I never did get around to updating ya'll on how my two interviews went on Wednesday. I think they went well (at least I'm hoping that they did). Anyway, I should hear something within the next two weeks. I hope so, for I need to get out of this temporary job I am currently in ASAP. Remember the other day, when I reported that there had been 100% turnover in their clerical staff since July? Well, one of the clerks who was hired during that month turned in her two-week notice on Thursday. What makes this so bad is she was the Coordinator for their Intensive Family Intervention Program. And guess who
has gotten stuck with it?: Me. Yep. The owner wants to extend my assignment, and she fired off an e-mail to me late yesterday afternoon telling me that I have to make plans to go to two back-to-back training classes which are located over 100 miles away next Wednesday and Thursday. The deal is, I don't want
this job, and I want to quit before I get myself deeper into it, but I can't. Even though it only pays $9.00 an hour, it's the only source of income I have until I hear something back about the other two job interviews. Somehow the owner of this company wants me to pull off a miracle and save her IFI program, which is rapidly going under. One of her main problems is she doesn't have enough licensed counselors to staff theese cases which the State requires, and she is having to pay back thousands of dollars to them every time she sticks an unlicensed counselor on one. But she doesn't have a choice, as the referral sources who are asking us to intervene and keep these troubled kids and families together are getting increasingly fed up with our slow (or no) response to their requests..and are taking their business elsewhere. The stress is horrible,
and I don't feel that I am qualified for this massive undertaking that the owner expects. Besides, it's just a matter of time before I leave, too. And I hate staying on knowing that. But, with bill collectors crawling down my back and my car sitting outside with a near-empty gas tank, I don't have any other alternatives right now.
I wish I was the woman who just won $1,000.00 a week for life through our State's lottery. The winning ticket turned out to be a gift from her mother.
No such luck.