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post #21 of 315
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......
I was just searching online again for a job that fits my very limited availability.

FINALLY a p/t job on the unit I really want is open to apply for!

I've been checking and checking for an opening for a long time.

3rd shift, only 6 hrs a week (This is a good thing....have to get my foot in the door here at this hospital, VERY hard to get a job there) as a tech/cna on the mother baby unit.

6 hrs a week is nothing in terms of $, but like I said, if I got it, then my foot is in the door and I'd have the advantage of being an employee already on the unit when a better opening comes up.

So. Today I'll be making a resume, though its difficult when you dont have much work experience or work history. I have to contact two of my previous nursing instructors to ask if I can use them as a reference.

Would you all pray that I get this resume done well and that I get the job?!?!

Honestly I dont have much hope in getting it, but would love any positive thoughts and prayers. Maybe there arent too many other people interested in working 3rd shift only 6 hrs/week. Plus, its the same facility I'm currently doing my clinicals at (though we are on a different floor) maybe that will help. Ohhh.....I can ask my current clinical instructor for a reference too since she works there!!!!! Hopefully that will help!
I'll probably submit my application on Tuesday.
post #22 of 315
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Originally Posted by barky586 View Post
Kentuckydoulamam, if he is disabled, I bet he can get social security. That would help.

Yes, we have an appointment to apply on the 17th I believe. Only problem is that we dont have a SS card or b cert for steson right now since his mother had them and lost them. He's a overseas born military baby so its a bit of a pain and $ to replace it, but we're working on it.
post #23 of 315
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Originally Posted by KentuckyDoulaMama View Post
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......
Would you all pray that I get this resume done well and that I get the job?!?!
Your in my prayers. There is a huge demand for CNA I bet you will get the job.
post #24 of 315
My goal this month is to see how far in debt we really are. I have been scared to even open the envelopes for the medical bills. I do not have the money to pay it right now so I have been ignoring it. Denial is a good state sometimes.
post #25 of 315
KDM, that is awesome!!!
post #26 of 315
Good luck, KentuckyDoulaMom. The job sounds like a wonderful opportunity.
post #27 of 315
I am grateful for the fact that I am able to stay home with my children.

I am grateful for my wonderful husband.

I am grateful for my beautiful children.

We are fed.

We are safe.

We are sheltered and clothed.

We are blessed!
post #28 of 315
What I'm grateful for this month...
--that I found a job that will work with my limited availability and not require us to get childcare.
--that we're all healthy and happy.
--that my exhusband came through with the back child support he owed to the tune of $1500 so we didn't have to put off buying groceries in order to pay the rent.

Goals this month...
--Save, Save, Save
--don't get lazy with making food from scratch now that I'm working.
post #29 of 315
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Originally Posted by KentuckyDoulaMama View Post
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......
I was just searching online again for a job that fits my very limited availability.

FINALLY a p/t job on the unit I really want is open to apply for!


Would you all pray that I get this resume done well and that I get the job?!?!
: That sounds so wonderful! I'm definitely sending warm, job-getting vibes your way!
post #30 of 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by KentuckyDoulaMama View Post
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......
I was just searching online again for a job that fits my very limited availability.

FINALLY a p/t job on the unit I really want is open to apply for!

I've been checking and checking for an opening for a long time.

3rd shift, only 6 hrs a week (This is a good thing....have to get my foot in the door here at this hospital, VERY hard to get a job there) as a tech/cna on the mother baby unit.

6 hrs a week is nothing in terms of $, but like I said, if I got it, then my foot is in the door and I'd have the advantage of being an employee already on the unit when a better opening comes up.

So. Today I'll be making a resume, though its difficult when you dont have much work experience or work history. I have to contact two of my previous nursing instructors to ask if I can use them as a reference.

Would you all pray that I get this resume done well and that I get the job?!?!

Honestly I dont have much hope in getting it, but would love any positive thoughts and prayers. Maybe there arent too many other people interested in working 3rd shift only 6 hrs/week. Plus, its the same facility I'm currently doing my clinicals at (though we are on a different floor) maybe that will help. Ohhh.....I can ask my current clinical instructor for a reference too since she works there!!!!! Hopefully that will help!
I'll probably submit my application on Tuesday.
Good luck with the resume, I finally redid mine and its such a chore
post #31 of 315
We probably don't belong here anymore since I finally got a decent and reasonable job after being unemployed for months. But unfortunately, they insist on my actually showing up and working for them for a while prior to paying me... so September is shaping up to be another tough month for us.

I am thankful for all the good things that have happened to us so far -- including our new house and two running cars, my new job, and all the new words my little boy has been saying with his Grandma's help this weekend.

This month, I resolve to face up to getting our finances tracked in Quicken so I can see how we're going to handle the debt we're racking up before the baby is born, finish my student loan consolidation, and do whatever it takes (including court) to get our deposit back from our ex-slumlord.
post #32 of 315
congratulations on the new job.
post #33 of 315
KDM - Thinking of you!!!
AngelBee - You said it perfectly!!! thanks for reminding me to be grateful for the same blessings! It's easy to forget the big things in life, as we take them for granted so many days. Thanks for the reality check!

Meant to add a little intro: I'm a SAHM to two great little guys. My DP works for a local non-profit which is great in what it does for the community, but not at all great it what it pays. We're working on getting by on one-income as I left my FT WOH job when DS#2 arrived last fall. I would trade any paycheck for the time at home with my kiddos though. So, while we get through these lean times we're getting more creative in how we entertain ourselves, enjoying local resources more and spending more time together than we did when we "had" money. It's tough in some ways but it's definetely helped to open our eyes to the way we were living. I do hope that we'll have more money someday, for a house and decent/more eco friendly cars, but in the meantime I feel lucky that we're changing our lifestyle to be more self-sufficient and in turn more environmently friendly too.
post #34 of 315
Hey everyone! Guess I better introduce myself too. I'm Holly, a SAHM to our 2 girlies. DH works PT as an IT manager & goes to school PT. We're so blessed that DH found a professional job with decent pay that was willing to let him set his own schedule! Still, it's hard sometimes because being PT means that, despite the good hourly rate, we're still just scraping by most months. I just gotta keep reminding myself that it's only for a couple more years & once he's done with his Master's things will really be looking up!

KDM - good luck with your application...prayers are on their way.

Things I'm grateful for:
~ That we're buying our home from my Mom who is more than "flexible" with our payments.
~ That DH was able to work more hours over the summer so I was able to do things like place a big Frontier order & stock up for this fall now that we're back to being *really* paycheck to paycheck.
~ That we finally have life & home insurance policies set up after many many months of procrastinating on those things.
~ That we are all healthy.
~ That I have such a wonderful, supportive DH who works so hard so I can be home with the kiddos.
~ That we have WIC, state health ins, & HEAP to help us get by while DH is finishing school.
~ That DH's school refund check should be there for us to pick-up today.
~ That my brother who is a Marine got stationed in Japan for his last year in the service & NOT Iraq. :
~ And finally that my contract is finally in & I'll be starting as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for WIC next month! $8/hr for like 12 hrs a month, but hey every little bit helps right?

My goals:
~ To finish my application so I can start training to WAH as a medical transcriptionist.
~ To get our 2 old junker vehicles sold so we can take the $$ and start looking for another (better condition) old junker for me to drive.
~ To list the big bag of stuff I have for sale on the TP, DS, eBay, etc.
~ To do better at cooking & cut back on eating out -- which is our one *really* big hole in our budget. :

Blessings,
Holly
post #35 of 315
Oh, Belleweather, you took the job? Congratulations! I love hearing success stories of mamas who have pulled themselves out of "lower-income" status. It gives me hope.
post #36 of 315
Congrats, Belleweather, but isn't that illegal for them to not be paying you yet?

Janerose, my friend's son got stationed in Japan, too. I think he is just now getting out, but we were all so happy about that!
post #37 of 315
This is the first time I've caught the start of this thread so hopefully I can keep up with it this time. I like this new title btw. I'm a sahm to 2 with a massive surprise on the way. My dh works in construction. It's rough going at the moment in FL to be in construction. For the months of July and August he worked maybe 4 weeks total and June wasn't much help either.

What I am thankful for is that he has work booked for the next 2 months. If we can just get through the next couple weeks without an eviction notice or the power being turned off things will be looking better. I'm also thankful for foodstamps as they were the only way we were able to feed the family through the summer.
post #38 of 315
Currently I am grateful that my ER bill (broken foot) is only $444 and I can pay it off interest free for $37/month. I was really worried that it would be a lot more than that.
post #39 of 315
This minute I am sooo thankful that my father just handed me a $100 bill to help me pay day care tuition for the week. I feel bad and guilty, but mostly relieved that I don't have to miss college this week because I can't afford day care.

Welcome s_kristina! There are so many new people this month. I'm guessing it's because of the name change. Or maybe a product of our less-than great economy?
post #40 of 315
Hi mamas!

Things I am grateful for:
Our new sweet baby girl, she is just amazing.
ALL of my kids are healthy and happy, and thriving.
Foodstamps!
That our state medical covers homebirths.
Housing!
That my hubby is planning on moving back in with us in a month, I am sooo tired.
That I have more perspective on money now that I have been living on half of what we had before.
A mom that is so helpful, and supportive.
A sister who has come to help out for the last to weeks because she cares about me.
My friends.
GOsh, there is just so much to be grateful for...

Things I want to work on this month:
using my foodstamps wisely, more from scratch cooking.
get the landlord to fix the oven!
pay the bills on time
spend as much time outside before the weather gets bad.
declutter a room for every two weeks
get my sewing room organized.
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