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Update on my situation: Things are looking up finally


Update on my situation: Things are looking up finally

Old 05-01-2017, 03:39 PM
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Smile Update on my situation: Things are looking up finally

As some people on here may know, I was desperately looking for work a few weeks ago and having a tough time with it. I'm glad to say that I finally have 2 jobs. Today I was hired for my 2nd job, at a restaurant which I will work at during the nights. A week ago, I was hired at a front desk position during the day. One year ago today, I had wrecked my car, it was just 1 day after I was fired for going into work drunk. It was a terrible time, because I felt like I lost everything.

Iím glad that Iíve lived to see this day. This has been something Iíve planned for a very long time. Way back when I 1st got my DUI, the plan was to get 2 jobs. Start saving up and pretty much start over. I thought things would work out a little sooner, but Iím glad they worked out the way they did.

An accident (getting hit by a car) put my back a few months. I had 2 jobs lined up back in March, or so I thought. 1 was at a clothing store in the mall, another at the restaurant I was training at before my accident. The clothing store decided not to hire me because of a background check, they didnít tell me I just got a long booklet in the mail with papers about my criminal history and some letter saying they were considering taking back the offer for employment. It was a very low paying job so I wasnít really upset. Then the manager at the restaurant I was at before my accident kept stringing me along. He kept saying he would hire me and made it seem like he had a job for me, but never got back to me.

It hurted, because I was depending on them for work, I felt so defeated. I got so upset, I decided that no matter what I wasnít going to give up. I made a list of hotels around my area, and called them all. 7 out of the 17 places I called were hiring. I applied online at 4 of the 7 who were hiring, and 1 got back to me in the same day. I was interviewed and hired on the spot. That was a week ago.

Then yesterday I get an email from a restaurant that they wanted to interview me. The manager set it for today. I was a bit nervous and unprepared because I had an exam today, but I went with it. And I was hired on the spot again. Both jobs pay very well. Iím a bit nervous about getting too tired, but Iím pretty sure I can do it. Just wanted to update everyone about my situation. I honestly never thought things would turn around like this for me. I plan on saving up as much money as I can. I hope things work out.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:42 PM
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Nice to hear from you Younghyde. I've followed your posts.

I'm so glad to hear/see that things are looking up!

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Old 05-01-2017, 04:54 PM
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Congrats on everything YH. Always wonderful to read success posts. As the saying goes, sobriety looks good on you.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:01 PM
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Good for you!!!

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Old 05-01-2017, 05:19 PM
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That's very good to hear YH, thank you for sharing. I'm very glad things are looking up for you.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:43 AM
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This is truly great news.

What a difference a year, and sobriety, make.

Keep us posted with respect to your sobriety and how you are doing.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:41 PM
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I'm glad things are looking up
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