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Fired! 
 
Aug. 29, 2011 6:53 pm 
Updated: Sep. 2, 2011 5:34 pm
So, as of 3pm today I've been let go from my job. Fired, unemployed, the works. (sigh) I know that even if it didn't happen now it would've happened later. There's no way in hell I can sit at a desk and do absolutely nothing but pace around a  desk for 5 out of 8 hours a day. That's what you get for accepting jobs you know you'll hate. Lesson learned. Bad news is I have about 2 weeks to find a job before I'm screwed over in the money department. Can't apply for unemployment just to make ends meet because I worked in Texas before I moved here. Anyone in Baltimore know of any places hiring? As a result, my boyfriend wouldn't eat the dinner I made and hasn't so much as looked at me since he came in the front door. He's sitting not 3 feet from me completely ignoring me, laughing and playing with his friends online. He's angrier about this than I am and most of that anger is aimed directly at me. It is my fault and yes it's bad and I get that but it's not like its impossible to fix, things are just gonna get hard for a bit. I feel like a just kicked a newborn. oh well...

Made these this week...don't feel like doing much beyond curling up in a corner actually. So I'm going to go do that...goodnight AR.
Chesy rice and Kielbasa
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Creamy Jalapeno Pasta
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Aug. 29, 2011 7:31 pm
Awww. I know that I was able to collect UC when I worked in NY but lived in NJ. Maybe you should investigate that more. Spend XX hours a day concentrating on nothing but survival. Then, make sure you also spend XX hours a day doing things you enjoy. Do not let those two tasks overlap! I'm sorry to hear that you think losing your job is your fault. It might, however, be the fault of your former company. I spent a year at a big, important company that kept firing its top level of managers, so my job "definition" kept floating. Anyway, I learned during that time to enjoy doing nothing for long periods without blaming myself. I spent that time researching the job market and some other stuff. The big important company? No longer exists. Went under soon after I was laid off. Bottom line? Don't kick yourself. Kick your boyfriend, maybe. Or maybe kick him completely out of your life.
 
Aug. 29, 2011 7:36 pm
sorry for your job loss...work can be tough now-a-days with so many folks having to do more then what their job descripition is suppoosed to be. i wish you luck in your search for another job...here in the deep south we have an unemployment rate of close to 1o% in a 300,000 population town....been that way for @ 3 years. good luck honey...jobs are tough to find..even the ones
 
Aug. 29, 2011 7:38 pm
well ok even the shi77ty ones..i think u know what i meant...aol policed me.
 
Aug. 29, 2011 9:12 pm
Ahh - Zerostar - hang in there. These are learning experiences. As I said it your last blog, we have all had plenty of "live experiences." Find your niche - if you know that sitting at a desk for 5 out of 8 hours isn't for you then so be it....examine what you do want. As for your boyfriend - this is a time to examine if you are meant for each other - long term. This job loss is a small bump in the road of your long life - look at that and decide it he is the right guy - for the rest of your life. At your age you need to focus on who you are - what you want long term. Evaluate your role in your unemployment. This is a time for reflection.
 
Aug. 29, 2011 9:27 pm
Along with what Gderr said - in this neck of the woods, unemployment is running at about 13% and that doesn't count the people who have dropped off the rolls. Sometimes live shows you what you need to see.
 
Aug. 29, 2011 9:52 pm
why do I keep typing live instead of LIFE? Sorry - I am sure you get my drift.
 
Aug. 29, 2011 9:56 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your job loss. And that the person who should be there for you isn't. A true life partner is there to hold you up when you fall. Listen to what Baking Nana has to say about that...wise words. I wish the best for you and hope this leads you down a path to where you want to be. Some day you will look back on this and realize that you learned something important or that it lead to an opportunity. But I know it's hard to see that right now...
 
Aug. 30, 2011 6:35 am
Losing your job hurts, Jackie. I'm so sorry. I like your attitude, that it's bad, yeah, but not the end of life on earth. HIS attitude stinks. If he doesn't get over the sulks maybe you should fire him? In the meantime, go find your niche. Your job is out there, and I think you've got the outlook that will help you find it. Good luck!
 
Aug. 30, 2011 9:48 am
I'm sorry about you losing your job. I got laid off one year ago today, and still have not found permanent employment. Thank God for temp jobs. I hope you will be able to find another job soon because I know how rough it is out there.
 
Aug. 30, 2011 3:26 pm
OK, you lost your job. Every now and then things happen for a reason we don't quite see. Pick your self up, dust yourself off, tell the BF he's acting like a jerk, and go find a job you love. There are jobs to be had, you just have to be creative to find them. Go file for unemployment, you may be able to collect interstate. It can't hurt to try.
 
Aug. 30, 2011 6:28 pm
This is an opportunity! Do something you love- go get a job in a bakery or a restaurant. Don't take the first job that comes up if it's not perfect. Be selective about your job, and perhaps your choice of boyfriend. At least go yell at him or something- what a jerk!
 
Aug. 31, 2011 4:51 am
I got fired from a job when I was 19...it never happened again. I don't know why you got fired, but I'm sure there is a lesson in this. One of my son's was fired because he kept coming in late...I tried to tell him...but. It took him a long time to find another job and he said he'll never let that happen again...because he really did have a good job. Sorry to sound like such a mom, but jobs are really hard to come by, whether you like them or not, give them your best. Anyway gal I wish you luck in your job hunting and since you love food, maybe try restaurants, with the holidays coming up even a temporary job can turn into permanent for a hard worker. I don't know about being selective...you might have to take what you can get for now. You can keep looking while you work.
 
Sep. 2, 2011 11:08 am
I second Baking Nana......Life is tough and you need someone who supports you when you're down....not another kick in the arse. Lesson learned and time to move on in more ways than one.
 
Mamaw1 
Sep. 2, 2011 5:34 pm
The advice you've gotten is right on the money!
 
 
 
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About Me
My name is Jackie. I just recently moved to Baltimore to live with my wonderful boyfriend. I've always had a passion for cooking and intend on culinary school one day if I can afford it. I'm a very technical based cook at the moment (i read cooking textbooks at night instead of books D:) but that's quickly changing now that I have to get dinner on the table every night. It's gonna take getting used to! I have to actually learn to do the things I've read about ahhhh!
My favorite things to cook
I love good soups and want to learn to make good crusty bread for them. I'm always looking for good salsas. Southwestern and asian are my fave kinds of foods to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is puerto rican and my grandmother was a great cook who unfortunately never wrote anything down. She tried to teach my mother how to cook but, bless her, she can't cook with out a microwave. So I'm afraid all those recipes have been lost :[
My cooking triumphs
The first meal I ever cooked for my boyfriend! We met close to valentines day and I told him I wanted to make dinner instead of all the hooplah that is valentines because we hadn't been together that long. I made all his favorites from scratch, lobster bisque, crab cakes, bacon wrapped shrimp, coconut jerk braised chicken, and strawberry mousse! I swear i took all day making it. I was terrified something would turn out bad but it came out great! That was the meal that completely conquered his heart and we've been together ever since :)
My cooking tragedies
I tried making andes mint chocolate chip cookies but I didn't have any baking soda/powder (whichever it is you put in them! ;x) and i read online you could use pancake mix to substitute(NOPE). so I scooped the cookies onto my baking sheet and instead of baking they liquified! Oh thank god for foil or that would've been hell to clean up.
 
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