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Jul 01 2010

I Can See Clearly, Now, How Broke I Am…

What a day! I had an eye exam and learned I have .75 prescript in my right eye and 1.0 in my left and astygmatism in one eye… so, 1st time ever… glasses and contacts (~ $500). Also, my last unemployment check arrived with the note (found on the EDD site online): Based on the …

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Apr 12 2010

Where Am I?


So, I’ve spent a lot of time “doing” more than “planning” lately, and that’s getting me nowhere. I miss out on very important tasks that NEED to be done, and miss lots of deadlines (especially when having to make calls or get to the post office). I think I need to start getting up earlier. …

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Feb 08 2009

A Whole New Life

Every day without a job is a day of many lessons – learning how to live on meager EDD payments, learning how to save money on food, learning how to save money on bills, learning how far I’m willing to go outside of my box to survive… This past weekend I made some important decisions: …

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Feb 04 2009

What a Day!

So, I had my 2nd interview this morning with the most amazing job: Operations Supervisor of a women’s gym 2 blocks away from my apt! They LOVED me! They were going to hire me on the spot… but then, salary discussion. They couldn’t meet my minimum. The most they could offer me was about $12K …

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Jan 29 2009

TV for the Unemployed

I watch a lot of TV. I don’t have a lot of shows on my schedule, but I leave CNN on almost all day when I am home job hunting. I don’t leave the house much as I can’t afford gas or food out. My issue: commercials… they depress me! I see commercials about investing, …

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Jan 05 2009

A New Day

I woke up at 9:30am today, which is good for me since I’ve been going to sleep after 2am almost every night. I started job hunting immediately, having some cereal during a quick break. I sent resumes and emailed recruiters until 3pm, stopping quickly for lunch around 1pm. I cuddled with Gracie for a short …

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Jan 04 2009

Week Day, Weekend, Same Thing…

When you are unemployed, it’s hard to tell the weekends from the week days – especially when your partner is off work on vacation. I spent the last week sick with an awful flu. I am recovering well, but am still a bit light-headed and weak. I can’t believe it’s already a week into January! …

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Dec 12 2008

Not Just Another Day

Tomorrow, John & I leave for Tahoe. We had a great week planned out for us. We wanted to go skiing, snowmobiling, and have some good dinners out. Well, I am not sure how much we’ll be doing now… I got laid off again. This is the 3rd time this year. I am absolutely devastated. …

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Oct 20 2008

Doubting my Self Worth – Temporarily

I’ve been laid off twice this year, no fault of my own. I’ve been unemployed for a month and a half now, and I am NOT finding any jobs I qualify for. I find jobs I’m way overqualified for. Those jobs have lower pay than I am used to living on, and they would not …

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Oct 16 2008

And the Hunt Goes On

I had a great interview yesterday for a company in Glendale, less than 1 mile from my apartment. I would be able to walk there on nice days!!! The job is working for the employee training department as a coordinator (and eventually, as a trainer). It is perfect! It would be a dream come true …

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Sep 29 2008


I woke up this morning feeling awful that I am no longer contributing to taxes for schools, roads, public works, etc. I thought about the fact that if more people get laid-off, who will pay taxes? Who will support our schools, roads and infrastructure?! It scares me a lot… knowing that less and less people …

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Sep 25 2008

Another Restless Day

It’s so hard to sit here and job hunt all day, finding little (if anything) to apply for. My back hurts, but that may be due to my week as an uber-female. I applied for one great position at WB; but, even though John can send an e-recommendation for me, it’s still me against thousands …

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Sep 24 2008

The Weeks Fly By…

Each week is flying by, quickly stripping me of my hope to find a job SOON! Soon has come and gone, even if it is revived each day. The past few days have been very tough for me. I learned that the HR Mgmt position I interviewed for cannot hire me until a bill passes …

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Sep 18 2008

Who Will Go With Me?

So, I got a free pass to Disneyland for my birthday in 2009. I don’t know anyone born on July 30th. I wonder who will go with me? I’d have to go after work, but that’s ok. Summer hours are late! Maybe Lisa Kudrow or the Governator will go with me. Ha! If you are …

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Sep 18 2008

Exhausted & Depressed

It’s been over a week of job hunting, and I haven’t even been called for an interview. It’s really hard for me to figure out what to do next. I’m really low on funds, but I really don’t want to ruin my career by taking another non-Project Manager position. I’ve been told many times how …

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