Saturday, August 6, 2011


Another jobs report was released.  It is supposed to be really good news.  170K jobs this month.  It is kind of amusing when the unemployment claim number was 400K.  I don't see how that is good news.  Especially when people like me don't fall into the unemployment number. 

The credit rating for the country has been downgraded.  Thanks to an incompetent federal government.  There are very few people in Washington that seem to understand what is going on in the country.  Maybe some of them should read my blog about the day to day life of someone struggling to survive.  Really and truly survive.  My battle to keep a roof over my head is already lost.  How much more do I have to lose before they realize that they need to get serious about doing the things that are necessary to get our country back on the right track? 

I have been reading many different accounts of what happened to today.  Most of the right leaning outlets are blaming Obama.  Most of the left leaning are blaming the tea party and Bush.  Well that is very helpful isn't it?  At this point does it matter whose fault it is?  Can't we just fix the problem?  The powers that be have decided that Congress did not do enough to deal with the debt long term.  That is really the bottom line.  Fix the spending and debt issues.  Worry about whose fault it is later. 

I wonder if the people in DC even realize that people like me exist?  People who have jobs but are homeless.  It seems like I am not the only one blogging about this experience.  At least two others are as well.  Maybe I should send my link to every member of congress and see what type of response I get.  Not that I think they personally read email from the masses, but I suppose someone in the office is forced to read them all. 

I saw a poll today too that said that 80% think the country is going in the wrong direction.  Gee, you think?  I am sure businesses like McDonalds and Walmart are going to do very well moving forward over the next few months. 

I don't think I will be making much at my job.  People are going to be too nervous to spend money.  It looks like a double dip recession is going to happen.  I am mean it really already is, but just not on paper in the technical terms. 

But, the good news is that Oprah still thinks Obama is the man.  I read that today too. 

Sorry, I read as many free newspapers that I can get my hands on.  Since I can't really afford to buy them I pick up stuff on my rounds during the day.  I did see the title to one article in the Washington Post today that says:

If Sharp Losses continue, effort to dig out of debt may be impaired.  Boy what wonderful insight that Micheal Fletcher has.  I didn't read the article, but the headline sure made me laugh. 

I can't sleep tonight.  The weather is fine for sleeping, but I guess all this financial stuff has me a little upset and worried. 

The company that told me that they would bring me back for a second interview called today while I was working.   They have decided to put off hiring for right now.  They will let me know when they are ready to reschedule the interviews.  Who knows if that is true, but either way, I am not getting the job.  I thought interview went very well too.  I think that is why I can't sleep. 

Have a good day. 


  1. Your courage and discipline is the best thing you have going for you--so don't pollute your head with negative thoughts. You have displayed unbelievable mental toughness--keep it up!!

    Personally, I would call that HR person back, thank them for the interview (etc) and tell them you're looking forward to hearing from them. Can't hurt, right?

  2. Thank you Anon. I did call them once I got the message thanking her for her time and that I would be still be interested once they decide to start hiring again. I am not sure if that will help. I am a little inexperienced when it comes to job hunting. I have really only had two jobs since college. But I do send thank you cards and the like. I am not sure that they are still in vogue or not, but like you said it can't hurt.