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February 2nd, 2006 at 06:41 pm

Long story short. I was laid off from my temp job at the trucking company. Found this out as I was heading home from downloading information at the bus station - got a call from Jan.

A didn't even have the decency to tell me to my face. So much for my debating on whether or not I should put my name out there for something else before May.

Apparantally one of their departments is running pretty slow and so they're going to use someone from there to cover what I was doing.

Guess I'm going to have to figure out about unemployment benefits tomorrow. I am glad that I made enough these past two weeks to barely cover March's rent. Am also glad that I didn't look at apartments yesterday.

Am trying to tell myself that maybe this is a good thing. Maybe it happened to leave me open and available for something better. Really am trying to believe that.

I am just so discouraged. Really thought I had until at least May to have to worry about finding another job/assignment.


Edited to add: I just looked up the requirements for unemployment in TX. Since I've been working for an employment agency, I am technically not unemployed for three business days - so I can't file until at least Wednesday.

6 Responses to “Discouraged”

  1. jorge Says:

    Hang in there! So, your dad was right about it being "just business." That's okay. You have good qualifications and the right job will arrive. Keep sending out those resumes!! Remember that when one door closes, another opens and there is something better waiting for you.

  2. robex Says:

    Sorry about that, Laura. Things do happen for a reason. Your dream job is probably right around the corner waiting for you to come and snatch it up!

  3. baselle Says:

    I feel for you. It happened to me, too. Don't take it personally. Leavings like that are freeing. In a weird way it could be worse; they could string you along telling you that maybe there'll be a permanant opening before they lower the boom (aka the permatemp situation). Remember that temp jobs should be just that - temporary. And the temp office knows that, too.

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Good luck...I hope you find something great soon!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Oh Laura, I feel so bad for you. I sure hope good things come your way, and soon!!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone for your good thoughts. I am feeling a little bit better today. I am working on updating my resume and will be getting the Sunday paper this weekend to check the employment section. Tomorrow I'll be going to see some good friends, so that will be a good boost as well.

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