Anyone Needing Employment? – Job Opportunity!! January 31, 2012Posted by lisawifemom in The Job Hunt.
Tags: Employment, job, Job Search
I am so happy to share the wealth, to be on this side of the coin now. For SO long I was the one seeking employment, and now that I finally have a job, I get to help someone else find a job.
The company I’m working for in El Segundo is looking for a part-time/temp (possibly going full-time/Perm) person for their accounting department. We really need a take charge person, the controller is very laid back and works well with someone who is a self-starter/independent thinker. Some accounting experience would be great, and excel is a must.
At this point the position will require 20-30 hours per week, with some flexibility (just get the job done type of thing). The department is in transition right now and the company is anticipating a busy spring/summer, so depending on what happens next month, this position has the potential to go full-time.
If you or someone you know is interested in something like this, please forward your resume to me, Email: guslisa at yahoo.
Looking forward to helping someone end their journey thru unemployment.
Lisa Vitale, Momprenuer
Resolutions – Not My Cup of Tea January 5, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations.
Tags: fitness, goals, health, job, money, New Year, new year resolutions, newyear, resolutions, smoking
The other night I was having a conversation with a family member who told me he had quite an extensive resolution list for 2011. When I mentioned that I did not make resolutions, he seemed shocked. It opened up an interesting conversation, and one that I thought would be interesting enough to continue here.
Do you make resolutions? If so, how many? Do you keep them? If so, how many and for how long? If you don’t keep them, how does that make you feel? Do you feel like a total failure and beat yourself up for half the year? Do you say, “Ah, what the hell, I never keep my resolutions anyway?” And if that’s your attitude, why do you make them in the first place?
I used to be a resolution maker, and breaker. And I used to beat myself up about it a bit. Then I started making, breaking, and not caring. Now, what the hell is the point?? And I don’t mean that negatively, at least not for myself, it just didn’t work or make sense for me. Maybe part of the reason it doesn’t work for so many is because of the “usual” resolutions that are made. Like:
“I’m going to quit smoking.” Probably in the top 5 new years resolutions, however, as we know, a person will not quit smoking for any other reason other than they are totally and completely ready to do so for themselves and no one or nothing else. So just deciding Jan 1 is a good time to quit is setting yourself up for failure, because the chances of that also being the exact date you are finally ready are pretty slim. It happens, but not likely.
“I’m going to lose weight/workout/get healthier.” I’m guessing one of the most popular new years resolution. But again, this is not such a simple flick of the switch thing, it’s one of the hardest things for many of us to do, and often there are many deeper issues than “I just need to get it done.”
“I’m going to make more money/get a new job.” Again, this is another huge goal, not very specific, and therefore nearly impossible.
So, what I have preferred to do is continue to make my short-term, achievable goals throughout the year, and have a constant running list of long-term goals as well. I don’t make a new list at the end of each year and put the pressure on myself to accomplish them all that New Year. It just doesn’t seem realistic to me, times change, people and circumstances change, and our goals need to be realistic and flexible to go with real life.
Would love to hear your answers to the questions above.
Does attraction change with level of success? December 27, 2010Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations, The Job Hunt.
Tags: attraction, happiness, job, jobhunt, joy, success
I’m wondering this about established relationships. You meet someone, you’re attracted, a relationship begins, etc. Obviously, at that time, they find your current level of success part of the attractive package.
But I must digress just a bit here, because “success” is a relative term of course. Everyone measures it differently, and that begs the question, how should success be measured? For SO many people it is the job we have and the money we make, right or wrong. For some however, doing what you love is a sign of success, or making a difference in the world, or maintaining a healthy life style, or a combination of many things. So, in order to keep this post from going on for several pages, I’m going to use one example of success, and you can feel free to insert any of your ideas of success in its place.
Back to my original thought, most of the time, in a relationship, the level of success also grows with time, as does, hopefully, the level of attraction. They become more attracted to you as a person, maybe less to just the physical, and that change in attraction strengthens your relationship. Then, hopefully, the person becomes more attractive to you physically because of the person they’ve come to know inside, etc.
Now, what happens if your “success” in life diminishes at some point? Let’s say your partner thinks of you as “successful” because you have immense inner peace and exude joy. However, many tragedies and changes in your life have eroded away at that inner peace and you are no longer joyful all the time. You were young then, less hardened by life, but you’ve grown, learned, and become a little cynical. Does your relationship grow and change with you, or does your partner loose interest because the very thing you both considered a measure of success has changed dramatically?
Of course, the simpler example is you had a good job, you lost the job, and have not been able to replace it. Over time, does the stress of having one less income, coupled with your partner coming home every night and there you sit, having never left for work that day, etc., make you eventually start to look/be less attractive? What if then you get a job that is “below” what you were doing before, which so many people have to do in this economy? Does your partner respect you for taking whatever you can get or, in some way, are you now less attractive because you’re no longer a successful (blank), but now just a (blank)?
I think this is something that couples all over the country are facing now more than any other time in recent history. Whether you measure success by the job you have, the money you make, your overall happiness, etc., much of those things have changed lately, often times dramatically. And with the financial problems facing so many of those couples, I would guess that most are not seeking any kind of counseling to help resolve these changes in their relationship.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer
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