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Bella Luna
19 June 2009 @ 09:36 am
I was laid off back in October.  In the 7 months between then and now I have sent out 50s of resumes, been contacted by dozens of future employers and been told no by just as many.  In some cases I didn't even get a response.  Now, sure, there are times when I didn't work as hard as I could because it is discouraging to be told no that many times, but I never quit.

Then, I get the opportunity to just walk into and interview, so I decide to go.  I miss the first round because of chores and grocery shopping and losing track of time, so I go to the second.  Turns out, the position I went in for has been filled but I'm given the opportunity to be interviewed for a second position that is available.  I take it, because even if I don't get the position or want the job, this is interview experience (which I am in desperate need of).  The interview goes great, I'm offered and accept the position and I start work the next day.

That was three weeks ago.

Two days ago (Wednesday) I received a call that said that the call center was down and that our database was still messed up -- it had malfunction on Monday and they'd been working to repair it all day on Tuesday.  Because of the malfunction, I was off for the day.  Yay and awesome for having the day off.

Then, that same night, I get another phone call that the call center is still closed because they systems are still down.  Alright, no worries.  Two days off, that sucks, but whatever.

At this point, I'm not thinking that there's a problem because I'd been sent home early the week before because of a issue with the phone system.  They are still working out the kinks.  It happens.

Well, I got a phone call this morning -- after missing and returning a message to my third supervisor last night -- that said that the call center was closed until further notice, that all of the shows that were scheduled were cancelled, and that I would hear from him on Monday or Tuesday about what was going on, more specifically if we all still had jobs.

Now, while I have every faith that Mark (the owner) will do everything in his power to fix the problem -- he told us the second week that we worked there who he was, what the company did, and that the jobs that we had were good jobs and that they weren't going anywhere -- do you know how much it sucks that the first job that I get offered in 7 months is a telemarketing job that makes me take a $4.10 pay decrease from my previous job, that I screw up my unemployment to take it, only work it for 3 weeks and then might not have it anymore?

I'm a little stressed out, a little upset...  Back to the drawing board, I suppose.
 
 
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Songs from Instant Star, Vol. 4
 
 
Bella Luna
08 February 2009 @ 10:22 am
Rules: It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, and enter yours. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real . . . nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. What is your name: Shelby
2. A four letter word: Sham
3. A boy's name: Sean
4. A girl's name: Sally
5. An occupation: Salesman
6. A color: Silver
7. Something you wear: Shoes
9. A food: Sushi
10. Something found in the bathroom: Shampoo
11. A place: Shadows
12. A reason for being late: Sleep
13. Something you shout: Shut-up!
14. A movie title: Superbad
15. Something you drink: Shots
16. A musical group: Sugarland
17. An animal: Shark
18. A street name: Sheldon Lane
19. A type of car: Saturn
20. The title of a song: Satellite
 
 
Bella Luna
28 January 2009 @ 11:58 am
*sigh at title*  I really miss that place.  :(

Annnnnnnnnyyyyyyyywaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me!

My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
- what I create will be just for you.
- it'll be done this year. no guarantees when, it will be a total surprise!
- you have no clue what it's going to be. it may be poetry. I may draw or paint something. You may get pronz. I may bake you something and mail it to you. who knows? not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to repost this, and repost right away. We can all make stuff and make someone's day a little bit brighter!
 
 
Bella Luna
03 December 2008 @ 07:27 pm
Where to begin.  I don't think I have the energy to get into all the details just because I'm so stressed out and there is so much to do, but here are some snippets.

Sean and I, under the guidance of my parents, decided that we were going to get all of our stuff mostly moved and then contact the property management company to let them know that we were going to be vacating the premises because we didn't have the money for rent.  But ourselves sometime with the necessity of a 3 day request to pay rent and then evict papers to be drawn up.  Well, we also decided that we needed to let Adam know as soon as possible that we only had about a week or so to get packed and get out, if we were lucky.  So I called him because Sean was overwhelmed and I'm so over it that I just didn't care what he was going to say anymore.  On the other hand....

Adam was at the property management company telling them what was going on!  We now have until the 8th to get out and I promptly started having a panic attack while driving my car to my interview.

My interview went well.  Well, as well as an interview for a staffing agency can go.  I scored very well on the skills test, very above average :D and they are going to try their best to place me.  In the mean time I'm going to continue looking for jobs.

It was decided that we would be going to live with my sister and her boyfriend.  There is less involved with getting in their place and we would be somewhere solid.  If it doesn't work out then we would have more notice and time to pack and move things around to get into my parents' house.

Sean is pissed at Adam for going to the property management company without talking to us about his plan.  He thinks that he went there in an effort to make them aware that it was not him that was the problem and that he shouldn't be punished for it, which wouldn't work anyway because he signed the lease and it was explained that we are all wholely responsible for the rent should any one member not be able to pay it.  Sean wants to believe that someone from Adam's family put the idea in his head because Sean doesn't think that Adam thinks that way.  However, when Adam got home he had told the neighbor kid that he could have the skateboard box that Adam and Sean built together (and that Sean purchased all the material to build).  While Sean was helping get the box out of the garage, Max said something about how it sucked that we were moving and Adam said that it couldn't be helped at first.  I guess Max didn't hear him because then he responded with, "It's nothing I did."  After he was done talking to Max, he came inside for a bit then got his bottle of Crown Royal out of the freezer and left without two words to either of us.

We both assume that he is pissed at us for the situation, we both new that he would be angry about it, but we hoped that his mature reaction would stem throughout the ordeal.  I told ya'll that it wouldn't take long for him to make up for his great attitude last night.

So now we are packing our stuff up.  We have a storage unit waiting for us to claim on Friday, I'm going to call the utility people tomorrow and let them know that everything needs to be turned off on Monday, by Saturday we'll be sleeping in our new room at my sister's place and by Sunday we should be completely out of this house.

I hope that Adam is mature enough to let his and Sean's friendship not be compromised by this situation.  I don't think that Adam is a particularly good influence on Sean, or a particularly good person, but they've been friends for 10 years and living together for 5.  It is going to be really sad for Sean to lose his best friend over this and I really don't think that he needs to deal with that on top of the problems that we are facing right now.
 
 
Current Location: The kitchen table
Current Mood: crappycrappy
Current Music: The History Channel
 
 
Bella Luna
03 December 2008 @ 12:14 am
So, as most of you know, Sean and I both lost our jobs in October.  We have both been out of work since.  We've been trying to make it work, but we discovered today that it just wasn't going to happen.  As a result, we are going to have to break our lease and move in with my parents or my sister and her boyfriend, both of whom have offered their places to us. 

We let Adam know tonight, an hour or so ago.  He was amazingly grown up about the whole thing.  I was surprised.  He said he'd been expecting it.  Of course, I'm sure he'll make up for his adultness with this with some sort of childishness with something else.  -____-

In other news, I have a job interview tomorrow with a staffing agency.  It might not lead to anything, but it means that people are calling me and that makes me excited.  The interview itself will probably be pretty short, but I'm going to have to complete a skills test so that they have information for placing me.  I will post tomorrow after I get home and let ya'll know how it went.
 
 
Current Location: My bedroom
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Lily Allen ~ Alright Still
 
 
 
 
Bella Luna
So, there is this handbag give-away thing that I found through some LJ peeps.  You give them your name and your email address, you pick a handbag, and you're entered to win that bag.  No 'fill out one of these options' fifty different times just to find out that you missed something and have to go back to do it again. 

They are giving away a bag every hour TODAY.  So go and sign up!

And don't want the green one!  I want that one.  If someone else wins it I don't want to know them.  :P

www.handbagplanet.com

 
 
Current Location: work
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Sara Bareilles
 
 
Bella Luna
13 October 2008 @ 01:42 pm
Halloween Meme
araya_rose TPs your cutlery
bainebaine creates an unholy monstrosity from rosesablazerosesablaze, crazyspork_i_amcrazyspork_i_am and misscheeveeussmisscheeveeuss
crazyspork_i_am puts apples in your razorblades
dark_branwen tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
editedme sacrifices dark_branwen's brains
faithfullove haunts your candy
jasonulloa buries baine at the crossroads with a sock through their heart
jpendizzle puts real eyeballs in your gerbils
mechaboydos shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
misscheeveeuss eats vayleen's spicy, spicy brains.
nephthysmoon swoops on jasonulloa and drains their Wings Greatest Hits
rosesablaze summons the undead armies of zaku_zwitter to steal your candy
vayleen carves crazyspork_i_am's effigy in the medium of Bank Manager's lunchbox
zaku_zwitter gives you a toothbrush
LJ Name
 
 
Current Location: Blarging the world
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: The Cheeatah Girls ~ One World (Album)
 
 
Bella Luna
07 October 2008 @ 09:36 pm
I jacked a meme from Kelly.  It took forever and I finished it this morning.....

Soooooo very bored...Collapse )
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Current Location: under a raincloud
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: The Notebook (love this movie!!!)
 
 
Bella Luna
05 October 2008 @ 02:25 pm
It feels like fall. 

IT.  FINALLY.  FEELS.  LIKE.  FALL!! 

I love fall!

The wind is blowing outside, the sun is shining but there are clouds so it isn't so hot or so bright.  I bought cinnamon broom from Publix yesterday and the house smells like cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

It is so wonderful!!!
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Current Location: the living room
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Happy ~ Natasha Bedingfield