I took the first of the career assessment quizzes from the outplacement service. The occupation that came up highest for me is musician. Um. Yeah. That would be nice, if I had actual talent or skill in that area. Then it said I have the most in common with people in what it calls the “Knowledge Specialist” fields. Apparently, this includes people who are Psychologists, Employee Relations Professionals, College Professors, Ministers/Priest/Clergy and Physicians. I’m not altogether sure I trust this test.
My soon-to-be-officially-former company made some disturbing announcements this week. They’ll be closing a bunch of sites and terminating a lot of research projects. This will, of course, mean more job losses. I feel so badly for my friends who are still there and suffering through the uncertainty yet again. Just when will it end? How much more do they honestly think people can take before they simply roll up into little balls?
In other news, with the STORM OF THE CENTURY on its way, it’s really nice not to have anywhere I must be. I was even able to make the required bread, milk and egg run during the day yesterday – no crowds! Exactly what is it about snow that makes people crave french toast?