Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wanted: Good job

Well, I am still unemployed...I know shocker in this great job market. I am not kidding you there is NOTHING out there! It is horrible! I did however wait on hold for 2.5 hrs with the unemployment office because I could not enroll online because they have my maiden name and address from 10 years ago. Maybe they should think about updating once in a while. When I called the phone system was ,of course, down so I had to wait on hold for 1 hr only to finally get through and then get disconnected so
I called back and waited for another 1.5 hrs but I did it. I did not give up which is what I am sure they are hoping people will do. They told me I had to send them my marriage license to change my name. Which lucky for me I am so organized I knew exactly where that thing is. Today I got a response and it looks like I will be getting unemployment. It looks like my employer said that the reason for separation was "lack of work". Hopefully I am not reading it wrong.

Oh wait I do have a potential (probable) job. It is very low paying. I received a survey in the mail from our county jury commission. Which means that as soon as I turn that in I will be called for jury duty. Yay! I get a job making about 2.00 an hour and I will have to pay 20.00 for parking. LOL I have never been called for jury duty and just my luck I get it now. YUCK!!!

Anyway, today I have spent the whole day looking through crappy job after crappy job and later this week I need to go and register with the talent bank. That should be loads of fun!

Another thing happening this week is the 1 year anniversary of my last loss, July 3rd. Actually today is the anniversary of when I found out I was pregnant. I remember finding out and instantly being scared. Not happy, not excited, just scared! That makes me sad that the joy has been taken away. As soon as I get the two lines that I spend most every month hoping for I instantly start shaking and think when is this one going to end. I don't want it to be that way. I think if I ever do get a pregnancy to stick someone is going to need to knock me out for 9 months. My poor hubby is going to have to deal with me. Oh well I guess I will take 9 months of worry over nothing.

Hope everyone is having a better week then me.


JamieD said...

It is so sad how much miscarriage robs from us. It is so much more than pregnancy.

Good for you for sticking it out on the phone. I think they DO do things like that to intentionally make it difficult for people. I hope your job search ends quickly!

Melissa said...

i was the same way when i get that last bfp. it was hard to mourn the loss when i didn't even celebrate it. how flippin terrible.

yeah, i definitely think they do that on purpose. most people dont' want to wait around to get the chance for unemployment. bah, it's such a mess. BOO for jury duty!! hopefully they don't call you after sending out the notice.

G & H said...

Ugh I am totally on the job hunt to and it sucks! We'll hang in there though and come out on top in the end!!!

battynurse said...

So sorry about the job stuff and the hard anniversary. I hope that things on the job front start looking better soon. Hang in there and hugs to you.

Barb said...

I'm so sorry sweetie. I really hope it gets better.

When you go in for jury duty, pretend you already have an opinion about whether they're guilty or not. That should get you off. :)

Eskimo_Kisses_4_U said...

I'm so proud of you for sticking with it and getting through on the phone. I hope that a great job lands in your lap soon.

*Big Hugs* Just know that you are loved and I'm keeping you and your hubby in my thoughts and prayers while you go through all of this.

Anonymous said...

arg. i remember when b had to call marvin on a regular basis. they definitely don't make that system easy! good for you for getting things moving! i'm also hopeful that the statement from your boss means that they ran out of work for you, not that they think that you weren't doing any work :)

thinking about you lots!!

Dora said...

Been meaning to leave you a comment. I've been a terrible commenter lately.

Sorry this is such a difficult time. It really seems to be piling on. Hang in there. Thinking of you.

Sunny said...

I'm sorry about the lack of jobs available... it's really sad how many talented people are out of work right now, especially in the Detroit area! Keep sending out resumes, keep networking, and be willing to temporarily settle for less-than-the-best... eventually you WILL end up with something great.

Stacey said...

I'm very sorry to read of your job loss and the anniversary coming up.

Hope you will be able to find something much better than jury duty soon!

Anonymous said...

My brother is a cop, so they never want me for jury duty. But they do love to call me so a coupla times a year I hafta go downtown to be rejected. I'd much rather be rejected from home! I'm so sorry about the upcoming anniversary. Good for you stickin' out the exhausting unemployment rigamarole!