Tuesday, June 16, 2009

As if it's not bad enough...

My sister has been unemployed since February. She just got yet another rejection after an interview she thought went well.

"You're qualified enough, but I don't feel that we got to know you well enough in the half hour interview and are concerned that your personality may not mesh with the staff."


I hate hearing her cry...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Well, the largest city in a 150 mile radius just announced their school district is cutting 1,000 jobs. There goes THAT plan. I'm getting desperate, and it's only June 10th. We are -$65 in checking and alas, there was no substantial check in the mail from some distant, recently deceased relative.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Haven't I paid into this shit since I was 17?

Unemployment= $64 a week. That is, as long as they don't deny the claim on the basis that I'm a teacher and school's out for the summer.

So as long as I can keep my expenses under $150 a month, I'm all set....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bitersweet..... but not really.

Though Friday was the last day of school, and subsequently my "last" day of work, going in today to finish up some grading was really just a matter of not doing it on Friday so I could get paid for one more day (hey, $100 is $100....). I'm sad now; not because I'm going to miss teaching there or because I've made so many friends and bonded with so many of the other teachers in the office, but because I will miss being able to buy shit. Like groceries. And rent.

I have one more paycheck coming my way. I have to wait two weeks before I get it because the district pays subs once a month. Part of me wants to take that money and blow it on a tattoo because that will make me feel better. Then I remember that I have an entire summer of NOTHING ahead of me and that money would be better put towards other things. Like groceries. Or rent...

Tomorrow I file for unemployment for the first time in my life. Wish me luck.