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Happy news!

So, first thing is first…barring any more financial aid snafus, I’m going back to school this semester. Woohoo. All settled for sure yesterday. Huzzah!

Secondly, I survived the mouse thing. Ended up giving the males to the pet shop, because definite death in the cage is worse than a potential new owner from the pet shop. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s what happened. Then, later that day, my friend who I had promised females to came by and yoinked the 3 non-momma-or-baby mice I had left. But the next day the babies started crawling around the tank, so all was well. They’re so cute, and ready to be weaned and sexed in the next week or so. There’s a grey-and-white one that I’m really hoping is female so that I get to keep her, because she’s the only one out of both litters who looks like that.  And I found out that if you take mice to petco and specify that they’re pet mice, they’ll keep them for people wanting pet mice, so there will be less angst when I have to part with this crop of boys. My mom loves the two mice I gave her and my sister so much that they’re thinking of yoinking two more over break 🙂

I’m taking  the GRE on December 23rd. It costs $160 dollars for the general, and supposedly lasts 4 HOURS. I mean, that’s probably in SAT hours, so I’ll be done much sooner, but I’ll still have to sit there until the 4 hours is up. It appears to be a more beast version on the old SAT (the one that went up to 1600, not the one that goes up to 2400)…but they’re updating it for next year’s applicants. So while normally the GRE is good for 5 years or so, mine is good for one. Bleh. But a relative donated the GRE money for this go at it, so huzzah!

Still no luck on the job hunt,  but being able to apply for on-camus jobs widens the pool, which can’t hurt 🙂

Anyways, it’s cold in the room I’m sitting in. I’m going to go watch a movie in the other, warmer, room. It’s Up! tonight. Looks cute, and boyfriend, who has seen it before, says it is, so hopefully this’ll be a good one!

So, I live in an apartment. Pay rent and everything. So you can imagine that I don’t live at my mom’s place during the summer, and only come down to visit…

Because of this, I asked the school to mail any and all documents to my apartment, ’cause I don’t go to my mom’s often enough for mail going there to be effective. At the beginning of the summer, I did this, partially because I moved and partially because I know they change over to the parent’s address during the summer unless you tell them otherwise.

I send in the normal forms to my school, ’cause I know they always need those… Apparently, the government randomly decides to verify certain people’s incomes, and signed tax forms aren’t enough. They wanted the W2. But the letter telling me this? It went…….to my moms! >_<

So, I get an e-mail saying that I needed to pay my bill….WTF I thought, why is no aid deducted? Contacted the school. Found out they needed the W-2’s for my mom and I…

We found my mom’s W2, seriously, 3 or so days before class started…

…the school said they won’t be able to process it by this Friday, when I need to be financially cleared by…:-/

I could pay $3080.84 (a third of what they want from me) and get cleared…except oh wait, I’m poor, that’s why I need financial aid in the first place. We’re lucky that I sometimes make rent. Which brings me to my next point..

Due to the fact that they fucked up and mailed shit to the wrong house (which they refuse to apologize or accept any fault for, even though I went OUT OF MY WAY to make sure they had the right address!), I can’t work at the job I was planning on working, since I’m not a student. It was all lined up and everything, and beautiful, and paying! But since it’s only for the people taking classes…guess who’s job searching? And panicking and worrying about making rent come rent time? I have a month, but EVERYONE is looking for jobs, and I’m terrified of not finding one. I’m tied to this lease until the end of May. That means I’m responsible for half of it until the end of May.

So..yeah. I’m in a tough spot. **sigh** And I don’t know what to do, except to keep on trying. Wish me luck! And if anyone happens to know of any employment opportunities that I can either do remotely, or of any job opportunities in southern New Hampshire (can’t specify the town, sorry, there ARE loonies on the interwebz…) please let me know. Please. I will be forever grateful.

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