Job #2 in a month!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Tigger57, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    Yeah, you read that right. I was offered and accepted a new job today (and gave notice to the one I have). I will start out making $2 more per hour than I am making now. In 13 weeks I will increase that to 25cents more per hour with a salary review in six months. This is through an agency and I will be working for the agency for the 13 weeks, hence the difference in pay after the 13 weeks.

    After 90 days I will have medical insurance, dental, 401K and flexible spending. Oh, the job is working for an accounting firm.

    I feel like I’ve been run through the mill. I’m physically hurting from the weather and emotional stuff that I’ve been going through. I am learning, however, that I really am tougher than I ever thought, and it feels good when I take the time to realize it.

    I may jump on and off the board at times, but bear with me, by the time I get home, I’m practically ready for bed. It’s going to take time for me to get through the holidays (arrrggghhh) and on with this new job. If you e-mail me, or don’t see me posting to a list, it is not because I’m not thinking of you… it is because I’m either tired, busy, or hurting… or perhaps all of the above.

    I want to thank everyone for all of your good thoughts and well wishes during what have been truly hard times for me. You have no idea what it means to me… you really don’t. If it wasn’t for all of you… and a couple of fuzzy critters here… I’m not sure I would have made it at all. Granted, there are days I’m not sure I’m making it now, but I am.

    My other problem right now is the darn swelling in my feet, ankles and legs… I see the rheumatologist tomorrow after work, so he will get to see it at it’s worst. I don’t want to think about what he will say, but he really needs to see it. I’ll let you know what he says.


  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    Congrats on the new job Tigger.. I know it's hard to work when ya feel like dirt.. but you hang tough.. you can do this and you are tougher than you think! Hope the rhumie has some answers for you..
  3. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    Hoping this is a great move for you.Linda
  4. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    Yes, I was a bit concerned as I didn't see where you had posted lately. I knew from reading your priors that you were having it SO rough!

    Yes, I am like you....just can't check in as often as I would like...but so appreciate all of you here!!

    I pray that this job is better for you and that you aren't under such stress.

    Hope all goes well at doc tomorrow!

    BIG SOFT HUG.....MamaR
  5. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    Thank you so much for caring. You opened up the floodgates though... and I guess it's a good thing. I didn't realize how much I was holding inside. I guess it's a good thing to get it out in order to move forward.

    I am so overwhelmed. I seems, a lot of the time, that my own family either doesn't care, or just doesn't get it.

    It is very scary being alone and trying to deal with this disease and at the same time, knowing you have to do whatever it takes to survive. I mean the "survive" part literally. I have been so worried that I was going to lose my house, then my dog had to have a tumor removed (luckily it wasn't cancerous), but it sure was another expensive.

    I've been using the money that I was suppose to fix my car from the car accident to pay bills. My 2004 car, looks like it has been through the mill as much as I have. I don't know if or when it will get fixed. My brother was suppose to take care of that, but as usual, he does not live up to his word. Sometimes I truly feel that you guys are my only family.

    There are days that I wonder how I can move on, and then there are days that I wonder how I managed to make it as far as I have. Actually, I know how I have managed... with all your your help.

    Sorry for writing a book, but when I started to cry (uncontrollably) a lot of stuff came into my brain. Thanking you being the most important.
    Great big hugs,
  6. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    i hope you find this one much more friendly and accomodating to your needs...

  7. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    I am so sorry to make you sad! I just was so concerned about you. I would look at your profile pic and ask God to help you. I guess He knew you needed the help...huh?

    I could write a book on financial difficulties! Maybe that is why I felt your pain!

    I know that it hurts when you haven't any real support. I have grown kids that seem to care less! I am so glad that we have this support is like family.

    I hope that this job works out for you and you can get back on your feet financially. I know it seems so bad now...but it will get better.

    Anyway, I want you to know that I can relate in some ways. I am up to my neck in debt. I had to quit work two years ago... and it has set us back terribly! Then, my recent medical tests...the bills started arriving!! It is unbelievable. And we have insurance that helps some. I don't know what we would have done without it.

    I have all kind of health issues...but just will not continue going to these specialist until I can get some of this off my back!!

    We will keep supporting each other. I will check back as much as possible. I pray that the rest of the week goes well. Try to rest!

    I forgot to mention...sometimes it really helps me to have a good cry! I guess it elps get rid of some of the frustration!!

    A GREAT BIG HUG....Mama
    [This Message was Edited on 11/30/2005]
  8. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    you got out of that other place! I hope this one goes much better and you have a much better supervisor. I think it's good you went with an agency, if for any reason you "don't" like this job they can find you another fast. Good luck and hang in there. It IS a tough time of year under the best of circumstances. Take care of yourself! Bambi
  9. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Congratulations on the new job! I know you are so relieved to get out of that other job. Being at a job that you hate just makes your entire life miserable.

    I've been praying for you--that everything would work out for the best.

    I hope your doc can help you with your edema problems. I have the exact same problems! It's hard to find a pair of shoes to go on my feet when they are so swollen!

    Take care,
  10. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    So glad you have another job lined up. The one you're at now is a killer and they weren't even honest about what your job would be.

    Hooray. You'll get through the holidays and we will be thinking of when you can.

  11. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    i was so sorry to read your other job wasnt working out for you.

    i really hope this one is great for you, we will all have our fingers crossed for you.
  12. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    people want you. I'm glad you're able to leave that miserable place and I hope your new job is a better one.

    Take care and rest whenever you can which I know wont be easy.

    I hope rheumy is able to help with your feet etc.

  13. Kimelia

    Kimelia New Member

    Good luck hun. I will keep you in my prayers :)
  14. renae1979

    renae1979 New Member

    Congrats on the new job!!! What will you be doing with the accounting firm??

    I am a probate and tax paralegal in a law firm but I work alot with various accounting firms since I do a lot of accounting type work myself. I think that most of them would be pretty good places to work, but I work for lawyers, so I might be crazy!!

    Anyway - Congrats!! Placement agencies can be very helpful and I'm glad that you found one that placed you very quickly!
  15. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    I was driving to work and started to fall a sleep at the wheel and went into the next lane of traffic.

    I'm going to the rheumy now. Wish me luck.

  16. Musica

    Musica New Member

    I hope this job ends up being perfect for you! It sounds like it has a lot of positives already. I hope as you get into the job longer that you will not hurt as much. In the meantime, hugs and to help you through each day!

    Good luck with the rheumy, let us know what comes of it.
  17. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    my hubby was tired once at the wheel. i went in to the servicestation and fetched him the rac drink. it was like plugging him in to the mains, maybe it would be handy to have one of them b4 you leave work?

    or what about redbull?
  18. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    He's changed some of my meds and taken me off some of them.

    A lot of them that I take cause sleepyness. So, we are going to see what happens.

    Will write more later... on my way to work now and feel awake.
  19. FibroJo

    FibroJo New Member

    I am sure you have mixed emotions right now. Looking forward to the new job, but scared of the new job at the same time. Not knowing exactly what to expect and hoping it will be MUCH better than the last one. Just remember you must really have alot going for you as you got HIRED TWICE IN ONE MONTH. Some people go ages looking for jobs. Keep your chin up, Thank God for what you DO have and for the new job and all will go well. Please keep all of us posted.

    Your fibro sister and friend......Joanne
  20. FibroJo

    FibroJo New Member

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