Monday, July 14, 2003

Well, tomorrow I am going back to work in a temp position covering a maternity leave. It is forecast to last about 4 to 6 weeks, 40 hours per week. It will definitely help offset some of the bills that are stacking up. We may have a slight porblem in that my house insurance is nearly double what it was last year (but still not a bad rate, so I am not complaining), but I don't believe that I have enough money in my escrow account. Which, of course, given the current situation for us financially, is a problem. The insurance premium is due on August 9, but my mortgage company is supposed to pay it. I haven't received any letters, etc. that I have to give them more money, so I'm not sure what is going to happen. I may have to borrow the money from my mom. Of course, if the state of Michigan would hurry up with my unemployment claim, I may be able to use my unemployment check. At this point I have called MARVIN 5 times, for a total of 10 weeks claimed, so I that is a hefty amount. I could get my bills caught up, pay off my credit card and be okay. Ray is starting a new job, so he will be bringing in more money than he is right now.


Saturday, July 12, 2003

Well I am back to waiting for employment again. :P Sucky business, this unemployment! I am more than ready to go back to work, and I want to start getting the house ready for the baby - but that is rather difficult with no funds!! Now I am downloading all of the honeymoon pics and burning them to a CD. I might not have the most up to date pc equipment, but it helps when you have friends that do!

Monday, July 07, 2003

Well, the last week has been rather interesting. I took a temp position through Kelly at a local business. My description of it is this - it sucked. The business was very disorganized - I, as the receptionist, did not have a desk - I sat at the "break table". It was 83 degrees plus in the office, which was horrible! I had other things going on - namely, an interview for a very good job - so I had to call in. Ironically, I really WAS sick. I had a migraine for TWO straight days. I'm fairly confident that it was caused by the heat in that office, because I have felt much better since then! Needless to say, I was dismissed for my "attendance issues" by the client. :P is what I have to say in response. Of course, I would have enjoyed having some money come in, and I don't need the crap from Kelly, but I had to go. A temp position with no benefits is not acceptable for long term for anyone.

I also found out that I am pregnant - my due date is February 28, 2004. So, the need for a steady job w/ good pay and benefits is of infinite importance at this point in time. I should be hearing something any time from a couple of other contract houses. I still have to call Kelly back and I am not looking forward to that. My account manager for that position had an attitude problem about it. I didn't like her beforehand and I like her even less now. I have been with Kelly for a VERY long period of time. I was on assignment at General Motors for FIVE YEARS and she is griping about "attendance issues". On one hand I understand their point of view - her delivery and attitude are my issue - but at the same time, I have to look out for myself and family.

Ray had an interview today - he said that it went well, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. It is for a position similiar to the ones that he had before, so he has adequate experience, and he does have a bachelor's degree in this field. I really want him to get this job....and I need to get back to work ASAP. I want to get my freaking bills caught up, not to mention I need to get going on painting the computer room and turning it into a nursery!! ;)