I have been crazy busy at work, so have been working through lunch every day and until 5:30 in the afternoon. My normal hours are 8 - 5 with and hour lunch. I DO get paid for OT, so the larger checks are kinda nice, but they are not large enough to make me want to do this forever.
Without writing a novel, here is what has been done in the last 2 weeks:
- Hubby took Son to the VA to find out what needed to be done to get his benefits.
- Hubby hurt his ankle while doing it.
- Son went to a veteran's job fair and handed out 20 resumes and picked up a lot of information
- Son applied on-line to a LOT of job offers.
- I took a day off and went with Son to finish signing up at the VA Hospital for bennies.
- We went to the local community college and Son talked to the VA rep
- I went with Son to look at apartments in the area. I made sure to shame anyone that didn't give a discount to veterans. LOL!
- Son had job interview with Starbucks for a shift manager position
- Son had interview with a company for a route salesman position.
- Son interviewed with HR, hiring manager, branch manager and regional manager.
- Son went on ride along to see how he would like the job.
- Son has been following up with unemployment office who still hasn't been able to get his UI bennies straight.
- Son registered with the school, though not for classes and is scheduled to attend orientation to see what he would like to take
- Son has second interview with Starbucks and was offered job.
- Son considering lower paid Starbucks job and attending college full time. Yesterday, Son gets voicemail that second company is interested in him for 2 positions; the one he applied for and one as the Facility Health and Safety Coordinator for REALLY GOOD SALARY. He was so excited and is weighing all options.
As you see, Son has not been lazing around doing nothing. Oh, and there is other stuff he has been doing. I just hit the high points.
The unexpected blessing is that Hubby and I have gotten to spend SO much time with Son. It has been such a pleasure and such a blessing to spend time with the young man the Army sent back to us. He was always a joy, but now he is a man and a wonderful man at that. My heart just bursts with joy pretty much all day long.
Yes, I am a sap.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!