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This seriously has to be one of the top three most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.
Well, my job hunt continues, but I have a few new leads. Last night, when I was over at my grandmother’s house for a family game night, her neighbor talked to me about an apprenticeship program with his company as an electrician. I am not sure if I would be good at that type of work, but the pay is just to good to pass up, so I am going to go out on a few job sites with him and check it out.
He said that most jobs as an apprentice would pay at least $20 per hour, and I would usually be working four ten hour days each week. I am not exactly handy with tools and such, but I am certainly willing to give it a shot, and I would come out of the apprenticeship with at least an associates degree.
I have also continues submitting job applications on-line just about anywhere and everywhere. I haven’t heard anything back from anybody. I guess I just have to keep trying, and give the temp service a call tomorrow, like I do every Monday.
I have been continuing my job search with little results thus far. This weekend I applied at Lowes, Blockbuster and Home Depot, and today I applied at Best Buy. I have been confining my job search to the retail sector mostly, but if I find a promising opportunity in another area, I will apply for that as well.
None of the temp agencies I am registered with are giving me work right now, and it seems pretty futile to go out and register with more, although I will at least try the two closest to my house. Temping was always good to me in the past, but when the economy went south, that seemed like one of the first job sources to dry up. The newspaper is full of temp agency ads, because most of them pay for ads for a full year, but few of them are actually hiring.
At least my unemployment finaly kicked in, so I have a little money in my pocket now, and I have a meeting with public assistance tomorrow. I hate to have to resort to this, but I have to do whatever it takes to survive at this point. Hopefully, with persistant effort on my part, my fortunes will change soon.
Yay! Today marks the 25th anniversary of my birth. I really stopped looking forward to birthdays within the last couple of years, and today doesn’t feel particularly special to me. I guess I should take this opportunity to reflect upon my life, and count my blessings, so I don’t feel so down on my birthday.
First and foremost, I am thankful for Rachel, my wonderful fiancee, who is always here for me. I was in a pretty bad place before she came along, and I really appreciate everything she does for me. I can’t wait to spend many more birthdays with her.
I am also thankfull for my family, who has always supported me and my crazy career ambitions. They have always taken me in when no one else will, and believed in me. They have provided me with words of kindness and wisdom when I need it most.
Finaly, I am thankfull for my freinds, and all the laughs and good times we have together. I will always remember summer cook outs at Joe & Courtney’s house, late night D&D sessions, and poker nights. I have so many fond memories with my dear freinds I can’t even to begin to list them all here, but you know who you are. No matter where you go, I will always be right there with you, and you here with me.
One of my favorite supervisors at work is leaving tomorrow. This is a little bit of a bitter sweet occasion because, although she will be sorely missed, this does open up an opportunity for one of us peons to become a night shift supervisor. Needless to say, I applied for the position.
I submitted my resume earlier this week, and I was called into the facility managers office this evening for a preliminary interview. She will be holding second interviews for select candidates on Monday. I was nervous as hell, and it showed, but some of the other sales managers in the office told me I made a good impression.
This move is really all about money for me. If it don’t make dollars, It don’t make sense. It would bean about a three dollar pay raise from my current base pay, and about 10-20 hours more per week, as well as benefits, which I need desperately.