about going to grad school, she just needs to find a doctor or lawyer to marry.) I'm hoping that I will be able to take this opportunity to enter a field I am really passionate about. Wish me luck - I'm working my ass off just searching.



Be a dear and fix me some coffee, wouldja? ;)

Kelly Rose said...

if you feel like you're not being valued you should definitely leave!! we are worth so much but often stop believing this when people keep putting us down. good luck on the search i'm sure you will find something great :)

musing said...

I hope you find a job you enjoy where you're valued and respected.

And when you find it, can I come and work with you? :)

cheekynomad said...

i would like to work for a smaller company than where i do now, but i only hear stories like these about small places.

find herself a lawyer? wow.

Andi said...

Wow. My jaw hit the floor at that comment that was made to your friend, plus all the stuff you've been asked to do. I don't blame ya, I'd be out of there, too.