Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Crafting...After This!

I've been M.I.A. again, I know. I have a really decent - nay, GOOD - excuse this time, however: I am being laid off, and therefore have been on the job hunt in a hardcore manner. I was informed in the middle of last month that my position would be eliminated at the end of May, and that in the meantime, my hours would be reduced. SUCK.

I know that my plight is nothing new in the current economic climate, but I'll cop to letting it get to me for a few days because I HAVE BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH IN THE LAST YEAR, THANK YOU. But then I realized that nothing good would happen (i.e. getting a new job) if I did nothing, so I started applying. To everywhere and everything I was qualified to apply for. I started to lose heart after a couple of weeks, because, to date, I have applied for over fifty jobs, and had received two calls back: one that was a bogus job (for an insurance company - it was more of a sales presentation than an interview, and was concluded with, "If you're interested in working for us, get your insurance license and come on back!" Umm....no.) and the other was for an on-call position with no benefits. So, not really the pick of the litter.

There were three or four jobs that I had really hoped to get calls back for, and when I hadn't heard anything after awhile, I was pretty disappointed. WELL! Earlier this week, I scheduled interviews for two of them, and just now got a call from a third. Three job interviews for three jobs I'd be stoked to get makes for pretty good odds. I should know more by the end of next week, and with any luck, I'll get to choose which job to take. Wish me luck!