I know, I know… It’s been SO long since my last post. Seriously, I’ve not been in the mood and nothing really happening to report on, that is, until now…..
The biggest news is that I FINALLY got hired somewhere after YEARS of searching for one. This happened last week but I’ve not been called in yet to start working. This makes me nervous but I don’t think I should be because I’ve filled out all the papers you fill out that very first day. All the Human Resources stuff. This was done, and took me almost the whole DAY to do because I was actually reading all this stuff. The company’s procedures, policies, etc. Thirteen sections… sheesh! What I really should’ve done was breeze through it and simply save all the actually documents and then gone through it at my leisure with a cup O java.
I must say that while I’m elated and grateful to have been hired, I can’t help but think that it’s STILL not enough to support my family. Minimum wage in New Jersey is $7.25/hr. I will be working part-time so I know that it’s feasible to get another part-time job but to be frank, I’m afraid I won’t be able handle keeping three work schedules, two of mine and DH’s. Wow. $7.25/hr. A far cry from what I’ve made in the past, but I’m grateful. I’ve been under a LOT of stress for over a year and this somehow makes me feel better. My worries now are not about getting a job but whether this family can hold it’s head above water…. But… I’ve got a job!
Not sure yet how I will divvy up my weekly, hey or bi-weekly booty but I’m just hoping that it will make a significant difference. Maybe towards the rent? Maybe towards a monthly bill? Maybe start a bank account? Maybe, just maybe I’ll have some left over for a slushie or coffee on Social Skills night?
Whatever happens, all I know is that I feel better.
- Lucrative Part-time Jobs for Teenagers (parenting.answers.com)
- The new normal on the employment front: Part-time jobs with no benefits (intrepidreport.com)
- Part-time employment rising as full-time jobs decline (thegazette.com)
- National Journal: Affordable Care Act actually looking pretty unaffordable (hotair.com)