Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tough Times

So after posting my dream of winning lotto millions, Gman tells me we may be losing our Internet privileges soon. (zero money)  So I follow my dad's advice and not cry, bitch and moan.  

The universe is funny, huh?  Dream of money then the reality of being broke steps up and smacks you.

I'm an attendance clerk at an elementary school.  I really love my job.  I feel a responsibility toward each child I come in contact with.  As they come into the office for an icepack or disciplinary reasons, I try to make those teachable moments.  

I've been talking to God and asking Him if the school is where I need to be.  As I tell others:  sometimes you are where you are not because God is punishing you but because God is using you as a blessing for others.  I feel I bring joy to my co-workers and smiles to the children I come in contact with...at least I try.

At the same time, it's really hard being there when I don't bring home much money because I only work 24 hrs a week.  The work is unpredictable - a few years ago a co-worker flat out told me she would be bumping me out of my position - she did.  

This past year a girl who does my job in the afternoon had the nerve to tell me she would be working full-time this fall (she says the principal promised her) and there was nothing I could do about it.... even though she has less seniority.  Real nice, huh?

That's the kind of stuff I don't like.  I don't like people who take advantage of the system.  This girl works the "single mom" angle like no one but in reality she's been living with her boyfriend for years, he works full-time, their home is paid off, she goes to school and receives help from the state because they don't know he lives with her.  She also has great parents who help her out tons.

I try not to let these things get to me.  I try to remember that I am here to serve God and He does have a plan for All His children... Like all children, I'm behaving badly and being ungrateful.

I will continue to look for a job but I will be grateful for whatever the Lord has planned for me.

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S.I.F. said...

You're right that you're usually exactly where you need to be... but that doesn't mean that there isn't something great waiting for you right around the corner! ;)

sherri said...

God will care for you. He will make sure you have what you need. And if this job ends, it's only because you are needed more in another place.

Somehow all these things tend to work out the way they are supposed. Keep looking...and when the time is right, the next job will pop up in front of you...

I hate to hear that you are struggling with money. We are too and it is very stressful. I know that eventually we will all come out on the other side of this economic roller-coaster and be okay...

Marie said...

:-( I'm sorry to hear about your struggles, Mona, but you are right. Sometimes God uses what seems like a trial in our life to give us a blessing! I'll be praying about your financial situation.

BlondieBlueEyes said...

I am sorry and I can relate.

Did you go talk to the principal and fight for your job? I guess I shouldn't talk about fighting for it but just from the posts I have read I can tell that you are fun to be around and maybe she would know of other positions available. Good Luck! I will be sad to see you go from the blog world.

More Milestones said...

Thanks Ladies. Meeting such great women has been an unexpected sweet surprise.
I'll keep on posting as long as I can.
Mona : )

RoseBelle said...

Oh I hate people who cheat the system. Know quite a few of them myself. I worked as a team leader at a bank before I was laid off last year. The pay was not great at all but I stayed there because of the kind of work that I did - coaching and building people skills.

More Milestones said...

It's really tough to sit back and not say anything... I'm trying not to be bitter.

motherknowsless said...

Do not say something. Be professional write it down. Type it out and put a CC: File on the bottom. Then they will know you are keeping records. Do fight for your job.And apply for a promotion if possible, show you are a team player looking to move ahead. Do not mention the "jerk" in your letter.
Reading your blog tells me that you are a smart cookie. Show them all!

Kelly said...

Its hard to sometimes know when to dig in and fight and when to let things go, only you know the answer to that. I too have not found a job yet, but have faith that something will come up. It's kinda weird being a single mom without a safety net, until I starting thinking I AM my own safety net. I wish you well, and hope something will transpire that allows you to stay on here :) Because you will truly be missed, my friend :)

Carol said...

I m sorry to hear that you are passing through such struggling life but dnt wry some good thing will surely happen..God really helps them those who are in need...

Love Never Fails said...

I haven't been visiting that often so I'm not aware of this. I'm very sorry to hear this news. I believe God is preparing something bigger and better for you and your family.