Saturday, October 11, 2008

From Three Jobs to Zero

Last year at this time I was working three different jobs. Teacher (sort-of), waitress, piano teacher. Fast forward one year and I have no job.

I've never before been let go from a job.

Whew! Now I can cross that off my list. :)

I was let go today from the restaurant. I was called 15 minutes before I would have left for work tonight and told that the last 4 servers (of which I was the last) hired are all being let go because there simply isn't enough work for everyone.

I know that it's because this restaurant isn't pulling in the business that they expected to bring in. I know it's not a reflection on my job performance because I know I'm a damn good server. I know that things are slowing down everywhere because people are a little worried over what's going to happen with this economy. None of that makes it any easier. It hurts. It's scary. I had a plan. I was going to waitress full-time and go to school online. So much for that. I seriously hope now that I am offered one of the patient care tech (read: nurse's aide) positions in one of the local hospitals. Or even the EMT position that is an hours drive each way. There are places I can apply, places where I would sit in a little cubicle and answer phones as a customer representative for various companies. I would hate that because I've done that and it isn't for me.

At least I have a little breathing room in the fact that there's money tucked away in the bank. Money that I didn't want to touch, but it's there if I need it.

Today officially is "Sucky Saturday".

9 comments:

Mary said...

oh no! so sorry to hear about this! :(

Emily said...

Oh honey this sucks so much! Hang in there - your time is coming. Uncertainty is so hard though. I'm thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

Well this sucks. I don't know what to say. I'm pulling for you child..I really am.

Queenie

Nichole M said...

Oh gosh. I'm so sorry that happened. :-(

Jamie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your job but glad to hear that there is some breathing space. And I'm also glad that you're joining us with Soul Coaching. I hope the experience is really powerful, inspiring and supportive and comes at just the right time. Sending you hugs and good vibes, Jamie

Noodle said...

No kidding! That is sucky. Sending the vibes for something even better to come along ....

The Modern Gal said...

That's awful, especially after how much work it took to get that job. I've got my fingers crossed for the other job opportunities.

Hang in there.

Chele76 said...

oh that sucks. I am sorry to hear that.

Tracy said...

That is too bad. But it was only temporary anyways...

**Crossing fingers** that a hospital job opens up for you, SOON!