Friday, September 5, 2008

Jobs & Hospitals

Update at bottom of this post.

Well, I had a second interview at yet another restaurant yesterday. I was brought back to meet the server manager so that she could "get a feel for how I would fit with the restaurant". I liked her and liked her descriptions of how things run there. But, I was told they needed to make a decision soon as they needed to hire one more server and they would get back to me shortly. I was also asked to give them a call if I was offered any other job over the next couple of days ( to counter said offer maybe?). This. Is. Frustrating.

It was brought to my attention that maybe I am too old? The plus is that I don't look my age. When people meet me they generally don't guess I am in my late thirties. Granted, I don't look like a twenty-something but people tend to guess my age to be around thirty or early thirties. I feel a little disheartened in that I have all of this experience and am getting nowhere fast with searching for a restaurant job. So today I am interviewing for a big department store for the position of lead sales. Not real excited about that but the fact remains that I need a job yesterday.

But what's really bringing me down is that last week my only remaining grandmother had a stroke. I started to write about it last weekend but couldn't finish it. It was bad in that it impaired her ability to communicate and to move on her own. Knowing her independent nature that totally sucked for her. My dad called this morning and she took a bad turn last night. Fluid filling the lungs and the best they can do now is to keep her comfortable. Dad didn't think she'd pass away tonight but has been told that it will more than likely be within the next week. Maybe this is wrong, maybe it's morbid, but I hope, for her sake, that it happens sooner rather than later. I don't want her to suffer, trapped in her shell of a body, unable to do anything for herself, or to communicate effectively with those around her.

My dad is at the hospital now (this is his mom). The kids and I will be heading up there tonight to sit for a while at the hospital.

Update: 3:00 pm

My grandmother passed away this afternoon. At least she didn't have to go through days of suffering, waiting to die. The one week following her stroke was enough hell for her, in my opinion, and I'm glad she doesn't have to go through any more.


The Missus said...

So sad to hear about your grandmother, Buff.

It's not morbid. I agree with you... When living creatures are suffering, and nothing can be done, it's best to pray that they pass quickly.

Anonymous said...

Grandparents are such a treasure. I lost my last remaining grandmother in 2004 after watching her gradually deteriorate for several years . from Alzheimers. I was relieved when she passed away -- for her sake as well as those of us who cared about her.

That being said, I still miss her terribly. You have my sympathy.

Vanessa said...

HUGS I'm so sorry about your grandmother. It's sad to loose such a piece of your family history, but I agree with you, it's humane to wish it quickly so as to prevent suffering.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I was on vacation, so I am just catching up now. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know what you mean about not wanting her to go through any more. My Gram had a stroke back in 2001 & she lived for a month. I can't imagine how awful that must have been for her. I hope that you find peace & comfort in the coming days.

Nichole M said...

I'm so sorry that you lost your grandmother. {{HUGS}}