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An Update from Lady Unemployed (And My End of Summer Blues)

September 1, 2015 by Lady Unemployed

Although I am happy to see the summer time come to an end, especially since it’s been a really hot summer, but something about seeing things get darker at night leaves me a feeling a little blue. It isn’t like I’m seeing my summer vacation come to an end or anything, but once September hits I notice that the year goes faster and faster.

I also notice there aren’t as many job opportunities opening up these days. And despite my family and my desire to move out of the state we’re living in now, it’s getting even harder to find the right opportunity to get us up and out of here.

Things at work are going okay, although I have a sneaking suspicion another round of lay offs may be around the corner. They are losing clients and that monthly bonus that each employee gets keeps getting smaller and smaller. What doesn’t help is that management doesn’t seem to want to acknowledge the struggle (what’s the old Dr. Phil adage? You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge?)

One thing I did conquer this summer was the company party. I did manage to attend one and I can tell you what helped me get props from my boss yet still avoid people all together is to volunteer to help out. THAT was my ticket to survival.

More new people keep getting hired and somehow I feel it’s in anticipation for the next round of employees who are trying to quit before the company lays anyone else off. Which I’m hoping will be me.

And yet a sneaking suspicion is irking me about a change coming around the bend for me and my family. I just can’t pinpoint what it is.

We’ll see.

How are things going for you lately?


  1. Lee says:

    I’m sorry to read that you’re still still struggling to find work; it can be very difficult…and I should know, but I’m feeling a bit excited about tomorrow. I’ve got an appointment/interview for a therapeutic work opportunity, and it’s pretty much guaranteed unless I really mess things up. Due to the benefits I currently receive both my hours and my wages will be restricted…but it will be a start for me. Personally I think the importance of having a job for people with autism is so often overlooked by parents, carers, and social workers; I consider this to be possibly the best thing that has ever happened for me.

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