Job Interview

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I've been on Disability since 1998... for a mental illness from which I have largely recovered but still have some challenges. I have not been able to find work to supplement my SSDI, and it's not enough. I got trained in January of 2009 as a Peer Support Specialist... but all the jobs available at that time were full time, so I could not pursue them. I obtained my certification as a Peer Specialist effective December 29, 2010, and started applying for jobs...only to hear silence.

Last month I discovered my current health care provider had a position open, 15 hours at two nearby centers. I applied for the position, and got told the position was put on hold. I don't know if that means they are having budget problems, but that's a likely scenario.

I got a call this morning for a position in Sevierville. It's full time but they sound willing to break it into two part-time positions. I even know one of the three people I'll be interviewing with. That would mean about two hours of driving round trip, and about 3 gallons of gas, but I can handle that, especially with the income it would provide.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I hope I can get this under the most favorable conditions available. The interview is Tuesday morning at 9 am, not my best time of day.

Update: The appointment got changed to Tuesday, and yesterday to Friday (upcoming).
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    I will be sending positive vibes and energy your way for successful placement for this position. Let their eyes be open to your qualities & skills.
    Driving a couple hours isn't too bad, it's what I've done as well.
    Please keep us posted.
    2698 days ago
    oh my gosh closer and closer and you are coming into tennessee yowzias!! remain hopeful my friend always
    the lady mary
    2701 days ago
    Moss I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Lots of positive energy being sent your way so you shine at the interviews. Brightest blessings and warm hugs always.
    2701 days ago
    Thanks, DoxieLady and Big_Bear. Boy, you guys are QUICK!
    2701 days ago
    Crossing all me fingers and toes. Good luck!!
    2701 days ago
  • BIG_BEAR73
    good luck
    2701 days ago
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