Tuesday, January 09, 2007
No, nothing earth-shattering, but it kinda hit me today that I have to look for a new job. This entails me having to re-do my resume. OH MY GOD.

i HAAAAAAAAATE looking for a job!! i HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE it!!! That's part of the reason that I liked my current job so much... if I didn't like what I was doing, I could just change departments (granted, I never did, but the option was there.)

But now I have to go to a NEW place where NO ONE knows me, or GETS my personality and I have to INTERVIEW and update my RESUME!!


Have I mentioned that my resume is 8 years out of date, and I don't have the first FREAKING clue of how to bring it up to speed?

This is a nightmare.

The only good thing is that my current supervisor and a headquarters person have agreed to write me letters of recommendation. How spiffy is that?

And I get to put on my resume under Awards & Commendations the fact that my group just won an award for a presentation that we put together (which I scripted and finalized thankyouverymuch) last year. It comes with a nice cash bonus... o yeah...

But I was reviewing my resume, and have realized that it needs to be TOTALLY redone. A complete overhaul if you will.

Have I mentioned how much I hate interviewing for a job?


BTW, I'm told that it's National De-Lurking week.

So go ahead, make my day... let me know if you're a'lurkin' or not.

Ciao! Toodles! Adios! CYA!!

Oh wait, before I sign off... let me give you MY OPINION of the stupid ass fight currently bubbling between Rosie & The Donald.

Please. How fucking stupid? Now - you gotta know that I'm not particularly fond of either person. I think they are both self-centered divas, but I have to lean towards Rosie on this little drama. I don't care how ticked off at a person you are - you DON'T go on public TV and start blaring about their fat ass, and drilling them between their fat eyes. Especially when that person happens to be plus sized. That was a juvenile attack - and I really expected more finesse from him in his retaliation. Just goes to show you that money can buy you lots of things, but apparently not class. Or a better quality toupee. (See? I can say that because I'm not on TV)

And one more edit: I'm trying out the new Hoodia diet. I think I'm a little testy. I don't believe I've lost any weight either.... I'll be sure to do a normanized consumer report later.

posted by Norman at 8:46 PM | Permalink |


  • At Tuesday, January 09, 2007 9:49:00 PM, Anonymous Ann

    Ok de-lurking myself. Hi Im Ann Im addicted to blogs and yours is one of my favorites.Thank you for enabling my sickness LOL

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Last weekend I decided once and for all to quit my current job.

    Then the realism hit me - that means I have to update my resume, and LOOK for a job and worse yet... INTERVIEW! I hate every single thing about interviews. Then I'll have to get used to a brand new job where you have to re-learn everything from their particular phone system to the parking situations, to the people you have to work with and personalities.... and well?

    Yesterday and today I'm wondering whether I really really want to quit?

    (Yeah... I do).

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:26:00 AM, Blogger China Doll

    Norm, I'm the QUEEN of resumes. I can redo yours if you're willing to completely sacrifice all dreams of anonymity. Seriously..my resumes rock.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:30:00 AM, Anonymous MrsBart

    Just say no to Hoodia. What happened to Weight Watchers. I love the points (well, kinda.)

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Good luck on the resume. My advice is to search online for sample resumes and concentrate on you accomplishments. Prospective employers know that you know how to do the things that pertain to the job (if you are staying in a similar position) because of your years of experience. What they want to know is how you made the job better, what you did in making your previous company successful. Don’t be shy. Brag shamelessly about yourself.

    As far as The Donald and Rosie, I agree that they both are creepy and disgusting, but I have to disagree with you on taking Rosie’s side. I applaud Donald for saying what he thinks and to hell with all the PC bullshit. His decision to keep the little drunk whore on and give her a second chance was well within his right. I don’t agree with his decision, though. She should have been able to control herself for one year as she is a role model. But she didn’t, and she should have been stripped of her title. But it is The Donald’s money, his show, his responsibility and his right to do as he feels proper. Rosie jumped on him and started the fight. She is loud, obnoxious, rude and has an anger issue that needs to be addressed. Yes she is on the plus side, she knows it, she admits it, and she uses it to her advantage (disadvantage.) She talks over anyone who disagrees with her. I do not really like either one, but in this instance I think she is the culprit and I also believe Barbara should tell her, on the air, to shut up or leave the show.

    Also, I have added you to my list of favorites to read. I was told about you by my daughter at its-a-pugs-life. I look forward to reading more of you thoughts and ideas.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:46:00 AM, Anonymous silliyak

    Found your site yesterday, just started lurking today, so that's not TOO creepy. My take on Dump vs Trosie, it's like a wrestling match. Two people, about to drop a notch, from "B" list to "C" or even "D" list, agree, "Let's get our names in the news!"

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Hey Norman! After doing and redoing and redoing my resume again so many different ways and so many different times in the past year, I totally get how much it SUCKS!! If ya need another set of eyes for a looksee, lemme know.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Okay, delurking just this once.

    Enjoy the blog, brings a bit of humour to my insane working life.

    Resume - well I've been here 20 years so not only is my resume not current, my interview skills are probably non existant.
    But a change is always good and you might find an even better work place.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:16:00 PM, Blogger Calamity H. Jane

    You make me absolutely positively nutty - and I blame you entirely!

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    "pleeargh" absolutely sums up my day.

    I don't have a clue what it means, but it sounds just like I am feeling.

    **you got nominated for 3 bloggies Ms. IAmNorman**

    'cause we like you. a lot.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 5:39:00 PM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    I side with The Donald, but only because I cannot STAND Rosie O'Donnell. I didn't like her when the whole gun thing broke, but I started detesting her when she got married just to make a political point. She missed the entire point of gay marriage, and I hate her for putting gays back like that.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:28:00 PM, Blogger Sandy

    de-lurking....reading your words frequently here in Louisiana. Former Texan for 30 years. Sick of Rosie and Trump as well.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:52:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Ann - HI! Thanks for the delurk! Glad to be of service.. I'm a great enabler of sicknesses!!

    Aka_Meritt - DON'T QUIT!! IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!

    China Doll - careful!! I might actually take you up on that!!

    Mrs. Bart - What?? You know something bad about Hoodia??!! Spill it!!!

    Coffeypot - Thanks for the pointers on the resume!! AND!! I did a little further reading & stuff on the Donald/Rosie fight, and now I don't know WHO to punch in the face first. Seriously. I still think I would punch Donald FIRST, then Rosie..but at least I would punch them..

    Silliyak - Nope... not too creepy!! LOL. You know what - I'm beginning to think this is all a publicity stunt. (dim light bulb started flickering in my mind today)

    Lisa - Like I told China Doll... be careful cause I might just take you up on that offer!!

    Anon - Thanks for the delurk!! I had planned on retiring from this place... seriously - at 8 years, I'm still the "new kid on the block" out here. The average employment duration at my current job is...27 YEARS. For reals. We've got lots of people that have been here for 40 years too... crazy. But at any rate, I wasn't planning on hauling out the ol' resume again ---- ever.

    Calamity - What did I do??!! HUH??!!

    SkippyMom - I like the word pleeargh. It's my barf word. That's what I say when I barf.

    FM - ewwww!!!! The Donald!!! Freakie & Donald sittin' in a tree!! K EYE ESS ESS EYE EN GEEE!!

    Sandy - From where in Texas?!

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    I'm de-lurking. I'm Jessica and I love this blog!

  • At Thursday, January 11, 2007 9:11:00 AM, Blogger Ann

    I haven't heard of this Hoodia.
    But I started Weight Watchers in mid-October and I have so far lost 18 pounds.
    It has definitely been work--but not too difficult. I only felt crappy the first week or two and then I was fine.
    Just thought I would throw that out there.
    Good luck w/ the resume. I would have to start over with mine, too. And I wouldn't know where to begin.

  • At Friday, January 12, 2007 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous





    Does it count if you delurk anonymously?

  • At Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:31:00 PM, Blogger Nancy


    uhm... Is is true you're LEAVING???

    (hubby needs a job)

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