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Fasting and Saving

May 23rd, 2015 at 03:12 pm

I love my job, but can't stand my boss. She is very selfish, not to mention incompetent. On Thursday, she made a very sarcastic remark in reference to my knowledge when it comes to HR. It was like she was saying, yes I recognized you're knowledgeable in this area and yet I don't respect you for it. On thing about me is that I love the field of HR, particularly compliance/law. So I attend ever conference, lecture, webinar, and read every trade magazine I can, and for that I'm looked down for it. It really bothered me so I decided to begin a 21 day fast and prayer. Praying for a break through. Though I would hate to leave but I think it's time to move on. I think what keeps me there is that staff loves me, and I mean that literally 😍 that what's make me feel good. She's the HR director, but yet staff respects me more. Ironic

On a different note. Friday was pay day so I paid all bills due until the next pay period with the exception of rent. Dad always says, "the best time for a man to pay his bills, is when he has the money." 😀

Also, I've open up an IRA and automatically have $10 deposited each week and so far the total is now at $281. Not nearly as much as what I should have but I figured it's a start and the funny thing is I don't miss the $10. Once CC3 is paid off I'll add an extra $5.

I've also added $42 to my 52 Week/$20 Challenge brining my total to $1697.51, way more than my original goal of $1300. I've since boosted the goal to $5,000 by the end of the year. Fingers are crossed.

I think I might just add the $3 to make it an even $1700.

7 Responses to “Fasting and Saving”

  1. snafu Says:

    @Amber, if you have an desire to leave employment as a result of an incompetent boss or any reason whatsoever, please start by updating your resume. Work on creating a new, fresh resume that includes at least 3 items of responsibility at your current job. Start making a list of every job you'd like to do, feel qualified to do, have experience doing. Add the names of every company or employer in your community you think you'd like to work for. Whose hiring in your area? What areas are moving up, which are downsizing?

    If you have a nearby library, borrow their copy of 'What Color Is My Parachute.' It offers different ideas and examples of working through the process of a job search. If you're not yet listed on LinkedIn.com, you might check it out and write up a suitable bio.

    All the research shows that employers are more likely to hire someone currently employed. They are less likely to hire someone unemployed and least likely to hire someone who quit or explains they disliked the boss, thought the boss incompetent or said anything negative about their workplace. Best to give bland answers like seeking new challenges, wanting to gain different experience, wanting to work for interviewer's organization...anything that's positive. Never anything negative.

    If appropriate, sign on with a 'HeadHunter' organization. Only the type that charges the employer for a search, they never, ever charge you,the potential employee. If they ask you for money, grab your stuff and leave immediately...it's a scam. Please don't give notice, threaten to give notice or tell anyone at the worksite that you're thinking of leaving, don't tell anyone at work that you're unhappy or that the boss is making you miserable.

    The worksite is not a safe place to vent, display disappointment or anger. Don't write anything negative or angry about work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any social media. I think SA is safe as people here seem to care.

  2. veronak Says:

    Snafu, you are absolutely correct. I'll be taking this weekend to update my resume, and bio on LinkedIn. I never speak with anyone in the workplace about my feelings, I just think it's odd that people come to me to vent about my boss and all I can do is smile.

    Thanks so much for tips, it is greatly appreciated

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good for you getting started on the IRA - $10/week is still better than nothing!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good luck with your hunt to find another job! And you're doing some great things with your savings- even if it's small it can still snowballSmile

  5. Dido Says:

    Agree with snafu. Also now, before you actually need it, would be a time to ramp up networking, both reconnecting with old contacts and making new connections, in a way where you have the opportunity to give first. Look up Ramit Sethi natural networking video, Judy Robinette, How to be a Power Connector, and The 20 minute networking meeting, all helpful references. Get yourself ready now to make a move, before you actually NEED to make it, when you can give to connections (appreciation, sharing info of interest) before you need to ask anything of them.

  6. LittleMissSplendid Says:

    Good for you using fasting/prayer as an opportunity to help yourself to deal with your boss before you say or do something you will regret. I too have a difficult boss, though mine is not incompetent, but I feel your pain. This weekend I am relaxing, meditating, cleansing, and updating my resume. I do not know when I will move on, but when the time comes I want to be ready.

  7. veronak Says:

    Thanks for the tips everyone, I'll be sure to check out the videos and books.

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