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Monday, May 07, 2012

I got a job offer not quite a week ago, which is great, but it's a bad job that only pays $10.50/hr, which is barely enough to pay rent, utilities, food (I'd be losing food stamps) and keep the cats in kibble, but it's a full time regular job, not temp. I accepted (because I can't decline jobs due to unemployment), and barring any mix-ups with background and drug screen it starts on 5/14.
It's funny, I asked for a job for my birthday (which was 5/1), and I went to the open house for this on my birthday. I got the offer on 5/2.

Shortly after I got that offer, I got an offer for a temp-to-hire receptionist position that started at $11, and I would have much preferred the work, but there would have been no benefits, and I do need the medical insurance.

Last week on Thursday I got a call from another staffing agency (this would have been the 3rd one, and I hadn't even contacted them yet) who was calling me about a receptionist position that I have a skillset for that the company would like (e.g., I speak German and have been a receptionist). It would start at $15 temp-to hire ($4.50 additional per hour is worth taking a chance on temp-to-hire, as far as I am concerned), and I could get basic medical through the agency. The last person who had the position is retiring, so they like you to stick around. I have no problem at all with staying for a good long while, if I were able to get the job. I tested well on all of the office stuff and have an interview tomorrow. Please wish me luck!

Regarding unemployment, my 2nd appeal was sent for a hearing, which will be on 5/10. Legal aid has said that after looking into the details of the case they are going to assist me me in one of 2 ways. If they can find a lawyer to take the case, it will be handled that way. If not, they will prep me for the hearing.
I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that they would help me with this. I was also happy to hear that it made no sense to them that I had been turned down twice, since I was under a doctor's care, had been approved for fmla before it ran out, and certainly wasn't sick on purpose. Here's hoping something good comes out of that as well.

I still can't seem to lose any weight, no matter what I do. Matter of fact, I gained a few lbs recently, and I am not happy about that. I am hoping for some low stress times soon, so I can really relax and sleep well and get over all of this stress.

I hope all of you are doing well.
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    emoticon on the job offers and Happy Belated Birthday!
    2769 days ago
    So glad someone is stepping up to help you out. The legal systems can be mind numbing.
    Are you still exploring job offers then?
    2769 days ago
    I hope it all works out and happy belated birthday!!!! emoticon
    2769 days ago
    Good luck in all aspects of your life...your job,..your weight loss...
    2769 days ago
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