Thursday, September 21, 2006

Boo hisssss.

Putting off those thoughts of good control for a couple of days. I need some time to sort of be in a funk so that I can move on faster. I predict some excess snacking, maybe a drink or two...

I lost my job on Monday.

Now, granted, it wasn't really getting fired. I hadn't done anything wrong. It was just one of those things that "wasn't working out" for the company. They knew I was working hard, and they liked me. I guess I'm just not a person who's good at working with quotas. Or at least not in that particular situation. I busted my butt, and I came close to what they wanted, but not close enough. I was thanked for my hard work, offered a recommendation whenever I needed one...

However, enter the instant stress, a lot of sobering thoughts...Had I been at work long enough that I could get COBRA coverage? Would unemployment be enough to pay for the outrageous COBRA fees as well as my rent and my student loans? Would I still be able to order my 3-month insulin supply this week?

What was I to do? It may not have been the greatest job in the world, but my co-workers were both kind and supportive, and my work wasn't the most boring I had ever attempted.

I have a paycheck coming this week, which will take out a double premium on my insurance. I'll have regular coverage until the 15th of October. I'll get another week of pay as well (a balance of vacation days and a couple of non-vacation days this week, not sure why that is...).

Never, ever in a million years did I think that losing my job less than 2 weeks before my wedding was a possibility. So it's back to the online job boards, and this could be good news for all of you out there on the OC, because I'll have more time during the day to update.

However, since I slept until noon today like a good disappointed unemployed girl, I am awake at this hour on a weeknight. I think for now, it's back to bed. Even if I can't sleep because my mind is heavy with...well...everything, there's at least a warm, snuggly husband-to-be who will appreciate my presence.


  1. I am so sorry, that really sucks. Can you hold off until after the wedding? I would hate for this to put a damper on such a great event!

    Take it easy and good luck.

  2. Anonymous5:09 AM

    Boo, hiss is right! For shame!

    I got diabetes before I got married. Maybe it's the universe's little joke.... it gives a girl an awesome life partner, and takes away the little necessities like health and a job.

    Really though, I'm sorry you lost your job. I hope you find a new, better, fancier one right after your honeymoon!!

    And CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage. Many times over. It'll only happen once, so make sure the little things don't cloud your moment. I hope you'll let us all know how the big day unfolds, and I wish you and your spouse-to-be all the love, happiness, and good fortune you can stand!

  3. I too am very sorry about the job loss. Not only is it loss of a paycheck for a diabetic but sometimes also insurance and routine.
    I agree with the others and say wait until after the wedding to search for something new.
    I am excited to hear more updates though as you have a little free time!

  4. Ah suckage.

    Be confident that life has a way of always working out. It's not always in the time and fashion we would like, but it does always work out somehow.

    Anything we can do, let us know.

  5. Anonymous1:48 PM

    gosh, really puts my crappy problems into their place. hope things get good for you!

    vic x

  6. Anonymous9:32 PM

    That is rough! I'll be thinking about you and hoping that things work out. It is amazing how sometimes the health coverage is the first thing that comes to mind, not the paycheck! Take care of yourself and keep us all in the loop as to what is going on!


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