Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bellyaching

The domestic dispute couple is at it again tonight. This is the third time this week, and each time I hope and hope this will be the argument that breaks them up. I don’t like being kept up at night, but I think I’d hate it more if Seamus were awake and had to listen to some of the disgusting things these two say to each other. Luckily his room is buffered all around by other rooms and hallways.

After four tries to open a checking account up here, I’m finally successful today. It took two hours sitting at desk of a superb financial specialist at WaMu today to figure out that the state of Tennessee still has my name registered as my maiden name, even though I’ve been married for going on five years now and my driver’s license and social security card all say “Gwyn.” The woman who helped me today was on the phone being transferred to different agencies for most of that two hours before she was finally able to get a straight answer from someone. She said this little DMV mix up is why I’ve been unable to open a checking account online. She was able to open it in my maiden name, and now I have to call the Tennessee DMV tomorrow and have them fix it. Craziness.

Still no news on the job front. I’ve been applying to every publishing and library job I seem qualified for and following up with the appropriate people, but nada. I applied for a position at Harlequin Romance a couple of days ago. Even though I don’t read romances, what fun that would be! I’ve also joined about five staffing agencies. Our money is going, going, going, and I’ve told myself if I’ve not heard some good news by the end of this week, I’m just going to have to take a job at Target or a coffee house or a restaurant until something better comes along.

In my entire working life (since the age of 16), this is the longest I've ever gone without a job.

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

oh yuck. on the fighting couple and the amount of time it's taking for you to find a job. yuck! i know how that is. when i graduated from library school and moved back to JC it took....four or five months before i found a temporary job at the COM library, and another 3 or 4 years before i got my good ol' permanent position at sherrod. i'm sure you'll have better luck than i! keep your chin up.

Lydia Gwyn said...

Thanks Rebecca! It's nice to hear that really successful and cool people such as yourself have also had trouble finding a job.

Rickety Rosie said...

There was a call today on my answering machine when I got home from Alan Jones at the New (?) School regarding your job application, so I returned his call and got his voice mail. I'm sure he will be returning my call. Hope that brightens your day some!

Derrick, Kimberly and Aiden Morris said...

That is terrible you guys have to listen to that couple fighting all the time! They must know the whole neighborhood can hear them.

I know it's hard but try not to be too hard on yourself. You are so talented and such a smart, great person a wonderful job is bound to come along soon!

Lydia Gwyn said...

Thanks for the New School info, Rickety Rosie. They actually offered me the job today, but it doesn't pay near enough. I'm on the fence about it. I may end up taking it if it provides insurance. Parsons: the New School is FIT's big rival. Wouldn't that be funny.

Lydia Gwyn said...

Thanks for the kind words Kim!

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