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Money Drain: Holding Out for the Perfect Job Only

My cousin’s husband was discharged from the military due to a medical issue back in 2009.  His profession in the military was a diesel mechanic, so when he was released they moved back in with my cousin’s parents and went to look for a job as a diesel mechanic. There were a couple leads on craiglist or the local paper, but none of them seemed to pan out or just weren’t “right” enough. I kept telling my cousin that he should just accept a job temporarily doing anything else until he can find his ideal job. Unfortunately they kept (and continue to keep) waiting for that perfect diesel mechanic to come along while bills continue to pile up. My cousin eventually had to get a job in order to support him and their disabled little girl.

Submitted by: Michelle

Lesson Learned:
When times are hard like they are these days, it really doesn’t pay to be picky. Actually it doesn’t pay to be picky any time when it comes to employment. Finding a temporary job would at least keep things afloat while the perfect one comes along. It could also open up new opportunities that may not have been available before (new contacts, extra cash for interview clothes, extra cash for emergencies, etc). Heck, at the very least it would get you out of the house.

Whether you’re in hardship or not, you should never wait for your career to “show up”. You need to take care of your family, take care of your business, and work hard to develop your career. If that means delivering papers for 6 months to a year, then consider it just a stepping stone towards your future.

“There are no good jobs and bad jobs anymore. There’s No Job and A Job” – Me

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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