I am at the dining room table, and my five-year-old is in the bathroom. After a bit, I realize that the water has been running for much longer than it takes for…
So I got a job.
Working part-time, at a $2 paycut. I can’t afford my rent and bills on part-time. If I work full-time, I’ll have $50 left over at the end of each month. That’s it. That might pay for gas, cat food, cat litter. No savings. No extras. I have to find a better job, or some kind of supplemental income.
Day 21 of the Job Hunt
And I am sick, sick, sick. Not just of applying to jobs, but I have this nasty headcold. It’s extremely discouraging. I missed a phone call from a potential employer today, but she gave me her direct extension. I called, and left a message. Yay, phone tag! However, she is the first to call me, which is incredibly encouraging. I received two e-mail automated rejections, one from Macy’s and one from Target. Since their system booted me, I’m trying again. It’s funny, because I went into Target just yesterday and left my resume with a manager who seemed really sincere about passing it on, and that they were still hiring. Back to the search.
Much blood has also been spilled on the carpet in attempts to distinguish between science fiction and fantasy. I have suggested an operational definition: science fiction is something that could happen - but usually you wouldn’t want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn’t happen - though often you only wish that it could. Arthur C Clark
Update: Life in Olympia
I’m still not employed, but thanks to my Significant Other (SO) I have enough in savings to pay for rent/utilities/groceries for the next two months. His mother has also let me know that I should be getting a call sometime soon from one of her departments. It’s some basic data entry, and it’s a lot better than fast food.
On the upside, Cathy (my SO’s mom) has just bought a car. She’s giving us use of her old car until the winter, when she’ll sell it and help us buy a small sedan. I’m so excited to not be limited by being strictly a pedestrian!
Tomorrow we’re going down to the Farmer’s Market here in Olympia. I can’t wait to check it out, talk to the nurseries and farmers, see what I can learn and get involved in!