- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
FI and I don’t agree on the following:
I quit an awful job in January. I was getting migraines and watery eyes daily due to being exposed to fumes from their warehouse, despite asking to move multiple times, over a series of months. This alone, to me, is enough to quit but there were other things, too. FI and I were in agreement it was time to go.
Recently, I read how “job-hopping” on a resume can make employers think twice. Well, since JUL 2011 I have not been able to find consisitent employement. This is not for lack of looking or taking what comes my way. The first position I had (since Jul 2011) I was hired to do communications work for this company. A little more than a month later our department was re-constructed and myself and another girl were told there was not enough money in their budget to keep us.
Two months later I was asked to start writing for a travel website from home. I did this for nearly 6 months. One conversation with the owner I was told things were great, he was happy with the work, etc. Two weeks later I was told by him directly he wanted to quit his FT job so he could stay home and make this website his main focus. To do this, he needed to cut costs and he said he couldn’t afford me.
A month later I was hired at the horrible place I mentioned above. I stuck this place out for almost a year and I just couldn’t do it any more.
To me, it looks unstable….the last 3 positions I’ve had over nearly 2 years, I no longer have, with 1 being because of me choosing to leave. I do not want to include the last position. I am ok with a year gap with an explanation of living in a different area (truth) and unable to find work in my line of work (truth). FI says he thinks it looks weird and causes a red flag.
What should I do? I’m currently filling out an application for a new place.