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Currently Cubeless: Diary of the Unemployed

Unemployed success or failure signsWell, anti-cubicle fans, I am officially unemployed. Please, hold your applause.

My doctor finally released me back to work after a hand surgery and my employer said they didn’t have any open positions for me in their local office. If, by chance, you are feeling even slightly jealous of me for beating some cubicle system, or thinking it unfair that I escaped the cubicle and still blog about cubeland (I mean, how can I write about getting out of the corporate cubicle world if I’m not even there, right?) – DON’T. It’s no picnic. Truthfully, I’m feeling pretty down about it. I thought I would feel happy to be finally rid of my not-so-nice insanely impatient boss and relieved not to have the HR lady ask me why it took me 5 minutes to go to the bathroom rather than 3, but I don’t. I feel strange and it’s difficult to articulate. I guess I feel hurt that they don’t value me as an employee and scared not knowing what my future holds. And yes, a small part of me feels relieved. Not having to feel inadequate everyday is nice but being unemployed comes with its own anxiety.
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A Hand in Healing

Healing HandMillions of you (ok, my fan base is probably much smaller) are probably wondering how my hand is? Well, I’m finally seeing some improvement. Yee-friggin-haw! Where is my cowboy hat? While my thumb is finally able to more things, unfortunately it still can’t form a perfect hitchhike thumb. (My mom is breathing a sigh of relief!)

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The Truth Is Ugly

You are witnessing, at this very moment, a veteran procrastinator in her natural habitat. I don’t feel like writing.  Instead, I am looking online for a new job.  Now, one might think “no, she’s not procrastinating, she doesn’t like her job so she’s taking ACTION to find a new one.”  WRONG.  See – this is genius procrastinating.  Procrastinating at its best, surely hidden behind a good cause.

You know what?  Why shouldn’t I be looking for a new job right now?  I hate my job.  I hate saying that I hate my job.  I hate thinking about the fact that I hate my job.  My own brain is sick of hearing it.  Job searching is, technically, trying to get out of this particular cubicle, right? Continue reading