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New job, new chapter

Monday, December 08, 2014

Depression roller coasters are no fun. In just 3 short months, I quit a job that was very very unhealthy for me, physically and mostly emotionally. I was scared to quit and take on the temp job that I was offered but the stress was slowly killing me. So I worked for 2 months at Antem (health insurance company). I was slowly feeling better but eating not so well. I still had the stress of maybe getting laid off at any time and "Oh my God, what am I going to do when this gig is up if I don't have anything else lined up." So I frantically started putting resumes out and going interviews like crazy. It took about a month to get a job offer and almost another month to actually get started. In the past, I always got hired on any job I interviewed for. I am now working at Humana (ok, well, my first day was today.) I was blown away by how much they push their employees to be healthy and to help us get healthy. This is perhaps my way finally to get to where I need to be. This will be an interesting journey!
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    that is fantastic .... you sure sound so happy and energetic ... you go girl !! roc
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    1894 days ago
    Congrats on your new job!! I hope it goes very well. I just lost my job so I can relate to where you were at. It's very emotionally draining to worry. I'm very glad you are on your way and you are in a good place.
    1896 days ago
    Congrats! Happy sparking!
    1896 days ago
    Congratulations on your new job! I hope everything works out well for you.
    1896 days ago
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    How wonderful that you were led to this job!! It fits right in your new lifestyle too! there are no coincidences...
    1896 days ago
    Congratulations with the new job!!!, emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I can completely relate to the stress/depression issues around old and new jobs and how it effects your health, the stress to get laid of and it takes a lot of you. I am happy for you that you have a new journey with health conscience employes around you. Myself I am between jobs, almost found a job after 2 interviews, but I continue to seek and hunt further, maybe the new year will bring me one, who knows. Very inspiring to have someone who had the same issues as me here at Sparkpeople. Look how many others you can find just because we want to be healthier, slimmer maybe, living longer and feel good about yourself. Nice blog. emoticon
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