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.