Monday, March 27, 2006

March Madness

I March of 2000, I left Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where I had been working part time for the previous six months, and quit working at the bookstore where I had been writing catalogs, and started working at Meridian Advertising. I stayed at Meridian, where I was a senior copywriter, through March of 2003, when I started working as a marketing director for Eye Travel. That lasted until March of 2005, when I began writing manuals for Blue Care Network.

And so, as March comes to a close in 2006, it is time for me to once again move on.

For the first time, though, leaving is not my idea.

I began working at Blue Care Network on a three month contract. After a few months, they extended me through the end of year, and then, they started extending me on a month by month basis.

I had hoped that this job would last until the move, but unfortunately, March happened before the move, and so this job came to an end.

I made a strategic error last summer, when they started to talk about filling my position with a full timer. I wanted the job to last until I left, and in the back of my mind, I wanted them to otusource the job to me after I left, so I told my manager our plan to move. I had hoped that she would be willing to outsource the job, but she was not comfortable with that arrangement, and I had also hoped that with a definite end date in sight, she would keep me on until I left.

That, too, did not happen.

And of course, when she got around to interviewing candidates, I was not interviewed.

So tomorrow is my last day. This job was nice. I performed well, and my coworkers will miss me. But now it's time to move on.


Blogger rockofgalilee said...

why not come early by yourself and start some serious job hunting? That way you can say you're already living here.

March 27, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

We are talking about that, but three months for now it too far ahead.

March 27, 2006 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'm sure you will miss your co-workers.

So until your next job, does this mean more time for blogging? Or, is it impossible to blog more than your past job allowed?

Seeing as you'll be back to ratty shirts and worn out jeans, can I have your work clothes?

March 27, 2006 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good move air.
do not go to israel to job hunt.
in fact, do not go to irael at all.

but if you are still hell-bent on relocating your entire family to the middle east, then the place to look for a job is in the us of a.

make american dollars, and spend them in the land of the sheqel.
and dont report a penny of it to the zionists.

March 27, 2006 5:01 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Are you aiming to get a temp job until then?

March 28, 2006 6:40 AM  
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Hang in there.........just start packing, you'll find the time will fly! ugh.

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