Friday, August 5, 2011

Out of work again. Sucks to be me.

So, yeah, obviously I haven't been here in awhile.  Although I have "all the time in the world" now to be able to update.  I was laid off in June.  June 3rd to be exact.  One of my coworkers and I were brought into a conference room together and were told that because the estimating department couldn't get their shit together and get us some jobs that they had to start laying people off.  Of course it wasn't said in that way but that's basically it.  They hadn't gotten us a decent sized project since before the 1st of the year and most of the projects we did have were starting to wrap up.  So since there were too many on the payroll they had to start letting people go. 

Unfortunately I was #2 out of 2 people in my department so of course was the only one that had to go there.  I let them know how much I enjoyed working there and when they were ready to hire again to please give me a call if it truly was just the lack of work and nothing to do with my performance as they said several times.  I don't see it happening but ya just never know.

I of course have been looking for work and had one interview since then.  But didn't get the job which although sucks was also ok since it wouldn't have been the right one for me.  Had a lot of phone work which I despise and the pay was really really low.  But not as low as unemployment so that's why it would've been ok.  I at least would've been making more than I do now.

And it's looking like I'm gonna have to call a temp place again since no one else is calling.  I really didn't want to do that.  Yes, that is how I got my last job but still.  It's more because I hate dealing with them.  But if nothing else they hopefully could get me a temp job somewhere.

So my days that HDiTty works have been pretty much looking for work on line in the morning.  Reading some of the journals/blogs I follow (need to catch up on a few others).  Reading articles from Yahoo and MSN.  Reading books.  Working out (that's been sporadic, need to make it a priority).  Watching marathons of Lost.  Watching shows that HDT doesn't watch.  Doing the shopping and house work.

Days that he's home are spent job hunting, reading the journals/blogs, articles from Yahoo and MSN, sometimes working out and watching shows with him.  Sometimes we'll play for what we're watching other times we'll just play cribbage while watching something we agree on. 

We also helped his mom move, or at least partly move.  One of my brothers and two of our friends helped move a bunch of her furniture and several other items to her mother's house where she's living now.  Also, grandma fell and broke her arm so we've visited her in the hospital and the nursing home where she's doing her physical therapy.  Although she should be home now.  She was supposed to be released either yesterday or this morning so I would assume she's home now.

There's been a few birthday parties for family members that's been attended in the last couple months and some UFC fights and movie watching as well.  Very much enjoyed the final Harry Potter but need to see it again.  Although I was watching and enjoying I was also wondering what they'd keep in, what they'd take out, what they'd change.  Most of the changes I didn't mind but the final battle did bother me more than anything.  Although visually it was much better than the book I still would've preferred the books fight to the movie fight.  So that's why I'd like to watch it again so this time I could just sit back and enjoy it a lot more since I already know all the changes.

Ok, I better get off here and get my workout on.

Media quote of the day:

Nothing. He didn't work. He was unemployed. - Aunt Petunia in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban