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Only tangential to budgeting

June 21st, 2013 at 03:26 pm

I had something immensely long to share, but figure only four of you read this, and only one of you would actually manage the whole thing, therefore I have given it another page. This week, with the return of some bad habits, I find myself incapable of making a decision when all of my options do not rescue me from malaise and discomfort.
Therefore I must identify and label my malaise and remove it momentarily so I can make decisions.

I restarted YNAB, and I'm not doing as badly as I thought. Except the gold and silver declines are an especial gutpunch today.

8 Responses to “Only tangential to budgeting”

  1. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    Apparently I'm one of the four. Smile This would be the Over-sharing page?

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    That is correct, Petunia in a Flower Garden. Sometimes a brainstorm happens, and rather than let the textwaters overflow on a blog entry, I divert them to a page out of consideration for others. You can tell I don't have these text overflows or brainstorms very often. :-)

  3. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    I have also been thinking about work force reentry, and also was in IT (as I think you guessed several years ago). Are you planning to get back in to the field? I have no desire to do that again. . . my skills were out of date when I started. . . I can't imagine what it would take to update them now. I've requested the book you mentioned from the library. Sounds like a useful read.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Only data programming, retrieval and analysis, now that I know that snooping on Americans is one of the top five occupations in the United States. I liked IT because one didn't have to dress or spend a lot of time out of my comfort zone, I could troubleshoot and call attention to problems.

    Or I could do debt counseling, only my heart would break probably every day or I'd be tearing my hair out, or because people under the age of 29 are not using credit cards so much I don't know if I can help them with student loans and saving to buy a house.

    My friend and I agreed the best jobs for us would be analyzing investments and making recommendations as junior analysts for financial planners.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    My DH (still in IT) says take a couple refresher classes if you want back in. There seems to be plenty of room, especially for contractors. I think I'd like debt counseling. And I hate to say it because I really enjoyed 80 percent of working in the finance industry, but it's way overloaded with prats. Way overloaded.

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    {{hugs}} I believe you can do whatever you set your sights on. Easy? No..but not impossible. You are quite capable of accomplishing your goals- you're a smart, articulate woman. Go forth and conquer!

  7. baselle Says:

    I made it to your page. I'll keep my eyes open for opportunities; all the IT/data people are hanging on in our shop.

  8. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @baselle Thanks. IT bothered me for awhile because the only recruiters who were assertive enough to call me wanted me for 2.5 month data entry positions (the ones where they'd get one person for the same requisition every 2.5 months to avoid paying benefits -- no thanks!) or were from one-star agencies headquartered in Hyderabad who were slow to pay their contractors, and did not pay close attention to my resume qualifications and the contract specifications: they'd try to put me in Level 3 Software Development, when I'm more about taxonomy, arrangement of information, RDBMS, content management. I'd be okay with an Indian company with a branch office here, or an Indian recruiter working for a US IT contracting firm, but not a company who didn't understand my work experience, nor my language, nor my preference for ethical companies.

    I know I've had success getting jobs before: there gets to be a point when the suck lasts for too long. When I see reports of aggressive, hostile people getting jobs, and some people getting jobs despite having only 60% of the qualifications, I wonder if I am selling myself WAY too short.

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