A glimmer of hope

Well I woke up to a nice surprise this morning. I was officially approved for EI and actually had money in my bank account when I woke up today. As someone who’s had roughly $50-$100 to my name for the past six plus months, seeing money in my bank account is a huge sigh of relief that I’m very thankful for at this point in time.

I also woke up to a second surprise this morning. The engineering firm that I was interviewing with in early late February/early March has decided that, though they’re not back at their office yet, they want to move ahead with recruitment as a measure to have someone hired to start when they do return to their offices. They’ve asked if I can do a video interview next week. I presumed that they were either going to forget about me, or cancel the posting because businesses have to be very careful with their spending in this present economy and hiring a new employee is a large investment. They still want to talk to me though… two months later… so they haven’t forgotten about me yet.

Two good things happened in one day.

I almost don’t know how to contain myself.

70 thoughts on “A glimmer of hope

  1. Congrats on the money. The way the system works in America, my 20-year-old daughter who works about 16 hours a week in a now-closed gym is making far more money than me on unemployment and Trump’s stimulus. I think he’s buying the election and apparently, $900 a week is enough to get her vote! That’s right 16 hours of work and she’s getting $900 for being out of work. Go figure. And get that job!

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    1. Do you think $900 a week is enough to get the vote of enough people again? I’m not going to lie, from what I’ve seen of the dumpster fire that is the United States government, it seems like he’s going to be elected again and he doesn’t need to do anything…

      I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong.

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      1. I hope you’re wrong too. I think it will come down to who joe Biden picks as his Vice President running mate. He needs a dynamic younger person to have any hope.

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    1. Thank you, my friend! Your support has meant a great deal to me over the past year
      I hope that something good comes from it. At the very least, I’m not worrying about money at the moment which is a great thing.

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  2. Congratulations! People say that money can’t buy happiness, but when it’s a crisis like this, it can make all the difference– very glad you got it! And best of luck with your interview; the opportunity sounds really exciting!

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    1. Money can definitely buy peace of mind in times like these!
      And thank you for the luck. I am going to need all of the luck that I can get, so I really appreciate your kind note.

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  3. Awesome!!
    Good luck with the interview..πŸ₯‚
    1) Make sure the lighting is perfect.
    2) Ask 10x times of you are audible.
    3) Join 5 min before.
    4) Show them that you are okay with WFH and serve them.
    5) Dress properly..!!
    6) have water…
    And the most important think..breathe and stay authentic…πŸ¦‹

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  4. Aaaww, I’m so glad you’ve had some good news — at last V. And it’s fantastic that they haven’t forgotten you — you must have left a lasting impression on them. And for what it’s worth, I think you’ll rock the interview. Caz xx

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  5. We own a small firm here in CA, it was on the essential list after the first week. It’s been a rocky road, wondering if there’d be layoffs, etc.. We’re the last ones paid in times like these, but we’re finally feeling some footing in all of this. I say “we” when it’s my H who has pulled all of this off unwaveringly.
    It’s not surprising that engineering firms are still hiring. FWIW, we hire based on who fits in with the team & have had a low turnover. Good luck!!

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    1. I’m glad to hear that you’re finally starting to feel as though there’s a safe place to stand in all of this. Also, thank you for the luck. It is much appreciated!

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