Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I got some really bad news a few days ago and I am feeling like my whole world has come toppling down on me. I have been holding off to tell you guys, but I have to be honest, after all, that is what blogging is about right?

Well, I got fired from my freelance writing job. Why? Well, apparently the company which I wrote for, decided to shut down their freelancing department, but I still have to do a few articles for them. Why do I call it fired? Because they used the words "we will have to let you go", which is very confusing to me. Perhaps it was the fact that I asked for a raise after working for them for 7 months at minimum wage, who knows?

I am bummed because good and reliable freelance writing jobs are rare in South Africa. The sad part is that I really loved my job. But I guess all things have to come to an end. Just when I got used to telling people that I was now a writer and no longer unemployed. People used to tell me that they were praying for me to get a job for years. Here I get one and then...Bam! I guess I will have to settle for crappy temp jobs again. After all, my degree does not allow me to do anything that allows me to earn a good income.

I don't mean to be really down, but I just feel like a giant loser right now. A loser that is still completing work for the people that fired her.


  1. (((hugs))) You have every right to feel down! And it was brave of you to share what you're going through.

    I hope you find another job that you like better and that the people who fired you will regret letting you go, but even if you don't, know you are loved.

  2. That would make anyone feel down. I'm sorry that happened and I wish you luck with your job hunt.

  3. I'm sorry to hear that. Feeling a bit low is totally normal. Good luck with your job hunting!

  4. Ah.... my heart just sank when I read this! It's just not fair! *hugs*
    And I'm so happy that you decided to share this with us. *hugs*
    Remember, a problem shared is a problem halved...
    Maybe there's something better waiting for you...I will be praying for you!

  5. Angela - Thank you so much. Your nice comment brought me to tears. It is nice to have friends like you. Thank you again.

    M.J. - Thank you so much. Your nice comment is appreciated a lot.

    Annalisa - Thank you much. I am grateful for the support.

    Michelle - Thank you. I just love your attitude. Here is a big "Hug"" right back. I appreciate your support a lot.

  6. I think every person with an English degree feels the way you do. I'm sorry you lost your job, but I'm glad you got paid for your writing once. Freelance writing jobs are so hard to find everywhere. You don't have to temp forever, just until you find more freelance work. And check into things online. You might find you can do some work somewhere other than South Africa from your computer. Good luck. I hope everything works out for you.

  7. That really sucks. No doubt about it. It's okay to feel down about it. I know you tried hard. Nothing to be ashamed about. You can still put it on your resume. Work is work.
    I wish you the best of luck finding something that makes you equally as happy if not more.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. I'm really sorry to hear that. I bet something better will come along. You still get to call yourself a writer if you're still writing.

  9. Beth - Thank you.

    Heather - Thank you so very much.

    Tonja - Very true, thank you.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear this! I've been where you are. I know it's hard, but trust that God has a plan for you that He will reveal in time.

  11. Brianna - Thank you so much for these kind and wonderful words. They are very comforting.


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