Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Job Interview and Sad News

I had a job interview today at Property Solutions for a Merchant Services Representative position. Basically I would be setting up new accounts with all of their bank account info and preferences, and then I would be doing maintenance on existing accounts as well. I think the interview went pretty well. They have other interviews scheduled for Thursday and Friday, so I probably won't find out until later next week. I really hope I get this one.
I'm getting really depressed and discouraged with my job search right now. And, I'm scared for what is going to happen when I lose my unemployment benefits. I've already gotten one federal extension, so I don't know if I can even get anymore once I'm done in 4-5 weeks. Shane can't pay all the bills without my income. So, cross your fingers for me.
And, Shane found out last Friday that a very close friend of his passed away. He is very upset. He was his best friend's little brother. They grew up together from the time that Shane was 4 years old. He thought of him like a little brother. There is a group of about 5-6 of Shane's friends that all grew up together living in the same neighborhoods and going to the same schools and are more like brothers than just friends.
Shane and Robert hadn't been close in recent years because Robert made some life choices that Shane didn't agree with. And they ended up arguing and fighting because of it. He'd lost touch with most of them this way. But they still loved him. He'd been calling Shane recently, talking about finding a job and getting clean (off of drugs). So Shane thought he was getting his life back together and that they could finally be closer friends again.
It is just really heart-wrenching for him right now. The funeral is tomorrow at 11:00 am. I feel so bad for James (the best friend) and Robert's other family members. I'll be praying for them and for his brother-friends.


Nana Connie said...

Our prayers are with both of you as you face these challenges. Will keep good thoughts going on the job interview. You are an inspiration for so many of us here in blogland. Thank you.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry that you and your dear hubby are facing such struggles at the moment. Job hunting is scary and depressing, but stay positive...I am sure the perfect job is out there waiting for you. I will keep both you and your hubby in my prayers! Hang in there.