Sunday, February 26, 2012

Prepare for a personal over-share.

I carb load when I'm stressed. This is not a secret. Pretty much anyone who has ever seen me stressed knows this. And when I say I carb load I don't mean I eat a baked potato. I mean, I eat four doughnuts, three cookies, two brownies, and a piece of cake, in an afternoon...or I eat ice cream and m n m's for lunch, or I buy six boxed of girl scout cookies, then go to dinner at five guys, and eat all of the fries, and a bacon cheese burger. Oh, and if your curious, I did all of these things last week.

Its kind of ridiculousness how much I stress eat. Or how much I eat when stressed. Not only is my stress eating/binge eating exceptionally horrible, its also quite unhealthy. So, I've come to a conclusion. My job is killing me.

It's making my stress worse.  The thing is, I used to love my job, back in my old position. I never felt like I had to much to do, I never felt like I was set up to fail. But back in September, I switched positions (get your head out of the gutter). I didn't get a pay raise, I did get a drastic increase in my workload, and a new boss, who is micro-manager.

So, I've come to a conclusion. For my waistline, and my sanity, and probably my heart, I've started to look for a new job.

What that means for you? Well, odds are I wont be posting as much, or probably as long of posts. Cover letters are a bitch to write, and probably as stressful as my current job situation. So as I apply for new jobs, and hopefully I will find something soonish, the economy is supposed to be picking up right? Expect for me to write a few shorter posts (I'm gonna try to stick to my twice a week sun-wed schedule).


p.s. If you want to volunteer to edit a cover letter/resume I will love you forever.


  1. Man, I hope it all works out for you! Life changes are not the best things in our lives, but they are necessary if we want to continue to grow as humans. The fact of the matter, though, is more than the rest of us, those who cause us grief are those who are the bitter ones, not us. We're just the receivers of that bitterness that inflates their hearts. Once you leave, that person will remain that sense, there's your revenge!

  2. Good luck with the search. I hate it when I hear someone doesn't enjoy their job, which is the majority of people out there.

  3. Good luck and I know the feeling. I just got your email and will be more than happy to take a look at it! I will most likely be able to do that on Tuesday, just a head's up so you don't think I forgot. :)

  4. Good luck finding a new job! Nothing's worse than a job that's killing you. Mine was killing my soul, not my waistline, but both are equally important, I find. Also, if you go too long between posts, we're going to assume you had a heart attack and send paramedics to check on you. Fair?

  5. You are smart to find something new. Life is too short to hate your job. But don't give up brownies, that would be sad :)

  6. Good luck finding a new job. A bad job just drains it all right out of you...probably why we carb seek!

  7. Good luck in today's job market! But it does sound like you need a change of pace, good job for noticing that and taking action.