I was suddenly and unexpectedly let go last August from a position at a small company I had thought, and had been frequently praised at, and told was a place i would be there long term…The day after my 1yr anniversary of starting there, the owner was approached that weekend, by a long time business colleague and friend that wanted a job there, they had far better skills and credentials than I, to do the same job and more,…so, in the name of “perfect person for the job” and that they could not pay 2 people to do the same job, the new guy (me) that was less a perfect fit, was booted. Just like that. Via email Monday morning before i came in, don’t come to work anymore…we will ship your things to u. Of course, worst possible time for it to happen with other things going on that complicated things and further stressed me out…long story.
My elderly Grandparents are getting more and more unable to function in the modern world with anything technological. Alzheimer’s and mild dementia a possible thing with them…more and more “senior moments” happening. They also are very political, very hard to be around. Especially with this virus pandemic and their beliefs that its some political ploy to affect the election, made up by the (political party they hate). Or some China bio warfare. They are at high risk, have various health issues, and its hard for me to see them disregard the Stay at Home things and be so…dismissive and political agressive about it during these times.
Anyways…I have not had a steady job or source of income since last August…just random short temp things. Had a bunch of family issues and life issues pop up too.
Thinks were just about to take off i thought, when I was about to be hired at a place that was a rare opportunity, good pay and I was excited about, but the pandemic hit the weekend before I was to start, and hiring stopped and they retracted the offer. That was the weekend of the mass panic buying hit my area too.
Now, nearly 90% of the people in my state are unemployed and am but just 1 of many thousands applying for a jobs at a gas stations or hardware stores, or walmart. Whatever is still open. My vehicle decided to sit this pandemic out and won’t start anymore. Public Transit is severely limited or shutdown. So yea, easy to say this is the worst times of my life…pretty sure some others can say that too. I do personally know some folks that are worse off than I am thanks to this world changing pandemic. And also, some people I knew from many years back, that I lost contact with, recently found out many of them do have or did get the virus and are recovering, and 2 people that I knew from my past, have died from it.
Just taking things day by day now…bored out of my mind…watching tv and streaming shows/movies. And trying to not get the virus, or causing panic when I am out by my allergies acting up that make me cough and weeze alot.
I’ve been shopping around for lower cost cell phone service options, since my 1yr RW plan is up next month (that i bought last May when i could afford to). But that is proving more a hassle than I would like.
Hope the world can start to get back to something of what “normal” life used to be some time soon.