Sunday, November 05, 2006

M-I-A-Yo

Inspiration - "Hustlin" - Rick Ross - " Don't tote no twenty-twos, Magnum cost me twenty-two/Sat it on them twenty-twos, birds go for twenty-two/Lil' mama super thick, she say she twenty-two/She seen them twenty-twos, we in room two twenty-two/I touch work like I'm convertible Burt/I got distribution so I'm convertin' the work/In the M-I-A-Yo/them niggaz rich off that Yayo/Steady slangin' Yayo/ my Chevy bangin' Yayo "

What I'm Listening To - A Tribe Called Quest "The Low End Theory"

Question(s) I Asked Myself - "Why does it feel like I haven't posted in a month, even though its just 3 days?"

What's up fam? I know I been M.I.A. for a minute, but I had to get my mind right. See, your boy is now amongst the ranks of the unemployed. I can't tell you what happened because some of my former co workers are reading this, but I am no longer working for the 7th largest bank in the country. I'm simultaneously relieved and scared to death at the prospect of starting over. Part of me looks at this as an opportunity to get out of a job that I clearly hated, while the other part is not prepared to deal with the whole process of sending out resumes and interviewing. But that's what I'm doing. I spent most of the past few days on the internet searching for jobs using Monster, Career Builders and other sites. I have an interview tomorrow and two on Tuesday, but I don't know if these are the right fit for me. The uncertainty is what is getting me. I'd hate to settle on the first job that wants me, but I gotta pay the bills so I can't afford to be too picky for too long. Damn this living paycheck to paycheck. The timing was also less than ideal. I wish I wouldn't have gotten my car fixed right before this happened. I might have been able to be more selective. I wish I didn't have to divide my focus while Trish is still in the hospital right now. But what can I do? I gotta keep it moving and so I shall. Anyway, I just wanted to explain why I haven't been around; I have real life stuff to deal with. I'll try to keep you all posted on the progress.

It was written...

29 Comments:

Blogger thee modern isis said...

That "Life" subject is not a joke when it's time to deal.. but Blogger isn't going anywhere while you do.

I wish you much success with any and all instances, it helps a great deal to bend your knees and ask for His guidance. Trizz has my number so hit me up or text whenever ya need to.

-Isis

Sun Nov 05, 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger ShellyP said...

Wish you the best on the job search, for real.

Sun Nov 05, 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Bygbaby said...

Good luck on your search brotha man! My wife has been unemployed for a year & has an MBA; life has been a bitch in my household with 3 kids. I don't know how my mom did it alone in a low wage job.

Be happy you are not in Michigan where jobs are few & far between.

Sun Nov 05, 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger fallen angel said...

"real life stuff to deal" with is an understatement boo...

Mon Nov 06, 01:09:00 AM  
Blogger Isha said...

You and Trizzy both were on my mind this morning and I said a prayer for ya'. Hang in there T. Although it may be hard, it may just be a time for you to be with ya' girl for a bit.

Yes, pay check to pay check SUCKS. When you get back in stride, got a financial planner who is GREAT! I'll share him wit' cha'.

Mon Nov 06, 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger The Stiltwalker said...

Damn babe, sorry to hear. You're resourceful, something will come up soon. Something good...

Mon Nov 06, 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous The Goddess said...

No need for explanations; looks like you got alot on your plate right now. I wish you the best with your job search and hope that you find something that suits you. Don't rush and make any rash decisions out of fear or emotion; you may be pissed at yourself later.

You and Trish remain in my prayers.

Mon Nov 06, 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

I gotta co-sign Bygbaby on that not being in Michigan tip. It's hell in this piece for the unemployed. You have a good chance of getting back on your feet sooner rather than later.

Stay Cool.

KZ

Mon Nov 06, 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger 4EverJennayNay said...

Good luck with that homes. Pay check to pay check is a mess, so I feel you. Good deal with having the interviews. Good luck with those too. You're definately in my prayers.

Mon Nov 06, 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous chele said...

Sorry to hear that ... of course, when one door opens ...

The best to you and Trish.

Mon Nov 06, 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous chele said...

I'm an idiot ... when one door CLOSES ... another opens

Mon Nov 06, 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

You're very resourceful and an intelligent man, I know something is going to drop in your and probably make you more happier than the lost job.

Hit me up on IM, I'm still in hiding *lol*

I'm praying for you and my girl. Blogger's not going anyway. You have real life shit to deal with right now.

**hug**

Mon Nov 06, 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

@ T

Nah these black girls were making serious chop at the club...it's just that they were...so regular. They were beautiful women don't get me wrong but you know I was looking for *lol*

Mon Nov 06, 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

U mean since last week u been jobless? *SHOCK* omg......im scared too of starting over i guess thats why I havent moved and i been with the same compnay for 6 yrs. Gotta get out and get my feet wet..I started reworking my resume since stuff has changed since i started 6 yrs ago. Good luck wiht your search..but now that gives you more time to BLOG

Mon Nov 06, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

Good luck with the job search. I know it can be a bitch. You are smart and can turn on the charm when need be.

Mon Nov 06, 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger SynSational said...

Wishing you the best in your search. My cousin also quit her job of about 10 years because she was unhappy and had to do something before it took a toll on her family life. You have to do what you have to do.

I completely understand about being afraid to start over. If I weren't afraid of doing that, maybe I could find me a job that wil make me happy while I'm in school. Again, good luck!

Mon Nov 06, 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger mocha_grl said...

You know it's cheesy, but it really could be a blessing. Whatever you need......

Mon Nov 06, 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

i swears fa gawd...ppl loosing jobs before the holidays...da hell!?!

in the words of tupas...and now lyfe...keep your head up!
it is a blessig in disquise.

Mon Nov 06, 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

ummm...that's tupac.
lol

Mon Nov 06, 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Good luck son...but you sound like you got experience, so I'm sure something will come your way. I say apply for all jobs, even if you might not have the required experience. They wanted me to at least have a AA for my job and I didn't but I still got it. Which is funny because this is the easiest job I've ever had. But there you go....

Mon Nov 06, 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger nikki said...

mocha, that ain't cheesy. that's truth.

it was time, rashan. now you have your life ahead of you and no job you hate to pull you down. frankly, i'm excited for you.

Mon Nov 06, 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Epsilonicus said...

All I am gonna say is keep ya head up. This is the time you need to be focused. I will definitely keep you and Trish in my prayers.

Mon Nov 06, 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Ahmad said...

perhaps this is the window of time you need with Trish. Use it, be by her side, live on the edge if you have to, collect unemployment, breathe in and breathe out.

as a freelancer i am often in between jobs, as a matter of fact i think i've only worked about six months this year. it's always emotional though, even after almost six years and yet and still by the absolute grace of God I land on my feet.

Tue Nov 07, 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

@ T

Ima tell him to come to ur page, it's where all the ladies are :-)

I say she forfeited Prom the first time..My mama would not have been on that with me...Like where you going? Prom? Aren't you forgetting someone? Prom Pictures got me and a snuggie with the baby in it *lol*

And some people from DC think any song with a little bass and drums are Go Go...I'm like the sun does not rise and fall on damn Go Go!

Tue Nov 07, 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Honey-Libra said...

Well you know what Trish would say about all this LOL...so I'll just agree with her in whatever she has said.

Hope things are better for you...I know you'll find something....

Tue Nov 07, 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

The Real Question is why are you listening to Rick Ross?

Tue Nov 07, 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger SandyBaby said...

"This too shall pass..."

You'll make it - I just know you will. That's great how you got those interviews already. A great job will come your way soon.

*big hug*

Tue Nov 07, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

Good luck! You seem like a genuine person, so I know God will guide you toward what he has waiting for you. Don't get down about it. Rejoice that you have been given the luxury to let go of the old and prepare for the new...

Tue Nov 07, 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Two things: I hope Trish is okay and comes out soon and also, I hope you find what you're looking for career-wise. Seriously. You know...my mom says everything happens for a reason. It's an annoying statement sometimes but the shit is TRUE!!!!! I bet your previous experience will open a lot of doors for you anyway.

Tue Nov 07, 10:10:00 PM  

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