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Title: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on August 29, 2012, 02:04:24 PM
I'm still somewhat in a state of shock... I have been completely blindsided...I am devastated, and downright terrified.

Back in November, I lost my job due to downsizing and such at the firm where I was working (that, I saw coming and wasn't surprised by).  I've been through the gamut of temp jobs since then... and finally, finally on August 1, I was hired permanently after having temped at this firm since the last week of May.

Or so I thought.

Until today, when the office manager called me in to her office and said, "We're so sorry, but this isn't working out like we thought it would, so this is your last day, good luck."

The end.

Out. of. Freaking. NOWHERE.  No warning, no indication they weren't pleased...NOTHING.  Everything had been going great -- or so I thought.  Georgia is one of those states where they can cut you loose for any reason or no reason..they don't even have to have a reason to do it.

I was floored.  Totally floored. 

I am a single mom of two kids.  Christmas is coming.  Worse, cold weather is coming, and how am I going to get our propane tank filled up now?! Don't take that as a plea for help, it's most certainly not...it's just the thoughts that are falling out of my head onto the keyboard as I sit here in tears, wondering, "now what?!"  I was just getting re-established and caught up on things after nearly a year now of low-paying temp jobs and unemployment benefits.  I just submitted my application for unemployment benefits...but will I get approved????? I don't know why I was let go; they could turn around and say it was "for cause" for whatever reason and bam - benefits denied. Then I'm in some really deep stuff.....

I have no family to fall back on.  In this... I'm on my own.  Oh I have God - He'll not forsake me.  I have friends, I have the church I currently am a member of... but...

To have been unemployed so long, then got a job... and BAM - to lose it SO FREAKING FAST..... I just don't understand.  I never saw it coming.  I'm totally blindsided and stunned... scared to death...heck, I don't even have any savings re-established because I'd JUST started working again.   Terrified.

I know God is with me.  I am thankful for all He's blessed me with..and so thankful that He is Who He is.... and so humbly thankful that He loves me, even one such as I... amazing.  Life, for all it's trials and tribulations, is still a beautiful thing.  He's got me. I know He does.

Your prayers would be most appreciated, as I need to find work... quickly, if not sooner.

Thank you......

Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Rufus on August 29, 2012, 03:42:33 PM
Lord, have mercy. I really hope you get through this. God help your servant.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on August 29, 2012, 03:44:33 PM
I *will* get through this... I've been through worse, and God didn't drop me then.. He won't drop me now.  I am petrified and depressed but know that He's got us...and He's good.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: marigold on August 29, 2012, 04:28:02 PM
Lord, have mercy on CatherineBrigid and her family.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 29, 2012, 04:29:47 PM

May the Lord show mercy to CatherineBrigid and help her get back on her feet in a solid and permanent position!

Just know that He has a better job waiting for you somewhere....it's just a matter of finding it!

Praying you find it fast.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on August 29, 2012, 04:31:07 PM
Thank you... I'm submitting resumes even now....
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: JamesR on August 29, 2012, 05:43:53 PM
Lord have Mercy

I really sympathize with your situation. Growing up, we never really had much either and my father struggled to keep a job and we had to move a lot. But if anything, it worked out for the better because even though we could not always get nice things, I learned that I do not need nice things and that if I want to make it somewhere in the world I have to work.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: militantsparrow on August 29, 2012, 09:52:23 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Shiny on August 29, 2012, 09:58:47 PM
Wow my deepest sympathies are with you. I have no idea what it is like to be in your shoes.

Lord if it is in your will to help Catherine to find a new job quickly.

Praying.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on August 29, 2012, 10:33:00 PM
Lord have mercy on CatherineBrigid.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Ionnis on August 29, 2012, 10:39:00 PM
Lord have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Luke on August 29, 2012, 11:57:57 PM
LORD have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 30, 2012, 01:28:01 AM
Lord, have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on August 30, 2012, 01:25:20 PM
Thank you all for your prayers. I've emailed out about a million resumes (or so it seems) and have heard nothing from my recruiters yet... I know it's been only 24 hours but I am still fighting a rising panic.... But God is good, God is faithful, and God will not abandon us.  :)
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Asteriktos on August 30, 2012, 01:30:48 PM
Lord have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: IXOYE on August 30, 2012, 07:40:44 PM
Lord, have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Luke on August 30, 2012, 07:47:50 PM
Thank you all for your prayers. I've emailed out about a million resumes (or so it seems) and have heard nothing from my recruiters yet... I know it's been only 24 hours but I am still fighting a rising panic.... But God is good, God is faithful, and God will not abandon us.  :)
Can you still work as a temp. at the place that decided full time is not working?  This would be a temporary solution while you are looking for a full time job.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on August 30, 2012, 07:48:49 PM
no, I wish I could, but apparently they are cutting back, not increasing. :(  That's the impression I got anyway. 

Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Luke on August 30, 2012, 07:49:49 PM
no, I wish I could, but apparently they are cutting back, not increasing. :(  That's the impression I got anyway. 


Nuts.  I was hoping they were making excuses for not hiring you full time, so that you could at least work as a temp.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on August 30, 2012, 07:50:55 PM
Great idea, but didn't work out that way.  God's got us....
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Hurdle on August 31, 2012, 01:33:01 AM
Dear CatherineBrigid,
Very sory to hear that. I can't imagine how difficult is your current situation, but I pray that Lord will stand firm with you, keep you hope and lead you out from this difficult time and help you to find peace in Him.

May the prayer of the most Holy Theotokos and all holy Saints be with you.

Sincerely,
Hurdle
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Cognomen on August 31, 2012, 04:30:35 AM
Lord, have mercy!

Very sorry to hear of this, but your faith is remarkable.  Best wishes for the hunt!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on September 05, 2012, 10:03:05 AM
still no job leads...at all. :(  And because I was "terminated" there is a VERY good chance i will not be able to get unemployment.  Gotta tell ya... I'm scared.

But God is good, and God is faithful, my scaredness notwithstanding. 
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Opus118 on September 05, 2012, 10:22:54 AM
still no job leads...at all. :(  And because I was "terminated" there is a VERY good chance i will not be able to get unemployment.  Gotta tell ya... I'm scared.

But God is good, and God is faithful, my scaredness notwithstanding. 

Lord! Have Mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: tuesdayschild on September 05, 2012, 03:53:10 PM
Lord, have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on September 05, 2012, 08:29:48 PM
Continued prayers, Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on September 11, 2012, 10:36:27 PM
Praise be to God, I have an interview set up for Thursday 09/13/12 at 10:30 a.m.(EST).  It's only for a receptionist position (a step or two down from Legal or Executive Assistant) but I truthfully do not care.  It would be 15 or more miles CLOSER to home than any job I've had over the past decade, so the lesser amount of pay would be completely worth it.. not to mention the fact, it would be a JOB.  Please pray...I would dearly love this job (any job, really, but this would be great) and if this is not what God has for me, that something would come along VERY soon. I am in dire need of a job quick... not only for little things like food/shelter (ha) but also because colder weather is coming very soon and I have got to get our propane tank filled up or at least half-filled up so we have heat in the whole house (as opposed to last winter...it was brutal lol).

God is very good and I am very thankful and blessed.  Don't know what is around the corner or how it will work out...but I DO know God has us... and I am thankful.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: SolEX01 on September 11, 2012, 10:38:30 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on September 11, 2012, 11:01:48 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: marigold on September 11, 2012, 11:22:17 PM
Lord, have mercy on CatherineBrigid.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on September 15, 2012, 10:19:22 AM
STILL nothing... only had one interview, which I never received any further contact from....  Please keep the prayers coming...I am very very scared.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Cyrillic on September 15, 2012, 10:25:44 AM
Lord, have mercy!

Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Luke on September 15, 2012, 01:40:53 PM
Throught the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior save her!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Deborah on September 15, 2012, 09:47:22 PM
Lord have mercy on CatherineBrigid and her family.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 03, 2012, 11:30:54 AM
I am still without a job...situation becoming dire.  Have been on several interviews...but nothing has come of it.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: LizaSymonenko on October 03, 2012, 11:40:14 AM

:(  I'm sorry to hear this.

May the Lord send you a good opportunity soon!

Lord, have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on October 04, 2012, 12:50:20 AM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 08, 2012, 08:54:08 PM
Long story short... My oldest son (almost 18) agreed to move back home (has been living with friends) and help with babysitting before & after school so I could get a job in fast food or retail that require night/weekend work (a far cry from executive secretary jobs of my career, but I don't care, I need a job!). It would help him, it would help me, it would have been good all around.  So...I have an interview for Wednesday... a friend went to great lengths to get their manager to agree to interview me, since suddenly I am now available to work the hours they need.  Today, my son proved to me he hasn't grown up or changed any as he claimed... suddenly, now he "can't do it" and he's "too busy" and "too bad mom, you'll have to figure out something else."

And there IS nothing else.  I am devestated.  Petrified. Angry, sad, and plain old scared.  I've got to have a job...any job...soon... but now I'm right back where i started from... nowhere. unable to work nights or weekends. 

Lord have mercy...soon. Please.   Very, very soon.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Papist on October 08, 2012, 09:02:05 PM
Lord, have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on October 08, 2012, 09:28:09 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 10, 2012, 02:45:22 PM
Well.  ;D Thanks be to God!  In spite of my son's last-minute babysitting sabotage....I got the job at the fast-food place anyway!!!  They will work around my schedule as best as possible... I only need to find childcare for weekends and I *think* i have that covered.  It's a minimum-wage job, probably nowhere near 40 hours a week, but this SHOULD cover the one main bill that I was worried about (my car)... somehow, I need to come up with $908 by the 25th to save my car... but if somehow that happens or other arrangements can be made... I'll be OK and be able to keep my car, at least. IF I lose my car, I'm really sunk because then I won't be able to work at all (no public transportation available in my area at all).  But so long as I can hang onto that... I'll be alright.  In the meantime, I am still looking for a job in or similar to my chosen career field.  But... this is a start.  This is something.  It's a tiny glimmer of light in a very, very dark place.

Much is still uncertain.  I may yet lose everything.  But... it's a start. God is good.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 10, 2012, 03:08:22 PM
Glory to God.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Fabio Leite on October 10, 2012, 03:44:34 PM
Well.  ;D Thanks be to God!  In spite of my son's last-minute babysitting sabotage....I got the job at the fast-food place anyway!!!  They will work around my schedule as best as possible... I only need to find childcare for weekends and I *think* i have that covered.  It's a minimum-wage job, probably nowhere near 40 hours a week, but this SHOULD cover the one main bill that I was worried about (my car)... somehow, I need to come up with $908 by the 25th to save my car... but if somehow that happens or other arrangements can be made... I'll be OK and be able to keep my car, at least. IF I lose my car, I'm really sunk because then I won't be able to work at all (no public transportation available in my area at all).  But so long as I can hang onto that... I'll be alright.  In the meantime, I am still looking for a job in or similar to my chosen career field.  But... this is a start.  This is something.  It's a tiny glimmer of light in a very, very dark place.

Much is still uncertain.  I may yet lose everything.  But... it's a start. God is good.

When all is dark any tiny glimmer is a guiding light. Every faint candle light, the warmth for the cold night. Hold on to it, not too tight that you lose better opportunities, but probably that is what God wants for now. Wait actively, that is, accept things as they are now, but always attentive to opportunities to leave the cell. May all the blessings of our loving God and Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Shiny on October 10, 2012, 03:46:27 PM
This is a tough situation, good to see you have a job and I hope you can find a way to come up with the 908. God be with you.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Deborah on October 10, 2012, 05:23:36 PM
Praise God!  I'm so pleased and relieved you have a job CatherineBrigid.  I'll keep praying for a job in your career field and for the car bill to be covered in time.  Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 10, 2012, 05:46:13 PM
Praise God!  I'm so pleased and relieved you have a job CatherineBrigid.  I'll keep praying for a job in your career field and for the car bill to be covered in time.  Lord have mercy.

Thank you! Yes, please keep the prayers coming.  I am by NO means out of the woods yet.  This job will not, by any stretch of the imagination, provide enough for our family to live on.  It will cover my car and child care expenses, and that's about IT. This job will simply enable me to keep my car, so that I will have transportation.  It's not THE solution, but it is A solution to the most immediate problem.  God is at work... one step at a time. :)
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on October 10, 2012, 10:54:33 PM
Glory to God, he is faithful, but yes continued prayers, Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: marigold on October 11, 2012, 10:16:29 PM
Glory to God!
Lord, continue to extend Your loving kindness to CatherineBrigid. Grant her success in her job.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 15, 2012, 11:22:35 PM
Too much to go into, but things are very, very bad here. I am under attack from all sides, in so many ways... I am afraid.  God is good and God is with me..but pray for me... I need wisdom, insight, a few miracles and some favor... and still in need of a good job.  Quickly.  I'm struggling in several areas...were it not for my friends/church family... I'd have gone completely nuts long ago, haha. 

Thank you.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Luke on October 15, 2012, 11:27:21 PM
LORD have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on October 17, 2012, 11:06:44 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 26, 2012, 10:12:53 PM
PLease keep prayers going... things here still very bad and stressful and scary.  But... God's got us.<3
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: marigold on October 26, 2012, 10:24:59 PM
O Holy Theotokos, intercede for the handmaiden of God, CatherineBrigid.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Luke on October 26, 2012, 11:58:52 PM
LORD be with CatherineBrigid.  Help her get a job and give her peace.  Kyrie Eleison!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 28, 2012, 02:08:29 PM
This is a very decisive week... there is a hearing on Wednesday... it either needs to be postponed or go in my favor.  This determines whether i get to keep my car or not... and keeping my car is paramount to my family's survival...because if I lose my car, I lose everything because I'll not be able to work. :( Prayers appreciated... also will have to approach my landlords and let them know I can't pay rent this month... pray for favor and mercy...... :(
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Hurdle on October 28, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
Lord, have mercy on CatherineBrigid's family.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 29, 2012, 09:26:42 AM
Thanks be to God.. the hearing has been continued till another date.  This does not mean I am out of danger of losing my car...it just means it's bought me a little more time to hopefully find a real job. :) Still need a real job very soon....very very soon....and am seeking a new roommate, since the person who was renting the back rooms of the house has decided to bail out on me given my current hardships... right now when I need that $150/month more than ever, lol. *sigh*

BUT... God is good.  Period.  Come what may. 

Thank you all....
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on October 29, 2012, 11:44:41 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on November 05, 2012, 08:32:15 AM
I just got yet another rejection email from a recruiter/employer. **sobbing** I am TIRED of living on the razor-edge of homelessness, waiting any minute for my car to be gone, for my lights to be shut off, for my kids to be taken by a vengeful ex... tired of being afraid....tired of being strong (even tho I am not strong, I am really very weak)... I. AM. FREAKNG. TIRED. and there's my selfish, small-minded, petty whining rant for the day.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Deborah on November 05, 2012, 09:21:48 AM
((((((CatherineBrigid))))))

Continued prayers coming your way.  Lord have mercy!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Shiny on November 05, 2012, 01:58:14 PM
Lord have his mercy!!!
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Maximum Bob on November 05, 2012, 08:40:41 PM
Lord have mercy.  :(
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: marigold on November 05, 2012, 09:01:19 PM
Lord, have mercy.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: biro on November 05, 2012, 09:01:47 PM
Lord have mercy.

Don't give up.

Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Shiny on November 06, 2012, 02:23:42 AM
Lord have his mercy once again. You put a whole new perspective on my interview tomorrow, thank you for holding back my pride.

FWIW I'm not sure how good your resume is, but I know someone who is a professional that is extraordinary at writing them. Yes it does cost, but if you're interested I can refer you to him. But atleast it will get you job interviews, if that's what you are struggling in.

All the best, and continued prayers from my end.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Phoenix73 on November 06, 2012, 04:52:09 AM
Lord Have Mercy
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: CatherineBrigid on November 06, 2012, 03:28:43 PM
My ex is again making threats about taking the kids away... i fear he will try to interfere with their chrismation/baptism this weekend in SC...

My stomach is in knots. :(
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Tommelomsky on November 06, 2012, 08:20:28 PM
Lord Have Mercy
Do not give up and offer this up to God.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: Shiny on May 07, 2013, 06:53:11 PM
Catherine, can you please give us an update of your situation? I was moved by your story.

Thanks, and Lord have mercy on you.
Title: Re: Need Job
Post by: WPM on May 07, 2013, 07:10:14 PM
Prayers for a new job, ... Peace God bless