Friday, May 30, 2008

So today was...hard.

Hard. That's a good way to describe today. I finally mustered up the courage to talk to Mike last night about my job situation (or lack thereof) since moving here. It's been so frustrating. I knew the work wouldn't be as easy to come by as it was in Portland, but I didn't think it would be this bad. Meanwhile, with the economy getting weaker, his business is getting slower, as well. Both of us being on commission is always hard. We have done it this way for nine years. There are always busy and slow times and we have learned to juggle our finances. But this time, I can just see the writing on the wall. We all know where the economy is heading. And I can see that there isn't alot of work for court reporters here. Plus, we just found out that our insurance premiums doubled.

So Mike and I talked about it last night and today I worked on my resume. He's having a hard time with it...thinks I am jumping the gun and should try and wait it out. I think that's just burying our heads in the sand, and why wait until things are really scary?? That doesn't do any good. I would rather do something about it now, and if things pick up, then great. That will be a good problem to have. We told the kids tonight that I will need to start working a "real" job. Haley burst into tears. ::::sigh:::: Kyle said, "Good. Then maybe next year we will go to Mexico again!" LOL Damon...well, Damon took another bite of his pizza! :)

I have applied for a couple of positions at the hospital here and will apply for a position at the City...keep your fingers crossed for me! :)

6 comments:

Ashley Bowen said...

Hey Darlin! :o) Well, my fingers are crossed and you are in my prayers. It is a very scary thing, but they say God doesn't give us more than we can handle. Maybe there is a reason there is this change. :o) Best of luck my friend! Hugs, aSH~

Carolyn King said...

Fingers crossed for you Darce....I know that everything will work out...in the meantime--know that a lot of people are thinking of your family.

(((hugs))))

Dawnie said...

Darce, I came to visit you from Cammie's blog and feel that it was fate. I don't know why I picked your name over the many others - well, other than I liked it. My maiden name is Richardson. People were ALWAYS calling me "Roberts" or "Robertson." So maybe I felt a kinship with your name. Whatever the reason, I'm glad I dropped by (Thanks, Cammie). I feel your pain with the decision to go to work. I have a friend who is a court report for a specific attorney, if that is an option for you. She goes to all his depositions and stays quite busy. I have my paralegal certification but work as a facility manager. Go figure! You never know what doors may open, what opportunities await you. Embrace the journey & know I am pulling for you!

Terri H. said...

Darce, I too came to find your blog via Cammie. I know what a trying decision you are looking at making. I hope all goes well with you, and I hope it makes it easier for you to know that people care for you and your family.

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Good luck with your job search. I know it can be difficult. I know I would be in your same mindset...better to look now before things get worse. Will keep my fingers crossd for you and hope all works out. By the way just wanted to mention I came across your blog by browsing on Cammie's. Thanks Cammie.

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