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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:20 PM
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Thats right. I got hired. I got a job.
And yeah, I am going to gloat.
Its part time sure but it will fill up our bellies with food.
I have to be up at 0300 to be at work at 0330.
I have to move 2400 lb. pallets of paper onto a truck and then deliver them.
So?
I can do that. I will do that.
Its good money.
Bills? Well, they are going to get paid!
That pesky mortgage? Paid!
Heck, if I work it right, I might even get a new pair of glasses.

Did I mention I have a job?

I should also mention I just got home from the first day.
My legs are tired, my eyes have boogers floating across the cornea's and my arms are about two inches longer than they were yesterday.
But I have a job.
I am needed.
Yay for me.

I hope, if you are looking for a job, you find one too.
Don't give up.

For a bit of irony...two weeks ago, we jumped through all of the hoops and applied for TANF (welfare). Yesterday was my first day of attending 'workshops' on how to find a job.
Before I left for that humiliating session, I called about a job I saw on craigslist. Interviewed on the phone, offered the job in the afternoon, started this morning.
TANF immediately issued me checks for boots, work clothes and gas money.
Got to love the support.
Damn Socialist safety net.

Im so fucking happy and tired, I could cry.
Thats all I wanted to say.
Going to bed.
Because I have a job.
Going to sleep well tonight for all of the right reasons.
See ya kids.
Oh, is this a great Country or what?
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:22 PM
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1. Congratulations!
:thumbsup:
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 12:27 PM
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132. Kind of Happy, Kind of Sad, are you?
It sounds like it. I'm glad you found a job, and I hope you can find one doing what you want.

I never understood why people think manual labor jobs are worth so much less, as they take so much more out of you than mental work. But then, I've always been a bit Socialist, which doesn't bother me, as I've never let any brainwashing media, or anyone else for that matter, tell me what system I should believe in.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:23 PM
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2. Congratulations!
:toast:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:23 PM
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3. Congratulations! Sleep well!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:24 PM
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4. hugs!
Be careful with your tendons and joints. You could really hurt yourself and get tendonitis. Be careful with your back. Wear the harness. Start taking the bone and joint supplements like Glucosamine. It really works to strengthen your tendons and bones.

sleep well. You earned it.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 10:52 AM
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125. Ditto. Good advice.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:24 PM
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5. Congratulations!
:woohoo:
Great news!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:25 PM
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6. sweet dreams!
so happy for you
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:25 PM
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7. Congratulations!!!
Your employer is very lucky to have you!!!
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:25 PM
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8. Glad for you :toast:
:toast:
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:26 PM
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9. That's wonderful news!
:toast:
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alstephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:26 PM
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10. Wonderful news!
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:26 PM
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11. Congrats! I have some good news too.
We are all back on full salary after going 1/2 salary for about a year to save the company from going out of business. It seems to have worked.
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Lebam in LA Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:01 PM
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31. Great News
I am really happy for you and your co-workers. Imagine if more workers were like you and held together for the good of the rest.

Congratulations
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:16 PM
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40. Thanks. Things are looking better for us and some others but I know its tough out there...
for the millions of long term unemployed. I hope job situation improves even more.
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:20 PM
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136. Good news! n/t
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 04:07 PM
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144. Woo hoo! Congratulations
and a :fistbump: to you!


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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:27 PM
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12. That's wonderful! Congratulations! nt
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:27 PM
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13. Congratulations!
Good luck on your new job! :bounce:

Mz Pip
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:28 PM
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14. Shades of "The Jungle"
So his hands relaxed and he merely said quietly: "It is done, and there is no use in weeping, Teta Elzbieta." Then his look turned toward Ona, who stood close to his side, and he saw the wide look of terror in her eyes. "Little one," he said, in a low voice, "do not worry--it will not matter to us. We will pay them all somehow. I will work harder." That was always what Jurgis said. Ona had grown used to it as the solution of all difficulties--"I will work harder!" He had said that in Lithuania when one official had taken his passport from him, and another had arrested him for being without it, and the two had divided a third of his belongings. He had said it again in New York, when the smooth-spoken agent had taken them in hand and made them pay such high prices, and almost prevented their leaving his place, in spite of their paying. Now he said it a third time, and Ona drew a deep breath; it was so wonderful to have a husband, just like a grown woman--and a husband who could solve all problems, and who was so big and strong!




I'm sad that you are so happy.

:cry:
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:21 PM
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137. That excerpt is really touching...
And kind of reflects on how I feel.
Thanks for sharing that.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 03:00 PM
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141. I read it when I was in my teens and I have never forgotten it.
It helped me to determine my advocacy of and for
the working class.

I hope that all works out for you and your family.


You are a hero, but you shouldn't have to be.

:hugs:
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:28 PM
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15. we've been there -- congrats -- and pace yourself!
Try to tuck a few bucks away so by the third paycheck you can treat yourself and family to a meal or a movie. We hadn't done either in over 18 months, and while it wasn't an expensive restaurant, it sure tasted wonderful!

So glad for you!
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:29 PM
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16. Hey fellow Oregonian, congrats!
And best wishes from a DU fan East of the Cascades. You're awesome!

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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:30 PM
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17. Well done!
And be careful out there!
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:31 PM
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18. Very very happy for you
congrats
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:33 PM
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19. Congrats! I know the feeling! Sleep well, tonight! nt
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:33 PM
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20. Congrats. Though...Id rather traffic drugs
Or steal from rich people than do what you describe. Fuck it. The social contract has long been broken. Best of luck to you though.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:35 PM
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21. Yay!
:applause:

Good for you and congratulations!
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nenagh Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:35 PM
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22. Well Done
Best of luck and maybe someone here can give a little info on the proper way to lift stuff, to make it easiest..
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rwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:35 PM
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23. What a wonderful High
and a relief that must be for you. Congratulations!
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:36 PM
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24. Congratulations and God bless!
:toast:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:38 PM
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25. Excellent news!!! K&R!
Here's to you and your new job! Congratulations! :toast: :woohoo: :fistbump:
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:39 PM
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26. I felt the same way when my jobs started last week.
I managed to get two long-term subbing jobs put together into one job (I start at one school and then drive to the other--very different schools, so it's a bit weird), and I'm still on cloud nine about it. Paying the bills is good!
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:41 PM
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27. Congrats and thanks, I needed that.
Feeling kinda low approaching ONE YEAR of unemployment.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:42 PM
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28. Congratulations, and a super post! Off to the Greatest.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:43 PM
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29. Congratulations!
I am so happy for you and your family.

Here's to the job, and here's to many, many more jobs for everyone who needs one!

:toast:
:hug:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:00 PM
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30. CONGRATULATIONS! Best news ever.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:01 PM
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32. Energy sent your way.
Way to make it happen!
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Lebam in LA Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:01 PM
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33. Congratulations!!!!
Great News
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:01 PM
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34. Happy to hear you have a job
That welfare thing can be a lifesaver, but boy it sure hurts to get to that point.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:05 PM
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35. Mazel Tov! Maybe some of your good luck will rub off on me (looking for a job; laid off a month ago)
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:06 PM
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36. Excellent!
You've done well.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:09 PM
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37. EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations!!!
So glad to hear it. We all can celebrate your good news - and we should!

:party: :patriot: :fistbump: :woohoo: :you rock: :toast:
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:10 PM
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38. Excellent news! Congratulations!
:party:

I just love seeing good news! How relieved you must be!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:11 PM
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39. "Going to sleep well tonight for all of the right reasons."
Amen.

:toast:
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:20 PM
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41. Good to hear!
I hope things are ever so slowly getting better (fingers crossed).
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:23 PM
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42. Congratulations!
Edited on Tue Feb-09-10 06:26 PM by Dulcinea
Wonderful news! Gives me hope...I've been out of work for almost a year.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:25 PM
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43. I have a dream--that one day everybody who's willing to do an honest day's work
can get full-time employment with benefits and a living wage in the richest country in the world.

Is that too much to hope for?

It shouldn't be.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:27 PM
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44. Congratulations!
Very happy to hear this.

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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:36 PM
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45. I am so happy for you.
Amazing what a high you can get knowing someone wants to hire you.

I hope it all works out and the job lasts as long as you need it to.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:41 PM
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46. Congratulations!
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:43 PM
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47. WTG!
But I have a job.
I am needed.

This is what resonates for me.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:43 PM
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48. Some have it so good they don't realize what life can be like.
Edited on Tue Feb-09-10 06:44 PM by Gregorian
I'm one of those people. You woke something up in me. I've taken things for granted for so long I can't remember. There is an excitement that is lost when one has no worries.

You know, there is nothing more important than the little things in life. Like surviving. And paying bills. The rest is just icing.

Best of luck with your new job.


Edit- And bless those who gave me hearts. It warms me up.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:51 PM
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49. Happy Days are Here Again!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :party: :party: :party: :beer: :beer: :beer: :hi:
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:53 PM
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50. Mazel tov! I'm happy for you! :-) n/t
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:54 PM
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51. DUDE!!
Congrats, I thank the powers that may be that I have a job...
Now if the wife can get something, she's been out over a year, but I'm grateful for mine, we almost lost our house, we did get our car repossessed, but I managed to get it back (1800 bucks!)

My kids are healthy and happy soooo.
Hang in there, and DO treat yourself to a night out, even if its just a movie, you deserve it!

I'm really glad to hear it.

Dave
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arthritisR_US Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:55 PM
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52. Congratulations!! This absolutely warms my heart :-)
:toast:
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Thegonagle Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:56 PM
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53. Congrats--it's such a relief to find steady work.
Glad you found one where the money is decent enough, too. You can relax at home a lot more easily when you know where your next mortgage payment is coming from.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 06:57 PM
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54. Great to read. You're quite a writer incidentally. But I always preferred physical work.
Except gardening, which barely qualifies, anyway. You feel tired, but what a sense of well-being.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:14 PM
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55. Hurray! So happy for you.
Now let's get me one, too!
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:24 PM
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56. Congratulations!
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undergroundnomore Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:29 PM
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57. I'm so happy for you
I'm glad you found a job. I hope things only get better for you.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:30 PM
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58. good for you
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:36 PM
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59. congrats, that's wonderful!!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:45 PM
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60. Let's hope your good luck is contagious. And yeah, yay for socialist work boots.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:57 PM
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61. K&R Congratulations!
:toast: :thumbsup: :hi:
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 07:58 PM
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62. The exhausted excitement in your post was worth the full read

Congrats and sleep well!
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:01 PM
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63. Congratulations!
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:09 PM
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64. YAYZ good for you!!!!
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:17 PM
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65. That is terrific! Congratulations. n/t
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:27 PM
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66. Here's to Safety Nets
May we create a few more for those out there who need them.



:toast:








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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:28 PM
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67. Your "jobless recovery" is at an end.
Congratulations.
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NikolaC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:29 PM
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68. Congratulations!
:toast:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:40 PM
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69. Congratulations!
Edited on Tue Feb-09-10 08:40 PM by Spazito
I love how you expressed yourself in your OP, it was genuinely heartwarming!
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sweetroxie Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:41 PM
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70. Good for you!
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:47 PM
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71. Proud to be the 100th REC!
I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:47 PM
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72. Yahoooo!! Congrats!
:toast: :beer: :hi: :pals: :fistbump: :headbang: :yourock: :applause: :patriot:
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 08:50 PM
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73. Awesome! I hope you have a decent quitting time if you have to be there at 3:30. :)
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 09:04 PM
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74. So glad for you! Congratulations! You have the right attitude!
You, with your attitude are the REAL American!

This is a new job. . .and if you keep that great attitude of yours. . .you'll go far!
You may be starting part-time, it may be a difficult schedule. . .but I'm sure it is only the beginning!

Good luck!
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rury Donating Member (629 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 09:06 PM
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75. Congratulations
But I'm holding off on the "great country" part until millions of unemployed and underemployed people are as happy as you are for the same reason.
Peace!
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 09:10 PM
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76. Joyous day :)
Very happy and proud.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 09:14 PM
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77. The great news is not that you have a job, but that you can PAY YOUR BILLS with it!
And THAT is reason to :beer:

Congrats!
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 09:55 PM
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78. Congratulations!
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SlingBlade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:00 PM
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79. Cool. Go ahead dude, Gloat, You deserve it !
K & R
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Autonomy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:01 PM
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80. I got one of those "jobs" in December...
I was stacking boxes of paint onto pallets and putting the pallets on trucks. It was a lot of heavy lifting, and my arthritis did not like me very much, but I'd been out of work for almost a year, and I really wanted a job. It was not the job I'd envisioned when I got my master's degree, but at least it was work. I might be able to pay my tens of thousands of dollars in student loans, and have money for car insurance.

That was before I found out they were going to cut my Medicaid benefits because I made over $904 GROSS per MONTH. Did I mention the job was through a temp service, and somehow they get around having to pay benefits for full-time work? For $9/hour, no benefits, and work that was tearing up my body, I was still willing, UNTIL I found out that I would lose my medical. I have to get very expense treatments for the arthritis, so it was a no-brainer. I had to quit the job, lose my car insurance, and stop paying my bills.

Some system we have, huh?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:01 PM
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81. Congrats to you!
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gleaner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:07 PM
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82. Here's to you!
Great news. You did it. You got a job in one of the hardest job markets I have ever seen. That is something to call out about. ;)
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:07 PM
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83. Congratulations.
I know it can get very scary not having work. This time last year both my wife and I were unemployed, and had been for over two months, and it was beginning to get desperate.

Then I got a temporary full time job which lasted until I got my present two part time jobs, and, now within the last month, my wife has two part time jobs too.

Things are still a bit dicey. Neither one of us can get health insurance, but right now at least we both appear to be healthy. If there were reasonably priced health insurance as we would hope would be available through a public option we could, and would afford that, well, we're at risk.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:09 PM
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84. (((here_is_to_hope))) atta go - so happy for you
I'm looking for job now, wish me luck, very glad for you.
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uberblonde Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:30 PM
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85. I'm so happy for you.
And I hope it's contagious! 18 months and counting....
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:32 PM
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86. Job hunting can be so difficult
under the best of circumstances. I'm always reminded of what the Red Queen says in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass:
"It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"

Congratulations, and here's hoping your employer is smart enough to realize what a great find you are.
:toast:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 10:59 PM
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87. Very happy for you.
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DesertDiamond Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 11:33 PM
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88. I am SO happy for you!!!! You made ME cry too! :-)
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 11:34 PM
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89. Wonderful. And you've given me hope, as well.
I'm back in the job market AGAIN, but at least this time around, there are openings I qualify for and I'm actually getting interview.

Thank you for that good, good feeling of hope. :hug:
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 11:38 PM
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90. Great!
I have an interview tomorrow - for an agency, but they have some good jobs posted.
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 12:00 AM
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91. Congratulations!
:toast:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 12:01 AM
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92. I don't know you personally, but it doesn't matter
I'm thrilled that you have a job. It sounds like a less desirable job but hell, it's a job and the powers that be like to say they have to outsource because Americans don't want certain jobs and that is just bullshit. We want to work.
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elias7 Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 12:40 AM
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93. Well done!
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 01:07 AM
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94. hey..
any paycheck is better than no paycheck

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 01:48 AM
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95. Congrats!
This calls for a :toast:
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Left Coast2020 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:14 AM
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96. Will someone please buy this man a drink???
You deserve it!!
:toast: :toast: :toast:
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:18 AM
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97. What an awesome post! Yay for you!!!!

:bounce:

:hug:

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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:39 AM
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98. Congrats and sleep well.
And yes, this country is great!
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gimama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 03:00 AM
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99. YEA!!! YEA! for YOU!
Happy news..
They'll soon realize THEY are the lucky ones..they have YOU!
hey-HEY!
:woohoo:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 04:54 AM
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100. Congratulations!
It's almost 5am here and I haven't slept for days wondering how to get through without steady income. Your post gives me hope I desperately need.

:hug:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 05:11 AM
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101. Good for you! Stay healthy.
:yourock: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 05:32 AM
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102. Congratulations !!!! ...n/t
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Doug.Goodall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 05:47 AM
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103. Congratulations
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 05:51 AM
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104. your post made me feel so happy for you! Congratulations, and get those glasses!
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jeanpalmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 06:22 AM
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105. Congratulations
What a welcome turn of events. Hopefully, everyone in need of a job will have a similar experience.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 07:01 AM
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106. Yea for you!!!
Congratulations - may your luck continue.
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DisgustedInMN Donating Member (956 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 07:09 AM
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107. Good for you!
It always lifts me a little to hear that one of us has gotten back to work. Hope that one day soon I'll be able to post a thread like yours. But, in the mean time, your good news is an upper.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 07:12 AM
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108. Yay you!
:bounce:

:D

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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 07:18 AM
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109. Congrats, Buddy! nt
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 08:06 AM
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110. Awesome news.
Congratulations!

:toast:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 08:20 AM
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111. major kick
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:03 AM
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112. I've felt exactly as you do. Congratulations on having these worries out of your way.
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:04 AM
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113. that is great!
I am so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your good news. :D
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RedRoses323 Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:23 AM
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114. Good for you!!!
Blessings...... O8) :bounce: :headbang:
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:25 AM
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115. Congratulations!
Way to hang in there...
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:37 AM
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116. That's terrific. :-)
:woohoo: :hi:
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:43 AM
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117. One more DUer announcing that they've found a job!
:bounce: :toast:
I'm hoping that this is a trend. I started my new job a week ago. (They're closed today for snow).
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:55 AM
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118. I am so happy for you.
Congratulations. :toast:
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:58 AM
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119. Very happy for you.
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trocar Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 10:18 AM
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120. Yeah you ! ! ! ! nt
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 10:27 AM
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121. Best of luck to you! :hug: nt
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 10:50 AM
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122. Cheers to you, and sadness for the fact
that a capable person has to go through all that just to make a living.

What a little job security for all (and how about Universal Healthcare while we are at it) would to make us truly free....

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 10:51 AM
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123. Yeah!
:applause:
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 10:51 AM
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124. congratulations
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 11:02 AM
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126. Congratulations!!!!
I'm very happy for you. It must be terrible to have to worry about paying bills and put food on the table at the same time without a job.

Best luck to you!!!!

:hug:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 11:03 AM
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127. Good for you!
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 11:27 AM
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128. What a wonderful post! Hooray for you!
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 11:29 AM
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129. Sleep well, dear here_is_to_hope.
k&r
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 11:38 AM
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130. I love your attitude!!
Edited on Wed Feb-10-10 11:39 AM by CoffeeCat
I know you will do a great job and be an asset to that company
and a welcome ray of sunshine to your coworkers.

You totally rock!!!

:) :applause: :) :applause: :hug: :applause: :hug: :)
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Still Blue in PDX Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 12:26 PM
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131. Congratulations!
I come from a long line of men who have done the "grunt work," and there's nothing to be ashamed of. Huzzah, employment! Huzzah, steady income! Huzzah, Here_is_to-Hope! You are obviously awesome to be offered a job on the basis of a phone interview.

:toast:
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OllieLotte Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 01:03 PM
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133. Best news I've heard all day. Very happy for you.
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 01:51 PM
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134. Congrats!!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:19 PM
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135. Hi every one!
Second day is done, had a blast. Not as tired as yesterday but every bit as happy.
I received a company cell phone, keys and assorted handbooks, a pat on the back and a heart 'welcome aboard' so I am in!

I am grateful to every one who posted on this thread, I have never had a post that went to the Greatest Page as I listen more than speak usually...lolz.

To those who are looking for employment, don't get discouraged, I almost let it get to me when my wife was laid off last month, I mean I was down in the dumps.
But this side of the dirt is better than the other side looking up, I found hope where I could and just kept exploring options.

We will get by!



Thanks again every one, nap time...

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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:22 PM
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138. wonderful
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:41 PM
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139. Your post is a wonderful poem. Send it to your local newspaper, then print it out and save it
to read in the future. It's wonderful!
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 02:47 PM
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140. Congrats on getting a job! Here's a good place to get glasses-
if the job doesn't have that kind of benefit, so you can spend more of your hard-earned money on other things.
My big brother is one helluva cheapskate, but finds hecka good deals because of it... :)
http://madprofessor.net/2007/08/cheap-prescription-glas...
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Earl Grey Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 03:06 PM
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142. Congratulations!!
I know its nice to finally have something to pay the bills with.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 03:22 PM
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143. Good on you.
:fistbump:
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 05:21 PM
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145. Great Post.
I'm glad I decided to click on it. Sometimes I ignore the greater posts on the Greatest Page - just because.

Congrats!
:toast:
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friedgreentomatoes Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 08:41 PM
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146. Congratulations.
I hardly if ever post in DU, whatever I do is usually confined to the lounge.

What brings me here is this post from a FReeper; just how much low can they get!!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2448761/po...

I hope it is not against DU rules to post this here. Mods pls remove if it is.
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 02:01 PM
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147. Ha ha! Thats some typical freeper crap...
I read the thread all the way through, those freepers, goodness.

Thanks for the laugh fgt! :D
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