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It's Discouraging, but I am Trying to Keep My Chin Up

March 4th, 2017 at 06:28 pm

Well, DH didn't get the job, though they strongly encouraged him to apply for anything that comes up in the future. It's positive, in that they clearly liked him, but it is very discouraging over all.

It has been six months. We get one more unemployment check and then he's maxed out his benefits. The longest DH has ever been unemployed in his life since he was 15 years old was six weeks.

He's worked really hard at finding a job. He's learned an entire new software program to update his skills. Now I am starting to think we might have to look at him getting his Bachelor's Degree now. School is just so expensive.

The oil jobs don't seem to be recovering as quickly as everyone claimed they would. We really wanted to wait until he was working before he started taking a class towards his degree. There is another option of taking this big test that basically gives him a degree based on his experience and hours worked if he can pass it and document his time spent in the field. I think he is going to pursue that first.

I worked on my novel some more last night. Insomnia does have one benefit if I'm not too tired to write. Hopefully I'll be awake enough to work on it some more today. I may need caffeine, though, to get me through the day.

I sent for my Pinecone check. I earned $12 in February from them. So between the rabbit sale and this I earned $37 this month. And one $5 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks. And I earned my google/youtube money, but they still haven't sent it. That would be January's earnings that were supposed to be paid in February, but because my bank account wasn't verified in time it didn't come.

Or at least that is what I am assuming. Normally they only issue payments once a month, but I figured they'd issue it once the account was verified. It was only 3 days after the regular payment date. So if I don't get January and February's earnings when the day comes in March, I guess I have to follow up some more. It would be nice to actually get that money, although it is not enough to make too much of a difference, it could pay for a few weeks of groceries.

14 Responses to “It's Discouraging, but I am Trying to Keep My Chin Up”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Keeping your family in prayer!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm sorry the job didn't work out. Yes, many schools give credit for life experiences and prior work history. There are also many certification programs that are less onerous (and time-consuming) than a full degree program. I am not familiar with his field, but there do seem to be a ton of online programs, certificate, endorsement and other programs.

    http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-online-schools/

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    PS I like your new "photo." How'd you do that?

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    PS, is the new avatar showing to you? It's not showing for me. It shows on the blog settings page, but for me it is not showing up on my blog, the old one is. I made it on a free make your own avatar site. I don't remember which one as I made it back at the start of the year when I was trying to revamp the blog a little, change up the colors like I do every couple of years.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, it is showing up in Edge now, but still not in chrome. At least not for me.

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    I use Chrome, and I see it!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Pulling for you, Robin!

  8. Tabs Says:

    I see the new avatar. Anyways, wishing the best for your hubby!

  9. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry about your DH not getting the job. Hopefully something will work out and be even better. Hope he can pass that exam and get his degree.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    Hmm, maybe I need to clear my history to see the new avatar on chrome then.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about DH not getting the job.

  12. Joanne Says:

    I am also sorry that your husband did not get the job. Sending good thoughts your way.

  13. Dido Says:

    I'm sorry the job didn't work out. Fingers crossed that something comes along soon.

  14. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck! Fingers crossed.

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