End of The Month

United States
January 31, 2018 5:57pm CST
My month started off positive as I aggressively hunted for a new job since I was let go a few days shy of Christmas. I had never been let go in my life. The shortest amount of time I had ever worked anywhere was 6 months and I have been working constantly since I was 18. Being unemployed for the first time felt shameful. I had left a job I enjoyed to take on a new opportunity that had only lasted a month. So I was feeling very down. I decided to turn around and really focus on improvement. Although I had started working out and eating healthy in December, I was still eating out and only working out 2-4 times a week. This month I worked out almost everyday, cut out snacking, cut out fast food completely, cut my portion sizes in half, drank more water. Most importantly I smiled more :) Joining myLot at the beginning of the year really helped. I started to reflect on positive things, and really use this as an outlet. I got the job at a company I have always wanted to work for with an unimaginable pay. It took 4 attempts total, and 4 weeks of a vigorous hiring process. I cannot wait to start later next month! How is your year going so far?
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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
1 Feb
Jobs are difficult to get here as well. I hope you'll get a job you want. Pray for me too.
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• United States
1 Feb
I got the job I want :) I wish you so much luck on getting the job you want. You got this! Just really work hard and showcase all of your finest qualities.
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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
2 Feb
@taciaelisepeace I hope I will get it before the contract ends.
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@Maria24 (2160)
• United States
1 Feb
It's going great and congratulations.
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• United States
1 Feb
I'm happy that it is going great for you. And thanks!
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@Maria24 (2160)
• United States
1 Feb
@taciaelisepeace yeah me to thanks
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@redurnet (1588)
• United Kingdom
1 Feb
Well done! I hope you enjoy your new job and have a great year. You deserve it for trying so hard.
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• United States
1 Feb
Thank you. I hope you enjoy your year as well!
• Saint Lucia
1 Feb
Congrats!! It’s rough sometimes but I’m happy things are looking up for you. When one door closes another opens. Stay positive !!
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• United States
1 Feb
Thank you! Very true, just gotta keep your head up.
@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
1 Feb
That's good. I was unemployed for 6 months in life and those were the worst days in life. It was tough life going out for job interviews almost every day and used to get upset at the end of the day.
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• United States
1 Feb
Oh my 6 months? That is very discouraging. I wish employers could at least compensate you for your time and efforts towards the job. We spend so much time on the application, interviews, assessment. We spend gas money or have to buy bus tickets to go to interviews. Its a lot of investment just to get turned down. They should at least throw us 5 bucks for trying haha.
@hereandthere (32754)
• Philippines
1 Feb
what journey and turnaround you've had. well done and congrats!
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• United States
1 Feb
Thank you kindly!
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@FourWalls (15174)
• United States
1 Feb
Congrats on the new job! My year’s been a rough one, just one month in, with my dad’s health and whatnot, but that’s part of life. I’ll deal with it as best as I can.
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• United States
1 Feb
I'm sorry to hear it has been rough so far. My father's health goes up and down all the time so I understand how that feels. I hope he feels better and February is a better month for you.
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@Courtlynn (55081)
• United States
1 Feb
Glad you got the job. Congratulations
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• United States
1 Feb
Thank you!!
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