It's ok, I had a good scream and a coupla shots of tequila......
Yesterday I decided I needed to go to the unemployment office...because I had called & waited an hour with no luck three different times. Guess...nah, you'll never....they don't have a physical office, only a call center. This is what the interesting lady at the "workforce solutions" office I went to told me yesterday. (Interesting because she was so loud ~ "CAN I HELP YOU?")
Problem: only have cell phone, with 700 calling minutes per month.
Solution: spend $10 more a month for unlimited minutes.
Situation: Spending 2 1/2 hours on the phone, listening to the recording that says "thank you for your patience, a customer service representative will be with you shortly", and assorted other noises (music?). I had my phone on speaker, and the volume turned down low so that I could still hear it, but not loud enough to make me want to tear out my hair. When the rep finally did come on the phone, she repeated her name and id#, and said she couldn't hear anything.....
AND SHE HUNG UP as I was yelling "Please don't hang up!!!".
Later: I figured I had my phone volume down low enough that she couldn't hear me.
Spent 3 to 4 minutes screaming at the top of my lungs.
Heard a siren a few minutes later, and wondered if the neighbors figured I was being murdered over here, but no. That would have been an interesting conversation.
Cried a little.
Then, resigned myself to calling another day.
Good news tho, I have an interview today. Patty told me about a job opportunity with someone she knows. I called, sent ye ol' resume, and will be there at 10am. I can't lie and say that it makes me hopeful. We'll see!
OK, gotta go & shower & get dressed for said interview.
The interview went well (I think). I was there for 1 1/2 hours, and I hope she invested that amount of time because she was interested. Good: I think I could be happy working for them. Bad: The pay kinda sucks. But she did mention that I would be eligible for a raise after a few months. I plan to send her a thank you note for her time, and remind her of my attributes. Some web sites don't recommend a thank you and some do. So I figure I'll cover my bases. Plus, she'll be reminded. I should have mentioned that I'm an awsome baker & because we don't always want to be tempted with all these baked goods, you can bet I'll bring some in. Well, maybe not.
I am really disappointed in the job availability these days. I know it's the holiday season, but wow. How am I supposed to keep up on my applications? Of course I still haven't received any benefit payments. S H I T. I plan to call tomorrow & see if I can discover why. Hopefully no 2 1/2 hours again....please.