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August 26th, 2013 at 04:04 pm

Are you getting sick of hearing about my job woes? Go ahead, you can tell me. I know I am.

Today my boss at my 3-day-a-week job told me that because work has been unusually slow, she's going to have me continue on an "as needed" basis, probably through the end of the year. I can work on the occasional writing assignment at home, she said, but she wants me to come in to the office when doing the catalog proofing.

Which leaves me with next to no income.

They think I'm an "exceptional" writer, but that's not what they need long-term, so they'll be hiring a perm editor 1/1/14.

So even more is riding on the interview I have this Thursday for a f/t job with xxx. I don't go back to my regular employer now til Thursday, which is convenient becus since my interview is the same day in the same city, I can eliminate one day of driving down there, or two hours of my time and gas.

I'm depressed, discouraged, tired. I'll have to cancel two of the three home improvement projects that were very close to getting done. The third one, installing the furnace humidifier, will proceed, since I already mailed in a $200 deposit and I really do want to be comfortable this winter.

I did have a nice time yesterday with R. He wanted to go to the Harley Davidson open house with free cookout, etc. If he doesn't die of prostate cancer in 4 years, he said, he's going to buy a Harley. He's not going to do it before then, since it's a high risk thing and his dog and 95-year-old father are still alive. After that, I guess he figures, he's entitled.

When we got there, there was no lunch; it was the day before. And since he had his dog with him, and the dog couldn't go into the showroom, guess who got stuck sitting in the car with the dog while R. went in to browse? Moi. After that, R. ferried me to BJs where I picked up a few things. We dropped that off back home to my fridge, then we set off to make a surprise visit to my sister's in neighboring town. The surprise was on us cus she wasn't home; i left a note in the door.

After that we paid a visit to a childhood friend of R's, who lives in the same town. I hadn't seen him since I broke up with R. 30 years ago! He sure looked older, but then of course, I bet that's what he's thinking about me. I gave R. some tomatoes from my garden, one of the few healthy things he eats.

The weather forecast for Saturday looks good so I'm committed to doing my garage sale then. Will buy ads in 2 papers on Wednesday and advertise it on Craig's List, too. I'll have Friday to get ready for it. I have a s***load of crap to get rid of.

9 Responses to “Job woes”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    ugh. Sorry to hear about the continuing downward spiral of a job... Hope your interview goes well!

  2. Maranatha Says:

    I'm sorry this is happening to you again! I wish you well on your interview, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  3. littlegopher Says:

    I'm sorry you are going through this - best wishes for the interview!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    So sorry the job is winding down. It just seemed so promising! Maybe it is leading you to this next position. Good luck with the garage sale, too.

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I cant imagine how discouraging this is. My fingers are tightly crossed for the interview. I hope the garage sale is a huge success!

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    So sorry for all that is going on....wishing you lots of luck at your interview. Since you HAVE been working, will you qualify for unemployment again?

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Good grief. Good luck with Hearst.

  8. Kiki Says:

    I've been thinking of developing a small website for the house and per sitting business. Any interest in writig the pages if i tell you the topics? I hate writing and would rather proof someone elses words. Email me if you'd be interested and we can rough out what i was thinking about. It would be a little income and i'd be happy to refer others to you as well yhrough our professional association.

  9. Dido Says:

    Sorry to hear about this, P.S. At least the job got you to the new car you needed and the chance for a bit of a reprieve from the self-prescribed high level of frugality. Maybe the next opportunity that comes along will be better. I sure hope so. And hoping that you can leverage more freelance income in the meanwhile. Hugs, -Dido

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