2020 Continued I'm Getting Close... I Hope!

Posted by Ross on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hi everyone!

I have now been back in New Jersey for 7 months! Wow! Where has the time gone! So, I think I'm finally getting close to finding work. This week I had some really fantastic job interviews and one guy really liked me. I applied for an Admin position because I figured I could work my way up. However, he looked at me and said "you're overqualified and from your sales background we could really use you."

Now, I don't know if you're like me but at this point I really didn't want to be in a position that might be more than I can chew because what happens next is I'm unemployed again. However, he explained the job is entry level and has plenty of training and would still keep me in mind for the admin spot. The VP feels I would be bored. To be honest I don't mind being bored especially if I'm getting a paycheck... lol.  I also didn't want to turn him down and appreciated his kindness so we'll see. I also have an interview this week for a Theatre Marketing position.

I'm really trying to work hard because my unemployment benefits have now run out and I have only a little savings left. Thank goodness I'm staying with family for now. I also will now start freelance writing for an LGBTQ publication which I'm very happy about.

I guess if I had to sum up 2019 the biggest lesson I've learned is just because it's LGBTQ doesn't mean it's going to be all roses. There are good and bad people in all walks of life. So, I'm a lot more careful these days with everyone. Although I am very happy in my life I wish I started coming my coming out journey a little earlier. I think this is probably going to be the biggest challenge of my life! Stay tuned and thanks for reading as always!




guest on March 7, 2021 at 1:25:43 pm said:
Hi Jim, just wondering how you are after your last comment?
Ross on October 13, 2020 at 1:29:55 am said:
Hi Jim, it's Ross and I just read your comment. Thanks so much. I think everyone has to find a way that is right for them. No one should be forced to come out. You have to find a way that works for you. For example for me I'm more of a laid back, easy going private guy so I tell my closest friends that I can trust. Being gay is just one aspect of who I am. While there are others who are not private and are just so happy to come out they shout it from the rooftops. I took baby steps and am still taking them. Now I'm dating and trying to pick out what groups I want to belong too. I also have found a LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce here in NJ. You could also google them. I believe they are in Wayne and they may be able to also offer you some help. Please keep me posted!
Jim on October 12, 2020 at 6:28:25 pm said:
Please contact me im having issues and I need directions on how to come out without hurting my business
Mozer on October 12, 2020 at 6:26:56 pm said:

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