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Post by arbeitslos on Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:48 pm

I got a job! Just when I thought for sure that I'd never work again, I'm finally hired. I start tomorrow. I'll be working for a local company, updating their website and it's the kind of job I love. It's also on the beach, which has me very happy.

I was on the verge of giving up completely and decided to take one more stab at looking and ended up getting hired. It's such a relief. I'm so used being home and it's going to be weird working again. I keep thinking in the back of my mind that none of this is real and I'll wake up and find out I've been dreaming. Or else I'll go to work and they'll tell me they changed their mind. Crying or Very sad
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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:59 pm

CONGRATS!!!!!!


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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:04 pm

Finally some good news! I can imagine how you must feel about going back into the real world again, but you will adjust quickly. Thanks for sharing this, I know it has put me in a better frame of mind. Keep going, don't give up and what seems to be impossible will happen!

Congratulations!!!!

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Post by troycomic on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:02 am

I am happy for you. I hope it solves all your problems.
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Post by JoanB on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:20 am

A big good on ya, arbeitslos! It was your time. Even though I don't know you, I'm happy that you found something and that it's the kind of work that you wanted.

We believe in you!
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Post by arbeitslos on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:30 am

Thank you, everybody. I really need to get to bed, but my mind is still wide awake. I've never been much of a sleeper... I guess I'll at least get into bed, listen to my iPod a bit and try to relax. I'll let y'all know how it goes tomorrow!
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Post by hello on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:44 am

Just relax and pretend you were never unemployed.

Congrats dude.

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:05 am

Congrats and good luck!

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Post by arbeitslos on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:16 pm

Thanks so much for the well wishes! The day went really well. My coworkers are nice and my supervisor was very pleased with the work I did today. Such a relief! But, I realized how out of shape I am when I climbed the stairs (they have an elevator which I really don't want to use). I've gained so much weight in the past 2+ years. Yet, another bad side-effect of long-term unemployment. Evil or Very Mad I've decided that tomorrow I'm going to start walking on my lunch break. I just hope I don't get heat stroke! I also hope it's okay if I still lurk here and post once in while. There is a lot of valuable advice to be found and I've really come to like the posters. Very Happy
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Post by Dazed&Confused on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:19 pm

Hurray, congrats & good luck. Oh, I am so happy for you. Dazed
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:31 pm

arbeitslos wrote:Thanks so much for the well wishes! The day went really well. My coworkers are nice and my supervisor was very pleased with the work I did today. Such a relief! But, I realized how out of shape I am when I climbed the stairs (they have an elevator which I really don't want to use). I've gained so much weight in the past 2+ years. Yet, another bad side-effect of long-term unemployment. Evil or Very Mad I've decided that tomorrow I'm going to start walking on my lunch break. I just hope I don't get heat stroke! I also hope it's okay if I still lurk here and post once in while. There is a lot of valuable advice to be found and I've really come to like the posters. Very Happy

So happy to hear things went well. Getting back into shape won't take long, at least you have something to look forward to now! Very hard to stay active when you are unemployed and have no money or motivation to go anywhere.

Please stay with us and let us know how everything is going and what it is like to be in the real world again.

Good luck tomorrow - stay cool on your walk!

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Post by guest on Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:10 am

Congrats on your new job and that your first day went well!
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Post by Abbie on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:59 pm

Congratulations on your new job, I hope everything works out for you.
Don't forget the water on your walks.

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Post by JoanB on Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:22 pm

Yes, please keep coming back, arbeitslos. It's important that the working support the unemployed too! We have to remember that we're all in this together because that's what the fat cats want us to forget!

I'm so glad that your coworkers are nice. To me, that can make or break a job right there.
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Post by DD on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:18 pm

Congrats on the new job! Glad it is working out so far...it give me hope that my time will come soon as well, along with all others who have been struggling so much.
Enjoy your walks too...it will be a nice break and you will come back to work in the afternoons feeling really rejuvenated Laughing

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:23 pm

Hey there,
Just wanted to ad my congrats as well. Sounds like this is something that is going to work out for you. Working near the beach, Wow, that's something important in it's own. Best Wishes to you. Check back when your not too busy in the working world. Again, much success.

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Post by Dazed&Confused on Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:19 am

Congrats, I gotta go find the "Happy Employment to you" song, sound like Happy Birthday to you, you get the idea. Good luck!!!!! Dazed
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Post by arbeitslos on Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:52 pm

Thank you! It's been a magical week. My immediate supervisor told me how impressed she was with my work and then the big boss came down today to thank me for doing such a great job. I stared at him when he said that and then said to him, "No thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this job." He just smiled, shook his head and replied, "You're welcome, but I still think I need to thank you for working so hard." He then winked and smiled as he left the room. My face was bright red, but I was so happy! My self-esteem had been down to zero and his words, along with my supervisor's, have made me feel so incredibly happy and able again.

I feel bad even posting this because it sounds like I'm bragging, but I don't mean to. If you could only see how I was two weeks ago, how my husband was worried sick that I'd do something stupid, how my family was begging me to stop talking "crazy" whatever that means. I guess what I want to say is that if someone like me, with less than zero self-esteem, can find a job, it means that you can too. It's a matter of looking in less obvious places, of finding that very small, local employment agency, of getting that one break that you might have to make for yourself. Like I said, I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. It's hard work and at times you wonder if it's all worth it. But, in the end, it is. Just keep looking up, instead of down.

*Crossing my fingers and toes for all my unemployed friends.
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:00 am

Thank you for sharing that. Please don't feel like you are bragging! You should be so proud of yourself.

I am glad everything is going so well and wish you continued success! One day (soon, I hope) we will all be where you are at right now. Your story keeps the hope alive!

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Post by JoanB on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:20 am

You should brag! You've done something that, as we all know, is damn hard to pull off. You just keep doing us proud now.
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:32 am

arbeitslos wrote:Thank you! It's been a magical week. My immediate supervisor told me how impressed she was with my work and then the big boss came down today to thank me for doing such a great job. I stared at him when he said that and then said to him, "No thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this job." He just smiled, shook his head and replied, "You're welcome, but I still think I need to thank you for working so hard." He then winked and smiled as he left the room. My face was bright red, but I was so happy! My self-esteem had been down to zero and his words, along with my supervisor's, have made me feel so incredibly happy and able again.

I feel bad even posting this because it sounds like I'm bragging, but I don't mean to. If you could only see how I was two weeks ago, how my husband was worried sick that I'd do something stupid, how my family was begging me to stop talking "crazy" whatever that means. I guess what I want to say is that if someone like me, with less than zero self-esteem, can find a job, it means that you can too. It's a matter of looking in less obvious places, of finding that very small, local employment agency, of getting that one break that you might have to make for yourself. Like I said, I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. It's hard work and at times you wonder if it's all worth it. But, in the end, it is. Just keep looking up, instead of down.

*Crossing my fingers and toes for all my unemployed friends.

Excellent news! You must feel so much better. You have every right to express how happy you are and how happy you are making your boss!!! We love hearing success stories like yours...it gives the rest of us hope.

I am very happy for you and please continue to post and update us on how you are doing.

God bless and ongoing prayers

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Post by arbeitslos on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:50 pm

This morning I was told that, due to government budget cuts, Friday will be my last day. As you all can imagine, I'm devastated. We just got caught up on our bills and now this happens. I guess I should be glad I had a normal life for a couple of months. Sigh... I don't think I can get back on the job search merry-go-round again. I'm dying a bit inside right now. Crying or Very sad
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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:54 pm

I am so, so sorry!! thats awful Crying or Very sad

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Post by JoanB on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:21 pm

Oh hon...I wish I could give you a hug! I get it that you need to mourn the loss for right now, so I won't try to give you any "at least this, and there's always that" speeches. But don't be a stranger...please come back and let us know how you're doing.
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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:33 pm

arbeit. I am so sorry. We are all here if and when you need us. Please let us know how you are doing. Take a little time to breathe and keep the faith. You proved to yourself and your employer you are excellent at what you do. It will happen again for you. Please stay with us. Saying prayers for you.

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