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November 14th, 2008 (08:29 am)

Ok, so I got laid off last month. Before we got laid off, a lot of my co-workers and I were talking about the fact that we probably wouldn't be able to find a job until after the holidays. (Many companies don't like to hire right before the holidays.)

So I'm trying to be ok with the fact that I've only had one interview, and it's been a month and I still don't have anything. My personal budget is ok, and will be ok for months, so fortunately it's not a case of the wolf being at the door.

Bernie (my soon to be ex) got laid off the week after I did. Evidently his job was paying him under the table or something, because when he went to file for unemployment, he was told he didn't have any. In many ways, I was more worried about his lack of job than mine. It took him *so long* to find a job last time. And he was homeless for a while before he found something. That was really hard on our son, but it would be much harder if it happened again. And I can't have him live here. So, I've been more stressed out about that than anything else in my life.

I went to sign up with Apple One on Wednesday. The guy that interviewed me sounded very encouraging, but the process, the way Apple One gets jobs for their temps, sounds very discouraging to me. Afterwards, I was pretty depressed, so I cut my hair. If I could have afforded it, I would have gotten a tattoo instead, but a haircut was at least affordable.

Later on that same day, I got a call from Bernie. He got a job and starts on Monday! Yay! My stress level has dropped noticeably.

Michael did a tarot reading about my job situation. I didn't know about it until he told me about it the next day. The reading was all pents, no surprise there :)

I'm applying to jobs like a mad thing, but just not getting any replies, except the form response of "We've received your application".

I really like my resume. But maybe I need to get an objective second opinion. I guess I'll try LA Works, and see what they have to say.


Posted by: Dieppe (dieppe)
Posted at: November 14th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Me in Dieppe

Oy! Good luck with job hunting and hang in there!!! *HUG*

Posted by: James (giaxcomo)
Posted at: November 15th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)

My personal budget is ok, and will be ok for months, so fortunately it's not a case of the wolf being at the door

I just want to say - knowing the troubles you've gone through with money - how glad I am to hear you say this :)

Posted by: tibehogg (tibehogg)
Posted at: April 13th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)

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Posted at: April 13th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)

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