Thursday, June 28, 2007

Stress overload

So, after reviewing how much yarn I've ordered in the past few days (I'll tell you about the rest of it as it arrives), I've decided I'm a stress shopper. Normally I'm a stress eater, but I think I'm under so much stress right now, I've lost my appetite, and started shopping instead. Plus it's so easy when it's online, all you have to do is just type in your credit card number, or even easier, use Paypal. I have a harder time buying a sweater's worth of yarn when it's "in person" if you know what I mean. (Although, on of my LYS does have their cotton and cotton blend yarns on sale 30% off this week...)

So why all the stress? As I've alluded to before, I'm looking for a new job. I've applied for a position at one of the best, if not the best, companies in my city, and it is very hard to get a job with them, very little turnover. I have a friend at the company who recommended me, and said the recruiter seemed really excited after looking at my resume. I've spoken to the recruiter myself a couple of times since then, and tomorrow she will be meeting with the hiring manager to go over the applicants, narrow it down to a few to pre-screen, and then interview. They are moving dreadfully slow. The position I applied for sounds really interesting, and there would be a lot of room to move up with this company.

In the meantime, a placement firm sent my resume to a public accounting firm, and they were really interested in me. I told her my salary requirements, and they said there wouldn't be a problem meeting them. I met the HR person last week, and went to lunch with one of the partners, and now today I'm supposed to go to lunch with another partner, meet all the people in the department I would be working in, and talk to the HR person about benefits. I'm anticipating a job offer, but I'm not sure if I want to work there. I'm getting bored with what I do now, and this would be essentially the same, minus the long hours. On the positive side, maybe it would be stress free enough that I would actually have the energy at night to study for the CPA exam, and typically a firm like this would allow the time off to take the exam and pay for continuing education, etc. Because the position at the other company does not require the CPA certification, I doubt if they would pay for the related expenses.

What to do, what to do.....

Anyway, any good thoughts you could send my way would be much appreciated. Knitter's seem to have fantastic good vibe powers :)

1 comment:

Holly said...

Which ever way you go, it will work out.
One firm might be great on something, a lot of room for growth, but might require more energy and time than you want to put in.
Another firm might have better hours or pay.
What is important to you?
Besides being able to pay off your sock yarn bill (grin)
Seriously, use your priorities to pick your job - then make it work.

and you will do great on the interviews, after all, there is yarn tucked somewhere on your person for luck!