I am making some headway job hunting this week. But it is slow progress, like pulling nails.
Registered with another temp agency this week (temp agency #1); background check should be back by Monday.
Played phone tag & finally returned the call of a pastoral care staff lady who I'd sent an email to the week before, asking for networking info on church members who worked at a place (company #1) I'm trying to get hired by, but she didn't know of anyone. Since she'd called several times I thought that meant she had info for me . . . but no. She did pray with me and it was good and much appreciated.
A guy came through the line at my piddly pay job this week, who's jacket had a company name on it which is another place I'm trying to get on at (company #2). I spoke with him and he said apply directly there instead of through the temp agency, because you'll make more money from them than from the temp agency, even though you'll still be temporary. I didn't know they employed temps directly, I thought you HAD to go through the temp agency as is many companies' policy; so I appreciated that info very VERY much.
So this Monday I am calling a new temp agency #2 at 8am to set an apptmt (that's how they roll, you have to call first and only at 8am Mon morns), then am applying in person at company #2, applying online this weekend and then going in person to temp agency #3 that a church friend referred me to, and then calling back temp agency #1 about the next step after my background check.
There is also a jobs commission place I have to find and register with (never heard of that, don't know what it is).
And a friend told me about WWW.211.org
, I'm going to go to several places that offer employment assistance that are listed on 211.
Jan 24 was this past Thursday, and it was my 3 month anniversary of staying with the church couple who took me in when I was homeless this summer. So 3 months here as a guest at my hosts, and going into month #4, is weighing heavily on me. This is NOT a long-term place to stay, and tho everything is going well so far, it gets harder the longer it goes on, and I don't want to overstay my welcome (might be right at, if not past, that point right now). But so far they are too nice to say so. Anyone with a brain KNOWS that won't stay that way forever, tho . . . I stay quiet when here, our schedules conflict which is a blessing so I'm gone alot, and I only do cooking and laundry when they're not here, and I absolutely clean up after myself at all times, and am conscientious about everything. Today with the ice storm I will stay home, but I will stay quiet the rest of the time. Try not to rock any boats.
My piddly pay job has reduced my hours to 24 per week, all of Jan.
Can you believe Feb 1st is Friday? Christmas will be here before we know it.