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Let me vent here, it's friendlier than in GD (my opinion).............

okay, I've not been employed for 21 months & haven't worked in 52 months. Discrepancy is that I was injured on the job (broken hip) had numerous surgeries and my employer paid my full salary for 31 months. Even during the time I was off the job I looked for work, and had a few interviews.

Now (21 months ago) after last surgery, and a settlement with my employer, I have been avidly seeking work have probably sent out/applied for over 200 jobs. Out of that I have had 3 phone interviews and 2 physical interviews.

Yesterday's interview was the last straw. It was with a board of 5 people from the organization & get this 2 other applicants were being interviewed at the same time as me with this board. One applicant was running late and we waited 15 minutes for her to appear.

It was a 40 minute interview, I answered succinctly, highlighting my experience and abilities. The phone interview I had for this position was 90 minutes.

This morning I get an email that I wasn't chosen as one of 3 finalists, it further stated that I should be honored that I was chosen for the interview. I'm fucking pissed. One of my fellow interviewees is a full time student, don't know how she is going to work full time also, I know the master's program she's in. The other applicant had no paid or volunteer experience for this job. So if they interviewed 9 people and chose 3 (one from each group) which one of my 3 was chosen? Oh I know, it had to be the one with no experience who knew one of the interviewers (she stated so during the interview).

The position was for a community organizer, which I have 10 years of experience in. WTF is a person supposed to do? I've looked out of state and within. This position was within my community.

I am just so pissed and getting more depressed as the days go by.

for the 1st time one of my posts was found on DU's home page.....see below

I think this is a good post for my 1,000th.........visited my Dad at the cemetery......

today. He was a 14 year veteran of the Marine Corps. He is buried at the National Cemetery about 15 miles from my home.

I was approaching my car when 2 maintenance men parked their cushman cart behind my van. I walked up to them to ask a couple of questions. There had been a recent article in the newspaper about the maintenance men at the cemetery, and the fact that they were all veterans. When quoted many of these men had said that it was an honor to serve their deceased brothers and sisters. I thanked these men for the work they did. We talked about a few other things and then as I walked to the front of the car, one of them (the Marine Corps vet) touched my arm and said "we like your van". I looked at him, a little confused, he then said "your stickers". I smiled, he liked my Obama Biden 2012 sticker and my Trust Women, protect choice sticker. The vet said "we love the President, not like others we work with." The other man (Air Force vet) said "What they're trying to do to my wife and daughters is insane."

We also agreed that if you want to meet a pacifist talk to a veteran, if you want to meet a war mongerer talk to someone who has never served.

Semper Fi!!

I think this is a good post for my 1,000th.........visited my Dad at the cemetery......

today. He was a 14 year veteran of the Marine Corps. He is buried at the National Cemetery about 15 miles from my home.

I was approaching my car when 2 maintenance men parked their cushman cart behind my van. I walked up to them to ask a couple of questions. There had been a recent article in the newspaper about the maintenance men at the cemetery, and the fact that they were all veterans. When quoted many of these men had said that it was an honor to serve their deceased brothers and sisters. I thanked these men for the work they did. We talked about a few other things and then as I walked to the front of the car, one of them (the Marine Corps vet) touched my arm and said "we like your van". I looked at him, a little confused, he then said "your stickers". I smiled, he liked my Obama Biden 2012 sticker and my Trust Women, protect choice sticker. The vet said "we love the President, not like others we work with." The other man (Air Force vet) said "What they're trying to do to my wife and daughters is insane."

We also agreed that if you want to meet a pacifist talk to a veteran, if you want to meet a war mongerer talk to someone who has never served.

Semper Fi!!

From factcheck.com........Michelle Bachmann lies..........

Oh my God I can't believe it. Bachmann tries to raise money by lying about who and why her district was redistricted. She says liberal judges did it to punish her for standing up to the President. Onlly 2 of the judges were Democrats (doesn't necessarily make them liberals) and her district is even more repug than it was before.

See entire story at following link:

http://news.yahoo.com/bachmann-fundraising-whopper-202734700.html

csziggy gave me the idea for this poll her knee replacement is scheduled for Tuesday

Have you ever had any joint replacements or repair?

Just want to vent about Mother's Day

My 82 year old mother lives with me & tomorrow we're taking a ride about an hour north, to a town she likes, where the ice cream is cheap and the market sells great soup bones. Now that I'm not venting about, I recommended the drive.

What I'm venting about, (and it started today) people wishing any female they meet a Happy Mother's Day. Now I have no children, but I'm a hell of aunt to my 8 nieces & nephews. But there is assumption by people that if you're female, then you must be a mother.

In the past I have been out & about on Mother's Day, and swear to God, I was tired of hearing the wishes of people, assuming I was a mother. I hate it. I used to find it hurtful, as I knew I would never have children (lots of reproductive issues).

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.

I'm going to be getting 2 tickets to Antiques Roadshow..........

I've got 4 paintings by an artist that I want an appraisal on. I bought them all for about $400, I know that one of the artist's paintings similar to one I have, is about $900. I'm so excited.

Michele Bachmann is now a citizen of Switzerland, WTF

There's got to be something in the Constitution, that in order to hold office you can't have allegiance to any other country.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been granted citizenship in Switzerland.

Bachmann's spokeswoman Becky Rogness says the congresswoman has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married her husband of Swiss descent in 1978. Rogness tells Minnesota Public Radio ( bit.ly/LaEhNk) that some of the couple's children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual citizenship, so they went through the process as a family.

Bachmann calls it a "non-story." In a statement, she says she automatically became a dual citizen of the U.S. and Switzerland in 1978 when she married her husband, Marcus, and that her family just recently updated its documents. She adds that she is "proud to be an American."

Bachmann represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District and plans to seek re-election following her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.



Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, www.mpr.org

When did buying a scale become so damn difficult??

My 82 year old mother wants a scale. I have a doctor's scale in my walk in closet, but as she wants to weigh herself first thing in the morning (read 5:30 a.m.) she will not enter my room, lest she wake me.

So we go to Kmart on Saturday and we buy a scale, we bring it home, cannot get it programmed to weigh in pounds, only KGs, so I return it today. Kmart has a weight watchers scale on sale, I bring it home, see the caution sign on the scale and in the directions, it reads "should not be used by people with electrical implants, such as pacemakers." Mom has an implanted defibrillator and pacemaker. I said we should call her doctor and see what he says. She said no, his help will probably say it's ok.

So tomorrow, it's back to Kmart. I'm thinking, waking up at 5:30 might not be so bad after all.
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