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I am looking for a job. Again. Shocking, I know.

I've been at this job for two and a half months. During the interview process, it was indicated to me that the temp side of this position would be short: one month or less. When the position was offered to me at a substantial pay cut, I accepted under the assumption that the decrease in pay would be brief, followed by a potential increase.

Now, two and a half months later, I'm still a temp. My first day on the job happened to be the same day my boss signed the papers to finalize his divorce; his wife just happens to be my predecessor in this position.

The company is very small: myself (Office manager), the boss/president/owner, and the bookkeeper who comes in once weekly. In my opinion, my position really could be handled on a part time basis as well. I spend the majority of my time sitting around and mucking about on the internet, which is not an ideal situation for me.

Fortunately, I have learned some things while I've been here, the primary thing being that I do not want to work for small businesses any more. If the company does not have an HR department, I am not interested. If I am not provided with a written job description, I am not interested. It has been my experience that these small organizations don't tend to have clear expectations for their employees, and are unable to give meaningful feedback on job performance. Some people may be able to handle that; I am not one of them.

So, I am applying for jobs at larger companies. I've updated my cover letter and resume, and am only applying to positions that strongly interest me. Hopefully it won't be long before I can tell my boss to take this job and shove it.

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