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Going Stir Crazy

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm sitting here at work, knowing it's my last week, watching everyone else get something to do, and I don't have a thing to work on. I know others that started the same day as me will continue to work past this week. I don't know why I was chosen to get to leave. It's making me doubt myself and my abilities. I'm trying very hard not to do this, but it's happening anyway. I just have to keep trying to give myself a pep talk and remember that when a door closes, a window opens.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/15/2011 4:05PM

    When they laid me off last summer, they said it was money... you know the saying "what goes around, comes around"... well, they laid me off and kept the other younger, more recently hired person... and didn't she go and quit on them....

Have you ever seen that list of point values where they determine how much stress you're under.... losing a job is right up there with losing a spouse or family member, I remember one time I took it and it went through the roof - don't know why stress follows me around like a puppy!! But, I try to keep positive by remembering that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and I claim - if I live long enough.... I will quite a strong character!!

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CMRAND54 1/11/2011 8:28PM

    Everything happens for a reason. Maybe another great opportunity is just around the corner for you. Hang in there!

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 1/11/2011 10:13AM

    Patty~ Sometimes things don't make sense, and I know that is frustrating. It's times like that we often look to ourselves and feel inadequate. This could be more of a political move than a move to end your job based on your abilities. I'm sure you gave all that you had. Your best is ALWAYS good enough! Hang in there. I will be praying for you!
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Obsessed

Monday, January 10, 2011

Today was another slow day at work. I couldn't help but sit there and think about my money situation. I've got four more days of work and 40 years worth of bills (or so it seems!). I did make some appointments this afternoon for next week to get them out of the way. I will spend tonight on the computer applying wherever I can. I'm trying to keep the nerves down by being constructive, but I'm not sure it's working.

  
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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 1/11/2011 11:19AM

    Thoughts and prayers are with you!!! I know how stessful it can be. Hang in there!

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TESHIE4ME 1/11/2011 9:41AM

    If it's any consolation, I know how you feel. I have been jobless for 6 months now and really struggling to make ends meet. Hang in there and be good to yourself.

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KKP4673 1/10/2011 9:37PM

    I, too, will be praying and thinking of you! It is a really difficult economy today!! Ugh!!

Try to focus on what you CAN do... like eat right and exercise.... It has been helping me to just realize there is very little that I CAN do, but I can do it!

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JAREJIL 1/10/2011 9:17PM

    We are certtainly in the same boat. I did not get scheduled again for tomorrow, I have applied a lot, but hear nothing. I think some companies dont call because they figure I already HAVE a job, and they should go with someone who has none, but I barely get 25 hours a week at 8 bucks an hour. what a merry go round!!

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CMRAND54 1/10/2011 8:56PM

    My thoughts will be with you.

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The Sun's Out Today

Saturday, January 08, 2011

The weather is cold, but at least the sun is shinning. It just makes me feel more motivated when it's out. Now to put that motivation to good use and accomplish things around here that I've been putting off....!

  
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TESHIE4ME 1/9/2011 4:25PM

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KKP4673 1/8/2011 11:51PM

    Yes!! We love the sun, don't we?! Amazing!! I had so much fun today in the sun and the snow!!

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CMRAND54 1/8/2011 8:40PM

    We had snow this morning, followed by sunshine. I love the sunshine in the winter!

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Good News/Bad News Day

Friday, January 07, 2011

I did pick up my new care today. I got to test it out in the snow and it seems to handle great in the yucky stuff. But, just before I left to get my car, my supervisor came into my office. She told me that there's not enough work to keep all the temps busy (which I knew!). Then she told me that unless I get really busy the next week, it will be my last week. I knew it was coming. But I still feel like she's letting me go first because I was not one to bow down to the supervisors. I need to start looking harder for another job and I need to re-learn how to brown-nose the supervisors.

  
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KKP4673 1/8/2011 1:58AM

    Great that you have a new car! --As far as brown-nosing, as a supervisor, I would just suggest having a great attitude.... brown-nosing is boring and needless, but great attitudes are just wonderful to work with!!

You can do this! You can achieve your goals and move forward!!

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KAMAPERRY 1/8/2011 12:10AM

    Congrats on the car, praying for you with your job. emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 1/7/2011 6:08PM

    Congrats on the new car. I know you knew it was coming - but it's still exciting when it becomes real! I'm glad it handles well in the snow!
As far as the job, you also saw this one coming. Keep your attitude positive and upbeat. They are the ones that are losing out on a hard-working employee.
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CHELSEAANNE8 1/7/2011 5:54PM

    I have been there, dear SP friend, and I am sorry about all the stress. I don't know what "pick up my new care" means or where you live but I know that the economy is tough right now here in the US. I live in Florida. Good luck finding a job and I hope you can use your health goals here in SP to boost you up. Keep on truckin'! emoticon
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The Wear and Tear of the Holidays

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I think the wear and tear of the holidays combined with my DH's wonderful worryful stunt has left my resistance a little low. My nose has been running off and on since I was on my way home from work yesterday. It's now definitely a little raw. A short trip to the pharmacy, a quick dinner and a bit of rest will hopefully ward off whatever this may be. I don't want it worse for the weekend, especially one in which I will have a new car to show off.

  
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TESHIE4ME 1/7/2011 7:56AM

    The car part sounds super fun, congratulations. Get well soon!!

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KAMAPERRY 1/6/2011 2:39PM

    Hope you feel better.

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