Okay so not really unemployed, just on strike or locked out depending on who you talk to. I mean the Mayor doesn’t like the union, the union doesn’t seem impressed with the mayor – whats a girl to do?? I mean I counsel people everyday on employment strategies, critiquing resumes, mock interviewing people – and I might be out of work for weeks or MONTHS! WHAT??
Last night I went by a buddy’s house to figure this all out. I mean picketing provides you peanuts. And really, anyone who knows me, knows as soon as the temperature dips below 0 degrees or the first snow flake falls, is well aware that I will be crying and curling up under my blankets praying to go back to work. I just want to work. I can’t even imagine trying to find other work. I love my job! Why wouldn’t I? The only other thing I can even imagine doing is teaching – and no school or board is going to bring me on to cover a strike/lock out!
I am grateful that money is not my main worry. That really keeping active and on schedule is my concern! I have friends who do worry though about the money and I think I will end up supporting them emotionally (by looking after their kids etc) so they can picket and find other work.
But you know what I really want – for the unions and the Mayor and the community and the workers to all realize we all want the same thing underneath the fighting – for Toronto to continue being the BEST city to live/work in! Lets work together, lets communicate…please! I love Toronto and I love my job and I am grateful for it all!
Meanwhile, since I don’t have my own personal resume and I counsel people on resumes…maybe I should get started and create one – you know just in case 😉
Question: do you love your job why or why not??