Today’s 31 Days of Free Writes word is TEMPORARY.
If it’s anything I do best it’s TEMPORARY. I have moved more times than I can count. I don’t think I’ve lived anywhere for more than 3 years in the last 15 years of my life. I recently had to fill out an application for a background check and it asked for all my addresses for the last 10 years..man that was difficult!
Most of the time when I move into a new place I never hang things up or take certain things out of boxes because it’s temporary and I’m just going to end up moving again in the next year. It’s a weird state to be in honestly but one that I’ve basically gotten used to and doesn’t necessarily bother me.
I like to call myself a wunderlust or a gypsy. I have this crazy dream/goal of having a remote job or business that I can do from anywhere and then I live anywhere and travel the world. I’m always reading about “travel hacking” and I find the concept FASCINATING. I don’t know that I’ll ever do it but dreaming about it is fun to me. But then again this comes from the girl that plans vacations she can’t afford when she’s bored.
The other meaning of the word TEMPORARY to me is when it comes to jobs. On and off for the last year I have worked with several different temporary staffing agencies. The process of working with them is crazy. But I needed a job and it gave me a temporary income. The first thing I don’t like about them is they put these ads for jobs on the internet that look like legit jobs from companies but they aren’t. Sometimes they arent even actual jobs but TYPES of jobs that they usually get (talk about shady).
Then when they call you about xyz job they have you come into their office fill out a TON of paperwork and sometimes take some skill based tests (word, excel, typing, etc.). Once you have done all that they start to look for jobs for you and send your resume to companies. It’s a constant battle of following up with the recruiter and searching. If you are lucky they will place you with a company on a temporary basis. Sometimes it’s a month. Sometimes it’s 6 months. Just depends on the contract. It can be a great way to get your foot in the door even if it’s a frustrating process.