February 21, 2014 at 10:19 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

GOOD NEWS!  I’m taking an impromptu trip out of town to visit some family that was planned last night before this good news happened today so I can’t write much because I’m about to leave BUT – I START A JOB ON MONDAY!!  It’s a temp to permanent thing which sort of makes me nervous but apparently this company has a strong track record of hiring their temps.  It’s with a solid financial investment firm and I’ll be supporting 6 bankers.  It’s a big job and very intimidating but I think I can do it!  AND I GET TO GO BACK TO WORK!!

I usually hate these things but well, it fits.

Guys, this whole unemployment thing is rough and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.  It makes you feel worthless and lazy and like a crap member of society, even though it’s totally not your fault.  I’ve had probably two dozen interviews in the last two months and while that’s a good thing, it’s a different type of crappy feeling when none of those quite worked out, for whatever the reason.  But now I have a good firm that pays well and has actual decent benefits (all of the things that were lacking in my last job) and I really, really hope it works out.  I’ll be spending the weekend enjoying my little trip while simultaneously freaking out about Monday morning but that’s better than freaking out about facing yet another week of unemployment!

Sorry this post is a little nutso but MAN I’m pumped.  Fingers crossed it works out as well as I hope it does!

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That’s All She Wrote

December 20, 2013 at 10:28 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )


I was told this morning that today is my last day with the firm because the whole damn place is shutting down.  Obviously not a total surprise, but man it still stinks, especially since I was counting on at least another week’s worth of cash.  Chances of me getting paid for the vacation time I was planning on using are now slim and with Christmas in five days, it’s all just peachy.

The good news is that I’ve had three solid interviews in the last two weeks and I have another phone interview scheduled for right after the new year.  All four places are waiting until basically the second week of January to do call backs so it’ll be a bit before I know anything, but I’m hopeful.  My resolution is to be working someplace full-time by the end of January – now I just need to make it happen!

Scott’s 30th birthday is tomorrow and we have a fun-filled weekend ahead of us, then Monday (after filing for unemployment, apparently) I will be leaving town to spend the week at my mom’s for Christmas.  There’s a lot to look forward to so I’m trying to stay positive but any good vibes that can be sent my way would also be much appreciated!

And since I’ll be out of town/it’s the holidays/I’m dealing with all this work crap, I’ll likely be taking a hiatus from the whole blogging thing for a bit.  Here’s hoping for a super wonderful and fantastic holiday and 2014, for all of us!

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