Monday, April 5, 2010

The Unemployment Chronicles: Week 15... The End.

In the world of job hunting: I broke down Wednesday and applied/accepted two jobs. As of Sunday I moved to Fairmont, MN to work in the family greenhouse for my uncle. Thankfully I have this opportunity. Then from the middle of May to the end of July I am working as Rock Climbing Director at Tahosa (in CO), more or less the same job I had in the summer of 08 with a slight pay increase and more days of employment. So for the near future I will be able to pay my bills.

Other than that I applied for about 20 jobs. I've hit them all up, multiple times. Scaled Composites, Black Diamond, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, SpaceX, Cascade Designs, Ball Aerospace, and Sikorsky among others. I intend to keep applying and occasionally contacting people I know at those companies because that's what I want to do.

This was a depressing week. I might have cried more this week than the last two years combined. At least cried and whimpered. Hoping, hoping, hoping, until the bills come and I realize that I must take a step down. It was so stressful. Believe me I tried to get jobs selling outdoor gear the first two weeks I was in CO but those stores are overflowing with employees.

"The real world"... that's going to get it's own post soon.

My health could have been better. I can't get to sleep because when I lay down I get that back and side pain and gurgling and it hurts to breathe. So I take 600 mg ibuprofen and eventually I fall asleep. It hurts to run so I only ran 44 miles this week with no workouts. No days off but it was the worst week I've had in more than 6 months just from a running standpoint.

I'm going to start a new series next week about my career search but as far as income negative I'm hoping to be income neutral.

This week in a word: depressing.

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