Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Maybe things are turning around?

Anyone who has been around this blog for any length of time knows that I am not a glass-full, everything happens for a reason, kind of gal.  I suck at being Mary Sunshine.

When my now old boss said that he was bringing my work back in-house and now I would officially be making ZERO money, I got scared.  Not just about the money, although that was a huge piece of it, but about ME.  My self-esteem, which wasn't super high to start with, plummeted. I had applied for almost 70 jobs....I had started applying for retail and anything-I-can-get type jobs.  I was doubting everything.  My already low energy level fell even lower.  I was heading toward depression.

But I think you need to hit bottom sometimes before you can pick yourself back up.

I heard back for a part time job I applied for via e-mail, but the person seems to have disappeared now. It is ok, as this job had hours that would have been very difficult (3pm-7pm, M-F), but beggars can't be choosers.  I heard back from a large retail store, and have an interview on Thursday.  Again, not my ideal, but I need to bring in something.

However, I had an interview today that went REALLY well.  The woman at the staffing agency (again, this is how it is done here) said they were having a hard time finding a candidate for this job, and that I fit everything they were looking for.  She sent my resume to the actual company while I was still sitting there.  And in her words...."I think this could be a one and done situation."  She is hoping to have more information later today or tomorrow.

The actual job is about 20 min from home.  It is a great blend of projects.  The starting salary is about $12,000 more than I was making if it is done as a temp-to-perm position, with the potential that it could be a direct hire, where the salary would be a little higher with a sign on bonus.  The company is looking for someone who wants to grow in a position and they have areas that fit what I ultimately want.

I am trying to keep a level head, as none of this is a done deal.  But for the first time in a very long time, I am hopeful we are on the right path.  The sacrifices we made are going to pan out.  The life that we have wanted can finally begin.

20 comments:

  1. I will be thinking of you and hope it works out. Remember you moved due to the high cost of living where you were. It's going to take some time to adjust, find a job, and for your kids to feel at home there. You can do this, think of all you have been through in your life. Cheryl

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  2. Yay!! Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for you!!

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  3. Sending positive vibes your way Mysti. You've got this! Please keep us posted!

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    1. Thank you! I will update as soon as I hear something.

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  4. Please let us know as soon as you hear!!!

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  5. Oh, I hope so! Keeping fingers crossed for you!

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  6. Oh my fingers are crossed for you, chicken sacrifices will be done if necessary.

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    1. I am in the south now....so do we fry that chicken up once we have sacrificed it? Lol

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    2. Pretty sure you do, lol. Congrats on the lesson that you have real VALUE. Never doubted it. Take care.

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  7. Sounds very promising! Good luck. :)

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  8. Sending positive everything your way.

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  9. YAAAAY!!!! LET US KNOW! Remember it takes around 6 months to find a job!

    HS

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  10. Good luck! I hope this is the one!

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  11. Any updates Mysti? Been thinking about you.

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