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Facing disappointment and finding the silver lining

In my recent posts I’ve mentioned that I left my old job and have begun a new adventure. Unfortunately I found out recently that my new job will be cutting back my hours. As someone who likes routine and stable income, this came as quite a blow for me.

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I was hoping to be working every day, being busy and earnin’ dat #cashmoney. My first thought was that I would have to get a second (or even third) job. Though not ideal, I have done it in the past. Plus, I could use Ask for Task to supplement my income as well. I wasn’t angry or scared, I was just… disappointed. I was so hyped to get back in the swing of things and now I have to head back to the ol’ drawing board.

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But this morning at the gym I had a great thought! I could use this as an opportunity to make myself an even more valuable asset to the team. Though I may not be able to help out the way I initially thought, I do have other skills that could be utilized (and monetized).

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Since the business I work for is fairly new, I could use the skills I developed at past jobs and internships to help with their social media. I have created a bunch of ideas to help bring in customers that I can present to my boss. Also, the building itself is still under renovation and needs some extra TLC and organizing. Uhm, my middle name is “organized”! This is a perfect opportunity for me to help make the space more aesthetically pleasing!

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Sure, I may have had my hours cut back, but I can suggest ways that I can help make my place of employment thrive (and get paid doing it).

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Hopefully my assertiveness and passion to see the place grow will work in my favour!

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Wish me luck.

-Karyn

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