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Money In!

September 27th, 2017 at 07:47 am

I have started my job! I am second week in, although I am off most of this week due to kids' major medical appointments. I get my first paycheck tomorrow. Take home for 40hrs before benefits kick in in a few months is $827.48.

I also appealed my unemployment insurance denial and won! I have 8 weeks of back pay and will be getting one more week once they review it. Whew!

So now I need to sit down and figure out what to do with steady income. I cannot remember the last time I was in this situation. It feels good.

On top of that, the family loan will be paid back this next month-ish. Right when I predicted. Whew. Everything might be lining up, finally. Patience and hard work sure do pay off in the end.

Delayed Job, again

September 7th, 2017 at 01:36 pm

I got another call from my new firm. My original start date was supposed to be the 4th. Then was pushed back to the 11th at the earliest. And now, the 18th is the earliest. Good thing I am unemployed and flexible? I cannot imagine what I would be thinking if I had given two-week notice and had to wait two extra weeks out of the blue. The "excuse" is that they literally have to build me a space to work on top of getting all the tech stuff set up. Makes sense, but wouldn't they have known that when going through the months of the hiring process?

At some point, I really would like to get a stable job. Really. Please? Any day now?


September 5th, 2017 at 08:22 am

So, an acquaintance is struggling with Wisconsin unemployment office as well. And I am feeling much calmer. It isn't just me.

Basically, since I took and quit three months later an every-other-weekend job while working full time before, during, and after at a benefit job that I was laid off from, I was denied unemployment benefits. Mind you, I quit with two week notice at the part-time job with a lot of valid reasons, and long before I was notified of being laid off.

It feels unfair that I took a job to supplement full time job to pay off some bills, and get screwed over for it.

I am still appealing, but I am not a great speaker and not feeling great about my chances. At least I am not alone.

Job, Supposedly

September 1st, 2017 at 08:32 pm

I have had a few months of phone interviews, and one in person one that I was offered. Not my dream job or title, not the pay I want, but doing the typical duties of my dream job. And it is a job.

However, I was supposed to start Tuesday after Labor Day. Today, the Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend, I had to call my recruiting company who called the client to see what time I was supposed to show up Tuesday. Thankfully my soon-to-be-supervisor was still working and my new start date will be the following week at the earliest.

Strangely that works out ok. I would have had to take two half days next week for kid specialists that I could not move. Plus it will be my oldest's first full week of 4K and I am still skeptical of the school and how they are going to handle his special needs.

However, in my new potentially first week of work, I will still have half a day off. That time will be going to go to Appeals Court for unemployment. I keep trying to write about it, but makes my blood boil and gives me angry shakes and insomnia.

Thank goodness for my parents supporting us during this period. THANK GOODNESS. I am indebted to them for forever.


Not much else to report. I have a list a mile long of what I need/want to buy when I get a steady income. After seriously tackling the freaking insane amount of debt that is and getting a savings account back in place. Oh and maybe start saving for my own place and all the furnishings I no longer have and... and... and... a vacation. Really a hotel stay full of sleep, chick flicks, sleep, unhealthy foods, and did I mention sleep? Yeah. It will be good to have steady income again.