Mom Corner - July Thread

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Mom Corner - July Thread
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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:59pm

While we were on vacation, I learned that the temp job I was working at right up until we left has no steady work for me for at least the next two weeks so now my job anxiety has spiked again. This means I had to tell my new sitter that I might not need her starting the 11th. She is ok with it and willing to hang in there until I find something permanent. DH is ok with it for now, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he starts getting anxious, too. I'm still working for the other company at night but their work load has slowed down considerably. I had no billable hours for them at all in June. Still no word on the possible FT position there and I'm pissed that my boss even brought it up when it's not even doable right now. I thought it was a real possibility, not just some dream of his to hire me on.

I was just reading our township's newsletter and saw a column about job hunt consulting. I just called to make an appt. with the lady and her earliest opening is Sept. 19th!! I took it anyway, just in case. I guess she reviews resumes and makes referrals. Since April, she's referred 15 out of 39 people that came to see her, not great but better than nothing I guess. There's also a "job club" coming up next month so going to try to make that as well, although the lady I spoke to on the phone was unsure of the start time and said nothing is posted online. Thanks lady, you're a real wealth of information. How am I supposed to arrange for a sitter when you can't even tell me what time this thing is?

So back to job hunting until the wee hours of the night, feeling exhausted. Trying to keep up hope that I'll find something, teaching or otherwise, before the end of summer, otherwise things are going to get real ugly at home. While I'm grateful to be home with Selin and have all this extra time with her, it's hard to enjoy it when in the back of my mind, I know that I really need to be bringing in money

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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 12:03am

Been eerily quiet around the boards lately...where'd everybody go???

Ruby - How did your interview at the hospital go today?

Erica - Delegate, delegate, delegate! Do you have any family members that can come and help your hubby pack? I can imagine it's hard to get anything done with 3 LOs, esp. a newborn. Were you able to sell your current house? I think renting first is a smart idea so you can kind of check out the areas and see where you'd like to live.

AFM -

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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 12:06pm
Erica, I completely feel you on all the moving! We are not moving everything but I have just over two weeks and I have pretty much nothing packed. Attempting to get things around for a garage sale. Uhgg! maybe on my days off.

 Cassie 

     

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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 7:43pm
Hi ladies,

Been a slow few days here on the boards eh? Everybody is out enjoying the summer I'm sure.

Kate, I'm so sorry for your loss :(

Christine, thanks for askin about the interview. It actually got moved to next Tuesday because one of the managers couldnt be there yesterday.

AFM,

Back to work as of Monday. Its going well, we've adjusted well. getting up and getting organized in the mornings feels like we 've been doing it forever. We're much more organized and structured around here which feels good. I'm happy to be out of the house and feeling productive. Work sucks though...I just go and I feel very resentful and angry towards them. Plus I dont trust a damn word they say at all and their being "nice" is just highly annoying and seems like such a farce. Just an overall feeling of disappointment and that I'm not really part of it all (the good things that were and are still there) anymore. Ugh I'm just praying this hospital thing happens for me

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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 8:37pm

Ruby, I really hope that the hospital gig works out and you can give your current work what they deserve for treating you the way they have.






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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 9:52pm

Emmy- Yes, David went back to daycare this week. Not sure what the deal was with her but she seems fine.

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:48pm

Ruby - GL with the interview tomorrow! I hope you knock their socks off. :smileywink:

Emmy/Erica/Cassie - GL with your upcoming moves! I can't believe we have so many people on this board moving in the same month!

Sandy - Hope the MIL visit is going well. :smileyhappy:

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 8:13am

Question for you ladies:

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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 12:20pm

I am offically done with my inlaws. After last night if we never come back to Montana and see them I will not feel bad and I will not feel bad for Simon. Warning this may get long. . .

When DH told them that I was very likly getting the position I got thay pretty much said nothing. Even after he explained all the stress and emotion issues it was causing me they really didn't have much to say. We figured they were in shock. Well a few nights later they called and said to let us know what they could do to help. As you know we went down there a few weekends ago so we could see all the family at a new cabin that was purchased (which wasn't even a cabin its a house in a community by the river) anywho, so we spend $200 out of savings to go down there and lost time to get things down around here that need done before I move. All we got through the weekend was ridicule from DH's youngest brother K. Who has pretty much told Matt how stupid he is for leaving, that there are jobs out there he just isn't looking right and yada yada yada. I was ready to punch him I was so annoyed. So about a week ago the IL's call and have a conversation with Matt about how there are jobs in other areas and they don't understand why we want to move, even though it has been explained multiple times in multiple ways.

My last night at the store is Thursday, so I get off Friday morning and on Wed next week we plan to pick up the trailer to start loading. So I told Matt, (out of the goodness of my heart and thought for them as they will go from 350 miles to around 900 from their only grand child) to call and see if the "let us know what we can do to help" was legit and if they would come down this weekend and spend it with Simon so that we could pack. Nice right? They get time with Simon we get some work done. The short form of the story.. they are going fishing and invited us to come along!!!! SEROUSLY?!?!? We leave in a little over a week and have packed pretty much nothing and you want us to come fishing with you. K once again throws in his two cents about how and brother J have both been trying to get there boss to let them off so they can go on this trip. Both of the other boys live in the same town as the IL's. Then he pretty well informs me I have no idea what I am talking about on a subject I have two degrees in. This is when I inform my husband I am going to work as I am tired of being insulted.

 Cassie 

     

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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 12:27pm
((((HUGS)))) Cassie!! Your ILs are crazy and it sucks that it takes you guys moving out of state for them to suddenly show interest. Obviously going fishing is more important to them. If I were you, I wouldn't even go out of my way to see them before you hit the road. Make them come to you if they want to see Simon! They're not willing to accommodate you so why should you accommodate them?

Ugh, I am so frustrated for you! GL!!

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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 4:21pm
Christine... I would leave it off.
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