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24 November 2007 @ 02:38 pm
Plans C, D and E  
My office is actually the most depressing place that I have ever been right now. (I mean, not in terms of pestilence and famine, but in terms of the 100% despair to human ratio. Usually at least there's a delivery person or something stopping by to liven up the works.) As L says, "We're circling the drain."

As the employment market is wholly terrifyingly sucky (see, I am only one drop in the vast FLOOD of people escaping the real estate and finance world), I've come up with some new potential job plans:

1) Start a bicoastal Craft EmPORNium with rosewildeirish and any other interested parties. It will serve the niche market of those women who love spending hours in a craft shop but would prefer a venue with a secret back room. One-stop shopping! And just imagine the jewelry and knitwear we would turn out!

2) Spontaneously become a freelance copy writer. My coworker L has an outdated degree in graphic design and, well, I'm good at taking the discombobulated rambling of excited entrepreneurs and turning it into short descriptive text. (Thanks to Dad for the training in that, by the way!)

3) Scrape together a living by selling various things I own and/or can make. Supplement income by bartering clever flirtations for dinners from male acquaintances, and release aggression by perpetrating acts of creative vandalism.

4) Collect unemployment and turn tricks on the side to pay for continued health insurance. (We'll call that one plan F.)

5) Screw sobriety and drink a whole fucking lot.

I wish this had happened a few months before the holidays so I would've had time to convince everyone I know that they really want to buy made-by-Little-Red xmas cards and handmade gifts. I'm circling the drain of woe, guys! Somebody help!
 
 
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georgie: Shep's eargeorgierae on November 25th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
1) Start a bicoastal Craft EmPORNium with rosewildeirish and any other interested parties. It will serve the niche market of those women who love spending hours in a craft shop but would prefer a venue with a secret back room. One-stop shopping! And just imagine the jewelry and knitwear we would turn out!

I could be the international HQ...
Little Red: peanuts - we're number onemylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Let's DO EET!
Lisa Yaegerlisayaeger on November 25th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Send me your resume!!!
Little Red: peanuts - thinking at typewritermylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
I'm working on it right now!! It's got an odd format, though, because I organized it by skills. It might be time to get a big-girl resume that just lists what jobs I've had, LOL.

WOE! I will email it to you soon and you can give me advice on how to grow-up-ify it!
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on November 25th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
*snuggles* Oh, dude. I'm sorry. :/
Little Red: peanuts - ruin autobiographymylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
I just polished my resume, though! So I feel less disastrously woeful?
Rose Wilde-Irish: zelenka idea by icierosewildeirish on November 25th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
...we need a rich backer for #1. *hrms*
miera_c: shut up i'm thinkingmiera_c on November 25th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
I have no money.

However, I can bake.

We could have a real all-in-one store, that sells craft supplies, books, woman-friendly porn and toys and *also* sells baked goods. Throw in some coffee and people will be moving into the store.

Actually I know a lawyer in Texas who'd join us too.
Rose Wilde-Irish: artistic cropping by naushikarosewildeirish on November 25th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
...I'm thinkin' one in TN, too. ;)
Havochavocthecat on November 25th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
*many hugs*
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Little Red: peanuts - important decisionsmylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Oh, totally! I was born in Canada, so I'm a little loving socialist who is all for things like that.

I'm hoping to have something in place before this job ends (whenEVER that will be) so that I can maintain my health insurance while still eating foooood.

*kicks the high cost of living*
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Little Red: peanuts - sigh snoopy dishmylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
We usually shop Trader Joe's for ze cheap and ze deals, tho we also have Safeway, Haagen, Albertson's... I live in a Big Box Heaven, so pretty much everything is right close by.

Why?
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Opal: wishoparu on November 25th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
so the you is highly recommended for being a funny/interesting/smart flister. I could use more of these. And our paths have crossed somewhat in the ether of friend-of-a-friend ljs.

And you're an american, who are an underrepresented group on my flist.

You're also on the west coast. Where am I shortly going. A bit north of you, but hey, it'll work out.

Buys you a drink and wishes I could buy a house from you ;)
Little Red: sga - rpf hug - valeria_sg_1mylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Hee. I don't know how funny/interesting/smart I am these days, but I'll certainly try? As long as you don't mind cursing. There's been some cursing lately.

You come highly recommended as one of the Best Writers Evarrrrr, FYI! I recently read your "Saying Goodbye" fic on an inflight-new-to-me-authors-binge and OMFG YOU ARE SO AMAZINGLY GOOD!

*flails* (Also, that you chimed in to Ness's request for rpf prompts pleases me, as I really would like to get to know all the people who are going to be traveling with us on the fast train to hell.)

What are you going to be doing on the left coast? :)
surferartchick: Calvin School Daysurferartchick on November 25th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
I too was screwed by the Real Estate market. The first month was covered by my severance pay. The second month was covered barely by my 401k and I finally start a new job in December. Oh yeah, and Unemployment screwed me by a six week fine. so stay off that boat if you can!

*I'm a craftster :D