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Job Snatched Away

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, so I should update you on recent news.

As friends on Facebook know, I was extremely excited to start employment at a local realty agency as their marketing and social media specialist. Three days before I was supposed to start, I received an email (not a phone call) to give me the news that after some research, they decided it was cheaper not to hire me.

I was very excited to start a job after three and a half months of unemployment, use my brain, meet some new people, and get out of the house.Earlier that morning, before I got that email, the lease on my place in Boulder ends at the end of April, but they asked to extend it through August instead. I didn’t have any reason to be in Boulder because I had a job in Colorado Springs, which would give me some independence back. But within a couple of hours I didn’t have that job anymore.

I’m extremely disappointed that I have to look for jobs again. My experience has been in the outdoor industry, and there aren’t so many down here- I know a lot of people in Boulder and hope I could find a job pretty easily.

I guess it’s good to stay down in Colorado Springs, though, because my parents are here, and I’m back at the stage of life where I need them. I’m very lonely, because I have very few friends down here. Tonight, I have the Colorado Springs Young Professionals meeting, and I planned on going to a young adult weekly meeting at a church (kind of like a bible study, I guess) so hopefully I’ll expand my comfort zone.


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2 thoughts on “Job Snatched Away

  1. I can’t believe this has happened again. So frustrating to hear about & I can only imagine how it makes you feel. Your worth is still there and your desire to find the place is going to make it happen. Just an idea – Dean & I are now living in the western part of Arvada, not far from Rt. 93 which is an easy way to get into Boulder. We couldn’t afford to live in Boulder but this is a close enough place & we end up going to Boulder several days each week. We were wondering: would it be helpful for you if you lived with us for a couple/few weeks as you connect with your friends in Boulder & work on finding a place to work & live w/a friend? We have a guest bedroom with it’s own bathroom & enough place to share for a while. Just willing to help you a bit as you work on this journey.
    Judy & Dean

  2. Oh, thank you so much Judy! I would LOVE that, but I still don’t drive, and so I’m afraid I’ll mostly be at your house with no opportunity to explore. DVR is working with me to help pay for driving training, so at least that’s a step in the right direction. Thank you so much again, Judy! Hope you and Dean are doing well!

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