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Hoping for some luck today!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I got two calls yesterday to set up two job interviews for today. I'm trying to not get my hopes up too high, but by the same token, I want to go into these interviews with a positive attitude. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I desperately need one of these to offer me a position!

  
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CTEMPLE 3/24/2011 7:28PM

    Here's hoping you have a couple of good interviews and something comes out them.
Claudia

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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/24/2011 6:11PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 3/24/2011 12:05PM

    Best of luck!

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Spinning My Wheels

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I've been doing so much of the same things lately that I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere. I've applied for soooo many jobs and have only gotten one interview lately. That's not doing much for the confidence! What am I doing wrong? I'd love to fix it!

I've been passing out Avon books trying to get new customers. I've gotten a couple, but definitely not enough to be making any money out of it. Again, not doing much for the confidence.

I'm trying to get food stamps to at least be able to get food in the house. I feel like I've been jumping through the same small hoops for the past two months. Is it really DHS's job to drive people crazy and not help them?

My money is now gone. I'm still owed one day's pay from my last day of work. The company I worked for is giving me the run-around. I sure could use it, but it sounds like I'm going to have a fight on my hands.

Everything that's been going on lately is really stressing me out. I've been trying to take one day at a time and keep plugging away, but...the steam has been let out of my sails. I just don't know how to keep going at this time.

  
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STARLIGHT22146 3/24/2011 9:30AM

    Oh man, sounds like you really have a lot to work out. I hope you can get the food stamps soon. Send me your Avon link, do you have an Avon website? My friend used to sell but she stopped recently and I occasionally order, I won't be a huge customer or anything, but from time to time things caught my eye. Good luck to you, I sure do hope things turn around. My same friend who was selling Avon has been substitute teaching for I think it is 2 or 3 years since she lost her permanent job. She has been on COUNTLESS interviews and feels so depressed as well....there are just to many good ppl out of work right now. :( Try to keep your chin up.

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CTEMPLE 3/24/2011 7:06AM

    It's such a difficult situation dear Patty, so many people out of work in the US and also so many young willing to work in horrible conditions it doesn't make it easy. All you can do is keep creating the opportunities for things to change. I know it's not easy, but acceptance is the key.
Claudia

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FITMARY 3/24/2011 5:23AM

    I agree with Samiam: it's not you! The economy is affecting your chances so try not to take it personally. I know that's easier said than done.... Please try to hang in there!

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KKP4673 3/24/2011 1:58AM

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DIDMIS 3/23/2011 9:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI just trust that God will make a way where there seemeth no way.


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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/23/2011 12:31PM

    I will keep you in my thoughts. Don't let this defeat you! This too shall pass, although right now it may seem dark and dreary. The right job will come around for you. Stay strong and don't stop trying.

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Have you checked into substitute teaching? I don't know where you stand with any college credit, but the schools are always looking for good subs.

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KAMAPERRY 3/23/2011 11:29AM

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/23/2011 8:15AM

    don't try to go into anything that is a luxury thing (like avon) PEOPLE RIGHT NOW MOSTLY ARE JUST KEEPING THEIR HEADS ABOVE WATER!

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SAMIAM167 3/23/2011 8:08AM

    I know how you feel. I was in your shoes last year. I was out of work for about 10 months having only gone on 3 interviews that entire time. I always felt like it was me and that I wasn't even good enough for McDonald's. I live in Nashville and when the flood came last May, it shut down the biggest hotel in the city that employed 3,000 people. When it open back up 900 of them decided not to come back, and that is how I got out of my unemployed mess. I am not telling you to wait for a natural disaster to get a job, but I am saying that good things come to those who wait. emoticon

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Busy, Busy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I've been busy, busy all morning with an eye appointment, a job interview (part-time only) and looking for other jobs, as well as my usual chores. The day's half gone and I'm not even half way done with my to-do list. I'll just keep plugging along and will accomplish as much as I can. I'm really hoping that at least one of the jobs that I have applied for this week calls me for a job interview.

  
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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/22/2011 5:34PM

    Make sure you don't over do it and then crash! Good luck on the job search. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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CTEMPLE 3/22/2011 5:17PM

    I hope they do!
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 3/22/2011 1:37PM

    Good luck!

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And I'm Off and Running

Monday, March 21, 2011

I outlined my week last night. It appears that it will be busier than I originally thought. So, I get to test my motivation and determination. But, meanwhile, I'm off and running....!

  
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FITMARY 3/22/2011 3:16AM

    Hurray for you!
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SLIMLILA 3/22/2011 12:47AM

    Glad you got it done, now to stick with it,, hope you do and are successful at it... e

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CTEMPLE 3/21/2011 11:55PM

    Well done! It's a busy one for me too so I have to pace myself
Claudia

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Scheduling for the Week

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I have decided that Sunday afternoons are a great time to schedule the upcoming week. There's usually not too much going on and I can do this while watching sports or before I go visiting, etc. I will have the time to coordinate both my purse and wall calendars and make sure I have ready whatever is needed. I am hoping to see an improvement of my general scheduling each day. I really want to feel that I am using each day to the fullest and not forgetting to or putting off something that I really want to accomplish. I will keep a journal to see if and how I am improving. Hoping it works!

  
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SLIMLILA 3/22/2011 12:47AM

    Sounds good! Hope it works for you... wish my life would settle down so I could set up routines, but then I always change them, so until I stop that, there's not much chance of getting into a routine. funny, though, when my grandmother was alive, she had a routine with her meals, and it was always great to visit her on a Friday cuz I knew it was Shake 'n Bake pork chops...

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NPA4LOSS 3/20/2011 10:38PM

    Great plan! emoticon

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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:42PM

    Great idea Patty!
Claudia
PS Have to catch up with your blogs I got unsubscribed

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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/20/2011 6:26PM

    Being organized really helps my brain! Planning ahead is a great way to keep on track and focused. Have a great week and good luck with the planning!

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