I mentioned the other day that I was worried about my job stability. And when I start to get worried about, well, anything, I tend to go overboard to compensate. Freaking out about lack of cashflow? I overload on mystery shopping assignments and waste far too much time looking at ads for casual/one off jobs.
There may not be enough FT positions currently advertised for me to go all Rambo on, but I am applying for one role – basically coordinating publications across my university. As far as I can tell, it’s a permanent position, and though I’ve been putting off compiling my app, I’m at the stage where I just need to copy, paste and hit send.
Now I’m starting to freak out. What if I get offered it? The position starts almost immediately, and I have a fairly long notice period (although I’m sure we could work something out). Can I do the job? What if it’s a bad move long term, because it’s a move slightly off the journalism path? Do I even want to take it? Should I just stay put, cross my fingers and hope for the best? As much as I love my workplace, as much as my manager might like me and want to see me shine, there certainly are no guarantees.
I’m just going to press enter, and forget about the whole thing unless I hear anymore back from them.