The stress of not having a start date yet for my new job is getting to us both. Neither one of us is sleeping well, and I feel as if I’m floundering. I am still looking for another position, but there isn’t much out there for my flavour of programming.
I don’t really understand what the hold up is. The place where I’ll be working is right next to the state Capital, so the Capital Police are doing a background check. That is understandable. The Capital Police are still working on my background check. I am told this every day, mostly by phone, once or twice by email. I know there is no problem with my background, so I am at a loss to explain it.
I applied for unemployment for the first time in my life, yesterday. It’s something I never thought I would do. It’s something I never thought I would have to do. I am going to go flip burgers soon! Would you like fries with that?
I feel so jerked around, it is already starting to have an effect on how I feel about the job that I haven’t even started yet. I was told it should only take a week to get this background check finished. It has already been almost 3 weeks since I accepted the job. Yet I have gotten no explanation about why it is taking so long.
So, I wait, and we stress. When I am this stressed, I am moved to inaction. I know in my head this is the wrong way to handle things, that I should be up and moving and being productive, but I have no motivation. I am motivated only to find a job.
I am not yet willing to give up on our dream of living at the beach. The only way that is going to happen is to find a job, and get this house up here ready to sell as fast a we possibly can.
So, off I go to check the job boards…