Thursday, July 17, 2014

Update on my life & 300th Post

Hello Lovelies,

So I didn't wait as long to update you all on how things are going....but it's still too long between posts.

So it's official. They are not renewing my contract at the end of the summer. At least it's better than being bumped down to part time. I get to keep my salary until August 29. I still haven't found a new job and I'm starting to expand my search into Toronto. Jobs are scarce where I live if you're not fluently bilingual. Government it can really be English and any other language, but it's French and English that everyone else is looking for. They will give a job to a bilingual person that is not fully qualified over a completely qualified person who only speaks English. Welcome to living in a city where the majority of the jobs are in Public Service. Yay. I really don't want to have to move, and sell my house. I don't want to be far from my family, but I need to find a job. I've also started looking at what I need to do to collect unemployment if I can't find something in the next 6 weeks. I haven't had a single interview. So things are not looking good.

To start preparing, D and I have decided to cut our cable this weekend. We have found out how to get Hulu Plus here in Canada, and the total cost for the year is 1/4 of the cost of our cable. It's insane how much TV costs.

I've gained consistently since my last post. Not much but it's creeping up ever so slowly. I'm now at 146. I'm almost at the point where I was when I started this blog.

My life is generally much of the same as you all know. So there's not much else to update you on. My social life has dwindled down to almost nothing. I spend a lot of time at home doing a lot of nothing. I'm getting cabin fever but there is really nothing to do at all around here that doesn't cost money.

I wish I could get my resume into someone's hand and get an interview. I'm not sure what's wrong with my resume that doesn't get me past prescreening. Opportunities are so far and few in between. Job postings are generally for senior positions that I'm in no way qualified for and then they fill the lower positions internally.

Well that's about everything here on my end. I'm still reading everyone's posts, just not commenting.

Back to the hunt...


  1. Gl with the job hunt - this really sucks... So I will keep it crossed for you hon, and hopefully you will find something you want close to where you live.

    We haven't had cable in -- well ever.. We get the basic channels as a part of the household fee we have in our block, but other than that we decided that Netflix would be enough. We download whatever we can't find there, and it's been ok.

    The weight gain sucks - hopefully when you have less stress to worry about you can get right back where you want.

    Good luck with everything hon.

  2. i'm so glad you posted, so I could find you again! it has been tooooooooooooooooooooooo long. I have missed you. So sorry life in the working world sucks......I hope something great comes your way soon!
    be kind to you!

    1. Hi Tracy.

      I thanks for your comment. I realized I wasn't following you but when I added your blog half your posts are empty. :(

      Are you still posting?