May 9, 2018. That was the last time I posted here Dear Bloggites. Seven long months of silence. I am sorry for that. I was dealing with stuff and things called Life and Life Choices. It sounds better “stuff and things” because “life and life choices” sounds so beat down and serious!
Let me give you a rundown of what my seven months looked like in a quick eggshell – staring off into the distance –
June 2018 – Business was struggling and I had to make a choice to find a job working for “The Man” again. Let me tell you it was a rough decision to make because I have had my own business since 2012 and basically did whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and had to answer to no one.
July 2018 – “The Man” found me and offered me a job working from home (good), decent pay (also good), and mega bonuses (great!). I was basically doing the same stuff I did when I worked at Mid-Ohio Field Services as a Reginal Manage but in this job I was just an Account Manager and worked the new client for Radius Property Services. This client was growing like weeds and the company found a need for someone to just manage that account, enter Peggy (Me).
August 2018 – Still worked for “The Man” but I found myself very miserable. I loved the work, the contractors, and the client, but the people I answered to for my job were in a tug of war over handling me. The one boss/owner who hired me loved me to death and I could do no wrong. This was great except his brought-on partner felt threatened. So anytime she heard praise from him about me, she went out of her way to try and make me look bad, thus causing him to question my ability to do the job.
September 2018 – Still the pawn in the sick tug of war between owners. I was able to add my sister, 4 of 7 (need clarity on this name read A Daughter’s Journey with Her Dad: The Twist), as a part-time processor because we were so busy with the client I managed. The micro-managing started with the owners and the work I was doing. Yeah, if you know me, I do not do micro-managing – I don’t do it and I don’t tolerate it being done to me.
October 2018 – The fast-growing company I managed announced that they were closing their doors. Not uncommon in the industry of Property Preservation (which is why I hate the industry), so this left my boss at a quandary. You know how I was able to hire 4 of 7? Yeah, had to let her go and I told her that unless the company I worked for was picked up as a contractor by the new company that bought out my current account, my time was limited as well.
November 2018 – My statement to 4 of 7 came true and I was laid off in the middle of October by “The Man”. There was not enough work within the company to blend me in plus they were paying a good chunk of money for me AND the threatened boss took the opportunity to get rid of me. It was all for the good, I was miserable and hated the job. While I needed to go look for another job, I had money squirreled away to give me a cushion and take my time to find a job. This decision to take it easy was apparently my body’s queue to make me sick – ALL MONTH LONG!
December 2018 – Hidey-Ho, we are now back to the future – returning from staring off into the distance – I am no longer sick, Thank GOD! I started a new part-time job yesterday, December 13, 2018. I will be working as a caregiver for home bound clients trying to stay in their homes during their twilight years.
As many of you know, there are three things near and dear to my heart: the homeless, the elderly, and the ability to build up others on a daily basis. So, this job will allow me to care for the elderly while still having time to work on my writing, blogging (EGADS – I SAID IT! or wrote it…) and building out my YouTube Channel into something that will allow me to work on the other two things: the homeless and building up others on a daily basis.
Well, that is it for now. I have another blog post coming out about one of my favorite group of Monkeys in my Tribal Circus right after this one. Hope you are ready to hear from me more regularly, heck, I hope I am finally ready to communicate more regularly. 🙂 Smooches!!!