Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Why me?

If I thought the weekend was unexpected, nothing could have prepared me for how unexpected today would be. I got to work today just to be sent home. I've been working for the last few weeks at a film production company. And today our boss had the integrity to tell us that we had a financing problem, and sent us home. We may get our financing back in a few days, or in a few weeks. But for now, the funds are not there, and he didn't want us working for free.
Considering the situation with my previous employer, who lied to us, avoids our calls, and still owes me close to $5,000, his honesty today was most welcome. Sure, it makes things complicated. But the fact that he apologized and was truly sympathetic to our situations, made it better. No one did that for us at the last company, which was/is truly unfortunate.
In other news, I got 2 job offers last week, plus 2 very strong leads/indications for more work. And tomorrow (Tuesday) I have another interview, plus some other opportunities to work on. So all is not lost. In fact, there are more opportunities ahead of me than usual. But that doesn't mean there is no stress. Given these situations lately, I'm very wary of start-ups, and anyone who makes big promises right now. Consulting/freelancing is also scary in its own way. I'm not sure what I want to do, or how I want to do it.
I just don't know what to do. I'm not usually one to ask, "Why me?" but right now, at least for tonight, I can't help it. How have so many things happened so far out of my control that effect me so much? Was there anything I could have done to prevent this? Change this? Or at the very least, seen this all coming?
I don't know. I don't know what to think, what to do next, or even how to feel about the situation. And so I ask the Universe, how much must you endure before you decide it is time to make a major change?

1 comment:

  1. ((hugs)) I'm right there with you. It's tough. I keep wondering how much more crap we'll have to go through until we get to a smooth patch of life ... seven jobs between D and I in 18 months, on top of a bunch of other things.

    No wonder I want to be a hermit in the woods!


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