Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another day, another... unemployment claim??

It is not easy to find three jobs to apply for in a week.  Not here anyway.  Even if I branch out from my previous role... unless I want to be an apartment manager or try to sell some great new product for "an exciting startup venture" there's not much out there.  In fact, there are quite a few scams out there.  One particular job I applied for netted me four spam emails prompting me to sign up for some service in order to make it to the "next step" in the process.  Yeah, I don't have to pay $14.95 per month to sign up for your credit report scam in order to apply for a job.  You can take my social and do it yourself if it's something that needs to be done.  It's also really strange for one position to get so many emails from completely different domains.  Huh.  Yeah, I'm not stupid.

So, I qualify for the TAA benefits!  Because I was laid off once before (when I was pregnant with my first) because my job went overseas, I have an opportunity to receive education!  I'm a bit of a tricky case for them, though, as my "claim" is old (though it doesn't expire), but I'm rolling.  My current homework is to find two schools for what "I want to be when I grow up" and they'll pick the cheaper of the two.  There are only two schools offering MBAs in Healthcare here, and the program I've been looking at is the cheapest, so SCORE!  I also have to call employers and ask them a series of questions, and essentially make a case for why the government should pay for my schooling... why I'll be a more productive citizen or something.  Mostly I think they want people to REALLY want the schooling, to weed out the ones just wanting a free check.

Anyway, all's going well on the schooling front.  I'm quite excited!

Thanks to my friend, Dez!
She was going through her closet and found a bunch of shirts that will suit my needs (as stated in the previous post).  What a life saver!!!  I really am a fortunate chick!

Sick and "Single"
The hubs has been hunting and I caught a bug.  Woe is me.  Yesterday found me in bed.  My oldest went to school, and the youngest watched "The Sandlot" no less than 4 times yesterday.  Poor kid.  Today is a better day.  It will be nice for my wayward hunter to come home so I can get a bit more rest.  At least I have the energy to be a couch potato today.  Times like these make me wonder how on earth the single moms do it!  Being "single" for a week is hard enough!

My sister and her three boys were here this week!  It was exhausting and awesome!  My family only makes boys, or so it would seem.  We went to the pumpkin patch, got crayon melted all over the laundry, all sorts of fun!  Oh, I should mention that we discovered a cure for the crayon by the miracle of google:
one cup each of: borax, vinegar, laundry detergent (we used Ecos), and shout.  It was a miracle.

At any rate, things are moving along.  My domestic tasks have been neglected due to visitors and illness, but they'll be caught up here in no time!  Now to complete my school application tasks and my TAA homework!  Cheerio!

1 comment:

  1. You're welcome. Hope you're feeling much better by now. Scott started getting sick over the weekend....if he's not careful he could get pneumonia as well since he's had it before. Yuck!