I am currently between jobs as my contract with Big Dot.Com came to an end on April 23rd. I had been led to believe that I had a new job lined up to start the following Monday. As it turns out there have been a number of delays in my start date and the last message I got from my potential employer yesterday is that they have decided to hold off on hiring me for the time being with no word on when, or even if, they will eventually require my services. I didn’t apply for unemployment benefits until the middle of last week because I had expected to be working. The first check isn’t due for another week at least and it’ll only be about half of what I was earning at the previous job. The bills are quickly piling up and I’m running out of options.
All of that combined is forcing me into some difficult decisions including potentially breaking the lease on our apartment here in Ann Arbor. It has also moved me to come to you with my hat out once more asking if you can spare a buck or two. Long time readers know that I don’t like to ask for donations and I’m not really comfortable doing it again. The donation links will only be up until I can get back on my feet again. I realize the economy is tough right now and that makes donating that much more difficult so please don’t feel obligated to participate, but if you’ve got a few bucks you can spare and feel like helping a struggling blogger out then I and my family would be most appreciative. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
In the meantime, I will try to be more active in posting as I’ve been slow as of late in part because I’ve been recovering from my knee surgery and actively trying to find a new job. Oh, and if you’re in the South Eastern Michigan area and are looking for a good Desktop Support Technician please drop me a line and I’ll send you my resume.