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Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's getting down to the wire. I have a whopping $8 to my name. I have spent another seven hours today either online or walking from company to company filling out applications wherever I could. No one could guarantee me anything.

I have tried different State and Charitable Agencies with no luck. If there's any help out there, it's being hidden from me. I honestly don't know what to do anymore.

My mother did offer me money to help my niece clean out her closet. But, I do have to consider fuel costs in there, too. Still, I will be doing that tonight because at least I will be a little farther ahead.

I realize that God answers prayers in his time. I don't know where I will be when that time comes.

  
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JAREJIL 8/27/2010 2:04AM

    Have you tried "snag a job"? Lots of part time jobs in there, some at Kmart, RJ Wright, TJ Maxx, takes a little searching, seems to want to keep going back to Alaska, but I did see a lot all around the Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Utica area (I applied for a few myself)

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SONGOFJOY27 8/26/2010 4:00PM

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I pray that our Father will give you wisdom regarding where to go, who to talk to, and what to say. I know He's got a job for you. I will continue to pray for you.
Carol

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183WANTS2B140 8/26/2010 3:30PM

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TUBLADY 8/26/2010 3:21PM

    Try to keep believing in the good that will come your way.
Keep on looking, don't give up. There must be some job or agency that can help you.
I hope for the best for you.

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Observation of Automatic Habits

Thursday, August 19, 2010

As far as being extremely busy, things seem to be slowing down a little bit. I've been faithfully making my to-do lists and checking off a lot of things that I needed to accomplish. Granted, the to-do list is still there; there's just new items and not the same old ones that I never finished.

I did make some observations about my exercise and eating habits when I became more busy. First, my exercise time is not as long as it should be nor as intense as it should be. Second, I found myself not really sitting and eating whole meals. I would have something little here and something little there. There was definitely some eating without thinking.

I realize neither is the best for my overall health. My goal for the rest of the month is to pay more attention to both my exercising and my eating. I don't want to slip into old habits and throw away all I have worked so hard for.

  
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SLIMMINJENN 8/19/2010 8:04AM

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Working on Accomplishing my Goals

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I had one job interview this morning with a local paper. It entails working wix-hour shifts, four to six days a week, rotating what store I'm in weekly, trying to sell the newspaper and getting paid only commissions. It wouldn't be my favorite kind of job, but if nothing else right now pans out, I will have to accept it if offered the position.

I have another interview tomorrow somewhere in downtown Detroit. I still have to google the directions. I've applied to so many places, I don't even know if it's full or part time.

I did go to Michigan Relibilitation Services this morning. It's a program designed to help people with disabilities define their goals and the process of looking for employment. I figure that I can at least learn something from it.

While I was there, another company called wanting me to come in Friday for some testing. I really hope that this means the floodgates are starting to open. I'm really discouraged trying to get a job and it's starting to make me depressed.

My DH has been no help to me at all. He claims he loves me and that he wants me back and healthy. He ha s promised to send money for my medical and living expenses numerous times. Nothing has been delivered. This is why I am in a panic mode as far as trying to get a job. But....I'll have to see what the next week brings. That's all I can do - keep taking baby steps.

  
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LAMBRA 8/19/2010 2:52AM

    It's encouraging sign that you receive responses to your applications. Don't abandon hope, there is a job for you out there! "The insistent beats", the ancient greeks used to claim.
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Natassa

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SONGOFJOY27 8/18/2010 12:58PM

    Wow! You're getting pretty busy! I'm so thrilled to hear that you're getting callbacks and interviews from many of the places you've submitted applications. Do your best. Be your cheerful, upbeat self. The employer that wins you wins the prize! You are a valuable asset waiting to be discovered!
Keep your eyes on the goal! You CAN do this!
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Time for Extra Effort

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I woke up today with a very determined attitude towards finding a job. After my morning walk and shower, I will go through my normal web sites applying for jobs. After that, I will go out in one of my semi-professional outfits and drive down a couple major streets. I will ask every potential employer (that I think my back and talents can handle) if they are accepting applications. I will follow up on places that I have already applied to.

I am at a desperate point money-wise. I will do whatever it takes to get income to be indedendent and stand on my own. I won't look for hand-outs. I don't know if I will succeed, but it won't be for lack of trying.

  
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MPONTERIO 8/18/2010 9:52AM

    You have a great outlook. Keep thinking...I will find a job, I will find a job, I will!

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JAREJIL 8/17/2010 9:36PM

    You have a great plan, I always told my kids if you want to find a job, you have to put in 8 hours a day looking for one. Hard around here right now, but something will show for your effort.

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FITMARY 8/17/2010 9:45AM

    Good luck! I'm sure you can do it! emoticon

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KARENO5 8/17/2010 8:58AM

    Best of luck to you.

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LOLEMA 8/17/2010 8:31AM

  It will happen, keep up the positive attitude, it will take you far.

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All or Nothing

Monday, August 16, 2010

Yesterday was my day to feel like I was doing everything backwards. So, as hard as I tried, I didn't finish half of what I had intended to finish. This means half is now today's work.

A lot of people know that I have been back in Michigan almost two months and am looking for a job and, just in general, things to do and people to do things with. I've been looking and slowly planning.

Today, I can honestly say I have a busy, full day. It's now 7:15 am. I have the last batch of oatmeal cookies in the oven. My bed's made, a load of clothes is done and put away, and I've done my exercises.

I've got to call the employment agencies that I'm signed up with to let them know I'm still seeking employment. There are applications to print out, fill out and deliver. This needs to be done at the library, as I don't have a printer. I've got to pass out Avon books to and from the library in hopes of getting orders.

My girlfriend and I have been wanting to meet for lunch forever now. We finally set a date - today. I haven't seen her in two years and I really am anxious to see her.

I'm going to an Avon Open House after that. I've never been to one. Iwant to see how it's run to find out if it's something I should try eventually. I don't have enough customers yet to have one now. At this point, I'm looking for any way to add them. I placed a disappointing order last night.

To top out the night, my daughter, her friend and her son and I are going to a free "Movie Under the Stars" at a local park. It's free, there's supposed to be vendors and a band before the movie, and the movie is "Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". (Hence the girlfriend's son...)

It's all or nothing for me. I am either desperate for something to do or trying to figure out what to do first. Right now, I accept this. I know I feel better about myself here than I did in Alabama. I'm taking that as a sign that I am making progress.

  
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NPA4LOSS 8/16/2010 3:54PM

    emoticon You are making great forward progress, just don't overwhelm yourself. Keep us posted about the job. emoticon

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