I can haz job!
I started a job today! I lost my last full-time job on June 13, 2013 and started this new job exactly 9 months later.
It's just like a pregnancy, except all I gave birth to was debt and sadness. I applied everywhere and got turned down or straight up ignored by almost everyone. Most recently, I applied for - and was turned down for - a Team Leader position with the local General Mills plant. I still have a shot at a QC role in a local flavor company, so I'm still hopeful for that.
The job I got is a low wage job driving vans for a rail transportation company. Basically, I will be driving rail workers from one rail yard to another. I will make $8.67 per hour during training and while waiting at the rail yard for rail workers to show up. I'll make 20.5 cents a mile once I start driving, them; so as long as I average 55 mph, I'll make over $11 per hour. We'll see how the pay shakes out.
If I get offered the QC, job, I'm taking it.
I'm still poor, but at least now I'll have an income. I can start treading water and stop drowning.