Doing the happy dance

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Doing the happy dance
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 8:36pm

DH and I have been struggling financially for a long time now. DH is a college student and his schdule has been so wacky that he wasn't able to fit in a job last semester. He's not going to summer school so that means he won't be getting a student loan to help us through. I work part-time at a non-profit cat sanctuary, but everyone who has ever worked for a non-profit knows that you get such little pay that you might as well be a volunteer. I wanted to go back to work in a veterinary clinic and was really having a difficult time finding a position. I'd go to interviews but wouldn't get any offers. DH and I have been getting desparate, wondering how we were going to survive the summer.

Well, I finally got another job! I got the call this evening. I'm going to be working as a kennel tech in an emergency vet clinic. I'll be starting out working on the weekends and perhaps get more hours later on. What I like about this place is that they are willing to teach me other duties, like placing catheters and the likes (one of my drawbacks is that I'm trained in being a vet assistant and not a vet tech. One clinic wouldn't hire me because I wasn't trained in how to draw blood, yet they weren't willing to train me to do it). This means that I can still work during the week in the cat sanctuary. So I won't be making big bucks, but at least DH and I won't be stuck eating Ramen noodles all summer.

Other good news: DH has an interview next Monday for an internship in the financial department of the county government. He's an accounting major and needs the experience. Plus it pays pretty well.

I feel like a weight has finally been lifted off my shoulders.

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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 9:11pm

Wonderful news all around Nancy!
Huge congrats to yo on the new job!
And the fact that they are willing to train/teach you is awesome!
Good luck to your dH with his interview too!
Let us know what happens with that as well :)

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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 10:26pm

That's awesome! Congratulations on your new job and good luck to DH in his interview next week.

It's great when things work out just in time and sounds like this is

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 8:56am

Nancy - that is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. Please keep us posted on how the new job goes, and how DH's interview goes.


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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 9:52am

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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 9:59am

Wonderful news, congrats!


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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 1:12am

Congrats on the new job - that is such a huge relief. Good for you!

I'm sure your DH will get a job for the summer too. Then you'll be eating steak before you know it, heehee.