Musings from the Unemployed

It really should be harder for employers to terminate someone. Unless there is a huge glaring mistake,i.e. embezzlement, screaming at coworkers, employers, or employees, etc. many people are fired due to personal differences in the workplace. Is this just? What about the government’s role (Unemployment Compensation) , when they say it is ok to fire someone due to personal differences and not an actual transgression by the employee? This happens more than you know.

My latest dismissal was for following company policy. I had to tell a customer no, I could not accommodate her. I apologized 3 times over the course of the conversation. According to her, I was rude, bitchy and discriminated against her. Telling someone no is not rude. Being unable to help her is not rude. Apologizing 3 times is not rude. And most definitely being unable to help her no matter the color of her skin, is not rude nor discriminatory. 

I am currently awaiting a decision from Unemployment Compensation. 

In the meantime, I am down to $2.00 , yes two dollars. in the bank. My utility bill is due today and obviously I cannot pay it. 

Unfortunately like many Americans, I live paycheck to paycheck. No paycheck, I do not live. Haha

I have applied for 20+ jobs over the last 3 weeks. Two interviews. That’s it. 

And for those that may think I am a slacker, I am a college student and work full-time when I have a job. I have a 4.0 GPA and in the Honor Society. I should begin Nursing School in January 2013. Scheduled to graduate August 2014.

So if I can survive 2 more years on minimum wage jobs and employers who fire you for following company policy, I will be ok. I will be more than ok.

 

New Job: Too Late?

First of all I would like to thank everyone who has helped me out by either donating to save my home or given me directly to save my home.

Secondly, I have found a job. Yay! There are a few problems though.

I had to take a $160.00 a week cut in pay. This is a huge cut in pay and unsure how to make ends meet. Yes I know something is better than nothing but I have cut back considerably already and unsure where to cut back more. Details, details.

Even though I have found a job, this does not make up for no income for last two months. I am still in danger of losing my home.

Bank of America has issued an ultimatum. I must make one mortgage payment by January 4th or they will begin foreclosure proceedings.

I am short $400. They will not take a partial payment.

So now that Christmas season is over please, do not let the season of giving and goodwill be over. If you can help with even a few dollars, it would be greatly appreciated.

Job Hunting: Too Digitized and Impersonal?

I have now been unemployed 6 weeks. Over the course of the last 6 weeks, I have applied for 38 jobs at least.

Almost all of these have been online. Even the restaurant around the block from you now requires applications to be made online. Overall this is an efficient way to gather information.

BUT is this the best way to determine who is a perfect fit for jobs that involve public interaction? How can you see how outgoing, vocal, pleasant and the amount of eye contact there is? The point is you can’t.

To just look at words on a piece of paper or computer screen and try to decide whether this person is right for the job, leaves too much to chance.

I’ve had 3 first interviews and one 2nd interview with no luck.

Please, wish me luck and if you know of any openings let me know.

In the meantime if you’d like to help me save my home from foreclosure, feel free to donate using the button to the right. All donations will go directly to paying my mortgage. All donations, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.

Merry Christmas eh?

This is a warning. If anyone puts a negative comment on here, it will be deleted and you will possibly be defriended. If you don’t like what I write, tough shit. These are my thoughts and my opinions.

I have been out of work for a month. This was unexpected and following my bout with pnuemonia in October has left me totally broke. I have $3.00 in the bank. I have applied for roughly 28 jobs. I have had 3 interviews.

Today my car broke down and one of my pets is very ill.

The Unemployment Office AND Food Stamps both want me to drop out of college even though I have 4 classes left this semester AND I have a 4.0 GPA. My UE is still in limbo. If I drop out of school, I also face repaying my Pell Grants.

I am a very strong person and have made it through many things. Sexual abuse, physical abuse, homelessness and mental illness.

I am now at my breaking point.

I rarely ask for help. I prefer to handle my own shit my own way.

Well I have asked for help recently from friends and family. The ONLY person who has helped me has been my exhusband. Someone who doesn’t owe me anything but yet has helped me out.

That’s it though. Not even my own family will help me. Not even my so called friends.

So I hope everyone who has told me they cannot even spare a few dollars because well you know Christmas is coming up, has a MERRY CHRISTMAS.