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Author Topic: Need a little favor  (Read 682 times)

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Need a little favor
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:47:55 am »
I realize my problems are small compared with some of those here, but I need a favor from the magickal community.

I need some good thoughts (and maybe a little push) towards finding a new job.

For the past eight years, I've been working as a courier for a long-term care pharmacy. The pay has never been very good, but I could work 50-55 hours a week, so it was ok.

About six months ago, the night time stat driver got fired, so I moved into that slot. It was a big cut in hours but it gave me more time to take care of my girlfriend (which could be a full-time job in itself) at a time when her health was failing.

She died four months ago, so now I'm sitting here alone, twelve hours a night seven nights a week, waiting for a phone call that will give me a little break from my boredom.
Plus, I'm waiting to see if they make good on the threat to cut my hours in half again at the end of the month when the independent contractor takes over the routes
And no, I have no desire to work for them

I talked to a buddy of mine who is a department manager at a Walmart in Iowa and he really likes it there, so that's where I'm thinking about going. The pay probably wouldn't be any better than what I'm getting now, but at least I could get out of this chair and go do something...

And I could be around people!!
After 30-some years of working alone and four month with essentially no human contact at all, that sounds like a bonus in itself

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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 03:15:58 am »
I realize my problems are small compared with some of those here, but I need a favor from the magickal community.

I need some good thoughts (and maybe a little push) towards finding a new job.

For the past eight years, I've been working as a courier for a long-term care pharmacy. The pay has never been very good, but I could work 50-55 hours a week, so it was ok.

About six months ago, the night time stat driver got fired, so I moved into that slot. It was a big cut in hours but it gave me more time to take care of my girlfriend (which could be a full-time job in itself) at a time when her health was failing.

She died four months ago, so now I'm sitting here alone, twelve hours a night seven nights a week, waiting for a phone call that will give me a little break from my boredom.
Plus, I'm waiting to see if they make good on the threat to cut my hours in half again at the end of the month when the independent contractor takes over the routes
And no, I have no desire to work for them

I talked to a buddy of mine who is a department manager at a Walmart in Iowa and he really likes it there, so that's where I'm thinking about going. The pay probably wouldn't be any better than what I'm getting now, but at least I could get out of this chair and go do something...

And I could be around people!!
After 30-some years of working alone and four month with essentially no human contact at all, that sounds like a bonus in itself

First off, Dragonoake, I am so sorry about your girlfriend.

Second, the job in Iowa sounds like a better gig. Fingers crossed and all my hopes that you'll land there, or in a job that's even better.

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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 09:59:58 pm »
I need some good thoughts (and maybe a little push) towards finding a new job.

Good thoughts with an extra payload of energetic oomph, on their way!

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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 06:48:24 am »


Sounds as though you've been through a really distressing time.  Sending you good thoughts and wishes.  And do please  take care of yourself.
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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 02:44:56 am »
First off, Dragonoake, I am so sorry about your girlfriend.

Well, her pain is over. The last month or so, she couldn't even sit up without help
Long story short, she was diabetic and everything that goes with it

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Second, the job in Iowa sounds like a better gig. Fingers crossed and all my hopes that you'll land there, or in a job that's even better.

What I've been doing is just about the ultimate dead-end job, but Walmart called this morning and I have an interview tomorrow night
And... From what I've read, the pay is about $2 more than I'm getting now and there is a possibility for advancement. I never thought I'd be excited about working at Walmart, but It's starting to sound pretty good

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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 12:45:52 pm »
I realize my problems are small compared with some of those here, but I need a favor from the magickal community.


Doesn't sound small to me.
Sending positive thought your way

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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 10:54:21 pm »
Walmart called this morning and I have an interview tomorrow night

Fantastic--I hope it went well!

And regardless of what ultimately happens with this one, I have a feeling doors are opening up for you.
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Re: Need a little favor
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 05:49:47 pm »
Fantastic--I hope it went well!

The interview went ok, though not as smoothly as I'd hoped it would
I gave up going to festivals in 2007 when my girl friend went on dialysis; and since the was the only place I felt a sense of community, it's become rare for me to interact with anyone outside an established routine, so interviews are always a bit awkward

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And regardless of what ultimately happens with this one, I have a feeling doors are opening up for you.

I hope so. I hate sitting here with nothing to look forward to but twelve hours of boredom, even if do get paid four hours to do it

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