Category: Diary of Madness

W00t!!

YAY, Baby!  She got the job! Booya! Starts on Monday. MONDAY!! She’s got a job . . . One week after her emergency extension unemployment benefits ended.  7 days after the State of Washington flipped us the finger.  (did you know they can claim the unemployment stats are improving simply because so many people run…

Mush

My brain is all too mushy and imploded to post anything intelligent.  My sister’s unemployment benefits have run out, and that was the emergency extension. But she has an all-day “get to know you” interview tomorrow that has us feeling very cautiously upbeat and hopeful. The horrible tragedy in Japan is beyond comment, but it…

Diary of Madness Day 14

Last night we found another posting she could apply for. I had to tweak a cover letter to highlight some good experience she had several years ago that would make her look more attractive for this particular position, but we climbed back on the roller coaster. I spent the night drifting to sleep with visions…

Diary of Madness Day 4

Still no phone call. Mostly we’ve written them off, but we want to believe there’s still hope. I’m on vacation now through Thanksgiving, so we’re determined to enjoy ourselves, even though she has a doctor’s visit on Monday with her oncologist that I’ll have to pay for – don’t wanna even think about how much…

Diary of Madness day 2.5

One of the things I resent the most is being back on that emotional roller coaster you’re forced to ride while waiting for “the phone call.” My sister applied for a job last week that closed on Friday, the 12th. When she applied, she had to go through the agency the Unemployment office uses, because…

Diary of Madness, Day 2

I’m furious. I got home last night to find my sister was having to fill out a form from the Unemployment office to explain why her rendition of events differs from her (now former) employer. Seems HE said she had been Fired! For the record – my sister was called into her supervisor’s office a…

Diary of Madness

If you’ve been around here a while, or know me in any way, you’ll recall that I live with my sister. We’ve been roomies for a long while now, and it’s not as unusual a situation as you might think. There are plenty of adult siblings who room together, among those who get along, of…