I've got another job at Target! Yay! I'll be a seasonal worker, cashier, $8 per hour. Hopefully about 30 hours per week during the day.
Six weeks ago, when I started looking for work, I would have been rolling my eyes at myself. Retail? $8 an hour? You've got to be kidding! But now? I'm just thankful for employment.
Thank You, Lord! Thank You for Your blessings in every situation. Thank you for employment for the two months before I start substitute teaching.
Yesterday, I worked my second day at Ross. It was just a four hour shift, but I got some good training directly from the store manager, got my name badge, and ended up working my own register for a couple of hours. The till was balanced by the time I was done -- which made me inordinately happy! My co-workers are all very nice, and even the customers are nice, for the most part. The grumpy ones I just ignore. Experience has taught me that some people just never learned their manners.
It will still take at least a few more weeks before I actually see any money and still a few more weeks after that before the money starts actually making a dent in our financial crisis, but at least now we're heading away from the cliff rather than toward the cliff.