HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME! It's been one year since I quit my go nowhere job working for the least important company in Hollywood. In hindsight, I should have quit sooner. I kinda also wish I could mention who they are, but even if I did, your response would be "Who?" So what's the point. Suffice it to say, never trust an employer who makes you pay for your own business cards. And then there was the dog poop. But I left that for someone else to deal with.
(The following was originally posted the day after Comic-Con 2010)
Today was my last day at my now former employer. There comes a point in one's life where you have to evaluate what's important and what makes you happy. I spent this past weekend doing just so. So today I quit, resigned, retired, etc. Now I'll tell you why.
I aspire to work for people who I respect and who respect me. I aspire to work at a place where verbal abuse isn't the norm, but an unacceptable exception. I aspire to work at a place that demonstrates professionalism all the time, not just when the situation demands it. I aspire to work at a place that I enjoy, if not all the time, at least decent portion of the time. Are these unrealistic goals in Hollywood? Perhaps. I hope not. I have no idea what I'm gonna do next, but it'll probably end up right where it began -- Temping. Temp X is back.
For those of you interested in my now former job, I'm sure it'll end up on the next Joblist. Maybe you'll enjoy it more than I did.