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Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 4:10 PM


I lost my job yesterday Gotta go job hunting

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 4:32 PM

So sorry Mandy, what a drag Congrats on your million points, though

Suzannec  (Level: 260.1 - Posts: 616)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 4:36 PM

Sorry about the job, but good luck to you on your job search. Now you have a chance to find that perfect opportunity that is out there waiting for you. You know what they say; "When a door closes ...". While job hunting, be sure to look around and see if they have good computers so you can play Sploofus on the job!

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 4:42 PM

Thanks Randy and Suzanne, what a fab idea

Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sat, 13th Oct '07 6:32 PM

Don't forget to search out working from home. My daughter loves that and her husband works from home as well... Try Craig's List and good luck!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 3:35 AM

So sorry about your job's scary for a while
Then it's liberating!!!! The World is your oyster....
Time to think outside the box....

When I was unemployed I put up a Poster. It said
"When your basement is flooded....Go fishing!!!!"
(Man with his pants rolled up, fishing in his basement)

Another poster I had was....
"Expecting the World to be fair,
is like expecting the bull not to attack
because you're a vegetarian"

Do you have a pic of your old boss (Christmas Party?)
that you can use it as a Dart Board!!!!

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 7:03 AM

Rita, I'd never heard of Craig's list before, I've checked it out.

Rowlanda, the picture as a dartboard sounds like good therapy, sadly I don't have one.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 10:52 AM

Sorry about your job. Being unemployed is scary. But I've usually found that something better really is out there, you just may not know it for a while. Don't know if that's much comfort. One time I didn't lose my job but I might as well have - it was horrid so I quit. I knew I would have to move, had no where to go and truly as poor as you can get without being on the streets. I ended up moving to where I am now, went to community college, and found a good job, far better than anything I could have had if I had stayed where I was. So... have faith in yourself; you'll do just fine. You have all of us cheering you on.

Koota  (Level: 189.2 - Posts: 2119)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 12:25 PM

Mandy ... Don't let the lack of dartboard hold you back. There's always rotten tomatoes ... dog doo doo ... be creative! LOL

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 12:33 PM

How about a quiz that really lets us know what a jerk your old boss was.

Koota  (Level: 189.2 - Posts: 2119)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 6:06 PM

Hey! I wanna write that quiz too!

Ooops. I already did when I wrote my Pet Peeves CQ. LOL

Hang in there, Mandy!

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sun, 14th Oct '07 6:54 PM

Lodi, that may be the best suggestion yet. Mandy, get that quiz written - I'd love to take it.

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 2:51 AM

Thanks for your kind words guys, I wasn't very happy with that job anyways so in the grand scheme of things, it is probably a good thing. A proverbial kick up the bum, so to speak. I'm doing a childcare course at the end of this month, will see how that goes.

Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 9:52 AM

I'm so sorry for you. You seem to have a great atitude. When one door closes, another opens. Go for something that truly makes you happy! Hang in there. There's lots of people who care about you here.

1mks  (Level: 220.9 - Posts: 5928)
Mon, 15th Oct '07 12:27 PM

Hang in there! This too shall pass and maybe just maybe the next job will allow you to play Sploofus while at work! See, there is ALWAYS a silver lining.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 16th Oct '07 11:25 AM

Will keep good thoughts for you - we've been through these ups and downs this year ourself - my husband can be an obstinate person - and I think "SOMEONE" is trying to get his attention before his kids are grown and gone because he sure doesn't listen to us - I wish you the best on finding that new door that I know is waiting for you.

I was going to gripe about all the people taking my new quiz and tanking it that have never written a quiz - but that would make me shallow in light of your circumstances -- thanks for the perspective and let us know when you find your new door!

Spacecat  (Level: 165.1 - Posts: 676)
Tue, 16th Oct '07 11:27 AM

Know how you feel Mandy. Wife lost her job yesterday.

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Wed, 17th Oct '07 2:58 AM

Thanks Embee, Marsha and Lorri.
Richard, I'm sorry to hear that your wife has lost her job and I hope she finds something else real soon.

4getful1  (Level: 184.9 - Posts: 3078)
Wed, 17th Oct '07 6:56 AM


I was laid off from my job in 2003. Applied for hundreds of jobs, rarely getting even a courtesy interview. One morning I woke up and decided God had given me a gift, and the best thing to do was enjoy it. After that, I modified my attitude and lifestyle, declared myself retired, and have lived happily ever after. Of course I'm a lot older than you and had a gainfully employed husband, so I knew my food and shelter needs would be me.

I will pray that your perfect job will find you when you need it most. In the meantime, I hope you will have an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of spending your time discovering and doing what makes you truly happy.



Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Wed, 17th Oct '07 4:02 PM

Yes...I had no husband, but agree that is one of the
benefits of unemployment....the time to really think.
MANDY, I do hope that you will keep us in touch with
how you are doing.

Cathyincayman  (Level: 50.2 - Posts: 33)
Wed, 17th Oct '07 7:36 PM

I lost my job, my car, my entire way of life after Hurricane Ivan hit my island, I honestly don't believe everything happens for a reason, but 9 months later, and several short term jobs that I was fired from, I got a job I love, keep on truckin' you're just in a temporary slump. Cathy

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Thu, 18th Oct '07 3:20 AM

Brenda, no husband (or partner) as well as no job, who knows, I might find one of those too!
Cathy, I'm so glad that things have improved for you.
Rowlanda, I will post if I have any good news.

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