Up a creek…………………..


without a paddle.

176 job applications with resumes filed……………….

42 letters/emails of “rejected” (the other 134 didn’t bother to notify me)………………

and 1 (lonely) interview.

That’s about 29 rejects a month. One reject, everyday of the week, for the last 6 1/2 months.

“We regret to inform you, you have exhausted all of your unemployment benefits. You may file a new claim December 14, 2014.”

WTF?????

Yes, I dialed; 1-800-ORU-NUTS.

Ring, ring, ring…………

“Yes, I received a notice on my account my benefits have been exhausted. Please tell me there’s been some kind of mistake.”

“Hold just a moment please, let me check.”

tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock………………….

“Oh no mam, that’s correct; no more funds are available in your account. You can file a new claim December 14, 2014. If any funds are available at that time they’ll be paid out.”

crickets…………………………………………………

“Hello; mam, are you still there?”

Desperately trying to maintain my belligerent anger; as calmly as I could; through clenched teeth, I said, “You’ve got to be kidding me, I need to appeal, that can’t be right. If been working since I was 17 years old. The last 20 years with the same company. I’ve done everything required of me. I have logs, I have letters, and I have emails. All showing I have desperately been trying to get someone just to talk to me! And your gonna tell me I can only get help FOR 6 MONTHS!!!! WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO???? I NEED AN EXTENSION!!!!!”

“There are no more extensions. Your funds are paid out until they are exhausted and then that’s all. Sorry mam, there’s nothing you can do.”

“UNBELIEVABLE!!! HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO PAY MY CAR NOTE??? HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO PAY MY UTILITIES????? HELL, HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO EAT???”

Ok…………this is were I came unglued.

The Texas Workforce Commission representative told me to go sign up for FOOD STAMPS and go to my utility company and get a list of organizations that help pay light bills.

“Excuse me??”

“You can probably get some food stamps.”

crickets……………………..

At no time did she say, “Your local Workforce office can counsel you on opening your own business and help you with applying for a small business loan,” or never did she say, “They can talk with you and help you with a new career plan or additional education.”

Noooooo!!!!

She told me, “Sister, you’re shit outa luck! Go file for some food stamps.”

I don’t want anyone to get me wrong, I’m not dissing the food stamps program. It has helped many and saved many children from going hungry. But it’s also bought and paid for a few underserving individuals Cadillac’s and Suburban’s.

You all know it’s true. I’m just the one saying it. So be it!!

I just can’t believe how jacked-up the system is for honest people.

Before screaming in her ear…….again; I politely hung up on her.

Tonight I broke the eleventh commandment……………………(if you read my blog you know what it is)

For dinner I had Triple Chocolate Cheesecake……………and nothing else.

I ate every damn bite.

I’ll start over tomorrow.

Can you buy chocolate with food stamps???

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Fun Facts Friday or RUI


Random Useless Information or better known as RUI. I always find some of these random facts as……………

Useless, interesting and funny.

Many are found under Snapple lids and Snapple Singles to Go packets, others are internet wonders provided by my internet explorers.

Enjoy!!

 

 

Fact #453 ~ “Raindrops can fall as fast as 20 miles per hour”

 

Who analyzes this stuff???

 

I can see you!!


This was the cutest little guy!! He sat up on he’s little rock perch and watched all the people watching him.
I can see you!!

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Bald Eagle


These big birds are magnificent!! They were on the ground and watching everything. Closest ones I’ve ever seen in captivity.
Bald Eagle

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Here Kitty Kitty


The big cats were out and staying cool in the shade……………..that put them REALLY close to the fence!!!! Beautiful!
Here Kitty Kitty

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Yellow Wonder


Waco Zoo
Yellow Wonder

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Mr. Turtle


Ginormous turtle at my visit to the Waco Zoo.
Mr. Turtle

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Fun Facts Friday or RUI


Random Useless Information or better known as RUI. I always find some of these random facts as……………

Useless, interesting and funny.

Many are found under Snapple lids and Snapple Singles to Go packets, others are internet wonders provided by my internet explorers.

Enjoy!!

Fact #762 ~ “A duck has three eyelids”

Snow White


Lake Livingston Texas a rare opportunity to photograph the migrating white pelicans.
Snow White

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Let’s take a walk


Lake Livingston Texas while photographing white pelicans I took advantage of the opportunity to photograph the other water fowl.
Let's take a walk

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