Thursday, January 21, 2010

Job Hunting

My heart is heavy as I type this post. I am looking for another job. I would LOVE to work for free here at JDRF, but sadly, I have to work to help support my family. We have prescription co-pays that cost more than most people's car payments every month and there is that really bad habit that we all have of eating food. My hours have been cut, I had hoped for a raise, but alas that didn't happen either so I am on the search for another position. As things stand right now, about 75% of what I make goes to pay for daycare & school for the girls and gas money. I hate dealing with money and it is a major source of stress for me and always has been - but my reality lies in the fact that what is happening now will not help my family. We will never get ahead with my current situation and that is not something I'm comfortable with.

For those of you in the Dallas area, I am asking for you to keep this information confidential and not mention this to the folks here in the office because I am doing this quietly. I simply cannot help my family by working and quite honestly I am devastated. When I do find another job I will give proper notice and continue to do whatever I can to help this chapter succeed. There is quite a bit more to this, but I am choosing to handle it professionally.

I have updated my resume and started my search officially last night. If anyone out there knows of anyone hiring HR people with a lot of database management background and a need for someone with recruiting experience, please let me know.

On the plus side, I talked to my mom yesterday and she is seriously considering moving here to Dallas - I almost pulled the car over and did a happy dance on the side of the road. The people of Red Oak can thank me later for holding back. ;)


Meri said...

I am so glad you found me! I have green eyes too! ((batting eyes))

Look forward to getting to know you better! And good luck with the job search!!

Shamae (Ghost written by Loren her hubby) said...

Hey you! Sorry about the job situation! I hope something comes up for you soon. Hey how far apart were your girls dx? How did you know the second one was getting T1? Anyway I will add you to my blogger roll! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

2 Green Eyed Girls said...

Hi Shamae, thank you for commenting - it's good to "meet" you too! Both of my girls were dx'd at 22 months old, I was 6 weeks pregnant with Little G when Ms. J was dx'd, and they're 2yrs 5mos. apart in age. Does that help? Ms.J was dx'd in July 2006, Little G was December 2008. We randomly tested Little G, just to make us feel better. She started having really full diapers and increased thirst so we made and appt. with the Ped. - the am of her appt., she was at 71 before breakfast & I was at 72. 90 minutes later she was at 374 and 100 minutes later she was at 417. We were pre-admitted to Children's here in Dallas and so this leg of our journey began.