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Time for Change

Thursday, April 07, 2011

My temporary job may or may not have one more night tonight. I enjoy the job, but not the late hours. It's played havoc on my schedule! It was a good experience, either way.

After not doing well on the Excel test at the new employment agency, I got to thinking about ways to improve my marketability. I did stop and check with one school yesterday. There's a possibility that I may get my employment office to help with some re-training. But the person I need to talk to won't be back in the office until Monday. I've also thought of checking with the local community college to see what it has to offer.

After sending out so many resumes and going on so many interviews, I'm just not feeling very confident of my abilities right now. Having been out of the workforce for so long because of my back problems didn't help. Neither does my age or my ADD (although I don't mention that). I've got to get back on the confidence track in order to accomplish more than getting an $8 an hour job that I know I won't be happy doing for an extended period of time. Plus, it just won't pay all my bills. I really don't want to have to get a second job.

So many thoughts are racing through my mind. But I am acting on them one thought at a time.

  
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STARLIGHT22146 4/8/2011 1:46PM

    Been thinking of you, and hoping the job situation improves quickly!!

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DIDMIS 4/8/2011 12:57AM

    I wish the very best for you and trust you will find just the right job.

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CTEMPLE 4/7/2011 9:00PM

    Thinking of you in this difficult situation. You have to do what feels right for you.
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 4/7/2011 1:09PM

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Schedule Crazies

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I have been wanting to have more of a set schedule for at least a month now. With my temporary job and intense job hunting, I feel that my attempts at having a better schedule have been futile. I feel that my sleep has taken the brunt of the craziness. Of course, this has had a trickle down effect on the rest of my life. I was so tired yesterday afternoon that I had to lay down for about 45 minutes. This was not something I wanted to do. There were things that I wanted to get done that got pushed off again.

My schedule will again change next week, as I feel that I need to take the low paying job. At this point, I need to take any job as opposed to not having a job at all.

I have been seriously thinking that I may need to take some refresher classes. I can't help but wonder if this would help my chance of obtaining a better paying job. It's been three years since I've graduated. With my being off work a year and a half because of my back and my time off looking for work, I probably have forgotten some of the things that I have used. But, where to fit it in???

  
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CTEMPLE 4/7/2011 2:35AM

    Hi Patty the most important thing is sleep and rest, everything depends on it. Time spent resting is never wasted.
Refresher course sounds good but unless you can set aside a night or do it online it might be too hard on you at the moment.
I do hope you find something you like better, but sometimes need imposes!
Claudia

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MOM2OR 4/6/2011 7:11PM

    I hope you're able to find something you love doing! I didn't go to college or university but I know some people who did and they can't even find full time jobs...ESPECIALLY in their fields! Crazy how the working world works. Good luck! I'm sure you'll find something.

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C11ELF16 4/6/2011 1:45PM

    Take care of yourself in all the craziness. What about online classes that you can do at your own pace? Hope you find something that works for you ! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 4/6/2011 11:31AM

    You have to make time for yourself in all the craziness of life. You deserve to be at the top of your to do list not at the bottom. My therapist always says " you can't do anything if you are running on empty. Take some time to fill your self up. Rest, exercise and eating right.

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THEEXERCISER 4/6/2011 9:03AM

    I hope that everything works out for you!

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Job Update

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I've got tonight and tomorrow night left at my temporary job. (It has to be done by the 7th.) I have enjoyed the work but not the disruption to my somewhat shaky schedule - i.e. I haven't slept well. But, the money will come in handy.

I'm still hunting another job that will have some satisfaction and growth to it. The job that I'm supposed to start training for on Monday is definitely temporary for the first 90 days and only pays $8 an hour. After the 90 days, the company can hire me on permanently, but the most I'd ever make would be $9 an hour. The last time I did my budget, I think I figured I'd need between $12 and $13 an hour to pay my bills.

Yes, I want a satisfying and challenging job that will pay the bills. No, I don't want to have to work two jobs to make ends me. I really don't thinks that because of my age and my physical limitations that I'd really be able to do that. So, I'm still debating back and forth about taking the position. If I do take it, it will be difficult to spend time job hunting and going on job interviews. But...it will be some money coming in. What a quandary!

  
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CTEMPLE 4/5/2011 7:52PM

    Yes it's difficult, I would take low paying and keep an eye on a better one.
Claudia

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KKP4673 4/5/2011 12:16PM

    I appreciate that you are still in the game and trying and trying!! I hope this job will provide some challenges and some gains that aren't monetary based. --Maybe some people you will encounter will help lift the weight of life?! --Wouldn't that be nice?!

I absolutely hope for the best for you!!

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C11ELF16 4/5/2011 11:50AM

    Good luck...these are difficult decisions. I know that you will make the right decision for you. HOPING good things will come your way !!! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 4/5/2011 11:05AM

    You will find one!

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DONNABRIGHT 4/5/2011 9:05AM

    Sometimes we have to do the temporary thing to get to the right thing for us. Hang in there.

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EAP1115 4/5/2011 8:05AM

  I WISH I COULD OFFER YOU A GUARANTEE, JUST DO YOUR BEST AND THINGS WILL WORK OUT

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Rainy, Lazy Day

Sunday, April 03, 2011

It was one of those rainy days where I really can't say I did much of anything. I did go over my niece's awhile to celebrate my great niece's 16th birthday. It was nice to spend time with my family.

I am so used to being on the go that I don't know how to handle days like today. I feel like I haven't accomplished anything and I feel tired already. Well, I'll just go to bed, try to get a good night's sleep and be up early and ready for the day tomorrow.

  
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ACES4LILAH 4/4/2011 11:47AM

    I understand about rainy days! It rained all last night here and everything is muddy and wet still... so much for playing outside! Lol. I always feel like curling up on the couch and watching sappy movies whenever it rains (watching "Pretty In Pink" right now. Lol). Enjoy relaxing and tomorrow will be a great day! :)

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C11ELF16 4/4/2011 10:10AM

    Glad you had a quiet day of rest. We all need a day like that occasionally. Now you will be energized for a great week !!!!

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CTEMPLE 4/3/2011 11:48PM

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Claudia

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My Temporary Job

Saturday, April 02, 2011

My temporary job has already given me more hours than originally was told to me - which is great for my budget. It definitely gets my stress up a little since I'm always busy, but it's a good stress. I just know to do something active right after I get out. I'd love for this company to hire me on, but...that may be wishful thinking. At least I know I have a back-up job that will start next Monday if nothing else better turns up.

  
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KAMAPERRY 4/3/2011 7:16PM

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SPARKLIFE4 4/3/2011 2:42PM

    Congrats on the extra hours. Putting out positive energy for you for a permanent spot there!

:) Jos.

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CTEMPLE 4/3/2011 12:16AM

    Excellent news dear Patty!
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 4/3/2011 12:08AM

    You never know what might happen! emoticon

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PRAYINGSUZIE 4/2/2011 2:36PM

    Glad that you are getting more hours. YAY for more money!

Suzie

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TWOTIMESS 4/2/2011 2:19PM

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Hang in there! I'm doing a temp job at a veterinary office (a dream job!) Just wish I could get more hours there!

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