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Got the job I wanted!!

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posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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SOOO the last 6 and a half months have sucked until recently! I know many gave me great advice in my RANT thread on the employment process and thank you for that!

Well the first job I got what one member basically referred to as the "filler" job. IT SUCKED! I hated it, like dreaded going into work and being there. I didn't even dread going to work at BOA I just dreaded BOA lol. It was a pay day loan place in a horrible part of town with women who every single day it was like a Jerry Springer episode of their drama at home. They were all so unprofessional it was nuts. It was like highschool and playtime for them. I wanted to BANG MY HEAD! The pay was $5 less an hour (I was assistant manager too) than what i made at my previous job so that was not appealing AT ALL but it was a paycheck I needed. I had paid all my bills up with my taxes through mid July so that paycheck saved my rear! The hours at this place were horrible and it meant not a lot of time with my son and burdening my mom with having her watch him on Saturdays and every day after work. Now I know some say it's not a burden but to me it feels like it. Although I guess Nana's is better than a daycare! So the filler job lasted UNTIL I had to go to the ER just last week and this is where it gets so stupid! I went to the ER last week due to massive stomach issues and nausea. I have been sick on and off for months. I have lost 12 pounds since the beginning of June due to this. I couldn't take the pain and nausea anymore so I went to the ER. I called my boss to let her know where I was and I kept getting put on hold an disconnected. I got to the hospital and had no signal so my mom called for me. I got a hold of her via Facebook. My boss was VERY rude to my mom about where I was. So after I left the hospital I went home and called my boss and told her what had happened and that I would be there in the morning. I had spent over 6 hours in the ER and was scanned, poked and prodded. I still had a fever and could barely stand. I have to see a specialist and well that is gonna suck with no real insurance, but that is another thread in itself. Well my boss calls me back and says I am not a fit and they will be severing ties with me. I was like are you kidding me? I said "I have ER paperwork and doctor information for you." She said it didn't matter because I was technically considered temporary so the medical leave act didn't apply. I was not too happy because at this point I didn't have the "good" job yet. I was of course stressed over the thought of going through the application and hiring process over again! I gave her a few choice words about how I felt about that place and hung up and moved on. Well a little while after that phone call i got another call for an interview for a local insurance company. I was like ok this is hella strange and just what I needed! One door closes and another one opens.

So I went to the interview the next day and took their assessment, which is basically a psych test! Well they had me come back to observe the following day. I did the observing and then I had me come back to take another Caliper test. I don't care for those tests because they are not accurate and the results proved it. It said I lack energy and they even said they doubt that. I never lack energy! LOL Either way they offered me a job! YAY! I am in the process now of taking my online insurance courses so I can get my 4-40 license to be able to sell insurance. Of course it is a process but one I am happy to do. I so didn't think I would be picked out of all the people they interviewed. I feel a tad special since they are a small local company that has been here for 40 yrs and they picked ME! Little old me. Who knew?


So yea the last almost 7 months were the most stressful months of my life. I can't believe i didn't lose it. I guess there is still time right? I went on so many interviews and did so many different things for these companies and not ONE ever contacted me to let me know the position had been filled. I think that annoyed me most, the waiting to hear back part. I had 6 interviews in one week with different banks and not one said "hey position has been filled or we don't need you." I think Bank of Satan black balled me
That is a definite thread I will make one day when talking about it doesnt raise my blood pressure to where i see stars and almost pass out from sheer anger.



SOOOOOO soon mblah will be a licensed insurance agent. It's great pay and the hours are PERFECT for my son and I! I told them that August 3 my mom had an appointment at 3pm and I needed to watch my son and they said HE COULD COME THERE and I could set up a tablet for him to hang out til 5! I almost fell out of the chair. They said they are a family oriented place and understand things happen and that I should never feel uncomfortable coming to them if something like this happens. I swear no place I've ever worked would have been this way. My son will love coming to see mommy's new job and no doubt charm everyone in the place! I feel I finally found something where I can have a career that gives me the ability to move freely and move up both in a monetary way and professional. The best thing about it for me is it won't take time away from my son which for me in finding work was a huge deal breaker. I took the last job because well I needed money and the two checks I got helped keep me afloat, barely but I guess the universe works in mysterious ways!!!




posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver
Congratulations!
Go eat a big fat tasty dinner with your first paycheck to celebrate!



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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Well done. Remember that all's well that ends well.



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck and prosperity.




posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

HAHA I was thinking the same thing! There is a local Italian place I LOVE that makes an awesome Chicken Piccata. I will treat me and my boyfriend, he usually takes me out but this time I will!

I haven't had my normal style of food due to funds. It's made me slightly annoyed when it comes to meal time lol. So yay cooking like i use to will commence!



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I'm very happy for you - you were resilient in the face of adversity and look at that... it paid off! You deserve it.

Thanks for telling us the good news
Onward & upward



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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Nice to hear a happy ending every now and then.




posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver
Congratulations. I'm glad you found something.



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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I'm so glad you got the job! I remember the thread where you told us how hard is for you and I remember crossing my fingers and wishing you well. You went through hell and I'm glad you finally came out of it.
I don't know what your medical problem was when you got to ER but I hope is not something serious. Take care of you and kuddos for hanging in there!



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

YAY!!!!

Duriong the second half of your OP...I can feel the happiness and excitement you have for your new job!

CONGRATS and BEST WISHES for the new gig!!!!!!!!!!!!!




posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Hey, mblahnikluver! BREATHE! Spaces in paragraphs are your friend!!


Im SO glad youre happy and have succeeded! I wish you well and much success. Always let us know how it goes along the way? Great....

And BREATHE EASY, damn-it! I dont wanna come as an EMT to your house! I will...but I'd rather it be over a coffee or beer or cupcake!!!


Its really hard these days out there...and Im sincerely glad thing are picking up for you...

Best

MS /EMT



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Focus on your son and equally on the trajectory of your life.

These stressful times are part of your journey.
And you're doing great at it.





edit on 19-7-2017 by MortonBunkum because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

When you get your insurance broker's license let me know, there's a list of people I will have you call to sell them a life insurance policy. They may tell you that they don't know why they need it but you'll convince them otherwise since you have some insider info.


Congrats, you earned it.









edit on 19-7-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: I ♥ cheese pizza.



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

YAY - so happy for you and your little guy - some times you have to eat a lot of Ramen Noodles till your ship comes in. Congrats!



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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WTG!




posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: mblahnikluver

When you get your insurance broker's license let me know, there's a list of people I will have you call to sell them a life insurance policy. They may tell you that they don't know why they need it but you'll convince them otherwise since you have some insider info.


Congrats, you earned it.









Now that's very nice Augustus.



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

I help when I can.



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I'm very happy for you
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posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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Thanks everyone! I've spent all day working on my licensing courses. It has about 56 modules I have to go through. Wow! My brain is slightly fried right now. I will make flash cards tomorrow and nice little sheets to remember things by.


Oh my favorite congratulatory came from one of my favorite authors ROBERT BAUVAL! I almost died when he messaged me on Facebook. He's so cool and down to earth! I've been a fan of his for about 20 years. I don't always agree with what he says but he started much of my fascination with Ancient Egypt. So that made my day when I saw that! I mean he's got 5000 friends on there and he messaged MEEEE! Yea he's not Brad Pitt celebrity but to me I would love to meet him and pick his brain! I prefer my authors over actors, now I wouldn't turn down Chis Hemsworth at my door though!



I'm really happy and I won't lie nervous. It's a lot to take in and learn but I think I'll be fine. I always overthink things, bad habit! My mom told me to go talk to Buddha and my crystals 😂



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: mblahnikluver

When you get your insurance broker's license let me know, there's a list of people I will have you call to sell them a life insurance policy. They may tell you that they don't know why they need it but you'll convince them otherwise since you have some insider info.


Congrats, you earned it.










Wow thanks! That's very nice of you! Yea when I was interviewing we talked about life insurance and it's one many don't get yet it's very affordable. They told me that most people don't even have decent coverage with what they do have. I have a feeling I will learn a lot with this job. I'll be insuring my whole family soon lol. I even learned about my own auto insurance which is utter garbage so next month I'm upgrading and also adding renters insurance which is another thing people don't get but should especially a renter! So yea not a bad career to get into I think. Insurance is a good thing and we all need it. It's not like when I was at the bank and I was forced to push credit cards on people who didn't need them! Insurance is a need!



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