Anyway, I got home and there was a check from TN waiting on me (couldn't deal with it until my head stopped hurting). It was unemployment payment from 8/7 - 10/24, 2009. Not even the whole end of the year, I have to file for the rest?!?!?!?! Nevermind that we are well into 2010 now, I still have to file for 10/31 to now. Back dating so to speak on their system, even though they have records from AR that I did in fact not work all that time.
The weekly amount is $275. AR was $431. I have decided (rightly or wrongly) that I will do nothing about AR payback until I get a formal
I have applied for two positions with the chamber today. I found out about the positions today from "a man" who serves on the Hope House board and on the chamber. I applied anyway at his urging today even though it posted on Monday. I e-mailed my resume and hopefully "a man" will have some say as to my possibly getting an interview or not. (I am intentionally being vague about the positions right now).
Hope House is an emergency food, emergency shelter, women transitioning from jail ministry serving locally. HH teams with the local food bank to give food away once a month. I am now the coordinator for the food giveaways while I am unemployed. The director of HH (who has very many connections locally) recommended me to "a man", actually just telling him to hire me for the position (she didn't know I already knew about both positions and applied). The HH director also told "a man" that if she dropped dead today she would want me to take over as director for HH. That is a HUGE compliment! With her behind me I may have a shot at either one of the positions. The funny thing is there haven't been a lot of calls this week so I have been playing a lot of spider solitaire and reading books. I haven't been able to be on the internet because the connection isn't good at HH as it is currently located in the warehouse side of another business.
Sometime somehow this unemployment nightmare has to end. Thanks for the suggestions and prayers. I am looking into some options not the least of which is calling some congressmen or women in and around both states.
I did not watch the POTUS' SOTUS because Obama makes my head hurt. I did see Justice Samuel Alito and his "You lie" moment though, today. GO SAM A! Obama way over spoke on the Supreme Court.
By the way, how much did the dow drop after his attacks on Wall St.? The man is def. crazy and has no clue how to be a leader. I want the "Don't Blame Me I Voted for Palin" sticker. There are some really good sites that disputed the "facts" from the SOTUS by the way. I know Foxnews had a link or maybe the article. I saw it
And what is up with Chris Matthews? Can an African American male not give a good speech? What does, "I forgot he was black?" mean? Seriously, I couldn't believe it. That is the most racist statement one could make in our "post racial"