"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Day Two, Unemployed...

I'm at Kat's house, while she is working. I'm sitting with her cat Conley, who keeps head butting me while I type. Cats always know how to make you smile. I've gotten so much help from everyone trying to find me a job, put in good words for me, and cheer me up. I'm a really lucky girl. Today I met with my former human resources gal's friend at a staffing agency. She said that she heard great things about me, and with my background, she won't have any trouble finding me a job at my absolute minimum salary requirement. Which, is $2.14 less an hour than I was making but it will pay the bills. She told me to enjoy my time off and she would work hard on finding something for me. My only hope is that if I find a job on a temp-to-perm basis, when I would be hired I would make even more. That's how I found my last wonderful job. Ex-job. Bastards.

Enjoy your time off. I don't know how to enjoy myself without a job. I forget about it for a few minutes and it creeps back up on me. YOU'RE UNEMPLOYED! How will you pay the rent? Seven weeks seems like a long time I suppose, but I've always valued money over time. I got a call finally for a second job at Target, but ex-work told me today that if I take that job, I will mess up my potential unemployment, should I need it down the road. So I am basically forced to stay unemployed until I find something earning enough money. Then, I can work another part time job.

Katie is helping me tomorrow apply for a job with the local University where she use to work. And making quesidillas. You can't get any better than that. It pays $3 less an hour, but it's a foot in the door. Free school. If I worked hard and long enough I could get a degree.

All this, and Lost isn't on for 16 weeks. Tomorrow is me and CP's 1 yr engagement anniversary. Doesn't seem to be very promising. I can only handle one crisis at a time though.

Since I'm not on a time constraint, I'm going to get to everyone's blogs to catch up. That is another thing I miss.


supplymadam said...

Well you are sounding a little better each day. Hopefully your next job will be better. Keep up the good search. I am routing for you!

Janet said...

You definitely do sound better today than when I initially read about the situation. For awhile there, I thought we were going to have to set up a team of bloggers to comment watch you!:)

Bianca said...

Target would be a dangerous place to work. I'd spend my whole paycheck before I even got it home.

Jess said...

Glad to hear that you have a few leads. Best of luck finding the right combo of tolerable job/tolerable pay!

Meanwhile, I don't know how well I'm going to handle the Lost hiatus either at this point. I'm thinking about buying a bunch of the Lost action figures and acting out episodes in my bedroom with them. Is that creepy? ;)

beth said...

Mon, I definitely miss you but there is something better out there for you! Keep your head up! Luv ya!