When it rains, it pours....
Well, as I've written in several posts, this hasn't been a great year for me. Lost my job in February, a week later came down with a serious illness that caused me to be hospitalized 3 times for a total of something like 23-24 days in 6 weeks, on IV antibiotics at home for 3 months, had to declare bankruptcy, totaled my car, etc.
My previous employer tried to keep me from getting unemployment, and my benefits were denied. I filed an appeal, and since the reasons the company used to fire me were ridiculous, I won the appeal. I've been looking for work since June, and there hasn't been much out there in my field. I was offered a job a couple of months ago in the medical department of the county jail that was to start part time and go full time at the first opening. But, I never heard anything more from them. I called twice and left messages, and sent 3 emails, none of which were returned. Well, I finally found a job in a local clinic.
I start 10/1, and I'm looking forward to it. It will be nice not to be perpetually broke, and I'm tired of sitting on my butt all day. Then, to to it off, I got a call last week to go by the jail and pick up the paperwork for my urine test, so I can get my ID. I was shocked, since I haven't heard anything from them since June. I went ahead and took the test (I'm waiting to hear from the lab, since the test will light up like a Christmas tree for narcs-legal, of course, since I have chronic pain from severe arthritis and spinal stenosis). I've sent them an email to let them know that I've accepted another job, but if they still want me part time, I'll do it. Heck, if a full time opening is available, I would take that instead of the other, as it pays more.
To top it off, I've just been called for an interview with a company that I sent a C.V. to before. So, I've gone from no one wanting me, to multiple places. But at least I have a job. Now, I can start working toward that Socom II that I've been looking at. But most of all, I'm finally employed.