March 24th – “It’s perfectly acceptable to rely on your network of friends and associates to connect you with the career opportunities you seek. But they will only send you down the same paths you’ve already been on.”

I laughed out loud when I read the horoscope this morning because it’s true!

A friend sent me the same job posting TWICE in the past few months for a political pop culture website. I was going to tell her this the next time I saw her so we could have a laugh about it or complain about how unrealistic employers expectations are, but today was the perfect opportunity. I had already scoped out this organization before and decided not to apply for any positions for several reasons:

  1. It requires proofreading which I hate.
  2. It’s demanding.
  3. The pay is REALLY crappy. I make about the same amount working part-time for what they’re offering for full-time work! Maybe these organizations are looking to fill their jobs with students/retired folk/the independently wealthy? I’m none of those.

I’m sure that she didn’t see the salaries before she sent the postings to me. I don’t think she wants me to work below the poverty line. Otherwise, I will be freeloading off of her for a long time! I’m already cheap, so I’ll be very annoying if I become even more frugal. Just this week, I gave myself a haircut instead of paying to get it done. I think it looks great, but my friend may think differently!

It’s a real shame that show “Extreme Cheapskates” is cancelled. There was a lady who ate cat food tuna instead of regular tuna just to save 30 cents. This lady was a millionaire, which made it even weirder! That could be me. I can see it now!

Okay, so I’m not going to live out that fantasy in this lifetime. My horoscope also gave me this suggestion:

Welcome advice on the 23rd and 24th. Yes, even unsolicited suggestions. True leaders recognize the value of differing opinions. Don’t follow blindly, but do think about the information.

If you have any advice about anything, including job offers, please do send it my way. I’m welcoming all of it today. I may not act on it, but it could give me some new ideas!

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