Is within sight and hopefully reach! Next week I will start a temporary sales job and if all goes well on Friday I will get a paycheck! The job is selling ads that will be printed on a tourist map of our local town/county and it pays only commission. It will last about a month – by which time the ads need to be sold as the map will need to go to print so it will be ready to be distributed at the beginning of the tourist season.
I went out with the owner today on a trial run for training purposes and the kids, who have all sorts of ideas how to spend that paycheck when it comes in, were disapointed to hear I hadn’t actually earned anything today. My youngest daughter had a grocery list prepared for me! She’ll have to wait a little longer. And as the owner of the company told me, “You won’t get rich doing this” but it should help pay some overdue bills and put food on the table for the next month. And for this brief window of time I’ll be an EMPLOYED job hunter which may mean my resume will get past some of the filters that kick out the unemployed. So while I’m pounding the pavement and selling ads I’ll be doing a little job hunting/networking as well – looking for something more long term with benefits!