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So the contract that was supposed to last 3 months only ended up taking two1, so now I am unemployed. Well, apparently in the state of Texas I'm not actually legally unemployed or eligible to file for unemployment benefits until Thursday. Since the last job was with a temp agency, there's some state law that says that I have to give them 3 business days to find me a new job before I can file a valid unemployment claim.

Not that I'm sitting around twiddling my thumbs, mind. I'm not. But I'm not finding many jobs advertised that I'm qualified for, either. Or I am qualified, but my lack of college degree means they won't even look at me (yes, I'm applying anyway in most cases. But I'm not particularly hopeful)

So here I am, I don't know what to do. Anyone got any leads?

Also, officially, not related to anything at all, but Windows Media Player blows the pants off iTunes. If I didn't have to use it to sync my iPod Shuffle, I wouldn't use iTunes at all.

Also, I decided I hate my journal layout and all my user icons, but I'm just not inspired...

1 They had originally estimated the project would take 12 people 3 months, when in fact they only got 9, and let 5 of them go after 6 weeks because we finished so damn fast. I was one of the 4 who got to stay 8 weeks...
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Monday 3rd December 2007 22.03 (UTC) (Link)
Ergh, that sucks. Good luck looking for work, it's a pain. Out of interest, can you finish the college degree at all as well, or is it past the time or something?
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Monday 3rd December 2007 22.23 (UTC) (Link)
I could probably finish it. The issue is having enough money to live on while still having the will to live while doing it.
hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Tuesday 4th December 2007 01.07 (UTC) (Link)
How long do you have to go with it? Would it be possible/easier to cram it all into one semester, or go part-time or less and work full-time?

Because at the end of the day, yeah, it's only a bit of paper but it would open up better and more interesting jobs. *sigh* Everything's a paper-chase.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Tuesday 4th December 2007 01.39 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I only have one semester left. The problem is that I now live 60 miles away from that university, so I'd have to be making twice my normal wage AND be working part time in order to afford to go back to school and still pay my bills. Transferring them would mean adding time onto that, and any universities close enough that the gas wouldn't eat me alive are either extremely expensive private universities, or don't offer that degree program.

It'd be a different matter if I had a roommate or an alternate source of second income, but neither of those seem to be materializing anytime soon.