Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lessons in the English language - 1

Redundancy - Chiefly British. Removed or laid off from a job.

Yep, I've been laid off. So I'm back to writing again, at least for awhile. It was funny. For the last 3 years, when I had the time to do this, I didn't. Then I decided to start writing a blog when I didn't have the time. But I'll try to get some posts done, and maybe a few to save for the future, if I ever get another job.

I'm not really all that concerned about it. I was looking for something else, and would have left as soon as I found something. I would have preferred to wait until I had another job, but I'm not stressing. I got to the point where I really didn't like going to work anymore (at this particular place) and when you get to that point, its time to move on.

But I'm not completely destitute just yet. I have my military retirement, and my disability check every month. I can pay my rent, and I can buy food, and provide some money for Neeve. I'm probably going to have to file bankruptcy because of the amount of bills I have, but that was a problem with the job. Even if I have to do that, all creditors will get repaid eventually. But they might have to take one for the cause for right now. There are more important things.

I also have a friend here who can get me a job tomorrow in telesales, if I want it. I don't. I was an Army recruiter. If you know anything about that, then you know I don't want to do telesales. But it is a job, with bonuses that could actually allow me to make more than I was. So its a fallback. There's also the day labor place in town I can check out. So I'll give it a week and see what happens.

In the meantime, between dropping my resume different places, I'll be able to do some writing. So for those of you who do come and read, and have come back, please return. There will be a post about the court issue tomorrow.

If I can get a job closer to home, and not spend 3 hours a day on the bus, I'll be able to keep going even after I start back to work.


tHeMARksMiTh said...

Sorry to hear about that. As for telesales, maybe British people don't hang up so hard.

Ron Rollins said...

No, there just as bad as the states. I've been working customer service and its not much different.

The worst ones are the ones who think they are better than Americans, but are just as bad.