It's been a month since I posted the topic "Need your help. Might be homeless in under a
, and I had received a ton of help from the members here on ATS.
What started out as a simple way to vent out my frustration at what seemed to be a never ending lineup of bad news and setbacks turned into a 9 page
thread consisting of over 160 posts of extremely helpful advice. Some members went above and beyond any expectations and had offered to help review
resumes, look into their own companies and inquired to see if they had positions that were in my area, extended their knowledge of specific fields
they worked in to help me try and find a job in a similar field, and have expressed incredible care in a fellow ATS member.
To everyone, I cannot possibly express my gratitude for your support, information, and determination to help.
So, here's what has happened in the span of a month:
~ Thanks to several suggestions, I have began compiling a digital-arts portfolio and am soon starting a freelance digital arts service
~ The sudden medical issue that had been mentioned in the original topic have since calmed down briefly, allowing us to save for the procedure more
~ Our realtor quit his company, which is a good thing because his drive to sell our house seemed to have dramatically fallen since the first month we
had it listed, and he has been replaced with a new realtor that has been getting us far more viewings and our first viewing that has come back a
second time and is currently 'checking with their bank to see if they can afford the house'
~ I have sent out a good 20 new and improved resumes
~ We have completed our taxes and received a tax return, helping us get through the bills
~ My Employment insurance has now finally run it's course, so I won't be receiving anything from that anymore
Which is fine....
I finally Got a job!
One that I am extremely excited for because it offers a lot of chances to progress and get pay raises. It starts excessively early in the morning
(6:00 am) and finishes early in the evening, which gives me plenty of time to find a part time job as well where I can work a good 12-14 hours per
day, which is exactly what we need. Best of all, it's something that I actually want to do! I'll be working with outdoor gear and extreme sports (rock
climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, circling, and more), all huge passions of mine.
I'll let you guys know if the house sells, and we do want it to sell because the housing market here is likely going to go through a large collapse
quite soon with unemployment rates continuously increasing.
Previously, no job and no employment insurance meant we could have
had to declare bankruptcy, even though our house was on the market. But now,
thanks to the help of all of you through your knowledge, support, and information, along with a bit of luck and perseverance, we'll be able to move
into a much more affordable setting and start saving again
So again, I cannot express how much you guys have helped out a fellow ATS Member. I Love the ATS community
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