Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Temporary Setback

Well…I’ve had a bit of a set back in earning income. As you know, I am aiming for financial success in a career that I love, but in the near term I have ensure my families survival. As part of the effort to earn short term income, I traveled three hours to take part in a pharmaceutical clinical trial. I went through the screening process.  Later, I was contacted and was told that I was accepted into the “study”.  Then the following week, I checked in to the facility and everything looked fine. It seemed as if it would work out well. They had the group of us stay overnight to start taking the medication the next day.  Early that next morning, one of the research associates approached me and told me that one measurement on my ECG was too elongated.  Apparently, the resting time between heart beats was barely too long.  I was told it was nothing “abnormal”, nothing I should worry about. However, it was long enough for the study’s lead doctor to drop me from the study.  I was sent packing. Not only I am I not getting paid, I am out the gas money to attend the screening appointment, and to check into the facility. This clinical trial would have paid nearly one thousand dollars.  Certainly it would not solve my financial woes, but it would have greatly contributed to surviving for the short term. It was truly a bitter pill to swallow. No pun intended. The search for short term income and survival continues.

As part of my search for a fulfilling career, I have been considering the types of things or attributes my idea job would have. It makes sense that before I can determine what I want to pursue as a career, I need to understand what exactly it is that I want that career to do for me. I have added a page to my blog that details these “Dream Job” attributes. I will be updating that list as the search continues.

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