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What a Day!

blingy | Posted in General Discussion on

  Although I was laid-off from a well paying job in March and my unemployment is about to run out and I haven’t had so much as a interview, Michigan is wonderful when we are all laid-off, I did slurge!  My Viking Sapphire 8750 Q came in today!  I traded in my Sapphire 850, which I loved to get this one.  It’s basically the same machine, only they managed to make it run quieter and it has some more stitches and the best thing, it has the scissors feature!  And if all this is not enough, I got hired in at Jo-Ann for their seasonal, part time help.  I am hoping my buy-out will last until the first of the year, unemployment doesn’t like you to work part time and I will spend the next 3 months working at the cutting counter.  Later I will have to get the boring quality control inspector job because this job has no benefits and pays more than $10.00 and hour less than what I was making.  But for now I am just going to enjoy myself and learn as much as I can about working there and sewing and maybe I will never have to go back to boring quality inspection.  How about you, do you work at a job you hate just for benefits?

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  1. suesew | | #1

    Congratulations on your new machine and your new job. I work at one I love - only because I have the benefits through my husband's job. I get to sew whatever comes in the door in the am and in the afternoon I make costumes for a university theatre. And I seldom have time to sew for myself - but retirement and my first grandchild are on the way.

  2. solosmocker | | #2

    I worked most of my life for benefits as DH is self employed. There were times when financially it wasn't necessary other than for the bennies. But I only had one 3 yr stint in a position that left a lot to be desired. The rest of the time I was very happy in my work. solo

  3. GailAnn | | #3

    My husband has benefits, working for an airline.  I was able to work at home, sewing, for about 10 years.  Then we hit a financial slump, and I needed to earn more money.  So I went to work in a real estate office, as a secretary.

    They sent me to real estate school, I got my licence, and before long, I was manageing the office.  Decent money, but loooong hours, and a pressure cooker environment; tempers and course language.

    Fortunately, after about 11 years, our situation at home, was improved and I was able to quit.  My parents were old and infirm, by that time.  We still had a daughter in college, but, I couldn't do it all.   Gail

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