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Will Write For Food

A few months ago I published this blog, back when I was excited about a new employment opportunity. I called it "a new job that’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before" and it turned out to be the wrong fit. I still believe in the agency and what it stands for, but I wasn't qualified to lead it. The whole attempt ended badly and now I don't have a job.

While trying not to panic I've done a bit of writing on Terra Paradox, which I think may come out before Tales of Elysium if I keep going the way I have. I want to get as much of it done this month so when I do go back to work (fingers crossed) I won't have that much left to do.

In the meantime, I don't really know what I will do to survive. The local Occupiers have pointed me in the direction of the various places in the city providing free meals, but I hope I don't have to resort to that.

A few positive things have happened in the past two days. I've finally washed all the dishes in the sink (finally having the time and energy to do so). I've spent some quality time with Merlin, and I've caught up on some of the TV shows I've been missing.

Also, some words of wisdom. If you're young and stupid, and you apply for a loan, you may think you don't need unemployment insurance. Well, I called one of my creditors today with the sob story, and the rep found that I had indeed purchased unemployment protection with my loan and I'd forgotten all about it. That's at least some weight off my chest. I just hope I thought to do the same with the auto loan. *fingers crossed*

I apologise for the stream-of-thought-ness of this post. Merlin is being a pest and I'm still reeling a little bit from yesterday. So to give you something to make up for it, here are some words of wisdom from presidential hopeful Rick Perry. Remember to save a pretzel for the gas jets!


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Dec. 2nd, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
I'm terribly sorry to read what has befallen you. Keep the faith in these hard times. There's nothing wrong with accepting a free meal - in fact, my suggestion is that you stockpile your food staples for when you REALLY need them and use your free food sources now.
Dec. 2nd, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea, Romanse! Thanks!
Dec. 2nd, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry you're going through all this now. I hope you get a new job soon.
Dec. 2nd, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I could probably very easily get my cube farm job back, but I remember why I left it in the first place. So I'm leaving that in the 'extremely desperate' pile.
Dec. 3rd, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Best of luck finding new employment. The holidays tend to be skinny opportunity-wise (from our experiences with unemployment) but people start hiring post-holiday pretty quick, so don't let any lack of opportunity discourage you... I've been through tough times, do you buy certain foods in bulk? Rice, flour, etc are so much cheaper from bulk bins. I didn't even know loans offer unemployment insurance, that is pretty cool.
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